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Leonard Maltin

Now You See Me

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 31, 2013 7:30 PM
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  • 9 Comments
This exhausting film harps on the magician’s ultimate trick, misdirection. That word describes the very nature of "Now You See Me," which purports to tell a clever story when all it’s doing is whirling in an endless spiral.

30 Minutes Or Less—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 12, 2011 4:15 AM
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  • 19 Comments
What can I say about a movie that made me want to take a shower and cleanse myself afterward? 30 Minutes or Less is so shallow, self-satisfied, and downright repulsive that I hesitate to discuss it at all. It has none of the qualities of director Ruben Fleischer’s debut feature, Zombieland, and it’s a long way from Jesse Eisenberg’s Oscar-nominated The Social Network. In fact, I’d call this movie antisocial.

film review: Holy Rollers

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 21, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments
A good movie starts with an idea. In the case of Holy Rollers, a news item about a drug bust involving Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn, New York inspired a novice producer to believe that this could be the springboard for a film…and he was right. Holy Rollers is a piece of fiction inspired by that factual incident. It’s modest in its ambitions but realizes them fully, in a deceptively simple, stragithforward film that’s both satisfying and thought-provoking.

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