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"...PERSONAL BEST offers audiences a lot to like in solid characterizations, plus some shock that is a Robert Towne trademark..."Variety "[A] boldly languorous film about competition..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly "...Flashes of wit as well as skin....[Donnelly] is amazingly effective..."New York Times "[T]he generosity and intimacy of Towne's direction, and his expert handling of mainly non-actors...give the film a tangible authenticity."Sight and Sound46.28979

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"...Engagingly played by Billy Crudup..."Sight and Sound "...WITHOUT LIMITS is a vibrant, realistic account of the life of a remarkable young man..." -- 4 out of 5 starsBox Office "...The exciting, thoughtful and empathetic film the man deserves....Involving and unconventional..."Los Angeles Times "...Billy Crudup is dynamite -- a magnetic star presence....It's Pre's defiant spirit that makes WITHOUT LIMIT something worth cheering..."Rolling Stone "...Enthralling....Crudup gives a performance of crackling star potency....Sequences of rare physical and intellectual excitement..." -- Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly "...Mr. Towne's Prefontaine biography is the most stirring and unmistakably personal film he has directed....[He has] invested it with deep, reflective power..."New York Times "...Both actors take the baton and run with it, delivering solid, layered performances..."Premiere46.09362

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"...A fine place to watch [Pfeiffer] insinuate herself....[She] make[s] it her own..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...It's a movie -- among precious few these days -- where the drama and tension are concentrated in the dialogues, the words and spaces between them....An elegant movie..." Los Angeles Times "...Russell and Pfeiffer are particularly good..." USA Today45.82491

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"[Ferrell] invests the character with both focus and tenderness..."New York Times "Towne recreates the era in loving detail....Caleb Deschanel's rich, dark cinematography adds to the sense that this is not intended as a realistic portrayal of LA."Sight and Sound45.82491

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"...Russell and Pfeiffer are particularly good..."USA Today "...A fine place to watch [Pfeiffer] insinuate herself....[She] make[s] it her own..." -- Rating: BEntertainment Weekly "...It's a movie -- among precious few these days -- where the drama and tension are concentrated in the dialogues, the words and spaces between them....An elegant movie..."Los Angeles Times45.82491

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"...A fine place to watch [Pfeiffer] insinuate herself....[She] make[s] it her own..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...It's a movie -- among precious few these days -- where the drama and tension are concentrated in the dialogues, the words and spaces between them....An elegant movie..." Los Angeles Times "...Russell and Pfeiffer are particularly good..." USA Today45.82491

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"Graced with a haunting Ronald Stein score, THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH is the mature, philosophical story of a gangster, his wife and his lawyer who survive an unexpected oxygen-draining apocalypse while scuba diving." Sight and Sound35.69212

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"Graced with a haunting Ronald Stein score, THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH is the mature, philosophical story of a gangster, his wife and his lawyer who survive an unexpected oxygen-draining apocalypse while scuba diving."Sight and Sound35.69212

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"...[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving..." Sight and Sound "...Incomparable..."Entertainment Weekly "...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance..." Chicago Sun-Times "...A film noir masterpiece that never stops screwing with your head..." Total Film "Faye Dunaway quivers, John Huston looms, but Nicholson's Gittes seems untouchable inside..." Premiere "[T]he director's dark wit questions the conventions of noir, and exhales stylish seediness." Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack Nicholson lends J.J. Gittes nervy sharpness, and John Huston fills villainous Noah Cross with menace..."Empire0.2375171

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"...A film noir masterpiece that never stops screwing with your head..."Total Film "Faye Dunaway quivers, John Huston looms, but Nicholson's Gittes seems untouchable inside..."Premiere "...[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving..."Sight and Sound "...Incomparable..."Entertainment Weekly "[T]he director's dark wit questions the conventions of noir, and exhales stylish seediness."Uncut "...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance..."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack Nicholson lends J.J. Gittes nervy sharpness, and John Huston fills villainous Noah Cross with menace..."Empire0.2375171

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"...A film noir masterpiece that never stops screwing with your head..."Total Film "Faye Dunaway quivers, John Huston looms, but Nicholson's Gittes seems untouchable inside..."Premiere "...[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving..."Sight and Sound "...Incomparable..."Entertainment Weekly "[T]he director's dark wit questions the conventions of noir, and exhales stylish seediness."Uncut "...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance..."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack Nicholson lends J.J. Gittes nervy sharpness, and John Huston fills villainous Noah Cross with menace..."Empire0.2375171

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"...A film noir masterpiece that never stops screwing with your head..."Total Film "Faye Dunaway quivers, John Huston looms, but Nicholson's Gittes seems untouchable inside..."Premiere "...[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving..."Sight and Sound "...Incomparable..."Entertainment Weekly "[T]he director's dark wit questions the conventions of noir, and exhales stylish seediness."Uncut "...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance..."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack Nicholson lends J.J. Gittes nervy sharpness, and John Huston fills villainous Noah Cross with menace..."Empire0.2375171

