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Trailer watch: Which movie should you go see this weekend?

What’s a must-watch, and what’s a miss? We tell you.

THE WEEKEND IS coming up, and that means new movies for you to see. But which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

Rosewater

Source: MOVIES Coming Soon/YouTube

What we know

Based on a true story about an Iranian-Canadian journalist detained in Iran under suspicion of being a spy. Directed by the Jon Stewart.

What the critics say

  • “…as Bahari gets caught up in protests and police reprisals, Stewart, working with a small crew… produces scrappy sequences with loosely fitted-together shots and dialogue that’s a little clunky and overexplicit, even didactic.” - The New Yorker
  • “[T]he gripping, intelligent directorial debut of TV personality Jon Stewart, who also wrote the screenplay, based on Bahari’s post-prison memoir, “Then They Came For Me.”- RogerEbert.com

What’s it rated?

Spooks: The Greater Good

Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Kit Harington of Game of Thrones stars. A terrorist leader escapes from MI5 custody, and Harington is the dude sent to find him before he launches a terrorist attack on London. No swords involved.

What the critics say

  • “Had The Greater Good been on BBC1, perhaps over two nights, it would have felt like espionage Christmas had come early, but in the isolation of a single hit, it struggles to fill the screen.” - Radio Times 
  • “Kit Harington, newly on board as a loose-cannon operative Harry lures back into the fold, is more of an asset here than the dour, one-note Firth, who goes through the motions of deepening his character without convincing us he’s adding anything much of substance.” - The Telegraph 

What’s it rated?

Top Five

Source: MOVIECLIPS Trailers/YouTube

What we know

Chris Rock and Kevin Hart team up for a comedy (obv) about an actor named Andre Allen about to wed a reality TV star.

What the critics say

  • Top Five is Chris Rock’s greatest accomplishment yet, mixing his signature brand of comedy with a hip and savvy filmmaking technique borrowed from some of cinema’s finest.” - Screen Rant
  • “Rock has finally found a big-screen vehicle for himself that comes close to capturing the electric wit, shrewd social observations and deeply autobiographical vein of his standup comedy.” - Variety
  • “But on its own, “Top Five” is a funny but frustrating film, one where every laugh involves playing along with Rock’s infuriatingly lazy script.” - The Wrap

What’s it rated? 

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Which film would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Top Five (152)
Spooks: The Greater Good (105)
Rosewater (49)



- By Aoife Barry, TheJournal.ie

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