We watched and reviewed the 4 new movies in SA cinemas this long weekend

2018-09-21 11:01
 
Emma Thompson and Fionn Whitehead in a scene from

Cape Town – Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson and John Travolta hit the big screen this weekend. 

In The Children Act Thompson plays a judge who has to make an important decision. Critics are calling her performance Oscar-worthy. 

Travolta plays one of the most notorious gangsters of our time and Atkinson returns as secret agent Johnny English. 

Also to see: A drama based on the book My Abandonment by Peter Rock which follows a veteran father with PTSD  who lives in the forest with his young daughter.

Here are the 4 new releases in SA:

Movie: The Children Act

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: The Children Act is a mature and intricate piece of cinema carefully crafted to capture a compelling story on the big screen.

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Emma Thompson in a scene from the movie The Childr

Movie: Gotti

Our rating: Another serious contender for worst film of the year, Gotti is pretty much the Battlefield Earth of gangster films.

Short review: 1/5

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John Travolta in a scene from the movie, Gotti.

Movie: Johnny English Strikes Again

Our rating: 2/5

Short review: There’s a much funnier, more impactful spoof lying underneath its overly well-behaved surface but, like its predecessors, Johnny English Strikes Again is not without its goofy, lightly amusing charms.

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Rowan Atkinson in a scene from the movie, Johnny E

Movie: Leave No Trace

Our rating: 4/5

Short review: Leave No Trace, is a poetic and low-key drama about a father and his teenage daughter whose attempt to live outside of society becomes increasingly impossible.

A scene in the movie Leave No Trace.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

(Photos: Ster-Kinekor, Focus Features, AP)

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