Tag Archive: Jeff Bridges

Hell Or High Water

BBBB (out of 5) Two brothers rob a series of banks in quick succession, taking small bills from the front desks of small, poorly guarded branches in dusty Texan towns to avoid stealing traceable… Continue reading

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Winter Kills

BB.5 (out of 5) Fictionalized expose of the JFK assassination would be more palatable if it were either more credible or, conversely, more self-aware of its ridiculous nature.  Jeff Bridges plays the Bobby-esque son… Continue reading

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The Giver

BBB (out of 5) In this humorless update of Logan’s Run, Brenton Thwaites plays a young man who has grown up in a post-apocalyptic society, humanity having perfected cohabitation on a reduced Earth by… Continue reading

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The Door In The Floor

BBB (out of 5) Adapted from part of John Irving’s novel A Widow For One Year, this emotionally staid film stars Jeff Bridges as a children’s book author and painter who hires a writing… Continue reading

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Simpatico

BB.5 (out of 5) Moderately successful character drama is actually an improvement over Sam Shepard’s talky and convoluted play. Jeff Bridges plays a successful Kentucky racehorse mogul whose dirty past is brought back to… Continue reading

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The Mirror Has Two Faces

BBB (out of 5) Barbra Streisand spends two and a half hours trying to get Jeff Bridges to tell her she’s pretty. Should we care?  Actually, it’s a passable movie, easily enjoyable and lightly charming,… Continue reading

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K-PAX

BBB (out of 5) Prote (Kevin Spacey) insists he is an alien visiting Earth from the Planet K-PAX. His psychiatrist (Jeff Bridges) is so impressed by Prote’s knowledge of astronomy and current socio-political… Continue reading

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The Vanishing

BBB (out of 5) American remakes of foreign films are hardly ever as good as their originals, but in this case the insult is further compounded by the fact that the director of… Continue reading

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Seabiscuit

BBB.5 (out of 5) What do an abandoned horse jockey, a grieving millionaire car manufacturer and an unemployed horse whisperer have in common? Fate, for it seems that it will bring them together… Continue reading

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Cutter’s Way

BBBB (out of 5) Exceptional, moody thriller that plays like James Ellroy. While leaving a bar one night, Jeff Bridges witnesses someone throwing something in the trash which turns out to be the body… Continue reading

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Arlington Road

BB (out of 5) Idiotic, arch thriller about a university professor (Jeff Bridges, giving a ridiculous performance) who begins to realize that his next-door neighbours (Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack) are actually terrorists intent… Continue reading

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The Contender

BBBB (out of 5) Joan Allen is fantastic as a woman chosen to take over for the late Vice-President, then plunged into controversy when a story surfaces that she once participated in a gang-bang… Continue reading

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TRON

BBB (out of 5) Good luck making sense of this one.  Jeff Bridges plays an expert hacker whose former colleagues ask his help to break into the computer database of his former employer, the… Continue reading

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TRON: Legacy

BBB (out of 5) A mere twenty-eight years after the incomprehensible original was made, a sequel has come along to compound the confusion and reassure you that, yes, they really can make cool… Continue reading

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal piano players whose gigs are growing slim in number and whose act is… Continue reading

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Jagged Edge

BBB.5 (out of 5) While this film doesn’t offer a murder mystery much different from any popular paperback novel, the experience of going through the colour-by-numbers plot is fun.   Glenn Close is excellent… Continue reading

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The Fisher King

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jeff Bridges plays a radio talk show host who is devastated when a listener misinterprets his advice and commits a heinous crime in a New York restaurant. Quitting his… Continue reading

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White Squall

BBB (out of 5) Ridley Scott’s breathtaking visual style is certainly in evidence in what many people have described as Dead Poets Society meets Captains Courageous, though its episodic story never gels well… Continue reading

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Fearless

BBB.5 (out of 5) Jeff Bridges plays an airplane crash survivor who believes that getting out of the plane without a single scratch convinces him that he is invincible, and now even foods… Continue reading

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R.I.P.D.

