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Marshall Fine Movie Review

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.

HuffPost Review: Our Family Wedding

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Our Family Wedding is a broad multi-ethnic comedy that telegraphs every joke and is too punchless to actually have punchlines.

HuffPost Review: Remember Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Remember Me is limp and witless, a romantic drama with occasional attempts at humor that has all the body of chicken noodle soup.

HuffPost Review: Just Wright

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it comes to this kind of romantic comedy, Queen Latifah seems like a natural as the woman who men love to hang with - when they're not in pursuit of a woman they want to have sex with.

Movie Review: Green Zone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.

HuffPost Review: Fiercely protective Mother

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everybody has a mother. One can only hope to have one as fierce and protective as the one in Bong Joon-ho's Mother. A surprising story from South Kor...

HuffPost Review: Stolen

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Launching on video-on-demand today before hitting theaters in limited release on March 12, Stolen feels like a movie whose ambitions outstrip its talents.

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton have taken the classic story and turned it into a modern action-fantasy film -- minus the humor of Carroll, or the absurdity or the heart.

Movie Review: Brooklyn's Finest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Once upon a time, movies like Brooklyn's Finest were part of the mainstream. Tough and sorrowful, they offered flawed heroes, usually cops with tarnished ideals.

Movie review: A Prophet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some movies provide a light snack - and some provide a banquet, a feast of ideas, sensations and images that pull you into a world you never could (an...