Admit One 1/13

Patriots Day

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, JK Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Michelle Monaghan

Directed by: Peter Berg

Plot: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 78%

Critic Consensus: “Patriots Day offers a stirring, solidly crafted tribute to the heroes of a real-life American tragedy without straying into exploitative action thriller territory”

Silence

Starring: Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata, Ciaran Hinds, Tadanobu Asano

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Plot: Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.

RT Freshness: 85%

Critic Consensus: “Silence ends Martin Scorsese’s decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director’s finest works”

The Bye Bye Man

Starring; Lucien Laviscount, Douglas Smith, Doug Jones, Cressida Bonas, Faye Dunaway, Carrie Ann Moss

Directed by: Stacy Title

Plot: Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind man’s most unspeakable acts.

RT Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Sleepless

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Michele Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour

Directed by: Baran bo Odar

Plot: A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consenus: N/A

Live By Night

Starring: Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina

Directed by: Ben Affleck

Plot: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

RT Freshness: 33%

Critic Consensus: “Live by Night boasts visual style and an impressive cast, but they’re lost in a would-be crime saga that finds producer, director, and star Ben Affleck revisiting familiar themes to diminishing effect”

Monster Trucks

Starring: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Rob Lowe, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Danny Glover

Directed by: Chris Wedge

Plot: A high school senior befriends a strange creature with a knack for mechanical objects who was driven from it’s home by an evil oil company.

RT Freshness: 28%

Critic Consensus: “Despite flashes of inspiration, the singularly high-concept Monster Trucks shows that it takes more than monsters and trucks to create a compelling feature film”

 

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