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4 stars out of 5 -- "For those seeking smart sharp, witty, indie filmmaking here's your answer. Jeff Daniels is outstanding..."Box Office "Mr. Daniels and the appealing Ms. Graham are perfectly fun to watch..."Wall Street Journal "[Daniels] does an excellent job of portraying a misanthrope with back pain..."Chicago Sun-Times20.36218

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4 stars out of 5 -- "For those seeking smart sharp, witty, indie filmmaking here's your answer. Jeff Daniels is outstanding..."Box Office "Mr. Daniels and the appealing Ms. Graham are perfectly fun to watch..."Wall Street Journal "[Daniels] does an excellent job of portraying a misanthrope with back pain..."Chicago Sun-Times20.36218

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"Don Cheadle reaffirms his excellence in a good, terrorism-themed thriller that also features guy Pearce and Jeff Daniels....It tells a good, snakelike story, slithering in some unpredictable directions."Los Angeles Times "[S]omber, absorbing....[TRAITOR] manages an impressive feat of economy....[With an] unassuming style and tightly focused story..."New York Times20.10947

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"Don Cheadle reaffirms his excellence in a good, terrorism-themed thriller that also features guy Pearce and Jeff Daniels....It tells a good, snakelike story, slithering in some unpredictable directions."Los Angeles Times "[S]omber, absorbing....[TRAITOR] manages an impressive feat of economy....[With an] unassuming style and tightly focused story..."New York Times20.10947

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"...There are real virtues in almost all the performances..."Sight and Sound "...GETTYSBURG succeeds as a motion picture event, and as a recreation of a pivotal chapter of American history..."Variety "...This is a film that Civil War buffs will find indispensable..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Gere's showy but intense performance is the film's real focus, and it commands attention..."New York Times "...[This] epic does catch viewers up in the Civil War's three-day turning point -- both on tactical and humanistic levels, and from the viewpoint of both sides..."USA Today19.8256

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"[T]he veteran actor and the yet-to-be-defined newcomer are temperamentally in synch and, if nothing else, imbue this overly eccentric hybrid with a sense of genuine romantic tragedy..."Wall Street Journal "PAPER MAN defies everything we've been taught about who'll save the day."Movieline "[With] delightful performances. A thespian shout-out goes to Reynolds..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly19.8256

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"[T]he veteran actor and the yet-to-be-defined newcomer are temperamentally in synch and, if nothing else, imbue this overly eccentric hybrid with a sense of genuine romantic tragedy..."Wall Street Journal "PAPER MAN defies everything we've been taught about who'll save the day."Movieline "[With] delightful performances. A thespian shout-out goes to Reynolds..." -- Grade: B-Entertainment Weekly19.8256

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"[T]here is something refreshing about a homespun, live-action tale of summertime adventure....Such it is with A PLUMM SUMMER, a story inspired by real events..."Los Angeles Times19.8256

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"...There are real virtues in almost all the performances..."Sight and Sound "...GETTYSBURG succeeds as a motion picture event, and as a recreation of a pivotal chapter of American history..."Variety "...This is a film that Civil War buffs will find indispensable..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Gere's showy but intense performance is the film's real focus, and it commands attention..."New York Times "...[This] epic does catch viewers up in the Civil War's three-day turning point -- both on tactical and humanistic levels, and from the viewpoint of both sides..."USA Today19.8256

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"...Surprisingly deft in execution..."Sight and Sound19.8256

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"...[Daniels's] hangdog goofiness makes a perfect foil for [Carrey's] spasmodically edgy comic style....DUMB AND DUMBER knows much better than to try to make sense..." New York Times "...Carrey turns his face and body into a special effect....I defy anyone not to erupt into giggles..." Entertainment Weekly "...DUMB AND DUMBER revels in a comedy of confusion..." Sight and Sound "...Carrey is like a more elasticized Jerry Lewis; he may be the most freakishly cartoonish of all the star comedians..." Los Angeles Times19.76242

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"...Demme finds haunting overtones....SOMETHING WILD also has three first-class performances..."Los Angeles Times "...A buoyant road-movie romance....[Griffith and Daniels] make a charming couple of liars....Exuberant..."New York Times "...Conceptually and stylistically compelling....SOMETHING WILD gets better the wilder and bolder it becomes..."Variety19.76242

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"...Demme finds haunting overtones....SOMETHING WILD also has three first-class performances..."Los Angeles Times "...A buoyant road-movie romance....[Griffith and Daniels] make a charming couple of liars....Exuberant..."New York Times "...Conceptually and stylistically compelling....SOMETHING WILD gets better the wilder and bolder it becomes..."Variety19.76242

