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Christopher Plummer

  • Danny Collins (2015)

    Pacino plays Danny Collins... and Danny Collins Review by Robert Denerstein: Pacino seeks musical redemption in a story inspired by a letter from John Lennon

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Mara and Craig take over the Millennium trilogy Review by Marty Mapes: Yet another faithful adaptation...

  • The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: "Indulgent" doesn't go far enough

  • 9 (2009)

    Stitchpunk 9 is the most refined Review by Matt Anderson: Nifty production design, a cinematic sensibility, but not quite a classic

  • Up (2009)

    Poor chubby Russell grows Up Review by Matt Anderson: Up soars

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Pristine. Immaculate. Pick your own superlative of choice for the Blu-ray picture.

  • Man in the Chair (2007)

    Plummer teaches the Man in the Chair Review by Anand "Andy" Ramachandran: A moving buddy picture: Citizen Kane crewmember consults on an aspiring filmmaker's skateboard movie

  • Syriana (2005)

    Clooney, Siddig, and Wright are on the Syriana cheat sheet Review by Risë Keller: A graduate-level lecture hall on oil politicking, Washington law and Middle-Eastern power structures

  • National Treasure (2004)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Only two requests: a suspension of disbelief and enjoy the ride

  • Cold Creek Manor (2003)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Nothing in Cold Creek Manor is as creepy or scary as it's supposed to be

  • Ararat (2003)

    Plummer's formidable talents are wasted in Ararat Review by Marty Mapes: Ararat feels like a book report

  • Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

    Charlie Hunnan revives Nicholas Nickleby Review by Marty Mapes: Nicholas Nickleby is a good time at the movies in the guise of serious literature