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John Travolta

  • Savages (2012)

    Kitsch is one of the Savages Review by Robert Denerstein: Oliver Stone gets his groove back

  • Wild Hogs (2007)

    Three middle-aged guys drag their Wild Hogs across country Review by Matt Anderson: A middle-brow crowd pleaser that keeps the laughs flowing steadilyy before taking a goofy detour

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The movie manages to stay on course but the DVD's extra features are road kill

  • Be Cool (2005)

    Be Cool, John and Uma Review by Matt Anderson: Be Cool works as pure glossy entertainment

  • The Punisher (2004)

    Thomas Jane crowns himself The Punisher Review by Marty Mapes: Too cruel to be fun

  • Basic (2003)

    Travolta gets back to Basic Review by Marty Mapes: I had to take on faith that the plot could, theoretically, be made sense of

  • Swordfish (2001)

    John Travolta's password is Swordfish Review by Marty Mapes: The explodin'est movie of the year

  • A Civil Action (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Phenomenon (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    Travolta catches Saturday Night Fever DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Travolta is charismatic on the screen, but is also able to disappear into the role