Drama Movie Reviews
Fans of the Jack Kerouac book On the Road had to wait almost 50 years for a big screen version. Our On the Road review asks: Is it worth the wait?
Hyde Park on the Hudson Review: Roosevelt Revisited
The British are coming, well at least peacefully in Hyde Park on the Hudson. Our Hyde Park on the Hudson review has to say that although the performances by Bill Murray as FDR and Laura Linney as his distant cousin are fantastic, the film falters.
Deadfall Review: Thrills or Spills?
Deadfall lands in theaters with lots of promise. Olivia Wilde and Eric Bana portray a brother and sister duo who successfully rob a Native American casino, only to get into trouble in the woods.
Killing Them Softly Review: Noisy Thriller
Killing Them Softly is the Brad Pitt show through and through. Pitt anchors the crime drama, that also stars James Gandolfini and Richard Jenkins, set against the world of the 2008 economic collapse.
Hitchcock Review: A Psycho Love Story
Hitchcock is one of the best movies of the year. But, our Hitchcock review has to say that it is terrific for reasons as unexpected as an Alfred Hitchcock movie ending.
Anna Karenina Review: New Vision for Old Story
Anna Karenina is everything fans of the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy would expect. Yet our Anna Karenina review can reveal that Joe Wright's version, starring Keira Knightley as the title character and Jude Law as her unhappy husband, stands on its own.
Lincoln Review: The Emancipator Epic
Not only does Daniel Day Lewis deserve an Oscar nomination for his work on Lincoln, but the entire film better be honored as well by the Academy. Steven Spielberg has captured a world of Abraham Lincoln never before seen.
Flight Review: Right, Wrong & Grey All Over
Flight is a study in how to have a flawed hero that the audience still thinks is angelic. Denzel Washington delivers the performance of his career as a drug addled pilot who safely lands a crashing plane.
Chasing Mavericks Review: Surfing Movie Lives Large
Chasing Mavericks is one tough movie to review. Given its scope and true story of surfing legend Jay Moriarity, it should be easy to love the Gerard Butler film... yet something's missing.
The Sessions Review: Heartfelt and Humorous
Our The Sessions review has to begin and end with the astounding performance of John Hawkes in a role that should earn him Oscar gold. The true story of polio survivor Mark O'Brien also stars a stellar Helen Hunt and William H. Macy.
Alex Cross Review: Unlikely Action Star
Tyler Perry steps in for Morgan Freeman as the title character in Alex Cross. Our Alex Cross review can say that was a deft move as the Rob Cohen directed movie crackles with heat.
Argo Review: Best Picture Frontrunner
Ben Affleck has not only put himself back on the A-list as an actor with Argo, as a director, he is now in a class all by himself. Our Argo review finds the film one of the best of 2012 and an easy early contender for Best Picture.