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Critical mass: Movie review roundup for Sept. 4

Emily Ratajkowski stars in “We Are Your Friends.”
Emily Ratajkowski stars in “We Are Your Friends.” TNS

We Are Your Friends (R)

Directed by: Max Joseph

Starring: Zac Efron, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez

The pitch: A young DJ with dreams of fame and fortune is mentored by a veteran of the music scene. He must deal with this while facing the realities of life.

The formula: Cue up some “Thank God It’s Friday.” Spin some moments of “FM.” Tune out a bit of “High School Musical.”

Go see it: If you never miss a rave.

Don’t go see it: If you prefer easy listening music.

Job change: This is Max Joseph’s first time directing a feature film. He’s better known as the host of MTV’s “Catfish.”

Critics’ choices

Numbers indicate stars

Fresno Bee

Ent. Weekly

N.Y. Times

L.A. Times

S.F. Chro

Ant-Man

21/2

3

2

3

3

American Ultra

21/2

3

2

2

3

Inside Out

31/2

4

31/2

31/2

31/2

Man from

U.N.C.L.E.

1

11/2

3

2

2

Mission Impossible:

Rogue Nation

31/2

31/2

3

3

3

We Are Your Friends

21/2

2

2

2

21/2

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