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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

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

Murray lives the Life Aquatic

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Brad Pitt

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Review by Matt Anderson: The last 30 minutes will likely be debated for years to come.

  • Fury (2014)

    Pitt takes charge of his Fury Review by Robert Denerstein: A more disturbing picture than what we usually associate with The Greatest Generation

    Review by Marty Mapes: Pitt, in peak form, leads a tank crew through war and domesticity

  • The Counselor (2013)

    Bardem does not need a Counselor Review by Marty Mapes: Bleak Counselor is more Cormac than Ridley

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A Counselor in need of advice

  • Killing Them Softly (2012)

    Pitt ends up Killing Them Softly Review by Marty Mapes: Director Andrew Dominik controls the clock

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Weary and familiar foray in to gangster turf

  • The Tree of Life (2011)

    Chastain points to the Tree of Life Review by Marty Mapes: Get lost in Malick's memories

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Terrence Malick has another movie in the works, but it's hard to imagine that he'll top Tree of Life

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Curious how lifeless this "life-affirming" movie turns out to be

  • Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

    Pitt fabs up Ocean's Thirteen Review by Matt Anderson: It would certainly be more fun to be in the Ocean gang than to watch them

  • Babel (2006)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

    Jolie is Smith, Jane Smith Review by Risë Keller: When married assassins Pitt and Jolie learn they have been hired to kill each other, sparks fly

  • 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

  • Troy (2004)

    Brad Pitt fights somewhere in the CG armies of Troy Review by Matt Anderson

  • 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

  • Spy Game (2001)

    Redford plays the Spy Game Review by Marty Mapes: Very good tension and drama, and more brains than your average Hollywood spy thriller

  • The Mexican (2001)

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

  • World War Z

    Review by Matt Anderson: Script with potential is wasted, though visually there is a lot to like

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Action-heavy zombie movie shows traces of smarts