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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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Geoffrey Rush

  • The Book Thief (2013)

    Nelisse aids The Book Thief Review by Robert Denerstein: That rare film that seems to get just about everything wrong

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

    Rush comes back as a good Pirate of the Caribbean Review by Matt Anderson: To say this one runs long really isn't much of a complaint.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: There’s less booty this time, matey

  • Munich (2005)

    Bana works revenge for Munich Review by Marty Mapes: A great conversation starter that suffers from Spielberg's penchant for mass entertainment

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Munich gets a chance to find a much-deserved larger audience on DVD.

  • Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

    Clooney and Zeta-Jones inflict Intolerable Cruelty Review by Matt Anderson: The latest film from the Coen brothers is a viciously delightful parable

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Depp is cast away from the Pirates of the Caribbean DVD review by Matt Anderson: Pirates is a good old-fashioned crowd-pleaser and a modern-day popcorn classic

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Tailor of Panama (2001)

    Review by Andrea Birgers: A tailor tries to be a spy and gets in over his head

  • Quills (2000)

    Review by Matt Anderson: An avenue on which the pretentious can go "slumming"

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Fountain of Youth rejuvenates the Pirates franchise.

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: A solid fourth installment in the adventures of Cap'n Jack Sparrow.