Critics Consensus: Conan the Barbarian is a Bloody Mess
Plus, Fright Night scares up some laughs and chills, but Spy Kids and One Day strike out.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Summer Pasture, a documentary about the harsh lives of Tibetan nomads, is at 100 percent.
- The Last Circus, a dramedy about a clown whose life is upended by the rise of Fascism in Spain, is at 92 percent.
- The Hedgehog, a drama about a morose 12-year-old who befriends the grumpy concierge in her apartment building, is at 83 percent.
- Mozart's Sister, a historical drama about the great composer's talented older sibling, is at 80 percent.
- Griff the Invisible, a comedy/romance about a shy working stiff who moonlights as a superhero, is at 78 percent.
- Atrocious, a lo-fi horror film about a family that films its investigation into a terrifying urban legend, is at 67 percent.
- The Journals Of Musan, a drama about a North Korean defector awkwardly adjusting to his new life in South Korea, is at 60 percent.
- John Sayles's Amigo, a drama about a village torn apart by the Philippine-American War, is at 59 percent.
- 5 Days Of War, starring Rupert Friend and Emmanuelle Chriqui in a drama about an American reporter caught in the crossfire of the 2008 Georgian conflict with Russia, is at 55 percent.
- A Horrible Way to Die, an indie thriller about an escaped serial killer who's looking for his ex-girlfriend, is at 40 percent.
- Flypaper, starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd in a crime comedy about a would-be bank robber who develops a bond with a teller, is at 22 percent.
- Programming The Nation?, a documentary about subliminal messages in politics and advertising, is at 14 percent.