This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Mar. 28-30, 2014)

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Mar. 28-30, 2014

Wide (United States)

Cesar Chavez

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Noah

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Sabotage

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Expanding (United States)

Bad Words

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Limited (United States)

Breathe In

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Finding Vivian Maier

[New Today] Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Locker 13

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Nothing here is terribly haunting, but at least someone is trying to make something like a horror movie these days that isn’t about buckets of gore and inventive torture.

The Raid 2

Rangga Adithia @ http://raditherapy.com [Indonesian]
David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: In expanding his scope to include a dozen shopworn crime story clichés, Evans has spread thin, leaving gaps in the undeniable acceleration that marked The Raid: Redemption. What we’re left with is a sequel that is both bigger and lesser than its predecessor.

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

The Best Offer

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Bethlehem

[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Big Men

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A hard-hitting documentary about oil, money, globalism, international finance, corruption and greed.

A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Boys of Abu Ghraib

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Cheap Thrills

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Child’s Pose

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Divergent

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Enemy

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G.B.F.

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God’s Not Dead

Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket

  • Excerpt: While it most certainly has some very good qualities, it is ultimately undone — at least for general audiences — by a completely unsubtle desire to do more than simply tell a meaningful story; it wants to rock the world.

It Felt Like Love

Danny King @ Paste Magazine

Jodorowsky’s Dune

[New Today] Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies

  • Excerpt: The film is a wealth of anecdotes … told by people who are still enthusiastic about the project and still in disbelief that it failed to come to fruition.

Like Father, Like Son

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The Lunchbox

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Maladies

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
[New Today] Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

Muppets Most Wanted

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Non-Stop

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Nymphomaniac: Volumes 1 & 2

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On My Way

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: This offbeat gem of a road trip film…is a love letter to France’s reigning queen of cinema and a more satisfying experience than Spain’s highly touted “Gloria.”

Only Lovers Left Alive

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The Raid 2: Berandal

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Under the Skin

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Veronica Mars

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Le Week-End

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

All Is Lost

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Blue Jasmine

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Ernest & Celestine

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Her

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Labor Day

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Last Vegas

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The Past

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Sarah’s Room

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Starving Games

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Latest in a long string of entirely disappointing film spoofs that might have succeeded had they been directed with a keen since of comic timing.

We Are What We Are

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The Wolf of Wall Street

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2014 Films (Coming Soon)

Aberdeen

[New Today] James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Pang Ho Cheung delivers a beautifully observed portrait of a modern Hong Kong family that fuses social commentary with fantastical imagery and his trademark cheeky humour to wonderful effect.

Aya of Yop City

[New Today] Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: Observing the dysfunctional folk of Yop City soldier on through misunderstandings and mishaps is a distinctive pleasure.

Bald Mountain

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The sheer scope of this Brazilian film is stunning.

A Brand New You

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Cloning comedy is a true original

The Congress

Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

The Ideal City

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Leave the World Behind

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A Long Way Down

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: A suicide-club meet-cute? It shouldn’t work, but it does, as wonderfully sardonic British humor and as a reminder that you’re not alone in being messed up in this insane world.

One Third

[New Today] James Marsh @ Twitch

  • Excerpt: Shinagawa Hiroshi follows up Slapstick Brothers with a fast-paced, light-on-its-feet caper that cruises on its bulging ensemble cast even when the convoluted plot threatens to combust under the weight of its myriad twists and double crosses.

Ragini MMS 2

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

La Selva Tranquila

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Starred Up

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Could be the most realistic depiction of the horribleness and the ineffectiveness of institutional incarceration — on levels that impact both the individual and society on the whole — that I’ve ever seen.

Starred Up

Craig Skinner @ Film Divider

The Zero Theorem

Craig Skinner @ Film Divider

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