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The Family

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 13, 2013 1:48 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"The Family" gets by because its stars are so professional and the story setup is intriguing.

Lincoln

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 9, 2012 12:55 AM
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  • 13 Comments
Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' is everything a film about that towering figure ought to be: majestic yet intimate, respectful but not worshipful. It manages to humanize a historical figure without diminishing him in any way, thanks to the director’s sure hand, a superior screenplay by playwright Tony Kushner...

Hope Springs—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 8, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
First, the good news: here is a Hollywood movie for adults that deals fairly honestly with a relatable, real-life situation: a marriage that has become so routine there is no evidence of love anymore. Vanessa Taylor’s screenplay gives Meryl Streep the opportunity to build an empathetic and believable character, a woman who is so frustrated that she has reached a breaking point.

Men In Black 3—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 25, 2012 1:25 AM
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  • 5 Comments
The first follow-up to 'Men in Black', ten years ago, seemed to be running on empty. It was the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with sequels, whereas this one won me over completely. Why? For one thing, after a decade’s absence, I enjoyed revisiting the characters of Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) and their alternate-reality version of New York City, where the population is dotted with bizarre-looking aliens, designed by makeup whiz Rick Baker.

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