In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Pain & Gain,' 'Kon-Tiki' and More

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

Time to hit the gym this weekend.

Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two Florida-based bodybuilders who kidnap, extort and torture regular gym member and rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) for his finances. Director Michael Bay's film is based on a true story documented by a series of 1999 Miami News Times articles. The action comedy also stars Ken Jeong, Rebel Wilson and Ed Harris.

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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Pain & Gain

Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in Michael Bay's true-crime actioner about Miami body builders. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.


Norway's most expensive screen production to date is a visually striking re-creation of Thor Heyerdahl’s daring trip across the Pacific on a primitive raft. Read Sheri Linden's review here.

At Any Price

Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron play a conflicted father and son in Ramin Bahrani's drama set in a Southern Iowa farming community. Read David's Rooney's review here.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Mira Nair's drama, based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid, co-stars Riz Ahmed as a young Muslim professor and Liev Schreiber as an American journalist. Read Deborah Young's review here.

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Matthew McConaughey stars in director Jeff Nichols' film about two Mississippi boys who forge a bond with a sympathetic fugitive. Read Todd McCarthy's review here.

Midnight's Children

Faithful Salman Rushdie adaptation might play better at a literary convention than at the cineplex. Read Stephen Farber's review here.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Experimental debut is an engaging essay film about (probably) unrequited love. Read John DeFore's review here.

Paradise: Love

Director Ulrich Seidl's first part in his trilogy about three women from the same family is a provocative feature on female sex tourism. Read David Rooney's review here.

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Sun Don't Shine

Intense performances characterize Amy Seimetz’s directorial debut about a married mom and her boyfriend on the run. Read Justin Lowe's review here.