Critics Consensus: Oz the Great and Powerful Looks Good But Lacks Magic
Plus, Dead Man Down's great cast struggles to rise above the film's absurd plot.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- The Silence, a thriller about a pair of eerily similar crimes that haunt the residents of a small German town, is at 100 percent.
- Electrick Children, a coming-of-age drama about a sheltered teenager who flees her family for the big city, is at 83 percent.
- The Romanian drama Beyond The Hills, about a young woman who attempts to convince a childhood friend to leave her orthodox religious community, is at 81 percent.
- Michel Gondry's The We and the I, a comedy about a diverse group of high school students on a bus home from the last day of school, is at 80 percent.
- Greedy Lying Bastards, a documentary about corporate and political resistance to climate change legislation, is at 80 percent.
- Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey, a concert doc about the venerable hard rock group and its new singer, is at 68 percent.
- The Monk, starring Vincent Cassel in a gothic fantasy about a friar who gives in to temptation after meeting a newcomer to the monastery, is at 67 percent.
- The ABCs of Death, a horror anthology featuring a scary short for each letter of the alphabet, is at 48 percent.
- Emperor, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox in a period drama about the United States' post-World War II Occupation of Japan, is at 41 percent.
- Gut Renovation, a documentary about the gentrification of Brooklyn, is at 29 percent.
Finally, props to Matthew Reimer for coming the closest to guessing The Last Exorcism Part II's 14 percent Tomatometer.