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The Conspirator

The Conspirator is an extremely well-crafted court drama. —Matt Anderson (review...)

Wright's Conspirator defended by McAvoy

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David Mamet

  • Redbelt (2008)

    Chiwetel Ejiofor earns his Redbelt Review by Marty Mapes: More Mamet than martial arts

  • Spartan (2004)

    Val Kilmer plays David Mamet's Spartan Review by Marty Mapes: Spartan demands you participate. I hope I'm not the only person who finds that refreshing.

  • Heist (2001)

    Gene Hackman plots a Heist Review by Marty Mapes: Whether the credit goes to Hackman or Mamet doesn't really matter; Heist is a pleasure to watch

  • Hannibal (2001)

    Julianne Moore takes aim at Hannibal Review by Matt Anderson: Hopkins can't salvage the soufflé

  • State and Main (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Mamet's screwball comedy with W.H. Macy as a film director

  • The Spanish Prisoner (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes: A satisfying con movie; coherently written and directed, stylistically acted, and wonderfully paced

  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1993)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: David Mamet's screenplay is brutal and snappy, and the cast is an acting connoisseur's dream