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Admit One 8/13/21

By Zach

Free Guy (Theaters)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Plot: A bank teller discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game and decides to become the hero of his own story… one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 85%

Critic Consensus: “Combining a clever concept, sweet, self-aware humor, and a charming cast, Free Guy is frivolous fun”

Respect (Theaters)

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess

Directed by: Liesl Tommy

Plot: Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career — from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom — it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

RT Freshness: 66%

Critic Consensus: “This standard-issue biopic falls shy of its subject’s transcendent brilliance, but Jennifer Hudson’s starring performance absolutely commands Respect

Don’t Breathe 2 (Theaters)

Starring: Stephen Lang, Brendan Sexton III, Madelyn Grace, Bobby Schofield, Rocci Williams, Stephanie Arcila

Directed by: Rodo Sayagues Mendez

Plot: This sequel is set in the years following the initial deadly home invasion of Don’t Breathe, where Norman Nordstrom lives in quiet solace until his past sins catch up to him.

RT Freshness: 40%

Critic Consensus: N/A

CODA (Apple TV+)

Starring: Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin, Daniel Durant, Eugenio Derbez, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

Directed by: Sian Heder

Plot: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

RT Freshness: 95%

Critic Consensus: “CODA‘s story offers few surprises, but strong representation and a terrific cast — led by Emilia Jones’ brilliant performance — bring this coming-of-age story vividly to life”

Beckett (Netflix)

Starring: John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Daphne Alexander

Directed by: Ferdinando Cito Filomarino

Plot: While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.

RT Freshness: 57%

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Kissing Booth 3 (Netflix)

Starring: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young

Directed by: Vince Marcello

Plot: It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break?

RT Freshness: 8%

Critic Consensus: N/A

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