Seems to be something for everyone this week at the movies, you’ve got a sports movie, an action thriller, a horror movie, a period piece, a gangster flick and a kid’s movie. Let’s see what we have, shall we?
Body of Lies
Starring: Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 55%
Critical Consensus: “Body of Lies relies on the performances of Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio to elevate it beyond the conventional espionage thriller.”
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown
Critic Consensus: This inspirational sports biopic set in the the civil rights era is interesting even for non-football fans, and features a great performance by Dennis Quaid as tough-but-fair football coach.
City of Ember
Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins
Critic Consensus: City of Ember is visually arresting, and boasts a superb cast, but is sadly lacking in both action and adventure.
Starring: Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes
Critic Consensus: While The Duchess treads the now-familiar terrain of the corset-ripper, the costumes look great and Keira Knightley’s performance is stellar in this subtly feminist, period drama.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris
Critic Consensus: Mixed reviews for Guy Ritchie’s return to his London-based cockney wideboy gangster movie roots, but most agree, it’s a step in the right direction following two major turkeys.
Starring: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris
Critic Consensus: None