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New movies this week: Death on the Nile, Marry Me, Blacklight

by Stewart Cole

After a barren January that saw only a few notable new releases in cinemas, February promises to offer a wide variety of films. This weekend offers three different movies to suit anyone: a classic Agatha Christie set in Egypt, a romantic comedy about a mismatched couple and another Liam Neeson action movie.

It can be hard to figure out what to spend your hard earned money on, so Digital Trends will gather movie reviews from top print and online editions to give you a complete critique of the movies that show up every weekend.

Death on the Nile

The most positive review: “While it can be used as a murder mystery and surprisingly clear as a luxury story, the film ultimately succeeds when Brana removes the camera from the digital settings and occasionally fake supporting shows and turns it to himself.” – Siddhant Adlakha, IGN

Average rating: “Two years after its release Orient Express, Knives out rediscovered the mystery of the murder of all the stars in a fun and refreshing way, and Branagh’s latest looks just stale in comparison, with no new life in it Death. » – Brian Truit, USA Today

The most negative review: “. It is hard to believe that the man who directed Belfasta mildly moving look at the director’s childhood growing up during The Troubles in Ireland, directed Death on the Nile. But it is very easy to believe that the man who directed Artemis FowI directed this utter failure. ” – Josh Spiegel, Slash Film

Unanimity: While it has its moments, this new version Death on the Nile ultimately fails to have fun like its much superior predecessor, Murder on the Orient Express.

Marry me

The most positive review: “[Marry Me] one of the most solid romantic comedy offerings in years – not only reminiscent of rom-coms of the past, but actually in conversation with some diamonds of the genre. “- Sydney Urbanek, Paste Magazine

Average rating: «…Marry me It never lands in a steady tone: It’s very nice to be a show-business satire and very family friendly to be sexy, even if Jennifer Lopez has never been more glamorous or Owen Wilson more attractive. ” – Dana Stevens, Shale

The most negative review: “It’s a mercenary mix of product placements and clumsy attempts to blend Instagram aesthetics with old-fashioned ideas, all wrapped up in the synthetic sentimentality of a Hallmark movie.” – Diego Semeren, Slant Magazine

Unanimity: Marry me does not rediscover the genre of romantic comedy, but has fun mainly because of its magnetic protagonists, Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez.

Black light

The most positive review: “[…]”If you approach it with fairly low expectations and have fond memories of the paranoid dramas of the ’70s that apparently inspired director and co-writer Mark Williams, this might be the jam of your home.” – Joe Leidon, Variety

Average rating: “There is less action here than one would expect, often choosing a slightly more restrained quality, which can be commendable if any of the drama or action was not at all moving.” – Trace Sauveur, The Austin Chronicle

The most negative review: “Get it from a Liam ‘Action Daddy’ Neeson thriller expert: You’re leaving the actor’s new movie Black light with many, many, many questions. The first is: Can I get my money back 107 minutes? No, probably not. ” – Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

Unanimity: Black light will disappoint even the most ardent Liam Neeson fans, as it fails to offer even the basic thrills of a formulaic action movie.

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