"Safe House" Universal, US | Dir: Daniel Espinosa; Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard | ThePlaylist talks with Espinosa | 52% Tomatometer | Michael Phillips says: "Even at its most frantic and mechanical, the movie relies on Washington to provide a visual anchor, some sociopathic calm amid the storm." | Karina Longworth says: "scattered but not totally disagreeable."
"In Darkness" SPC, POL | Dir: Agniezka Holland; Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader | TOH! Q & A with Holland | 89% Tomatometer | David Edelstein says: "In outline, In Darkness is a standard conversion melodrama, but little within those parameters is easy. The darkness lingers into the light." | Lisa Schwarzbaum says: "A daringly murky-looking movie that demands viewers enter the void."
"Rampart" Millennium, US | Dir: Oren Moverman; Cast: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Jon Bernthal | Would-be Dark Horse Oscar contender Harrelson | 73% Tomatometer | Owen Gleiberman says: "Rampart won't be for everyone, but it's the work of a major directorial voice. It's a thriller on fire." | Glenn Kenny says: "Harrelson's work here is so committed that many might feel his character's journey is worth sitting through for that alone."
"The Vow" Screen Gems, US | Dir: Michael Sucsy; Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Sam Neill | ThePlaylist considers its Soundtrack | 54% Tomatometer | Todd McCarthy says: "Earnest hokum of this nature has become increasingly rare. And for a reason." | Emma Dibdin says: "For all its clunky scripting there's an essential sweetness at work here, thanks partly to McAdams."