Shawshank Redemption legitimized the cliche prison movie, created indelible characters, and tore down a system by staying ambivalent toward violence. A masterwork.
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Infamous, messy, and tonally bizarre, Howard the Duck's greatest lesson is in treating the source material with respect.
Great cast and intriguing historical setting give Five Corners a chance, but it's let down by sagging pacing and odd tone.
It's hard not to be drawn in by Top Gun's lavish, theatrical presentation even if its routine story does nothing unpredictable.
While partly let down by its too-clean ending, War of the Worlds acts as a bridge to understanding post-9/11 feelings and a changing reality.
Dark Waters doesn't steer itself away from lawyer movie cliches, yet the central story is one of American complacency, security, and indifference.
Glossy as it is with superior flight effects and sublime editing, Top Gun cannot overcome its lack of genuine brains.
When Green Lantern finds its spark, that coming during a handful of CG-riffic action blasts, it does have an energy.
This is a visual effects masterpiece, a film so convincingly real in its efforts, the invasion seems plausible.
Post 9/11, any plot involving terrorists blowing up buildings takes on a new meaning. The strength of Arlington Road’s script overwhelms thoughts of real world history though, thanks to …