It’s Christmas Eve and it’s a slightly weird Admit One since two of the movies came out on Wednesday and the other comes out tomorrow.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon
Directed by: The Coen Brothers
Plot: A young girl recruits a grizzled US Marshall and a Texas Ranger to help her track down her father’s killer.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%
Critical Consensus: “Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens’ most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.”
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Alba, Barbara Streisand
Directed by: Paul Weitz
Plot: Pam and Greg Focker host the family’s Christmas and wacky hi-jinks ensue.
RT Freshness: 11%
Critic Consensus: “As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows.”
Starring: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O’Dawd
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Plot: Mail clerk Gulliver gets a chance to write for a travel magazine but gets caught in the Bermuda Triangle and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over the tiny inhabitants.
RT Freshness: 22%
Critic Consensus: “Though Jack Black is back doing what he does best, Gulliver’s Travels largely fails to do any justice to its source material, relying instead on juvenile humor and special effects.”