Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail
Running time: 103 minutes
What it's about: The fallout over a high-speed chase lands the pistol-packing grandmother (Tyler Perry, above) behind bars.
Our take: The movie is a mess, but it's a purposeful mess. Perry cannily, if not artfully, pushes all the right buttons.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
Running time: 76 minutes
What it's about: A band-on-the-run farce starring the young Disney pop stars (including Joe Jonas, above).
Our take : The film is awkwardly stitched together, and the brothers come across more machine-tooled than homespun.
Running time: 120 minutes
What it's about: The unlikeliest epic hero ever: a ragamuffin (Dev Patel, above, with Freida Pinto) in Mumbai who becomes a contender on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Our take: Director Danny Boyle outdoes himself with a blend of hair-raising social melodrama, earthy humor and mystic adventure. The result is a Dickensian extravaganza.
Running time: 93 minutes
What it's about: An ex-CIA man (Liam Neeson, above) becomes an ear-witness, via cell phone, to the abduction of his daughter; he proceeds to chop, stab and shoot his way through an underworld in France.
Our take: Neeson may be in fighting trim, but the smackdowns are notable for their ferocity rather than their athleticism.
He's Just Not That Into You
Running time: 129 minutes
What it's about: Nine young, excessively attractive Baltimoreans (including Drew Barrymore, above) struggle to understand dating, relationships and their significant others.
Our take: It's a movie in which everyone should see themselves for at least a few minutes (and wish they were that young, beautiful and well-off).