August 6, 2009
Critics Consensus: It's Quiet For G.I. Joe. Too Quiet.
This week at the movies, we got real American heroes (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, starring Dennis Quaid and Sienna Miller); kitchen chronicles (Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams); and honeymoon horror (A Perfect Getaway, starring Timothy Olyphant and Milla Jovovich). What do the critics have to say? Knowing may be half the battle, but in the case of GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the war is far from over, as the film was not widely screened for critics prior to release. Critics say Julie & Julia is riveting when Streep is onscreen, but formulaic when she's not. Lastly, critics say A Perfect Getaway, though well-crafted and tense is a little too heavily plotted for its own good.