Admit One 5/10

Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Plot: The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 68%

Critic Consensus: “Pokémon Detective Pikachu may not take its wonderfully bizarre premise as far as it could have, but this offbeat adaptation should catch most — if not all — of the franchise’s fans”

Poms

Starring: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Watson, Rhea Perlman, Phyllis Somerville

Directed by: Zara Hayes

Plot: A woman who moves into a retirement community starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents.

RT Freshness: 26%

Critic Consensus: “While the cast is something to cheer about, Poms squanders its talented stars on a clichéd comedy that disrespects the demographic it’s trying to celebrate”

Tolkien

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Tom Glynn-Carney, Anthony Boyle

Directed by: Dome Karukoski

Plot: Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

RT Freshness: 47%

Critic Consensus: “Tolkien has the period trappings and strong performances of a worthy biopic, but lacks the imagination required to truly do its subject justice”

The Hustle

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Nicholas Woodeson, Ingrid Oliver, Douggie McMeekin

Directed by: Chris Addison

Plot: Two female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

RT Freshness: 10%

Critic Consensus: “The Hustle‘s stars might make an effective comedy team in a different setting, but this gender-flipped remake of a remake adds little beyond its feminine twist”

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