Tag Archives: Kevin Kline

The Road to El Dorado - * * 1/2*

Animated film set during Spanish conquistador Cortez’s quest for the legendary golden city of El Dorado. Two stable hands (Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline) stow away on a ship bound for the new world, and stumble upon the legendary City … Continue reading

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Wild Wild West - * 1/2*

Ah, the Old West…a time filled with dusty gunslingers, dirty scoundrels, rocket powered bicycles, and giant mechanical machines of destruction. Something is wrong here. That something is the remake of the television series, The Wild Wild West (newly rechristened without … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - * * *

Not to be confused with all those other Midsummer Night’s Dreams out there, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an adaptation of, you guessed it, William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Boasting a star-studded cast, Michael Hoffman’s adaptation is mostly faithful … Continue reading

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The Ice Storm - * * *

In his next film since Sense and Sensibility, director Ang Lee tackles another literary project, though this one is radically different. The Ice Storm is based on the novel by Rick Moody, a snapshot of Thanksgiving weekend, 1973. Ice Storm … Continue reading

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In & Out - * * *

A man questioning his own sexuality does not seem like the ideal topic for a comedy. But with a good script, and plenty of humor, In & Out tackles this touchy subject matter with aplomb. Howard Brackett is the high … Continue reading

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Fierce Creatures - * * *

Fierce Creatures is a wryly hillarious comedy that’s not a sequel, but from the same team of actors behind A Fish Called Wanda. Kevin Kline stars as media mogul Rod McCain who buys a small British zoo. Soon, a bumbling … Continue reading

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Looking for Richard - * * * 1/2*

What is Shakespeare? Why are his works so reknowned, and why is it so difficult to successfully deliver one of his plays to an American audience? These are a few of the questions Al Pacino poses and attempts to answer … Continue reading

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame - * * * *

Highly entertaining and inventive animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel. Tom Hulce provides the voice for Quasimodo, the title character. As a babe, his gypsy mother is slain by the evil Judge Frollo (Tony Jay), but the archdeacon (David … Continue reading

Posted in 1996, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

French Kiss - * * *

Kevin Kline steals the show in this warm and humorous romantic comedy. Interesting characters and good dialogue more than compensate for a cliched subplot about a stolen jewel.

Posted in 1995, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment