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Compliance Movie Review

Inspired by real events, Compliance tells the disturbing story of just how far people would go if they believed they were cooperating with law enforcement. ┬áRead FilmJabber’s full Compliance movie review.

The Bourne Legacy Movie Review

When it was announced that a fourth Jason Bourne movie was being developed without star Matt Damon or director Paul Greengrass, I was worried. When it was announced that returning writer Tony Gilroy was taking over the directing reigns and making a …

The Imposter Movie Review

In 1994, blond-haired, blue-eyed thirteen-year-old Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his home in Texas. Three years later, he reemerged in Spain. His family accepted him back with open arms. Except the boy who moved into their home was not Nicholas,…

Total Recall Movie Review

Proof that action movies from the 1980’s and early 90’s are indeed better than modern action movies, the beloved Arnold Schwarzenegger cheese fest Total Recall gets the reboot treatment with a sleek, sexy but lifeless incarnation from director Len W…

Trishna Movie Review

Freida Pinto stars as a poor girl from the country who falls in love with a son of a hotel tycoon in Trishna, a movie that appears to be a romantic drama until things get much, much more messed up. Beautifully filmed and consistently engaging, Trish…

The Dark Knight Rises Movie Review

Anticipation can be a bitch. Expectations can lead to disappointment. Hype can be a killer. Christopher Nolan’s epic conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy has to deal with all three nuisances, and he flicks them aside like villain Bane does Batman,…

Intruders Movie Review

The scariest horror movie is the one that stars A-list talent. It is almost guaranteed that it will be self deluded into thinking it’s a horror movie worth seeing, and there’s nothing more frightening than a horror movie in denial.Read FilmJabber’s …

Elena Movie Review

An old maid turned millionaire’s wife realizes that she’s going to be denied her husband’s inheritance and decides to do something about it in Elena, the 2011 winner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize. Described as a Hitchcockian thrill…

Take This Waltz Movie Review

If you ever wanted to see Seth Rogen in a serious movie… If you ever wanted to see Michelle Williams in yet another emotional drama… If you ever wanted to see full frontal nudity from Sarah Silverman… there’s Take This Waltz, the second full-le…

Margaret Movie Review

Complex, star-studded and gripping, Margaret had serious potential for award contention – back when it was made in 2007. Five years later, the drama arrives on DVD and Blu-ray with a whimper, a victim of multiple edits, lawsuits and rumors. The final…