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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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Review: 'Quiz Show'

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A national scandal that arguably inflicted an early wound on the American postwar moral fiber is smoothly dramatized in Robert Redford's Quiz Show, with colorful, bright characters playing out a…

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Review: 'Milk Money'

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The premise of Milk Money could curdle in your stomach, and the execution of the idea is just plain rancid. With a tip of the hat to the performers, this is a misguided comedy with Hall of Shame…

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