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Leonard Maltin

Ender’s Game

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 1, 2013 12:07 AM
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  • 4 Comments
The futuristic setting of the piece is beautifully realized, but it’s the emotional quotient that dominates and drives the film.

Well-Forged: Iron Man 3

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 2, 2013 11:38 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Sequels are a tricky business. I thought "Iron Man 2" squandered much of the good will the original 2008 film, and its oddly inspired casting of Robert Downey, Jr., engendered.

The Dictator—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 16, 2012 9:59 PM
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  • 5 Comments
As someone who was completely disarmed by 'Borat', then disappointed by' Bruno', I hoped Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy would hit that sweet spot again, especially since he is working with his longtime collaborators, director Larry Charles and writers Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer. I certainly couldn’t have foreseen a film as sloppy and mediocre as this.

Quality Time With Martin Scorsese

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 1, 2012 12:14 AM
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  • 9 Comments
Imagine spending two and a half hours talking to Martin Scorsese! The Santa Barbara International Film Festival gave me that gift on Monday night, and the evening-long tribute at the historic Arlington Theatre was everything I hoped it would be. My only frustration was not having even more time so we could cover all of Scorsese’s films and go off on as many tangents as we pleased.

Hugo—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 23, 2011 7:42 AM
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  • 15 Comments
Leave it to Martin Scorsese to use 3-D not as a gimmick, but as a means of drawing us into a unique and magical environment. Other films may boast of flashy special effects, but Scorsese has created a world of wonder—which is much more unusual—in his elaborate adaptation of Brian Selznick’s illustrated book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

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