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 San Antonio.
Here are 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.
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
Boasting a Tomatometer Score of 99 percent and an Audience Score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Apollo 11" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on March 8. Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty said, "The NASA mission at the heart of the must-see documentary Apollo 11 reminds you what it feels to be truly awestruck," while Jake Coyle of the Associated Press noted, "Apollo 11 might not tell you anything you don't already know about the moon landing. But it will make you feel it, and see it, anew."
Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Park North (618 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 307) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.
With a Tomatometer Score of 97 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release in December of 2018.
"This film manages the delicate feat of embracing its source material while also satirizing it," according to Lawrence Ware of the New York Times, while the Atlantic's David Sims said, "The latest entry in a fully saturated genre that somehow, through sheer creative gumption, does something new."
Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark Movies 16 (5063 N.W. Loop 410) and Regal Fiesta Stadium 16 (12631 Vance Jackson) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel tells the story of a sport and the risks that athletes face in reaching the pinnacle of their profession. This is Kevin Pearce’s story, a celebrated snowboarder who sustained a brain injury in a trick gone wrong and who now aims, against all the odds, to get back on the snow.
With a Tomatometer Score of 96 percent and an Audience Score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Crash Reel" has made a lasting impression. NPR's Ian Buckwalter said, "Few documentaries manage to show character arcs as full as the one Walker captures here," and the Globe and Mail's Adam Nayman noted, "The hook of The Crash Reel is that it's about the rivalry between two famous American snowboarders, but in reality, Lucy Walker's slickly produced documentary is about one man's ongoing battle with himself – on and off the slopes."
It's playing at Alamo Drafthouse Park North (618 N.W. Loop 410, Suite 307) on Monday, April 1. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.
With a Tomatometer Score of 96 percent and an Audience Score of 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Mustang" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on March 15. The Globe and Mail's Barry Hertz said, "Like Roman, though, all I longed for were further glimpses of the life outside, where man and beast roam free, oblivious to any narrative demands," while Andrea Gronvall of the Chicago Reader stated, "This film was developed at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute lab for emerging talent; he certainly found one in French actress Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, here making an impressive feature directorial debut."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro (4522 Fredericksburg Road) through Thursday, April 4. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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