Critics Consensus: Pain & Gain is Visceral But Uneven
Plus, The Big Wedding is a big misfire.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Mud, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon in a drama about a pair of teenagers who befriend a reclusive criminal, is Certified Fresh at 97 percent.
- Sun Don't Shine, a drama about a young couple on the run with a mysterious body in the trunk of their car, is at 92 percent.
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee Kon Tiki, which recounts ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl's epic journey from South America to Polynesia on a raft, is at 79 percent.
- Graceland, a thriller about a politician's chauffeur who becomes ensnared in a kidnapping plot, is at 78 percent.
- An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty, a live-action/animation hybrid that ruminates on unrequited love, is at 75 percent.
- Paradise: Love, a drama about a middle aged woman who travels to a Kenyan resort that caters to sex tourists, is at 65 percent.
- At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron in a drama about the tense relationship between a farmer and his aspiring racecar driver son, is at 63 percent.
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Kate Hudson and Liev Schreiber in a drama about a Pakistani-American professor suspected of having ties to radicalism, is at 53 percent.
- Midnight's Children, a drama about a two people who experience remarkably different lives after being switched at birth on the eve of India's independence from Britain, is at 46 percent
- Arthur Newman, starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in a romantic dramedy about a pair of disenchanted souls who find each other after assuming false identities, is at 22 percent (watch our interviews with the stars here.)
- The Numbers Station, starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman in a thriller about a CIA agent tasked with protection a code specialist, is at 14 percent.