In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Interstellar,' 'Big Hero 6' and More

IMAX Interstellar Poster - H 2014
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

IMAX Interstellar Poster - H 2014

And see what THR's critics are saying about the Stephen Hawking biopic 'The Theory of Everything' and the horror film 'Jessabelle'

A team of space pioneers, an inflatable robot and a brilliant scientist are headed to theaters this weekend with the releases of Interstellar, Big Hero 6 and The Theory of Everything. 

Find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings (along with which film will top the weekend's box office).


Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine and Casey Affleck star in director Christopher Nolan's film about space explorers who take advantage of a wormhole. The film "is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that," writes THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy in his review

See more 'Interstellar': Inside THR's Roundtable With Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey

Big Hero 6

A teen prodigy avenges his brother's death with the help of a robot nurse in co-directors Don Hall and Chris Williams' animated film. Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Maya Rudolph provide voices. "East meets West to immensely satisfying effect in the vibrant mashup of an animated romp," THR film critic Michael Rechtshaffen writes in his review.

The Theory of Everything

Director James Marsh's biopic about physicist Stephen Hawking and wife Jane Wilde stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox. According to THR film critic Leslie Felperin, the film "is a solid, duly moving account of [Hawking and Wilde's] complicated relationship," while Redmayne's performance is an "impeccable mimicry of the real man." Read her full review here.

Read more Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' May Not Be the Awards Juggernaut Everyone Expected


Sarah Snook, Mark Webber and David Andrews star in director Kevin Greutert's horror film about a woman who is confronted by a spirit after returning to her childhood home. THR film critic Justin Lowe writes in his review that the film's "too-infrequent" scares are "mostly by the book," and the film suffers from "repeated minor plot inconsistencies." 

Open Window

A fan is allowed to spy on his favorite actress in director Nacho Vigalondo's thriller. Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey and Neil Maskell star. "The story requires a suspension of disbelief that only genre die-hards are likely to give," according to THR film critic John DeFore's review

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