Sweet and sour slap­stick

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - FILM - By Rob­bie Collin and Tim Robey

THE GRINCH

Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch voices the furry green mis­an­thrope in this daz­zlingly an­i­mated adap­ta­tion of the Dr Seuss sea­sonal favourite, from the pro­duc­ers of Min­ions.

It strikes just the right bal­ance be­tween sen­ti­ment and slap­stick.

U cert, 90 min

WILDLIFE

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan smartly adapt Richard Ford’s 1990 novel about the Brin­sons (Jake Gyl­len­haal, Carey Mul­li­gan, Ed Ox­en­bould), a fam­ily try­ing to make a go of the Amer­i­can sub­ur­ban project in ear­lySix­ties Mon­tana, un­til an em­ploy­ment cri­sis hits them and the seams start to fray. 12A cert, 105 min

OUT­LAW KING

The rise of Robert the Bruce comes to life in this hairychested his­tor­i­cal epic from David Macken­zie, crafted with se­ri­ous heft and sweep. Chris Pine is su­perb as the leg­endary Scots monarch wag­ing guer­rilla war on the das­tardly English. Re­leased si­mul­ta­ne­ously on Net­flix and in a hand­ful of cin­e­mas na­tion­wide.

18 cert, 121 min

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