"The Iron Lady" The Weinstein Co., UK/FR | Director: Phyllida Lloyd; Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent | 56% Tomatometer | TOH! Review Round-up: Will The Iron Lady's Nasty Reviews Hurt Meryl Streep at the Oscars? | Roger Ebert: "You have to be very talented to work with Meryl Streep. It also helps to know how to use her. 'The Iron Lady' fails in both of these categories." | Peter Travers: "One can only marvel at [Streep's] virtuoso performance as Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady.'"
"Contraband" Universal, USA | Director: Baltasar Karmakur; Cast" Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi, Ben Foster | 59% Tomatometer | Michael Phillips: "Wahlberg has the presence, the glower and the laconic line readings to guide us through a mess of pain, painlessly." | Todd McCarthy: "The gritty style only accentuates the increasingly far-fetched dramatics in Contraband, an involving, atmospherically grungy mid-register thriller."
"We Need To Talk About Kevin" Oscilloscope, UK/US | Director: Lynne Ramsay; Cast: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller | 83% Tomatometer | TOH! Interviews Ramsay & Swinton | Kenneth Turan: "It's a domestic horror story that literally gets to us where we live, a disturbing tale told with uncompromising emotionality and great skill by filmmaker Lynne Ramsay." | A.O. Scott: "Ms. Ramsay, with ruthless ingenuity, creates a deeper dread and a more acute feeling of anticipation by allowing us to think we know what is coming and then shocking us with the extent of our ignorance."
"Sing Your Song" HBO Films, US | Director: Susanne Rostock | 100% Tomatometer | John Anderson: "'Sing Your Song' does three things only a superior bio-doc can do: Tell a stirring life story, place that life in the context of its times, and portray it with the kind of depth and breadth that makes you wonder why it hasn't been told before."