In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Pacific Rim,' 'Grown Ups 2' and More

6:00 PM PST 07/11/2013 by Stephanie Chan
Warner Bros. Pictures
"Pacific Rim"

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this weekend.

Monsters, robots and aliens are taking over the box office.

In Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi flick Pacific Rim, giant monsters have invaded Earth, and humans must now find a way to combat the creatures. To save mankind, two pilots must navigate through huge robots and take down the villains. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Willem Dafoe and Ron Pearlman star in the Legendary and Warner Bros. film. 

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.

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Pacific Rim

Guillermo del Toro's paradoxically derivative yet imaginative sci-fi epic is everything that monster movies since the beginning of time might have wished they could be. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Grown Ups 2

Adam Sandler and company (minus Rob Schneider) return to show just how immature middle-aged dads can be. Read John DeFore's review here.

Fruitvale Station

Ryan Coogler's compelling debut film is based on the 2009 shooting of Oscar Grant by police in Oakland. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Crystal Fairy

Sebastian Silva's drug-fueled romp stars Michael Cera on an ill-begotten quest into the Chilian desert. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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The Shine of Day

Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi's drama concerns the budding relationship between a theater actor and his long-lost uncle. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Pawn Shop Chronicles

An estimable cast is featured in this trio of darkly comic tales revolving around the patrons of a pawn shop. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Killing Season

Robert De Niro and John Travolta go mano a mano in Mark Steven Johnson's film about two ex-soldiers with some unresolved business. Read Boyd van Hoeij's review here.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Cullen Hoback's documentary about privacy and online rights should benefit from current concern over data-mining. Read John DeFore's review here.

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The Hot Flashes

Susan Seidelman's ribald comedy concerns a group of middle-aged women who form a basketball team for charity. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Israel: A Home Movie

Eliav Lilti's documentary uses amateur home-movie footage to depict the history of Israel in its first several decades. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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