Fall gets kicked off with a bang with the over the top, ridiculously cast Machete, along with two other new movies.
Starring: Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Steven Seagal, Robert DeNiro, Don Johnson
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Plot: Former federal agent Machete goes on a revenge fueled killing spree against the men who wronged him.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 74%
Critic Consensus: “Machete is messy, violent, shallow, and tasteless — and that’s precisely the point of one of the summer’s most cartoonishly enjoyable films.”
Starring: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido
Directed by: Anton Corbjin
Plot: After a harsh job in Sweden, American spy/assassin Jack retreats to the Italian countryside for some rest but is wary that there might be people gunning for him.
RT Freshness: 59%
Critic Consensus: “As beautifully shot as it is emotionally restrained, The American is an unusually divisive spy thriller — and one that rests on an unusually subdued performance from George Clooney.”
Going the Distance
Starring: Justin Long, Drew Barrymore, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jim Gaffigan
Directed by: Nanette Burnstein
Plot: After spending the summer together in New York City, Garrett and Erin decide to continue their relationship long distance, since Erin lives in San Fransisco and Garrett in NYC.
RT Freshness: 48%
Critic Consensus: “It’s timelier and a little more honest than most romantic comedies, but Drew Barrymore and Justin Long’s screen chemistry doesn’t make up for Going the Distance‘s overall flatness.”