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Rescue Dawn

Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • The Unknown Known (2014)

    Morris reflects on Rumsfeld's Unknown Known Review by Robert Denerstein: Donald Rumsfeld and Errol Morris live on opposite sides of the screen

  • The Next Three Days (2010)

    Crowe plans the Next Three Days Review by Marty Mapes: The last 30 minutes are damnably tense

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

    Depp is good to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Review by Matt Anderson: Burton's movie takes the term "eye candy" to an ever-higher level

  • Men in Black II (2002)

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones are back in Black Review by Marty Mapes: Short, to the point, and broadly appealing to adolescent males

  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

    Dr. Finkelstein haunts The Nightmare before Christmas DVD review by Marty Mapes and Andrea Birgers: A new DVD has eye-catching packaging with a three-dimensional, molded plastic Jack Skellington