Critics Consensus: Taken 2 Is Less Than Captivating
Plus, Frankenweenie is Certified Fresh, and Pitch Perfect is toe-tapping fun.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Matthew Lillard's Fat Kid Rules the World, a dark comedy about a depressed high schooler who forms a bond with the street musician who saves his life, is at 100 percent.
- Sister, a drama about a resourceful boy who gets into trouble while trying to support himself and his older sister, is at 100 percent.
- Wuthering Heights, director Andrea Arnold's gritty reimagining of the Emily Bronte classic, is Certified Fresh at 80 percent.
- Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, a doc about the state of our nation's medical system, is at 67 percent.
- La Rafle, starring Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent in a period drama about family life in Vichy France, is at 61 percent.
- Decoding Deepak, a doc about Deepak Chopra's public and private life, is at 60 percent.
- V/H/S, a horror film about a group of criminals who make a gruesome discovery while attempting to retrieve a mysterious videotape, is at 57 percent.
- The Paperboy, starring Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey in a drama about an investigative reporter looking to prove that a death-row inmate was framed for murder, is at 50 percent.
- Bel Borba Aqui, a documentary about a Brazilian artist who creates works out of a wide variety of materials, is at 50 percent.
- Butter, starring Jennifer Garner and Olivia Wilde in a comedy about a woman who faces stiff competition in a butter carving championship, is at 38 percent.
- The Oranges, starring Leighton Meester and Hugh Laurie in a dark comedy about a young woman who has an affair with her parents' married neighbor, is at 27 percent.
- Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, starring Marcia Gay Harden and Ellen Burstyn in a dramedy about a troubled teenager trying to find his identity, is at 14 percent.
- Winnie, starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard in a biopic of Winnie Mandela, is at zero percent.