Green Book 4.0 stars

Green Book movie poster

To pick up some side money, a raffish Copacabana bouncer agrees to chauffeur and an African-American jazz musician on a concert tour through the deep South. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali’s deeply engaging performances are the best Christmas present moviegoers will open this year. It’s when the two finally find themselves on even footing that the picture goes beyond a standard lecture on the evils of racism. Directed by one half of the Farrelly Brothers, Green Book isn’t content to simply smell like a Driving Miss Daisy. Surprisingly, the messages are not imparted with a wagging finger, but smuggled in as a shared experience. Is it a feel-good charmer poised to rake in greenbacks and Oscar gold? You bet! But don’t let that keep you away from this overall well balanced (and timed) look forward from the safe distance of America’s motley past. 2018.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, February 18

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, February 19

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, February 20

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:20pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, February 18

6:00pm

Tuesday, February 19

6:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

6:00pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, February 18

11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:15pm

Tuesday, February 19

11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:15pm

Wednesday, February 20

2:30pm, 5:45pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:35am, 10:20pm

Tuesday, February 19

10:35am, 1:25pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, February 20

10:35am, 1:25pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, February 21

10:35am, 1:25pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm, 10:20pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Monday, February 18

11:40am, 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm

Tuesday, February 19

11:05am, 4:15pm, 6:50pm

Wednesday, February 20

11:40am, 1:50pm, 4:30pm, 6:50pm

Thursday, February 21

11:40am, 1:45pm, 3:35pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, February 19

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:45pm

Wednesday, February 20

2:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:45pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Monday, February 18

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, February 19

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, February 20

12:55pm, 3:55pm, 6:45pm, 9:50pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:25am, 1:10pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, February 19

10:25am, 1:10pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, February 20

10:25am, 1:10pm, 3:55pm, 6:55pm, 10:10pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:00pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Monday, February 18

11:30am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm

Tuesday, February 19

11:30am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm

Wednesday, February 20

11:30am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm

Thursday, February 21

11:30am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

7:00pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

7:00pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Monday, February 18

1:50pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 19

1:50pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

1:50pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, February 21

1:50pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Monday, February 18

6:30pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, February 19

6:30pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 20

6:30pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, February 21

6:30pm, 9:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Monday, February 18

10:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

7:00pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Monday, February 18

11:30am, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, February 19

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, February 20

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm

Thursday, February 21

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Monday, February 18

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:45pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, February 19

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:45pm

Wednesday, February 20

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm

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