Admit One 9/23

Killer Elite

Starring: Jason Statham, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell,
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Directed by: Gary McKendry

Plot: An ex-special forces agent must rescue his mentor when he his kidnapped by a team of deadly assassins.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 27%

Critic Consensus: “A rote, utterly disposable Jason Statham vehicle that just happens to have Clive Owen and Robert De Niro in it”

Abduction

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Issacs, Lily Collins

Directed by: John Singleton

Plot: High schooler Nathan discovers his picture on a website that shows what missing children would look like grown up and that his parents are not his actual parents.  Nathan must then go on the run when CIA assassins target him.

RT Freshness: 7%

Critic Consensus: “A soulless and incompetent action/thriller that not even a veteran lead actor could save, let alone Taylor Lautner”

 
Moneyball
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Stephen Bishop, Chris Pratt
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Plot: Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, decides to go against the traditional thinking of scouting and recruiting players to compensate for his team’s limited budget.
RT Freshness: 94%
Critic Consensus: “Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore”
Dolphin Tale
Starring: Harry Connick Jr, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Plot: A group of people band together to do the seemingly impossible task of rebuilding a rescued dolphin’s tail, after it was severely injured in a crab trap.
RT Freshness: 84%
Critic Consensus: “Wisely dialing down the schmaltz, Dolphin Tale is earnest, sweet, and well-told, a rare family film that both kids and parents can enjoy”

 

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