Critics Consensus: Dark Shadows Doesn't Scare Up Enough Laughs
Plus, I Wish is graceful and touching, and God Bless America is a wild black comedy.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Portrait of Wally, a documentary about the legal battle over a painting by the great Egon Schiele, is at 100 percent.
- Sleepless Night, a French thriller about a dirty cop involved in a botched heist, is at 100 percent.
- Under African Skies, a doc about a reunion between Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the 25th anniversary of their Graceland collaboration, is at 100 percent.
- You Are Here, a sci-fi drama about a woman who collects documents and recordings of a secret parallel world, is at 100 percent.
- The Chilean import BonsŠi, a dramedy about a struggling writer looking for inspiration for his autobiographical novel, is at 93 percent.
- Patience (After Sebald), a cinematic essay on the work of writer W.G. Sebald, is at 93 percent.
- Nobody Else But You, an offbeat mystery about the investigation into the death of a Marilyn Monroe lookalike, is at 88 percent.
- Hirokazu Koreeda's I Wish, aa drama about a boy who hopes for a miracle to reunite his divorced parents, is at 87 percent.
- A Bag of Hammers, starring Jason Ritter and Rebecca Hall in a dramedy about a pair of con men who reconsider their ways when they mentor a 12-year-old boy, is at 67 percent.
- The Road, a horror movie about the discovery of terrifying secrets in the search for missing teens, is at 67 percent.
- God Bless America, a black comedy about a terminally ill man who reacts violently to what he sees as the stupidity of contemporary culture, is at 62 percent (check out director Bobcat Goldthwait's Five Favorite Films here).
- Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, a dramedy about a pregnant woman who makes an impulsive road trip to visit her estranged mother, is at 50 percent.
- Where Do We Go Now?, a comedy about a Lebanese town divided along religious and gender lines, is at 47 percent.
- Transit, starring Jim Caviezel in a thriller about a family on the run from ruthless killers after stumbling upon a stash of money, is at 43 percent.
- Girl In Progress, starring Eva Mendes and Matthew Modine in a dramedy about a teenager who attempts to stake out a life independent from her preoccupied mother, is at 35 percent.
- Tonight You're Mine, a romantic comedy about two young rockers who are accidentally handcuffed to each other, is at 33 percent.
- The Cup, starring Brendan Gleeson in a drama about a jockey overcoming adversity with the help of a veteran horse trainer, is at 29 percent.
- Hick, starring ChloŽ Grace Moretz and Blake Lively in a drama about a pair of young hitchhikers who run into trouble on the open road, is at zero percent.