Abduction: A teen seeking his mysterious origins (Taylor Lautner) flees assassins with a schoolmate (Lily Collins). Both the drama and action are tepid, and Lautner's kickboxing skills markedly outshine his emotive chops.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
The Ides of March: A presidential candidate (George Clooney) faces a crucial primary, and his calculating media consultant (Ryan Gosling) attends to the details. The film moves fast enough to avoid losing viewers in wonky chatter, but it's unclear what's at stake besides a cynical look at the petty dramas that could help determine who we choose as our leader.
- Scott Renshaw