In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Broken City,' 'The Last Stand,' 'Mama,' and More

9:00 PM PST 01/17/2013 by Stephanie Chan
20th Century Fox
"Broken City"

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

Allen Hughes makes his debut as a solo director with the thriller Broken City. Opening Friday, the crime film tells the tale of corruption in the Big Apple with a star-studded cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in his first leading role in 10 years for Jee-woon Kim’s The Last Stand. The former governor stars as a sheriff who must stop a notorious drug cartel leader (Eduardo Noreiga) from escaping to the U.S.-Mexico border. The action-packed flick also stars Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker.

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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Broken City
Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in Allen Hughes' first outing as a solo director. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

The Last Stand
Schwarzenegger is back in a paint-by-numbers Western from Korean director Kim Jee-woon. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

Mama
Jessica Chastain stars in an elegantly made little horror film from executive producer Guillermo del Toro and first-time director Andy Muschietti. Read Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

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Stolen Seas
In a penetrating exploration of Somali piracy, the filmmakers enter a world that has little to do with sensationalistic headlines. Read Sheri Linden’s review here.

Hors Satan
French helmer Bruno Dumont's film, a study of religion, is forced in its construction. Read Kirk Honeycutt’s review here.

The Central Park Effect
Bird-lovers need not travel to New York for a close look at the different migrating species of feathered friends highlighted in Jeffrey Kimball's documentary. Read John DeFore’s review here.

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LUV
Talented young newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. and Common play an impressionable kid and his badass uncle in this Baltimore-set coming-of-age story, which also features Dennis Haysbert as a commanding villain. Read David Rooney’s review here.

Brief Reunion
John Daschbach's debut centers on secrets and bad blood between old college acquaintances. Read John DeFore’s review here.

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