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3 stars out of 5 -- "Stephen Frears' taut run-through of the week following the demise of The People's Princess sees the bickering royals isolated at Balmoral."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE QUEEN is one of the best and liveliest movies of the year -- funny and touching in ways you can't predict."Rolling Stone "How heavy that crown and how very lightly Helen Mirren wears it as queen. With Mr. Frear's gentle guidance, she delivers a performance remarkable in its art and lack of sentimentalism."New York Times "[An] engrossing and unexpectedly penetrating drama....THE QUEEN pays serious attention to how an ancient monarchy operates in a modern country..."Entertainment Weekly Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[The film] has as many twists and turns as a great political thriller, and a sly wisdom as well."Premiere Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[Frears] is devilishly good at springing surprises, political, personal and profound."Rolling Stone Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "Mirren deserves each and every honor bestowed upon her..."Entertainment Weekly Ranked #5 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rightly acclaimed for Helen Mirren's extraordinarily persuasive lead....This is Stephen Frears' best film yet."Uncut 5 stars out of 5 -- "In its blend of dramatization and news footage, it presents a cannily authentic view of events."Ultimate DVD21.30474

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Stephen Frears' taut run-through of the week following the demise of The People's Princess sees the bickering royals isolated at Balmoral."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE QUEEN is one of the best and liveliest movies of the year -- funny and touching in ways you can't predict."Rolling Stone "How heavy that crown and how very lightly Helen Mirren wears it as queen. With Mr. Frear's gentle guidance, she delivers a performance remarkable in its art and lack of sentimentalism."New York Times Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[Frears] is devilishly good at springing surprises, political, personal and profound."Rolling Stone Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "Mirren deserves each and every honor bestowed upon her..."Entertainment Weekly Ranked #5 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rightly acclaimed for Helen Mirren's extraordinarily persuasive lead....This is Stephen Frears' best film yet."Uncut "[An] engrossing and unexpectedly penetrating drama....THE QUEEN pays serious attention to how an ancient monarchy operates in a modern country..."Entertainment Weekly Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[The film] has as many twists and turns as a great political thriller, and a sly wisdom as well."Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "In its blend of dramatization and news footage, it presents a cannily authentic view of events."Ultimate DVD21.30474

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Stephen Frears' taut run-through of the week following the demise of The People's Princess sees the bickering royals isolated at Balmoral."Total Film 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE QUEEN is one of the best and liveliest movies of the year -- funny and touching in ways you can't predict."Rolling Stone "How heavy that crown and how very lightly Helen Mirren wears it as queen. With Mr. Frear's gentle guidance, she delivers a performance remarkable in its art and lack of sentimentalism."New York Times Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "The 10 Best Movies Of 2006" -- "[Frears] is devilishly good at springing surprises, political, personal and profound."Rolling Stone Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "Mirren deserves each and every honor bestowed upon her..."Entertainment Weekly Ranked #5 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."Film Comment 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rightly acclaimed for Helen Mirren's extraordinarily persuasive lead....This is Stephen Frears' best film yet."Uncut "[An] engrossing and unexpectedly penetrating drama....THE QUEEN pays serious attention to how an ancient monarchy operates in a modern country..."Entertainment Weekly Included in Premiere's "10 Best Movies Of The Year" -- "[The film] has as many twists and turns as a great political thriller, and a sly wisdom as well."Premiere 5 stars out of 5 -- "In its blend of dramatization and news footage, it presents a cannily authentic view of events."Ultimate DVD21.30474

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"...[Huston's] performance is as devastating as any in film..."Rolling Stone "...Bening and Cusack are perfection at what they are doing, she twinkly as a rhinestone, he dangerously passive....[Frears] has an entire movie in which to play with our nerves, and in a masterful display of control, he never lets up..."Los Angeles Times "Slick surrealism from Stephen Frears..."Uncut "...Stunning noir....[Cusack shows] circumspect intelligence..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] stylishly retro adap of one of the author's most representative works....With its coldly amoral nihilism intact."Total Film "Frears and cinematographer Oliver Stapleton make late 1980s America look as dark and moody as any city in an old film noir."Sight and Sound "...Guaranteed to take the breath away....[Few films] pack a wallop to compare with this..." -- Critic's ChoiceNew York Times21.23009

