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Admit One 4/24: Literal Edition

By Zach


No question about what any of the new movies coming out this week are about.  Fighting is about fighting, The Soloist is about a soloist, Earth is about the Earth and Obsessed is about Ali Landry being obsessed with Dunder Mifflin’s newest manager, Charles.  Let’s see what the critics literally had to say.

Disneynature’s Earth

Starring: Animals (with James Earl Jones narrating)

Directed by: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield

Plot: Families of polar bears, elephants and humpback whales are followed in the their natural habitats.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 85%

Critic Consensus: “With its spectacular and extensive footage, Earth is both informative and entertaining.”


Starring: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzman, Brian White

Directed by: Dito Montiel

Plot: Shawn MacArthur gets dragged into the seedy world of bare knuckle street fighting in NYC by a scam artist.  The form an unstable partnership as Shawn proves to be a natural fighter.

RT Freshness: 34%

Critic Consensus: “Though Fighting has a likable lead performer, and the fight scenes are impressive, the paper-thin plot ultimately unravels.”


Starring: Idris Elba, Ali Landry, Beyonce Knowles

Directed by: Steve Shill

Plot: A temp at a company becomes a little too involved in one of the executive’s lives.

RT Freshness: n/a

Consensus: n/a

The Soloist

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Directed by: Joe Wright

Plot: A writer discovers that a local homeless man is an incredible musician.

RT Freshness: 54%

Critic Consensus: “Though it features strong performances by its lead players, a lack of narrative focus prevents The Soloist from hitting its mark.”

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