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'A Perfect Getaway' is an Enjoyable Thriller With 'Cult Film' Written All Over Itnew

Director David Twohy's casting of Steve Zahn as his lead in A Perfect Getaway turns out to be a masterstroke. Zahn, a decent supporting actor in past comedies and dramas, gets perhaps his biggest chance to show off his chops in this surprising summer thriller that's far better than expected.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-12-2009  |  Reviews

'State of Play' is a Pedantic Thriller Caught in its Own Obvious Clockwork

Nothing is organic and no situation believable in a movie that plays like a collection of isolated sub plots.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-13-2009  |  Reviews

Tom Tykwer Zings 'The International'new

What, might you ask, is the cause of all this cloak-and-dagger skullduggery? Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to bore you.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  02-13-2009  |  Reviews

Bankers Are the Enemy in Two Subprime Filmsnew

Your neighborhood bank may have long lines, employ irksome tellers, and consistently screw up your balance. But at least it never tries to murder you, right?
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

The Perfect Vampire Movie: 'Let the Right One In' Is Far Superior to 'Twilight'new

It is a rare movie indeed that comes across as instant horror classic, multilevel preteen wish-fulfillment fantasy and Euro-arty critical darling all at once. Rarer still that such a movie should be coming soon to a theater near you.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  02-11-2009  |  Reviews

Bad Banks Are Back: Clive Owen and Naomi Watts Sizzle in 'The International'new

The timing of this smart, savvy thriller couldn't be better, what with its corporate-banks-are-evil theme and a hero who yells at banksters that he wants "some fucking justice." And, of course, Clive Owen is always welcome on my movie screen.
Charleston City Paper  |  Maryann Johanson  |  02-11-2009  |  Reviews

Clive Owen Creates a Secret Agent All His Own in 'The International'new

Clive Owen was not chosen to play James Bond, even after years of speculation that the 007 role was a natural fit. Yet in The International he does get to play a character who somewhat resembles Bond, and with a plot in which the secret agent would feel at home.
The Georgia Straight  |  Ian Caddell  |  02-09-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Transit' Aims for High Intrigue on a Low Budget, With Mixed Resultsnew

Shot on video and with minimal lighting, the film has a cheap aesthetic that it struggles to overcome. The plot doesn’t break out of the genre’s clichés. It’s a common case of a filmmaker’s ambition being greater than his means.
Montreal Mirror  |  Malcolm Fraser  |  01-30-2009  |  Reviews

Kill Skills: 'Taken'new

In Taken, Liam Neeson kicks so much ass. How much? Well, imagine the exact amount of ass-kicking you think is enough, plus even more. Now double it.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Jonathan Kiefer  |  01-28-2009  |  Reviews

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