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"...What really gives the film its impact is less the multi-layered narrative than the dynamic direction and powerhouse performance from Toshiro Mifune..."Sight and Sound "A look at RASHOMON's exquisite visuals makes it apparent that Sergio Leone's westerns were inspired by more than just Akira Kurosawa's plots."Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] taut study of the subjectivity of truth....RASHOMON's intricate moves have been borrowed by a legion of Hollywood imitators, from THE USUAL SUSPECTS to VANTAGE POINT."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Audiences were captivated by the lyrical beauty of Kurosawa's direction and the dynamic power of his editing, zipping the narrative along with hard-edged horizontal wipes."Total Film "The wonder of RASHOMON is that while the shadowplay of truth and memory is going on, we are absorbed by what we trust is an unfolding story."Chicago Sun-Times "Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 1950 RASHOMON has had such a profound cultural influence that there is even a psychosociological phenomenon named after it."Washington Post64.90336

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"...What really gives the film its impact is less the multi-layered narrative than the dynamic direction and powerhouse performance from Toshiro Mifune..."Sight and Sound "A look at RASHOMON's exquisite visuals makes it apparent that Sergio Leone's westerns were inspired by more than just Akira Kurosawa's plots."Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] taut study of the subjectivity of truth....RASHOMON's intricate moves have been borrowed by a legion of Hollywood imitators, from THE USUAL SUSPECTS to VANTAGE POINT."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Audiences were captivated by the lyrical beauty of Kurosawa's direction and the dynamic power of his editing, zipping the narrative along with hard-edged horizontal wipes."Total Film "The wonder of RASHOMON is that while the shadowplay of truth and memory is going on, we are absorbed by what we trust is an unfolding story."Chicago Sun-Times "Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's 1950 RASHOMON has had such a profound cultural influence that there is even a psychosociological phenomenon named after it."Washington Post64.90335

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"...Witty and surprisingly reflective....The result is a good little action picture with plenty of smarts and a nonchalant air..." Los Angeles Times "...Akira Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI is not only a great film in its own right, but the source of a genre that would flow through the rest of the century..." Chicago Sun-Times "...THE SEVEN SAMURAI is still a movie that matters..." USA Today "...[A] forceful action movie, perhaps most startling because its heroes never lose sight of their honor and humanity..." Premiere "[S]till one of the most stirring adventure stories in the movies..."New York Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n adventure film with a complex emotional core -- that Hollywood has been imitating for years."Rolling Stone64.76091

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"...One of the truest presentations of Shakespeare's tragedy..."Los Angeles Times "...Kurosawa's visual daring is sustained to the very end....This stands as one of the most successful translations of Shakespeare to film..."Sight and Sound64.42113

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"...[The film] blends intimate characterisation with vast vistas....The CinemaScope cinematography lends sweep..."Total Film64.42113

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"[With] superb tension-racheting sequences..."Uncut "Kurosawa expertly balances cop-thriller elements with quieter, more personal moments."Sight and Sound "[A]n epic doozy....Witness its many intricately timed sequences..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly64.37174

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"...Inspired by Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and visited by the spirit of a wiseacre Lewis Carroll....A fair amount of amusement..."New York Times0.4939153

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"...Inspired by Kurosawa's SEVEN SAMURAI and visited by the spirit of a wiseacre Lewis Carroll....A fair amount of amusement..."New York Times0.4939153

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4385576

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"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."Rolling Stone "THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."Los Angeles Times "...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."Entertainment Weekly "[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."Sight and Sound "Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."New York Times "Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."Chicago Sun-Times "THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."Widescreen Review0.4385576

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"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..." Los Angeles Times "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..." New York Times "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..." USA Today "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..." Variety "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..." Rolling Stone "...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 visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..." Box Office "...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 Sound0.3759065

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"...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..." Entertainment Weekly "...The director's great strength is the confidence with which he translates Tolkien's vision into visual imagery..." Los Angeles Times "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..." New York Times "...Visually dazzling....The RINGS movies are among the most breathtaking achievements in recent cinematic history..." USA Today "...In some respects a more impressive film than its well-received predecessor. Marked by nonstop conflict that Akira Kurosawa would have envied..." Variety "...Jackson keeps the action percolating. The effects astonish..." Rolling Stone "...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 visuals are a real treat; everyone and everything -- particularly the landscape -- looks and feels just right..." Box Office "...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 Sound0.3759065

