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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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  • Annie (2014)

    Wallis reinvents Annie Review by Robert Denerstein: A good idea for an update, but the result is too wobbly to stand on its own

  • The Other Woman (2014)

    Diaz laughs at The Other Woman Review by Robert Denerstein: It grates more than it amuses

  • The Counselor (2013)

    Bardem does not need a Counselor Review by Marty Mapes: Bleak Counselor is more Cormac than Ridley

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A Counselor in need of advice

  • Knight and Day (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: A high-energy, low-calorie confection that's hard to hate, but not easy to love

  • Shrek Forever After (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: When all is said and done, it's time for Shrek to live happily ever after.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A monument to itself

  • Shrek the Third (2007)

    His highness, Shrek the Third Review by Matt Anderson: Holds up fairly well, but is not quite at the same level as the first two movies

  • Shrek 2 (2004)

    Shrek 2 is a winning sequel Review by Matt Anderson: Manages to build on the all-ages appeal of the first movie

  • Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

    Charlies Angels 2: sequel to a remake Review by Matt Anderson: Like most bimbos, this movie is kinda fun to hang out with for about 90 minutes

  • Gangs of New York (2002)

    Day-Lewis and Di Caprio lead the Gangs of New York Review by Marty Mapes: Gangs of New York is epic. The words "sweeping" and "spectacle" probably ought to be used too

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: DVD has great extras on the history and the sets, but not enough on Daniel Day-Lewis

  • The Sweetest Thing (2002)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Movie Habit's first zero-star movie

  • Vanilla Sky (2001)

    Cruise and Cruz against a Vanilla Sky Review by Matt Anderson: Vanilla Sky ratchets up the tension as reality and fantasy blur together.

  • Shrek (2001)

    Mike Myers gives voice to Shrek Review by Matt Anderson: It would take a real grinch to not enjoy it

  • Charlie's Angels (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Being John Malkovich (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes: The best film of 1999, a surreal comedy, fresh and original

  • The Green Hornet

    Review by Matt Anderson: This take on The Green Hornet doesn't earn a lot of positive buzz.