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Review: 'Mr. Majestyk'

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Mr Majestyk makes a first-reel pretense of dealing with the thorny subject of migrant Chicano farm laborers, but social relevance is soon clobbered by the usual Charles Bronson heroics, here…

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Review: 'Lacombe Lucien'

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Director Louis Malle's film looks at a young farm boy, 17, who drifts into the French Gestapo by ignorance rather than intent. Pic displays the banality of evil and refrains from didactics or heroics.

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Review: 'Daisy Miller'

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Daisy Miller is a dud. Cybill Shepherd is miscast in the title role. Frederic Raphael's adaptation of the Henry James story doesn't play. The period production by Peter Bogdanovich is handsome. But…

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Review: 'Busting'

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Elliott Gould and Robert Blake star as vagrant vice squad detectives, the kind who in real life set law and order back decades. Production is confused, compromised and clumsy.

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Review: 'Big Bad Mama'

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The plotline is flimsy at best, opening circa 1932 with Angie Dickinson posturing as a hard-bitten mother, rum runner, bank robber, jewel thief, kidnapper and queen bee in the sack. Both producer…

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