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Brad Pitt’s crime thriller “Killing Them Softly” may be the movie on most theater-goers’ agendas Friday, but another new release, “The Waiting Room,” received four stars from Post movie critic Ann Hornaday. The healthcare documentary is the latest in a recent string of four-star movies leading up to Oscar season in February.

Here’s what the Post critics had to say about “Killing Them Softly,” “The Waiting Room,” and the rest of this week’s new releases: