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Coriolanus—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 20, 2012 1:05 AM
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  • 4 Comments
I don’t know what Shakespeare purists will make of Coriolanus, but as cinematic storytelling it’s awfully impressive: a muscular, contemporary reading of the play, deftly abridged and adapted by the prolific John Logan, who also wrote Hugo and Rango this year. The primary hero, on screen and off, is Ralph Fiennes, who not only makes a formidable directing debut but delivers a ferocious (and commanding) performance in the leading role.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 5, 2011 4:32 AM
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  • 9 Comments
A movie that opens as well as this one does—and draws you in so effectively—ought to have a finale that doesn’t remind you of cheesy monster movies from years past. On the other hand, the visual effects in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' are so astonishing that I have to cut the movie some slack.

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