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Lone Survivor

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 2nd January 2014

The title kind of gives away the ending of this harrowing true story, which is worth a look despite its tendency to exaggerate the heroics. But it's also an unusually well-made military thriller that throws...

Tags: Mark Wahlberg - Taylor Kitsch - Ben Foster - Emile Hirsch - Eric Bana - Alexander Ludwig

Escape Plan

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 17th October 2013

You know not to expect something deep and meaningful when a movie stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and indeed this is pretty much what we expect: a slick thriller that's utterly preposterous but not quite stupid....

Tags: Sylvester Stallone - Arnold Schwarzenegger - Jim Caviezel - Sam Neill - Vinnie Jones - Vincent D'Onofrio

2 Guns

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 15th August 2013

What looks like a rather standard buddy action comedy is elevated by a smarter-than-normal script, skilful direction and surprisingly offhanded chemistry between Washington and Wahlberg. In addition to the usual action chaos, the film lets...

Tags: Denzel Washington - Mark Wahlberg - Paula Patton - Bill Paxton - Edward James Olmos - James Marsden

The Frozen Ground

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 18th July 2013

Even though this crime thriller is based on a true story, it never feels remotely believable. The problem is that writer-director Walker tries far too hard to force the real events into a standard movie...

Tags: Nicolas Cage - John Cusack - Vanessa Hudgens - 50 Cent - Radha Mitchell - Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

Broken City

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 1st March 2013

While this thriller plays with themes of political ethics and ambition, it merely lets them simmer in the background. Director Hughes is clearly much more interested in macho posturing and the convoluted scandal-based plot, so...

Tags: Mark Wahlberg - Russell Crowe - Catherine Zeta Jones - Jeffrey Wright - Barry Pepper - Natalie Martinez

End of Watch

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 23rd November 2012

A strong sense of camaraderie sets this edgy police thriller apart from the crowd. And it's also a change of direction for writer-director David Ayer, who has explored the dark side of police corruption in...

Tags: Jake Gyllenhaal - Michael Pena - Anna Kendrick - America Ferrera - Cody Horn - Natalie Martinez

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