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Taken

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott

Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Plot: When his ex-wife is killed, former CIA agent Bryan Mills is the prime suspect and must use his particular set of skills to avoid the police and clear his name.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 14%

Critic Consensus: “Hampered by toothless PG-13 action sequences, incoherent direction, and a hackneyed plot, Taken 3 serves as a clear signal that it’s well past time to retire this franchise”

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Inherent Vice

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Plot: A drugged out private eye is brought into a tangled kidnapping/conspiracy plot by his ex-girlfriend.

RT Freshness: 71%

Critic Consensus: “Inherent Vice may prove frustrating for viewers who demand absolute coherence, but it does justice to its acclaimed source material — and should satisfy fans of director P.T. Anderson”

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Selma

Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Cuba Gooding Jr, Common, Oprah Winfrey

Directed by: Ava DuVernay

Plot: Based on the true events, Selma follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the three months leading up to his iconic march from Selma to Montgomery.

RT Freshness: 100%

Critic Consensus: “Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but doesn’t ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied”

 

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