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Marshall Fine Movie Review

HuffPost Review: Mercy

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Scott Caan has kind of a blocky build, brawny even - barrel-chested, short-waisted. He also has a perhaps-genetically infused look of cockiness that g...

HuffPost Review: Grown Ups

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Grown Ups is a scam on the audience. What's alarming is that there is an entire generation who consider these guys the comedy touchstones of their era. This is why Generation X is doomed.

Movie review: Knight and Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as he approaches 50, Tom Cruise broadens his range -- maybe not to a Cary Grant level of charm, perhaps, but certainly to something a lot less determined and disciplined than usual: something that approaches actual goofiness.

HuffPost Reviews: The Losers

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I used to love comic-book movies, back in the day when they were more about attitude than CGI. But, between last week's Kick-Ass and now The Losers, I've lost my taste for them.

Movie Review: Jonah Hex

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jonah Hex is such a colossal waste of time that even thinking about seeing it would squander precious seconds of your life.

HuffPost Review: Cyrus

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cyrus is a sneakily funny film, one with more emotional truth and wisdom than you'd expect, given the set-up. It's a deceptively perceptive curveball that goes right through the strike zone.

Movie Review: Toy Story 3

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Forget every other computer-animated film that's on the schedule for this summer: Toy Story 3, which is in 3D, is the one computer-animated film that you need to see.

Movie Review: Death at a Funeral

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neil Labute's remake of Death at a Funeral is virtually a photocopy, in terms of the story it tells and the comedy beats it hits. Yet everything in this version is coarser and more obvious, aimed at a lowest-common-denominator audience.

HuffPost Review: Handsome Harry

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why isn't Jamey Sheridan a star? He's got that onscreen quality that commands attention, does work that's always interesting and has both talent and v...

HuffPost Review: The Killer Inside Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's a case where style (and the uber-creepy performance by Casey Affleck) inject the film with an energy and tension that almost compensate for its flaws.

Movie Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Almost as primal as the age-old dichotomy between good and evil is the struggle between art and commerce. Does the market taint the artist? Does the...

HuffPost Review: The Joneses

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I think about the dark arts, I don't imagine the hocus-pocus world of Harry Potter -- I think about marketing. So the world envisioned in The Joneses is entirely plausible - and often very funny.

Movie Review: The City of Your Final Destination

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everybody has a story in James Ivory's The City of Your Final Destination -- but not everyone is interested in having his or her story told.

HuffPost Review: The Secret in Their Eyes

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Juan Jose Campanella's The Secret of Their Eyes seemingly came out of nowhere to beat such critically favored films as The White Ribbon, Ajami and A Prophet for the foreign-film Oscar in March.

Movie Review: Kick-Ass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If only Kick-Ass were as nervy and entertaining as its brazen title. Unfortunately, the weakest part of Kick-Ass is, well, Kick-Ass himself.

Movie Review: The Karate Kid

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as producers of the remake of The Karate Kid tells it all. You can almost hear the meeting where the idea was hatched, with Will Smith doing the talking.

HuffPost Review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The chemistry between the haughty Chanel and the reserved Igor is sizzling. The film opens a window into two very different creative minds and shows the sparks they strike.

HuffPost Review: Joan Rivers -- a Piece of Work

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comedian Joan Rivers is, indeed, a piece of work. But you don't appreciate just what hard work it is until you see Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's documentary, Joan Rivers -- A Piece of Work."

HuffPost Review: Who Do You Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thanks to a juicy performance by Alessandro Nivola,, Who Do You Love feels like a celebration of a seminal musical moment, for all its flaws.

HuffPost Review: Winter's Bone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

ranik's film does something few Hollywood films attempt: to tell a truthful story about a family living below the poverty line that isn't about poverty itself.

Movie Review: The Square

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Director Nash Edgerton, working from a script by his brother Joel, understands that when you're putting a puzzle together, some of the pieces have rounded corners -- but a lot of them have sharp edges that draw blood.

Movie review: Date Night

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the track record of director Shawn Levy, I approached Date Night with a certain amount of dread -- OK, a lot of dread. So let me say straight off that Date Night isn't terrible -- and I mean that as the mildest of praise.

HuffPost Review: After.Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you can swing with the vision being built by Wojtowicz-Vosloo (typing that name actually makes me appreciate the pretentious moniker McG), then After.Life is a modest and effective little tale.

Movie Review: When You're Strange

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom DiCillo's When You're Strange is a welcome cinematic excursion, exploration and excavation of the Doors and their music.

Movie Review: Get Him to the Greek

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stoller quickly runs out of ideas in this repetitive road movie, and, unfortunately, the movie quickly runs out of laughs because it has no third act, and barely has a second.