Tag Archive: Bruce Willis

The Expendables 2

BB.5 (out of 5) The wonderful multipack of eighties action stars that made up The Expendables was too irrepressibly fun a concept to be denied a sequel, and their return is a most welcome… Continue reading

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Altman

BBBB (out of 5) Ron Mann gives a wonderful overview of the career of filmmaker Robert Altman, the American auteur who reached his height at a time when the notable artists of singular vision… Continue reading

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Disney’s The Kid

BBBB (out of 5) Delightful comedy romp about a middle-aged image consultant with no hope (Bruce Willis) who suddenly gets a jolt in his system when he’s visited by himself as a child… Continue reading

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Unbreakable

BB.5 (out of 5) M. Night Shyamalan must have thought the intensity in his previous classic thriller The Sixth Sense was the result of having everyone speak in a low hush from the depths… Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Surprisingly creepy thriller about a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who is terrorized by his ability to see dead people walking around just as well as he sees the… Continue reading

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Breakfast Of Champions

B.5 (out of 5) Raucously noisy adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s popular novel that has Bruce Willis giving an excellent performance in what is otherwise a really brutal mess. He plays a car salesman whose… Continue reading

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Mortal Thoughts

BBBB (out of 5) Riveting thriller is a rare example of genre work from director Alan Rudolph, one of his best and most interesting films. Placing the emphasis on character development, the film… Continue reading

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Planet Terror

BBBB (out of 5) The other half of the original Grindhouse double feature that has been extended and released separately on DVD. Robert Rodriguez’s zombie-themed creature feature is far superior to Tarantino’s Death… Continue reading

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The Whole Nine Yards

BB.5 (out of 5) Lame comedy that has its peak moments but not enough to really leave an impression.  Bruce Willis is a hit man hiding out in Montreal who gets caught up in… Continue reading

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Hudson Hawk

BB (out of 5) You’re better off watching a spoof of action movies like Hot Shots than watching a lame action film that tries to be funny and never succeeds. Bruce Willis plays… Continue reading

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Fast Food Nation

BBB (out of 5) A globally urgent message and a collection of superb performances can’t make a classic out of Richard Linklater’s adaptation of Eric Schlosser’s non-fiction book.  Greg Kinnear plays an executive for… Continue reading

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Bandits

BBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant characters brought to life by fine actors make this Barry Levinson comedy a must-see. Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis are two escaped convicts who literally become famous overnight as… Continue reading

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Looper

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Near the end of the twentieth century, hit men known as “loopers” are hired by mobsters from the future to kill the men they send back in time.  As… Continue reading

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Hart’s War

BB.5 (out of 5) A United States soldier (Colin Farrell) is caught during a secret World War II operation in Germany and is sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. There he meets with resistance… Continue reading

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Look Who’s Talking

BBB.5 (out of 5) From the delightful opening scene of this movie, with millions of sperm rush into Kirstie Alley‘s fallopian tubes like a bunch of guys rushing for good seats at a sports game,… Continue reading

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Look Who’s Talking Too

B (out of 5) Sequels are often inferior to their originals, but even the worst sequels should be somewhat better than this piece of trash. The original Look Who’s Talking featured a silly… Continue reading

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Die Hard 2

BBBB (out of 5) Endlessly fun sequel to John McTiernan’s genre-breaking action film, with Bruce Willis once again playing the wisecracking super cop who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. This… Continue reading

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Color Of Night

B (out of 5) Laughably bad sex thriller stars Bruce Willis as a psychiatrist left blind to the colour red after one of his more unstable patients commits suicide in front of him and… Continue reading

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Twelve Monkeys

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Based on Chris Marker’s terrifying experimental short film La Jetee, the deliciously weird narrative of this film follows Bruce Willis as he travels back in time from the future to… Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her

BBB (out of 5) Funny, fast-paced slapstick black comedy directed with melodramatic verve by Robert Zemeckis, this film succeeds mostly because of its stars. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn have been best friends… Continue reading

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Tears Of The Sun

BB.5 (out of 5) Bruce Willis stated that he made this film as a way of showing support for President George W. Bush’s desire to launch a massive attack on Iraq. He plays a… Continue reading

