In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Best Man Holiday,' 'Nebraska' and More

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

The holiday season kicks off this weekend at the box office with director Malcolm D. Lee's The Best Man Holiday.

Lee's sequel to 1999's The Best Man reunites cast members Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Eddie Cibrian to celebrate Christmas post-college days. The film, produced by Lee and Sean Daniel, is released by Universal.

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.

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The Best Man Holiday

Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee has re-assembled the entire nine-member cast of the original 1999 movie for this sequel. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

The Book Thief

Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and newcomer Sophie Nelisse star in director Brian Percival's adaptation of the Markus Zusak novel. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Charlie Countryman

Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood star in this Bucharest-set genre hybrid. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

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Alexander Payne's black-and-white film follows a father and son on a road trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's documentary delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the star-studded concert at Madison Square Garden benefiting the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Sunlight Jr.

Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon respectively portray a convenience store clerk and paraplegic who struggle under harsh financial circumstances in seedy Florida. Read Frank Scheck's review here.


Faust sells his soul to a friendly devil in the final installment of Alexander Sokurov’s treatise on power. Read Deborah Young's review here.

Dear Mr. Watterson

Joel Allen Schroeder's documentary examines the cultural impact of the hugely popular comic strip Calvin & Hobbes. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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The Great Beauty

The magical atmosphere of Fellini’s Roma and La Dolce Vita pervades Paolo Sorrentino's update on cynicism. Read Deborah Young's review here.


A robbery involving four meth addicts results in surprising revelations in Tony Glazer's dark thriller. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Lion Ark

Twenty-five lions are rescued from appalling conditions in Bolivian circuses in Tim Phillips' animal rights-themed documentary. Read Frank Sheck's review here.