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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..."Uncut50.91973

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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..."Uncut50.91973

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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..."Uncut50.91973

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Forest Whitaker has given a lot of extraordinary performances in his career, but none quite as high voltage as [this] portrayal..."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless match-up of acting skill and role. It's compelling, seductive and terrifying."Box Office "Amin is just half the story -- and Whitaker, given such rich source material, carries the easier half." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Powerful. Thundering. Colossal -- puny words to describe Forest Whitaker's king-size, Oscar-ready performance of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin....Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, KING keeps you riveted."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] major work....With Macdonald putting himself in the front rank of important filmmakers -- British or otherwise."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A canny political satire at heart and one that expertly sustains a sensation of impending doom..."Uncut "Forest Whitaker, in a tour de force performance, captures the man's mannerisms and lethal range of moods so convincingly that when we see newsreel footage of the real Amin it seems like somebody impersonating Whitaker."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Whitaker] renders the tyrant as equally charming, childlike and terrifyingly brutal. Likewise, McAvoy is perfect as the flawed but sympathetic Garrigan..."Ultimate DVD50.69631

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Forest Whitaker has given a lot of extraordinary performances in his career, but none quite as high voltage as [this] portrayal..."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless match-up of acting skill and role. It's compelling, seductive and terrifying."Box Office "Amin is just half the story -- and Whitaker, given such rich source material, carries the easier half." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Powerful. Thundering. Colossal -- puny words to describe Forest Whitaker's king-size, Oscar-ready performance of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin....Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, KING keeps you riveted."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] major work....With Macdonald putting himself in the front rank of important filmmakers -- British or otherwise."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A canny political satire at heart and one that expertly sustains a sensation of impending doom..."Uncut "Forest Whitaker, in a tour de force performance, captures the man's mannerisms and lethal range of moods so convincingly that when we see newsreel footage of the real Amin it seems like somebody impersonating Whitaker."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Whitaker] renders the tyrant as equally charming, childlike and terrifyingly brutal. Likewise, McAvoy is perfect as the flawed but sympathetic Garrigan..."Ultimate DVD50.69631

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Forest Whitaker has given a lot of extraordinary performances in his career, but none quite as high voltage as [this] portrayal..."Premiere 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless match-up of acting skill and role. It's compelling, seductive and terrifying."Box Office "Amin is just half the story -- and Whitaker, given such rich source material, carries the easier half." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Powerful. Thundering. Colossal -- puny words to describe Forest Whitaker's king-size, Oscar-ready performance of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin....Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, KING keeps you riveted."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] major work....With Macdonald putting himself in the front rank of important filmmakers -- British or otherwise."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "A canny political satire at heart and one that expertly sustains a sensation of impending doom..."Uncut "Forest Whitaker, in a tour de force performance, captures the man's mannerisms and lethal range of moods so convincingly that when we see newsreel footage of the real Amin it seems like somebody impersonating Whitaker."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Whitaker] renders the tyrant as equally charming, childlike and terrifyingly brutal. Likewise, McAvoy is perfect as the flawed but sympathetic Garrigan..."Ultimate DVD50.69631

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Stirring up the personal and the political, Macdonald fleshes out Marley on all fronts....The details grip and the music is primed to liven things up."Total Film "[W]hat MARLEY and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that set him free and enchanted the world."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MARLEY, an ambitious and comprehensive film, does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life."Chicago Sun-Times "Macdonald builds an imposing survey of a lavishly talented individual who touched millions of people..."Sight and Sound "The freshest parts of the film find Macdonald's crew visiting Nine Mile, the small village in the Jamaican hills where Marley was raised....The archive footage is also as good as you'd expect."Uncut "By the end you feel youve learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact."Movieline0.3103722