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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 "...A rare perfect mating of filmmaker and material....[A] beautifully considered epic....The grandeur is astonishing..."New York Times "...THE TWO TOWERS conjures an illusion of the gravity that you want from an emotionally charged storybook epic..."Entertainment Weekly "...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 Office0.3759065

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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 Office0.3759065

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"...Tightly constructed....The script has fun playing with our common knowledge of insects..." Sight and Sound "...A hellzapoppin creature-feature jamboree..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Rowdier than a New Year's Eve party..."-- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A BUG'S LIFE makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world..." New York Times "...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 stars Box Office "...[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. Club0.3457407

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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 Film0.3457407

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"...The film is fun to watch..."USA Today "...Hugely popular..."Sight and Sound 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brynner dominates, while the screenplay questions the nature of true heroism."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "It remains one of the most entertaining movies in the genre, as Hollywood alpha males Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, James Colburn and Robert Vaughn crank up the charisma..."Total Film0.2963492

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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." Uncut0.2963492

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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."Uncut0.2963492

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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."Uncut0.2963492

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"...The film is fun to watch..."USA Today "...Hugely popular..."Sight and Sound 5 stars out of 5 -- "Brynner dominates, while the screenplay questions the nature of true heroism."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "It remains one of the most entertaining movies in the genre, as Hollywood alpha males Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, James Colburn and Robert Vaughn crank up the charisma..."Total Film0.2963492

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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." Uncut0.2469577

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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." Uncut0.2469577

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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-Times0.2469577

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"...Val Kilmer is magnetic as John Holmes..."Rolling Stone "...[Cox] taps the creepy, sordid fascination of a hedonist who forged his own hell..."Entertainment Weekly "...Josh Lucas and Dylan McDermott effectively play against type..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Val Kilmer is convincing as John Holmes, especially when he pinballs from one emotion to another..."Chicago Sun-Times0.2469577

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"...[A] work of extravagant beauty and savage grace..."Rolling Stone Ranked #6 in Entertainment Weekly's "BEST VIDEOS OF 2000"Entertainment Weekly "...A landmark feat of Japanese animation from the acknowledged master of the genre....This intricate, epic fable is amazing to behold..."New York Times "...PRINCESS MONONOKE is a great film....The artistry in PRINCESS MONONOKE is masterful..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A windswept pinnacle of its art....Anyone with a taste for sheer wonder will be in heaven..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly "...It's hard to deny the ambition of the storytelling, the ferocity of the action, or the sheer weirdness..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - Watch More Than OncePremiere "...Elegant and visually sophisticated..."Box Office "...It marries a remarkable sense of visual fantasy, both lyric and violent, with an ecology-themed story and complex characters. It's an adult fairy tale, animation as we've not experienced it before..."Los Angeles Times "...Bursting with imagination..."Total Film "[I]t's easy to get swept up in this sprawling man-versus-nature allegory, thanks to meticulous design work, fierce action and indelible creations..."Sight and Sound0.2469577

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"...[A] work of extravagant beauty and savage grace..."Rolling Stone "...It's hard to deny the ambition of the storytelling, the ferocity of the action, or the sheer weirdness..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - Watch More Than OncePremiere Ranked #6 in Entertainment Weekly's "BEST VIDEOS OF 2000"Entertainment Weekly "...A landmark feat of Japanese animation from the acknowledged master of the genre....This intricate, epic fable is amazing to behold..."New York Times "...PRINCESS MONONOKE is a great film....The artistry in PRINCESS MONONOKE is masterful..."Chicago Sun-Times "...A windswept pinnacle of its art....Anyone with a taste for sheer wonder will be in heaven..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly "...Elegant and visually sophisticated..."Box Office "...It marries a remarkable sense of visual fantasy, both lyric and violent, with an ecology-themed story and complex characters. It's an adult fairy tale, animation as we've not experienced it before..."Los Angeles Times "...Bursting with imagination..."Total Film "[I]t's easy to get swept up in this sprawling man-versus-nature allegory, thanks to meticulous design work, fierce action and indelible creations..."Sight and Sound0.2469577

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