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  • Rock the Kasbah (2015)

    Murray Rocks the Kasbah Review by Matt Anderson: It takes a while to acclimate to Rock the Kasbah’s sensibilities.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A pointless outing, despite a few chuckles

  • Red (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Old-pro cast livens up a so-so action flick

    Review by Matt Anderson: The action flatlines, but the characters make RED a lively, mildly entertaining diversion

  • What Just Happened (2008)

    DeNiro as movie producer tries to spin What Just Happened Review by Marty Mapes: Polished, coherent, rich with internal consistency... and sacrilegious for believers in The Movies

  • The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

    Review by Risë Keller: An imperfect but delightful film

  • Over the Hedge (2006)

    Critters ponder life Over the Hedge Review by Matt Anderson: Doesn't truly achieve liftoff until the inspired conclusion pulls out all the stops

  • Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

    Hartnett is one Lucky Number Slevin Review by Marty Mapes: Competently made, but we've seen it before and the message is morally muddy

  • 16 Blocks (2006)

    Nothing to see for the next 16 Blocks Review by Matt Anderson: Why don't Mosley and Bunker duck into a taxi? Because then there'd be no movie.

  • Sin City (2005)

    Dawson and Owen save Sin City from the cops Review by Matt Anderson: Two hours of black-and-white-and-red maulings, decapitations, shootings, choppings, croppings...

    Review by Marty Mapes and Matt Anderson: Eye-popping visuals, little redeeming value except sick fun, and hardly any DVD extras

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: It's back, in an excellent double-disc set. Just don't believe everything you read on the package.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: There's still a lack of honesty in Sin City

  • Hostage (2005)

    Willis is held Hostage by adrenaline Review by Marty Mapes: Caffeine, testosterone, adrenaline, gasoline, and a lot of blood add up to one big headache

  • Tears of the Sun (2003)

    Macho fantasy blurred by Tears of the Sun Review by Marty Mapes: It's content to be an 8-year-old on the playground, making explosion sounds with its mouth

  • Hart's War (2002)

    Willis fights in Hart's War Review by Marty Mapes: Can good filmmaking make up for a scattered script?

  • Bandits (2001)

    Billy Bob in Bandits Review by Matt Anderson: Peyton's screenplay takes advantage of the characters' quirks to offer some nice asides about life

  • Unbreakable (2000)

    Bruce Willis is Unbreakable Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The new Vista Series DVD offers a pristine presentation, but it's not quite "definitive"

  • Armageddon (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Glass

    Glass Review by Matt Anderson: It's the same through-line that was told exponentially better in the Dark Knight trilogy.

  • The Expendables

    Review by Matt Anderson:

    The Expendables isn't the mantastic masterpiece it should've been.