The Lovely Bones: A 14-year-old girl (Saoirse Ronan) is murdered by a serial killer, and her corporeal presence lingers in the in-between world, observing her family. Director Peter Jackson devotes all his energies to the alterna-world images - the performances fail to connect.
- Marjorie Baumgarten
Summer Hours: French siblings (among them Juliette Binoche) disagree over what to do with their deceased mother's property. Directed by Irma Vep's Oliver Assayas, this is a moving, understated film about the thorny problems of death and inheritance.
- Kenneth Burns