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Reviews: Sin City, When the Game Stands Tall & More

Posted By on August 22, 2014, 8:20 AM

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Here's a look at capsule reviews of new movies opening in Utah theaters this week.

Mary Ann Johanson isn't buying the macho nihilism that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are selling in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (pictured), but finds compelling material in the about the passionate pursuit of science in the documentary Dinosaur 13.

Scott Renshaw likes the unique starting point for the inspirational sports drama When the Game Stands Tall, before it turns into a hot mess of tangled plot threads and non-stop game footage. The Sundance buddy road movie Land Ho!, meanwhile, offers genial but formless pleasures.

For this week's feature, Scott Renshaw takes on the ways the young-adult novel adaptation If I Stay does right—and wrong—by its source material.

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