Tag Archives: Gene Hackman

Enemy of the State - * * *

You’re not paranoid if they’re really after you. That’s the message of Enemy of the State, the latest techno-thriller from director Tony Scott who takes an exciting, if exaggerated, look at the lack of privacy in our increasingly technological society. … Continue reading

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Twilight - * * *

Robert Benton has assembled a stellar, mature cast for his latest feature, Twilight, a film noir mystery set amid the fading stars of Hollywood. Paul Newman stars as retired detective Harry Ross. Harry has spent the last couple of years … Continue reading

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Absolute Power - * * *

An abrupt ending mars a strong character-driven thriller in Absolute Power. Clint Eastwood directs and stars as Luther Whitney, a master thief on the brink of retirement. However, before he quits, he pulls one job he probably shouldn’t have. He … Continue reading

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The Chamber - * *

A mostly well acted John Grisham tale can’t hide the fact that it doesn’t really have anything to say. Adam Hall (Chris O’Donnell) is that everpresent staple of Grisham works, the eager young lawyer who tackles a big job. In … Continue reading

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Extreme Measures - * * * 1/2*

Extreme Measures is a rather literate, heart-pounding thriller about ethics and medicine. Hugh Grant stars as Dr. Guy Luthan, a physician in a New York ER. One night, a mysterious homeless man wanders naked into the ER, with even more … Continue reading

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The Birdcage - * * *

It may take a while to get going, but once it does, The Birdcage is a farce to be reckoned with. Robin Williams plays Armand, the gay owner of a South Beach drag club who lives with its effeminate star, … Continue reading

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Get Shorty - * * *

Very enjoyable, though uneven, comedy comparing the world of organized crime to the world of Hollywood high rollers. John Travolta plays Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a love for the movies. Through a quick series of twisty occurances, … 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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