Late October is a strange period of the year for the movie world, as it's right in the middle of award season, while also being the perfect home for horror titles. This week is a perfect example of that, as we've got a trip to the bloody suburbs, a gory franchise back in time for Halloween, and soldiers returning home from war. Let's take a look at Suburbicon, Jigsaw and Thank You For Your Service.

Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer.

Matt Damon Suburbicon
Rotten Watch Prediction
34%

For all of its fancy sets, great cast and "commentary" on suburban life, Suburbicon looks like a real mess. Sometimes movies come along that try to get a little too cute for their own good. I suspect this film is a perfect example. Wanting to make a statement about Cleaver-style perfection of life in the suburban 1960's, the trailer suggests a rambling mess of violence, tropes and tongue-in-cheek jokes that don't land. I honestly couldn't figure out what was going on, and critics have many of the same misgivings. It's sitting at 41% right now, and the tone of the reviews has me thinking it ends up dropping even more over the course of the week.

George Clooney is back behind the lens instead of in front of it for Suburbicon, and while he's had some great films in the position like The Ides of March (84%) and Good Night, And Good Luck (93%), but when he ventures into more of a comedy space the flicks seem to miss. Take The Monuments Men (40%) and Leatherheads (53%) as examples. This one looks sure to join them, and likely ends up as the biggest stain on his directorial resume.

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