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  • The Judge (2014)

    Who is Robert Downey Jr to Judge? Review by Robert Denerstein: Verdict on The Judge: a disappointment

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Judge hears a case for Oscar bait but dismisses it for lack of evidence.

  • The Astronaut Farmer (2007)

    Review by Risë Keller: An imperfect but delightful film

  • The Bad News Bears (2005)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Fails to rise above medium-to-low expectations, but it's not a huge mistake

  • The Alamo (2004)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: What was originally intended to be a gritty, R-rated epic devolved into this also-ran

  • Bad Santa (2003)

    Thornton makes one very Bad Santa DVD review by Marty Mapes: The movie has an ugly and hostile heart, but its cynicism is sincere, if that makes sense

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Monster's Ball (2001)

    Billy Bob and Halle have a Monster's Ball Review by Matt Anderson: Monster's Ball would work better as a book

  • The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

    Thornton and Gandolfini face The Man Who Wasn't There Review by Richard Sharp: May be the Coen Brother's best film yet

  • Bandits (2001)

    Billy Bob in Bandits Review by Matt Anderson: Peyton's screenplay takes advantage of the characters' quirks to offer some nice asides about life

  • The Gift (2001)

    Cate Blanchett is cursed with The Gift Review by Marty Mapes: Almost very good, but not quite

  • A Simple Plan (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Three well-meaning men, a planeload of money, and a spiral of doom

  • Sling Blade (1996)

    Some folks call it Sling Blade, I call it a classic Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: One of the best American films from this past decade

  • Tombstone (1993)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Its wagon train gets stuck in the mud, in spite of a stellar cast