Tag Archive: Morgan Freeman

Lucy

BBB.5 (out of 5) Scarlett Johansson has been recklessly partying in Taipei with her new boyfriend, all fun and games until he drags her to a ritzy hotel and asks her to deliver a… Continue reading

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The Lego Movie

BBB (out of 5) A nameless face in the crowd dreams of being unique, and thanks to luck and happenstance ends up becoming the hero for a nation: it’s a tale as old… Continue reading

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Glory

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This fantastic Civil War drama looks at the very first African-American regiment in the United States army. It intelligently explores the outside atmosphere that influenced this move on the… Continue reading

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Along Came A Spider

BB.5 (out of 5) This follow-up to Kiss The Girls is a diverting thriller, but not in any way an intelligent one save for the classy performance by Morgan Freeman in the lead role.… Continue reading

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Evan Almighty

B (out of 5) If there is a God, he should do more to help prevent movies like these. In this semi-sequel to the box office hit Bruce Almighty, Steve Carell fills in for… Continue reading

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Bruce Almighty

BB (out of 5) Jim Carrey continues to go the family-friendly (aka most financially lucrative) route with his latest comedy, and the results are hardly worthy of Liar Liar or The Grinch. He plays… Continue reading

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The Sum Of All Fears

BB.5 (out of 5) In Israel, a nuclear bomb long thought lost in the desert sands has gone missing; in Russia the American CIA led by Morgan Freeman is investigating the disappearance of three… Continue reading

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Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves

BBBB (out of 5) Even the simplest of history buffs can point out the many inaccuracies and inconsistencies in this rousing film adventure, starting with the decidedly non-British performance by lead Kevin Costner.… Continue reading

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Batman Begins

BBBB (out of 5) The winged rodent superhero is back, and he’s a sight for sore eyes in this dark, brooding and exciting adventure by Memento‘s Christopher Nolan. Giving us more insight into… Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises

BBB (out of 5) It has been eight years since the events of The Dark Knight and we find Bruce Wayne a broken, downtrodden man; physically he is destroyed, financially he is spiraling… Continue reading

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The Dark Knight

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Darker days ahead for a Gotham City that is so over with crime that cops are dressing up like the Caped Crusader in an effort to step up his… Continue reading

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Deep Impact

BB.5 (out of 5) The insults to human intelligence that hurl themselves your way one after the other in this loser action film are way deadlier than the meteor that threatens to destroy… Continue reading

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Unleashed (Danny The Dog)

BB (out of 5) Gang boss Bob Hoskins has raised Jet Li from a young boy to think of himself more or less as a pet dog. His emotional needs are never attended to and… Continue reading

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Nurse Betty

BBBB (out of 5) Renee Zellweger is brilliant as a young waitress married to a bum of a car dealer who witnesses hit men murdering her husband in her kitchen, and in a state… Continue reading

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March Of The Penguins (The Emperor’s Journey) (La Marche de l’Empereur)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Having been given the short shrift in Jacques Perrin’s documentary Winged Migration, the flightless birds of the earth’s coldest shores now have their own star vehicle in this absolutely… Continue reading

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Amistad

BB.5 (out of 5) Overlong and patronizing account of a slave ship bound for Jamaica, whose passengers revolt with the intent of returning to Africa but end up in 19th-century Massachusetts instead. Now… Continue reading

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War Of The Worlds

BBB.5 (out of 5) Thrilling remake of the Oscar-winning 1953 adaptation of the H.G. Wells story, which was first made famous by Orson Welles’ radio broadcast on Hallowe’en of 1938. While the basic… Continue reading

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The Long Way Home

BBBB (out of 5) In this excellent documentary, Mark Jonathan Harris tells the story of what happened to holocaust survivors when World War II ended and the camps were liberated. While most films… Continue reading

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Outbreak

BBBB (out of 5) When an adorable simian is brought to America from Africa illegally on a barge, it spreads a terrible virus in a small American town that kills residents and calls… Continue reading

