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  • In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

    Howard animates In the Heart of the Sea Review by Robert Denerstein: You'll be better off re-reading Moby-Dick than watching this soggy adaptation of the source material

    Review by Matt Anderson: A well-crafted yarn documenting the true-life disaster that inspired Moby Dick.

  • The Dilemma (2011)

    No dilmma here: skip it Review by Robert Denerstein: In spite of the talent, The Dilemma misfires

    Review by Matt Anderson: Like getting an electric car to roar, good comedy's not easy.

  • Angels & Demons (2009)

    Hanks faces his Angels & Demons Review by Matt Anderson: Rises above standard popcorn fare and serves as grist for lots of post-movie chatter

  • Frost/Nixon (2008)

    David tries to Frost Nixon Review by Marty Mapes: The best boxing movie of 2008; with words and wits instead of gloves and fists

  • The Da Vinci Code (2006)

    Tautou and Hanks crack The Da Vinci Code Review by Matt Anderson: The book's a lark. The movie's an albatross.

  • Cinderella Man (2005)

    Crowe boxes like a Cinderella Man Review by Matt Anderson: Lacks the integrity and determination of its inspiration

  • The Missing (2003)

    Even with Blanchett, something is Missing Review by Marty Mapes: Too cinematic to be genuine

  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    DVD review by Heather Wadowski: A two-disc awards edition worthy of being attached to 2001's Best Picture

    Review by Marty Mapes

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

    How Jim Carrey Stole The Grinch Review by Matt Anderson

  • EDtv (1999)

    Review by Andrea Birgers

  • Ransom (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Splash (1984)

    DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: For a movie made 20 years ago, Splash has aged wonderfully

  • Rush

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Howard opts for excitement over subltety in his Formula One movie. Why not?

    Review by Matt Anderson: In Rush director Ron Howard strikes on truisms that resonate.