In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Looper,' 'Hotel Transylvania,' 'Won't Back Down' and More
What THR's critics say about the movies opening this week.
Rian Johnson's sci-fi thriller Looper starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt will take moviegoers back to the future -- the year 2074, to be exact.
The action film, which premiered in Toronto earliler this month, is about a man assigned to kill the 30-years-older version of himself.
Meanwhile, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez sink their teeth into the animated Dracula tale Hotel Transylvania, which also premiered in Toronto.
Sandler voices the legendary vampire, who here is portrayed as an overprotective father having trouble shielding his daughter (Gomez) from outside elements on the eve of her 118th birthday.
Elsewhere, Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal plays two determined mothers in the Daniel Barnz film Won't Back Down.
The drama follows the bureaucracy of the public school's system as the pair risks everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
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.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis go head-to-head in writer-director Rian Johnson's clever science fiction tale. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.
Won't Back Down
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis take charge of a turnaround campaign at a failing Pittsburgh elementary school in Daniel Barnz's inspirational agenda movie. Read David Rooney's review here.
Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Dracula tale features the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez. Read Michael Rechtshaffen's review here.
Jason Moore's comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Skylar Laine is an enjoyably snarky campus romp that's both wildly nerdy and somewhat sexy. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.
Bringing Up Bobby
Milla Jovovich plays an immigrant con artist on the lam with her 10-year-old son in this drama by Famke Janssen. Read Frank Scheck's review here.
An esoteric killer thriller short on thrills but blessed with plenty of ambition. Read Elizabeth Kerr's review here.
The Other Dream Team
Much more than a sports film, Marius Markevicius' doc follows the 1992 Lithuanian national basketball team on their path to winning the bronze Olympic medal in Barcelona. Read Duane Byrge's review here.
Though its grasp of English history may be a bit fanciful, the film is a powerful, high-spirited romp through the realms of the increasingly popular fantasy genre. Read Peter Brunette's review here.
Director Pang Ho-cheung appeals to international audiences in this laugh-out-loud, aptly titled comedy. Read Deborah Young's review here.
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