Also in Theaters
A quick look at other films opening in theaters Friday, Feb. 17.
Directed by Michael R. Roskam
Roskam's debut thriller about a pumped-up, testosterone-taking cattle farmer and the Flemish bovine-hormone mafia, a surprise nominee for the foreign-language film Academy Award, is "an emotionally driven tale of revenge, redemption and fate," wrote The Hollywood Reporter's Natasha Senjanovic from Berlin. As the beefy hero, Matthias Schoenaerts "takes the metaphors of his bull-headed character to the limits and is never less than believable or mesmerizing, his head bowed low, always ready for a fight."
Undefeated (The Weinstein Co.)
Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin
THR's David Rooney wrote that this documentary about an underdog Memphis football team with an inspiring coach "combines elements of Hoop Dreams with real-life plotlines that echo those of Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side."
Putin's Kiss (Kino Lorber)
Directed by Lise Birk Pedersen
Pedersen chronicles pro-Putin Russian youth leader Masha Drokovan. "This amusing Danish doc portrays Masha as an ambitious, intelligent young lady who meets left-wing journalists and loses her bearings," wrote THR's Deborah Young.
Thin Ice (ATO). Directed by Jill Sprecher
The Secret World of Arrietty (Disney). Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Gary Rydstrom