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"...A film noir masterpiece that never stops screwing with your head..."Total Film "Faye Dunaway quivers, John Huston looms, but Nicholson's Gittes seems untouchable inside..."Premiere "...[Polanski] handles the mechanics of the plot with a ruthless brilliance that is immediately involving..."Sight and Sound "...Incomparable..."Entertainment Weekly "[T]he director's dark wit questions the conventions of noir, and exhales stylish seediness."Uncut "...Like most noir stories, CHINATOWN ends in a flurry of revelation....For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance..."Chicago Sun-Times 5 stars out of 5 -- "Jack Nicholson lends J.J. Gittes nervy sharpness, and John Huston fills villainous Noah Cross with menace..."Empire0.2375171

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"[T]he closest thing to a Thomas Pynchon novel ever committed to celluloid." Sight and Sound0.2015399

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"...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..." Sight and Sound "...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..."Variety "...A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series....MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE catapults you into the wildest movie ride of the year..."New York Times "...MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE has lots going for it -- a charismatic star in Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction, a first-rate cast, a superb suspense sequence, lots of action capped by a breathtaking stunt at the climax..."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jacking his own paranoid angst into this slicked-up spy thriller, Brian De Palma maxes suspense and style to cut the template for post-Bond techno-blockbusters." Total Film0.2015399

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"...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..." Sight and Sound "...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..."Variety "...A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series....MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE catapults you into the wildest movie ride of the year..."New York Times "...MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE has lots going for it -- a charismatic star in Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction, a first-rate cast, a superb suspense sequence, lots of action capped by a breathtaking stunt at the climax..."Los Angeles Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jacking his own paranoid angst into this slicked-up spy thriller, Brian De Palma maxes suspense and style to cut the template for post-Bond techno-blockbusters." Total Film0.2015399

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Rolling Stone (9/27/01, pp.68-9) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...POET has the feel of a gang of old friends passing around an acoustic guitar and a bottle of Van Zandt's preferred libation..."Spin (11/01, p.136) - 7 out of 10 - "...Van Zandt wrote songs for others to sing...as though he's waiting for a more sentimental type to soften his hard truths with a sweeter voice. That frees the performers here to flesh out his words..."Q (8/02, p.136) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A truly stellar cast bring their varying styles to bear on 15 songs..."No Depression (9-10/01, pp.128-9) - "...Van Zandt's songs almost invariably bring out the best qualities in the artists who perform them..."17.87742

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat's most striking is Plant's vocal versatility....The two most striking songs are the most left-field, both penned by the brooding husband-wife indie-rock band Low."Entertainment Weekly (p.139) - "Plant sounds vocally reenergized on this covers-heavy follow-up to his Grammy-winning Alison Krauss collaboration, RAISING SAND..." -- Grade: A-Billboard (p.28) - "[T]he Plant-Miller original 'Central Two-O-Nine' is a train song so authentic in tone that it almost sounds like a Johnny Cash chestnut."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The tender, propulsive take on the late Townes Van Zandt's 'Harm's Swift Way' is a nice touch....It all adds up to more willful magic from Plant."Mojo (Publisher) (p.52) - Ranked #32 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "[A] textured solo effort."Record Collector (magazine) (p.89) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Falling In Love Again' recalls Plant's days with The Honeydrippers, his voice as sweet and emotive as it's ever been."Uncut (magazine) (p.82) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rarely in his post-Zep years has Plant sung as well as he does on BAND OF JOY....The album's closing quartet of tracks is a microcosm of American folk song."Uncut (magazine) (p.37) - Ranked #5 in Uncut's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2010" -- "BAND OF JOY found him delving deeper into Americana, assisted by Buddy Miller and another crack team of Nashville outriders."10.79238

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"...This is one of their better vehicles -- full of funny business with shaggy dogs, false beards and talking fish..." Sight and Sound9.285486

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"...Spencer Tracy is quite good..."USA Today5.604084

