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(C+) D.E.B.S.

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Four top spies are staking out a meeting between a ruthless Russian assassin and the world's most notorious international criminal mastermind. One of the spies redirects the sound equipment to eav...

(B+) Dallas Buyers Club

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(B) Daredevil

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This may be another Marvel comic superhero movie rated PG-13, but it is a much darker story than "Spiderman," and parents whose 8 and 9 or even 13-year-olds loved that movie should think carefully ...

(B-) The Darjeeling Limited

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
If Wes Andersen ever decides to treat his characters with the same loving attention he treats his props, he will make better movies. Oh the tschotchkes in this movie! It's like a long, loving J. Pe...

(B) Dark Blue

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This is an ambitious movie. It takes a cop who is corrupt in an ends-justify-the-means sense and contrasts him with a cop who is corrupt in a what’s-in-it-for-me sense and arranges for them to c...

(B+) The Dark Knight

Genre: Superhero
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
"Dark" is right. Christopher Nolan's sequel to his Batman Begins is not only dark; it is searing and disturbing. The ba...

(C+) Dark Water

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No matter how many times they film it, the "something creepy is going on in my house" story has a lot of potential. We've all heard creaks and wondered, on dark and stormy nights, if anyone -- or a...

(F+) Darkness Falls

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There is almost nothing positive to say about “Darkness Falls,” the new slapped-together horror movie hitting theaters. It’s filmed so poorly that it is almost impossible to see. The editing ...

(B) Dawn of the Dead

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Have you ever wanted a fresh start? To live in a shopping mall without needing your credit card? How about if these fantasies and more were writ large in a movie scary enough to remind you how go...

(B-) De Lovely

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De-Lovely is Di-Sapointing.

On the asset side, we have the glorious songs of Cole Porter, the most urbane and elegant composer-lyricist of the 20th century. He's the top.

An...

(D) The Deal

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There is an amateur quality to this film that might be endearing if it was not so self-righteous and almost deliberately ignorant. Though written by a former investment banker, it has been dumbed ...

(B+) Dear White People

Genre: School
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B-) Death at a Funeral

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
It feels like the world should come to a stop when someone dies, but unfortunately, it does not. And it feels like the confrontation with the eternal and the shock of grief should somehow make eve...

(B) The Debt

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Stories are linear.  Part of what gives them their power is that we jettison the details that are distracting or unimportant.  But real life is messy.  That may not be as compelling, but is hone...

(B+) Decoding Annie Parker

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B+) Defiance

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Cowriter-director Edward Zwick, who also made "Glory," the story of an all-black Union regiment in the Civil War, » Read Review

(A-) Deliver Us from Eva

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The deliciously dishy Gabrielle Union, so memorable as the rival cheerleading captain opposite Kirsten Dunst in "Bring it On," gets center stage in this saucy romantic comedy inspired by "Taming of...

(B) Delivery Man

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(A-) The Departed

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Brilliantly acted, enthrallingly told, this vast, operatic saga centers on two men, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) and William Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), both Boston Southies. Both are pretending ...

(C+) Derailed

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This movie sets out for intense, psychological thriller but ends up in an unrealistic dead-end thanks to misguided casting, implausible character development and a whole lot of bad behavior on the ...

(B) Deterrence

Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Teens may think that it does not really matter who gets elected President. Or, they may think that the important issues in this year's election are the domestic controversies that attract most of ...

(D) Detroit Rock City

Genre: High School, School
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This movie follows four high school boys who are die-hard KISS fans in spite of the overwhelming popularity of disco and the objections of the adults ("KISS stands for Knights In Satan's Service!")...

(D) Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Viewers will know exactly what they're in for when the opening credits reveal the production company: Happy Madison. Anyone who recognizes that name as a tribute to two Adam Sandler movies will enj...

(A) Devil's Rejects

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The Movie Mom wants to make it clear that this film is not for children or for most adults. It is unrated for its graphic depiction of violence, including sexual violence and torture, strong langu...

(D) Diamonds

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Kirk Douglas plays Harry, an aging boxer recovering from a stroke, who wants to retreive some lost "magic diamonds" he once hid in Reno. So he sets off in a Thelma and Louise-style vintage converti...

(B) Diary of a Mad Black Woman

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Three separate movies collide in this uneven but heartfelt drama of a woman done wrong who has to learn to rely on herself for the first time. The first movie is a soapy, syrupy, over-the-top "wom...

(C+) Dick

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The better you remember the early 70's, the more you will enjoy this very funny movie. It purports to reveal the "Deep Throat" who gave the Washington Post the inside information that led to Presid...

