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SIDE EFFECTS

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • February 8, 2013 1:02 AM
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  • 2 Comments
"Side Effects" is a good, juicy thriller with echoes of film noir in its DNA. Director Steven Soderbergh is a genre fan and while his film feels completely contemporary...

BROKEN CITY

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 18, 2013 12:56 AM
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  • 0 Comments
When a film purports to have a powerful secret—and then, after almost two hours, produces a “big reveal” that’s no big deal, it’s pretty disheartening. That’s how I felt at the end of "Broken City."

Playing For Keeps

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 7, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 8 Comments
'Playing for Keeps' is aimed at moviegoers who want to watch attractive people in a lightweight romantic comedy-drama.

Rock Of Ages—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 22, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
It’s easy to see how 'Rock of Ages' became a crowd-pleaser on Broadway, where audiences got caught up in the energy of 80s hit songs performed live. The film adaptation (credited, astonishingly, to three screenwriters, including the show’s creator Chris D’Arenzio) is a dreary collection of clichés and caricatures that doesn’t have one ounce of honest emotion in its elongated 123 minutes.

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