In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Furious 7,' 'Woman in Gold' and More

'Furious 7'

Read what THR's critics are saying about the Emma Thompson drama 'Effie Gray' and the Anton Yelchin romance '5 to 7.'

A group of car fanatics, an octogenarian and a teen bride are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of Furious 7, Woman in Gold and Effie Gray.

Find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings (as well as which film will likely top the weekend's box office).

Furious 7

The enduring Universal franchise's latest installment, centered on the heroes facing off against a madman bent on revenge, stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and features Paul Walker's final screen role. THR film critic John DeFore writes in his review that director James Wan's (Saw) film "is as stupendously stupid and stupidly diverting as it could have hoped to be." According to DeFore, it "ushers [Walker] off the stage with as much grace as any other development in this muscle-car melodrama," although the film uses "unrepentantly dumb pulp dialogue," and its plot is "bare bones."

Woman in Gold 

Ryan Reynolds, Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes and Tatiana Maslany star in director Simon Curtis' (My Week With Marilyn) drama about a woman who believes an internationally renowned painting belongs to her family. "This is a stodgy crusade-for-justice drama, directed and written with minimal flair," writes THR film critic David Rooney, although Mirren "elevates the material with her usual aplomb." Read his full review here. 

Effie Gray

Director Richard Laxton's drama stars Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge and Emma Thompson in the story of a love triangle between an art critic, his teenage wife and an acclaimed painter. "Effie Gray is an exquisitely dreary slice of middlebrow armchair theater, which adds little new to a much-filmed story," writes THR film critic Stephen Dalton in his review

5 to 7

A writer starts a relationship with a married woman in director Victor Levin's romantic dramedy. Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Frank Langella and Glenn Close round out the cast. DeFore writes in his review that the film is "sumptuous and romantic in an attractively old-fashioned way" and features an "endearing lead turn" from Yelchin.

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