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In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of ‘Spring Breakers,’ ‘Admission’ and More

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What THR’s critics say about the movies opening this week.

From a movie about four college girls’ wild spring break trip to a family-friendly 3D-animated comedy-adventure, there’s a flick for everyone at the box office this weekend.

Harmony Korine‘s raunchy stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as four college gal pals who successfully rob a restaurant to fund their spring break trip. When they find themselves charged and arrested for drug possession, a hustling gangster (James Franco) bails them out to do some dirty work for him.

For a more family-friendly feature, DreamWorks’ 3D-animation  tells the story of a prehistoric family on a road trip that will change their cave life forever. The film, directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, is voiced by Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Catherine Keener.

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Read what ‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.

James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine hit the beach and the bong in Florida in eternal maverick Harmony Korine’s latest. Read David Rooney’s review here.

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in the college-set comedy from director Paul Weitz. Read Todd McCarhy’s review here.

A grand jury prize winner at SXSW earlier this year, Adam Leon‘s debut feature about teenage Bronx graffiti artists gets its international premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes. Read David Rooney’s review here.

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds lead the voice cast on DreamWorks’ 3D animated comedy-adventure about a prehistoric family leaving cave life behind. Read David Rooney’s review here.

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A bloody, tense and generic return of the let’s-assault-America action genre starring Gerard Butler and directed by Antoine Fuqua. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.

Makinov‘s low-budget horror film concerns an American couple fighting off gangs of murderous children. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.

Sara Rue stars as a wallflower who finds love in this indie romantic comedy set in downtown Los Angeles. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.

Minnie Driver stars in director Marc Evans‘ film as a young drama teacher adapting contemporary rock tunes to a production of . Read John DeFore’s review here.

Viggo Mortensen‘s fourth film in Spanish (his first language) is his first shot in Argentina, his childhood home. Read John DeFore’s review here.

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First-time filmmaker Wayne Blair has crafted a sparkling charmer following the ’60s pop singing group and received a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Read Megan Lehmann’s review here.

This animated sci-fi thriller depicts the battle between oppressive government forces and rebels determined to restore a silver-based currency. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.

A shirtless Liam Hemsworth will please teens in this bland romance set during the Vietnam War. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.

A prize winner at Sundance for its sleek cinematography, Sally El Hosaini‘s compelling tale of Brit-born Arab brothers drawn into London gang life features Saïd Taghmaoui () and strong work from newcomers James Floyd and Fady Elsayed. Read David Rooney’s review here.

Janet Tobias‘ Holocaust documentary reveals the astonishing story of a Jewish family which survived by living underground 511 days in a Ukrainian cave. Read John DeFore’s review here.


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