Tag Archives: Bruce Willis

The Story of Us - * *

Rob Reiner directs this romantic comedy starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, a couple trying to put the spark back into their marriage. Paul Reiser, Julie Haggerty, Rob Reiner, Tim Matheson, Rita Wilson, Betty White and Red Buttons also star. … Continue reading

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The Sixth Sense - * *

1999 has seen the strong return of supernatural films, and millennium fever means there are even more in the pipeline. The Sixth Sense is the latest supernatural drama, and it had good promise. Unfortunately, the atmosphere of the film can’t … Continue reading

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The Whole Nine Yards - * * 1/2*

Jonathan Lynn directs this comedy from Mitchell Kapner’s script. Bruce Willis stars as mobster Jimmy “The Tulip”, who enters the witness protection program. When his suburban neighbors learn of his identity, they are unwittingly seduced by the life of organized … Continue reading

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The Siege - * * *

What steps are necessary to control domestic terrorism? How far do you go to combat an evil that hides among us? Those are among the questions that are asked by The Siege, a political thriller which goes a bit deeper … Continue reading

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Armageddon - * *

Armageddon, the second of this year’s death-from-above thrillers (the first being Deep Impact), has entered our atmosphere. And though it hardly fizzles out in the atmosphere, it is far from being a global killer. Just to give you an example … Continue reading

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Mercury Rising - *

Bruce Willis needs to stay away from straightforward action pictures. Mercury Rising adds to a growing list (including such stinkers as The Jackal, Last Man Standing, Striking Distance and The Last Boy Scout) of stale actioners he has headlined. And … Continue reading

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The Jackal - *

The Jackal is a sloppy, sloppy thriller (and not in terms of blood and gore). Characters get tangled, the plots vanish without a trace, and even the action sequences seem second-hand. After the FBI assists the Russian government pin a … Continue reading

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The Fifth Element - * * *

The best science fiction films manage to create a unique world, populated with rich characters and coherent to its own logic. The Fifth Element only meets these goals partway. It creates a visually intriguing setting, but adds rudimentary characters and … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing - * 1/2*

Last Man Standing is a bleak remake of Akira Kurasawa’s film Yojimbo (previously remade as A Fistful of Dollars). Bruce Willis stars as John Smith, a drifter in the Prohibition era wandering south through Texas on his way to Mexico. … Continue reading

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12 Monkeys - * * * 1/2*

Coherent chaos abounds in this time-travel/virus thriller by the visionary Terry Gilliam. Bruce Willis is James Cole, a convict in the year 2035. In late 1996, a deadly virus wiped out most of the human race, forcing the few survivors … Continue reading

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