In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Warm Bodies,' 'Bullet to the Head,' 'Stand Up Guys' and More

9:00 PM PST 01/31/2013 by Stephanie Chan
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"Warm Bodies"

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

Zombies are hitting the big screen.

Warm Bodies -- which writer-director Jonathan Levine adapted from Isaac Marion's young-adult novel -- is a romantic comedy about an unusual romance between the living and walking dead. Nicholas Hoult, who plays a zombie called R, falls for a teenage girl named Julie (Teresa Palmer). Through their new relationship, R starts to feel very human emotions.

Other films playing this weekend include Bullet to the Head, starring Sylvester Stallone, and Fisher Stevens' Stand Up Guys, with Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin

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.

Warm Bodies

The zom-rom-com arrives, with Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as the star-crossed duo in a lighthearted post-apocalyptic spin on Romeo and Juliet. Read Sheri Linden’s review here.

Bullet to the Head

Sylvester Stallone smacks and jokes his way through Walter Hill's latest action thriller. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

The Gatekeepers

Director Dror Moreh's documentary tells the story of Israel's Shin Bet security agency with an inside perspective. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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Stand Up Guys

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin headline Fisher Stevens' raunchy comedy. Read Duane Byrge's review here.

Girls Against Boys

Austin Chick's grindhouse-friendly film isn't as psychologically probing or politically provocative as it hopes to be. Read John DeFore's review here.

Koch

Neil Barsky spends an hour and a half with a subject whose career could fill a Ken Burns series. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Last Gladiators

The filmmaker takes a probing look at the toughest guys in ice hockey, including the former Montreal Canadiens star enforcer Chris "Knuckles" Nilan. Read David Rooney's review here.

As Luck Would Have It

Alex de la Iglesia's dark satire of media madness stars Salma Hayek and Spanish TV comic Jose Mota as a married couple thrust into the global spotlight by a freak accident. Read David Rooney's review here.

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