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Transcendence

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • April 17, 2014 12:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The heartbeat of “Transcendence” comes from solid performances in the leading roles.

The Lone Ranger

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 3, 2013 12:00 AM
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  • 39 Comments
What were they thinking? I kept asking myself that question as I plodded through the boring first hour of this elaborate but elephantine Western.

Dark Shadows—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 11, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 10 Comments
It makes sense that for Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton to get in on the current vampire craze, they’d have to approach it with a sense of humor. I doubt if many young viewers know that they’ve based their new film on a forty-year-old daytime TV drama, and it scarcely matters. Dark Shadows is an amusing piece of high camp, stoked by Depp’s deadpan star performance and the kind of elaborate trappings one would expect from Burton. (His longtime production designer, Rick Heinrichs, has done another beautiful job with both real and virtual sets.)

The Rum Diary—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 28, 2011 1:55 PM
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  • 0 Comments

In Praise Of Tonto

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 10, 2011 4:35 AM
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  • 22 Comments
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 8, 2010 4:20 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Over the years, Terry Gilliam has become something of a brand name, leading moviegoers to expect a generous display of visual razzle-dazzle and an offbeat sensibility; the problem often lies in his story or screenplay. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, written by Gilliam and his frequent collaborator Charles McKeown, is one of his better endeavors: a bit rambling, but enjoyable. Christopher Plummer plays the title character, who...

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