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short take: Safe

Review: Safe

There actually is a safe in Boaz Yakin's Safe , but you have to wade through a lot of blood to get there, and then more after that.
A lot of blood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012
Killer Elite short take

Review: Killer Elite

First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
Narrative confusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011

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Following the blighted example of Gulliver, Kelly Asbury's vapid adaptation takes a great classic and makes it stupid for the kids.
Inevitable movie allusions and a hideous flamingo don't do this animated flop any favors
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 11, 2011

Review: The Expendables

Just about every superannuated action hero in Hollywood — Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren and a couple of uncredited cameos among others — takes a bow in this lumbering hulk of a movie.
Aptly named
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2010

Coming soon to a fake IMAX near you

The first torture-porn-porn!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 28, 2010

Review: Crank: High Voltage

Chinese triads. Corey Haim. Porn actors on strike. REO Speedwagon. Yes, the creators of this nearly unwatchable sequel will use anything to achieve their twisted goal: to shock ADHD teenagers.
A heartless thrill ride
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 24, 2009


Just like old times

Well, it's been a few months, so it's about time to check in on our old pal Todd Marinovich.
Two sports-crime all stars get busted again. Plus, another Bengal drops the ball.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 17, 2009
OMFG!  Crank 2!

OMFG! Crank 2!

You know it has to be something special if I am going to work during my vacation and this is.If you ...
By Special Ed  |  January 02, 2009

Transporter 3

The new Transporter spills out in a jumble of frenetic action vignettes.
A poor man’s version of the latest James Bond outing
By TOM MEEK  |  November 25, 2008

Death Race

Glistening torso Jensen Ames (the ubiquitous Jason Statham), is framed for the murder of his sweet wife in this loose remake of the 1975 cult favorite Death Race 2000 .
A B-movie full of crowd-pleasing bullshit
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  August 27, 2008

Nervous energy

“If I actually stopped to think about what’s going on, I’d probably shit myself,” says James Rushent, singer/bassist for UK electro-rock quartet Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The unlikely rise of Does It Offend You, Yeah?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  August 26, 2008


The Bank Job

He's both smart enough to sense he’s being played by people far more powerful than he is and dumb enough not to walk away. Kind of like us moviegoers.
Faking it
By MARK BAZER  |  March 05, 2008

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta.
Silly confusion
By TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008


Forget whatever you know about Guy Ritchie films.
Call the script doc
By TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007


Despite the stilted dialogue, the porn-star-quality acting, and the incoherent stitching together of action sequences, War does stir some interest.
The dumber the better
By TOM MEEK  |  August 29, 2007


Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine, who together wrote and directed, seem to have skipped the most rudimentary classes in how to put together a film and gone straight to video games — though that may be an insult to video games. Watch the trailer for Cr
An insult to video games
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  September 06, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 13, 2006

The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
Capsule Reviews of The Constant Gardener, Red Eye, Saraband , and Transporter 2
By  |  January 18, 2006