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Old January 11 2010, 04:04 AM   #60
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010

Sherlock Holmes [B-]
Men in Black [A]
Up in the Air [A]
Star Trek: The Motion Picture [D+]
I'm Not There [A]
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) [D-]

Peter Hyams is a well-rounded cinematographer, but that does little to help this film besides elevate it one partial grade from an F. The performances are a mix of passable (Michael Douglas) to terrible (nearly everyone else). The script is a pacing nightmare, with far too many montages that fail to give it a sense of energy and a story logic that is rarely logical. And since Hyams is also the screenwriter and the director, he has to take much of the blame for those problems as well. Capricorn One and 2010: The Year We Make Contact are two enjoyable films by Hyams. And it's been a while since he's made one of those.
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