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  • Parker (R)

    All the principal figures involved in this generic action thriller seem like they're phoning it in: stars Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham, screenwriter John J. McLaughlin (adapting a crime novel that Donald E. Westlake wrote under his pseudonym Richard Stark), and ever-bland director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, The Devil's Advocate), who doesn't even bother to keep every shot in focus. more...
  • The Prey (R)

    Since the success of Tell No One (2006), the French seem to have fallen in love with convoluted action-driven crime thrillers, sometimes even one-upping Hollywood. more...
  • A Prophet (R)

    Some have compared this French crime drama to The Godfather, and though that may be a common critical touchstone, writer-director Jacques Audiard (Read My Lips, The Beat That My Heart Skipped) manages to replicate its most elusive element—not the dark comedy or the operatic bloodletting but the incremental corruption of a decent man into a willful, coldhearted killer. more...
  • Public Enemies (R)

    In his best seller Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, Bryan Burrough set out to dispel the gangster myths propagated by movies like Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Bloody Mama (1970), and to “reclaim the War on Crime for the lawmen who fought it.” With this slam-bang action epic, director Michael Mann reclaims it yet again for dashing, mediagenic John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), stressing his cat-and-mouse relationship with starchy, Chicago-based G-man Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). more...