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Old May 27 2012, 04:28 AM   #640
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

54. Mystic River (A)

The film that really kicked off the best period in Eastwood's time as a director, and cemented his legacy in the same field. It's taken me a while to get to watching it; once I bought a $5 DVD copy, only to realize it was fullscreen when I got home, so I piously avoided watching in that format.

Anyway, it's a strong movie. It think Penn overplays it in a few places, but Tim Robbins does some of his best work, and Marcia Gay Harden is even better as his conflicted wife. Kevin Bacon is reliable as ever, and he and Laurence Fishburne make a good team. There are a couple of weird notes to the ending that make me hold off on giving it the highest grade, but it's a great film.

Cinema: 12
Home Video: 36 (+1)
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