Our first weekend of December and it’s filled with a bunch of movies that make you go “meh” or “that came out?”
Starring: Matt Dillion, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich
Directed by: Nimrod Antal
Plot: Armored truck guards decide to steal one of their shipments but the new rookie goes against them and barricades himself in the truck.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: N/A
Critic Consensus: N/A
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Plot: When his kids all cancel on him for Christmas, a father decides to head out across the country and surprise them at their homes.
RT Freshness: 48%
Critic Consensus: “A calm, charismatic performance from Robert De Niro nearly saves the movie, but ultimately, Everybody’s Fine has the look and feel of a stereotypical Christmas dramedy.”
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Plot: When a marine goes missing overseas, his brother becomes close to his family but things get complicated when he’s found and returns home.
RT Freshness: 63%
Critic Consensus: “It plays more like a traditional melodrama than the Susanne Bier film that inspired it, but Jim Sheridan’s Brothers benefits from rock-solid performances by its three leads.”