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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.

Spotlight

Source: Movieclips Coming Soon/YouTube

What we know

The true story of the Spotlight team from the Boston Globe, who won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the covered-up sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

What the critics say

  • “Spotlight is the kind of movie where a scene showing a group of reporters huddled over church directories, taking notes in silence, becomes a gripping sequence.” - RogerEbert.com
  • “So crammed are the details of the inquiry, and so delicately must the topic of abuse be handled, that a more intrepid visual manner might have thrown the movie off track, and one of its major virtues is what’s not there: no creepy flashbacks of prowling priests” - New Yorker 

What’s it rated?

The 33

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube

What we know

The true story behind what happened when 33 men got trapped in a Chilean mine in 2010. Stars Antonio Banderas.

What the critics say

  • “It’s a solid, well-constructed film that gets across the basic story of the mine collapse and the subsequent race to drill down and reach the trapped crew, graced with one or two special-effects sequences to add a bit of punch.” - The Guardian 
  • “It’s not a cynical film — its heart is in the right place — just an obviously hamfisted one.” - Empire 

What’s it rated?

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Source: Zero Media/YouTube

What we know

John Krasinski stars as a member of a security team in Libya who are working when Islamists attack a US diplomatic building. Based on a true incident that occurred in 2012.

What the critics say

  • “I did, however, see a half-decent war film, and the calmest movie Michael Bay has ever made.”- The Guardian
  • “…while the fight with the Libyans dominates the movie, its significance finally pales next to the battles they wage with the C.I.A. whiners and snobs they guard, particularly the Annex chief known only as Bob (David Costabile)” - New York Times 

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

Spotlight (2563)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (846)
The 33 (314)



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