Tag Archives: Russell Crowe

Gladiator - * * *

Welcome to the madness and mayhem of gladatorial combat, where people line up for miles around to get a glimpse of the fighting on the big screen…or make that the arena floor. Director Ridley Scott ushers in the return of … Continue reading

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The Insider - * * *

Michael Mann directs this drama about Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a tobacco executive who turned whistle blower. Al Pacino will play 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, and Lindsay Crouse will play journalist Sharon Bergman. Diane Venora, Christopher Plummer, Rip Torn, … Continue reading

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Mystery, Alaska - * *

Jay Roach directs this hockey comedy about a small Alaskan town whose local team unexpectedly finds itself in a match against the NY Rangers. Russell Crowe stars as the town’s hockey-playing sheriff, and Mary McCormack will portray his wife, and … Continue reading

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L.A. Confidential - * * * *

It would be easy to label L.A. Confidential a nineties attempt a film noir, but it doesn’t quite fit. That overeager catagorization does a disservice both to the film and to the genre. Sure, the pulpy film takes place in … 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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The Quick and the Dead - * * *

Sam Raimi’s over-the-top homage/sendup of old westerns actually succeeds in making Sharon Stone a believable gunslinger. The plot is rather predictable, however, from the start you know who will face whom in a series of gunfights. And a little bit … Continue reading

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