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Julia Roberts

  • Money Monster (2016)

    Clooney turns into the Money Monster Review by Robert Denerstein: A second-rate critique of the media and the financial system

    Review by Matt Anderson: Money Monster's offers some nifty twists and turns.

  • Mirror Mirror (2012)

    Roberts plays Mirror Mirror Review by Robert Denerstein: All production design, no wit

  • Larry Crowne (2011)

    Roberts wears Hanks' Larry Crowne Review by Robert Denerstein: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts can't save this comedy from its own blandness

  • Duplicity (2009)

    Owen and Roberts get closer to Duplicity Review by Matt Anderson: Full of ideas about corporations and competition, but also simply fun to watch and ponder

  • Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

    Roberts guides Charlie Wilson's War Review by Marty Mapes: Offers some pretty good political insight for a 97-minute comedy

  • 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

  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

    Roberts and a constellation of Starlets pose for Mona Lisa Smile Review by Marty Mapes: Takes a brave political stand and boldly asserts that women, like men, deserve a college education

  • 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

  • America's Sweethearts (2001)

    America's Sweetheart John Cusack Review by Matt Anderson: A romantic comedy that has neither romance nor enough comedy

  • The Mexican (2001)

    Brad and Julia hunt The Mexican Review by Matt Anderson: Unique characters, goofy spirit, and an oddball sense of heart

  • Erin Brockovich (2000)

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

  • Eat Pray Love

    Review by Matt Anderson:

    Eat Pray Love is all about bumper sticker philosophy.