In the market for high-caliber entertainment? Check out this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around St. Louis.
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.
Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Set to be released on Friday, June 21, "Toy Story 4" already has a Tomatometer Score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Washington Post's Ann Hornaday said, "As an ode to spunk, ingenuity, teamwork, storytelling and animation artistry, 'Toy Story 4' fires on every spirited cylinder," while Moira MacDonald of the Seattle Times noted, "Did we really need another 'Toy Story' movie? Turns out we did."
It's playing at MX Movies (618 Washington Ave.) and Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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.
With a Tomatometer Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Rocketman" has been getting attention since its release on May 31.
"If you need somebody to recount the rise of a British rock god from pallid suburbia to the baroque extremes of fame, and to create a stir without causing too much of a fuss, Fletcher is your man," according to Anthony Lane of the New Yorker, while the Chicago Reader's Leah Pickett said, "The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it."
You can catch it at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Legendary late-night talk show host's world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.
With a Tomatometer Score of 80 percent and an Audience Score of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Late Night" is well worth a watch.
"Heightened by an impressive performance from Thompson, it's a fun movie that tackles a variety of issues, including sexism in the workplace, with panache," noted Kathleen Sachs of the Chicago Reader, while the Chicago Sun-Times's Richard Roeper said, "Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated."
It's playing at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.) through Wednesday, June 26. Click here for showtimes and tickets.