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John C. Reilly

  • The Lobster (2015)

    Farrell chooses The Lobster Review by Robert Denerstein: Lanthimos again posits what happens when the absurd becomes normal

  • We Need to Talk about Kevin (2011)

    Swinton Needs to Talk about Kevin Review by Marty Mapes: Irony clashes with disturbing drama

    Review by Robert Denerstein: A powerful look inside a mother's torment

  • Terri (2011)

    Wysocki is complemented Reilly Review by Robert Denerstein: A quietly funny teen drama that's capable of surprise

  • Cedar Rapids (2011)

    Heche and Helms are impressed by Cedar Rapids Review by Marty Mapes: Cardboard caricatures of midwesterners make for a few easy laughs

  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

    Reilly and Massoglia meet at the Cirque du Freak Review by Robert Denerstein: Seems to exist to set up a series of sequels. I may pass.

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

    Eternal sidekick Reilly heats up the Talladega Nights Review by Marty Mapes: Gets good mileage out of its jokes, and has a sturdier frame than previous models

  • A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

    Reilly sings cowboy songs on A Prairie Home Companion Review by Marty Mapes: The movie is as enjoyable as the broadcast, and it's cheaper than going to a live show

  • Dark Water (2005)

    Connelly and Gade check for Dark Water Review by Matt Anderson: While it doesn't overflow with ghostly thrills, there are still plenty of goose bumps to be had

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Dark Water benefits from the intimacy of the home theater experience.

  • The Aviator (2004)

    DiCaprio captures the good half of Aviator Hughes Review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a whole, complete movie, without oversimplifying Hughes' life

  • Criminal (2004)

    Reilly, Luna, and Gyllenhaal wonder who's the Criminal Review by Matt Anderson: Fabian Bielinsky, the mastermind behind the original, is no doubt glad he took the money and ran

  • The Good Girl (2002)

    Jennifer Aniston's not a very Good Girl Review by Heather Wadowski: Whatever the reason, it's very hard to care about the Jennifer Aniston's character