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Stirring up the personal and the political, Macdonald fleshes out Marley on all fronts....The details grip and the music is primed to liven things up."Total Film "[W]hat MARLEY and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that set him free and enchanted the world."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MARLEY, an ambitious and comprehensive film, does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life."Chicago Sun-Times "Macdonald builds an imposing survey of a lavishly talented individual who touched millions of people..."Sight and Sound "The freshest parts of the film find Macdonald's crew visiting Nine Mile, the small village in the Jamaican hills where Marley was raised....The archive footage is also as good as you'd expect."Uncut "By the end you feel youve learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact."Movieline0.3103722

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Stirring up the personal and the political, Macdonald fleshes out Marley on all fronts....The details grip and the music is primed to liven things up."Total Film "Macdonald builds an imposing survey of a lavishly talented individual who touched millions of people..."Sight and Sound "[W]hat MARLEY and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that set him free and enchanted the world."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MARLEY, an ambitious and comprehensive film, does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life."Chicago Sun-Times "The freshest parts of the film find Macdonald's crew visiting Nine Mile, the small village in the Jamaican hills where Marley was raised....The archive footage is also as good as you'd expect."Uncut "By the end you feel youve learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact."Movieline0.3103722

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Stirring up the personal and the political, Macdonald fleshes out Marley on all fronts....The details grip and the music is primed to liven things up."Total Film "Macdonald builds an imposing survey of a lavishly talented individual who touched millions of people..."Sight and Sound "[W]hat MARLEY and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that set him free and enchanted the world."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MARLEY, an ambitious and comprehensive film, does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life."Chicago Sun-Times "The freshest parts of the film find Macdonald's crew visiting Nine Mile, the small village in the Jamaican hills where Marley was raised....The archive footage is also as good as you'd expect."Uncut "By the end you feel youve learned something about the man, yet his mystique emerges intact."Movieline0.3103722

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]xhilarating, uplifting and profoundly disorienting -- a dizzying, multi-lingual brew that whisks you around the world in a literal blink of the eye....Give in to the experience and it's an eye-popping rush..."Total Film "Love of life suffuses the footage, as it should....It's fascinating..."Wall Street Journal "Carved out of cyber-reality and global in reach, this fast-paced documentary is shaped as much by Internet savvy as traditional filmmaking..."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t is a pretty spectacular thing: a crowdsourced movie that manages to feel singular and whole."Washington Post "It's our equivalent of that '80s art-film kaleidoscope KOYAANISQATSI." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.2482978

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]xhilarating, uplifting and profoundly disorienting -- a dizzying, multi-lingual brew that whisks you around the world in a literal blink of the eye....Give in to the experience and it's an eye-popping rush..."Total Film "Love of life suffuses the footage, as it should....It's fascinating..."Wall Street Journal "Carved out of cyber-reality and global in reach, this fast-paced documentary is shaped as much by Internet savvy as traditional filmmaking..."Los Angeles Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t is a pretty spectacular thing: a crowdsourced movie that manages to feel singular and whole."Washington Post "It's our equivalent of that '80s art-film kaleidoscope KOYAANISQATSI." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly0.2482978

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3 stars out of 4 -- "THE EAGLE is a rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI....Here we see for the most part the actual actors trekking through real locations, instead of quasi-animation."Chicago Sun-Times "Bell's inscrutability ups the tension, and Tahar Rahim, electrifying in UN PROPHETE, makes a formidable, Rome-hating Seal Prince."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Viscerally capturing the harsh majesty of Scotland, Macdonald's visuals are brutal and beautiful..."Total Film0.1862233

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3 stars out of 4 -- "THE EAGLE is a rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI....Here we see for the most part the actual actors trekking through real locations, instead of quasi-animation."Chicago Sun-Times "Bell's inscrutability ups the tension, and Tahar Rahim, electrifying in UN PROPHETE, makes a formidable, Rome-hating Seal Prince."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Viscerally capturing the harsh majesty of Scotland, Macdonald's visuals are brutal and beautiful..."Total Film0.1862233

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3 stars out of 4 -- "THE EAGLE is a rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI....Here we see for the most part the actual actors trekking through real locations, instead of quasi-animation."Chicago Sun-Times "Bell's inscrutability ups the tension, and Tahar Rahim, electrifying in UN PROPHETE, makes a formidable, Rome-hating Seal Prince."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Viscerally capturing the harsh majesty of Scotland, Macdonald's visuals are brutal and beautiful..."Total Film0.1862233

