Capsule reviews of movies playing in Utah

Published: Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 4:00 p.m. MST

PUSS IN BOOTS — Puss teams up with other familiar fairy tale characters to steal a valuable goose in this account of the sword fighting cat's life before he met Shrek. 90 minutes; PG (some adventure action and mild rude humor); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

REAL STEEL — A washed-up robot fighter teams up with his recently discovered 11-year-old son to train a robot with potential to win. 127 minutes; PG-13 (some violence, intense action and brief language); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★★

THE SITTER — An ill-equipped college student takes on the task of baby-sitting three misbehaving children for a night in New York City. 81 minutes; R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence); Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers: ★

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS — Sherlock Holmes may have met his intellectual equal in the form of the evil Professor Moriarty. Holmes and Dr. Watson join forces and travel to France, Germany and Switzerland to outwit the villain. 129 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of violence and action, and some drug material); Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel: ★★

TOWER HEIST — Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller star in a comedy about a group of working men who seek revenge on the business man who scammed them. 104 minutes; PG-13 (language and sexual content); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 — Soon after their marriage, Edward and Bella find they are expecting a child and must hold off the Quileute and the Volturi. 117 minutes; PG-13 (disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements); Doug Wright, KSL: ★★1/2

YOUNG ADULT — A newly divorced teen literature author returns to her home town to reclaim the love of her now married high school sweetheart. Along the way, the author forms a bond with a former classmate who is also stuck in a high school mindset. 94 minutes; R vulgar language, brief nudity, sexual situations, adult themes); Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers: ★★★

A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS — Harold and Kumar's dwindling friendship is rekindled when they attempt to replace Harold's father-in-law's mistakenly burnt down prize Christmas tree. 90 minutes; R (strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence); Rick Bentley, McClatchy Newspapers: ★1/2

WAR HORSE —A young man is separated from the beloved horse he tamed and trained when the horse is sold during World War I. The film follows the horse as he moves through the war and influences the lives of many. 146 minutes; PG-13 (intense sequences of war violence); Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett: ★★★

WE BOUGHT A ZOO — A recently widowed father moves his two children away from the city to a small town and buys a rundown zoo with hopes to return it to its former glory. 124 minutes; PG (language and some thematic elements); Shawn O'Neill, for the Deseret News: ★★★1/2

THE WOMEN ON THE 6th FLOOR — A middle-class business man deeply engrossed in his work learns to look at life in a new way after he and his wife hire a Spanish maid. 104 minutes; Not rated; (Broadway); Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis): ★★★

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