Tag Archives: Robert DeNiro

Flawless - * 1/2*

Joel Schumacher directs this comedy-drama from his own script. A retired security guard (Robert DeNiro) suffers a stroke. His rehabilitation involves singing lessons…from the drag queen next door (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Rory Cochrane, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne … Continue reading

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Analyze This - * * *

Analyze This at first seems like the perfect example of a high concept comedy, able to be summarized in a mere sentence fragment: mob boss seeks therapy. But, on further analysis, the movie proves to be atypical. It’s actually funny. … Continue reading

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Ronin - * * 1/2*

Ronin takes the concept of the generic spy thriller to new heights. In the post-Cold War atmosphere, it doesn’t matter who the bad guys are (as long as they’re sufficiently bad), nor who the good guys are (as long as … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Expectations - *

I’ll be the first to admit it. When you mention the book Great Expectations, I immediately begin experiencing flashbacks to junior high English class, where I was confronted with a torturously boring book filled with people with such nonsensical names … Continue reading

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Wag the Dog - * * * 1/2*

Director Barry Levinson has crafted a wickedly funny political satire, that, while consistently tickling your funny bone, rings astoundingly true. The President of the United States has a problem. The election is only a few days away, and a devastating … Continue reading

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Jackie Brown - * * 1/2*

Quentin Tarantino finally has rolled around to directing another feature film after hitting the big time with Pulp Fiction. This time around he is adapting the Elmore Leonard novel Rum Punch (with a couple of significant character changes), rechristened Jackie … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cop Land - * * *

The latest Sylvester Stallone film isn’t much like a Sylvester Stallone film. Sure, Stallone plays the good guy, and bullets occassionally fly, but there are actually characters and a plot involved here! Cop Land is, at its heart, a morality … Continue reading

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Sleepers - * * * 1/2*

Sleepers is a powerfully acted revenge flick. It starts out in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of west side Manhattan in the mid-1960s. Four boys, Michael (Brad Renfro), Shakes (Joe Perrino), John (Geoff Wigdor) and Tommy (Jonathan Tucker), form a strong … Continue reading

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

The Fan - *

The Fan is an overly blatant thriller that strikes out. Robert DeNiro is Gil Renard (another of DeNiro’s trademark psychos), a knife salesman by trade, but a fanatic baseball fan. He is especially pleased when his hometown San Francisco Giants … Continue reading

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

Heat - * * * *

Excellent crime drama. Robert DeNiro is criminal mastermind Neil McCauley, an expert in split-second high-stakes robberies. Al Pacino is Vincent Hanna, an obsessive cop who will stop at nothing to nab his man. When McCauley and crew come to town … Continue reading

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