'Kung Fu Panda 2,' The Hangover Part II,' 'The Tree of Life,' Reviews

4:36 PM PST 05/26/2011 by Paula Zulian
Warner Bros.; Dreamworks

Wondering which film to go see this weekend? Check out what THR's critics say about the movies opening Friday.

Moviegoers have several options to choose from this weekend.

On Thursday, Hangover stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis return for the sequel, which takes place in Bangkok two years after the hugely successful Las Vegas-set 2009 film.

Meanwhile, Jack Black and Angelina Jolie are back lending their voices to Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D, which also opens Thursday. 
 
On Friday, Brad Pitt stars in Terrence Malick's drama The Tree of Life, which was awarded with the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.
 
See what The Hollywood Reporter's critics have to say about those films -- and others opening this weekend -- and find out how they're expected to perform at the weekend box office.
 
The Hangover Part II
Bottom Line: What happens in Bangkok isn’t as much fun as when it happened in Vegas, but it’s still worth the trip.
Click here to read THR's review.
 
Kung Fu Panda 2
Bottom Line: Another B.O. KO for the cuddly warrior.
Click here to read THR's review.
 
The Tree of Life
Bottom Line: A unique film that will split opinions every which way, which Fox Searchlight can only hope will oblige people to see it for themselves.
Click here to read THR's review.
 
United Red Army
Bottom Line: The narrative sometimes totters under the weight of its own  gravitas, but the movie is a must-see for students and intellectuals.
Click here to read THR's review.
 
Tuesday, After Christmas
Bottom Line: The essence of Muntean's infidelity tale is weighed down by rambling details.
Click here to read THR's review.
 
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