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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Max Payne

Max Payne

Sometimes, I think I watch films and review them just to prevent readers from wasting a hundred minutes of their lives. Such is the case here. Perhaps I expected more from Mark Wahlberg and Beau Bridges. Both actors do as well as can be expected in Max Payne, but those expectations are decidedly low. The film looks good, but the visuals carry a certain monotony—perhaps not really a surprise for a film based on a video game. The idea of employing drugs to create fearsome soldiers is interesting, if not new, but the story falls flat and is wholly unconvincing.

*½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2008 • 100 MINUTES
20TH CENTURY FOX • FIRM FILMS • DEPTH ENTERTAINMENT

STARRING
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MARK WAHLBERG

ALSO STARRING
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MILA KUNISBEAU BRIDGESCHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGESCHRIS O’DONNELLDONAL LOGUE

WRITTEN BY
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BEAU THORNE (SCREENPLAY)
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SAM LAKE (BASED ON THE REMEDY ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO GAME BY)

DIRECTED BY
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JOHN MOORE

NO 2008 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Pride and Glory

Pride and Glory

Lolita

Lolita