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"...Eastwood, like Paul Newman, uses an economy of means to remain as compelling as he ever was....Connelly's excellent novel, crisply written and smartly plotted, is certainly fine thriller material..." Los Angeles Times "...Eastwood himself remains pleasing to watch..." USA Today "...It's tasty and diverting genre popcorn..." Entertainment Weekly19.76242

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"...[With] rich and full-bodied widescreen cinematography..."Variety "...[The film] should delight Civil War buffs....Beautifully photographed in various locations around Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia..."New York Times "...The film is beautifully shot by Kees Van Oostrum and the sounds of battle by Stephen Halbert measure up to the greatness of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. There is much to relish in this epic..."Box Office "...GODS AND GENERALS is well-structured....Maxwell gives us a clear sense of the issues that divided America, a vivid sense of the cumbersome logistics involved, the complexity of battles and, in the instance of Fredericksburg, what it was like for a town to be overrun by warfare..."Los Angeles Times "Solid, stirring stuff..."Uncut19.76242

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"...It's tasty and diverting genre popcorn..."Entertainment Weekly "...Eastwood, like Paul Newman, uses an economy of means to remain as compelling as he ever was....Connelly's excellent novel, crisply written and smartly plotted, is certainly fine thriller material..."Los Angeles Times "...Eastwood himself remains pleasing to watch..."USA Today19.76242

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"...Carrey turns his face and body into a special effect....I defy anyone not to erupt into giggles..."Entertainment Weekly "...DUMB AND DUMBER revels in a comedy of confusion..."Sight and Sound "...[Daniels's] hangdog goofiness makes a perfect foil for [Carrey's] spasmodically edgy comic style....DUMB AND DUMBER knows much better than to try to make sense..."New York Times "...Carrey is like a more elasticized Jerry Lewis; he may be the most freakishly cartoonish of all the star comedians..."Los Angeles Times19.76242

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"Krasinski's 'baby stroller blow-up' is acted with genuine anarchic spirit, and Rudolph gets a nice monologue under an orange tree toward the film's end."Film Comment "[The] production values have a nice, grassroots texture, including Ellen Kuras' cinematography and John Dunn's costume design..."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Rudolph] gives a wonderful turn that is certainly the best work of her career."Box Office "Krasinski and Rudolph do their honest best to play it like a shabbier, less symmetrical Wes Anderson. Naturally Mendes gives them just the right, tasteful music cues to really emphasize the sweetness of it all."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are one of the most appealing and believable screen couples to star in a romantic comedy. Not only do they project chemistry, but they adeptly switch between broad comedy and poignancy, sometimes in the same scene."USA Today "[A] disarming road comedy about parents-to-be looking for a place to call home....Working from a bright, keenly observed script by married authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, director Sam Mendes embarks on a picaresque journey across North America..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love."Chicago Sun-Times "[The film] feels like a respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies....The appeal of AWAY WE GO is heightened by its two stars..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- The screenplay by married novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is sweary, funny and heartbreakingly tender. Its also lit up by terrific performances.Total Film "[A] sweet and touching look at a young unmarried couple defiantly trying to put down roots before their child is born." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly19.73083

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"Krasinski's 'baby stroller blow-up' is acted with genuine anarchic spirit, and Rudolph gets a nice monologue under an orange tree toward the film's end."Film Comment "[The] production values have a nice, grassroots texture, including Ellen Kuras' cinematography and John Dunn's costume design..."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Rudolph] gives a wonderful turn that is certainly the best work of her career."Box Office "Krasinski and Rudolph do their honest best to play it like a shabbier, less symmetrical Wes Anderson. Naturally Mendes gives them just the right, tasteful music cues to really emphasize the sweetness of it all."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are one of the most appealing and believable screen couples to star in a romantic comedy. Not only do they project chemistry, but they adeptly switch between broad comedy and poignancy, sometimes in the same scene."USA Today "[A] disarming road comedy about parents-to-be looking for a place to call home....Working from a bright, keenly observed script by married authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, director Sam Mendes embarks on a picaresque journey across North America..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love."Chicago Sun-Times "[The film] feels like a respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies....The appeal of AWAY WE GO is heightened by its two stars..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- The screenplay by married novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is sweary, funny and heartbreakingly tender. Its also lit up by terrific performances.Total Film "[A] sweet and touching look at a young unmarried couple defiantly trying to put down roots before their child is born." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly19.73083

