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 how regular people react to new movies out now.
Before you buy tickets, pick showtimes, or search ‘movie theater near me,’ read on for real, spoiler-free reactions to films in theaters from regular, everyday people.
New movies in theaters: Spider-Man: No Way Home
Marvel’s most anticipated film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, released worldwide on Friday, December 17, to the excitement of MCU fans everywhere. This movie picks up from the events of the 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. Now that the world knows Spider-Man’s real identity, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) seeks help from Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). As the world turns upside down, Peter must figure out what it really means to be Spider-Man. Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, and Marisa Tomei also star.
After waiting for months for the movie to premiere, fans finally had the chance to share their thrilled reactions.
— 𝖀𝖓𝖉𝖗 𝕽𝖙𝖉 (@undrtd_) December 16, 2021
— ness🦋 (@harriesthick) December 15, 2021
— Maddie_Vision (@Mingglingg__) December 17, 2021
— cal (@CalTh0mas2100) December 17, 2021
New movies in theaters: Nightmare Alley
Guillermo del Toro returns to the silver screen with his new adaptation of the neo-noir psychological thriller Nightmare Alley. The film follows carny Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with dangerous psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) to con Chicago’s wealthy elite. The star-studded cast includes appearances from Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, and Rooney Mara. The movie has received 8 nominations for the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards.
Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions to this twisted thriller.
Saw #NightmareAlley tonight. While it is an incredibly slow burn, the 3rd act is absolutely WILD and gives a proper payoff to the first two acts of the film. There’s nobody quite like Guillermo Del Toro. pic.twitter.com/VVa91kTZbx
— Caleb Dubbed Over❓0❓❓ (@Iceman__34) December 17, 2021
— WLVS (@boxofwolves) December 17, 2021
After you come down from the Spidey hype (I’m not seeing it till Tuesday), remember that @RealGDT #NightmareAlley also came out this weekend and it is a devilishly delicious noir worthy of the director and his incredible cast. Highest recommendation! pic.twitter.com/Sjq1rx7TGj
— Scott McClellan (@ScottDC27) December 17, 2021
— Larry Blamire (@larryblamire) December 17, 2021
New movies in theaters: Mother/Android
Chloë Grace Moretz and Algee Smith star in the science, action thriller Mother/Android. As androids have taken over the human race, a pregnant woman and her partner must journey to Boston where it is safe for her to give birth.
When the movie dropped on Hulu on Friday, December 17, movie-watchers felt frightened by this post-apocalyptic world.
— steveD (@stiofandafyyd) December 17, 2021
— Alex Nicole Tommi (@SaraAliyah2) December 17, 2021
— 🐣🐥🐤🆔️¹³¹i(D)KONIC❤ (@Brokebitcch131) December 17, 2021
Okay..Seriously..Mother Android on Hulu is a MUST WATCH 😳…10’s all around!!!
— Ophelia Mensah (@Ophelia87861079) December 17, 2021
New movies in theaters: Swan Song
AppleTV+’s newest film, Swan Song, dropped for audiences worldwide on Friday, December 17. In the film, a husband and father is diagnosed with a terminal illness. When he’s presented with the idea of replacing himself with a carbon copy, he struggles with keeping it a secret from his wife and child. Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Glenn Close and Adam Beach star.
AppleTV+ users got a first-hand look at this heartbreaking film.
— Jasmine (@thejasmosphere) December 17, 2021
— Arya A.H Putra (@aryaAHputra) December 17, 2021
— Dana (Store Name) #AmplyBlackVoices (@sagesurge) December 17, 2021
— Barry S. Naylor (@barry_s_naylor) December 17, 2021
New movies in theaters: The Lost Daughter
Olivia Colman plays Leda, a college professor, in the psychological drama The Lost Daughter. When Leda meets a mother and her young daughter on vacation, she becomes obsessed with the 2, as she relives her memories of her own early motherhood. Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, the movie premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The movie had a limited release starting December 17, and will be on Netflix on December 31.
Movie-watchers were shocked with the twists and turns of the film.
Not too often is the movie better than the book. But, in the case of #TheLostDaughter, I think the movie is 100% better. Maybe it’s Colman’s sublime acting. Perhaps it’s Gyllenhaal’s superb direction. What say you? #FilmTwitter pic.twitter.com/scmIs5wxv9
— Landon Johnson (@LandonHJohnson) December 16, 2021
— DJohn💙DJ👑 (@AllMyloveQueenD) December 16, 2021
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s writing/directing debut #TheLostDaughter is my favorite film in a great year. Dreamlike, laden w/ deliciously uncomfortable tension & ambiguity. Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Ed Harris are brilliant. Already look forward to seeing it again. pic.twitter.com/wa4Z0ymY7f
— Larry Blamire (@larryblamire) December 16, 2021
Happy #thelostdaughter day everyone, go see my baby to the cinema if you can, haven’t see it yet but i heard she and the rest of the cast did a phenomenal job. I really can’t wait to watch it! pic.twitter.com/tGH7KeYd4b
— c. (@shadesofdaklana) December 17, 2021
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