"More of the same from J.J. "Lens Flare" Abrams. No substance. All action. Discredit to Gene's legacy. Review pending."
"If The Boxer does not get a good share of Academy Award nominations, then the fight is fixed. "
"Even the cultivated sportsmen who fill the end zones at Raiders games might find this bloody, sadistic display of mayhem beneath their entertainment standards."
"Batman Returns is the rarest of Hollywood beasts -- a sequel that's better than the original"
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It's far from original, but Olympus Has Fallen benefits from Antoine Fuqua's tense direction and a strong performance from Gerard Butler -- which might just be enough for action junkies.
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