BB (out of 5) Ryan Reynolds is a narc who feels bad about stealing pricey gold pieces that he and fellow dirty cop Kevin Bacon snatched while on a raid.  Determined to give… Continue reading

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Iron Man

BBBB (out of 5) Weapons manufacturing tycoon Robert Downey, Jr. is injured during a PR stunt in Afghanistan and ends up a hostage in a terrorist cell. A kindly fellow prisoner brings him… Continue reading

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Final Cut: The Making And Unmaking Of Heaven’s Gate

BBBB (out of 5) In 1979, while Michael Cimino was picking up Academy Awards for The Deer Hunter, he announced his next project would be an epic western about the land conflicts between… Continue reading

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The Morning After

BBB (out of 5) An alcoholic, once-famous actress (Jane Fonda) wakes up to find a murdered man lying next to her in bed. Naturally, this makes her a prime suspect to the crime,… Continue reading

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Fat City

BBBB (out of 5)Atmosphere overrules plot in this unjustifiably forgotten minor classic by John Huston.  Stacy Keach is terrific as a has-been boxer who meets young up and comer Jeff Bridges and suggests… Continue reading

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Crazy Heart

BBBB (out of 5) Tender Mercies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch and The Wrestler have been combined in this indie vehicle for Jeff Bridges, and though that description sounds like the kiss of… Continue reading

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Tucker: The Man And His Dream

BBB (out of 5) Francis Ford Coppola films the life of an American entrepeneur, a man (played by Jeff Bridges) who dreamed of building the kind of car that Americans could faithfully rely… Continue reading

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True Grit (2010)

BBBB (out of 5) Hailee Steinfeld is excellent as a fourteen year-old girl who leaves her rural county to head to the big city afind the man who shot her father. Having deduced… Continue reading

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The Big Lebowski

BB (out of 5) Annoying Coen brothers film about mistaken identity has reprehensible loafer Jeff Bridges taking the heat from kidnappers when he is mistaken for a rich man with the same name… Continue reading

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Heaven’s Gate

B.5 (out of 5) Bleeding heart sentimentality has led many critics to hail this as a misunderstood masterpiece in recent years, but the truth is (and yes, I know better than anyone else)… Continue reading

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Starman

BBB.5 (out of 5) After an alien crash lands on Earth, he finds himself in the home of a young widow (Karen Allen) and takes on the form of her dead husband (Jeff… Continue reading

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The Muse

BB (out of 5) If I were to give Sharon Stone the entire star rating for this film it would rank a five. She’s excellent as a woman claiming to be a real live… Continue reading

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Surf’s Up

BBB (out of 5) Penguin Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) dreams of getting out of his Antarctic town of Shiverpool where no expects him to do anything except take a job working at the… Continue reading

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The Men Who Stare At Goats

BBB (out of 5) Grant Heslov’s humorous adaptation of Peter Straughan’s book is an unfortunate misfire, a brilliantly conceived and packaged film that never equals the sum of its parts. What’s a guy… Continue reading

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The Last Picture Show

BBBB (out of 5) Growing pains in a dusty Texas town are the focus of this beautiful comedy-drama. A group of youngsters find their development towards maturity stunted by the bleakness of their… Continue reading

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Nadine

BB (out of 5) Kim Basinger‘s considerable comedy talents are wasted in this pointless effort by Robert Benton. She plays a daffy hairdresser who has no idea that when she goes to a… Continue reading

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The Last Unicorn

BBBB (out of 5) Elegantly produced animated fable about a unicorn (voiced beautifully by Mia Farrow) who goes on a quest in search of others of her kind, none of whom she has… Continue reading

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Lost In La Mancha

BBB.5 (out of 5) After watching this documentary about the failure to launch of Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote project, you’ll find yourself wondering how films ever get made in the first place. After… Continue reading

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