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An Unfinished Life

BB.5 (out of 5) Nothing you haven’t seen a million times before; estranged family members who have been thrown apart by tragedy are reunited by circumstances and learn to become a whole from… Continue reading

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High Crimes

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing courtroom thriller has an excellent Ashley Judd capitalizing on her success two years earlier in Double Jeopardy.  She plays a successful attorney married to a really nice guy (Jim… Continue reading

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Kiss The Girls

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine thriller has Ashley Judd escape the clutches of a serial killer and help a detective (a stalwart Morgan Freeman), who is himself investigating the disappearance of his beloved niece,… Continue reading

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Dreamcatcher

BB (out of 5) Idiotic science-fiction film that begins enjoyably by hanging off the appealing interplay between its four main characters, then shucks them off in favour of hideous gore and cheesy special… Continue reading

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The Pawnbroker

BBBB (out of 5) A Holocaust survivor (Rod Steiger), the only member of his family to escape from the camps alive, now lives in 1960s New York and owns a pawn shop. The… Continue reading

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Moll Flanders

BBB (out of 5) Writer-director Pen Densham has taken Daniel Defoe’s literary heroine and fashioned his own original story based on her character. Sound like the unashamed rape of a classic? Well, it’s… Continue reading

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

BB (out of 5) Brian DePalma definitely made 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… Continue reading

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Chain Reaction

BB.5 (out of 5) Routine thriller makes for pleasant and brainless viewing. Keanu Reeves stars as a nuclear fission expert who, along with his scientific research team, stumbles on the ability to create… Continue reading

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The Shawshank Redemption

BBBB (out of 5) Powerful drama based on the short story Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. Tim Robbins innocently goes to prison for the murder of his wife and… Continue reading

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Invictus

BBB.5 (out of 5) Nelson Mandela is released from prison after twenty seven years as a political prisoner, and goes on to become the first democratically elected President of South Africa by an… Continue reading

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Unforgiven

BBBB (out of 5) A brothel in a tiny Wyoming frontier town becomes a den of revenge after a client viciously attacks a woman by cutting up her face.  The sheriff of Big… Continue reading

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Seven

BB.5 (out of 5) Skillful editing and a decidedly menacing tone are to be commended in this serial-killer thriller, but the film also has the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman… Continue reading

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The Life Before This

BB (out of 5) Ineffectual drama that attempts an examination of the nature of circumstances. In the opening scene, a bakery is robbed and people are killed in the mayhem that ensues. Following that,… Continue reading

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54

BB (out of 5) Mark Christopher makes a valiant attempt to recapture the freewheeling world of drugs and sex that made up a good part of the Studio 54 experience in the seventies,… Continue reading

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Million Dollar Baby

BBBBB (out of 5) It’s a cliché as old as the hills: aging mentor with a spotted past rejects the kid who wants to be a champ. The kid gets into the mentor’s… Continue reading

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Driving Miss Daisy

BBBB.5 (out of 5) After she gets into a car accident, a Jewish octogenarian (Jessica Tandy) in the American south of the 1930s gives in to her concerned son’s demand that she let… Continue reading

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Wanted

0.5 (out of 5) You suspect you might be watching an adolescent male fantasy disguised as a movie when this one starts…and then Angelina Jolie shows up in a revealing dress and dangerous tattoos… Continue reading

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The Big Bounce

BB (out of 5) Painfully weak adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s first crime novel after a series of westerns.  Owen Wilson unconvincingly plays a petty criminal who is fired from his job on a Hawaiian… Continue reading

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Oblivion

BB (out of 5) It is years after a battle with aliens has destroyed life on planet earth, including destroying the moon, whose pieces hang in the sky like a spilled pile of… Continue reading

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Gone Baby Gone

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This adaptation of the novel by Denis Lahane (Mystic River, how much fun is this guy to be around) is a sharply acted and directed mystery-thriller that has as… Continue reading

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