Movie Reviews

Where you can find every movie review, new and old, by John Gilpatrick.

The Messenger Review

The Messenger Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger” is an effective drama about the tragedy of war.…

Nine Review

Nine Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I watched Fellini’s “8 1/2,” the inspiration for “Nine,” a few weeks ago…

Away We Go Review

Away We Go Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The first time I heard about Away We Go I was excited. Scranton-ite that I…

Julie and Julia Review

Julie and Julia Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Many have said that “Julie and Julia” is half a great film and…

Two Lovers Review

Two Lovers Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Love isn’t easy, despite the tendency for films to make it seem that…

25th Hour Review

25th Hour Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) After September 11th, films set in New York were forever changed. Any shot…

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Review

The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) Review

RATING: (2 STARS) Tony Scott is no Scorsese. It’s not like I expected “The Taking of…

Invictus Review

Invictus Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Clint Eastwood’s career this decade has followed an interesting trajectory. He started out…

Duplicity Review

Duplicity Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Tony Gilroy knows the spy genre. He’s written the Bourne movies and “Michael…

World’s Greatest Dad Review

World’s Greatest Dad Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) “World’s Greatest Dad” is a gutsy film from rookie filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwaite. It…

8½ Review

8½ Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “In my picture, everything happens. I’m putting everything in.” This line from Federico…

The Aviator Review

The Aviator Review

RATING: (3 STARS) When you sit down for a Martin Scorsese film, it would be fair…

Avatar Review

Avatar Review

RATING: (4 STARS) James Cameron’s “Avatar” is unlike any experience I’ve ever had at the movies.…

Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I’m not the biggest Wes Anderson fan. Other than “The Royal Tenenbaums,” I’ve…

Magnolia Review

Magnolia Review

RATING: (4 STARS) After the critical and financial success he had with “Boogie Nights,” New Line…

Marnie Review

Marnie Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) I’m not familiar enough with Hitchcock’s entire body of work to say where…