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Robocop

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley

Directed by: Jose Padilha

Plot: Detroit police officer Alex Murphy is nearly killed by a car bomb and, to save his life, his wife Clara consents to let Omnicorp turn him into the first cyborg police officer.

Rotten Tomatoes Consensus: 48%

 

Critical Consensus: “While it’s far better than it could have been, José Padilha’s RoboCop remake fails to offer a significant improvement over the original”

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About Last Night

Starring: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, Christopher McDonald, Paula Patton

Directed by: Steve Pink

Plot: Two guys meet a pair of women at a bar and, after sleeping together, both new couples must figure out if want to keep going.

RT Freshness: 74%

Critic Consensus: “About Last Night wanders even further from the David Mamet play that inspired the original, but it benefits from an engaging cast and a screenplay that smartly balances romance and comedy”

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Winter’s Tale

Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Eva Marie Saint

Directed by: Akiva Goldsman

Plot: A man who seems to be immortal tries to save the love of his life in a magical alternate NYC while an evil force tries to separate them forever.

RT Freshness: 13%

Critic Consensus: “Winter’s Tale tries to retain the grandiose sweep of its source novel, but fails to fill it in with characters worth rooting for or a sensible plot”

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Endless Love

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield

Directed by: Shana Feste

Plot: A young wealthy girl and a charismatic boy form an instant love but their parents are determined to keep them apart.

RT Freshness: 17%

Critic Consensus: “Blander than the original Endless Love and even less faithful to the source material, this remake is clichéd and unintentionally silly”

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