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The Hurt Locker

A movie about soldiers who dismantle bombs in Iraq pretty much guarantees suspense, and Hurt Locker delivers that–plus fine acting and nice pacing. Still, I wonder who besides me, some critics, and maybe Stephen King will go to see this flick?

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My Sister's Keeper

I have watched someone young who I loved die of cancer. I don't recommend the experience. For that reason, I can't recommend this movie. The acting is very good; the emotions seem honest (though the story is somewhat manipulative). But I have been to this sad place before and this film wasn't illuminating and certainly not entertaining, at least for me.

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Public Enemies

The cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen, and I always enjoy watching Johnny Depp. But there's something about glorifying a killer and bank robber that made this film feel hollow to me. Also, the shootouts rat-a-tat-tatted on and on.

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I Love You, Beth Cooper

It was inevitable that sooner or later a "worst movie of the year" candidate would come along. Here it is—in spades. Miscast (in my opinion), badly directed, with a woeful script. I don't like to be mean, but this was a particularly bad couple of hours.

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Brüno

Yikes! A second "worst movie of the year" candidate in the same week—although Brüno does have a very funny concept and a couple of good sequences.

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