27 January 2012 10:35 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether or not you missed our previous Criticwire round-up, here’s a quick recap of what’s happened since: “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is still the most-reviewed film at the festival, but the consensus that movie embodies near perfection has dimmed. A few less-than-favorable grades have toppled it from its status as the lone Sundance narrative premiere with an A-. However, it still has momentum in the wake of Fox Searchlight’s early-week pickup. The anti-”Beasts,” “Red Lights,” is enjoying a slight critical reprieve, but the general feeling among Criticwire contributors is that this might be one to skip. The three docs we mentioned as early favorites have continued to perform well, especially the dour Michigan economics tale of “Detropia,” which has yet to garner anything lower than a B-. Beasts of the Southern Wild: B+ Red Lights: C- Detropia: B+ The Underperforming Vets Sprinkled among. »

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