Critics Consensus: The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug is on Solid Ground
Plus, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas wasn't screened for critics, and American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks are Certified Fresh.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Nuclear Nation, a doc that examines Japan's dependence on nuclear energy, is at 100 percent.
- Liv & Ingmar, a documentary about the personal and professional relationship between Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, is at 100 percent.
- David O. Russell's American Hustle, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in a period dramedy about a group of con artists enlisted to help take down several corrupt politicians, is Certified Fresh at 97 percent.
- The Crash Reel, a documentary about snowboarding champ Kevin Pearce and his recovery from a severe injury, is at 96 percent.
- Saving Mr. Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks in a dramedy about the meeting between Walt Disney and the author of Mary Poppins, is Certified Fresh at 83 percent.
- What's In A Name?, a comedy about a group of friends who debate the odd name an expectant father has chosen for his child, is at 73 percent.
- Neil LaBute's Some Velvet Morning, starring Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve in a drama about an intense meeting between exes, is at 60 percent.
- Here Comes the Devil, a psychological horror film about two siblings whose behavior changes drastically after going missing on a family trip, is at 53 percent.
- Hours, starring Paul Walker in a drama about a man trapped in a hospital with his newborn son just as Hurricane Katrina strikes, is at 47 percent.
- Trap For Cinderella, a drama about a pair of reunited childhood friends whose relationship takes a dark turn, is at 23 percent.