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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.

PLANNING ON HEADING out to the cinema this weekend?

There are a few new movies out, but which is a must-watch, and are there any you should avoid?

We take a look.

Cardboard Gangsters

Source: WildCard Distribution/YouTube

What we know

Mark O’Connor’s film about the life of a young gangster in Dublin – played by John Connors – who lives in Darndale and ends up biting off more than he can chew.

What the critics say

  • “Reminiscent of the beloved hood movies of the ’90s – Boyz in The Hood, Menace II Society and a little bit of Friday – this modern-day cautionary tale of small-time drug dealers flying too close to the sun kept the audience hooked for its duration.” - Film Ireland
  • “If there were any issues it was the slight predictability of the overall story. A young, smart, up and coming gangster with a heart of gold who wishes to rise above his ranks is nothing original and even the innovative screenplay hits some familiar story beats as the film comes crashing to its bloody end.” - Scannáin

What’s it rated?

Churchill

Source: Transmission Films/YouTube

What we know

The story of the inimitable Winston Churchill and what happened in the 96 hours leading up to D-Day.

What the critics say

  • “Yet audacity can’t carry a drama that’s unequal to its subject in almost every respect.” – Wall Street Journal
  • “The movie’s ambition is the good news. The bad news is that it is a hash, choosing to jumble the historical record and frame a Churchill bout with depression against the D-Day invasion of France by Allied forces.” – New York Times

What’s it rated?

Gifted

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Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

A single guardian to a gifted niece tries to navigate raising her without the child losing her innocence due to her intelligence.

What the critics say

  • “The movie is a bit of a crock — a stacked-deck family drama that’s all bits and pieces stuck together out of a screenwriter’s handbook. It’s watchable, and Webb stages it with polish and taste, but in a larger sense he gets swallowed again.” – Variety
  • “Outside of its open and shameless heartstring tugging, Gifted at least sets up a compelling, multisided moral dilemma.” – Vulture

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?


Poll Results:

None of them (1863)
Cardboard Gangsters (1596)
Gifted (540)
Churchill (271)




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