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Taylor Swift's 'Red', Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,' 'Cloud Atlas and More: The Week In Ouch

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This week has seen the release of several highly anticipated movies and albums, and in their normal fashion, the critics were more than ready to express their distaste in them all with a fresh round of reviews

In music, the million album girl Taylor Swift released her fourth album "Red." Heavy on pop appeal, the album has been praised as housing some of Swift's strongest work as a musician. Still, some critics weren't as enthused when she revisited the more country leaning sound of her albums past. Swedish House Mafia's "Until Now" and Titus Andronicus' "Local Business" received mixed reviews as well. Kendrick Lamar put forth a strong effort with his major label debut "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City," leaving critics to cite his departure from his mixtape sound as one of the album's few flaws.

"Cloud Atlas" roared into theaters with a complex storyline that overwhelmed many critics -- though the movie's visuals seemed to capture everyone who saw the film. "Chasing Mavericks" fell flat and it appears the Halloween comedy "Fun Size" should have been left in its package. The video game based "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" proved to be too much of a bad thing, falling victim to weak writing and a muddled storyline.

Read this week's toughest critiques in the slideshow below and let us know what you think. Were the reviews on point or misguided?

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