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Find out what The Hollywood Reporter‘s critics are saying about the weekend’s new offerings (along with which film will top the weekend’s box office).
Harry and Lloyd are back in the sequel from the 1994 laugher, with this film centering on the pair’s attempt to locate Harry’s daughter. Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner star in co-directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly‘s comedy. The film is a “mostly mirthless outing,” marked by “overall staleness,” writes THR film critic John DeFore in his review.
Director Bennett Miller‘s drama stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller in the story of an unstable millionaire who helps a wrestler train for the Olympics. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy calls the film a “beautifully modulated work,” featuring an “astonishing and utterly unexpected serious turn by Steve Carell.” Read his full review here.
Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, Hailee Steinfeld and Meryl Streep star in director Tommy Lee Jones’ Western about three women who must travel across the country. “This beautifully crafted film intrigues as a story never told before,” writes McCarthy in his review.
An Iranian journalist is detained under suspicions of being a spy in director Jon Stewart‘s drama. Gael Garcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Halah Bilginer and Shohreh Aghdashloo star. According to McCarthy’s review, the film covers the subject matter in a “straightforward, watchable way,” although it feels politically “like a bit of a sideshow.”
Beyond the Lights
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver star in director Gina Prince-Bythewood‘s drama about a troubled singer who falls for a cop. The film is an “entertaining music-biz melodrama,” and Mbatha-Raw “is incandescent,” according to THR critic David Rooney‘s review.
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