In the Heart of the Sea
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland
Directed by: Ron Howard
Plot: The crew of the whaling ship Essex are attacked by a massive and vicious whale and are left shipwrecked in uncharted waters where they grow increasingly desperate as food and water run out.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 51%
Critic Consensus: “The admirably old-fashioned In the Heart of the Sea boasts thoughtful storytelling to match its visual panache, even if it can’t claim the depth or epic sweep to which it so clearly aspires”
Starring: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Taron Egerton
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Plot: The rise of Ronnie and Reggie Kray, twins who became two of the most notorious gangsters in British crime history.
RT Freshness: 60%
Critic Consensus: “As a gangster biopic, Legend is deeply flawed, but as a showcase for Tom Hardy — in a dual role, no less — it just about lives up to its title”