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ZERO DARK THIRTY

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 19, 2012 1:00 AM
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In 'The Hurt Locker', director Kathryn Bigelow and journalist-turned-screenwriter Mark Boal told a riveting story against the backdrop of the war-torn Middle East. In their new collaboration,' Zero Dark Thirty', they dramatize a real-life series of events, spanning nearly a decade, that are just as compelling and even more complex.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 9, 2011 1:03 AM
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  • 20 Comments
When a film has so many attributes—including superior performances and a tangible sense of time, place, and atmosphere—it’s tempting to overlook its shortcomings. That wouldn’t be honest, but at least I can begin on a positive note. From the casting of Gary Oldman as veteran MI6 agent George Smiley to the depiction of life in the espionage community of the 1970s, 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' delivers the goods.

The Guard

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 29, 2011 4:16 AM
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  • 5 Comments
This movie made me smile and even laugh out loud. In fact, it gave me more pleasure than any aliens, robots or superheroes have all summer. That’s because it’s doggedly offbeat and completely original. It also provides a showcase for two fine actors, Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.

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