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The Life Aquatic becomes more dear and more impressive the more you learn about it —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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Matthew McConaughey

  • Interstellar (2014)

    McConaughey goes Interstellar Review by Robert Denerstein: Nolan's gigantic exercise soars and sinks

  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    DiCaprio hunts as the Wolf of Wall Street Review by Robert Denerstein: Scorsese and DiCaprio whip up excitement, but where's the depth?

  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

    Leto and McConnaughey found the Dallas Buyers Club Review by Robert Denerstein: Who cares about the issues when you have unforgettable characters like these?

  • Magic Mike (2012)

    McConnaughey and Tatum watch Magic Mike Review by Robert Denerstein: Soderbergh titillates the demographic, and does little else

  • Bernie (2012)

    Black is Bernie Review by Robert Denerstein: A flower blooms in a Texas town -- his name is Bernie

  • Failure to Launch (2006)

    Parker and McConnaughey have Failure to Launch Review by Matt Anderson: Ill-conceived romantic comedy sinks into a third act of preposterous nonsense

  • Sahara (2005)

    Girl, Hero, and Sidekick set out on the Sahara Review by Marty Mapes: Boat chases, gunfights, and stunts galore

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

    Hudson figures How to Lose McConaughey in 10 Days Review by Matt Anderson: Enough holes in the story to sink any hopeless romantic's heart

  • Reign of Fire (2002)

    Real dragons unleash a Reign of Fire Review by Marty Mapes: Mankind has fixated on dragon genocide as one last little moral victory

  • Frailty (2002)

    Bill Paxton compensates for his Frailty Review by Marty Mapes: The concept behind Frailty is terrifying, but the ending ruins the movie

  • U-571 (2000)

    Oh Harvey U-571 Review by Marty Mapes

  • Lone Star (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes: John Sayles explores the complexities of living on a border