Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here's Patch's roundup of movies playing at theaters near Richfield: Southdale AMC and Theaters at Mall of America.
Other movies in theaters:
The Hangover Part III
One sentence plot: "The Hangover Part III" is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 88
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 27
"The first movie left you with an exhilarating rush. All that Part III leaves is, well, a hangover." Rolling Stone Full Review
"The Hangover Part III gives off such a stench of creative decay that it hardly seems possible that even Phillips or his co-writers have any use for the movie themselves." Time Magazine Full Review
Fast & Furious 6
One sentence plot: The Fast and the Furious franchise continues with this sixth entry from Universal Pictures.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 76
"True, the movie doesn't know when or how to put the brakes on. It does, however, understand precisely what it is." The Los Angeles Times Full Review
"A borderline ridiculous, over-the-top demolition derby that also happens to be a perfectly constructed low-IQ blast." Entertainment Weekly Full Review
New this weekend:
Star Trek into Darkness
One sentence plot: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 89
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 86
"Abrams boldly goes into Star Trek Into Darkness, and crushes it again. It's more fun and more intense, without giving less to the characters." Rolling Stone Full Review
"J.J. Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to his prequel, delivers the goods, even if some of the goods are less than fresh." Christian Science Monitor Full Review
"I thought it was really fun, an inventive, surprising rethinking of some of "Star Trek's" most hallowed inventions, but I'm not wedded to the source material as gospel. Trekkies will think it's a desecration. So, pick your side." Arizona Republic Full Review
The Great Gatsby
One sentence plot: "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 40
"Frenzied and overwrought, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is a glitz-filled folly." USA Today Full Review
"The result is less a conventional movie adaptation than a splashy, trashy opera, a wayward, lavishly theatrical celebration of the emotional and material extravagance that Fitzgerald surveyed with fascinated ambivalence." New York Times Full Review
"Where this 'Gatsby' fails, it at least does so with imaginative and verve; where it succeeds, it finds poetry." Seattle Times Full Review
Iron Man 3
One sentence plot: Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 99
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 80
"But for all the clanking armies of iron knights on display to dazzle the eager kid in each of us, this summer epic rings hollow. There's no one home inside the suit." Rolling Stone Full Review
"This installment actually flirts with satire, sending its hero-in-a-can on a vengeful mission against a mad, bearded jihadist before yanking the rug out from under the neocon story line. There are some good laughs as well." Chicago Reader Full Review
"The 'Iron Man' films turned Mr. Downey into a huge star, but the role has gradually, maybe inexorably, swallowed him." New York Times Full Review
Pain & Gain
One sentence plot: Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 96
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 50
"It all leaves you pondering whether you have just seen a monumentally stupid movie or a brilliant movie about the nature and consequences of stupidity." The New York Times Full Review
"A badly constructed, blood-spattered caper that comes unglued early on." USA Today Full Review
"Bay's trademark theatrical flourishes and grandiloquent effects work don't overwhelm the engrossing story or some noteworthy performances. And for Bay, that's saying a lot." Film Racket Full Review
One sentence plot: "42" tells the story of two men-the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey-whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 97
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 68
"It's a sports film nonsports fans can love; it's a family film that never preaches; it's a biopic that also takes in the world and people around its subject." New York Daily News Full Review
"'42' can feel incomplete (the bland music and the filmmaker's obsession with dates and places are problematic), yet at the same time it offers a very good place to start. Seattle Times Full Review
"There are many less flattering things you could say about a movie than that it's enjoyable in a square, uncomplicated, stirringly old-fashioned way." Entertainment Weekly Full Review
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