Opening

92% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
18% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01

Premieres Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 3
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New Episodes Tonight

61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

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25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
88% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Invictus Reviews

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Matt Risley
Sky Movies

A battle waged in the hearts and minds is always likely to be far more inspiring than explosion-heavy scuffles in the street, but as shown here, that doesn't necessarily translate into captivating movie magic.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010
Philip Kemp
Total Film

An undeniably stirring, if predictable, account of how Nelson Mandela turned the Springbok team into a unifying force for his country. Non-rugby fans may find their patience tested, but Freeman's magisterial performance carries it.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010
Chris Roberts
Uncut Magazine [UK]

The strange marriage is conservatively boxed - as a director Eastwood is a master craftsman, but no visionary - but oddly effective.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
Colin Prior
Radio Times

As Mandela, Morgan Freeman is suitably statesman-like and makes light of a difficult accent to give a convincing performance. Less convincing but still serviceable is Matt Damon.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Eastwood's biopic is unconventional only in that it wisely does not attempt to tell Mandela's whole life story. Instead, it seizes on his rarest qualities, thus creating a moving tribute to a genuinely great humanitarian.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

79-year-old Clint Eastwood delivers yet another tub-thumping classic - a sports drama that'll have all but the most cynical cheering from their seats.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
Alex Zane
Sun Online

The story is so perfect for cinema you have to remind yourself it actually happened.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Like Cry Freedom without the laughs. Morgan Freeman plays Nelson Mandela in a pious, bromidic, wet-all-over film that slops from triumph to set-piece triumph.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

February 5, 2010
Anthony Quinn
Independent

The problem is not one of factual accuracy; it is one of dramatic credibility, stymied all the way through by the remorseless sanctification of its subject.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

February 5, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A solid, slightly old-fashioned drama.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010
Andrew O'Hagan
This is London

In films like this, nobody is ever in two minds about anything. Nobody is ever out of character. And that is a deficiency in the screenwriting that pays too little heed to the source material.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

February 5, 2010
Robbie Collin
News of the World

It's still a great film though - expertly mixing a political biopic and an underdog sports movie together, which under a less sure hand could have turned out like The Mighty Ducks coached by George W.

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 4/5

February 5, 2010
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record [UK]

An enjoyable slice of solid entertainment that falls short of being a movie of greatness.

Full Review Source: Daily Record [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Eastwood hits all the right notes in exactly the right order, but it's his least personal film for a while.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010

Daily Telegraph

You're likely to leave Invictus with a few nagging questions

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010

Invictus does leave you feeling oddly satisfied, but it's a very fleeting satisfaction, perhaps because its rainbow nation conclusion immediately starts to ring hollow once the euphoria of the triumphant sports movie ending subsides.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2010
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

Another superb humanist drama from Eastwood.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

February 5, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Like most of [Eastwoods] recent output, it's a lame-as-anything exercise in obvious moral moviemaking that uses a couple of great performances to cover up the fact that it's actually completely by-the-numbers.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

February 5, 2010
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

A solid retelling of an undeniably inspirational story but it's unforgivably bland in places.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 4, 2010
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A solid but flawed film--Freeman's charmingly disarming portrayal keeps it real.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B

February 1, 2010
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