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Dirty Pretty Things
Stephen Frears’ low-key thriller casts its eye toward the furtive lives of London’s illegal immigrants.
"...Grifters, High Fidelity) has concocted one of the most low-key thrillers ever made. Although Frears’ new film is somewhat..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Owning Mahowny
"...Because the movie is a portrait of such a buttoned-down personality, viewers may find themselves anxious for more action..."

June 20, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

May
"...the mayhem takes over, May is a spunky little low-budget horror movie that knows its antecedents and conventions and..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nine Queens
Inventive and lively caper film is as low-key in its technical execution as a sidewalk shell game but fueled by a frisky energy and a blithely circuitous storyline.
"...– who’s been busy stuffing candy bars and cigarettes down his pants – steps in, masquerading as a plainclothes..."

May 31, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Cut
"...their objective: proving to the world that the Land Down Under, known for its prestigious if staid national film..."

April 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Hollow Man
"...cool? Well, yeah, but you wouldn't know it from Hollow Man, an effects-heavy take on that old standby that..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Acid House
"...name with Danny Boyle's groundbreaking Welsh-adapted tale of junkies down and out in the Edinburgh hills. Granted, with Welsh..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Eight Days a Week
"...polished look of Eight Days a Week belies its low budget, and as solid as Davis' writing is, it's..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Lewis & Clark & George
"...Yosemite Sam and raving about their dreams of “headin' down to Mexico and livin' like kings.” Adman-turned-filmmaker Rod McCall..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Trial and Error
"...Seinfeld regular Richards would be just swell in a low-brow buddy comedy of this ilk, and all things considered,..."

May 30, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie
"...might expect is what you get. For me, that low-tech, Fifties, camp charm wore a mite thin by the..."

March 28, 1997 Movie Review by Nick Barbaro

Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue
"...pair of nasty, flying, spinning blades that can chop down trees… among other things. Made in 1975, this film's..."

Oct. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Satin Steel
"...celluloid that may prove fun for undemanding fans of low-budget garbage -- and just about insufferable for everyone else...."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Where the Rivers Flow North
"...the backwoods of Vermont in 1927, Where the Rivers Flow North is adapted from a regional novella by Howard..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Project S (aka Once a Cop)
"...for that matter, Jackie Chan). The stunts seem pared down from the excessiveness of Supercop, but then, that's what..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Grief
"...exemplar, Divorce Court. Best described as no-budget rather than low-budget, Grief's technical attributes are strictly no-frills, with intermittent sound..."

June 3, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chasers
"...road movie (picturesque locales, events include: escape attempt, car breakdown, auto theft), standard buddy picture (two guys can't stand..."

April 29, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Ghost in the Machine
"...Shocker, just to name two) to cobble together a low-rent cyberpunk horror flick that might have been more aptly..."

Dec. 31, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mac
"...the site, until one day, raging, Mac single-handedly tears down an improperly designed wall and begins to rebuild it..."

April 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Just Another Girl On the I.R.T.
"...is a new and singular screen character; to her fellow New Yorkers she's just another girl on the I.R.T...."

April 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Efficiency Expert
"...actor he is) portrays efficiency expert Wallace -- a low-keyed, but keen consultant who is hired by the owner..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Mr. Baseball
"...Mr. Baseball barely makes it to first base. Weighted down by an obligatory (read: dopey) love story and some..."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Aces: Iron Eagle III
"...air battle of WWII alongside a trio of broken down ex-sky-jockeys from England, Japan, and (natch) Germany for the..."

June 19, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"Building Bombs" and "Deadly Deception"
"...the danger. One survivor takes us for a drive down Death Mile where 27 of 28 families have suffered..."

April 3, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Slacker
Slacker's perception of our city's subcultures shows them not to be so marginal after all.
"...shots the likes of which are seldom seen in ultra-low budget features, most of them come off superbly. Some..."

July 5, 1991 Movie Review by Chris Walters

Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Community couldn't get six seasons and a movie, but these guys did?
"...series of the same name, Impractical Jokers: The Movie’s low concept is that the four main characters, lifelong pals..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Full Measure
A true story of a hero denied recognition
"...combat to give medical assistance to injured soldiers. Pinned down by enemy fire, with the helicopters incapable of getting..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Shoplifters
The meaning of family on Japan's social fringes compassionately explored
"...it's not much of a life. She works a low-pay job, sharing a tiny apartment with her husband Osamu..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pacific Rim Uprising
Robots vs. monsters sequel is pure scrap.
"...action? Horny Kaiju rising from steamy, lava-encrusted openings deep down in the ultra-wet Pacific ocean? Live! New! Girl! Cadets!..."

March 23, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mississippi Grind
Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds co-star as gambling buddies
"...couldn’t be more different from each other. As the down-on-his-luck Gerry, Mendelsohn looks as if he just rolled out..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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