In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Rush,' 'Don Jon' and More

6:00 PM PST 09/26/2013 by Anthony Abraham
"Rush"

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

Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl face off in Ron Howard's Formula One racing drama Rush, opening nationwide this Friday. 

Hemsworth stars as James Hunt, the unpredictably wild British racing phenom, while Bruhl plays the demanding Austrian racer Niki Lauda. The bitter rivalry between the two F1 drivers develops in the face of domestic and professional turmoil. Olivia WIlde and Alexandra Maria Lara also star.

Read what The Hollywood Reporter's film critics have to say about the films opening this weekend, and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office

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Rush

Ron Howard returns to his high-speed roots to explore the 1970s Formula One rivalry between Chris Hemsworth's James Hunt and Daniel Bruhl's Niki Lauda. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his writing and directing debut with a tale about a party boy obsessed with sex, porn and Scarlett Johansson. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Baggage Claim

A flight attendant searches for Mr. Right among her exes in a matrimony-minded romp toplined by Paula Patton and Derek Luke. Read Sheri Linden's review here.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan once again lend their voices to the follow-up to the 2009 animated hit. Read Michael Rechtshaffen's review here.

Metallica Through the Never

The thrash metal overlords star in a head-banging, ear-bashing, sense-swamping 3D concert film with added horror elements. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.

Shepard and Dark

Treva Wurmfeld's doc-bio offers not just an intimate perspective on the playwright's biography but some touching reflections on the comforts and perils of long-term friendship. Read John DeFore's review here

We Are What We Are

Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner play sisters caught up in their family's macabre ancestral tradition in Jim Mickle's chiller, acquired at Sundance by eOne Distribution. Read David Rooney's review here.

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Inequality For All

Policy wonk Robert Reich cuts through fiscal-cliff jargon to explain the true economic crisis facing the U.S. in this illustrated lecture. Read Sheri Linden's review here

Out in the Dark

The love between a well-heeled gay Israeli lawyer and a struggling Palestinian student serves to examine harsh realities in both communities in Michael Mayer's textured drama .Read David Rooney's review here.

The Secret Lives of Dorks

A school nerd pines for a beautiful cheerleader in this family-friendly teen comedy. Read Frank Sheck's review here

The Wicker Man: The Final Cut

Digitally restored with the blessing of director Robin Hardy, this vintage British shocker retains its potent mix of pagan horror and trippy hippie weirdness. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.

The Citizen

Sam Kadi's debut feature concerns an Arab immigrant who gets caught up in post 9/11 hysteria. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Therese

Emile Zola's novel of illicit sex and murder gets an unlikely cast and glum adaptation. Read John DeFore's review here.

Morning

A couple copes with the aftermath of their young child's death in Leland Orser's debut feature. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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Hotel Normandy

A beautiful widow encounters farcical romantic complications in this French sex comedy. Read Frank Sheck's review here.

Muscle Shoals

Greg Camalier introduces us to the musicians who backed up legends of R&B including Wilson Pickett and Aretha Franklin. Read John DeFore's review here.

On the Job

Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre and Piolo Pascual star in Erik Matti's Filipino crime-drama. Read Neil Young's review here.

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