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Will Smith, right, and Martin Lawrence star in 'Bad Boys for Life,' opening Friday in Baton Rouge theaters.

Editor’s note: Reviews used here are taken from Advocate staff, wire and Tribune News Service reports. Critics are attributed as M.P. — Michael Phillips; L.B. — Lindsey Bahr; J.C. — Jake Coyle; J. Ch. — Justin Chang; Jocelyn Noveck — J.N.; K.W. — Katie Walsh; M.S. — Matt Sigur.

Films are awarded:

HHHH — Excellent

HHH — Good

HH — Fair

H — Poor

Ratings are assigned by the Motion Picture Association of America. G rating means all ages admitted; PG means parental guidance suggested, since some material may be unsuitable for children; PG-13 strongly cautions parents that some material may be inappropriate for children under 13; R requires accompanying parent or adult guardian for those younger than 17; NC-17 refuses admission to anyone younger than 17.

Baton Rouge-area theaters:

AMC BATON ROUGE 16: 16040 Hatteras Ave. For information, call (225) 753-2744 or visit amctheatres.com.

AMC MALL OF LOUISIANA 15: 9168 Mall of Louisiana Blvd. For information, call (225) 769-5176 or visit amctheatres.com.

CELEBRITY THEATRES BATON ROUGE 10: 15365 George O'Neal Road. For information, call (225) 755-3851 or (225) 755-8888 or visit celebritytheatres.com.

CINEMARK PERKINS ROWE AND XD: 10000 Perkins Rowe. For information, call (800) 246-3627 or visit cinemark.com.

MALCO GONZALES CINEMA: 1406 N. Airline Highway. For information, call (225) 644-2128 or visit malco.com.

MANSHIP THEATRE: 100 Lafayette St. For information, call (225) 344-0334 or visit manshiptheatre.org.

MOVIE TAVERN CITIPLACE: 2610 Citiplace Court. For information, call (225) 412-0410 or visit movietavern.com.

MOVIE TAVERN JUBAN CROSSING: 9998 Crossing Way, Suite 700, Denham Springs. For information, call (225) 960-4529 or visit movietavern.com.

OPENING FRIDAY

"BAD BOYS FOR LIFE": Rated R/2 hrs., 3 mins. — Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Miami detectives who reunite for one last ride.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"DARBUR": Not Rated/2 hrs., 38 mins. — Rajinikanth and Nayanthara star in this Tamil-language action thriller.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"DOLITTLE": Rated PG/1 hr., 46 mins. — Robert Downey Jr. stars as the physician who discovers he can talk to animals.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

SATURDAY

"BATON ROUGE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES": Not Rated/1 hr., 32 mins. — This documentary explores how "Fiddler on the Roof" went on to capture audiences during its historic Broadway run.

At 7:30 p.m. at Manship Theatre. $11.50. manshiptheatre.org. brjff.com.

SUNDAY

"BATON ROUGE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS REDEMPTION": Not Rated/1 hr., 40 mins. — A widower and single father faces the prospect of losing his 6-year-old daughter, and tries to remain devout during his troubles.

At 3 p.m. at Manship Theatre. $11.50. manshiptheatre.org. brjff.org.

SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY

"AN AMERICAN IN PARIS": Not Rated/1 hr., 54 mins. — In this 1951 romantic musical, friends struggling to find work in Paris fall in love with the same woman.

At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD; at 4 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

THURSDAY

"BLIND EYES OPENED": Not Rated/1 hr., 55 mins. — This faith-based documentary sheds a light on the sex trafficking industry and the survivors' transformations into leading Christian-based lives.

At 7 p.m. at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"WESTERN STARS": Rated PG/1 hr., 23 mins. — Bruce Springsteen directed this 2019 concert movie, featuring performances of tracks from his latest album.

At 7:30 p.m. at Manship Theatre. $9.50. Call (225) 344-0334 for discounts. manshiptheatre.org.

OPENING THURSDAY

"THE GENTLEMEN": Rated R/1 hr., 53 mins. — Guy Ritchie writes and directs this action movie about a British drug lord trying to sell off his empire to Oklahoma billionaires, including Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"THE TURNING": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 34 mins. — A brother and sister make life hell for a young governess (Mckenzie Davis) in this horror take on Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw."

