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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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Adam Sandler

  • Pixels (2015)

    James runs from Pixels Review by Matt Anderson: Pixels doesn’t earn a spot on the leader board.

  • Men, Women & Children (2014)

    DeWitt and Sandler comprise Men, Women & Children Review by Robert Denerstein: Densely populated cautionary tale offers good performances, but it's not Reitman's best

  • Blended (2014)

    Barrymore and Sandler get Blended Review by Robert Denerstein: Juvenile humor and cornball sentiment are hard to digest

  • Reign over Me (2007)

    Sandler needs someone to Reign over him Review by Marty Mapes: Has a good heart, and does some things very well, but may bore passive audiences

  • The Longest Yard (2005)

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

  • Spanglish (2004)

    Bruce and Vega speak Spanglish Review by Marty Mapes: If you let yourself get sucked in, it's an enjoyable day at the movies

  • Anger Management (2003)

    Nicholson teaches Sandler Anger Management Review by Ryan Hurtig: Great performances by its cast keep the plot well on course

  • Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

    Davey and White spend Eight Crazy Nights together Review by Andrea Birgers: A 'nice' ending can't overcome the movie's lethal combination of meanness and bathroom humor

  • Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

    Sandler and Watson share their Punch-Drunk Love Review by Marty Mapes: Surreal, funny, and stylish, Punch-Drunk Love is one of the best movies of 2002

  • Mr. Deeds (2002)

    Adam Sandler Goes To Town Review by Marty Mapes: Mr. Deeds could have used another round of editing and some beefed up comedy

  • Little Nicky (2000)

    Little Adam Sandler Review by Marty Mapes: This one's only for Adam Sandler fans

  • Big Daddy (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes