In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and More
It's time to head down the yellow brick road this weekend.
In Sam Raimi's prequel to the 1939 classic Wizard of Oz, James Franco plays Oscar Diggs, a greedy, small-time magician from Kansas who lands in vibrant Emerald City. There, he runs into three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Franco's character learns who is evil and good in the Land of Oz, helping him transform into a better man as well as the mighty Wizard of Oz.
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.
A miscast James Franco and a lack of charm and humor doom Sam Raimi's prequel to the 1939 Hollywood classic. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.
Danish director Niels Arden Oplev reunites with his Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace for this New York-set neo-noir thriller. Read Michael Rechtshaffen's review here.
Matthew Fox and Tommy Lee Jones play key figures in the fate of Japan's sacred leader in Peter Webber's historical war drama. Read David Rooney's review here.
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Ramona S. Diaz's documentary tells the rags-to-riches story of Arnel Pineda, plucked from obscurity to become the lead singer of Journey. Read Frank Scheck's review here.
Rebecca Thomas’s indie feature, set in a traditional Mormon community, features a standout performance by young Julia Garner. Read Justin Lowe's review here.
The We and the I
Collaborating with a group of Bronx teenagers, Michel Gondry provides an invigoratingly unconventional glimpse of kids taking tentative steps toward adulthood. Read David Rooney's review here.
Beyond the Hills
Acclaimed Romanian realist swaps political nostalgia for timeless psychodrama. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Texas-based auteur wittily subverts the rom-com formula. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.
Greedy Lying Bastards
Craig Rosebraugh's documentary takes on the corporate titans it claims are responsible for the lack of political action on climate change. Read Frank Scheck's review here.