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Rescue Dawn

Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • McFarland, USA (2015)

    Costner coaches in McFarland USA Review by Robert Denerstein: Well intended, modest sports movie separates itself from the pack

  • World Trade Center (2006)

    Nic Cage gets trapped under the World Trade Center Review by Marty Mapes: Packs an emotional wallop. Thankfully, it's all earned and justified.

  • Thank You for Smoking (2006)

    Mr. Butts would like to Thank You For Smoking Review by Matt Anderson: Skewers corporate America in a cute little satire. Too bad the ending simply blows smoke.

  • A History of Violence (2005)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Small-town stereotypes detract from a well-made point by director Cronenberg

  • The Cooler (2003)

    Macy chills in The Cooler Review by Matt Anderson: The story is in turns dramatic, humorous, romantic, and violent, very violent