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 Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, December 10

12:15pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, December 10

3:20pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, December 11

12:10pm, 3:20pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, December 10

2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, December 11

12:05pm, 3:05pm, 6:10pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, December 12

2:05pm, 5:05pm, 8:00pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

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

Monday, December 10

1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm, 10:40pm

Tuesday, December 11

10:40am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, December 12

10:40am, 2:30pm, 7:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm, 10:40pm

Thursday, December 13

10:40am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:15pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm, 10:40pm

ArcLight La Jolla

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

Monday, December 10

2:50pm, 5:40pm, 7:40pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, December 11

10:20am, 11:35am, 1:10pm, 2:50pm, 3:55pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 9:25pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

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

Monday, December 10

2:15pm, 5:40pm, 8:40pm

Tuesday, December 11

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

Cinépolis Vista

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

Monday, December 10

1:25pm, 4:25pm, 7:25pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, December 11

10:25am, 1:25pm, 4:25pm, 7:25pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, December 12

10:25am, 1:25pm, 4:25pm, 7:25pm, 10:25pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

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

Monday, December 10

3:00pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, December 11

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, December 12

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:05pm, 9:20pm

Thursday, December 13

11:55am, 3:00pm, 6:05pm, 10:10pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Monday, December 10

2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, December 11

11:05am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, December 12

11:05am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm

Thursday, December 13

11:05am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Regal Escondido

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

Monday, December 10

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, December 11

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Wednesday, December 12

12:15pm, 3:25pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Regal Oceanside

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

Monday, December 10

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, December 11

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, December 12

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Thursday, December 13

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

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

Monday, December 10

2:45pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, December 11

11:45am, 2:45pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Wednesday, December 12

11:45am, 2:45pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Thursday, December 13

11:45am, 2:45pm, 6:25pm, 9:25pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

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

Monday, December 10

2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:55pm

Tuesday, December 11

11:25am, 2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:55pm

Wednesday, December 12

11:25am, 2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:55pm

Thursday, December 13

11:25am, 2:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:55pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

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

Monday, December 10

3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, December 11

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, December 12

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, December 13

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

Regal San Marcos

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

Monday, December 10

12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, December 11

12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, December 12

12:30pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm, 10:15pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Monday, December 10

1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday, December 11

10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, December 12

10:00am, 10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm

Thursday, December 13

10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm, 7:15pm

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

Monday, December 10

5:20pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, December 11

5:20pm, 8:30pm

Wednesday, December 12

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

Thursday, December 13

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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