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Spies, adventurous old-timers and young lovers are coming to theaters this weekend with the releases of The Transporter Refueled, A Walk in the Woods and Before We Go.
Read on to find out what The Hollywood Reporter‘s critics are saying about the weekend’s new offerings.
British actor Ed Skrein takes over for Jason Statham in playing ops mercenary Frank Martin in the fourth edition of the franchise. Ray Stevenson and Loan Chabanol also star in the action film remake where four women, seeking revenge, enlist Martin to take down a Russian human trafficker. THR film critic Frank Sheck writes in his review,”Skrein moves well and has the requisite model-ready good looks, beautifully cared-for stubble and gruff, rumbling voice that make him machismo personified. But compared to his predecessor, he’s seriously lacking in charisma, and his relentlessly monotonous performance fails to rev up the film’s engine.”
A Walk in the Woods
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are two old friends who hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail in the adaptation of Bill Bryson‘s book A Walk in the Woods. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy writes that the film is “a jolly good time, sparking dozens of chuckles and a few strong laughs.” Read McCarthy’s full review here.
Before We Go
Chris Evans‘ stepped out of his Captain America suit and into the director’s chair for his film about relationships which he also stars in alongside Alice Eve. THR film critic David Rooney writes in his review, “A nice-looking package will only get you so far, and the insubstantiality of this actor-driven exercise makes it seem simultaneously modest and a vanity project.”
Vampires take over a telemarketing firm in the horror-comedy directed by Brian James O’Connell. THR film critic John DeFore writes that the film is a hybrid between Office Space and Shaun of the Dead. DeFore adds: “While it has no chance of becoming a cult hit like those two, it offers just enough B-movie pleasure to keep genre fans busy for a weekend or two before heading from theaters to vid.” Read the full review here.
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