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"[A] sweet, family-friendly retelling of a touching and funny Newbery Award-winning children's book."USA Today "[A] heartwarming 'tail' of salvation through friendship in rural Florida."Rolling Stone "[A] dandy, dignified movie....Rookie actress Sophia Robb holds her own with spirit..."Entertainment Weekly19.73083

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"Krasinski's 'baby stroller blow-up' is acted with genuine anarchic spirit, and Rudolph gets a nice monologue under an orange tree toward the film's end."Film Comment "[The] production values have a nice, grassroots texture, including Ellen Kuras' cinematography and John Dunn's costume design..."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Rudolph] gives a wonderful turn that is certainly the best work of her career."Box Office "Krasinski and Rudolph do their honest best to play it like a shabbier, less symmetrical Wes Anderson. Naturally Mendes gives them just the right, tasteful music cues to really emphasize the sweetness of it all."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are one of the most appealing and believable screen couples to star in a romantic comedy. Not only do they project chemistry, but they adeptly switch between broad comedy and poignancy, sometimes in the same scene."USA Today "[A] disarming road comedy about parents-to-be looking for a place to call home....Working from a bright, keenly observed script by married authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, director Sam Mendes embarks on a picaresque journey across North America..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love."Chicago Sun-Times "[The film] feels like a respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies....The appeal of AWAY WE GO is heightened by its two stars..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- The screenplay by married novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is sweary, funny and heartbreakingly tender. Its also lit up by terrific performances.Total Film "[A] sweet and touching look at a young unmarried couple defiantly trying to put down roots before their child is born." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly19.73083

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"Krasinski's 'baby stroller blow-up' is acted with genuine anarchic spirit, and Rudolph gets a nice monologue under an orange tree toward the film's end."Film Comment "[The] production values have a nice, grassroots texture, including Ellen Kuras' cinematography and John Dunn's costume design..."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Rudolph] gives a wonderful turn that is certainly the best work of her career."Box Office "Krasinski and Rudolph do their honest best to play it like a shabbier, less symmetrical Wes Anderson. Naturally Mendes gives them just the right, tasteful music cues to really emphasize the sweetness of it all."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph are one of the most appealing and believable screen couples to star in a romantic comedy. Not only do they project chemistry, but they adeptly switch between broad comedy and poignancy, sometimes in the same scene."USA Today "[A] disarming road comedy about parents-to-be looking for a place to call home....Working from a bright, keenly observed script by married authors Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, director Sam Mendes embarks on a picaresque journey across North America..." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Burt and Verona are two characters rarely seen in the movies: thirtysomething, educated, healthy, self-employed, gentle, thoughtful, whimsical, not neurotic and really truly in love."Chicago Sun-Times "[The film] feels like a respite from the false happily-ever-afters of most mainstream movies....The appeal of AWAY WE GO is heightened by its two stars..."Washington Post 4 stars out of 5 -- The screenplay by married novelists Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is sweary, funny and heartbreakingly tender. Its also lit up by terrific performances.Total Film "[A] sweet and touching look at a young unmarried couple defiantly trying to put down roots before their child is born." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly19.73083

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"...MARIE is a powerfully made political melodrama....Sissy Spacek adds another excellent characterization to her credits..." Variety19.57289

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"...One of the best movies around....Feisty, fun and lyrical..." Rolling Stone "...[Paquin] is lovely and grave....The flying sequences are gorgeous..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Engrossing....A richly composed, beautifully lit picture..." Variety "...A pleasant and high-spirited affair, one of the rare films that manages to be irresistible without resorting to emotional blackmail..." Los Angeles Times "...A splendid fantasy....Visually uplifting, and the story is quirky enough and the dialogue so fresh and well-acted that this film rises above its genre..." Chicago Sun-Times "...Ballard is something of an expert in animal movies, but this semi-true tale is his most affecting work..." Total Film "FLY AWAY HOME adds a story about parenting and maturation that enriches Deschanel's stunning aerial photography." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club19.57289

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"...An unconventional look at the issue of gun violence....A fine cast..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...It's sexy, amusing and has an ending so inspired, so totally revealing, that the effect is all the more stinging for coming out of left field..."Los Angeles Times19.57289

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"...Marshall shows a deft hand at mixing thrills and laughter....It creeps up on you..."Rolling Stone "...[A] very funny suspense comedy. It has the grace and airiness of a classic Hitchcock thriller..."Sight and Sound "...[A] funny-scary primal scream of a comedy....Genuinely frightening..."Los Angeles Times19.57289

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"...An engaging and assured debut....Touching and wistfully erotic....The film exudes that satisfying sense of good actors getting their teeth into a rewarding script..."Sight and Sound "...A measure of unexpected humor and good character work by the ensemble cast..."Variety "...Herzfeld begins with inexplicable scenes and unexplained actions, and then connects the dots until everything comes together. The ending is neat and ingenious..."Chicago Sun-Times19.57289

