In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'The Counselor,' 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' and More

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

Director Ridley Scott's star-studded thriller The Counselor makes its debut on Friday.

Michael Fassbender, who starred in Scott's 2012 Prometheus, plays a lawyer who gets involved in the drug trade. The film, written by Cormac McCarthy, also features Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz.

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.

The Counselor

Michael Fassbender and Penelope Cruz lead an all-star cast for Cormac McCarthy's screenwriting debut. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville puts on the geriatric makeup once more for a feature-length adventure with Irving Zisman. Read John DeFore's review here.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Lea Seydoux and newcomer Adele Exarchopoulos headline writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche's latest exploration of love, loss and class. Read Jordan Mintzer's review here.

Blood Brother

Director Steve Hoover traveled to southern India to document his best friend’s mission to assist HIV-positive children. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

I Am Divine

Jeffrey Schwarz uncovers the lovable man behind the cross-dressing John Waters muse and pop star. Read John DeFore's review here.

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The Square

Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim offers a firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution. Read James Greenberg's review here.

When I Walk

The documentary centers on filmmaker Jason DaSilva's personal journey with multiple sclerosis. Read James Greenberg's review here.


The financial thriller from European master Costa-Gavras stars Gabriel Byrne and Gad Elmaleh. Read Deborah Young's review here.

Spinning Plates

Joseph Levy’s foodie film profiles both professional chefs and self-schooled cooks. Read Justin Lowe's review here.