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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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  • Real Steel (2011)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: The robots are fun, but the script never gets beyond cliches

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Real Steel is a grating, coldly calculated mix of elements.

  • The Matador (2006)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Brosnan walks the line between sympathy and repulsion as a cartoony lonely assassin

  • American Splendor (2003)

    Harvey Pekar lives in his American Splendor Review by Marty Mapes: A soup can is just a soup can until you hang it on a wall in an art gallery.

  • About Schmidt (2002)

    Nicholson tells us all About Schmidt Review by Marty Mapes: Because of Payne's sacrifices to comedy, he doesn't deserve someone as good as Nicholson in the lead

  • Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

    Anthony Hopkins pumps Hearts in Atlantis Review by Marty Mapes: Hopkins "shines" in Scott Hicks's otherwise-forgettable nostalgia trip