Critics Consensus: New Year's Eve Drops the Ball
Plus, The Sitter is crass and only occasionally funny.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth in an adaptation of John Le Carré's espionage thriller about a disgraced former spy who's covertly tasked with finding a mole within MI-6, is Certified Fresh at 91 percent.
- Knuckle, a documentary about the secret world of nomadic Irish bare-knuckle fighters, is at 93 percent.
- London River, a drama about an unlikely duo that joins forces to search for their children after the 2005 London terrorist bombings, is at 88 percent.
- We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly in a psychological thriller about a woman's tenuous relationship with her violent son, is Certified Fresh at 84 percent.
- Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt in a comedy about a woman who returns to her hometown and forms a bond with a guy she treated badly in high school, is at 80 percent.
- Seducing Charlie Barker, a comedy about a struggling actor who cheats on his wife with a woman that's more trouble than she's worth, is at 63 percent.
- My Piece of the Pie, a French dramedy about a single mother who takes a cleaning job with the financial worker who helped shut down the factory where she once worked, is at 57 percent.
- The French import Goodbye First Love, a drama about a young woman still profoundly affected by a teenage romance, is at 50 percent.
- W.E., starring Abbie Cornish and James D'Arcy in Madonna's biopic of American Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson, is at 29 percent.
- I Melt with You, starring Thomas Jane and Rob Lowe in a drama about four former college buddies who try to stave off their midlife crises during a wild weeklong getaway, is at 12 percent.