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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.

The Truth Commissioner

Source: WildCard Distribution/YouTube

What we know

Irish-made film based on the David Parks novel, about a Truth Commissioner appointed in Northern Ireland. But he discovers some murky truths that other people would prefer hidden.

What the critics say

  • “Recks’  2008 film Eden was a near-masterpiece and drew outstanding performances from its two lead actors, Alice Walsh and Aidan Kelly. By contrast, The Truth Commissioner is a functional drama.” - RTÉ

What’s it rated?

  • IMDB: No rating yet

Secret in Their Eyes

Source: Movieclips Trailers/YouTube

What we know

An American remake of an Argentinian Oscar-winner, this is about an FBI agent whose daughter is murdered – and her quest to find the killer.

What the critics say

  • “This English-lingo remake, while similarly superficial, at least has fewer pretensions and more honest grit, even if its relentless hopscotching back and forth in time initially feels busier than the hard-nosed detectives and attorneys introduced in the opening stretch.” - Variety
  • “Like the original, Secret in Their Eyes occupies the fraught territory between crime and punishment, political exigencies and justice. It can be both as gripping and as lacking in nuance as its predecessor, and though it often feels more like a highly polished TV procedural than a transporting cinematic experience, it’s a solid genre outing with unsettling topical resonance.” - Hollywood Reporter

What’s it rated?

The Brothers Grimsby

Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment/YouTube

What we know

Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong play two long-lost brothers who reunite and discover that Strong is an MI6 assassin, who – surprise! – needs the hapless Cohen’s help.

What the critics say

  • “There is hardly a sliver of the real anarchic brilliance Baron Cohen showed in Borat, his ruined innocent from Kazakhstan, the satirical punch of his great urban hero Ali G or his Austrian fashion maven Brüno, or even his corrupt Dictator from the Middle East.” – The Guardian

What’s it rated?

Which one would you go see first?

Poll Results:

The Brothers Grimbsy (1389)
Secret in Their Eyes (579)
The Truth Commissioner (444)

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