Biutiful: Javier Bardem is mesmerizing in Alejandro González Iñárritu's drama about a sympathetic Barcelona crook who loves his kids, is dying, and can channel dead people. The film's grand theme is immigration, but it doesn't have any easy answers to that issue's thorny problems.
- Kenneth Burns
Drive Angry: Nicolas Cage continues his drift into mid-career mediocrity with this subpar supernatural chase film in which he and Amber Heard pursue a satanic cult.
- Marc Savlov