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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/17/2012

New movies: ‘This Means War,’ ‘Coriolanus’

Despite the handshake and smiles, it's all out war between best pals Tuck (Tom Hardy) and FDR (Chris Pine), who are battling over Reese Witherspoon’s character in "The Means War." (Kimberley French, 20th Century Fox)
In this week’s new movies, Reese Witherspoon stars in another manufactured “romaction” comedy and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus” gets highest marks. Here’s what the Post critics had to say:

Coriolanus” (R) “Ralph Fiennes invests Shakespeare's play ‘Coriolanus’ with ferocity and fresh vigor in his film of the same name, which transposes the story of an ancient Roman general to the present day with ease and uncanny relevance.” — Ann Hornaday

The Secret World of Arrietty” (G) “This gorgeous little movie is sure to be beloved by your little people, who may discover what it means to find a magical beauty in the things we can't altogether see.” — Amy Joyce

This Means War” (PG-13) “As this sloppy, scattered, utterly synthetic piece of Hollywood widgetry unspools, it becomes increasingly clear that the romantic tension at play exists mostly between the men in question.” — Ann Hornaday

Khodorkovsky” (Unrated) “Despite talking to the man's mother, ex-wife, adult son, former business partners and numerous others who knew him... Tuschi's film leaves you with more questions than answers about its subject. A jailhouse interview at the end is maddeningly short and inconclusive. Tuschi asks Khodorkovsky whether he uses meditation to cope with his confinement but not ‘Did you do it?’” — Michael O’Sullivan

Also open: “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

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