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New Movie Reviews: 'The Help,' '30 Minutes or Less,' 'Glee the 3D Concert Movie' in Theaters This Weekend

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"The Help"

What is THR's critical take on the new films hitting the cinemas this weekend?

Moviegoers have a slew of options this weekend.

Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard and Octavia Spencer star in the Tate Taylor's adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help, which opened Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride star in the R-rated comedy 30 Minutes or Less, directed by Ruben Fleischer.

Also opening this Friday is Glee The 3D Concert Movie, directed by Kevin Tancharoen. The film stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale and Cory Monteith, among other castmembers of Fox's hit television show.

See what The Hollywood Reporter's critics have to say about those films -- and others opening this weekend -- and find out how well they are expected to perform at the box office.

The Help
Bottom Line:
This self-conscious and self-congratulatory portrait of the Jim Crow South does at least contain two magnificent, award-worthy performances by Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter's review.

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30 Minutes or Less

Bottom Line: Even if the film had been 30 minutes or less, this comedy would still be too long.
Click here to read THR's review.

Glee The 3D Concert Movie
Bottom Line:
A bouncy but routine concert film highlighted by a few fine song performances.
Click here to read THR's review.

Final Destination 5
Bottom Line:
This horror series with a touch of black comedy continues under the direction of first-timer Steven Quale.
Click here to read THR's review.

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Senna
Bottom Line: Fine documentary about one of auto racing’s greats will please fans and make some new ones.
Click here to read THR's review.

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
Bottom Line:
For admirers of the artist and the open-minded, the movie actually presents the ideal way of appreciating Kiefer's extraordinary work.
Click here to read THR's review.

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy
Bottom Line:
No, it’s not porn.
Click here to read THR's review.