New Movie Reviews: 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Larry Crowne' in Theaters This Weekend

11:30 PM PST 06/28/2011 by Paula Zulian

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

On Wednesday, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson and franchise newcomer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley star in Michael Bay's franchise Transformers: Dark of the Moon, in 3D.

On Friday comes Larry Crowne, a romantic comedy which Tom Hanks is a co-writer, co-producer, director and also stars alongside Julia Roberts.

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (on Wed.)
Bottom Line: Michael Bay delivers a techno spectacle that is spectacularly empty.
Click here to read The Hollywood Reporter's review.

Larry Crowne
Bottom Line:
A romantic comedy whose obsession with easy laughs undermines the dramatic opportunities in a story about a suddenly jobless man.
Click here to read THR's review.

The Perfect Host
Bottom Line:
Black humor turns comically darker in twisty quasi-suspenser "The Perfect Host."
Click here to read THR's review.

Bottom Line:
Its charms feel somewhat calculated, but this reflective tale of outsider solitude has enough humor and poignancy to win admirers.
Click here to read THR's review.

Crime After Crime
Bottom Line:
A powerful and emotional story of protracted injustice backgrounded by a potentially even more fascinating account of entrenched corruption in the Los Angeles D.A.’s office.
Click here to read THR's review.





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