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Prisoners

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 20, 2013 12:02 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Every parents’ nightmare is vividly depicted in "Prisoners," the first Hollywood feature from talented Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who brought us the chilling Oscar nominee "Incendies."

Lee Daniels' The Butler

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 16, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The finely-tuned performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey seal the deal, enriching the movie beyond the mere words in Danny Strong’s wide-ranging screenplay.

Red Tails—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 20, 2012 11:52 AM
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  • 25 Comments
The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one that every American should know, and deserving of a great film; unfortunately, this isn’t it. If one were scoring good intentions it would get an A for effort, simply for bringing a portion of this vast saga to theater screens. But the screenplay resembles an earnest junior high school play; that isn’t worthy of the subject or the people behind this endeavor.

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