Reviews, trailers and details below:
Real Steel, Disney, US | Dir: Shawn Levy; Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie | 64% Tomatometer | Todd McCarthy: "This punishingly predictable tale will test whether sci-fi action fanboys can stomach having their cherished genre infiltrated by sentimental hokum about a down-on-his-luck dad and his spunky long-lost son."
Blackthorn, Magnolia, SP/US/BOL/FR | Director: Mateo Gil; Cast: Eduardo Noriega, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sam Shepard, Stephen Rea, Padraic Delaney | iW | 71% Tomatometer | Ronnie Sheib: "Shepard delivers in spades, his character weary but just crackpot enough to survive."
1911, Variance Films, CH/HK | Director: Jackie Chan, Li Zhang; Cast: Jackie Chan, Bingbing Li, Winston Chao, Joan Chen, Jaycee Chan | 13% Tomatometer | Maggie Lee: "Chan has not injected any of his playful charm or physical virtuosity into Wang Xingdong's and Chen Baoguang's insipid, poorly structured screenplay."
Hell and Back Again, New Video, US/UK/AFG | Director: Danfung Dennis; Cast: Danfung Dennis, Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris | A- criticWIRE | 100% Tomatometer | V.A. Musetto: "Dennis refuses to push a political agenda down viewers' throats. But the message of his film -- a breathlessly paced look at the realities of war -- is clear: War and its aftermath are indeed hell."
The Way, Icon Entertainment, US/SP | Director: Emilio Estevez; Cast: Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Joaquim de Almeida, Emilio Estevez | B- criticWIRE | 77% Tomatometer | Philip French: "It looks good, is occasionally touching, always over-explicit, and usually predictable."
The Women on the 6th Floor, Strand Releasing, FR | Dir: Phillippe Le Guay; Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kinerlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas | C criticWIRE | 36% Tomatometer | Kalvin Henely: "There's nothing remarkable going on in Jean-Philippe Le Guay's pillowy, Vicodin pill of a film."
Dirty Girl, The Weinstein Co., US | Director: Abe Sylvia; Cast: Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen, Juno Temple, Tim McGraw, William H. Macy | C criticWIRE | 10% Tomatometer | Allison Willmore: "Temple does turn what’s essentially a magical-hussy role into something more grounded and human. The rest of the cast isn’t quite so lucky."
The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence, IFC Midnight, NETH/UK/US | Director: Tom Six; Cast: Laurence Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie | B criticWIRE | 20% Tomatometer | Christy Lemire: "It's hard to tell whether [Six] made "The Human Centipede 2" to titillate his audience or to mock it. And after a while, it is hard to care."