In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Lawless,' 'For a Good Time, Call...,' 'The Possession' and More
Lawless got a jump on the holiday weekend by opening Wednesday.
The movie features an A-list cast including Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman. The film, directed by John Hillcoat, is set in Prohibition-era in Franklin County, Va., where a gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Meanwhile, Justin Long, Lauren Anne Miller and Katie Anne Naylon star in the comedy For a Good Time, Call…, directed by Jamie Travis. The film, which debuted at Sundance festival earlier this year, follows two female roommates who start a phone sex line together.
Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend, and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.
Lawless (opened Wednesday)
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman inhabit Prohibition-era Virginia in John Hillcoat's outlaw drama. Read David Rooney's review here.
For a Good Time, Call...
Roommates form a reluctant bond (and their own phone-sex biz) to largely pleasing and raunchy results. Read John DeFore 's review here.
A young girl gets taken over by a dybbuk in this Judaic variation on the exorcism genre starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and Hasidic hip hop star Matisyahu. Read Frank Scheck's review here.
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (opened Wednesday)
Colorful creatures attempt to retrieve magical balloons in this interactive children's movie by Matthew Diamond. Read Frank Scheck's review here.
The Ambassador (on Wed.)
It may feel like Borat, but Mads Brugger's documentary is a comical look at an unfunny place. Read Karsten Kastelan's review here.
Compelling directorial debut from Austrian actor Karl Markovics about a young parolee's struggles outside of prison and within himself. Read David Rooney's review here.
Juno Temple and Kay Panabaker star in the largely quiet and personal film. Read John DeFore 's review here.
The Bullet Vanishes
The stylish Chinese thriller set in 1930s Shanghai centers on a series of murders in which the bullets seem to disappear after being used. Read Frank Scheck's review here.
The Day (on Wed.)
Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell and Dominic Monaghan star in director Doug Aarniokoski's post-apocalypse survival tale. Read John DeFore 's review here.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
Jet Li leads the cast in director-screenwriter Tsui Hark's extravagant and action-packed ride. Read Maggie Lee's review here.
The Good Doctor
Orlando Bloom leads this psychosexual film that is less about medicine than the banality of evil. Read Sura Wood's review here.
The Tall Man
Jessica Biel stars in Pascal Laugier's latest horror-thriller. Read Elizabeth Kerr's review here.
Chicken with Plums
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud co-direct a a colorful fantasy set in 1958 Iran. Read Deborah Young's review here.