In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'World War Z,' 'Monsters University' and More

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Brad Pitt, on set in Scotland, was said to be livid when a problem with assault rifles led to a delay.

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

Zombies are headed to the box office.

In the apocalyptic horror film World War Z, Brad Pitt plays a retired United Nations employee who must help prevent zombies from world domination. The Marc Forster-directed movie is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Mireille Enos, David Morse, Matthew Fox and James Badge Dale also star in the Paramount film.

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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.

World War Z

Brad Pitt delivers a capable performance in an immersive apocalyptic spectacle about a global zombie uprising. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Monsters University

Billy Crystal and John Goodman return in Disney/Pixar's prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

A Hijacking

Søren Malling and Pilou Asbæk star in Tobias Lindholm's Danish drama about negotiations over a high-seas hostage situation. 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.

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The Attack

The film, from Lebanese-born director Ziad Doueiri, centers on a Palestinian surgeon who learns about his wife's secret life as a terrorist after she kills 17 people in a suicide bombing. Read Stephen Farber's review here.


Jason Wise reveals the astonishing level of qualification required to enter the top ranks of sommeliers. Read John DeFore's review here.


Josh Henderson and Haley Webb try to con their way into a vast inheritance. Read John DeFore's review here.

Three Worlds

French director Catherine Corsini, who made 2009's "Leaving," weighs the impact of tragedy on three disparate lives in her new drama. Read David Rooney's review here.