Newman and Redford sell The Sting's depression-era swindle with class, grace, and mountains of charm.
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Unknowingly launching an extended franchise, Saw poses a clever mystery, undone only by its dismal performances.
One of Jackie Chan's many brilliant kung-fu spectacles, Drunken Master II's tale of British colonialism is a fun one, led by multiple fight scene spectacles.
Interesting for Karloff's performance and ambiguity, Isle of the Dead doesn't have the energy to make use of either.
Doctor X is moody if slow classic horror with a great finish to its science-based old dark house formula.
Dated and cruel as the humor seems in modern eyes, Animal House is a comic spectacle that hasn't been topped by any frat comedy movie since.
Over the years becoming an internet meme, Shrek deserves the derision - if not so much as to ignore the the clever story beats.
Birdy shows the significant changes Vietnam had on baby boomer kids, losing their easy-going lives, identity, and friendships after coming back home.
Lost in the shuffle of young teen sci-fi dystopian thrillers, Chaos Walking is all thematic politics and not much story.
A grueling Vietnam that offsets a number of historically inverse films from the era, Casualties of War is a difficult watch but essential in its reality.
An endearing adventure, Explorers holds on for the first acts, but loses its way in an admittedly unfinished third.
Routine and predictable, The Marksman is an unremarkable drama punctuated by a few dry action scenes.