In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Ice Age: Continental Drift,' 'Red Lights,' 'Easy Money' and More

9:00 PM PST 07/12/2012 by Paula Zulian
"Ice Age: Continental Drift"

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

Another ice age is sweeping through theaters this weekend.

Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth film in Fox's successful animated film franchise, opens Friday. It features the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary and Queen Latifah.

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Meanwhile, The Killing's actor Joel Kinnaman stars in the crime-thriller Easy Money, and Robert De Niro and Elizabeth Olsen topline the horror flick Red Lights.

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.

Ice Age: Continental Drift
The fourth entry in the animated prehistoric franchise features improved visuals but trades in familiar shtick. Read Megan Lehmann's review here.

Alps
Yorgos Lanthimos' offbeat film focuses on a club whose members are paid to take the place of a family's dead relative. Read Deborah Young's review here.

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Easy Money
The Killing's Joel Kinnaman leads multi-culti Swedish crime flick. Read John DeFore's review here.

Ballplayer: Pelotero
The documentary follows young baseball players in the Dominican Republic who aspire to the major leagues. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Family Portrait in Black and White
Julia Ivanova's World Cinema Documentary Competition film features interesting personalities but its viewpoint is too fragmented to pull an audience along. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Imposter
Documentary seems an inadequate term to describe Bart Layton's densely plotted true-crime thriller, which mixes interviews with dramatizations to tell the gripping story of a 23-year-old French-Algerian who assumed the identity of a Texan teenager. Read David Rooney's review here.

Red Lights
Audiences should heed the title as a warning about this disappointing paranormal thriller from Rodrigo Cortes. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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Trishna
Jude director Michael Winterbottom brings another Thomas Hardy novel to life on screen, and sets it in contemporary India. Read David Rooney's review here.

Union Square
Mira Sorvino and Tammy Blanchard star in Nancy Savoca's drama as two Bronx-bred estranged sisters rediscovering common ground. Read David Rooney's review here.

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