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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
"...Directed by: Simon Wincer. Starring: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Tom Sizemore and Vanessa..."

Aug. 23, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Holiday Viewing: Diner
Or how I fell in love with Mickey Rourke
"...way through those Seventies streets of Saturday Night Fever. Mickey Rourke’s hair was a thing of beauty once upon..."

Dec. 16, 2017 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Generation Iron
This doc about bodybuilders vying for the Mr. Olympia title is narrated by Mickey Rourke.
"...Mickey Rourke's narration provides an appropriate level of drama and..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Trapped in Paradise
" is a particularly grating experience: Imagine an addled Mickey Rourke on helium, if you dare. Only Cage seems..."

Dec. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Company Business
"...over the high castle walls in Robin Hood? And Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson leap from atop a tall..."

Oct. 25, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sin City
This ultra-noir adaptation of Frank Miller’s black-and-white cult comic series is a visual feast ripped straight from the original medium’s blood-soaked pages.
" Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller and Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson,..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wrestler
In the latest film from Darren Aronofsky, Mickey Rourke rips his tattered name from the dustbin of history with his portrayal of an aging professional wrestler.
"...Directed by: Darren Aronofsky. Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Todd..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Iron Man 2
Despite a high tech sheen and an excellent but overstuffed cast, this sequel feels more like a setup for the upcoming Avengers movie than its own picture.
"...Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

There's lots of numbingly choreographed chaos and lascivious bloodletting in this megabudget picture about the Greek gods by the visual stylist Tarsem Singh.
"...Directed by: Tarsem Singh. Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto and Luke..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone helms this clash of the titans of action cinema that coasts on its concept while blowing up lots of stuff.
"...Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itié, Terry Crews and Mickey Rourke. Big. Dumb. Fun. That about sums up this..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Peter Stormare, Alexis Arquette, Chloe Hunter and Eric..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Forget it, Jake; it's Sin City.
"...Directed by: Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson,..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Angel Heart (1987)
If one were to graph Mickey Rourke's career, one would find the peak way back in the mid-Eighties, back when Rourke was an A-list actor who actually starred in films rather than randomly popped up, as he does these days, as a weathered cameo player swallowing his bit parts whole. Somewhere on the summit of that peak sits Angel Heart.
"...D: Alan Parker; with Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling, Brownie..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Screens Review by Eli Kooris

Double Team
"...Hark. Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Paul Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Natacha Lindinger and Xin Xin Xiong. Absolute madness...."

April 11, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bukowski: Born Into This
Every young writer goes through a Bukowski phase, but only the skid row author himself was "born into it."
"...icon of truth and beauty masquerading as one of Mickey Spillane’s tough-guy ne’er-do-wells in the Eighties. Like Kerouac, Burroughs,..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man on Fire
Denzel Washington heads up a pulsating kidnapping thriller.
"...Giancarlo Giannini, Radha Mitchell, Marc Anthony, Rachel Ticotin and Mickey Rourke...."

April 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pledge
"...Benicio Del Toro, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Patricia Clarkson, Mickey Rourke and Harry Dean Stanton. Despite its cast of..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Get Carter
"...Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine and John C. McGinley. It's far..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
"...Double Team, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, and Mickey Rourke...."

Feb. 14, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Screens Top 10s
The Chronicle's film critics talk about their favorite movies of the year
"...9. The Wrestler Mickey Rourke saves himself from obscurity with his layered portrayal..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Feature

Charles Bukowski's Henry Chinaski is back, played by Matt Dillon in a low-key, gorgeously beery performance; it's 100-proof Bukowski, but with a decent barkeep at the helm and Lili Taylor's Jan on his arm. Factotum, for all its grim grind, is funny-serious and smart-stupid.
"...alchoho-lit icon Charles Bukowski's work, arrived with Henry Chinaski's (Mickey Rourke) self-sodden bar-stool rallying cry, "To all my friends!"..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Will McDonald's be part of our post-SXSW, prehibernation meal?
"...Hollywood Reporter naming Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, Kate Bosworth, and Jaime King as..."

March 26, 2004 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Live From SXSW's Screening Room
"...Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke...."

March 14, 2003 Screens Feature by Peter Debruge

The Man Without a Face
"...and white men can jump, says I.) Not since Mickey Rourke made Johnny Handsome in 1989, and before him,..."

Aug. 27, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Top
"...the likes of David Sedaris, Joe Queenan, and P.J. O'Rourke. The premise that this Vanity Fair writer (and ex-Spy..."

June 16, 2000 Books Review by Stuart Wade

The Informers
Bret Easton Ellis' collection of linked short stories are translated for the screen, but the result is less than zero.
" Gregor Jordan. Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder, Jon Foster, Amber Heard, Brad Renfro,..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dylan Fan Defends 'Masked'
"...too, frankly, but the following two moments were key: Mickey Rourke gives a televised speech as the new president..."

Aug. 25, 2003 Postmarks

John Grisham's The Rainmaker
"...Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Danny Glover, Mickey Rourke, Virginia Madsen, Roy Scheider and Teresa Wright. For..."

Nov. 21, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

White Sands
" Roger Donaldson. Starring: Willem Dafoe, Mary Eilzabeth Mastrantonio, Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, M. Emmet Walsh and James..."

May 1, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

We Learned It by Watching Movies
A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment
"...communal, ritualistic, and forever sloshing over with true-blue romance. Mickey Rourke – so young, so wasted – is hypnotic..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

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