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

CONTINUING

"1917": HHHH Rated R/1 hr., 59 mins. — British soldiers in World War I must deliver a message deep in enemy territory in this drama from director Sam Mendes. A dazzling technical feat with a story that's hugely effective and visceral. — J.N.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"FORD V FERRARI": HHH Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 32 mins. — Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in this biographical drama about a car designer and driver who join forces to build a revolutionary race car for Ford. A stylish and enjoyable ride. — M.P.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"FROZEN II": HHH Rated PG/1 hr., 43 mins. — Elsa and company go into the forest to learn the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom. With bright catchy songs and likable characters, this is a tight Disney package. — J.Ch.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs); with sing-a-long versions of the title screening at those locations as well.

"THE GRUDGE": Rated R/1 hr., 34 mins. — John Cho and Betty Gilpin star in this horror movie reboot about a house cursed with a vengeful ghost.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15 and Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10.

"JOJO RABBIT": HH Rated PG-13/1 hr., 48 mins. — In this comedy set during World War II, a lonely German boy discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl. By the end of it, you'll be wondering what the point of it was. — K.W.

At AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"JOKER": H Rated R/2 hrs., 2 mins. — Joaquin Phoenix overacts his way through this origin story of the infamous Gotham City villain. — M.S.

At AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, and Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL": Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 3 mins. — Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan return in this sequel about teenagers sucked into a magical but dangerous video game.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"JUST MERCY": Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 16 mins. — Michael B. Jordan stars as Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights defense attorney who works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner (played by Jamie Foxx).

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"KNIVES OUT": HHH Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 10 mins. — Daniel Craig plays a detective who has been hired to investigate the mysterious death of a crime novelist. A snappy script and game cast make this fun, even when it's too full of itself. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16 and AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.

"LIKE A BOSS": Rated R/1 hr., 23 mins. — Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Tiffany Haddish star in this comedy about women who start a beauty company together.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"LITTLE WOMEN": HHHH Rated PG/2 hrs., 15 mins. — This latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel moves back and forth through the life of Jo March (played by Saoirse Ronan). Written and directed with soul, wit and grace by Greta Gerwig. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"ONCE UPON A TIME … IN HOLLYWOOD": HHH½ Rated R/2 hrs., 31 mins. — Quentin Tarantino takes a drive through 1969 Los Angeles, focusing on a fading TV star (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt). An often hilarious look at men trying to keep up with the ever-changing times. — M.S.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"PARASITE": HHHH Rated R/2 hrs., 12 mins. — A poor family weaves their lives into the home of the wealthy Park family in this searing thriller about social class from director Joon-ho Bong. The best movie of 2019. — M.S.

At Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD.

"QUEEN & SLIM": Rated R/2 hrs., 12 mins. — A black couple's lives change after being pulled over by a cop in this drama from director Melina Matsoukas.

At AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.

"SPIES IN DISGUISE": Rated PG/1 hr., 42 mins. — A super spy (voiced by Will Smith) faces an unexpected event during a mission, and a scientist (voiced by Tom Holland) helps him try to save the world.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER": HH Rated PG-13/2 hrs., 22 mins. — The final chapter in the Skywalker saga is good fun until director J.J. Abrams starts checking off the nostalgia boxes, and well, the force isn't with this one. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"UNCUT GEMS": HHHH Rated R/2 hrs., 15 mins. — Adam Sandler stars as a New York jeweler who makes a series of high-stakes bets in this nonstop thrill ride from the Safdie brothers. Sandler is excellent as the stakes rise to panic-inducing levels. — M.S.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16.

"UNDERWATER": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 35 mins. — A crew of aquatic researchers, including Kristen Stewart, must get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean lab.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16, AMC Mall of Louisiana 15, Celebrity Theatres Baton Rouge 10, Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD, Movie Tavern Citiplace, Malco Gonzales Cinema and Movie Tavern Juban Crossing (Denham Springs).

"WEATHERING WITH YOU": Rated PG-13/1 hr., 54 mins. — A high school runaway befriends a girl who can manipulate the weather in this animated fantasy from writer-director Makoto Shinkai.

At AMC Baton Rouge 16.