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3 stars out of 4 -- "THE EAGLE is a rip-snorting adventure tale of the sort made before CGI....Here we see for the most part the actual actors trekking through real locations, instead of quasi-animation."Chicago Sun-Times "Bell's inscrutability ups the tension, and Tahar Rahim, electrifying in UN PROPHETE, makes a formidable, Rome-hating Seal Prince."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "Viscerally capturing the harsh majesty of Scotland, Macdonald's visuals are brutal and beautiful..."Total Film0.1862233

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"Held together by a forceful performance from Saoirse Ronan..."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "Macdonald's film is a noble stab at bringing Meg Rosoff's YA novel to the screen, which sees Ronan in typically watchable form."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "HOW I LIVE NOW looks terrific."Total Film "Ronan acquits herself nicely. Believable as both a smitten leading lady and a resourceful action heroine, shes the ideal young-adult starlet..."A.V. Club "Ms. Ronan grows in screen presence, and grace, as her character opens up..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Set in England, the dystopic BRAZIL and 28 DAYS LATER both ended with pastoral idylls for adult couples. HOW I LIVE NOW offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] dark adventure story....HOW I LIVE NOW has lyricism, urgency, and intelligence..."Film Comment0.1862233

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"Held together by a forceful performance from Saoirse Ronan..."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "Macdonald's film is a noble stab at bringing Meg Rosoff's YA novel to the screen, which sees Ronan in typically watchable form."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "HOW I LIVE NOW looks terrific."Total Film "Ronan acquits herself nicely. Believable as both a smitten leading lady and a resourceful action heroine, shes the ideal young-adult starlet..."A.V. Club "Ms. Ronan grows in screen presence, and grace, as her character opens up..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Set in England, the dystopic BRAZIL and 28 DAYS LATER both ended with pastoral idylls for adult couples. HOW I LIVE NOW offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] dark adventure story....HOW I LIVE NOW has lyricism, urgency, and intelligence..."Film Comment0.1862233

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"Held together by a forceful performance from Saoirse Ronan..."Variety 3 stars out of 5 -- "Macdonald's film is a noble stab at bringing Meg Rosoff's YA novel to the screen, which sees Ronan in typically watchable form."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "HOW I LIVE NOW looks terrific."Total Film "Ronan acquits herself nicely. Believable as both a smitten leading lady and a resourceful action heroine, shes the ideal young-adult starlet..."A.V. Club "Ms. Ronan grows in screen presence, and grace, as her character opens up..."Wall Street Journal 3 stars out of 4 -- "Set in England, the dystopic BRAZIL and 28 DAYS LATER both ended with pastoral idylls for adult couples. HOW I LIVE NOW offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside."Chicago Sun-Times "[A] dark adventure story....HOW I LIVE NOW has lyricism, urgency, and intelligence..."Film Comment0.1862233

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"...A sweet, wise, heartwarming sleeper written and directed by Raymond De Felitta..." New York Times "...Raymond De Felitta infuses his low-budget effort with a mellow feel [and is] good with expressing tender emotions..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Sundance-style filmmaking at its most successful -- personal with universal undertones, told with an unobtrusive flair..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...[De Felitta] maintains a solid visual context and emotional tone. It's outstanding work all around..." Box Office "...De Felitta creates something wonderfully funny and touching....Nicely done all around..." Rolling Stone "...[With] rich, rueful humor, poignancy and tenderness....A film of rare, delicate sensibility..."Los Angeles Times9.423921

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"...[A] gleefully anarchic black comedy....A wild and bitter entertainment and a corrosive dissection of entrenched power..."New York Times "...Gleefully subversive....A deliciously twisted sense of humor..." Premiere "...TWIN TOWN reveals first-time director and co-writer Kevin Allen a go-for-broke talent with a wild and woolly sensibility..." Los Angeles Times0.2696531

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