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Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, “Now You See Me” is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair. Continue reading

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The Samaritan

“The Samaritan” is a convoluted mess of a movie. Not even the likes of Samuel L Jackson could save this crime thriller from mediocrity. Continue reading

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Contraband

This unexpectedly shrewd and efficient, if imperfect, Murphy’s Law thriller is probably as close to that “Italian Job” sequel as Mark Wahlberg will ever get. Continue reading

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Setup

50 Cent is surprisingly not the weak link in this modern-day heist film. Continue reading

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Fast Five

Loud. Crazy. Unlikely. Bloated. Ludicrous. Credulity-straining. Entertaining. Action-packed. Continue reading

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Kansas City Confidential

There are better entries of heist and revenge, but this one is still fun. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Read My Lips

“Read My Lips” — Jacques Audiard’s puppet-master romantic thriller — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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Takers

“The Italian Job,” now with 50% less Caucasian! Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) / Ocean’s Thirteen

Two of Steven Soderbergh’s heist capers continue Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: Man on Wire

“Man on Wire” — which grafts heist suspense onto real-life derring-do — continues Nick Rogers’ daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

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