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The World’s End

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 23, 2013 12:05 AM
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  • 11 Comments
Just when you think you’re about to ingest another saga of a man-child who can’t face adult responsibility, "The World’s End" takes a spectacular leap into the Weird...

JACK REACHER

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 21, 2012 12:58 AM
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  • 7 Comments
'Jack Reacher' is ridiculous…and exciting…and funny…and cheesy. It’s also a great vehicle for Tom Cruise, even though readers of Lee Child’s best-selling novels are complaining that he doesn’t resemble the author’s description of that character.

AN EDUCATION

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 11, 2009 11:00 AM
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  • 0 Comments
It isn’t easy being a sleeper nowadays. There’s been so much buildup for An Education, which has traveled the film festival circuit since Sundance in January, that it’s difficult for ordinary moviegoers to feel as if they’re discovering it for themselves. I hope inflated expectations don’t harm the film’s reception: it really is quite good and deserving of all the buzz it has generated this year.

Surrogates

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 8, 2009 9:40 AM
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The way the folks at Disney are treating this film you’d think it was a turkey; it’s anything but. It may not be as hard-hitting or provocative as District 9, but it’s still science-fiction with some real thought behind it. The setting is the near future; people have grown lazy and now send sophisticated, good-looking robots out into the world to live their lives for them. As a result, crime has been virtually wiped out—until now. A renegade has gotten hold of a high-tech weapon that’s not only...

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