Hey, Hollywooders! Have you ever LOVED a movie that critics seem to hate? Or maybe you HATED a movie that got rave reviews?
The truth is, movie critics don’t know everything. That’s why we’re here to share some of the best reactions to movies out now in theaters from fellow moviegoers.
Before you buy tickets, pick showtimes, or search ‘movie theater near me,’ read on for real, spoiler-free reactions to movies out right now in theaters.
Movies Out Now: Malignant
The much-anticipated horror thriller Malignant opened Friday, September 11. Starring Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, Mckenna Grace, George Young, and Michole Briana White, the movie follows a woman who is paralyzed by visions of murders that worsen once she realizes her nightmares have become a reality.
Movie-goers believe the film is a game-changer for the future of horror.
#Malignant is a game-changer. Defying the boundaries of genre film, Wan has created something unique and terrifying. It’s a beautifully deranged work of art that is destined to become a cult classic. A love letter to the genre & its fans, this is Wan at his best. pic.twitter.com/Gohi7RAW3u
— Shannon 🎃🍭 @ All The Film Festivals (@shannon_mcgrew) September 8, 2021
#MalignantMovie is a bonafide horror masterpiece from the genius bonkers mind of James Wan.Its a throwback horror mystery yet feels completely original & delivers so many thrills & chills that the innate horror fan in me was jumping in glee throughout. Grade:A+ #Malignantreview pic.twitter.com/Z3eQcgzAhT
— screentoon (@screentoona) September 9, 2021
I haven’t really tweeted my thoughts on a movie in a long time but I just have to say how absolutely batshit and originally beautiful #MalignantMovie a movie made for horror fans one of the most beautifully shot and scored movies of the year and probably my fav horror of the year
— Floyd Brock (@zombies643) September 10, 2021
What if James Wan made a bonkers ’90s Giallo? That’s #Malignant – this bloody romp has the video store era horror fan in mind and feels like a delightfully violent return to the type of horror we don’t get anymore. It’s fun!
— Meagan Navarro (@HauntedMeg) September 8, 2021
Movies Out Now: The Card Counter
Oscar Isaac plays William, an ex-military interrogator turned gambler in Paul Schrader’s crime drama film The Card Counter. As William goes on with his life, he is haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe also star.
The Card Counter opened on Thursday, September 9 to many rave reviews. Hollywood.com’s Cassandra Yany said she was pleasantly surprised by how the plot turned out:
“Knowing that The Card Counter was a crime drama, I expected there to be intense events taking place throughout the film with some action. However, there was none of that. While the events that unfolded in the movie were rather simple, the intensity lay more in the emotion behind the characters’ motives.” Read the full review here!
Other audiences thought The Card Counter brought the emotional depth that Paul Schrader focuses on.
THE CARD COUNTER is loaded with Schrader’s go-tos (I’m journaling in the middle of the night with whiskey, etc.), but the central romance between Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish is killer. So refreshingly grown-up. They’re both tired of playing games. A hint of OUT OF SIGHT.
— Joshua Rothkopf (@joshrothkopf) September 2, 2021
The Card Counter is a Paul Schrader movie through & through. Solid direction, a decent story with some twists, & stellar performances from Oscar Isaac & Tye Sheridan. Unfortunately, I found the film as a whole to be forgettable and Tiffany Haddish was miscast. #TheCardCounter pic.twitter.com/ptDAjBgzpl
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) September 2, 2021
“The Card Counter” feels like vintage Schrader. A really engrossing character study with a compelling central performance from Oscar Isaac.
Whether it be the surreal scenes in Iraq or William’s strange habits, the movie has a lot to say.
More “angry films” please! pic.twitter.com/giC4WzOQ3t
— Faisal Al-Jadir / فيصل الجادر (@Jadironfilm) September 9, 2021
it’s hard enough for me to grasp that the card counter is finally a real movie with real footage but i didn’t even consider that it’d be GOOD. the possibility is a bit too much to take
— keanu (@eviIdeadtwo) September 2, 2021
Movies Out Now: Queenpins
Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste are best friends who team up for an illegal coupon scheme in the comedy based on a true story in Queenpins. When the 2 friends hatch a plan to scam corporations and deliver coupon deals to families and people who need deals, a loss prevention officer (Paul Walter Hauser) and a U.S. postal inspector (Vince Vaughn) attempt to catch the women. Bebe Rexha also makes an appearance.
Audiences couldn’t stop laughing at this true story that hit the big screen.
. @QueenpinsMovie is exactly what we need to bring the laughter back to the theaters. @kristenbell & #KirbyHowellBaptiste brought IT. This one isn’t just for the ladies – there was some potty humor just for the guys 🤣 #Queenpins @STXfilms @GitaPullapilly 👏 @AronGaudet 👏 pic.twitter.com/2GWa0tauC8
— Renee Virata (@UnexpectedlyGky) September 10, 2021
“I wasn’t sure what to make of #Queenpins during its contrived setup. However, I slowly began to enjoy the story, the chemistry between the actors, & Paul Walter Hauser delivering a line about a white whale that was so perfect he had me laughing for several minutes.”⭐⭐💫#SeeIt pic.twitter.com/QEh0AJAzFc
— ‘Short & Sweet’ Film Reviews (@8_Sec_Film_Rev) September 9, 2021
Ok CLEFandom followers and listeners. I got the perfect chick flick movie that the fellas will enjoy. Take your wives or girls to see #Queenpins a cute late summer movie.
— Cleveland Fandom Podcast (@CLEFandomPod) September 10, 2021
— Queen Thrifty (@QueenThrifty) September 6, 2021
Movies Out Now: Dating & New York
Millennial dating comes to the screen in the new comedy film Dating & New York. Two young adults in New York (Jaboukie Young-White and Francesca Reale) create a “friends with benefits” contract to help each other grow from issues of past relationships. When they face some complicated feelings, the 2 must figure out what they mean to each other.
While social media reactions of the new film are slim, the few reactions call the movie endearing. Some are proud of the representation.
Happy “Dating and New York” release day to my fellow 18-35 year old fans of comedian Jaboukie Young-White! 👆😙 demographic representation matters. 😌💚 https://t.co/ZuiZdUOzKH
— jeromanoff⧗ (@jeromanoff) September 10, 2021
dating & new york (2021)
dir. jonah feingold pic.twitter.com/bET532z8cx
— ale ∞ (@filmotreides) September 8, 2021
Movies Out Now: The Voyeurs
The Voyeurs is Amazon Prime Video’s newest erotic thriller. The movie follows a young Montreal couple (Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith) who begin to spy on their new neighbors who live across the street (Ben Hardy and Natasha Liu Bordizzo). As the young couple becomes more observant of their neighbors across the way, they get in the middle of disastrous events.
The Alfred-Hitchcock inspired thriller might have been too much for some movie-watchers, but they just couldn’t look away.
#TheVoyeurs is insanely over-the-top but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a good time with its melodramatic approach to the erotic thriller genre. Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith are pretty damn good here, making it incredibly watchable if insanely trashy at the same time. pic.twitter.com/SWDTLVZnXF
— Josh Barton (@bartonj2410) September 8, 2021
— rooney ✨ (@rooneynotmara) September 10, 2021
— Stace 🍑 fatbottomgirl91 (@fatbottomgirl9) September 10, 2021
The twists and turns in #TheVoyeurs had me SHOOK. And the ending… SO CAMP sksksksksks
— MrSinister | genera+ion on hbomax (@MrSinister911) September 10, 2021
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