In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Wild,' 'The Pyramid' and More

'Wild' (2014)

Witherspoon is earning Oscar buzz for her performance as Cheryl Strayed.

And see what THR's critics are saying about the Justin Long-Emmy Rossum dramedy 'Comet' and the Adam Brody-Leighton Meester rom-com 'Life Partners'

An adventure-seeker, some doomed archeologists and two besties are heading to theaters this weekend with the releases of Wild, The Pyramid and Life Partners

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).

Read more How Reese Witherspoon Transformed Her Perky Persona to Play a Girl Gone 'Wild'


Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Thomas Sadoski star in director Jean-Marc Vallee's (Dallas Buyers Club) drama about a woman who recovers from a catastrophic event with a lengthy hike. THR film critic Stephen Farber writes in his review that the film is "alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor," and Witherspoon gives a "strong performance."

The Pyramid

The horror film stars Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O'Hare and James Buckley and centers on an archeological team getting terrorized by a demonic creature in a previously undiscovered pyramid. Gregory Levasseur directed. In her review, THR film critic Leslie Felperin calls the film "a stinker in every sense."

See more Reese Witherspoon's Career Through The Years


A couple falls in love in a parallel universe over the course of six years in director Sam Esmail's dramedy. Justin Long, Emmy Rossum and Eric Winter star. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy writes that the director "strenuously overplays his hand with the torrent of obnoxious dialogue he asks his male lead to deliver," although "there’s talent on display in all aspects" of the film. Read his full review here. 

Life Partners

Director Susanna Fogel's rom-com stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Mark Feuerstein, Julie White and Gabourey Sidibe in the story of two female friends who face friction when one gets her first boyfriend. According to THR film critic Frank Scheck's review, the film features a "sweetly relaxed vibe that makes it go down easily thanks to the witty screenplay."

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