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"...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..."Los Angeles Times "...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..."Entertainment Weekly "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..."New York Times "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..."Variety "...Peter Jackson has pulled out all the stops....Jackson and his team of homegrown artisans have created an exciting form of digital epic filmmaking..."Film Comment "...THE LORD OF THE RINGS so far stands among the best adaptations of a major work of fantasy ever managed by the cinema..."Sight and Sound "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..."USA Today "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..."Rolling Stone "...The visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..."Box Office0.4063088

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"...A BUG'S LIFE makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world..."New York Times "...A hellzapoppin creature-feature jamboree..." -- Rating: BEntertainment Weekly "...Lasseter brilliantly exploits the material for both laughs and pathos, while pushing the technological parameters of computer animation even beyond the already impressive feat of TOY STORY..." -- 4 out of 5 starsBox Office "...Tightly constructed....The script has fun playing with our common knowledge of insects..."Sight and Sound "...Rowdier than a New Year's Eve party..."-- 4 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...[A BUG'S LIFE has] an unfettered imagination....This footloose humor comes from both the writing and the direction..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he SEVEN SAMURAI-like story provides a solid framework for stunning animation and winning characters, including Dave Foley's nice work in the lead."A.V. Club 4 stars out of 5 -- "Offering colourful eye-candy for tots and in-jokes galore for adults, its clarity of purpose boils the Pixar template to near-abstract purity."Total Film0.3936529

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"...Leone exploits the full width of the screen in dramatically composed shots of the antagonists..." Sight and Sound "[T]he DOLLARS movies look nothing like any western before or since." Uncut0.3374168

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"[An] insanely entertaining smash-fantasy burlesque....You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way." Entertainment Weekly "For all its extreme cartoonish violence, KUNG FU HUSTLE is a surprisingly sweet and charming movie."Los Angeles Times "The showstopping fight sequences are choreographed by the legendary Yuen Wo Ping and given an extra jolt of nutty inventiveness by some cheerfully crude digital effects."New York Times "That one can indeed call KUNG FU HUSTLE delightful reflects its wonderfully compelling, high wire sense of dreamy knockabout..." Sight and Sound "HUSTLE's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant."USA Today "[Chow is] a one-man comedy parade....[He] turns his characters into live-action cartoons and then, miraculously, makes it all ring true." Rolling Stone "[N]o one's ever captured the escapist thrill of a four-coloured splash panel as well as Chow does here." Uncut "[I]n terms of physical timing, comic ideas and snap-crackle-pop filmmaking it buries any 10 other American comedies you can think of." Movieline's Hollywood Life Ranked #14 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[A] blast of exuberant, over-the-top cinematic madness....Ridiculously entertaining." Uncut0.2811807

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"[An] insanely entertaining smash-fantasy burlesque....You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way." Entertainment Weekly "For all its extreme cartoonish violence, KUNG FU HUSTLE is a surprisingly sweet and charming movie."Los Angeles Times "The showstopping fight sequences are choreographed by the legendary Yuen Wo Ping and given an extra jolt of nutty inventiveness by some cheerfully crude digital effects."New York Times "That one can indeed call KUNG FU HUSTLE delightful reflects its wonderfully compelling, high wire sense of dreamy knockabout..." Sight and Sound "HUSTLE's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant."USA Today "[Chow is] a one-man comedy parade....[He] turns his characters into live-action cartoons and then, miraculously, makes it all ring true." Rolling Stone "[N]o one's ever captured the escapist thrill of a four-coloured splash panel as well as Chow does here." Uncut "[I]n terms of physical timing, comic ideas and snap-crackle-pop filmmaking it buries any 10 other American comedies you can think of." Movieline's Hollywood Life Ranked #14 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "[A] blast of exuberant, over-the-top cinematic madness....Ridiculously entertaining." Uncut0.2811807

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"...Denzel Washington is a potent actor in peak form....COURAGE UNDER FIRE honors its subject and its audience..." Rolling Stone "...Thoughtful. Intelligent. Moving. Provocative..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...[Washington gives a] haunted, nearly implosive performance." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...A carefully conceived, dramatically honorable picture that treats its subject with clarity and intelligence..." Variety "...Intelligent, involving and serious....Lou Diamond Phillips gives an intense, focused performance..." Los Angeles Times "...Zwick's direction handles the many conflicting story possibilities with great clarity..." Chicago Sun-Times0.2811807

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"[A] feast for genre fetishists, a loving and lurid pastiche of the spaghetti westerns that were themselves lurid pastiches of classic Hollywood cowboy pictures."New York Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his saga of rival treasure-hunting gangs makes EL TOPO look like HIGH NOON."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his recounts an archetypal samurai-feud story as a hallucinatory tribute to Italian Westerns....It's a fever-dream of a film..."Empire0.2811807

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