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Marshall Fine Movie Review

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.

Movie Review: Ondine

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A witty, fanciful and touching film, Ondine is part myth, part fairy tale, part wistful romance. It's quietly surprising in its own lovely way.

HuffPost Review: The Warlords

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The battle scenes -- often featuring outnumbered groups getting the best of larger armies -- have a dynamic vivacity, but The Warlords seems more interested in the politics of the Taiping Rebellion.

HuffPost Review: Splice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Splice is flashy and entertaining, but nothing special. It provides the kind of guilty-pleasure thrills that all sci-fi does.

HuffPost Review: The Greatest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No doubt the critics will hate The Greatest, a moving drama about the nature of grief and what it reveals about the grieving.

Movie Review: Clash of the Titans -- Barely 2D

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Aside from any further output from Lady Gaga, I can't think of much that's more unnecessary than the remake of Clash of the Titans, at least until the next remake of Godzilla comes along.

HuffPost Review: Don McKay

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thomas Haden Church is one of those under-utilized treasures of cinema who only recently has started to get the kinds of roles he deserves.

HuffPost Review: Leaves of Grass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Blake Nelson's Leaves of Grass is a textbook example of a promising movie that takes a wrong turn from which it never recovers.

Movie Review: Sex and the City 2 - Blecch - and Blah!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Between the outré fashions and the conspicuous consumption and the just plain dull writing, I find it hard to imagine that anyone will find this funny or entertaining.

Movie Review: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are only two salient facts you need to know about Prince of Persia: this movie is based on a videogame and, more importantly, it was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

Movie Review: Waking Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A documentary that takes you behind the curtain to show the magic being made, Waking Sleeping Beauty still manages to dazzle because of the complex, utterly human story it tells.

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like the least of the Dreamworks films, Dragon suffers from a shortage of jokes. But it has a strong enough story and animation to keep kids fascinated and even adults occupied.

HuffPost Review: Chloe

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a script by Erin Cressida Wilson, Chloe casts Julianne Moore as Catherine Stewart, a Toronto gynecologist whose practice is thriving but whose life eludes her.

HuffPost Review: Perrier's Bounty

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Perrier's Bounty is delicious and propulsive, a film that rarely pauses to let the viewer catch his breath. It's an expert blend of thrills, laughs and jeopardy - like a strong Irish coffee with a jolt of pepper.

HuffPost Review: John Rabe

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Rabe, a new film by Florian Gallenberger watches the Rape of Nanking from the viewpoint of a German businessman who is about the leave China.

HuffPost Review: Repo Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Part Blade Runner, part Brazil, and almost all bad ideas, Repo Men is a mean-spirited sci-fi action-thriller, when it isn't trying to prove how much heart it has.

Movie Review: Shrek Forever After

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

All the warning signs are there: it's the 4th film, it's in 3D, virtually all of the original creative talent (aside from the actors) have moved on. Has the law of diminishing returns caught up with Shrek Forever After? Yes and no -- but mostly no.

Movie Review: Solitary Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In Solitary Man, written and directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien, Michael Douglas displays kind of roguish charm that he has perfected over the course of his career.

HuffPost Review: The Runaways

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a wonder no one has made a movie about the Runaways before now. Even more surprising: that someone would make a movie about them and make one as mundane and formulaic as The Runaways.

Huff Post Review: City Island

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

City Island is deceptively funny, a blithe mix of smarts and feeling that never panders to the audience while offering a story about dreams that anyone could identify with.

Movie Review: Greenberg

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Prickly, abrasive, fragmented -- that describes both the title character of Noah Baumbach's new film, Greenberg, and the film itself.

Movie review: Letters to Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard not to respond emotionally to the big moments in Letters to Juliet, in spite of the fact that they've already been given away in the trailer...

HuffPost Review: Daddy Longlegs

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Children occupy such a sanctified place in modern society that a film like Daddy Longlegs can't help but shock.

HuffPost Review: Erasing David

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a new occasionally overblown documentary, director David Bond hires a private security firm to investigate his digital presence, illustrating just how hard it is to keep personal information secret in the information age.

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The way Brian Helgeland has written the title character, Robin bears a distinct resemblance to Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone films. Except he says a little more and does a little less.