Top movies on Netflix this week: 'Army of the Dead,' '2 Hearts' – Business Insider

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Description: “Bryce and Juli first meet as children, with Juli having a crush on Bryce. As they mature, it appears their bond may blossom into something more.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 54%
What critics said: “At times, the movie feels like a commercial for Wonder Bread, stretched to feature length.” — Washington Post
Description: “After a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep, a troubled ex-soldier fights to save her family as society and her mind spiral into chaos.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 33%
What critics said: “There is no getting around it: Mark Raso’s ‘Awake’ is bad. But at least it’s so bad that it’s often ludicrously laughable: Netflix may well have a cult turkey on its hands.” — New York Times
Description: “A robot apocalypse put the brakes on their cross-country road trip. Now it’s up to the Mitchells — the world’s weirdest family — to save the human race.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98%
What critics said: “In ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ family life is a brilliant, ever-changing collage.” — Associated Press
Description: “After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 69%
What critics said: “Death comes for us all, and if we’re fortunate, it’s a very slow walker. Enjoying ‘Army of the Dead’ doesn’t require much more than appreciating that. Our collective starvation for thrills and wonder probably sauces its appeal even more.” — Salon
Description: “In this fast-paced and action-packed thriller, a retired hitman — along with his sister and a troubled teen — takes revenge on his lethal stepbrother.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A
What critics said: “Amplifies the representative elements with style, dark humor, and murderous pizzazz.” — Decider
Description: “After Susan Murphy is struck by a meteor and grows to be 50 feet tall, she’s captured by the government and shuttled to a secret compound.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 73%
What critics said: “Monsters vs Aliens is skilfully animated and spasmodically funny, but you get the impression the film’s seven (!) writers ran out of ideas two-thirds of the way through.” — Time Out
Description: “The privileged life of a pampered dog named Trouble is turned upside-down when he gets lost and must learn to survive on the big-city streets.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: N/A
What critics said: “It has all the individuality of a dixie cup and just as disposable.” — FilmWeek
Description: “When misfit alien Oh mistakenly sends a party invite to the entire galaxy, he goes on the run to avoid trouble and befriends spunky human girl Tip.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 52%
What critics said: “When Tip and Oh realize how wrong they’ve been about so many things, they begin moving toward real maturity and growth. That’s something viewers of all ages can appreciate.” — Vox
Description: “In parallel love stories, the lives of college student Chris and wealthy businessman Jorge intersect in a profound twist of fate. Based on a true story.”
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 17%
What critics said: “Skovbye and Mitchell are the biggest standouts, striving to bring believability and genuine emotion to the proceedings, but it’s hard to resuscitate a project this far gone.” — Entertainment Weekly
Disclosure: Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, is a Netflix board member.
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