"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" Summit, USA | DIR: Stephen Chbosky CAST: Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman, Dylan McDermott, Paul Rudd | 76% Fresh | NYT: "Likable, unsurprising and principally a showcase for the pretty young cast, notably Mr. Miller, who brings texture to his witty if sensitive gay quipster." | Indiewire talks to Miller.
"How To Survive a Plague" IFC, USA | DIR: David France | 100% Fresh | LAT: "An exceptional portrait of a community in crisis and the focused fury of its response." | How to Make a Powerful AIDS Documentary.
"The House at the End of the Street" Relativity, USA | DIR: Mark Tonderai CAST: Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Shue | 12% Rotten | Toronto Star: "A thriller with a twisted ending that feels clumsy, laboured and unconvincing throughout."
"End of Watch" Open Road, USA | DIR: David Ayer CAST: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo | 86% Fresh | Village Voice: "As social insight, End of Watch is useless, but as engrossing entertainment, it's irresistible, thanks to Ayer's gift for dialogue, the relentless pacing set by film editor Dody Dorn, and gorgeous performances by Gyllenhaal and Peña."
"Trouble with the Curve" Warner Bros, USA | DIR: Robert Lorenz CAST: Amy Adams, Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Matthew Lillard | 55% Rotten | SF Chronicle: "'Trouble' is second-rate Eastwood, existing in a parallel universe where the celebrity has been reduced to a Hallmark movie-of-the-week actor, not one of the most respected directors in Hollywood."
"Dredd 3D" Lionsgate, US/UK/IN | DIR: Pete Travis CAST: Carl Urban, Rachel Wood, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey | 77% Fresh | Arizona Republic: "With its dark characters and the grim setting, the film masterfully creates a compelling, nightmarish atmosphere."