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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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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    Freeman concludes The Hobbit Review by Marty Mapes: Maybe not as fun as Smaug, Battle caps Jackson's six-part masterpiece

    Review by Robert Denerstein: The last chapter passes muster, but I'm glad it's done

  • West of Memphis (2013)

    Echols faced injustice West of Memphis Review by Robert Denerstein: Injustice in West Memphis, Arkansas

  • The Lovely Bones (2010)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Pet peeves and stylistic differences of opinion work against Heavenly Creatures director

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Good casting, a strong subject, yet the movie remains in limbo

  • King Kong (2005)

    Jackson's 800-ton gorilla is too big Review by Matt Anderson: At times ferociously entertaining, but with too many superfluous subplots. Someone rein in Jackson.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Oliphants herald The Return of the King Review by Marty Mapes: Looking at the sum of its parts, The Lord of the Rings is probably the best trilogy ever made