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Without Limits Review


Very Good
Stirring biopic about American runner Steve Prefontaine -- a precursor to today's most arrogant athletes. Replete with slow-motion running, sweat-dripping faces, and gut-wrentching drama, this is a must-see for any track & field fan.

M:i-2 Review


Weak

How did John Woo turn so quickly from the action movie almighty into a self-perpetuating cliché?

Once upon a time, the Hong Kong director of such guns-blazing genre high marks as "Hard Boiled" and "The Killer" (in Hollywood he's made "Broken Arrow" and "Face/Off") went to amazing lengths to create shoot-outs and fight sequences that were as precise, poetic and visually striking as a ballet.

Once upon a time, if John Woo had two enemies race toward each other on motorcycles, then jump off the bikes and collide in mid-air, it would have seemed like the coolest fight scene intro ever.

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