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Pirates scores with adventure, humor and a morality tale rather than a standard biblical message.
Posted Jan 11, 2008
Liberty Kid (2008)
Even though Liberty Kid is a small film, much of it is deeply poignant; it enhances our compassion for all the ghosts of Sept. 11.
Posted Jan 10, 2008
The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept. A PG-13 rating means that it's short on shocks, too.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
Om Shanti Om (2007)
U2 3D (2007)
Takes the well-traveled concert film to exhilarating new heights.
Posted Jan 7, 2008
First Sunday (2008)
It plods along at a sluggard's pace through a weak premise with crude execution and even cruder characters to arrive at an unearned sentimental ending.
Posted Jan 4, 2008
27 Dresses (2008)
While Heigl is terrific, this uninspired romantic comedy is considerably less so.
Posted Jan 3, 2008
So lacking in imagination is this movie that the Brothers Strause and writer Shane Salerno keep scrambling back to the original movie for inspiration.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
An entertaining pic that will fascinate admirers but is wide-ranging and unpretentious enough to engage those intimidated by Glass' aesthetic.
Posted Dec 27, 2007
A raucously fun cartoon that combines raunchiness, political satire and hip-hop to sometimes exhilarating effect.
Posted Dec 24, 2007
Flakes (2007)
Minor to the point of barely existing.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
It's virtually the same movie with new locations. Oh, plus Helen Mirren. Not a bad addition, but the popcorn fun is gone.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
Terrific acting lights up this period drama directed by Denzel Washington.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
Noƫlle (2007)
An interesting and heartfelt effort.
Posted Dec 19, 2007
Provides an uplifting depiction of vitally important political ends achieved via nonviolent means.
Posted Dec 19, 2007
The film lacks sufficient individuatism or narrative drive to compellingly propel Jia's script (co-written with Sun Jianmin and Guan Na), making its title all too true.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
Steep (2007)
Helicopters take us astonishingly close to the skiers as they climb up dizzying peaks, then race down 90-degree cliffs and sometimes jump off precipices with parachutes to bring them back to Earth.
Posted Dec 17, 2007
A pitch-perfect musical comedy that at long last moves the talented John C. Reilly up the billing ladder from second banana to top banana.
Posted Dec 17, 2007
Family films that won't make adults gag are always in short supply, so a pleasing British fantasy, The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, is a welcome addition to the holiday season.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
There is nothing special about this romance.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
The characters are underwhelming in their appeal, lacking the charm of their previous animated incarnations.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
Director-screenwriter Mark Mahon is unable to inject any freshness whatsoever into this highly formulaic genre piece, though he has elicited several good performances.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
While it all cuts together to make one swell trailer, the end product fails to take flight.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
An entertaining genre piece boasting a terrifically sinewy lead performance from Wanda De Jesus.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
Halloween (2007)
The result, though undeniably preferable to yet another misbegotten installment of the long-exhausted franchise, certainly doesn't compare to John Carpenter's landmark original film.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
Part adoring fan letter, part meditation on the elusive nature of fame and success, part investigative piece, 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris is a music documentary of uncommon richness.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
A fascinating documentary that more than just piano lovers can enjoy.
Posted Dec 11, 2007
The Walker (2007)
[Woody] Harrelson digs deep for this portrait of shallowness.
Posted Dec 10, 2007
A ramshackle but likeable story
Posted Dec 10, 2007
I Am Legend (2007)
The film can never quite decide whether it's speculative fiction or a B-movie horror show. It's not a fatal flaw, though.
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Look (2007)
A skillful examination of the things people do when they think no one's looking.
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Atonement (2007)
It ranks with the best novel adaptations of recent times.
Posted Dec 7, 2007
There's not a single scene in Holiday that doesn't feel like it was copied from any number of other cookie-cutter rom coms, Christmas-themed or otherwise.
Posted Dec 7, 2007
Ben X (2007)
[Director Nic] Balthazar's determination to draw a positive message from a negative situation doesn't quite fit.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
65 Revisited (2007)
While 65 Revisited, which runs a little more than an hour, essentially feels like the DVD extra it was designed to be, it nonetheless well deserves its exposure on the big screen.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
A well-made, inspirational effort that beautifully conveys its period and milieu.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
This combination of melodrama, comedy, music and romance eventually falls under the weight of its endlessly stereotypical characters, dialogue and situations.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
I For India (2007)
Despite its rough-hewn technical aspects, "I for India" emerges as a moving portrait of cultural dislocation and the emotional complexities of family dynamics.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
Plays out like a far too long (108 minutes) sketch featuring stereotypical characterizations and witless dialogue and situations.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
First Snow (2007)
A fresh, intelligent and thoroughly involving psychological thriller.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
The film's plea for tolerance is commendable but would have more weight if only it were executed with more panache.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
The show couldn't have fallen into better hands.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
Genuinely new and different.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
A bare bones, ragged-around-the-edges enterprise, the film is nonetheless an illuminating portrait of a driven, deeply committed man and the turbulent era he lived in.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
Black Irish (2007)
While the film has many well-observed moments...it ultimately suffers from its relentless piling on of crises.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
Unfortunately, those without extensive previous knowledge of Lagerfeld's legendary career will find little here to enlighten them, a sad waste considering the relative lack of serious cinematic explorations into the fashion world.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
It's fortunate that we have this filmed record -- directed by Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson -- of a memorable solo performance by a true show business original.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
Awake (2007)
Sometimes in their urgency to prevent critics from seeing their dreck, film companies throw out the baby with the bathwater. Such is the case with this nifty little thriller.
Posted Dec 2, 2007
The blend of live action, CG and visual effects is superb, making what must have been a technological nightmare look easy as pie.
Posted Nov 30, 2007
Badland (2007)
When the picture gets around to its calculated socko ending, the viewer has long been pummeled into a state of numbness.
Posted Nov 30, 2007