In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of '42,' 'To the Wonder' and More

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Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson in "42."

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

It's time to go out and see a ball game -- at the theaters, that is.

The biopic 42 tells the story of iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson, played by Chadwick Boseman, and Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), who helped make Robinson the first African American baseball player when he signed him to Major League Baseball in 1974. The Brian Helgeland-directed film also stars Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni and T.R. Knight.

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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.


Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford provide engaging performances as Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey in the Legendary/Warner Bros. drama about the man who broke MLB's color line.  Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


To the Wonder

Everyone and everything is contaminated to Terrence Malick, who fills his film with one inconclusive scene after another. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgard and Max Thieriot lead the ensemble cast of this reflection on the downside of living online. Read David Rooney's review here.

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Scary Movie 5

Spoofing movies ranging from Black Swan to Mama to Paranormal Activity, this installment of the profitable series is woefully, painfully unfunny. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

It's a Disaster

Todd Berger's comedy starring Julia Stiles, David Cross and America Ferrera follows the story of four couples who discover they are stuck in a house as the world may be about to end. Read Sheri Linden's review here.


Brandon Cronenberg writes and directs the film in which clinic employees buy strains of live viruses from celebrities and inject them into paying customers as the ultimate form of communion. Read Megan Lehmann's review here.