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Admit One 8/25/23

Here’s what’s new in theaters and on streaming this weekend, it’s Admit One

Gran Turismo (Theaters)

Starring: Archie Madekwe, David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, Darren Barnet, Geri Halliwell, Emelia Hartford, Joshua Stradowski

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp

Plot: Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 61%

Critic Consensus: “Gran Turismo‘s brisk action and feel-good underdog drama are undermined by its loose telling of the fact-based story, but this is still a generally solid racing movie”

Golda (Theaters)

Starring: Helen Mirren, Liev Schreiber, Camille Cottin, Ellie Piercy, Rami Heuberger, Lior Ashkenazi

Directed by: Guy Nattiv

Plot: Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel’ faced during the Yom Kippur War.

RT Freshness: 51%

Critic Consensus: “Helen Mirren is typically masterful in the title role, but Golda never amounts to much more than a passable history lesson presented in largely underwhelming biopic form”

The Hill (Theaters)

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Colin Ford, Joelle Carter, Randy Houser, Bonnie Bedelia, Scott Glenn

Directed by: Jeff Celentano

Plot: The remarkable true-life story of Rickey Hill’s improbable journey to play Major League Baseball.

RT Freshness: 38%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Retribution (Theaters)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Noma Dumezweni, Matthew Modine, Lily Aspell, Jack Champion, Embeth Davidtz

Directed by: Nimrod Antal

Plot: When a mysterious caller puts a bomb under his car seat, Matt Turner begins a high-speed chase across the city to complete a specific series of tasks. With his kids trapped in the back seat and a bomb that will explode if they get out of the car, a normal commute becomes a twisted game of life or death as Matt follows the stranger’s increasingly dangerous instructions in a race against time to save his family.

RT Freshness: 28%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Vacation Friends 2 (Hulu)

Starring: John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, Meredith Hagner, Steve Buscemi, Carlos Santos, Ronny Chieng

Directed by: Clay Tarver

Plot: A couple who meets up with another couple while on vacation in Mexico, see their friendship takes an awkward turn when they get back home.

RT Freshness: 13%

Critic Consensus: N/A

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Theaters and Netflix)

Starring: Idina Menzel, Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler, Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler, Samantha Lorraine

Directed by: Sammi Cohen

Plot: Stacy and Lydia are BFFs who’ve always dreamed about having epic bat mitzvahs. However, things start to go comically awry when a popular boy and middle school drama threatens their friendship and their rite of passage.

RT Freshness: 93%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Bottoms (Theaters)

Starring: Rachel Sennott, Ayo Edebiri, Havana Rose Liu, Kaia Gerber, Nicholas Galitzine, Dagmara DomiƄczyk, Marshawn Lynch

Directed by: Emma Seligman

Plot: Two unpopular queer high school students start a fight club to have sex before graduation.

RT Freshness: 99%

Critic Consensus: “Propulsive and over-the-top, Bottoms is an instant high school comedy classic that feels both current and nostalgic”

 

My Fairy Troublemaker (Hulu)

Starring: Jella Haase, Julian Mau, John Chadwick, Lisa-Marie Koroll, Tim Grobe

Directed by: Caroline Origer

Plot: Violetta, a curious tooth fairy, but totally messed up in her spells, gets hopelessly lost in the world of humans. To get back home she strikes a deal with Maxie, a girl lost in her new patchwork family. On this quest Violetta will discover her true vocation.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

Warrior King (Theaters)

Starring: Katie Leigh, Brandon Hunt, Marisa Blake, Blake Talley, Olivia Springer, Richard Epcar

Directed by: Lu Qi

Plot: A young man grows up in exile in a world overrun by demons and monsters.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

The Retirement Plan (Theaters)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ashley Greene, Ron Perlman, Jackie Earle Haley, Grace Byer, Ernie Hudson

Directed by: Tim Brown

Plot: When Ashley and her young daughter Sarah get caught up in a criminal enterprise that puts their lives at risk, she turns to estranged father Matt, currently living the life of a retired beach bum in the Cayman Islands.

RT Freshness: N/A

Critic Consensus: N/A

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