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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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Steven Soderbergh

  • Side Effects (2013)

    Law contemplates the Side Effects Review by Marty Mapes: Plot twists? Or lurches between genres?

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Soderbergh's latest (and possibly last) proves involving right until the penultimate act

  • Magic Mike (2012)

    McConnaughey and Tatum watch Magic Mike Review by Robert Denerstein: Soderbergh titillates the demographic, and does little else

  • Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

    Pitt fabs up Ocean's Thirteen Review by Matt Anderson: It would certainly be more fun to be in the Ocean gang than to watch them

  • Ocean's Twelve (2004)

    Roberts and Clooney are a sixth of Ocean's Twelve Review by Matt Anderson: The biggest con is pulled on unsuspecting audiences being taken for a ride

  • Criminal (2004)

    Reilly, Luna, and Gyllenhaal wonder who's the Criminal Review by Matt Anderson: Fabian Bielinsky, the mastermind behind the original, is no doubt glad he took the money and ran

  • Solaris (2002)

    Clooney investigates the moral landscape of Solaris Review by Marty Mapes: Solaris is very good, but perhaps only for pensive audiences

  • Full Frontal (2002)

    Blair Underwod exposes himself in Full Frontal Review by Marty Mapes: The best thing is that it's hard to evaluate and easy to discuss

  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Soderbergh revives Eleven Review by Matt Anderson: After winning big with Erin Brockovich and Traffic, Lady Luck is still smiling on Soderbergh

  • Traffic (2000)

    Dennis Quaid faces heavy Traffic Review by Marty Mapes: As tough, complex and involved as the drug war itself

  • Erin Brockovich (2000)

    Julia Brockovich Review by Marty Mapes: Julia Roberts earns her $20 million.

  • Out of Sight (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Haywire

    Review by Matt Anderson: Gina Carano makes Haywire worth seeing.

  • The Girlfriend Experience

    Grey sells The Girlfriend Experience Review by Marty Mapes: The nature of men and the business of relationships