Critics Consensus: Footloose is Toe-Tapping Fun
Plus, The Thing doesn't have enough scares, and The Big Year is a slow but aimiable comedy.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas in a thriller about a plastic surgeon who tests an experimental form of skin on a kidnapped woman, is Certified Fresh at 82 percent.
- To Be Heard, a documentary about high school poetry writers in New York City, is at 80 percent.
- Chalet Girl, a comedy about an ex-skateboarder who gets a job at a posh ski resort, is at 79 percent.
- The Woman, a horror film about a man who discovers a feral woman living in isolation in the woods near his house, is at 77 percent.
- Bombay Beach, a surrealistic documentary about the eccentric residents of the Salton Sea, is at 57 percent.
- Texas Killing Fields, starring Sam Worthington and Chloe Moretz in a thriller about a detective on the trail of a serial killer, is at 50 percent.
- Fireflies in the Garden, starring Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds in a generation-spanning drama about a family dealing with tragedy, is at 24 percent (check out co-star Hayden Panettiere's Five Favorite Films here).
- Trespass, starring Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as an upper-crust couple besieged by home invaders, is at 19 percent (check out director Joel Schumacher's Five Favorite Films here).
- Father of Invention, starring Kevin Spacey and Heather Graham in a dramedy about an infomercial guru who's fallen on hard times, is at zero percent.