Tag Archives: Robert Duvall

A Civil Action - * * *

Not your typical legal drama, A Civil Action eschews grandiose cinematic gestures in favor of a slightly more grounded (and definitely more cynical) interpretation of the legal process. It provides an always interesting, and sometimes fascinating, glimpse inside the workings … Continue reading

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Deep Impact - * * 1/2*

The first of the dueling disaster pics has hit! Deep Impact has beat its competitor, Armageddon, by nearly two months. Gunning to be the more thoughtful of the two, Deep Impact does manage to deliver a few thrills, but it … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man - * * *

Doing a John Grisham film seems to be the trendy way these days for an artistic director to make a commercial film. First Francis Ford Coppola tackled The Rainmaker, which is still the finest adaptation of any of Grisham’s works. … Continue reading

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The Apostle - * * 1/2*

The Apostle is Robert Duvall’s first attempt at writing and directing, and it shows. He gives a powerful performance with a memorable character, but perhaps a little distance from his work might have made a better movie. Texas-born Euliss “Sonny” … Continue reading

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Phenomenon - * * *

Phenomenon is a touching tearjerker that actually has some depth. John Travolta stars as George Malley, a nice normal guy in the small town of Harmon, California. He’s the slow paced, good natured auto mechanic…friend to most in town. On … Continue reading

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A Family Thing - * * 1/2*

A Family Thing is an unusual comedy-drama that focuses on racial divisions and family relations. Robert Duvall is Earl, a stubborn good old boy from Arkansas. When his momma dies, she reveals that he isn’t her son. Earl was the … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter - *

Pitiful loose interpretation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of adultery and its implications. Demi Moore portrays Hester Prynne. The movie opens as she arrives in the New World to purchase a house and prepare for her husband’s arrival. She meets … Continue reading

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