Merry Christmas! This week at the movies, we’ve got unlikely CIA operatives (The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco), a resilient war hero (Unbroken, starring Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson), an indebted English professor (The Gambler, starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman), fractured fairy tale characters (Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick), and a subjugated artist (Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz). What do the critics have to say?
Also opening this week in limited release:
Selma, a fictional portrayal of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches from a variety of perspectives, is Certified Fresh at 100 percent.
The Russian import Leviathan, a drama about a man whose life is torn apart when the mayor decides to buy his property, is at 100 percent.
The Dardenne brothers‘ Two Days, One Night, starring Marion Cotillard in a drama about a woman who tries to return to work after suffering a nervous breakdown, is Certified Fresh at 93 percent.
Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in a drama about the life of Navy SEAL sharpshooter Chris Kyle, is at 72 percent.