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Review: 'Speed'

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Although it hits any number of gaping credibility potholes on its careening journey around Los Angeles, Speed still manages to deliver the goods as a no-stop actioner that scarcely pauses to take a…

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Review: 'F.T.W.'

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Mickey Rourke does better in the rodeo ring than in the arena of life in F.T.W., a mostly ho-hum cross between a modern cowboy yarn and a lovers-on-the-run crime saga. Quiet, even delicate mood set…

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Review: 'The River Wild'

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The characters and the audience take a wild ride in The River Wild, a tense, sharply made thriller about a family held hostage during a river rafting vacation. Pic marks a career watershed for Meryl…

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Review: 'Il Postino'

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Late Italo actor Massimo Troisi bows out with an affecting performance in The Postman, a sad-sweet tale of a simple Mediterranean islander whose life is forever changed by his friendship with an…

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Review: 'Dumb & Dumber'

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There's not a lot of brain work involved in Dumb & Dumber, a flat-out celebration of stupidity, bodily functions and pratfalls. Yet the wholeheartedness of this descent into crude and rude humor is…

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Review: 'Mixed Nuts'

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The holiday spirit goes into life-threatening cardiac arrest with the Christmas-themed comedy Mixed Nuts. Based on a French hit [movie, Jean-Marie Poire's 1982 Le pere Noel est une ordure], it's lost…

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Review: 'The Ref'

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Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer's first production for Disney is a high-concept comedy [from a screen story by co-scripter Marie Weiss] that mixes O. Henry's chestnut Ransom of Red Chief with…

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Review: 'I.Q.'

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The conceit of this 1950s-set yarn is that the world's most famous scientist, Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau), realizes that his egghead niece is in need of some heart massaging. She has a stuffy…

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