Consensus: This is a magical little movie filled with wonderful characters, a bit of fantasy mixed in with real life adolescence. What an uplifting film this is. What a hypnotic soundtrack as well.
Consensus: The theatrical version of “Kingdom Of Heaven” is an awesome historical epic but it seemed to be missing a lot from the central performance by Orlando Bloom. The directors cut restores a lot of what was missing and elevates this to one of Ridley Scott’s most engaging and thought provoking action epics.
Consensus: “Cinderella Man” rides a powerful turn from Russell Crowe as real life boxer James Braddock. The story is as old as time.
Consensus: “The Longest Yard” is an odd flick. It isn’t a terrible movie, just a highly generic one. It is a cross between a cliched sports movie and a lesser Adam Sandler comedy.
Consensus: Will Ferrell channels his brand of humor into a character coaching a kids soccer team to hilarious results.
Consensus: “Layer Cake” hooked me in right away. I love crime films about gangsters and this one is one of the best. The plot stacks up the problems for the hero and relentlessly tests him at every turn.
Consensus: I do not know where the hate for this movie comes from. It is a brilliant examination of race relations and xenophobia.