In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Great Gatsby,' 'Peeples' and More

"The Great Gatsby"
"The Great Gatsby"
 

The highly anticipated film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby opens this weekend.

The adapted American masterpiece, directed by Baz Luhrmann, features Leonardo DiCaprio as Fitzgerald's protagonist, Jay Gatsby, who tries to win back the affection of his former lover Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Set during the Roaring '20s, other cast members in the film include Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Joel Edgerton as Daisy's husband, Tom Buchanan.

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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The Great Gatsby

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Peeples

Craig Robinson and Kerry Washington topline the Tyler Perry-produced film about a man meeting his girlfriend's parents during a family get-together gone awry. Read Sheri Linden's review here.

Sightseers

Directed by Ben Wheatley, the pitch-black British comedy tells the story of a nerdish couple who semi-inadvertently embark on a killing spree. Read Neil Young's review here.

Stories We Tell

Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley delves deep into the complex history of her own immediate family in an unorthodox documentary selected for Venice and Toronto. Read Neil Young's review here.

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The Painting

Jean-Francois Laguionie stocks his animated film with characters who know they're living inside a painting. Read John DeFore's review here.

No One Lives

The director of "The Midnight Meat Train" takes his bloodthirsty visions to the back woods. Read John DeFore's review here.

Assault on Wall Street

A blue-collar worker takes violent revenge on the financial industry in Uwe Boll's action thriller. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Java Heat

Kellan Lutz and Mickey Rourke square off in this Indonesian-set action movie. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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The Source Family

Directors Jodi Wille and Maria Demopoulos explore the inner workings of '70s cult leader Jim Baker and the LA-based sect he named after his famous health food restaurant. Read John DeFore's review here.

He's Way More Famous Than You

Halley Feiffer calls in favors from celebrity friends in a desperate bid for film-fest acceptance in a movie directed by Michael Urie. Read John DeFore's review here.

Pilgrim Song

Martha Stephens' indie drama concerns a laid-off music teacher seeking spiritual rejuvenation in a long mountain hike. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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