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"...[De Bont] delivers a wild ride that's worth the fare..." - Recommended Premiere "...A crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller coaster..." Rolling Stone "...Delivers wall-to-wall action....[Reeves has] become an actor of real charisma....Hopper finds new ways to convey crazy menace..." New York Times "...[A] dazzling action thriller....Even Hitchcock, I think, would have approved..." -- Rating: A Entertainment Weekly "...It's one of those won't quit action pics that make Hollywood the frequent envy of world cinema..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...Invigorating....De Bont and his team have turned in a visually sophisticated piece of mayhem that makes the implausible plausible and keeps the thrills coming..." Los Angeles Times "...It's a smart, inventive thriller....A great entertainment..." Chicago Sun-Times "SPEED has become a classic action thriller, and rightly so. It was made in the predigital days when special effects looked real because most of them were real..."Wall Street Journal0.2527081

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"It's a heady flight into not just a particular poem but into the act of creativity itself, into how an artist breaks down barriers between himself and his art."Hollywood Reporter "Intelligent and highly respectful of its central character and his titular landmark poem....It's also an intriguing hybrid of documentary, narrative and animated filmmaking..."Variety "[E]ach of HOWL's individual parts is pretty good on its terms. Franco has Ginsberg's familiar intonation and mannerisms down." -- Grade:BA.V. Club "HOWL does something that sounds simple until you consider how rarely it occurs in films of any kind. It takes a familiar, celebrated piece of writing and makes it come alive."New York Times "[T]he directors' aim is true and occasionally hits its mark. Epstein and Friedman fuse elements of documentary, feature filmmaking, and animation to home in on how Ginsberg wrote HOWL, and why it made him famous."Movieline0.2527081

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"It's a heady flight into not just a particular poem but into the act of creativity itself, into how an artist breaks down barriers between himself and his art."Hollywood Reporter "Intelligent and highly respectful of its central character and his titular landmark poem....It's also an intriguing hybrid of documentary, narrative and animated filmmaking..."Variety "[E]ach of HOWL's individual parts is pretty good on its terms. Franco has Ginsberg's familiar intonation and mannerisms down." -- Grade:BA.V. Club "HOWL does something that sounds simple until you consider how rarely it occurs in films of any kind. It takes a familiar, celebrated piece of writing and makes it come alive."New York Times "[T]he directors' aim is true and occasionally hits its mark. Epstein and Friedman fuse elements of documentary, feature filmmaking, and animation to home in on how Ginsberg wrote HOWL, and why it made him famous."Movieline0.2527081

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"...A crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller coaster..."Rolling Stone "...[A] dazzling action thriller....Even Hitchcock, I think, would have approved..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly "...[De Bont] delivers a wild ride that's worth the fare..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Delivers wall-to-wall action....[Reeves has] become an actor of real charisma....Hopper finds new ways to convey crazy menace..."New York Times "...It's a smart, inventive thriller....A great entertainment..."Chicago Sun-Times "...It's one of those won't quit action pics that make Hollywood the frequent envy of world cinema..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...Invigorating....De Bont and his team have turned in a visually sophisticated piece of mayhem that makes the implausible plausible and keeps the thrills coming..."Los Angeles Times "SPEED has become a classic action thriller, and rightly so. It was made in the predigital days when special effects looked real because most of them were real..."Wall Street Journal0.2211196

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"...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..." New York Times "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..." Variety "MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws." Premiere0.1895311

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"...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..." New York Times "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..." Variety "MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws." Premiere0.1895311

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"MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws."Premiere "...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..."New York Times "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..."Variety0.1895311

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"...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..."New York Times "MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws."Premiere "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..."Variety0.1895311

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"...A funny, touching, beautifully acted film....Enormously appealing, thanks to the bright, witty, larger-than-life performances that James Brooks has elicited from his stars..."New York Times "MacLaine's Oscar-winning rendering of a controlling shrew is somehow endearing despite and because of her flaws."Premiere "...Enormously enjoyable....Brooks' dialog is wonderful throughout and all the characters carry off their assignments beautifully..."Variety0.1895311

