Want to feel feelings? Check out this week's lineup of dramas showing on the big screen in and around Phoenix.
Read on for the highest rated drama films to catch in theaters, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Gully Boy" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Feb. 14. Variety's Jay Weissberg said, "A mainstream rap musical served up with generous helpings of deftly written hip-hop lyrics and an appealing, largely well-woven narrative starring Ranveer Singh in all his charms," while Deborah Young of the Hollywood Reporter noted, "Zoya Akhtar directs with flair and passion and, aided by explosive performances from a right-on cast, triumphs over the familiarity of the star-is-born storyline."
Catch it on the big screen at AMC Arizona Center 24 (565 N. Third St.) through Wednesday, March 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent and an Audience Score of 87 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Moneyball" has become a favorite. "'Moneyball' is a winner, one of the freshest and smartest sports movies in years," according to Rafer Guzman of Newsday, while the San Diego Reader's David Elliott said, "Brad Pitt is at the top of his own game as (Billy) Beane. Cocky and often nonchalant, he is gnawed by doubts that he tries to cover by grabbing a snack or pitching a grin."
It's playing at Harkins Christown 14 (1620 W. Montebello) through Wednesday, March 29. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.
With a Tomatometer Score of 80 percent and an Audience Score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "42" is a worthy candidate for your viewing pleasure. San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle said, "A dramatization of what (Jackie) Robinson did and what it required, '42' will not disappoint," and TIME Magazine's Mary F. Pols said, "It's not easy to play a stoic, but (Chadwick) Boseman anchors the movie, and when he smiles, '42,' already such a warm story of such cold times, gets even brighter."
It's screening at Harkins Christown 14 (1620 W. Montebello) through Thursday, March 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
With a Tomatometer Score of 78 percent and an Audience Score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch. The Atlantic's Christopher Orr said, "First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but (Viggo) Mortensen and (Mahershala) Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them," while Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out said, "Call this actors' duet sentimental and simplistic at your own peril. 'Green Book' may well move you, possibly to tears, at the thought of real social change and kindness (at a time when we need it badly)."
Catch it on the big screen at AMC Arizona Center 24 (565 N. Third St.) through Wednesday, March 13; AMC Dine-In Esplanade 14 (2515 E. Camelback Road) through Wednesday, March 13; Harkins Christown 14 (1620 W. Montebello) through Thursday, March 14; and Picture Show at Paradise Valley Mall (4550 E. Cactus Road) through Wednesday, March 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.