Critics Consensus

Ready Player One Is Certified Fresh

Plus, The Terror and Roseanne are Certified Fresh, and Tyler Perry's Acrimony and God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness weren't screened for critics.

by | March 29, 2018 | Comments

This weekend at the movies, we have Spielberg surfing ’80s nostalgia (Ready Player One, starring Tye Sheridan, and Olivia Cooke), Tyler Perry‘s latest Tyler Perry movie (Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, starring Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent), and our latest assurance that the Almighty’s still hanging in there (God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness, starring John Corbett and Jennifer Taylor). What are the critics saying?



Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) 19%


We’ve been here before, Tyler Perry fans. A new Perry film, led by one or more talented stars (in this case, Taraji P. Henson and Lyriq Bent), telling a story ripe with possibility for the sort of rich melodrama that’s helped make this writer-director a thriving industry unto himself — all of it sadly lacking enough reviews to offer any kind of clear idea as to what the critics might think. Of course, bad reviews never stopped a Tyler Perry movie from making bank at the box office, and even if the critics have their knives out for Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, there’s no reason to think audiences will turn down the opportunity to watch the story of a woman (Henson) who may have finally had enough when she learns that her husband (Bent) has been fooling around. Until we find out for sure, how about a round of Tyler Perry’s Guess the Tomatometer?


God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) 11%


Fans of faith-based cinema have been faced with a bounty of choices lately. Two weeks ago, I Can Only Imagine arrived in theaters; last week, Paul, Apostle of Christ made its way to the cineplex; and this weekend, they’re followed by the third installment in Pure Flix’s God’s Not Dead trilogy, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness. As with the previous two chapters, the cast includes Pure Flix co-founder David A.R. White as Reverend Dave, and he’s joined here by returning God’s Not Dead vet Shane Harper, reprising his role as Josh Wheaton to help tell the story of a congregation forced to rebuild after their church building burns down. As for how the franchise is holding up with the critics this time out, it’s unfortunately too soon to say — only a few reviews are in as of this writing. While we wait for more, let’s play Prophesize the Tomatometer!


What’s New on TV

The Terror: Season 1 (2018) 95%

A thriller wrapped in a prestige drama package, The Terror makes for gripping, atmospheric supernatural horror.


Roseanne: Season 10 (2018) 70%

Roseanne‘s return finds the show’s classic format, original cast, and timely humor intact, even if the latest batch of episodes suffers from sporadically uneven execution.


Also Opening This Week In Limited Release

  • Love After Love (2018) , starring Andie MacDowell as the matriarch of a family left adrift after her husband and the father of her children passes away, is at 100%.
  • Outside In (2018) , starring Jay Duplass as a recent parolee who develops feelings for his former high school teacher (Edie Falco), is at 90%.
  • Gemini (2018) , about a personal assistant embroiled in an extralegal mystery, is at 84%.
  • Finding Your Feet (2018) , starring Imelda Staunton as a woman who embarks on an unexpected adventure after discovering her husband’s affair, is at 76%.
  • The China Hustle (2018) , a documentary about the financial shenanigans that have cropped up since the global market meltdown in 2008, is at 71%.
  • After Louie (2018) , about the relationship that develops between two men after they meet in a bar, is at 70%.
  • The Last Movie Star (2018) , in which an aging Hollywood legend (Burt Reynolds) is lured out to a film festival that isn’t what he expected, is at 53%.
  • () , about the unexpected romance that blossoms between a lawyer and a would-be fashion designer, is at 0%.

Tag Cloud

crime 24 frames Crackle Logo Paramount Network Nat Geo Britbox Action Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Certified Fresh Musical zombie Awards Animation Anna Paquin CW Seed jamie lee curtis BET 2018 harry potter Pixar Paramount Trophy Talk New York Comic Con based on movie OWN aliens Western CBS All Access Fall TV Star Wars Mary Poppins Returns Netflix facebook First Look Lionsgate what to watch Kids & Family YouTube Premium Shondaland adventure TNT supernatural Thanksgiving Sundance Music cats Brie Larson 2019 docudrama NYCC ABC Family television 2016 2017 45 Winners TV Land TLC miniseries DC Universe GoT Nickelodeon FXX 2015 romance social media singing competition Disney Channel El Rey E3 Super Bowl Awards Tour Mary Tyler Moore TCM Countdown travel A&E political drama anime doctor who MCU CMT Universal Martial Arts zombies DC streaming service SDCC true crime Character Guide spider-man TIFF YA sequel President sports USA RT History Horror Valentine's Day serial killer WGN talk show Superheroe CNN American Society of Cinematographers Apple Red Carpet Black Mirror spy thriller Warner Bros. Podcast award winner Marathons Watching Series SundanceTV Emmys Sundance Now Food Network Walt Disney Pictures Polls and Games TruTV The CW ratings anthology Esquire mutant Video Games unscripted Ghostbusters robots Tumblr LGBTQ Musicals SXSW cops E! Columbia Pictures Sci-Fi FOX Reality Disney Box Office psycho Comics on TV Amazon Prime comiccon Oscars Trivia Toys Shudder Photos Teen IFC Pop Spike boxoffice BBC golden globes discovery History Hulu crossover Grammys Sneak Peek Quiz cooking Tomatazos Best and Worst transformers Mystery ABC Lucasfilm Winter TV vampires Interview Fox News Biopics CBS Holidays Dark Horse Comics MSNBC NBC PaleyFest Amazon Masterpiece APB GIFs dceu binge MTV Adult Swim finale cults Superheroes Bravo dramedy Comedy Calendar Ellie Kemper Mary poppins DirecTV BBC America Rom-Com DGA ITV Syfy TV HBO streaming Comedy Central justice league casting Ovation mockumentary period drama war politics GLAAD TCA Pirates Rocky TBS Freeform blaxploitation police drama Fantasy See It Skip It FX Drama VICE historical drama 007 Cartoon Network dc ESPN Song of Ice and Fire green book cinemax Showtime biography Acorn TV PBS Schedule diversity Starz San Diego Comic-Con medical drama Trailer Premiere Dates Captain marvel X-Men YouTube Red Extras science fiction crime thriller IFC Films DC Comics Mindy Kaling sitcom composers 20th Century Fox AMC Summer thriller Epix TCA 2017 The Arrangement Marvel VH1 technology Opinion Cosplay Comic Book Spring TV Year in Review Spectrum Originals 21st Century Fox hist Election Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Creative Arts Emmys Lifetime Sony Pictures Rock Nominations Country crime drama Set visit Reality Competition National Geographic Christmas comic USA Network adaptation festivals Infographic Star Trek Writers Guild of America