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] works with all the joie de vivre and effervescent bubbles of vintage champagne....Hampton's lines, many of which come directly from Colette, are a joy to hear -- barbed and acerbic witticisms that speak volumes..."Box Office "This is a deft, clever adaptation by director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton of Colette's CHERI novellas, with a commanding star turn by Michelle Pfeiffer..."Film Comment "As they did with LIAISONS, Frears and Hampton have a ball with their sources scandalous boudoir politics..."Movieline 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It is fascinating to observe how Pfeiffer controls her face and voice during times of painful hurt....The cinematography by Darius Khondji and costumes by Consolata Boyce are meticulous in evoking decadence."Chicago Sun-Times "[Pfeiffer delivers a] languorously nuanced performance as a striking beauty....The film is a sumptuous, handsome portrait of a woman poised fearfully on the brink of decline, yet too proud to grab at rescue."A.V. Club "As shot by the expert Darius Khondji, CHERI makes the most of its real-life French locations and settings....Pfeiffer and Friend also have excellent on-screen chemistry."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "With Pfeiffer, 50, radiating uncommon beauty, grace and feeling, Frears uncovers a fragile story's grieving heart."Rolling Stone "[T]his November-May romance is set in an elegant Paris during the turn of the last century. The distinctive costumes and ornate belle epoque furnishings are a sumptuous sight."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "Michelle Pfeiffer teases sly pleasures from her [character]....She's sharper than a hairpin."Total Film21.1975

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"...Tartly witty comedy....[THE SNAPPER] brings this squabbling community to vibrant life." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...THE SNAPPER is a lively, likable slice of Dublin working-class comedy....[The] casting and playing are uniformly tops..."Variety "...A small, joyful lark of a film....The Curleys and their friends are a most engaging lot..."New York Times "...An irresistible delight..."Film Comment21.07013

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"...[An] astringent, sardonically funny thriller....Richly inventive....[The] acting is marvelous..." Variety "...Frears has a fine, strong personal style -- a mixture of visual audacity and a lovely sensitivity with his actors..." Los Angeles Times "[A] quirky, proto-Tarantino road movie about two gangsters..." Premiere21.01134

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"...Pfeiffer reveals an emotional nakednes that's almost shocking....The payoff more than warrants the dare..." -- Rating: AEntertainment Weekly "...Witty, entertaining, if occasionally overripe, decadence....[Nothing Close] has done on the screen before approaches the richness and comic delicacy of her work as the Marquise..."New York Times "...In addition to its photography, the film's details of costuming and production design are ravishing. Hampton and Frears have also employed a lovely flowing series of flashbacks throughout..."Los Angeles Times "Malkovich is great fun to watch....The movie itself is a career high point for all involved..."Premiere20.86767

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"...HIGH FIDELITY is a solid, entertaining, and often very funny piece of work..."Premiere "...A trenchantly witty and acutely insightful script....[John Cusack gives a] fresh, fearless and ferociously funny lead performance..." Variety "...Fueled by high-octane writing and wickedly comic performances..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Cool....Funny and insightful..." -- 4 out of 5 stars Total Film "...[A] witty, exquisitely fine-tuned adaptation of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel....The movie is sparked by more than half a dozen incisive performances..." New York Times "...A ruthlessly truthful and deviously smart comedy....Black's hilariously vitriolic rock snob Barry is especially impressive -- a long overdue breakthrough role for a very deserving talent..."Box Office "...HIGH FIDELITY is a sharp and satisfying romantic comedy about the difficulty of commitment....The film's music is expertly chosen..." Los Angeles Times "...[A] superb adaptation....With wit and attention to record-geek trivia intact..." Rolling Stone20.84008

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"...HIGH FIDELITY is a solid, entertaining, and often very funny piece of work..."Premiere "...Fueled by high-octane writing and wickedly comic performances..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...HIGH FIDELITY is a sharp and satisfying romantic comedy about the difficulty of commitment....The film's music is expertly chosen..."Los Angeles Times "...[A] witty, exquisitely fine-tuned adaptation of Nick Hornby's 1995 novel....The movie is sparked by more than half a dozen incisive performances..."New York Times "...[A] superb adaptation....With wit and attention to record-geek trivia intact..."Rolling Stone "...A trenchantly witty and acutely insightful script....[John Cusack gives a] fresh, fearless and ferociously funny lead performance..."Variety "...Cool....Funny and insightful..." -- 4 out of 5 starsTotal Film "...A ruthlessly truthful and deviously smart comedy....Black's hilariously vitriolic rock snob Barry is especially impressive -- a long overdue breakthrough role for a very deserving talent..."Box Office20.84008

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4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fresh, entertaining take on the early 1970s....The old-fashioned movie-pastiche score is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's better credits."Empire20.79462

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"...It's enriched with welcome touches of humor and a vivid evocation of a troubled time..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...In their quiet scenes together, Mr. Hart and Ms. Hackett find both warmth and reserve..." New York Times "...Its warning of how religious intolerance can fester into hatred is one to be heeded more than ever....LIAM is ripe in humanity -- and even comedy..."USA Today20.73339

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"...Far more enjoyable than it has any right to be....Moments of high good humor..."New York Times "...Heroism, duplicity, public gullibility, journalistic ethics - they're topics in a package that also includes Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis, casting that signifies 'Main Event'...'' USA Today20.58033

