In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Kick-Ass 2,' 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' and More

"Kick-Ass 2"

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

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz are ready to kick ass, again.

Joined by Christopher Mintz-Plasse for the sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass, the R-rated action comedy follows Kick-Ass (Taylor-Johnson) joining a group of normal citizens who decide to wear costumes and fight crime. The film, directed by Jeff Wadlow, also stars Jim Carrey, Clark Duke and Morris Chestnut.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda and Alan Rickman star in Lee Daniels' The Butler, which tells the story of a White House butler who served eight presidents from 1952-87.

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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.

Kick-Ass 2
Hit Girl is an equal co-star in the follow-up to 2010's hit about teen crimefighters. Read John DeFore's review here.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey lead a star-studded cast of The Weinstein Company drama that tells the story of the civil rights movement from the point of view of a White House butler. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Ashton Kutcher stars as the legendary inventor and entrepreneur who converted a generation of computer users to Apple products. Read Justin Lowe's review here.

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Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth butts heads with tycoons Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford in this thriller set in the executive suites of the tech industry. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster star in director-screenwriter David Lowery's Texas crime saga. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Jerusha Hess's very commercial debut sends Keri Russell into a Jane Austen themed resort. Read John DeFore's review here.

Cutie and the Boxer

Director Zachary Heinzerling's documentary follows the complicated 40-year marriage of New York-based Japanese artists Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. Read James Greenberg's review here.

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Standing Up

A pair of misfit adolescents embark on a shared adventure in D.J. Caruso's family film. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

We the Parents

James Takata's documentary chronicles the efforts of a group of Compton parents fighting for better education through the state's "Parent Trigger" law. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Abandoned Mine

Jeff Chamberlain's horror film concerns a group of intrepid teens who descend into a supposedly haunted mine. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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The Happy Sad

Director Rodney Evans takes a look at bisexuality and open relationships in New York. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

The Patience Stone

Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani stars in Atiq Rahimi's film based on his own prize-winning novel about a woman's wartime plight. Read Neil Young's review here.

This is Martin Bonner

Premiering in Sundance's Next section devoted to innovative storytelling, Chad Hartigan's drama examines the unexpected junction that connects two lonely lives. Read David Rooney's review here.