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Critical Mass: The Accountant doesn't add up, Kevin Hart stand-up special delivers

Ben Affleck and Kevin Hart might be going head-to-head at the weekend box office, but, according to critics, there’s no comparing the quality of their respective releases.

EW wants you to make good choices at the movies, so let our Critical Mass guide point you in the right direction of what to see (and what to avoid) this weekend. Check out what the critics are saying about this week’s hottest new releases in the reviews below.

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The Accountant

Opens Oct. 14.

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Expensive rubber chickens, the Coen brothers, and more stories from the Fargo season 2 PaleyFest panel

How do you adapt a classic, beloved film into a 10-hour TV series? Fargo answered that with surprising success and plenty of accolades in season 1. But how do you do that again?

For executive producer Noah Hawley, it meant wiping the slate clean with a new core cast, a new time period, and an all-around more ambitious story. Hawley, along with executive producer Warren Littlefield and a few of the Fargo season 2 cast members gathered for a PaleyFest panel in New York, moderated by New York Magazine’s Matt Zoller Seitz.

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Listen to Janis Ian and Jean Smart read from Isabel Miller's 'Patience and Sarah' -- exclusive

As we gear up for the release of Carol, the Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara-starring film based on Patricia Highsmith’s lesbian love story, The Price of Salt, it’s worth revisiting another classic story of romance between women: Isabel Miller’s Patience and Sarah, first published in 1969. (Highsmith’s novel, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan, was released in 1952).

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