Want to see a movie, but not sure what’s worthwhile? Take a look at this week’s lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Grand Prairie.
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.)
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.
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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 become a favorite since its release on Feb. 22. The Atlantic’s David Sims said, "So much of ‘The Hidden World’ is stuffed with filler material. But in certain wordless moments, this grand final entry really sings," while Johnny Oleksinski of the New York Post noted, "The movie could easily be called ‘How To End Your Trilogy.’"
You can catch it at Cinemark Movies 16 (220 W. Westchester Parkway) 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 79 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Green Book" is well worth a watch.
"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 well-timed) look forward from the safe distance of America’s motley past," according to Scott Marks of the San Diego Reader, while the Atlantic’s Christopher Orr said, "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."
You can catch it at Cinemark Movies 16 (220 W. Westchester Parkway) through Thursday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Nels Coxman’s quiet life comes crashing down when his beloved son dies under mysterious circumstances. His search for the truth soon becomes a quest for revenge as he seeks coldblooded justice against a drug lord and his inner circle.
With a Tomatometer Score of 70 percent and an Audience Score of 58 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Cold Pursuit" is well worth a watch.
"’Cold Pursuit’ is an excellent film," noted Johnny Oleksinski of the New York Post, while ReelViews’ James Berardinelli said, "’Cold Pursuit’ works as intended."
It’s screening at Grand Prairie Premiere LUX Cine (510 E. Westchester Parkway) through Wednesday, March 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Alita: Battle Angel
When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
With a Tomatometer Score of 60 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Alita: Battle Angel" is well worth a watch. Slate’s Sam Adams said, "It’s goofy as hell and borderline inexcusable at times, but it’s also kind of glorious," while Tony Baker of Tony Baker Comedy stated, "When the action would kick off, you could really see the choreography. You could see the movements being executed, you could see what’s being done … Alita could really fight."
Want to see for yourself? It’s playing at Cinemark Movies 16 (220 W. Westchester Parkway) through Thursday, March 21. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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