Admit One 12/23

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames, Vladimir Mashkov

Directed by: Brad Bird

Plot: After a mission goes horribly wrong in Moscow, the entire IMF is disavowed and the remaining members, led by Ethan Hunt, have to hunt down those responsible and clear their names.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 93%

Critic Consensus: “Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Starring: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer, Steven Berkoff

Directed by: David Fincher

Plot: An investigative journalist and a computer hacker join forces to solve the murder of a young woman years ago on an island where the only residents are the devious members of one family.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 85%

Critic Consensus: “Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara”

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Daniel Craig, Toby Jones

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Plot: Adventurer/reporter Tintin sets out on a quest to discover the secret of the lost pirate ship, the Unicorn.

RT Freshness: 75%

Critic Consensus: “Drawing deep from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Steven Spielberg has crafted another spirited, thrilling adventure in the form of Tintin”

We Bought a Zoo

Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Plot: Single dad Ben Mee quits his job and moves his kids to a new house, which happens to have a zoo attached to it.

RT Freshness: 60%

Critic Consensus: “While more transparently cloying than Crowe’s best work, We Bought a Zoo rises on the strength of Damon’s performance, and represents a limited return to form for the director”

In the Land of Blood and Honey

Starring: Vanessa Glodjo, Rade Serbedzija, Boris Ler, Alma Terzic, Jelena Jovanova

Directed by: Angelina Jolie

Plot: During the height of the Bosnian War, a Serbian soldier in charge of a prison camp meets a Bosnian woman he knew before the war and develops a complicated relationship with her.

RT Freshness: 53%

Critic Consensus: N/A

War Horse

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Plot: A horse discovered by a young man is taken to be used as part of the British cavalry in World War I and affects numerous lives over the course of the war.

RT Freshness: 75%

Critic Consensus: “Technically superb, proudly sentimental, and unabashedly old-fashioned, War Horse is an emotional drama that tugs the heartstrings with Spielberg’s customary flair”

The Darkest Hour

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachel Taylor, Joel Kinnaman

Directed by: Chris Gorak

Plot: Five friends on vacation in Moscow become trapped there when a world wide invasion by invisible, energy draining aliens begins.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

 

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