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"It's quite a yarn, and the filmmakers relate it with clarity and verve....[There is] a bracing, cheering present-day moral to be found in Charlie Wilson's story, a reminder that high principles are not incompatible with the pleasure principle."New York Times "[I]t's all about a likable scoundrel who discovers what it means to act out of conviction....A journalistic satire of realpolitik..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- " [Hoffman is] sly, bumptious and brilliant...He brings Gust such gusto that the energy level spikes whenever he's on screen."Total Film 3 stars out of 4 -- "Hoffman is the film's sparkling live wire."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tone is sophisticated and the handling is remarkably light and adept."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's during the sparkling exchanges between the leads that the movie takes off. Hanks infuses Wilson with a bounce of charm we haven't seen from him in years.' Empire "The material certainly works as satire. The dialogue -- trademark Sorkin -- is all quickfire and smart, with witty wordplay that harks back to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s."Sight and Sound40.93587

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"It's quite a yarn, and the filmmakers relate it with clarity and verve....[There is] a bracing, cheering present-day moral to be found in Charlie Wilson's story, a reminder that high principles are not incompatible with the pleasure principle."New York Times "[I]t's all about a likable scoundrel who discovers what it means to act out of conviction....A journalistic satire of realpolitik..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 5 -- " [Hoffman is] sly, bumptious and brilliant...He brings Gust such gusto that the energy level spikes whenever he's on screen."Total Film 3 stars out of 4 -- "Hoffman is the film's sparkling live wire."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tone is sophisticated and the handling is remarkably light and adept."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's during the sparkling exchanges between the leads that the movie takes off. Hanks infuses Wilson with a bounce of charm we haven't seen from him in years.' Empire "The material certainly works as satire. The dialogue -- trademark Sorkin -- is all quickfire and smart, with witty wordplay that harks back to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s."Sight and Sound40.93587

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3 stars out of 5 -- " [Hoffman is] sly, bumptious and brilliant...He brings Gust such gusto that the energy level spikes whenever he's on screen."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he tone is sophisticated and the handling is remarkably light and adept."Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's during the sparkling exchanges between the leads that the movie takes off. Hanks infuses Wilson with a bounce of charm we haven't seen from him in years.'Empire "It's quite a yarn, and the filmmakers relate it with clarity and verve....[There is] a bracing, cheering present-day moral to be found in Charlie Wilson's story, a reminder that high principles are not incompatible with the pleasure principle."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Hoffman is the film's sparkling live wire."Rolling Stone "The material certainly works as satire. The dialogue -- trademark Sorkin -- is all quickfire and smart, with witty wordplay that harks back to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s."Sight and Sound "[I]t's all about a likable scoundrel who discovers what it means to act out of conviction....A journalistic satire of realpolitik..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly40.93587

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"The verbal intercourse that dominates that scene and every other in the film is vigorous, compulsive, sometimes painful and occasionally funny."New York Times "All the actors do fine work, but Owen's quixotic and brooding quality is particularly effective here."USA Today "[T]he haunting, hypnotic CLOSER vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things." Rolling Stone "The place, the costumes, the staging of sexual provocation and betrayal are refined studies in luxurious understatement." Entertainment Weekly "[Portman is] the film's most enigmatic character..." Film Comment "[T]his is an engrossing, anti-romantic movie about that bloody fist of an organ, the human heart." Uncut "They are all so very articulate, which is refreshing..."Chicago Sun-Times "[The performances] are strong and display a readiness to engage in the ugliness of the parts. Julia Roberts is refreshingly understated." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "A faithful screen adaptation of Patrick Marber's play....It's witty and well performed..."Ultimate DVD40.93587

