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Liam Neeson

  • Run All Night (2015)

    Neeson should have Run All Night Review by Matt Anderson: An appallingly soulless exercise in revenge, violence, slick filmmaking and rote storytelling.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Liam Neeson and Ed Harris can't salvage this genre exercise

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

    McFarlane finds A Million Ways to Die in the West Review by Robert Denerstein: Floods the screen with gags, most of which don't work

  • Battleship (2012)

    Cliches sank my Battleship Review by Robert Denerstein: Missteps sink this Battleship

  • The Grey (2012)

    Neeson dons The Grey Review by Robert Denerstein: Liam Neeson vs. wilderness and wolves

  • Unknown (2011)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Even with a couple slip-ups along the way, Unknown is a ride worth taking.

  • Clash of the Titans (2010)

    Bad hair day in Clash of the Titans Review by Matt Anderson: Witless, passionless, charmless, clueless, shameless

  • Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Might have been a powerhouse if it weren't so contrived

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

    The Pevensie children meet the Lion and the Witch behind the Wardrobe Review by Andrea Birgers: A rousing adventure that moves along at a brisk pace

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Much greater depth than the usual promotional behind-the-scenes videos on most DVDs

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Another case of overkill and double-dipping, but at least the new bonus features are interesting

  • Batman Begins (2005)

    Bale cuts a striking figure as Batman Begins Review by Matt Anderson: Bless the bat heavens for Christopher Nolan

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Batman Begins, now on DVD, stands cape and cowl above the previous Batflicks

  • K-19 The Widowmaker (2002)

    Harrison ford commands the K-19 Review by Marty Mapes: Fits safely within established movie parameters

  • Non-Stop

    Review by Matt Anderson: Non-Stop offers some suspense, but a suspension of disbelief is required.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Trades action for sense