Critics Consensus: Pacific Rim is a Visual Treat
Plus, Grown Ups 2 is lowbrow and mean-spirited.
Also opening this week in limited release:
- Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia L. Spencer in a drama based on the true story of a young man killed by BART police on New Year's Day 2009, is Certified Fresh at 93 percent.
- The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelsen in a psychological drama about a former high school teacher who becomes the target of his community's ire, is Certified Fresh at 92 percent.
- Still Mine, starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold in a drama about a man who runs afoul of his town's zoning board when he tries to build a house to accommodate his ailing wife, is at 86 percent.
- Crystal Fairy, starring Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann in a comedy about a drug enthusiast and a free-spirited hippie on a road trip through Chile, is at 84 percent.
- Terms And Conditions May Apply, a documentary about how corporations and government agencies access data from internet searches, is at 82 percent.
- V/H/S/2, a horror anthology about a pair of private eyes who stumble upon a cache of disturbing videotapes in their search for a missing student, is at 71 percent.
- Israel: A Home Movie, a documentary featuring amateur films made by citizens during the nation's formative years, is at 63 percent.
- The Hot Flashes, starring Brooke Shields and Daryl Hannah in a comedy about a group of middle-aged women who challenge the local high school girls' basketball team to a charity tournament, is at 46 percent.
- Pawn Shop Chronicles, starring Paul Walker and Elijah Wood in a dark comedy featuring three stories set in a small town pawn shop, is at 20 percent.
- Killing Season, starring Robert De Niro and John Travolta in a thriller about a reclusive veteran who meets a suspicious outsider, is at 17 percent.