Tag Archives: Russell Crowe

754 – Noah (***1/2)

Despite a familiar story, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is dramatically compelling and visually staggering, featuring solid performances that are outdone by the special effects, particularly the excess of water. Even with a big budget, Aronofsky doesn’t ignore the importance of plot … Continue reading

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610 – The Next Three Days (**)

A community-college professor, convinced that his incarcerated wife is innocent of murder, concocts a scheme to bust her out. He has no experience in, well, anything – a true antihero if there ever was one. Is there any doubt that … Continue reading

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599 – Robin Hood (**1/2)

If I had to use just one word to describe the new Robin Hood film, I wouldn’t be able to do it. There is plenty to like about the movie, but if you are looking for much resembling the legend … Continue reading

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447 – Body of Lies

In a role that’s tailor made for his preening, self-involved public persona, Leonardo DiCaprio plays an intense CIA agent who doesn’t play by the rules in his fight against terrorism in the Middle East. Russell Crowe is his slovenly Langley-based … Continue reading

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446 – State of Play

In this complicated but slightly above-average political thriller, a rumpled newspaper reporter (Russell Crowe) unearths a conpiracy involving an old friend, a sitting congressman (Ben Affleck); the politician’s murdered mistress; a private-security corporation; low-rent drug dealers; and adultery. Crowe’s grim, … Continue reading

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