In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'After Earth,' 'Now You See Me' and More

After Earth Jaden Smith Running - H 2013
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After Earth Jaden Smith Running - H 2013

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

Will and Jaden Smith hit the big screen in M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth.

In the sci-fi flick, the duo star as a father and son team who inhabit a new planet called Nova Prime, which was established after a series of catastrophic events caused humans to flee planet Earth. Will plays a stern General Cypher Raige, a leader within the ranks of the Rangers. In an attempt to build a better bond with his son Kitai Raige, they head out into space -- only to find their ship crash-landing on a hostile, creature-inhabited Earth where the pair must find a way to escape the hostile environment.

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.

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After Earth

Will and Jaden Smith play a father and son marooned on a long-uninhabited Earth. Read John DeFore's review here.

Now You See Me

Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson star in Louis Letterier's latest film that gives no suspense or rooting interest. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

The East

Environmental-justice themes are put to smart use in Zal Batmanglij's corporate espionage film. Read John DeFore's review here.

The Kings of Summer

Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias play restless teens who strike out for freedom by building their own wilderness retreat. Read David Rooney's review here.

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Shadow Dancer

Andrea Riseborough and Clive Owen star as two people on opposite sides of the Northern Ireland conflict in James Marsh's meticulously calibrated thriller. Read David Rooney's review here.

Hannah Arendt

German star Barbara Sukowa is magnetic as the great writer and philosopher Hannah Arendt in Margarethe Von Trotta's biopic. Read Deborah Young's review here.

American Mary

This horror film by the sibling filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska deals with the underground world of body modification. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

Triumph of the Wall

Bill Stone's documentary chronicles the years-long construction of a 1,000-foot stone wall. Read Frank Scheck's review here.

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Amardeep Singh Kaleka's doc centers on a global team of volunteers trying to contact extraterrestrials via meditation. Read John DeFore's review here.


Darezhan Omirbaev attempts an update to literary classic Crime and Punishment. Read Stephen Dalton's review here.

La Camioneta

Mark Kendall's rich and vivid documentary tracks the journey of an old American school bus repurposed to carry commuters in Guatemala. Read Sheri Linden's review here.