In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Conjuring,' 'Turbo' and More

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"The Conjuring"

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

A dark presence looms with the opening of The Conjuring.

James Wan's horror film follows two paranormal investigators, played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who help a family living in Harrisville, R.I., in 1971 as they experience haunting spirits and disturbing events in their farmhouse. Also starring in the supernatural thriller are Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston.

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 Conjuring

A month before its release, James Wan’s supernatural thriller took its North American bow at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Read Sheri Linden's review here.

Red 2

Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker reprise their roles from the 2010 action comedy. Read Justin Lowe's review here.


Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges play dead cops sent back to earth to fight for justice as part of the Rest in Peace Department. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


A juiced snail strives to win the Indy 500 in a very straight-line, young boy-aimed animated outing. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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Only God Forgives

Ryan Gosling reunites with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn in this bloodbath set in the Bangkok underworld, which premieres in the Cannes competition and also showcases an icy Kristin Scott Thomas. Read David Rooney's review here.

Big Words

Neil Drummings' debut feature concerns the emotion-charged reunion of the former members of an aspiring hip-hop group. Read Frank Scheck's review here.


This stirring documentary tells the real-life version of tragedies involving killer whales in captivity, like the one depicted in awards season contender Rust and Bone. Read David Rooney's review here.


Mark Hendrickson's documentary depicts a con artist's attempt to create an artificial Russian rock band. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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A pair of detectives attempt to solve the mystery of a brutal massacre in this found-footage style horror film. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Nicky's Family

Matej Minac's documentary tells the uplifting true-life story of a young British stockbroker who saved the lives of hundreds of Czech children during the Holocaust. Read Frank Scheck's review here.


Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy and newcomer Eloise Laurence star in this debut feature from British stage director Rufus Norris. Read David Rooney's review here.


Jon Wright's horror-comedy offers enough charm to attract a cult following, but a dearth of originality seems destined to keep its audience limited to genre fans. Read Neil Young's review here.

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La Playa D.C.

Writer-director Juan Andrés Arango emerges with his auspicious, tonsorially-themed debut focusing on a teenage apprentice barber coping with the mean streets of Bogotá. Read Neil Young's review here.

Computer Chess

Andrew Bujalski’s latest, about a weekend chess tournament between man and machine, was shot with clunky video equipment from the same bygone era it portrays. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Dealin' With Idiots

Jeff Garlin's improvised comedy revolves around the neurotic figures involved in Little League Baseball. Read Frank Scheck's review here.