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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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Anthony Hopkins

  • Noah (2014)

    Crowe gets his Noah on Review by Robert Denerstein: Aronofsky makes an intermittently arresting Bible movie

  • Hitchcock (2012)

    Hopkins says Good Evening to Hitchcock Review by Marty Mapes: Mainstream telling of the making of Psycho is missing part of the story

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't cut deep enough

  • The Rite (2011)

    Hopkins trains for The Rite Review by Robert Denerstein: Predictable and exaggerated, with some minor saving graces

  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Yeah, Woody, we know already

  • Fracture (2007)

    Hopkins' plausibility suffers a Fracture Review by Matt Anderson: A lot of talent is squandered when Fracture makes some boneheaded moves

  • The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Anthony Hopkins plays his usual self; and he's good; but it's all this movie has to offer

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Alexander (2004)

    For no reason, Anthony Hopkins narrates Alexander Review by Marty Mapes: Doesn't earn the right to be three hours long

  • The Human Stain (2003)

    Kidman loves Hopkins, The Human Stain Review by Marty Mapes: Hopkins and Kidman, both Oscar winners, give outstanding performances, but they are miscast

  • Bad Company (2002)

    Rock and Hopkins make for some Bad Company Review by Heather Wadowski: Brilliant casting and an action-packed script make Bad Company a summer movie worth seeing

  • Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

    Anthony Hopkins pumps Hearts in Atlantis Review by Marty Mapes: Hopkins "shines" in Scott Hicks's otherwise-forgettable nostalgia trip

  • Hannibal (2001)

    Julianne Moore takes aim at Hannibal Review by Matt Anderson: Hopkins can't salvage the soufflé

  • Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

    How Jim Carrey Stole The Grinch Review by Matt Anderson

  • Shadowlands (1993)

    Review by Marty Mapes: One of Hopkins' best performances as forlorn author C.S. Lewis