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Leonard Maltin

Kick-Ass 2

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 16, 2013 1:05 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Like so many sequels, it’s clear from the start that there is no real reason for its existence: the promising story points that fueled the original are gone...

Savages—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 6, 2012 12:18 AM
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  • 9 Comments
It isn’t a requirement that you like a movie’s central characters, but it usually helps develop rooting interest. That’s one reason Savages comes up short: it’s difficult to care about anyone. If director and co-writer Oliver Stone had told the story more compactly, or not encouraged some of his actors to play their roles so broadly, the results might be different.

film review: Nowhere Boy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 8, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
I saw this film in the best possible way: I didn’t know what it was about before I attended an early screening. I found it to be a moving look at a teenage boy’s struggles with his splintered family in England during the 1960s. When I realized the protagonist was John Lennon, it made even more sense, as I remembered, in sketchy form, the story of his adolescence.

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