In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Wedding Ringer,' 'Paddington' and More

'The Wedding Ringer'

Read what THR's critics are saying about the Chris Hemsworth thriller 'Blackhat' and the George Lopez-Jamie Lee Curtis drama 'Spare Parts.'

A guy who loves weddings, a dapper bear and a computer-savvy convict are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of The Wedding Ringer, Paddington and Blackhat.

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

The Wedding Ringer

Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting star in director Jeremy Garelick's comedy about a groom-to-be who hires a stranger to be his best man. "A certain derivative, deja-vu quality isn't the only sin this lazy, numbingly routine, very occasionally amusing comedy commits," writes THR film critic Jon Frosch in his review

Paddington

A bear moves in with a London family in director Paul King's adaptation of the popular children's book series. Ben Whishaw (voice of Paddington), Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Nicole Kidman star. According to THR film critic Leslie Felperin, the film is "quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy." Read her full review here

Blackhat

Director Michael Mann's thriller stars Chris HemsworthTang Wei and Viola Davis in the story of a criminal who leaves prison to help the government track down a hacker. THR film critic Sheri Linden reviews the film as an "alternately heart-pounding and disappointingly dry new thriller."

Vice

Bruce Willis, Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers, Jonathon Schaech and Bryan Greenberg star in director Brian A. Miller's thriller about a resort where people use cyborgs to live out their ultimate fantasies. The film is "the sort of cheaply made, derivative effort seemingly made for the bottom shelves of video stores if they still existed," writes THR film critic Frank Scheck in his review

Spare Parts

Director Sean McNamara's drama stars George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marisa Tomei and Alexa PenaVega and focuses on a high school robotics team that faces off against MIT's squad. Linden writes in her review that "an overriding blandness mutes the drama," although "there’s also something apt in the straightforward telling of the against-the-odds adventure."

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