Critics Consensus

Friday, Dec. 13 2013, 09:58 AM

This week at the movies, we've got a journey through Middle-earth (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen) and some yuletide shenanigans (Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, starring Tyler Perry and Kathy Najimy). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Dec. 05 2013, 05:42 PM

This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: Out of the Furnace, a blue-collar crime thriller starring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson. What do the critics have to say?

Wednesday, Nov. 27 2013, 07:16 AM

Happy Thanksgiving! This week at the movies, we?ve got a frigid fairy tale (Frozen, featuring voice performances by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel); a small-town drug war (Homefront, starring Jason Statham and James Franco); a holiday musical (Black Nativity, starring Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett); a quest for vengeance (Oldboy, starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen); a mother?s search (Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan); and a troubled childhood (The Book Thief<, starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Nov. 21 2013, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got teenage warriors (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) and a prolific sperm donor (Delivery Man, starring Vince Vaughn and Cobie Smulders). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Nov. 14 2013, 04:40 PM

This week at the movies, we've got just one wide release: The Best Man Holiday, starring Taye Diggs and Nia Long in a comedy about a reunion of a bunch of old friends. What do the critics have to say?

Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 02:32 PM

This week at the movies, we've got the God of thunder (Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman) and a time-traveling romantic (About Time, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Oct. 31 2013, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a space-warfare strategist (Ender's Game, starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford), time-travelling turkeys (Free Birds, with voice performances by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson), and a document leaker (Last Vegas, starring Michael Douglas and Robert De Niro). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Oct. 24 2013, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got an amoral attorney (The Counselor, starring Michael Fassbender and Penelope Cruz) and an onerous octogenarian (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, starring Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Oct. 17 2013, 06:34 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a telekinetic teen (Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore); a pair of jail-breakers (Escape Plan, starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger); and a document leaker (The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Brühl). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Oct. 10 2013, 06:00 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a hostage situation (Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Keener), and a deadly mission (Machete Kills, starring Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez). What do the critics have to say?

Friday, Oct. 04 2013, 02:07 PM

This week at the movies, we've got stranded astronauts (Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney), a gambling racket (Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake), and some heavy metal thunder (the concert documentary Metallica Through the Never). What do the critics have to say?

Friday, Sep. 27 2013, 01:40 PM

This week at the movies, we've got racing rivals (Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl); ravenous food (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, with voice performances from Bill Hader and Anna Faris); a lovestruck lothario (Don Jon, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson); and a desperate flight attendant (Baggage Claim, starring Paula Patton and Djimon Hounsou). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Sep. 19 2013, 06:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a frantic search (Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal) and an international dance-off (Battle of the Year, starring Josh Holloway and Laz Alonso). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Sep. 12 2013, 08:48 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a bedeviled family (Insidious: Chapter 2, starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) and some witnesses who need little protection (The Family, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Sep. 05 2013, 05:18 PM

This week, we've only got one new film in wide release: Riddick, starring Vin Diesel and Karl Urban in the continuing adventures of the titular 28th Century soldier. What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Aug. 29 2013, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a popular boy band (the concert documentary One Direction: This Is Us), a desperate ex-racecar driver (Getaway, starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez), and attorneys under surveillance (Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Aug. 22 2013, 04:20 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a teenage demon-slayer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Lena Headey), a band of masked killers (You're Next, starring Sharni Vinson and Nicholas Tucci), some resilient pub crawlers (The World's End, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), and a desperate housewife (Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin). What do the critics have to say?

Thursday, Aug. 15 2013, 06:07 PM

This week at the movies, we've got teenage superheroes (Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz); a White House domestic worker (Lee Daniels' The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey); corporate killers (Paranoia, starring Liam Hemsworth and Gary Oldman); and a tech titan (Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher and Dermot Mulroney). What do the critics have to say?

Wednesday, Aug. 07 2013, 06:44 PM

This week at the movies, we've got a futuristic factory worker (Elysium, starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster); anthropomorphic aircraft (Planes, with voice performances from Dane Cook and Julia Louis-Dreyfus); a drug-smuggling "family" (We're the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis); a high school demigod (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, starring Logan Lerman and Brandon T. Jackson); and an unlikely teenage couple (The Spectacular Now, starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley). What do the critics have to say?

Friday, Aug. 02 2013, 10:27 AM

This week at the movies, we've got heavily-armed undercover agents (2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and hijinks-prone blue creatures (The Smurfs 2 with voice work from Neil Patrick Harris and Katy Perry). What do the critics have to say?


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