In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Rise of the Guardians,' 'Hitchcock,' 'Life of Pi' and More

CGI: "Rise of the Guardians"

Peter Ramsey's "Rise of the Guardians," based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" book series, teams Santa, the Easter Bunny, Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and Jack Frost in a battle against evil.

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

The holiday season is officially here! And it will be a feast for moviegoers at theaters this Thanksgiving weekend.

The animated Rise of the Guardians opens Wednesday. Directed by Peter Ramsey, the animated-adventure is based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series.

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The film -- whose voice cast includes Chris Pine, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman and Isla Fisher -- follows a team of holiday heroes who protects the children around the world from evil.

Meanwhile, Sacha Gervasi's biopic Hitchcock opens Friday. The drama focus on legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma Reville, during filming on 1959's Psycho.

Actor Anthony Hopkins portrays Hitchcock and Helen Mirren portrays Alma. Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel are also co-star in the biopic.

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.

Rise of the Guardians (Opens Wednesday)
The DreamWorks Animation production features the voices of Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Chris Pine. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

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Hitchcock (Opens Friday)
Sacha Gervasi's biopic focusing on the relationship between the filmmaker and his wife, Alma, remains absorbing and aptly droll despite a few dramatic ups and downs. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Life of Pi (Opens Wednesday)
Ang Lee achieves an admirable sense of wonder in this tall tale about a shipwrecked teenager stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Red Dawn (Opens Wednesday)
Remake of John Milius' 1984 cult favorite about a ragtag group of teen guerrillas fighting foreign invaders. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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Rust and Bone (Opens Friday)
Jacques Audiard's follow-up to "A Prophet" benefits from unvarnished, forthright performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

The Central Park Five (Opens Friday)
Filmmakers Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns dig deep into the wrongful convictions in the infamous 1989 Central Park Jogger case that scarred New York. Read David Rooney's review here.