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Nicole Kidman

  • The Railway Man (2014)

    Firth is an old Railway Man Review by Robert Denerstein: Compelling story is sporadically effective

  • Stoker (2013)

    Kidman Stokes Wasikowski's suspicion Review by Marty Mapes: Come for the atmosphere, but don't stay for the plot

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Falters in spite of Korean director's skills

  • Rabbit Hole (2010)

    Kidman and Eckhart want to jump through the Rabbit Hole Review by Marty Mapes: Deliberate emotional distance makes story of grief a hard sell

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't quite make the leap from stage to screen with all its power

  • Nine (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Movie not worthy of the Oscar-heavy cast

  • Australia (2008)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Luhrmann makes sure every dollar -- American or Australian -- shows up onscreen

  • The Golden Compass (2007)

    Richards' Golden Compass points North Review by Matt Anderson: Talk of controversies and budgets aside, the biggest problem is that it fails to be engaging

  • Bewitched (2005)

    Kidman has Ferrell Bewitched Review by Matt Anderson: Doesn't take advantage of the possibilities, and has too much Ferrell

  • The Interpreter (2005)

    The Interpreter, as interpreted by Nicole Kidman Review by Marty Mapes: Two tense set pieces in the sometimes formulaic film work wonderfully

  • Dogville (2004)

    Kidman gets trapped in Dogville Review by Marty Mapes

  • Cold Mountain (2003)

    Kidman and Law wait for life on Cold Mountain DVD review by Matt Anderson: The much-hyped Cold Mountain is a Civil War epic that deserves a second look on DVD

    Review by Matt Anderson

  • The Human Stain (2003)

    Kidman loves Hopkins, The Human Stain Review by Marty Mapes: Hopkins and Kidman, both Oscar winners, give outstanding performances, but they are miscast

  • The Hours (2002)

    Three great actresses pass The Hours Review by Risë Keller: Their stories remind us to live according to our own truths

  • Birthday Girl (2002)

    Kidman is this week's Birthday Girl Review by Matt Anderson: Starts with a lot of promise, but devolves into a mean-spirited, dim-witted, farce

  • Moulin Rouge (2001)

    Everybody comes to the Moulin Rouge Review by Marty Mapes: Ambitious, daring, energetic, and entertaining