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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 15, 2013 1:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
If you want to attract a young audience with a love story these days, it seems you have to make the leading characters zombies or vampires or anything but the boy and girl next door. That’s the case with "Beautiful Creatures," although I don’t see how that title applies to the film in question,

The Words

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 7, 2012 2:19 PM
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  • 4 Comments
There’s a compelling idea at the core of 'The Words', especially as acted out by Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jeremy Irons, but it’s nearly extinguished by the material that surrounds it, sorry to say. The premise is solid: a struggling writer chances upon a long-lost manuscript and publishes it as his own.

Margin Call—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 21, 2011 4:15 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Margin Call manages to put a human face on the current economic crisis—but I wish it was as good as its trailer, which is forceful, well-edited, and dramatically scored. The film itself has many good qualities, and an exceedingly strong cast, but it’s a bit dry.

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