New Movie Reviews: 'In Time,' 'The Rum Diary,' 'Puss in Boots' Hitting Theaters

9:00 PM PST 10/27/2011 by THR staff
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What is THR's critical take on the new films opening Friday?

Moviegoers certainly have a slew of options this weekend.

Friday sees DreamWorks’ animated film Puss in Boots offer more of Antonio Banderas’ dashing kitty, who has escaped from the Shrek-dom for a film of his own.

PHOTOS: 'Puss in Boots' Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals

Johnny Depp plays Hunter S. Thompson’s alter ego in a film adaptation of his The Rum Diary, a book the actor himself urged Thompson to publish when he found it in the writer’s Colorado home.

Roland Emmerich takes a break from action and sci-fi to dig into the controversy over the scholarship of Shakespeare’s oeuvre in the historical epic Anonymous.

Arguably the most famous actor in the world outside of the Americas, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan presents his biggest film yet, a sci-fi action piece, RA.ONE, about a father and son battling a supervillain in a world turned into a videogame. The film opened Wednesday.

PHOTOS: 'The Rum Diary' Photo Stills: Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart and Amber Heard

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.

Puss in Boots
Antonia Banderas’ swashbuckling feline takes center stage in this Shrek spinoff.
Click here to read Todd McCarthy's review.

The Rum Diary
Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli and Amy Heard star in writer-director Bruce Robinson’s screen adaptation of this Hunter S. Thompson’s coming-of-age novel.
Click here to read Todd McCarthy's review.

In Time
Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star in Andrew Niccol's dystopian film, giving new currency to Benjamin Franklin's infamous quote, "Time is Money."
Click here to read Todd McCarthy's review.

PHOTOS: 'In Time' Premiere Red Carpet Arrivals: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried

Anonymous
Roland Emmerich brings Shakespeare's London to vivid life in this early 17th century conspiracy-theory movie with a large and superb British cast
Click here to read Kirk Honeycutt's review.

RA.ONE
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan stars in a sci-fi family adventure which boasts the largest budget in Indian film history.
Click here to read Kirk Honeycutt's review.

13
Tbilisi-born French filmmaker Géla Babluani remakes his 2005 claustrophobic shocker 13 Tzameti with an English-speaking cast including Jason Statham and Mickey Rourke.
Click here to read John DeFore's review.

VIDEO: 'Anonymous' Trailer Hits

The Double
The movie, which stars Topher Grace, Stana Katic, Stephen Moyer, Martin Sheen and Odette Yustman, marks the directing debut of "Wanted" co-writer Michael Brandt.
Click here to read David Rooney's review.

Janie Jones
Alessandro Nivola and Abigail Breslin play a newly introduced father and daughter in David M. Rosenthal's tale of parenthood and rock 'n roll.
Click here to read Ray Bennett's review.

VIDEO: 'In Time' Official Trailer Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried Debuts

Like Crazy
Bruisingly bittersweet and made with the kind of tenderness that suggests a deep personal significance, Like Crazy chronicles a young love so deep it doesn't die even when, perhaps, it should.
Click here to read John DeFore's review.
 

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