Thursday, July 8 2010
Despite a cast of talented actors, an extremely dour tone keeps Brooklyn's Finest from capitalizing on its potential.
Friday, March 23 2007
While Swagger describes himself modestly, he's also one of those highly trained government instruments whose post-trauma mission in life is vengeance.
Monday, March 7 2005
For director Antoine Fuqua, it was clear that the right place to start a concert imagining the history of the blues would start with a song from Africa.
Wednesday, December 22 2004
'The idea of these young boys being taken away from home at a young age... reminded me a lot of my own culture,' says director Antoine Fuqua.
Friday, December 10 2004
The sensational Buddy Guy is his own, allusive story, as he incarnates a bridge between generations and styles.
Thursday, July 8 2004
This generically gritty and solidly PG-13 King Arthur isn't even much of an action picture.
Saturday, March 8 2003
To its credit, Tears of the Sun's action here is somber rather than thrilling; you can root for the SEALs, but the toll on them is visible.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Plausibility is plainly not Training Day's concern. It's more interested in images and ideas than practicalities.
The film's most effective balancing act comes in the form of Foxx's terrific performance: throughout, he's quirky, subtle, and thankfully able to keep up with the movie's lurching tone-and-genre shifts, from comedy to action to almost-arty to melodrama.