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Tense, well-crafted thriller, complete with smart villains. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    Batman faces down super friend Superman Review by Matt Anderson: The Dawn of Justice coincides with the Winter Solstice. It’s a day long on darkness.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Takes itself way too seriously

  • Gone Girl (2014)

    Affleck's wife is Gone Girl Review by Robert Denerstein: Fincher takes on a best-seller with lots of trashy-but-entertaining twists

    Review by Matt Anderson: Gone Girl finally goes for the jugular and finds itself in the third act.

  • To the Wonder (2013)

    Affleck and Kurylenko are led To the Wonder Review by Robert Denerstein: A master mumbles

  • Argo (2012)

    Affleck directs Argo, twice Review by Matt Anderson: Falls short of being a great movie

    Review by Robert Denerstein: One of the year's best

    Review by Marty Mapes: It's okay to take a few liberties if you're telling a good story

  • Gone Baby Gone (2007)

    The Afflecks' collaborating days should be Gone Baby Gone Review by Nick Reed: Not all films are supposed to be a walk in the park, but you shouldn't want to take a shower after

  • Hollywoodland (2006)

    Femmes fatales are at home in Hollywoodland Review by Matt Anderson: Not a total bust, but there's simply more to fault than to praise

  • Jersey Girl (2004)

    Affleck raises Jersey Gril Castro Review by Marty Mapes: A real charmer from an unlikely source

  • Daredevil (2003)

    Affleck is a fearless and brooding Daredevil Review by Matt Anderson: Creates its own vision, on its own terms, of a comic book hero in the real world

  • The Sum of All Fears (2002)

    Freeman and Affleck tally The Sum of All Fears Review by Marty Mapes: Evidence accumulates as in a murder mystery, slowly building to an unforgettable climax

  • Changing Lanes (2002)

    Affleck wishes he weren't Changing Lanes Review by Marty Mapes: Sometimes God likes to put two guys in a paper bag and just let 'em rip

  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

    Smith and Mewes prepare to Strike Back Review by Richard Sharp: Luckily, Smith ended up using his massive budget on cool cameos

  • Pearl Harbor (2001)

    One of the stars of Pearl Harbor Review by Scott Poston: Pearl Harbor marks Hollywood's official start of summer

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: A new epic DVD allows audiences to revisit the film and rethink their skepticism

  • Boiler Room (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: An urban thriller with an exotic white-collar setting

  • Armageddon (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes