Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worthwhile? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Miami.
Read on for the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics.
Colorado Springs, late 1970's. Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
With a Tomatometer Score of 96 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "BlacKkKlansman" has been a must-watch since its release in August of 2018.
"The filmmaker rips from the headlines, but the struggles remain the same," according to Lawrence Ware of Slate, while the Observer's Oliver Jones said, "A kitchen sink and kaleidoscopic study of cultural and institutional racism in America."
Get a piece of the action at Silverspot Cinema Metsquare (300 S.E. Third Ave.) through Thursday, March 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.
With a Tomatometer Score of 91 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Feb. 22.
"So much of 'The Hidden World' is stuffed with filler material. But in certain wordless moments, this grand final entry really sings," noted David Sims of the Atlantic, while the New York Post's Johnny Oleksinski said, "The movie could easily be called 'How To End Your Trilogy.'"
Want to see for yourself? It's playing at CMX Brickell City Centre (701 S. Miami Ave.) through Wednesday, March 20; Silverspot Cinema Metsquare (300 S.E. Third Ave.) through Thursday, March 21; and Cinépolis Coconut Grove (3015 Grand Ave.) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Quiet Man
Sean Thornton has returned from America to reclaim his homestead and escape his past. Sean's eye is caught by Mary Kate Danaher, the beautiful spinster and younger sister of ill-tempered "Red" Will Danaher. The riotous relationship that forms between Sean and Mary Kate, punctuated by Will's pugnacious attempts to keep them apart form the plot, with Sean's past as the dark undercurrent.
With a Tomatometer Score of 90 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this classic has much to recommend it. The New Yorker's Richard Brody said, "As much an anthropological adventure as a romantic rhapsody," and Variety's staff noted, "This is a robust romantic drama of a native-born's return to Ireland. Director John Ford took cast and cameras to Ireland to tell the story against actual backgrounds."
It's screening at Silverspot Cinema Metsquare (300 S.E. Third Ave.) through Wednesday, March 20. 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 79 percent and an Audience Score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch. The San Diego Reader's Scott Marks said, "Is it a feel-good charmer poised to rake in greenbacks and Oscar gold? You bet! But don't let that keep you away from this overall well balanced (and timed) look forward from the safe distance of America's motley past," while Christopher Orr of the Atlantic stated, "First-rate execution can't solve all of a film's problems, but Mortensen and Ali offer a reminder that it can solve an awful lot of them."
Get a piece of the action at Silverspot Cinema Metsquare (300 S.E. Third Ave.) through Thursday, March 21 and Cinépolis Coconut Grove (3015 Grand Ave.) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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