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Take ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN, add liberal doses of potboiler melodrama and existential journalist angst, and youve got the foundation for STATE OF PLAY...Movieline "[T]his efficient, admirably coherent thriller about reporters digging down to where politics and murder meet in Washington, D.C., has a wistful air about it..."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "STATE OF PLAY is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike the Washington Post."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-crafted political thriller....Several high-caliber performances give the film its vibrancy, under the capable direction of Kevin Macdonald. Crowe is excellent, and Helen Mirren is superb..."USA Today "STATE OF PLAY features handsome production and terrific performances....Mirren has some especially choice moments..."Washington Post "Macdonald and his cast shepherd STATE OF PLAY through a number of surprising twists and turns..." -- Grade: B-A.V. Club 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Crowe delivers] a performance of grizzled credibility as a newspaper journalist....STATE OF PLAY is, more than a topical alarm bell, an efficient, pulsating exercise in thriller mechanics."Box Office 4 stars out of 4 -- "This is a smart script...[with] a wealth of twists..."Premiere 3 stars out of 4 -- "It's juicy stuff, made juicier by the actors....STATE OF PLAY keeps the twists coming."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] storming thriller....The fesity veteran/rookie relationship is made believable thanks to the actors' spot-on chemistry..."Total Film "Crowe is fantastic as a grizzled, old-school D.C. reporter....The story's twists and switchbacks keep coming." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's very successful, gripping from start to finish..."Uncut0.1579426

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Take ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN, add liberal doses of potboiler melodrama and existential journalist angst, and youve got the foundation for STATE OF PLAY...Movieline "[T]his efficient, admirably coherent thriller about reporters digging down to where politics and murder meet in Washington, D.C., has a wistful air about it..."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "STATE OF PLAY is a smart, ingenious thriller set in the halls of Congress and the city room of a newspaper not unlike the Washington Post."Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] well-crafted political thriller....Several high-caliber performances give the film its vibrancy, under the capable direction of Kevin Macdonald. Crowe is excellent, and Helen Mirren is superb..."USA Today "STATE OF PLAY features handsome production and terrific performances....Mirren has some especially choice moments..."Washington Post "Macdonald and his cast shepherd STATE OF PLAY through a number of surprising twists and turns..." -- Grade: B-A.V. Club 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Crowe delivers] a performance of grizzled credibility as a newspaper journalist....STATE OF PLAY is, more than a topical alarm bell, an efficient, pulsating exercise in thriller mechanics."Box Office 4 stars out of 4 -- "This is a smart script...[with] a wealth of twists..."Premiere 3 stars out of 4 -- "It's juicy stuff, made juicier by the actors....STATE OF PLAY keeps the twists coming."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] storming thriller....The fesity veteran/rookie relationship is made believable thanks to the actors' spot-on chemistry..."Total Film "Crowe is fantastic as a grizzled, old-school D.C. reporter....The story's twists and switchbacks keep coming." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's very successful, gripping from start to finish..."Uncut0.1579426

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"It's a perfectly acceptable family entertainment, with cute monkeys...self-empowerment and the eye-popping animation we've come to take for granted."Los Angeles Times "SPACE CHIMPS is hilarious....A child-friendly tale laced with deadpan asides for grown-up and delivered by top-notch voice actors."New York Times0.1579426

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"[A] passionate, thoughtful essay on power, truth-telling and responsibility."New York Times 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Clooney emerges as a powerhouse filmmaker....Clooney has crafted a period piece that speaks potently to [the] here-and-now..." Rolling Stone "David Strathairn plays Murrow, a performance eerily on the money and tinged with irony....The extensive footage of McCarthy is artfully integrated."USA Today "[A] marvel of classic restraint in a hopped-up film culture. Shot in elegant black and white with impeccable ensemble acting and moody jazz riffs for a soundtrack, it wouldn't exist except for the lonely passion of director, co-writer and costar George Clooney."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[W]hen the movie's at is smartest, it's dazzlingly bright....David Stratharin, playing Murrow, follows his writers' lead beautifully, delivering a performance that's all understatement on the surface and searing fire underneath." Premiere "[A]n energized sliver of history, smart, sharp, and lively, staged with enjoyable panache..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "David Strathairn's extraordinary performance dominates the film with its gravitas, pathos and even a streak of deadpan humour."Sight and Sound 5 stars out of 5 -- "[C]ontinually astonishing for its poise and its impeccable attention to detail....Clooney achieves his objectives with clarity and concision."Uncut "Righteous and superbly evocative of the era, the film also reacquaints us with a more sophisticated yesteryear, when media stars had principles, spoke in full paragraphs, and faced down the corrupt..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "Strathairn's subtle and serious Oscar-nominated performance demands the respect of his audience." Widescreen Review 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] well-judged and well-timed Clooney lament about the state of television journalism in a trying age..." Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] healthy reminder that in any political crisis, history is always the final judge." Ultimate DVD0.1579426

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