Tag Archives: Denzel Washington

The Hurricane - * * *

Wrongful impisonment movies are a dime a dozen. In fact, in most prison movies, the protagonist is innocent of all wrongdoing. At first, The Hurricane follows meekly along with the trend. However, a spectacular lead performance, and an invigorating second … Continue reading

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The Bone Collector - * 1/2*

Ever since Hannibal Lecter energized the screen in Silence of the Lambs, or perhaps ever since Norman Bates appeared in Psycho, Hollywood has had a morbid fascination with the serial killer. This strange affair has created several great films (such … 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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He Got Game - * * 1/2*

Spike Lee tackles the subject of basketball in his new movie, He Got Game. However, this isn’t your traditional basketball movie (in fact, aside from short clips, the game is only played once during the movie). Instead, the film works … Continue reading

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Fallen - * *

How’s this for a plot: cop stalks supernatural body-swapping entity. No, it’s not a remake of The First Power, but it is Fallen, an mostly unsuccessful thriller whose good cast can’t overcome a bad script. Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) … Continue reading

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The Preacher’s Wife - * *

The Preacher’s Wife is a feel-good comedy that doesn’t quite work. The stars and music are appealing, but the comedy in the film never quite gels. Courtney B. Vance is Henry Biggs, a preacher in the broken down church of … Continue reading

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Courage Under Fire - * * *

Courage Under Fire is a thought-provoking Gulf War drama, examining the true nature of courage and honor. Denzel Washington portrays Lt. Colonel Nat Serling, who is instructed to investigate a Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), the … Continue reading

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Devil in a Blue Dress - * * * 1/2*

A stylish thriller about race, politics, murder and scandal in the 1940s. Denzel Washington plays Easy Rawlins, an ex-G.I. who becomes an amateur private investigator when a mysterious man asks him to look for the missing fiancee of an ex-mayoral … Continue reading

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Virtuosity - * *

Disappointing action movie which doesn’t ever fully exploit the possibilities of its premise: a complex artificial intelligence amalgamation of 183 killers escapes from virtual reality in the body of a regenerating android (sort of an extroverted T-1000). However, the direction … Continue reading

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Crimson Tide - * * * 1/2*

Well written suspenseful submarine drama. Not quite as good as The Hunt for Red October, but it comes close at times. My only complaint was that, although Gene Hackman’s character was humanized, Denzel Washington’s point of view was obviously the … Continue reading

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