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Which movies in theaters are worth the price of admission?

Which movies in theaters are worth the price of admission?
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By Hoodline - Published on May 24, 2019.

Want to see a movie, but not sure what's worth your time (and money)? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Colorado Springs.

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.

(Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango. Movie ratings and showtimes are subject to change.)

Booksmart

Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Set to be released today, Friday, "Booksmart" already has a Tomatometer Score of 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

ReelViews' James Berardinelli said, "If you're in high school (or have ever gone through the experience), you'll laugh quite a bit, wince more than once, and relate from start to finish," while Moira MacDonald of the Seattle Times noted, "Olivia Wilde's raunchy yet adorable high-school comedy 'Booksmart' understands a basic truth: For so many former teenage girls, your first love is your high-school best friend."

Get a piece of the action at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place), AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive), and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Wednesday, May 29. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Avengers: Endgame

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.

With a Tomatometer Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Avengers: Endgame" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on April 26.

"What you will be getting when you walk into an inevitably overstuffed movie theater is something singular that reflects our age in a way that none of the MCU films that preceded it have-indeed, very few Hollywood spectacles ever have," according to Oliver Jones of the Observer, while the San Diego Reader's Matthew Lickona said, "The MCU will go on and on, but this chapter — and the American pragmatism vs. American ideals bromance that drove it — have well and truly come to their 'Excelsior! Nuff said!' moment."

You can catch it at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place), AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive), and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) through Wednesday, May 29. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Missing Link

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link.

With a Tomatometer Score of 89 percent and an Audience Score of 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Missing Link" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release on April 12.

Boston Globe's Tom Russo said, "Stick around for the end credits to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the heroes' elephant ride across India. The animators particularly strive to offer a fresh take on their final destination," and the Atlantic's David Sims noted, "Amid the noisy, epic action of most kid-oriented features, this film's story is clear and effective: a sweet-hearted narrative of how friendship can broaden one's horizons."

It's playing at Picture Show at Citadel Crossing (901 N. Academy Blvd.) through Thursday, May 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Rocketman

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Set to be released on Friday, May 31, "Rocketman" already has a Tomatometer Score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Wall Street Journal's Joe Morgenstern said, "Whatever the film's shortfall in psychodynamics, 'Rocketman' invokes the spirit and specifics of music — enormously aided by Mr. Egerton's performance — to illuminate the hero's soul," while Jake Coyle of the Associated Press stated, "Like its flamboyant subject, it's a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it's gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places."

You can a sneak peak at Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.), Icon Cinema Colorado Springs (1818 Spring Water Place), AMC Classic Colorado Springs 10 (1550 Pulsar Drive), and Cinemark Carefree Circle and IMAX (3305 Cinema Point) on Thursday, May 30. Click here for showtimes and tickets.


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