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3 stars out of 4 -- "THE PAINTED VEIL has the power and intimacy of a timeless love story. By all means, let it sweep you away."Rolling Stone "The always surprising Watts creates a woman at once contemporary and retro..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "[I]t's Australian Naomi Watts who gives the film its heart. She turns in one of the year's best performances as a shallow woman who is transformed by adversity."Movieline's Hollywood Life "[P]roduction design, costumes, make-up and lighting all contribute to an elegant evocation of a period and place, and are complemented by Alexandre Desplat's Golden-Globe-winning score."Sight and Sound 5 stars out of 5 -- "A sumptuous and accomplished adaptation....THE PAINTED VEIL reminds one of the sheer power of understatement."Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]mart, classy....Naomi Watts and Ed Norton engross as an unhappily married couple.....This emerges as a touching tale of love at second sight."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Edward Norton and Naomi Watts are brilliant....Quietly powerful."Uncut15.14486

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"Doug Liman's direction is astute, the acting is first-rate, the script -- by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth -- is smart and the story is an important one..."Wall Street Journal "Strongly written about a potent and still-relevant subject, smartly directed by Doug Liman and forcefully acted by Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and a carefully selected supporting cast..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he story is both a fascinating sidebar in the history of George W. Bush years and an emblem of what American politics looked like back then."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Naomi Watts delivers an uncanny portrayal of former CIA operative Valerie Plame in FAIR GAME, a crackling political thriller..."Washington Post "Liman gives the action the you-are-there immediacy that distinguished his earlier tale of international intrigue, THE BOURNE IDENTITY." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "As Plame and Joe Wilson, Watts and Penn get to sink their chops into one of the most cinema-friendly true stories in recent history..."Movieline "Watts and Penn bring ferocity and feeling to their roles, turning a potent political thriller into a stirring, relatable human drama."Rolling Stone "FAIR GAME gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "The political machinations work well with Liman's brisk pacing and his handheld, documentary-style camera work....Its strength lies in presenting and exposing an account of political betrayal..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a showcase for the star actors. Watts does well as essentially a realistic version of Evelyn Salt..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Watts delivers a restrained performance high on quiet seething and vulnerability..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Intense performances keep this very watchable..."Uncut8.59204

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"Doug Liman's direction is astute, the acting is first-rate, the script -- by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth -- is smart and the story is an important one..."Wall Street Journal "Strongly written about a potent and still-relevant subject, smartly directed by Doug Liman and forcefully acted by Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and a carefully selected supporting cast..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he story is both a fascinating sidebar in the history of George W. Bush years and an emblem of what American politics looked like back then."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Naomi Watts delivers an uncanny portrayal of former CIA operative Valerie Plame in FAIR GAME, a crackling political thriller..."Washington Post "Liman gives the action the you-are-there immediacy that distinguished his earlier tale of international intrigue, THE BOURNE IDENTITY." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "As Plame and Joe Wilson, Watts and Penn get to sink their chops into one of the most cinema-friendly true stories in recent history..."Movieline "Watts and Penn bring ferocity and feeling to their roles, turning a potent political thriller into a stirring, relatable human drama."Rolling Stone "FAIR GAME gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "The political machinations work well with Liman's brisk pacing and his handheld, documentary-style camera work....Its strength lies in presenting and exposing an account of political betrayal..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a showcase for the star actors. Watts does well as essentially a realistic version of Evelyn Salt..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Watts delivers a restrained performance high on quiet seething and vulnerability..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Intense performances keep this very watchable..."Uncut8.59204

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"Doug Liman's direction is astute, the acting is first-rate, the script -- by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth -- is smart and the story is an important one..."Wall Street Journal "Strongly written about a potent and still-relevant subject, smartly directed by Doug Liman and forcefully acted by Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and a carefully selected supporting cast..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he story is both a fascinating sidebar in the history of George W. Bush years and an emblem of what American politics looked like back then."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Naomi Watts delivers an uncanny portrayal of former CIA operative Valerie Plame in FAIR GAME, a crackling political thriller..."Washington Post "Liman gives the action the you-are-there immediacy that distinguished his earlier tale of international intrigue, THE BOURNE IDENTITY." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "As Plame and Joe Wilson, Watts and Penn get to sink their chops into one of the most cinema-friendly true stories in recent history..."Movieline "Watts and Penn bring ferocity and feeling to their roles, turning a potent political thriller into a stirring, relatable human drama."Rolling Stone "FAIR GAME gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "The political machinations work well with Liman's brisk pacing and his handheld, documentary-style camera work....Its strength lies in presenting and exposing an account of political betrayal..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a showcase for the star actors. Watts does well as essentially a realistic version of Evelyn Salt..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Watts delivers a restrained performance high on quiet seething and vulnerability..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Intense performances keep this very watchable..."Uncut8.59204

