Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Friday, Aug. 12 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

BUCK — This documentary follows American cowboy Buck Brannaman as he travels the country sharing his compassion and helping horses. 88 minutes; PG (thematic elements, mild language and an injury); (Broadway); Caitlin Orton, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER — A man (Chris Evans) volunteers for a secret experimental program and becomes super soldier Captain America. 125 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Shaw O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

CARS 2 — Race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater travel to the World Grand Prix to find the world's fastest car. 113 minutes; G (nothing offensive); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★

THE CHANGE-UP — A father of three with a steady job and a loving wife switches bodies with his seemingly carefree, single, childhood best friend. 101 minutes; R (pervasive strong crude sexual content and language, some graphic nudity and drug use); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

COWBOYS AND ALIENS — A stranger must help save a small town in Arizona in 1873 when an alien spaceship invades the region. 118 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE — A man's seemingly perfect life unravels when his wife decides she wants a divorce, and he tries to reinvent himself in order to find love again. 118 minutes; PG-13 (coarse humor, sexual content and language); Jeff Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★1/2

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS — A man (Justin Timberlake) and a woman (Mila Kunis) think they can avoid complications in their friendship, even when adding sex into the equation, but soon find they were wrong. 109 minutes; R (some violent content and sexuality); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★

GREEN LANTERN — A test pilot joins the Green Lantern Corps when the intergalactic warriors grant him with a ring full of powers. The corps hopes that this human will be the key to overcoming their enemy Parallax. 105 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action); Christy Lemire, Associated Press: ★½

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2 — In the final film of the Harry Potter series, Harry, Ron and Hermione work to destroy Voldemort's remaining horcruxes in an ultimate battle between good and evil. 130 minutes; PG-13 (some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images); Christine Rappleye, Deseret News: ★★★1/2

THE HELP — Based on Kathryn Stockett's novel, the film takes a look at the South during the civil-rights movement through the view of the black maids in the community. Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★★1/2

HORRIBLE BOSSES — Three friends plot to remove the drudgery of their jobs by murdering their bosses, but their seemingly perfect plans go awry. 100 mintues; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material); Doug Wright, KSL-Radio: ★★½

KUNG FU PANDA 2 — Jack Black returns as the voice of Po the panda, the new kung fu master who must save his friends from an evil villain who plans to take over China and destroy kung fu. 90 minutes; PG (sequences of martial arts action and mild violence); Travis Poppleton, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

LARRY CROWNE — A middle-aged man (Tom Hanks) returns to a college after losing his job and becomes friends with a group of misfits. 99 minutes; PG-13 (brief strong language and some sexual content); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★½

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS — This romantic comedy follows an engaged couple as they travel to Paris with their family and find experiences can change their lives. 100 minutes; PG-13 (some sexual references and smoking); (Broadway); Jeffrey Peterson, for the Deseret News: ★★★★

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