In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Brave,' 'Abraham Lincoln,' 'Seeking a Friend' and More

10:18 PM PST 06/21/2012 by THR Staff
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"

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

Films about a Scottish princess, Abraham Lincoln and Armageddon are among the diverse new offerings available to moviegoers this weekend.

Brave, which marks Disney/Pixar's 13th movie, Seth Grahame-Smitih's adaptation of his genre mashup novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the Keira Knightley-Steve Carell romantic-comedy-doomsday movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World all hit theaters Friday.

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Plus, Woody Allen makes his first big-screen appearance since 2006 in To Rome With Love, which opens in limited release.

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.

To Rome with Love
Woody Allen's movie, which had its English-language premiere as the Los Angeles Film Festival's opener, stars Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz and Ellen Page and features Allen in his first film since 2006's Scoop. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Brave
Pixar's 13th film, which follows an adventurous Scottish princess, is visually stunning and strongly voiced, but doesn't take any real risks. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Steve Carell and Keira Knightley explore the romantic upside of Armageddon in Lorene Scafaria's comedy. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Seth Grahame-Smith adapted his own novel, a genre mashup that rewrites history about the 16th president, played by Benjamin Walker. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

The Invisible War
The Audience Award winner for best documentary at Sundance 2012, Kirby Dick's shocking investigation into widespread sexual assault in the U.S. military is an urgent call to action. Read David Rooney's review here.

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Grassroots
Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore and Lauren Ambrose star in director Stephen Gyllenhaal's film about the unlikely candidacy of a single-issue crank in Seattle. Read John DeFore's review here.

Stella Days
Martin Sheen stars as a progressive priest caught in the clash between tradition and modernity in 1950s Ireland in Thaddeus O'Sullivan's drama. Read David Rooney's review here.

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