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Hit-Girl gives 'Kick-Ass' Its Super-Powersnew

A few dips into crime fighting clichés can’t keep this film down.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  04-20-2010  |  Reviews

Everyday Heroes in 'Kick-Ass'new

Kick-Ass is so good that it should be a superhero-movie game-changer.
Tucson Weekly  |  Colin Boyd  |  04-15-2010  |  Reviews

Dumb Mess: Fan Boy Pandering Goes Too Far

There are actually some 45-year-old film critics who write their reviews tilted toward fan boy readers as if they have something in common with the 12-year-old brain that Hollywood considers its primary audience.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-12-2010  |  Reviews

'Stardust': Summertime, and the Magic is Easynew

The film's real beauty lies in the way it perfectly swirls together adventure and romance, humor and darkness.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  08-17-2007  |  Reviews

We're All Made of 'Stardust'new

Imagine a fairy-tale made by a retarded Jacques Demy -- that is, a live-action equivalent of the insufferable Shrek.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  08-16-2007  |  Reviews

A Sprinkle of 'Stardust' Goes a Long Waynew

This uneven adaptation of Neil Gaiman's bestselling novel is clogged with too much fairy dust.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-10-2007  |  Reviews

'Stardust': Written in the Starsnew

Hip fairy tale captures the magic of storytelling.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  08-09-2007  |  Reviews

'Stardust': When You Wishnew

Vaughn's film will one day be considered a classic, thanks to charm, humor and fantastic performances.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-09-2007  |  Reviews

'Stardust': Even Better than a Chunk of Skylabnew

With a story so compelling and funny, and a cast as delectable as this, I was sold from beginning to end.
Dig Boston  |  David Wildman  |  08-08-2007  |  Reviews

'Stardust': Vinyl Fantasy

The film tries hard to be magical, but generally feels manufactured.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  08-06-2007  |  Reviews

What's Your Favorite Layer?new

Director Matthew Vaughn (producer of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) spins an involving underworld tale of deception and double-cross, relying on good old piss and vinegar to keep us invested in basic story elements that are more fun than novel.
Orlando Weekly  |  Steve Schneider  |  07-15-2005  |  Reviews

Criminal Confectionnew

A contemporary gangster film that both looks and feels like a Britnoir classic filtered through the Jam’s bang-on sense of style, Layer Cake takes a realistic approach to Britain’s criminal underclass.
Austin Chronicle  |  Matthew Vaughn  |  06-02-2005  |  Reviews

Layer Cake a Slice of the Dangerous Lifenew

Layer Cake exemplifies how recent English gangster films seldom prove as grandly operatic or steeped in social issues as America's Godfather imitators. But that can be good.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  05-26-2005  |  Reviews

Thick and Richnew

The new British crime drama from first-time director Matthew Vaughn is a block of granite struggling to liberate the statue inside it.
East Bay Express  |  Bill Gallo  |  05-24-2005  |  Reviews

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