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"Jeff Bridges is the whole show here as a cowboy-style crooner who wrestles with his demons in ways that easily engage an audiences' sympathies."Variety "Bridges more than delivers the goods for Oscar eligibility. He is the mesmerizing, dangerous, unpredictable heart of CRAZY HEART."Hollywood Reporter 4 stars out of 5 -- "A richly-realized, deeply-heartfelt character study in the vein of TENDER MERCIES and BOUND FOR GLORY....[A] sterling directing debut by actor Scott Cooper..."Box Office "Bridges' guileless performance makes this piquant little indie tale of country music, redemption, and the love of a pretty younger woman such a sad-song charmer." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Cooper, an actor himself, shows a keen eye for authentic detail and an instinct for bringing out the best in the cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal is funny, touching and vital..."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film is] raised by the heartfelt and raw portrayal that Bridges makes look effortless. And he can sing, too."USA Today "Cooper, himself an actor and musician with an eye for authenticity, has given Bridges the opportunity to deliver an all-out performance....It's Bridges' gift to make it seem honest and real."Los Angeles Times "CRAZY HEART is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters that it's hard to know where to begin..."Wall Street Journal "[A] small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center....You hear songs by Townes van Zandt and Waylon Jennings, and you may also think of Willie Nelson and some others."New York Times "Bridges' humane, deeply empathetic lead performance makes it easy to root for one man's redemption." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 4 stars out of 4 -- "It's a measure of Bridges, Duvall, Gyllenhaal and Harper that they create completely different characters."Chicago Sun-Times "A quiet, conventional film with a surprisingly firm grip, writer/director Scott Cobb's CRAZY HEART will choke you up the same way it kept you hanging in over its shaggy, two-hour shuffle: effortlessly."Movieline 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] poignant portrait of a washed up country singer....It's Bridges himself who makes this straightforward amble down the rocky road to redemption one worth taking..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]layed with a strength of feeling....It is deceptively affecting; a classic both in form and quality -- this year's THE WRESTLER."Empire "CRAZY HEART's energies and its real interest are centred in its superb depiction of a musician's life on the road, right down to the high-calibre country songs..."Sight and Sound Critic 3 stars out of 4 -- "The songs are catchy, and there's also a sense of realism and believability throughout..."Premiere3.969872

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"Jeff Bridges is the whole show here as a cowboy-style crooner who wrestles with his demons in ways that easily engage an audiences' sympathies."Variety "Bridges more than delivers the goods for Oscar eligibility. He is the mesmerizing, dangerous, unpredictable heart of CRAZY HEART."Hollywood Reporter 4 stars out of 5 -- "A richly-realized, deeply-heartfelt character study in the vein of TENDER MERCIES and BOUND FOR GLORY....[A] sterling directing debut by actor Scott Cooper..."Box Office "Bridges' guileless performance makes this piquant little indie tale of country music, redemption, and the love of a pretty younger woman such a sad-song charmer." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Cooper, an actor himself, shows a keen eye for authentic detail and an instinct for bringing out the best in the cast. Maggie Gyllenhaal is funny, touching and vital..."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film is] raised by the heartfelt and raw portrayal that Bridges makes look effortless. And he can sing, too."USA Today "Cooper, himself an actor and musician with an eye for authenticity, has given Bridges the opportunity to deliver an all-out performance....It's Bridges' gift to make it seem honest and real."Los Angeles Times "CRAZY HEART is blessed with so many marvelous moments, lovely lines and vivid characters that it's hard to know where to begin..."Wall Street Journal "[A] small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its center....You hear songs by Townes van Zandt and Waylon Jennings, and you may also think of Willie Nelson and some others."New York Times "Bridges' humane, deeply empathetic lead performance makes it easy to root for one man's redemption." -- Grade: B+A.V. Club 4 stars out of 4 -- "It's a measure of Bridges, Duvall, Gyllenhaal and Harper that they create completely different characters."Chicago Sun-Times "A quiet, conventional film with a surprisingly firm grip, writer/director Scott Cobb's CRAZY HEART will choke you up the same way it kept you hanging in over its shaggy, two-hour shuffle: effortlessly."Movieline 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] poignant portrait of a washed up country singer....It's Bridges himself who makes this straightforward amble down the rocky road to redemption one worth taking..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[P]layed with a strength of feeling....It is deceptively affecting; a classic both in form and quality -- this year's THE WRESTLER."Empire "CRAZY HEART's energies and its real interest are centred in its superb depiction of a musician's life on the road, right down to the high-calibre country songs..."Sight and Sound Critic 3 stars out of 4 -- "The songs are catchy, and there's also a sense of realism and believability throughout..."Premiere3.969872

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]leshed out with choice modern and vintage offerings from Lucinda Williams, Kitty Wells and Tejano pioneer Linda Mendoza."Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[R]elative newcomer Ryan Bingham is the soundtrack's real scene-stealer..."Billboard (p.33) - "'Fallin' & Flyin' finds Bridges and Farrell joining forces for an effortlessly tuneful honky-tonk gem..."0.1526555

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Rolling Stone (p.60) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[F]leshed out with choice modern and vintage offerings from Lucinda Williams, Kitty Wells and Tejano pioneer Linda Mendoza."Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "[R]elative newcomer Ryan Bingham is the soundtrack's real scene-stealer..."Billboard (p.33) - "'Fallin' & Flyin' finds Bridges and Farrell joining forces for an effortlessly tuneful honky-tonk gem..."0.1526555

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Global Rhythm (Publication) (p.52) - "The epitome of the label's achievement, SUGAR HILL...is a bluegrass and alt-country musical feast."0.08407991

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