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New Movie Reviews: 'Drive,' 'I Don't Know How She Does It' Hitting Theaters

Drive Film Still - H 2011
FilmDistrict
"Drive"

What do THR's critics have to say about the films opening this weekend?

Moviegoers have many options this weekend.

In Drive, a film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver opposite Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston and Christina Hendriks.

Meanwhile, Sarah Jessica Parker portrays a woman dealing with motherhood and the pressures of her career in the domestic comedy I Don't Know How She Does It. The movie's cast also includes Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear and Christina Hendricks.

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Straw Dogs, directed by Rod Lurie, is a remake of Sam Peckinpah's 1971 original. The movie stars James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard.  

And the Disney classic The Lion King is returning to the big screen this weekend, this time in a 3D version.

See what THR's critics have to say about the movies opening this weekend:

Drive
Bottom Line:
Tasty, if sketchy, modern noir with car chases and bloody action that should turn the trick for genre-seeking audiences.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter’s review.

VIDEO: Ryan Gosling Takes to the Streets in 'Drive' Trailer

I Don't Know How She Does It
Bottom Line:
Sarah Jessica Parker gets the job done in this briskly workable, if thoroughly conventional, domestic comedy.
Click here to read THR’s review.

Straw Dogs
Bottom Line:
Remake of Sam Peckinpah's controversial original retains the sensational violence but loses character depth and ambiguity.
Click here to read THR’s review.

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Restless
Bottom Line:
Goopy doomed teen romance looks to appeal mostly to impressionable adolescent girls.
Click here to read THR’s review.

Granito (opened Wednesday)
Bottom Line: Meaty, self-reflexive doc about the tragic history of Guatemala.
Click here to read THR’s review.

Jane's Journey
Bottom Line:
An engaging, often personal look at the great primatologist-turned-conservationist Jane Goodall.
Click here to read THR’s review.

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The Mill and the Cross (on Wed.)
Bottom Line: This attempt to explore and dramatize a masterpiece of 16th-century art falls flat.
Click here to read THR’s review.

My Afternoons With Margueritte
Bottom Line:
A gentle French comedy that evokes both compassion and humor.
Click here to read THR’s review.

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