Posted On 13 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2012, Action, Action-Adventure, Crime, Suspense/Thriller.
Quick, cheap and grittier than it needs to be, Mark Wahlberg’s new crime thriller ‘Contraband’ does just about what we expect from a B-grade January actioner and not a jot more. You won’t find anything new or revolutionary inside, but like a bargain-lunch Chinese buffet, there’s plenty of stuff to ... Read More
Posted On 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (NR) Running Time:150 min Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Written by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel Mobster's Rating: Although the title summons a vibe of the mythic, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time ... Read More
Posted On 15 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1994, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Crime, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: What is it that makes a film ‘scary’? I don’t mean simple jump thrills or a little bit of goose-pimples. What I’m talking about is that tight-chest, metallic taste in the mouth, primal fear that gets a hold of you and doesn’t let go. It’s the kind of anxiety ... Read More
Posted On 04 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Comedy, Crime, Holiday Movies!, Reviews.
Mobster's Rating: Tower Heist may not be the smartest comedy on the city block, but it does deliver. Brett Ratner grabs three comedic has-beens (Stiller, Broderick and Murphy) and squeezes joyful, juicy performances out of them. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. When was the last time you looked ... Read More
Posted On 30 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, By Genre, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Our reviewer across the pond, Jarv, sent in this review and it sounds like a doozy. It's apparently a psychological horror film in the vein of The Wicker Man, and sounds like a mix of modern indie filmmaking and 70's existential thrillers. I'm personally intrigued by this, and anxious to see it. There's been ... Read More
Posted On 29 Apr 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Crime, Reviews.
MOBSTER'S RATING: It was recently announced that Justin Lin might be taking over the Terminator franchise with Arnold Schwarzenneger in tow. After seeing the director’s latest, dumbest—and best!—entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise, I can understand why. Working from a lackluster series of carsploitation flicks, Lin and his ... Read More
Posted On 28 Jan 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2011, Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Crime, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Simon West's remake of Bronson's 1972 thriller is more streamlined and action-centric but it will give Statham fans what they yearn for; a high energy ride with minimal turbulence.
Faster should have been called "Not Faster" cause it's, like, not fast and stuff. Get it?!?
Posted On 01 Nov 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 1 Star (Awful), 2010, Action, Crime, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Okay, it's more of a rant but it's my party and I'll whine if I want to. Minor spoilers for the entire SAW series. And in case you don't want to read it: the movie sucks. Bad.
Posted On 17 Sep 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2010, 2010, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, By Star Rating, Crime, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Ben Afflecks' The Town, boasting scene stealing work by Postlethwaite, Hall and Renner and some of the best aerial photography of Boston you'll see, is one of the year's best entertainments. This is neo-noir done right.
Posted On 02 Sep 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2010, 2010, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, By Genre, By Star Rating, By The Year, Crime, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
New Aussie crime flick Animal Kingdom takes a brutal look at the chilling Cody family, a criminal enclave with a monstrous mommy at the helm. It's an unnerving and unrelenting thriller.
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