Critics Consensus: Argo Is Certified Fresh
Plus, Here Comes the Boom is predictable, Sinister is spooky, Seven Psychopaths is Certified Fresh, and Atlas Shrugged was not screened.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Gayby, a comedy about two close friends who decide to conceive a child together despite their mismatched sexual orientations, is at 100 percent.
- In My Mother's Arms, a documentary about an orphanage for troubled children in Baghdad, is at 100 percent.
- Photographic Memory, in which a filmmaker attempts to revisit key places in his life in an attempt to connect with his son, is at 100 percent.
- Middle of Nowhere, a drama about a med student whose life is upended when her husband is incarcerated, is at 92 percent.
- Smashed, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead in a dramedy about a young woman struggling with alcoholism, is at 84 percent.
- The Big Picture, a French thriller about a successful man who assumes a new identity to escape his existence, is at 81 percent.
- Two Years at Sea, a doc about a Scottish man living in near isolation, is at 75 percent.
- Simon and the Oaks, a coming-of-age drama about two childhood friends whose lives are upended by the turmoil of World War II, is at 50 percent.
- 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom, starring Chris O'Dowd and Lizzy Caplan in a comedy about two brothers who hire a hacker to scrub the internet of an embarrassing video, is at 44 percent.
- Special Forces, starring Diane Kruger and Djimon Hounsou in an action movie about a military unit working to free a kidnapped journalist from the Taliban, is at 33 percent.
- Hotel Noir, starring Carla Gugino and Mandy Moore in the pulpy tale of a down-on-his-luck detective who meets a variety of interesting characters during the course of a night, is at 20 percent.
- War of the Buttons, a period drama about rival preteen gangs who set aside their differences to protect a friend in Nazi-occupied France, is at 17 percent.
- Smiley, a horror film about a mad slasher who kills people who participate in internet video chats, is at zero percent.