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"The verbal intercourse that dominates that scene and every other in the film is vigorous, compulsive, sometimes painful and occasionally funny."New York Times "All the actors do fine work, but Owen's quixotic and brooding quality is particularly effective here."USA Today "[T]he haunting, hypnotic CLOSER vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things." Rolling Stone "The place, the costumes, the staging of sexual provocation and betrayal are refined studies in luxurious understatement." Entertainment Weekly "[Portman is] the film's most enigmatic character..." Film Comment "[T]his is an engrossing, anti-romantic movie about that bloody fist of an organ, the human heart." Uncut "They are all so very articulate, which is refreshing..."Chicago Sun-Times "[The performances] are strong and display a readiness to engage in the ugliness of the parts. Julia Roberts is refreshingly understated." Sight and Sound 3 stars out of 5 -- "A faithful screen adaptation of Patrick Marber's play....It's witty and well performed..."Ultimate DVD40.93587

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"...Coaxes satirical bite from the trio of Nicholson, [Spader and Pfeiffer]..." Premiere "...Nicholson is amazing, finding humor and poignancy....A rapturous romantic thriller with a darkly comic subtext..." Rolling Stone "...The fun is waiting for the moment when the eyes glint, the teeth are bared, and Wolfman Jack makes his welcome entrance..." Sight and Sound "...Nicholson is thoroughly sympathetic...[and] even more compelling after a wolf bite brings out the animal instincts..." Entertainment Weekly "...An intriguing thriller...Enjoyable for its humor and sophistication..." Variety "...It's the most polished New York creep show since ROSEMARY'S BABY and the classiest film in six full moons..." -- 4 out of 4 stars USA Today "...Invariably an actor to watch, Nicholson is adept and surprisingly low-key and subtle in many of the scenes....Nicholson and Pfeiffer play nicely together..." Los Angeles Times "...The tone of the movie is steadfastly smart and literate....The movie looks great..." Chicago Sun-Times40.93587

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"...A wonderful comedy of manners..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars Total Film "...[Bancroft] is a great beauty....To watch it today is like opening a time capsule..." Chicago Sun-Times "...[A] mellowed-out great movie..." USA Today "[T]hanks to the perfectly cast Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson not only became the archetype for the older woman as seductress, but also the source of distraction for many an adolescent male." Premiere "Mike Nichols' classic is as fresh, perceptive and witty as it was in 1967." Uncut "The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century." -- Grade: A- Entertainment Weekly 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today..."Ultimate DVD40.93587

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"...[A] still-blistering movie of Edward Albee's play..."USA Today40.93587

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"...A wonderful comedy of manners..." -- 4 out of 5 StarsTotal Film "...[Bancroft] is a great beauty....To watch it today is like opening a time capsule..."Chicago Sun-Times "...[A] mellowed-out great movie..."USA Today "[T]hanks to the perfectly cast Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson not only became the archetype for the older woman as seductress, but also the source of distraction for many an adolescent male."Premiere "Mike Nichols' classic is as fresh, perceptive and witty as it was in 1967."Uncut "The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today..."Ultimate DVD "The high point of Mike Nichols's landmark comedy is the seduction scene in which Anne Bancroft's Mrs. Robinson brings Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin Braddock into the adult world."Wall Street Journal40.93587

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"...Arkin anchors a comic ensemble that presents a dozen kinds of madness..."Entertainment Weekly "[A]n intelligent, star-studded adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic antiwar novel..."Premiere40.93587

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"...Nicholson is thoroughly sympathetic...[and] even more compelling after a wolf bite brings out the animal instincts..."Entertainment Weekly "...An intriguing thriller...Enjoyable for its humor and sophistication..."Variety "...Coaxes satirical bite from the trio of Nicholson, [Spader and Pfeiffer]..."Premiere "...It's the most polished New York creep show since ROSEMARY'S BABY and the classiest film in six full moons..." -- 4 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...The tone of the movie is steadfastly smart and literate....The movie looks great..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Nicholson is amazing, finding humor and poignancy....A rapturous romantic thriller with a darkly comic subtext..."Rolling Stone "...The fun is waiting for the moment when the eyes glint, the teeth are bared, and Wolfman Jack makes his welcome entrance..."Sight and Sound "...Invariably an actor to watch, Nicholson is adept and surprisingly low-key and subtle in many of the scenes....Nicholson and Pfeiffer play nicely together..."Los Angeles Times40.93587

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