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"Fantasy and reality are finely balanced in Stephen Frears' inspired-by-true-events new film....The art-deco detail is impressively authentic." Sight and Sound "The director, Stephen Frears, keeps things moving at a nice clip..." New York Times "[A] rollicking, affectionate tribute to British theatrical history..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "[Frears] whips up a flaky musical pastry around Dench's saucy Oscar-nominated performance..." -- Grade: B Entertainment Weekly "The period is captured with a color scheme that almost resembles old photographs or newspaper clippings." Widescreen Review 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] stylishly funny and buoyant addition to the stiff-upper-lipped-Londoners-braving-WWII filmic subgenre." Premiere17.24292

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"...[Frears] makes a sterling job of reviving the original film's taut, monochrome claustrophobia. A compelling exercise in human drama..." Sight and Sound0.5746738

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Dench, drawing on her own Irish family background, scores another acting tour de force, pitch-perfect in her accent and lacing Philomenas naivety with an innate shrewdness."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "A terrific, sophisticated comedy that tackles serious issues with a lightness of touch and a spirit of steel..."Empire 3 stars out of 4 -- "[C]ompelling, poignant and gently funny."USA Today "[T]his drama of a woman searching for the son who was taken from her half a century ago can catch you by surprise. That's a tribute to the story's essence...but also to the eloquently understated performance of Judi Dench in the title role."Wall Street Journal "[T]he film's overall effectiveness is hard to deny. A good part of the credit for this goes to Dench's performance as Philomena Lee..."Los Angeles Times "Ms. Denchs Philomena Lee glows with the radiance of someone serene in her faith....That she makes you believe her character has the capacity to forgive provides the movie with a solid moral center."New York Times "[A] sober consideration of how ideals relate to institutions -- whether theyre religions or political parties -- anchored by two well-rounded, funny lead performances."A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Dench delivers one of her most recessive, unprepossessing performances yet....At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty."Washington Post "Coogan cast himself as Sixsmith in PHILOMENA....It lets us see this talented Brit deliver a nicely nuanced dramatic performance, laced with some funny moments."Chicago Sun-Times "Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Dench and Coogan lock horns with great humor..."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] multi-faceted affair: part buddy comedy built upon class distinctions, part road trip adventure, and even part intriguing mystery."RogerEbert.com0.3711555

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Dench, drawing on her own Irish family background, scores another acting tour de force, pitch-perfect in her accent and lacing Philomenas naivety with an innate shrewdness."Total Film 5 stars out of 5 -- "A terrific, sophisticated comedy that tackles serious issues with a lightness of touch and a spirit of steel..."Empire 3 stars out of 4 -- "[C]ompelling, poignant and gently funny."USA Today "[T]his drama of a woman searching for the son who was taken from her half a century ago can catch you by surprise. That's a tribute to the story's essence...but also to the eloquently understated performance of Judi Dench in the title role."Wall Street Journal "[T]he film's overall effectiveness is hard to deny. A good part of the credit for this goes to Dench's performance as Philomena Lee..."Los Angeles Times "Ms. Denchs Philomena Lee glows with the radiance of someone serene in her faith....That she makes you believe her character has the capacity to forgive provides the movie with a solid moral center."New York Times "[A] sober consideration of how ideals relate to institutions -- whether theyre religions or political parties -- anchored by two well-rounded, funny lead performances."A.V. Club 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Dench delivers one of her most recessive, unprepossessing performances yet....At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty."Washington Post "Coogan cast himself as Sixsmith in PHILOMENA....It lets us see this talented Brit deliver a nicely nuanced dramatic performance, laced with some funny moments."Chicago Sun-Times "Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly 3 stars out of 4 -- "Dench and Coogan lock horns with great humor..."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] multi-faceted affair: part buddy comedy built upon class distinctions, part road trip adventure, and even part intriguing mystery."RogerEbert.com0.3711555

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"David Lynch, Agnes Varda, Ken Loach, and John Sayles are among the 10 directors interviewed in this intriguingly random personal project of first-time filmmaker Angela Ismailos."Entertainment Weekly0.2142867

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3 stars out of 5 -- "Hall's ditsy, straight-talking Beth keeps the film aloft, showing off nimble comic chops....Her high spirits are the really winning feature..."Total Film "The film's strongest suit is as a coming-of-age, rags-to-riches tale in which the upwardly mobile trajectory of the American Dream is writ large in self-realisation..."Sight and Sound0.1836744

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"...A competent piece of work, featuring a handful of memorable performances and undeniably polished production values..."Box Office "...THE HI-LO COUNTRY is a film of high quality, beautifully shot..."Los Angeles Times "...[Harrelson's] lusty, deeply felt and surprisingly gallant performance truly rises to the occasion..."Rolling Stone "...A handsome looking and sounding version of the novel....The film delivers a satisfying broad visual sweep..."Sight and Sound "...[Harrelson] makes the character as charming and noble and near-mythic as he was intended to be..."Premiere "...A likable, leisurely Western saga....Strong performances by [Harrelson and Crudup]..."Movieline's Hollywood Life "...The movie evokes the open space of New Mexico with a bright, dusty grandeur..."Chicago Sun-Times0.153062

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