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Braveheart Review


Excellent
Mel Gibson deserves a lot more credit than I've been giving him. A few years ago, no one could have conceived that the action star could pull off the lead role in a dazzling, epic, historical adventure-thriller-romance, let alone direct it. But he does, making Braveheart a vastly entertaining and powerful film.

Gibson plays Scottish hero William Wallace, a Scotsman with simple roots who finds himself thrust into a role as leader of the Scottish revolt against England in the late 13th century. After the despicable King Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) decrees that English nobles will have the right to sexual relations with all newly-wed Scottish women, the revolution is set in motion. Wallace takes up the cause, only to find himself facing incredible odds against a superior English army and fighting Scottish nobles who want to negotiate peace instead of fight. In fact, it's the nobles who turn out to be the bigger obstacle.

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Escape From Alcatraz Review


Very Good
Our man Clint got another peek at San Francisco as Frank Morris, the legendary criminal who is believed to have been one of only three men who, well, escaped from Alcatraz. While it's pretty low-budget, the movie is quite authentic and was filmed at the actual prison. Eastwood is dour and gruff, yet he's quite engaging as the unlikely hero. And while a few things have been obviously upped for drama's sake, the movie is still quite good on the whole, and definitely worth a look for any fan of history.

A Time To Kill Review


OK
Remember the hoopla over the novel A Time To Kill? It was celebrated author John Grisham's second book -- actually his first book -- the book he published after The Firm became a hit. The book that no one wanted before he was famous. The book, apparently, that, if it hadn't had his name on it, would never have been published.

Now it's the fourth Grisham movie to be made, continuing in grand fashion that franchise of increasingly average film versions of his increasingly average writing.

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Scanners Review


Excellent
"I'm a scanner."

David Cronenberg's sci-fi/horror classic is one of his best and has entered the phrase "scanner" into the genre's lexicon -- meaning a person with exceptional telepathic powers, usually utilized to explode people's heads, set them on fire, and cause mayhem in whatever way they can.

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