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— Casper Van Dien, Starship Troopers

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Rescue Dawn

Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Kevin Spacey

  • Elvis & Nixon (2016)

    King Shannon meets President Spacey Review by Robert Denerstein: Shannon and Spacey make a fine Elvis and Nixon. Really? Yes.

  • Margin Call (2011)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Humanizes the cause of the current recession

  • Horrible Bosses (2011)

    Space is Bateman's Horrible Boss Review by Robert Denerstein: Another movie for fans of rude/crude humor

    Review by Matt Anderson: Setting the stage closer to reality could've packed a lot more punch.

  • Casino Jack (2010)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Spacey transforms a villain into a mere scoundrel

  • Superman Returns (2006)

    Iconic imagery abounds as Superman Returns Review by Matt Anderson: Though not a grand slam, a solid piece of entertainment that successfully restarts the series

  • The Life of David Gale (2003)

    Spacey mopes about accepting the part of David Gale Review by Marty Mapes: The two words that kept springing into my mind were not "smart movie" but "utter crap"

  • The Shipping News (2001)

    Kevin Spacey tells Julianne Moore the Shipping News Review by Marty Mapes: Lasse Hallstrom's tone poem on the lonely houses, rocky points, and foggy seas of Newfoundland

  • K-PAX (2001)

    Kevin, spaceman from K-PAX Review by Marty Mapes: Reasons to go: You like Kevin Spacey. You like the premise. You like emotional movies.

  • Pay It Forward (2000)

    Haley Joel Osment Pays it Forward Review by Matt Anderson: Quasi-preachy "After School Special" pabulum

  • The Big Kahuna (2000)

    Kevin Spacey is The Big Kahuna Review by Marty Mapes

  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1993)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: David Mamet's screenplay is brutal and snappy, and the cast is an acting connoisseur's dream