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"Doug Liman's direction is astute, the acting is first-rate, the script -- by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth -- is smart and the story is an important one..."Wall Street Journal "Strongly written about a potent and still-relevant subject, smartly directed by Doug Liman and forcefully acted by Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and a carefully selected supporting cast..."Los Angeles Times "[T]he story is both a fascinating sidebar in the history of George W. Bush years and an emblem of what American politics looked like back then."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Naomi Watts delivers an uncanny portrayal of former CIA operative Valerie Plame in FAIR GAME, a crackling political thriller..."Washington Post "Liman gives the action the you-are-there immediacy that distinguished his earlier tale of international intrigue, THE BOURNE IDENTITY." -- Grade: A-A.V. Club "As Plame and Joe Wilson, Watts and Penn get to sink their chops into one of the most cinema-friendly true stories in recent history..."Movieline "Watts and Penn bring ferocity and feeling to their roles, turning a potent political thriller into a stirring, relatable human drama."Rolling Stone "FAIR GAME gets you riled up all over again at a deeply unpatriotic abuse of power." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "The political machinations work well with Liman's brisk pacing and his handheld, documentary-style camera work....Its strength lies in presenting and exposing an account of political betrayal..."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a showcase for the star actors. Watts does well as essentially a realistic version of Evelyn Salt..."Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "Watts delivers a restrained performance high on quiet seething and vulnerability..."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Intense performances keep this very watchable..."Uncut8.59204

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Spin (1/02, p.109) - "...Fpreshadows Watt's destiny as a top-notch melodist..."Melody Maker (2/24/96, p.36) - "...benefits from a breadth of melodic vision and an emotional range that veers from painful nostalgia to vicious self-loathing..."0.2494683

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Entertainment Weekly (10/25/96, p.116) - "...The just-clowning-around vibe gives the proceedings an unpretentious feel that nicely evokes the era's spirit. Upped a notch for historical resonance." - Rating: A-0.2045792

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"Ms. Cornish, who suggests a teenage Naomi Watts, evokes the full spectrum, from vulnerable child to self-assured young woman, of Heidi's personality." New York Times "Dreamy and creepy, tender and terrifying, SOMERSAULT is a frank and visceral film that at the same time exudes an unexpected innocence."Los Angeles Times "Cornish is a marvel, exuding a reckless hunger and prowling with a sexuality of potent directness." -- Grade: B Entertainment Weekly Ms. Cornish gives a performance that begins impressively, and gets even better as it goes along.Wall Street Journal0.1651103

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Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[A] delightful 1985 debut -- which featured gigantic hits like 'Greatest Love of All'..."Q (12/99, p.160) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...remains one of her best, featuring 'How Will I Know' and the genuinely moving tour-de-force, 'Greatest Love Of All'..."0.1647927

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Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.32) - Ranked #27 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...Tuneful fun...epitomizing the blissful innocence of childhood in the '70s..."0.1417616

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Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "[O]ld-time country music, early blues, and gospel....The recordings -- of varying brilliance -- are grail-like rarities."Living Blues (p.76) - "House was the greatest of all the 'deep' Delta singers, and this was his greatest recording session. The guitar work is crisp, with his usual unerring rhythmic control, and his voice is magnificent."No Depression (p.100) - "There are fetching country blues tracks.....It's all put together with enthusiasm and tongue-in-cheek ribbing of the collecting bug."Mojo (Publisher) (p.110) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] glittering parade of mountain stringbands and sanctified preachers, fiddle and harmonica tunes, banjo songs and guitar blues..."0.08069865

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Rolling Stone (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "What it is: nonstop late-Sixties-and-Seventies party time from the deep recesses of these major-label catalogs."Entertainment Weekly (p.73) - "Even as greasy boogaloo gives way to polyrhythmic Cat Stevens covers, the four discs stave off the 4/4 behemoth of disco." -- Grade: A-0.05708587

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