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The Unborn (2009)
Well, there are some effective scares here, and you'll laugh at yourself afterward just for jumping and squealing like a little girl. But other images and pieces of dialogue are just as hilarious -- and that probably wasn't their intention.
Posted Jan 7, 2009
Bride Wars (2009)
Bride Wars tosses out stereotypes about female materialism and cattiness with all the giddy gusto of a newly married woman flinging the bouquet at her single girlfriends.
Posted Jan 7, 2009
Unlike anything you've ever seen before, Waltz With Bashir will change your ideas about the possibility of film.
Posted Dec 24, 2008
Almost inevitably, Hoffman and Thompson are charming. Even they can't turn Hopkins' thin story into a credible tale, though.
Posted Dec 24, 2008
Since Mendes has kept us emotionally at arm's length with his structured, hermetically sealed production, it's hard to care about whether they'll ever find that elusive something.
Posted Dec 23, 2008
Marley & Me (2008)
Harmless, sure -- but also needless.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
Fincher's film, based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who ages in reverse, is rambling and gorgeous -- perhaps a bit overlong and gooey in the midsection -- but one that leaves you with a lingering wistfulness.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
Valkyrie (2008)
[Cruise is] distractingly bad in this, the iconography of his celebrity so strongly overshadowing his performance. He's just too powerfully contemporary.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
Yes Man (2008)
Deschanel and Carrey make for indifferent romantic partners. Both are pleasant enough, but no one's going to look at the two together and think, what a great couple they make.
Posted Dec 18, 2008
Whereas the gorgeous, sophisticated Ratatouille was both a crowd-pleaser and a critical favorite, duly winning the Academy Award for best animated feature, Despereaux feels obvious, preachy and heavy-handed.
Posted Dec 18, 2008
Seven Pounds (2008)
Seven Pounds is a clever one, all right, but it might actually be too clever for its own good.
Posted Dec 18, 2008
Gran Torino (2009)
Gran Torino becomes more intriguing as the journey its takes us on evolves and grows darker, albeit with Eastwood's trademark, no-nonsense aesthetic.
Posted Dec 10, 2008
While Robert Wise's science-fiction classic The Day the Earth Stood Still" was a simple story of deep ideas, the remake is an overblown, puny-minded tale featuring extraterrestrials too stupid or lazy to do a background check on the species they condemn.
Posted Dec 10, 2008
The Reader (2008)
Thankfully, Kate Winslet bares not just her body but her soul with a performance that pierces the genteel polish of this high-minded awards-season drama.
Posted Dec 9, 2008
The result feels even more cursory and rushed than the average music biopic, a genre that's already difficult to depict without lapsing into self-parody.
Posted Dec 3, 2008
Milk (2008)
The film hits all the important marks but never feels like a typical biopic, a superficial, greatest-hits collection.
Posted Nov 25, 2008
Australia (2008)
Overlong and self-indulgent.
Posted Nov 24, 2008
Vaughn makes the movie tolerable here and there, but this kind of slapsticky physical comedy doesn't suit Witherspoon at all.
Posted Nov 24, 2008
Twilight (2008)
There's nothing transporting about the visuals. Twilight was a famously low-budget production compared to most traditional blockbusters, but this is ridiculous.
Posted Nov 19, 2008
Bolt (2008)
Bolt certainly moves along at a lively clip that will satisfy both kids and adults, but the script (from Williams and Dan Fogelman) is a little too Hollywood-insider.
Posted Nov 18, 2008
Despite his innate intensity, Craig seems a bit... bored, maybe? Underutilized, despite appearing in nearly every frame of the film.
Posted Nov 10, 2008
Soul Men (2008)
Role Models (2008)
The script's rampant wrongness would have been amusing enough on the page, but the delivery from the cast makes the material consistently laugh-out-loud funny.
Posted Nov 7, 2008
RocknRolla (2008)
Ritchie is back on comfortable, familiar footing here with this story of British gangsters who are so busy trying to screw each other over, they don't realize that they're in over their heads.
Posted Oct 29, 2008
Rogen and Banks make an extremely likable comic pair, even though they're an unlikely romantic match (or perhaps because of it).
Posted Oct 29, 2008
Changeling (2008)
Everything about the dirty cop thriller Pride and Glory is formulaic and forgettable, even down to its generic title.
Posted Oct 23, 2008
For those kids in the target audience, this is movie nirvana.
Posted Oct 23, 2008
No doubt it was fun assembling so many close associates, but like Kym, Demme doesn't know when enough is enough for those who aren't part of the family circle.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
Max Payne (2008)
A straight-up action picture, and a rather bombastic, familiar one at that.
Posted Oct 17, 2008
W. (2008)
Brolin's so good, he almost makes us feel sorry for Bush. Almost.
Posted Oct 15, 2008
Body of Lies (2008)
Each character thinks that what he's doing is the right course for the greater good. But when you break down Body of Lies to its most fundamental elements, it's really about disagreeing with your boss.
Posted Oct 8, 2008
Unfortunately, it falls into incredibly predictable territory.
Posted Oct 3, 2008
The Duchess (2008)
Miracle at St. Anna is wildly unfocused in terms of tone and, at two hours and 40 minutes, it is unjustifiably overlong.
Posted Sep 24, 2008
You would pretty much have to be sentimental to tolerate such schlock, or at least be willing to check your cynicism at the multiplex door.
Posted Sep 24, 2008
Is this hell? Or a war zone? Maybe it's both, man. That's deep.
Posted Sep 18, 2008
Ghost Town (2008)
You can only wander down this comic road for so long. Once you've run through a few sight gags, you have to go somewhere else with this old-fashioned, high-concept premise.
Posted Sep 18, 2008
Igor (2008)
A potentially original premise and an eager voice cast led by John Cusack and Molly Shannon are left to decay amid a clunky story vaguely reminiscent of Monsters, Inc. and images often resembling visuals rejected from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.
Posted Sep 17, 2008
We are no longer in No Country, but we are assuredly in Coen Country.
Posted Sep 11, 2008
It's not that the crime thriller Righteous Kill is spectacularly awful. It's just thoroughly mediocre - a standard police procedural, a long episode of Law & Order, unremarkable but for the pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Posted Sep 11, 2008
The Women (2008)
Cukor's tone and timing are missing: It's as if English has included all the boutiques but none of the bite.
Posted Sep 11, 2008
RocknRolla (2008)
While Ritchie stumbled with his last two flicks, RocknRolla has the kind of manic energy that made audiences fall for the rogues of his earlier films.
Posted Sep 5, 2008
Traitor (2008)
Perhaps because Traitor aims to be equal parts explosive action picture and serious-minded character drama, it never completely hits the mark in either regard.
Posted Aug 26, 2008