Critics Consensus: Maleficent is So-So, But Jolie is Great
Plus, A Million Ways to Die in the West is decidedly short of a million laughs.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- We Are the Best!, a dramedy about three Swedish teenagers who start a punk band, is Certified Fresh at 100 percent.
- Manoel de Oliveira's Gebo And The Shadow, a drama about an elderly couple still reeling from the long absense of their son, is at 100 percent.
- Lucky Them, starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church in a dramedy about a music writer looking for a forgotten musician who also happens to be her ex, is at 92 percent.
- Elena, a documentary about the disappearance of an aspiring Brazilian actress, is at 86 percent.
- The Hornet's Nest, a documentary about a group of American soldiers in Afghanistan undertaking a series of missions in hostile territory, is at 86 percent.
- Korengal, a documentary that follows up on the soldiers featured in Restrepo, is at 80 percent.
- Night Moves, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning in a drama about a group of radical environmentalists plotting an attack, is at 76 percent (check out co-star Peter Sarsgaard's Five Favorite Films.)
- Filth, starring James McAvoy and Jamie Bell in a dramedy about a crooked cop who tries to solve a murder while undermining his colleagues, is at 73 percent.
- The Grand Seduction, starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch in a comedy about a remote community's attempts to convince a doctor to movie to town, is at 63 percent.
- The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, a documentary portrait of a notorious jewel thief, is at 63 percent.
- Age of the Uprising, starring Mads Mikkelsen in a period drama about a merchant who vows revenge after being humiliated by a nobleman, is at 44 percent.