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Hot Rod
Cross Napoleon Dynamite's endearing optimism with Ben Stiller's total commitment to his goofy characters, and you'll wind up with a character something like Andy Samberg's hapless stuntman.
"...is mostly the invention of Lonely Island – the trio of actors Samberg and Taccone and director Schaffer (whose..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hostel: Part II
Roth has accomplished the near impossible: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to Hostel, one that supersedes the original's sadistic quotient, gore effects, and narrative subversiveness.
"...American machismo running amok, Roth has cast a female trio: Philips, German, and Welcome to the Dollhouse's Matarazzo, whose..."

June 8, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nativity Story
Sadly, this familiar tale is presented with a yawn-inducing neutrality more reminiscent of a community-center Christmas pageant than an epic story of divine humanity.
"...he orders the slaughter of newborn babies; and a trio of astrologers travels more than 1,000 miles to see..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads
Austinite Hector Galán’s reverential look at Grammy-winning "Texican" rockers Los Lonely Boys is a document of persistence, passion, and some of the finest rock & roll since Stevie Ray Vaughan’s untimely exit.
"...cognescenti; the hard-charging drive that was instilled in the trio by Ringo Sr.; and assorted incidences of discrimination before..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Free Zone
Israeli film presents the region's conflict in terms of the world's most annoying, dysfunctional-family road trip, which renders the proceedings almost as exhausting as the real thing.
"...September 11, here limits his players to a mere trio, all of them women. Portman plays Rebecca, an American..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Blue Butterfly
The Hallmark homilies are all there in this family-friendly feature about a cancer-stricken 10-year-old searching for the elusive morpho butterfly, but when the principals arrive in rainforest country, the film shifts gears and begins to breathe.
"...entertaining?). The dramatic scenes, although ably played by the trio of leads, tend toward the maudlin, and Pete McCormack's..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Cast is excellent; movie is OK; men and women are soooo different.
"...blanks with Motown needle-drops to provide time-released "go-girl" sensation. Trio of supporting characters reduced to Greek chorus of love..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
All sugar, no spice in this modern-day fairy tale
"...pass painlessly enough, thanks to the affability of its trio of leads, Hathaway, Andrews, and Elizondo, as the head..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands
British romantic tale uses the gunslinger mythos as a means to explore romance and regret.
"...it needs to make us care about this oddball trio, endearing though they are. It’s as though the director..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Cuckoo
This 1944-set story humanizes the wastefulness of war.
"...lot of obstacles (ideological, sexual, linguistic) between the unlikely trio. It’s 1944. Conscripted to fight against the Russians, Pvt...."

Aug. 29, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Wrong Turn
"...they discover body parts in the fridge and a trio of mutant hillbilly cannibals looking for a between-meal snack...."

June 6, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

XX/XY
"...separated in time by a decade, XX/XY introduces its trio of principal characters in the summer of 1993, when..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Tears of the Sun
"...jungle to rescue Bellucci’s Dr. Lena Kendricks and a trio of missionaries, Willis and his generically written team of..."

March 7, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Minority Report
"...D.C., thanks to the Pre-Crime unit, which uses a trio of “pre-cogs” to predict who among the city's citizenry..."

June 21, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

New Best Friend
"...on a scholarship. When she falls in with a trio of wealthy socialite scionistas led by the scrawnily sexy..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Human Nature
"...work harmoniously to create a surreal portrait of a trio of self-hating individuals desperate to find their one true..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Showtime
"...to avert your eyes out of embarrassment for the trio. That charisma is all they have to coast on..."

March 22, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Tape
Tape is a confined microcosm: three characters, one room, and a whole lot of head-trippery. Old high school friends reunite years later in a dingy Michigan motel room for a night of tricky revelations.
"...old high-school girlfriend who, at the end of the trio's senior year, ended up sleeping with Johnny under highly..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In this Depression-era Coen brothers film, a trio of chain-gang escapees seek a (possibly mythical) treasure while on the lam from a diabolical sheriff.
"...Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop, and Delmar O'Donnell, a trio of chain-gang escapees seeking a (possibly mythical) treasure while..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Whipped
"...Blackmon or the Swingers set), but they're not. The trio of rakes might be easy on the eyes, but..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wonderland
"...Human Traffic's hyper-partying Jip). Winterbottom also hands us the trio's parents, a doleful pair ready for the glue factory..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Boys
"...It's that rough. “The Boys” in question are a trio of Sydney sibs, led by the ill-tempered Brett (Wenham),..."

Oct. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Acid House
"...Trainspotting 2, if you must, just don't confuse this trio of short films adapted from Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh's..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Haunting
"...Still, I don't recall the novel being so screechingly histrionic, and certainly Julie Harris' earlier take on the character..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The X-Files
"...notably Davis' Cigarette-Smoking Man, Pileggi's Chief Skinner, and the trio of techoids known as the Lone Gunmen, as well..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Almost Heroes
"...with most scripts by inexperienced comedy writers (a no-name trio is credited here), the humor is relentlessly gag-oriented. Some..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Tomorrow Never Dies
"...as the diminutive, razor-wire action goddess from the Heroic Trio and Police Story series, is radically unlike any of..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Comrades, Almost a Love Story
"...trading body blows with Jackie Chan and the Heroic Trio, Cheung's formidable acting skills have consistently shone through. Comrades,..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zeus and Roxanne
"...Flipper, and Benji. The pooch – played by a trio of animatronically cute Portuguese Podengos – is united in..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Albino Alligator
"...(Sinise), and their unpredictable sidekick Law (Fichtner) are a trio of lowbrow robbers who find themselves trapped in a..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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