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Die Hard With A Vengeance

BBB (out of 5) Probably the least entertaining of the first three Die Hard films, and the most uneven to boot, but still a pretty good action movie that doesn’t play too easily… Continue reading

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Die Hard

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Action-packed, exciting tower-of-terrors movie that features Bruce Willis in the role that made him a movie superstar. What do you need when German terrorists take a Japanese-owned California building… Continue reading

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Rugrats Go Wild

BBB (out of 5) Those crazy nursery imps are back, and this time you get two adventures for the price of one. While the little Rugrats are wandering through the jungle after having… Continue reading

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Sunset

BB (out of 5) Blake Edwards does nothing to improve upon the disaster of Blind Date with this equally tepid film about Hollywood in the silent era. Bruce Willis is terrible as real-life… Continue reading

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Blind Date

B (out of 5) Totally charmless piece of garbage from Blake Edwards, a man who should definitely have known better. Kim Basinger is hilarious (particularly in the first third of the film) as… Continue reading

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In Country

B (out of 5) Emily Lloyd plays a Kentucky teenager who has grown up in the shadow of the Vietnam war, having lost her father to it and living with a veteran (Bruce… Continue reading

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The Story Of Us

BB.5 (out of 5) Brave performances by Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis highlight what is otherwise a pretty run-of-the-mill marriage drama, about a couple trying to survive what is a very bitter divorce.… Continue reading

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

BB (out of 5) Brian DePalma makes a huge mess of Tom Wolfe’s extremely popular bestselling novel, but what probably marks this film as such a famous bomb were the circumstances surrounding it… Continue reading

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The Jackal

BB.5 (out of 5) Remake of Fred Zinnemann’s Day of the Jackal tries to update the original story’s political climate to today but ends up being a routine thriller with nothing original to offer. Bruce… Continue reading

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Alpha Dog

BBB.5 (out of 5) Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los Angeles drug dealer… Continue reading

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Sin City

BB.5 (out of 5) “Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything”, the saying goes. Everything, that is, unless you’re looking for women who aren’t badly dressed… Continue reading

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Pulp Fiction

BBBB (out of 5) Independent film became a truly commercial entity when Quentin Tarantino’s brilliant drama hit the big screens and took audiences by storm. It’s an epic piece about low-level gangsters, a… Continue reading

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The Fifth Element

BBB (out of 5) Highly imaginative and colourful science-fiction film has an unnecessarily complicated plot but a lively visual style. Bruce Willis is a futuristic-metropolis cab driver living in a minuscule condo unit who thinks… Continue reading

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Nobody’s Fool

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Terrific family drama, with Paul Newman as a construction worker who abandoned wife and kids decades earlier when life got too complicated for him. Now he lives blocks away from his family… Continue reading

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Moonrise Kingdom

BB.5 (out of 5) Wes Anderson creates another ode to the language of quirk with this disaffected tale of young love between pre-teens. A socially uncomfortable young man spending the summer with Anderson’s… Continue reading

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Mercury Rising

BB.5 (out of 5) Anyone looking to spend an easy two hours with their favourite action hero will have a good time. Bruce Willis is his usual reluctant hero self, forced to protect a… Continue reading

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Armageddon

BB (out of 5) When a giant asteroid heading straight towards Earth is discovered by scientists, the American government quickly puts together a drilling team to go up into outer space and blast… Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

BB.5 (out of 5) Joaquin Phoenix announced to the press in 2009 that he was done with acting and would be transitioning to his new career as a rap artist. As revealed by this… Continue reading

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Live Free Or Die Hard

BB.5 (out of 5) Bruce Willis makes an attempt to get back on top of the action game by resurrecting a franchise after twelve years. Years after his divorce from his wife, he is… Continue reading

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A Good Day To Die Hard

B.5 (out of 5) Even the most ardent and uncritical fan of action movies will have a tough time wrapping their brain around this convoluted lunacy, evidence of a breakdown in the gene… Continue reading

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Four Rooms

0 (out of 5) Here’s an all-time low in film comedy, and there are four directors responsible for it. Alexandre Rockwell, Allison Anders, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have all written and directed… Continue reading

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The Player

BBBB (out of 5) Robert Altman’s most popular film in years pokes extremely good fun at the immoral nature of moviemaking. Tim Robbins is brilliant as a soulless studio executive who, between rounds of turning… Continue reading

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