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Speed Racer (2008)
The Wachowski brothers have tumbled into a matrix of their own with Speed Racer, one which has rendered them completely out of touch with the outside world.
Posted May 7, 2008
Son of Rambow maintains just the right tone throughout with its guileless, makeshift charm.
Posted May 1, 2008
Redbelt (2008)
The final moment, which was probably intended to be poignant, instead feels laughable.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
Iron Man (2008)
Deception (2008)
Deception collapses into such a ridiculous pile of plot twists and double crosses, that there's nothing pleasurable about it -- guilty or otherwise. It tries to deceive us into thinking it makes sense.
Posted Apr 24, 2008
Baby Mama (2008)
Mommy culture, with its capacity for smugness and solipsism, seems like a ripe topic for parody, but Baby Mama approaches it with kid gloves.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
As Spc. Jeremy Sivitz puts it with great understatement, 'When you're in war, things change.' Morris forces us to ask ourselves what we would have done in their position, whether or not we like the answer.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
They're such lovable goofs that you can't help wishing their quest for White Castle fast food and their flight from Gitmo could live up to the sort of sharp satire these two bright boys deserve.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
So curious, and such a disappointment.
Posted Apr 22, 2008
For all its implied weightiness and melancholy, My Blueberry Nights is a confection that leaves you feeling empty.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
A sufficiently entertaining diversion.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
As he jets from place to place, he provides glib, oversimplified tidbits about Mideast history along the way.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
It has just the right balance of the salty and the sweet. It also signals an introduction of sorts to a couple of engaging talents.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
88 Minutes (2008)
A stronger word than preposterous is needed to describe the, well, preposterous lengths director Jon Avnet and company go to engorge this movie with idiotic action, incomprehensible twists and loads of other nonsense.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
Smart People (2008)
Novelist-turned-screenwriter Mark Poirier gives the capable, eclectic cast some real zingers to play with, but he also loads his script with some plot contrivances that are simply too hard to accept.
Posted Apr 9, 2008
Street Kings (2008)
Nim's Island (2008)
Nim's Island is a movie for kids who like to think and read and use their imagination, and for parents who may be tired of family fare that's nothing but a litany of cutesy pop-culture references.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
Leatherheads (2008)
The film leaves you longing for a few Hail Mary end-zone passes, while the filmmakers stick to a story that tries to pound it out with a safe, tedious ground game.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
There is no such thing as a blank slate with such cultural icons -- too much informs our viewing experience -- and that's both one of the film's biggest strengths and weaknesses.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
The film leaves you longing for a few Hail Mary end-zone passes, while the filmmakers stick to a story that tries to pound it out with a safe, tedious ground game.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
[Director] Schwimmer shows some skill by keeping the mood light and making no notable missteps, but he still comes away looking like someone trying, and failing, to play Judd Apatow, the reigning champion of realistic, emotional comedy.
Posted Mar 27, 2008
Stop-Loss (2008)
21 (2008)
Lack of originality is where 21 really deals a losing hand.
Posted Mar 27, 2008
Like Mike (2002)
Director John Schultz's movie is as lame and predictable as you'd imagine, and it's chock full of orphanage cliches.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
Do you hear that? That shrill, shrieking sound coming from your local multiplex? That would be the Judd Apatow machine slowly, steadily winding down after humming along so brilliantly for so long.
Posted Mar 19, 2008
Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop is a cozy place to hang out for a while, even if you don't need a little off the sides.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
Horton may hear a Who, but the rest of us may hear a lot of hoopla, and it's not all the charming sort you expect from a benign Seussian world.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
10,000 B.C. (2008)
A mix of vast CGI spectacle and small, silly moments, the prehistoric saga 10,000 BC is an epic in name only.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
The Bank Job (2008)
Though the histrionics of City of Men are a bit obvious, and it lacks the bravado of City of God, it's ultimately a more rewarding film.
Posted Feb 29, 2008
Your eyes will probably roll before anyone's head does.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
Penelope (2006)
No offense intended, but a pig snout is very becoming on Christina Ricci.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
Unlike Eternal Sunshine, in which Gondry achieved real poignancy about a different kind of erasing, Be Kind Rewind falls into the same category as his The Science of Sleep: It's too silly, and straining too hard to be weird.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
The assassination thriller Vantage Point might have been a triumph of form over content, technique over substance, if only there were anything worthy about its form or technique.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
[Sitting through] Charlie Bartlett makes you feel as if you've just watched three episodes of a new TV series you can't wait to see more of -- one that's so funny and smart and unpredictable, it would probably only survive one season on the air.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
The message is muddled, but the zombie master still knows how to make a gripping, graphic, grossly funny horror flick.
Posted Feb 15, 2008
Jumper (2008)
Jumper had potential, though. It's got a clever premise. And at its best, in the beginning, it almost feels like the pilot for a prime-time series you'd like to see more of. But now we're jumping ahead of ourselves.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
A surprisingly clever romantic comedy that starts brightly but unfortunately loses its spark at the end.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
Swimfan (2002)
Truth be told, everyone and everything about Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is pretty unlikable.
Posted Feb 8, 2008
Fool's Gold (2008)
The tone of Fool's Gold often feels as if Tennant & Co. were straining to create a live-action version of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, from the slapsticky physical humor to the constantly jaunty score.
Posted Feb 5, 2008
Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis is a true original in the eclectic world of animation, one that's full of fascinating contradictions.
Posted Feb 1, 2008
Everything about the movie is as clunky and unimaginative as the title.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
The movie might satisfy bloodthirsty action fans, but for most people, this is one Stallone do-over we could have done without.
Posted Jan 24, 2008