In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Parker,' 'John Dies at the End' and More

Jason Statham Parker - H 2013

Jason Statham Parker - H 2013

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

Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez star in this weekend's crime thriller Parker.

As a professional thief, Parker (Statham) plays by his own rules. When he refuses to finish a job with his accomplices, they shoot him and leave him to die. However, Parker survives and ends up working with a realtor (Lopez) to plot revenge against the group.

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.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Campy, violent version of Grimm's fairy tale, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton and directed by Tommy Wirkola, should entice fanboys. Read Stephen Farber's review here.


A new incarnation of Donald E. Westlake's rugged anti-hero reaches the screen. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

Movie 43

Despite A-list involvement that includes everyone from Kate Winslet and Hugh Jackman through Greg Kinnear and Naomi Watts, this painfully unfunny collection of comic shorts qualifies as one of the worst films of all time. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

John Dies at the End

The comic horror movie, written and directed by Don Coscarelli, imagines what happens when two twentysomethings take a gooey, mind-altering substance that frees them from the space-time continuum and allows them to read others' minds. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Taste of Money (Do-Nui Mat)

The Korean film from writer-director Im Sang-soo is a stylized tale of two employees of the filthy rich on the brink of upper class rot. Read Deborah Young's review here.

Supporting Characters

Daniel Schechter's film focuses on two New York filmmakers who try to balance their personal relationships while working on a troubled movie project. Read John DeFore's review here.