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Taxi to the Dark Side

You and me and our military and our government -- we killed an innocent man —Marty Mapes (review...)

Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld put America on the Taxi to the Dark Side

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  • Southpaw (2015)

    Gyllenhaal gives McAdams his Southpaw Review by Robert Denerstein: Offers a hard punch, but no knockout

  • The Equalizer (2014)

    Denzel Equalizes Review by Robert Denerstein: Fuqua and Washington overplay their hand. Revenge is a movie best served on the B side.

  • King Arthur (2004)

    Owen lacks the charisma of King Arthur Review by Matt Anderson: Proves that "reality" isn't always the best source material

  • Tears of the Sun (2003)

    Macho fantasy blurred by Tears of the Sun Review by Marty Mapes: It's content to be an 8-year-old on the playground, making explosion sounds with its mouth

  • Training Day (2001)

    Washington schools Hawke on Training Day Review by Scott Poston: Denzel's best since Malcolm X

  • Bait (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Good-looking previews and a promising plot flounder

  • The Replacement Killers (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Magnificent Seven

    Remakes have a number Review by Matt Anderson: The Magnificent Seven packs the ammo, but needs more soul.