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THE U.S. VS JOHN LENNON

6 Star

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THE U.S. VS JOHN LENNON

Release: Sep 06 – Review: 28 Aug 07
Working Class Hero.
… showcasing Lennon’s post-Beatles period when his activist voice made the United States government tremble in its widdle booties.

THE UGLY TRUTH

3 Star

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THE UGLY TRUTH

Release: Jul 09 – Review: 10 Apr 11
Uglier than you can imagine.
… funny and farcical and prurient – but arrived at in such a contrived manner that it ruined it for me and I had to put my pants back on in the theater.

UNBREAKABLE

10 Star

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UNBREAKABLE

Release: Nov 00 – Review: 24 Sep 14
Irresponsible Force meets Unbreakable Object.
Quentin Tarantino provided the best logline for UNBREAKABLE: “What if Superman was here on Earth and didn’t know he was Superman?”

UNBROKEN

6 Star

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UNBROKEN

Release: Dec 14 – Review: 24 Feb 16
Well, maybe just a little Broken…
… tale of an average Olympic runner/American soldier, Louis Zamperini, who survives insurmountable odds to make it through World War II alive. Whereupon he resumes his average life.

THE UNDEFEATED

2 Star

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THE UNDEFEATED

Release: Jul 11 – Review: 16 Sep 12
Set to Spin: How Sarah Palin Saved America by Losing the Election.
… has her laundry cleaned in this spin-doctored hallelujah chorus.

UNDERWORLD

6 Star

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UNDERWORLD

Release: Sep 03 – Review: 7 Feb 10
Overwrought Underworld.
Guns, Gore and Grrrrrls in growling leather.

UNF – UNS

UNFRIENDED

6 Star

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UNFRIENDED

Release: Apr 15 – Review: 7 Feb 16
Ominous Stranger in a Video Chat: A Bug’s Life.
… takes place in a world where surfing is not really surfing, tweeting is not really tweeting, and friends are not really friends – the computer.

UNFORGIVEN

10 Star

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UNFORGIVEN

Release: Aug 92 – Review: 22 Apr 06
The Rise and Recant of a Western Iconography.
What we did not see coming was that the Man With No Name who sweated blood and bullets giving birth to The Stranger iconography – Clint Eastwood – would himself be responsible for its world-shaking, elegiac swansong.

UNITED 93

10 Star

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UNITED 93

Release: Apr 06 – Review: 7 May 06
United They Fall.
… may be nothing more than an unstructured fiction based loosely on fact, but it may achieve nothing less than a nationwide catharsis.

UNLAWFUL ENTRY

6 Star

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UNLAWFUL ENTRY

Release: Jun 92 – Review: 17 Jan 10
Creepy Eyes stalks Sexy Eyes and Doe Eyes.
Even when Ray Liotta plays a good guy, he’s still kinda creepy.

UNSTOPPABLE

7 Star

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UNSTOPPABLE

Release: Nov 10 – Review: 28 Sep 11
Train-ing Day.
… an out-of-control, unmanned freight train a half-mile long, loaded with explosives, headed for the city of Pennsylvania. And only Denzel and Captain Kirk can stop it!

UNT – UP

UNTHINKABLE

7 Star

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UNTHINKABLE

Release: Jun 10 – Review: 21 Mar 11
The punishing stupidity of punishing stupidity.
UNTHINKABLE is all about the torture, so it gets down to it pretty quickly, so you and your fellow viewers can start arguing right away.

UP

8 Star

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UP

Release: May 09 – Review: 22 Feb 10
Two Thumbs UP.
A whip-cracking put-us-in-our-place illustration of just how a story should be told, with humor, action, poignancy, and every little detail paid off–squirrel!

UP IN THE AIR

8 Star

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UP IN THE AIR

Release: Dec 09 – Review: 15 Apr 10
Loner Class.
… it’s a movie about romance, but it’s not a Romantic Movie; it takes us on a bucking and diving flight across the landscape of human emotions and leaves us… up in the air.