In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'King Arthur,' 'Snatched' and More
Also: What THR's critics are saying about Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin in 'Paris Can Wait' and Eva Longoria's 'Lowriders.'
King Arthur and a kidnapped mother and daughter are among what's headed to theaters this weekend in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Snatched. Also in theaters this weekend are Alec Baldwin, Diane Lane and Arnaud Viard in Paris Can Wait and Eva Longoria's Lowriders, which highlights East L.A.'s vibrant car culture.
Here is what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Guy Ritchie reboots the King Arthur tale starring Charlie Hunnam, who pulls the famed Excalibur sword out of stone to battle his way back to taking his rightful throne from his greedy uncle. "Loud, bombastic and thuddingly obvious, this is a vulgar movie for vulgar times," writes THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy. Read the full review here.
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer are a mother-daughter duo who become kidnapped on a wild South American adventure. THR reviews editor Jon Frosch writes that Hawn and Schumer make the film "watchable if barely." He adds, "To put it bluntly: They're worth watching even in junk like this." Read the full review here.
Eva Longoria, Gabriel Chavarria and Tony Revolori star in producer Jason Blum's film set against the backdrop of East L.A.'s vibrant and historical car culture. THR film critic Sheri Linden writes in her review, "The actors find the emotional weight in often overwritten material, but what sets the film apart is its deeply felt celebration of the lowrider tradition — the loving customization and display of vintage cars — that thrives in the predominantly Latino Eastside of Los Angeles." Read the full review here.
Paris Can Wait
Eleanor Coppola's debut feature follows Arnaud Viard and Diane Lane as two middle-aged acquaintances on a two-day road trip from Cannes to Paris. Alec Baldwin also stars as Lane's husband. THR chief film critic Todd McCarthy calls the film a "slight but charming travelogue/food-a-thon" and writes that Lane is a "pleasure throughout" the film. He adds that Coppola "mostly keeps things buoyant and light-hearted, injecting mild comedy here and there." Read the full review here.