In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of '2 Guns,' 'The Smurfs 2' and More

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"2 Guns"

What THR's critics say about the movies opening this weekend.

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are firing it up in this weekend's opening of 2 Guns.

In Baltasar Kormakur's action comedy, Washington plays a DEA agent and Wahlberg as an undercover Naval Intelligence officer. Both are tasked to investigate each other, only to find out they've been set up by the mob.

Meanwhile, another animation flick to hit the theaters is Smurfs 2 where the smurfs team up with humans to once again stop Gargamel (Hank Azaria) from planning world domination. Also starring in the kid-friendly film is Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Brendan Geelson along with voice-overs by Christina Ricci, Katy Perry and Johnathan Winters.

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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.

2 Guns
Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are well matched in Baltasar Kormakur's "anti-buddy" film. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Smurfs 2
Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays and Katy Perry return for a fairly rote sequel. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

The Spectacular Now
Miles Teller stars in James Ponsoldt's coming-of-age drama about the perils of adolescence and alcoholism. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

The Canyons
Schrader's pseudo-arty film, starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, features duplicitous doings of characters altogether interchangeable in their tediousness. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Europa Report
Found-footage technique is applied to the sci-fi genre in this story of a mission to Jupiter that goes terribly awry. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Cockneys vs Zombies
Zombies meet East End semi-toughs in a genre mishmash from director Matthias Hoene. Read John DeFore's review here.

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The Artist and the Model (El Artista y la modelo)

Jean Rochefort and Aida Folch co-star in Fernando Trueba's Spanish drama set in occupied France during World War II. Read Neil Young's review here.

The Gardener

The Baha'i faith is explored by Iranian father-son filmmakers Mohsen and Maysam Makhmalbaf. Read Deborah Young's review here.

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Tinatin Gurchiani highlights the rural-dwelling citizens of Georgia, a nation recently independent from the Soviet Union, in her new documentary. Read Duane Byrge's review here.

When Comedy Went to School

Robert Klein hosts an amateurishly produced history of the Borscht Belt's rise and fall. Read John DeFore's review here.

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Sam Worthington dons a wetsuit for this surf drama set in his home state of Western Australia in the 1970s. Read Megan Lehmann's review here.

Our Children
Family tragedy intermingles with gender politics in a strong showing from Belgian auteur Joachim Lafosse. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

Rising From Ashes
T.C. Johnstone's uplifting documentary chronicles the creation of Rwanda's first Olympic cycling team. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers
Havana Marking's documentary recounts the nefarious exploits of the world's most successful jewel thieves. Read Frank Scheck's review here.