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(A+) The Maltese Falcon

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating:     Audience: 4th - 6th Grades
Plot: Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is a private detective. A woman who says her name is Ruth Wonderly (Mary Astor) comes to see him, asking for help in finding her sister. Sam sends his partner, Mil...

(C) Man of the Year

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
So, what if Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert decided to run for President? First of all, didn't we already see that movie, when it was called Head of State and starred Chris Rock? (Okay, he didn't ...

(B+) Margin Call

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Investors can make bets by promising to buy stock at a higher or lower price than the current day's valuation.  If all goes well, they never actually have to buy the stock.  They can keep buying ...

(C+) The Messengers

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
The trailers for "The Messengers" don’t do it justice — there’s a lot more potential in this movie than appears in the » Read Review

(C) Miami Vice

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
The original "Miami Vice" was Michael Mann's decade-defining television show. It ran from 1984-89 and everything about it was fresh, edgy, and influential. The t-shirt under the Armani jacket wit...

(B+) Michael Clayton

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) spends a lot of time facing into the dark midnight of the soul, his own and others'.

Late one night and early the next morning, he does both at once as he g...

(B-) Mission Impossible III

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: Middle School
At this point, the impossible mission may be finding some way to make this story work once more.

That Lalo Schifrin score still jumps and in this version there is a propulsive shot of percus...

(C) Mr. Brooks

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: Mature High Schooler
I have to give this film credit for embracing its craziness. This is one movie that proudly raises its freak flag high and lets it wave. But that does not mean it works.

Mr. Brooks (Kevin...

(A) Munich

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R     Audience: High School
Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meier said, "I can forgive them for killing my children. I cannot forgive them for forcing my children to kill theirs."

At the 1972 Olympic games in Munich, ther...

(B-) My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13     Audience: High School
Even with a face contorted with rage and vengeance and a voice echoing through the streets of New York as well as the theater, it’s difficult not to like Uma Thurman as the needy, controlling and...



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