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Admit One 12/24

It’s Christmas Eve and it’s a slightly weird Admit One since two of the movies came out on Wednesday and the other comes out tomorrow.

True Grit

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon

Directed by: The Coen Brothers

Plot: A young girl recruits a grizzled US Marshall and a Texas Ranger to help her track down her father’s killer.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 95%

Critical Consensus: “Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens’ most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.”

Little Fockers

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Alba, Barbara Streisand

Directed by: Paul Weitz

Plot: Pam and Greg Focker host the family’s Christmas and wacky hi-jinks ensue.

RT Freshness: 11%

Critic Consensus: “As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows.”

Gulliver’s Travels

Starring: Jack Black, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Chris O’Dawd

Directed by: Rob Letterman

Plot: Mail clerk Gulliver gets a chance to write for a travel magazine but gets caught in the Bermuda Triangle and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over the tiny inhabitants.

RT Freshness: 22%

Critic Consensus: “Though Jack Black is back doing what he does best, Gulliver’s Travels largely fails to do any justice to its source material, relying instead on juvenile humor and special effects.”

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