“Penn is the virtuoso in this political opera.”

Four Christmases

“Basic Christmas slapstick comedy where most of the characters end up on their backs.”


“Might well be the most disappointing film of the year.”

Synecdoche, New York

“[Director/writer] Kaufman has left us floating on the outer edges of a conversation he’s having with himself.”


“May not win best-in-show, but he’s definitely a charmer.”


“It’ll hit the demographic fine, but for everyone else the romance might stall.”

Quantum of Solace

“Even the most devoted Bond fans should know when something has run its course.”

Soul Men

“Never as funny as [Bernie Mac’s] raw stand-up or his five memorable seasons on television.”

Role Models

“More entertaining than your run-of-the-mill R-rated shtick.”