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Allen Hughes makes his debut as a solo director with the thriller Broken City. Opening Friday, the crime film tells the tale of corruption in the Big Apple with a star-studded cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Meanwhile, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in his first leading role in 10 years for Jee-woon Kim’s The Last Stand. The former governor stars as a sheriff who must stop a notorious drug cartel leader (Eduardo Noreiga) from escaping to the U.S.-Mexico border. The action-packed flick also stars Johnny Knoxville and Forest Whitaker.
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.
In a penetrating exploration of Somali piracy, the filmmakers enter a world that has little to do with sensationalistic headlines. Read Sheri Linden’s review here.
French helmer Bruno Dumont‘s film, a study of religion, is forced in its construction. Read Kirk Honeycutt’s review here.
The Central Park Effect
Bird-lovers need not travel to New York for a close look at the different migrating species of feathered friends highlighted in Jeffrey Kimball’s documentary. Read John DeFore’s review here.
Talented young newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. and Common play an impressionable kid and his badass uncle in this Baltimore-set coming-of-age story, which also features Dennis Haysbert as a commanding villain. Read David Rooney’s review here.
John Daschbach‘s debut centers on secrets and bad blood between old college acquaintances. Read John DeFore’s review here.
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