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    Wanted

    Extreme, violent, and bursting at the seams, this is hard-core entertainment given new life by its talented director and rock-solid cast.

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    What Just Happened?

    Is it satire? Is it dark farce? Either way, it's not especially funny or insightful or original, unlike Levinson's wickedly cleverWag the Dog.

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    Tony Manero

    Chile's official entry into Oscar consideration for best foreign-language film is this idiosyncratic black comedy, seamlessly combining a tense crime story, quirky character study, and high-stakes political drama into a compelling whole that brims with originality.

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    Choke

    The overall tapestry ofChokedevolves into a lackluster game played by a character held at arm's length from the audience.

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    Hancock

    With a cast this good, it's a shame the script wasn't better or at least a little more plausible

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    A Better Life

    Carlos dreams of a better future for himself and his teenage son, Luis, who is finding himself pulled increasingly closer into gang activity as he distances himself from his father.

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    Sunshine Cleaning

    Though the premise is morbid, the quirky Sunshine Cleaning left a bright spot on my mind, thanks to the fine performances by Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters who, despite not seeing eye-to-eye, become business partners in a cut-rate cleaning service that caters to tidying up after bloody accidents ...

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    Gran Torino

    It's Clint Eastwood's final turn before the cameras, and he's going out in style with the kind of role that not only allows him to burn up the screen but also manages to sum up an entire career.

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    Che

    With dark, sunken eyes and a perpetually open mouth, Benicio Del Toro has the look of a tired soul that has been scourged by life. There is a reason he so often plays a drug addict, and it's no wonder he was so great a choice as the sidekick ...

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    Cracks

    At first, director Jordan Scott's film adaptation of "Cracks" seems like "Mean Girls" set in the 1930s, but the story soon grows much more complex.