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  • Rescue Dawn (2007)

    Bale awaits his Rescue Dawn Review by Marty Mapes: Herzog's POW movie doesn't have swagger. It has bravery, cunning, and triumph, tempered by reality.

  • Chicken Little (2005)

    The sky and the curtain are falling on Chicken Little Review by Matt Anderson: Lightweight humor would be more at home in the slimefest of some Nickelodeon TV show

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Should've spent a little more time in Disney's incubator

  • Sahara (2005)

    Girl, Hero, and Sidekick set out on the Sahara Review by Marty Mapes: Boat chases, gunfights, and stunts galore

  • National Security (2003)

    Martin Lawrence bolsters National Security Review by Marty Mapes: National Security just isn't good enough to be buoyed by Lawrence and an above-average script

  • Chelsea Walls (2001)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Dull and lifeless, particularly for a film that tries to celebrate the inspiration art provides

  • Joy Ride (2001)

    Leelee Sobieski is in for a Joy Ride Review by Marty Mapes: Watch the trailer, skip the movie

  • Happy, Texas (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes