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Spy Game

Very good tension and drama, and more brains than your average Hollywood spy thriller —Marty Mapes (review...)

Redford plays the Spy Game

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Chris Rock

  • Top Five (2014)

    Rock counts his Top Five Review by Robert Denerstein: A talented comedian (nearly) hits his stride

  • The Longest Yard (2005)

    Sandler fumbles The Longest Yard Review by Nick Reed: Empty of content, conceptual intention, and skill

  • Madagascar (2005)

    Soft zoo animals are unleashed on Madagascar Review by Marty Mapes: An unfunny movie with a depressing premise and an unsolvable conflict

  • Head of State (2003)

    Chris Rock for Head of State Review by Marty Mapes: Head of State isn't very good, but there are some funny spots

  • Bad Company (2002)

    Rock and Hopkins make for some Bad Company Review by Heather Wadowski: Brilliant casting and an action-packed script make Bad Company a summer movie worth seeing

  • Down to Earth (2001)

    Review by Marty Mapes: A few bright moments show lost potential

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

    Smith and Mewes prepare to Strike Back Review by Richard Sharp: Luckily, Smith ended up using his massive budget on cool cameos

  • Nurse Betty (2000)

    Renee Zellweger is the plucky Nurse Betty Review by Marty Mapes: Renee Zellweger thinks she lives in a soap opera in this black comedy