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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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Mel Gibson

  • Edge of Darkness (2010)

    Gibson peeks around the Edge of Darkness Review by Robert Denerstein: Gibson lends credibility to a complicated revenge saga

  • Apocalypto (2006)

    Language? Culture? History? Apocalypto focuses on the weapons instead DVD review by Marty Mapes: Apocalypto is a very ambitious movie, but not because of the weapons

  • The Passion of the Christ (2004)

    Jim Caviezel is the latest to act out The Passion Review by Marty Mapes: The action-movie answer to the life of Jesus

  • Signs (2002)

    Shyamalan's Signs lead you where he wants you to go Review by Marty Mapes: Things are not so simplistic as Shyamalan tries to make them

  • The Million Dollar Hotel (2001)

    Milla and Bono inhabit The Million Dollar Hotel Review by Matt Anderson: Mel Gibson stars in Wim Wenders' production of Bono's story

  • What Women Want (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Gibson's charming, effervescent, performance makes the movie

  • The Patriot (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Chicken Run (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: I'd almost call the middle third of the film boring, except that Park's style is irresistible

  • Ransom (1996)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Pocahontas (1995)

    Disney Disneyfies Pocahontas DVD review by Andrea Birgers: A serious story with show tunes a wacky animal sidekicks