Critics Consensus: 21 Jump Street is Certified Fresh
Plus, The Kid with a Bike is Certified Fresh, and Casa de mi padre is mostly silly.
This week at the movies brings only one new wide release: 21 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as a pair of detectives who go back to school. What do the critics have to say?
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Gerhard Richter Painting, a documentary about the great German artist at work, is at 100 percent.
- The Wise Kids, a coming-of-age dramedy about a trio of high schoolers dealing with life's uncertainties, is at 100 percent.
- The Dardenne brothers' The Kid with a Bike, a drama about a lonely pre-teen who bonds with a kindly hairdresser, is at 96 percent.
- Natural Selection, a dramedy about a devoutly religious woman who discovers her husband fathered a child out of wedlock, is at 83 percent.
- Jeff, Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms in a comedy about an aimless man searching for meaning in his life, is at 72 percent.
- Free Men, a historical drama about an Algerian man trying to rescue Jews in Nazi-occupied Paris, is at 63 percent.
- Detachment, starring Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who makes an impact on his students despite his troubled personal life, is at 59 percent.
- Casa de mi padre, starring Will Ferrell in a Spanish-language comedy about a mild-mannered ranch hand who gets caught up in a drug war, is at 38 percent (check out our interview with Ferrell here).
- Delicacy, starring Audrey Tautou as a lovelorn woman who falls for a thoroughly average guy in her office, is at 37 percent.
- The FP, a sci-fi comedy about a young man competing in a violent video game competition, is at 25 percent.
- Seeking Justice, starring Nicolas Cage and January Jones in a thriller about a man who goes on a mission to avenge an attack on his wife, is at 28 percent.
- Reuniting The Rubins, a comedy about an eccentric family's wacky Passover gathering, is at zero percent.