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About Time

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 8, 2013 12:02 AM
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  • 1 Comment
"About Time" uses an ingenious and original comic device, built around the most irresistible commodity any movie can offer...

The Vow—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 10, 2012 1:01 AM
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  • 7 Comments
'The Vow' was inspired by a news item that one of the producers read twelve years ago about a woman who, after an accident, had no memory of her husband. What a shame that the finished product—which comes after numerous attempts to create an effective screenplay over the past decade—is so lackluster. Whatever appeal it may have as a romantic drama derives from the casting of its stars; at least Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum make an attractive and believable couple.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 16, 2011 1:02 AM
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  • 13 Comments
As one who couldn’t stand the first Guy Ritchie-Robert Downey, Jr. 'Sherlock Holmes' movie, I didn’t mind this one so much. For one thing, I knew what I was in for: more rapid-fire Downey wisecracks and meaningless disguises, more attention-getting, gimmicky action scenes. But at least it doesn’t look as if every major background has been painted on a computer screen. Better yet, Holmes is pitted against a worthy foe,

movie review—Midnight In Paris

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 8, 2011 4:15 AM
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  • 5 Comments
I had a smile on my face from the moment Woody Allen’s latest film began, with an idyllic series of Parisian street scenes set to the music of jazz great Sidney Bechet…and the film maintained that lovely quality all the way to the finale. Allen may be a fatalist, as he often claims, but this film is whimsical and romantic—a divertissement that recalls one of his most endearing and original comedies, The Purple Rose of Cairo.

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