This Rotten Week: Predicting Carrie, The Fifth Estate and Escape Plan Reviews

By Doug Norrie 2013-10-13 11:51:08discussion comments
Recapping last week:

So close to being an awesome week but a single percentage point separated a winner from a loser. First off, I can’t take any real credit for Captain Phillips (Predicted: 87% Actual: 95%) because a bunch of reviews were already in for this flick. Eric wasn’t as head-over-heels in love with it like other critics, handing it just three stars. His main issue wasn’t with Hanks (thought he was great) but with a story that lacks some key elements of cinematic drama. Namely, Phillips taking a backseat to external forces who come to his rescue, stalls the flick in the third act. That being said, critics by and large loved this film and it will almost definitely be in the Oscar discussion a few months from now.

Meanwhile, a movie that won’t be mentioned during awards season Machete Kills (Predicted: 19% Actual: 30%) is so freaking close I can’t stand it. Can some critic out there come and give it a negative review to get me within ten percent? Mack tried his best in his review. He thought the flick started strong, but devolved quickly into a total mess, best absorbed in random ten minute stretches rather than one extended viewing. Now I just need to have someone else swoop in and pan it.

Next time around we get counseled and meet one bad grandfather. It’s going to be a Rotten Week!
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