(C+) Die Another Day

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Bond, James Bond, has returned to the big screen once again. This time, as with every effort in the Pierce Brosnan series, producer Barbara Broccoli and MGM studios will try and out do the explosio...

(D) Dinner for Schmucks

Genre: Remake
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
The truest comedy is the laugh of recognition and enlightenment. You won't find much of that in this crass and crude remake of the French film, "The Dinner Game." What you will find instead is th...

(B) A Dirty Shame

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Somehow I don't see this movie following Hairspray to become a Tony-award-winning Broadway musical for the whole family. Too bad, because those would be some musical numbers.

Once again, J...

(B+) Disconnect

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MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(B) District 13: Ultimatum

Genre: Series/Sequel
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle make a sensationally appealing team in this follow-up to their hit film "District B13." Belle is the creator of "parkour," a stunt spectacular that turns an entire ...

(A-) District 9

Genre: Science-Fiction
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
This is the smartest alien movie in quite a while. But then movies about creatures from other planets are never about the aliens; they're about the humans, and about what being human really means....

(B-) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Think Bad News Bears crossed with Happy Gilmore. Except with dodgeball, which means many, many opportunities for humorous slams to the head, chest, and crotch. That pretty much sums it up.

(B) Dogville

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“Dogville” will inspire passionate responses, partly because it is deliberately provocative but more because it ...

(C+) Domino

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"Based on a true story."

"Sort of."

Domino Harvey was the daughter of British movie star Laurence Harvey ( » Read Review

(C) Doom

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The movie is called "Doom" and it's based on a video game. So no one is expecting insights into the human condition or subtle performances. We're here to see stuff get blown up, baby.

And...

(C+) Dopamine

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“Dopamine” is Mark Decena’s first journey as a director and it shows. While there are some lovely scenes and an evocative remote feeling, the dialogue and MESSAGE are as facile and meaningfu...

(D) Double Take

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Usually, the worst thing about a movie like this is the waste of talent. Yes, this movie wastes the talent of Orlando Jones (the guy from the 7-Up commercials who was terrific in "The Replacements...

(A-) Doubt

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MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Before movies, there were plays, and before plays there were stories told around the campfire. One of the deepest human impulses is the need to tell our stories in part because of the way they hel...

(C+) Down to Earth

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Chris Rock is a stand-up comic. The people behind this movie (the Weitz brothers, of "American Pie" and "Chuck and Buck") wisely devote 25 percent of the film to Rock's stand-up routine. Chris Ro...

(D) Down to You

Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Teenagers, especially teenage girls, may want to see this movie, a romantic comedy staring teen dreams Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Julia Styles. Parents need to know that it contains material that they...

(B+) Down with Love

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"Down With Love" can't make up its mind whether it is a salute to the Doris Day-Rock Hudson/James Garner/Cary Grant movies of the 1960's or a parody of them. Perhaps surprisingly, it works better a...

(A+) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Plot: In this blackest of black comedies, a "Duck Soup" for the Cold War era, a rogue American general named Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) goes mad and sends planes to drop nuclear bombs on the ...

(B+) Dr. T and The Women

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This doctor knows what ails you. Sully Travis (Richard Gere) is known as "Dr. T" to the adoring upper-class women of Dallas. He is a popular gynecologist, and why not? No trying to cover your nu...

(D) Dragonfly

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This is another attempt at creating a new "Sixth Sense," and it falls far short. It is dreary, it is boring, and worst of all, it is phony. And it completely wastes the talents of two brilliant O...

(A-) Dreamcatcher

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It's not Stephen King's best book, and it is far from the best screenplay produced by either Lawrence Kasden ("Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Big Chill") or William Goldman ("The Princess Bride,...

(B) The Drop

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
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(D) Drowning Mona

Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Mature High Schooler
I guess they thought they were going to make another "Fargo." That's the only possible explanation for the time this talented cast spent making this awful movie.

There are movies that paint...

(D) Due Date

Genre: Gross-out
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Two obnoxious and unlikeable people are stuck together for an excruciating cross-country road trip that is hard on them and harder on the audience.  It is such a thoroughly unpleasant journey ...

(C+) The Dukes of Hazzard

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If you think that seeing a nutty fat guy in saggy white underpants blowing things up is funny, then this movie might be for you.

Otherwise, don't bother. The single biggest challenge for a...

(D) Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

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This movie begins with the birth of one of the characters -- from the baby's point of view. He begins to emerge, then he bites the doctor and goes back inside. If he had to watch this movie, he w...



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