Action and adventure films

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Those Who Wish Me Dead review – Jolie smoulders in predictable thriller
The Hollywood star is on fine form putting out fires while eluding assassins, but the story fizzles out

Simran Hans

16, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Hear me out: why Hudson Hawk isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for maligned movies is a defence of the idiosyncratic Bruce Willis action adventure flop

Oliver Macnaughton

14, May, 2021 @6:21 AM

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Those Who Wish Me Dead review – Angelina Jolie feels the heat in forest fire thriller
Angry, boozy and haunted by her past, a smoke-jumper faces unexpected dangers in this fierce action film set in the Montana wilderness

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Swordsman review – thrilling fight scenes in spectacular Korean action drama
An intricate tapestry of 17th-century political intrigue and family feuding is bolstered by fabulous costumes as Chinese invaders are dealt with

Leslie Felperin

12, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Deep Rising isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending movies hated by most is a plea to reconsider a boisterously entertaining B-movie horror

Andrew Crump

07, May, 2021 @6:14 AM

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Wrath of Man review – Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham reunite in punchy thriller
While hinged on a threadbare plot as familiar as it is forgettable, this sinewy action B-movie delivers just about enough primal entertainment

Benjamin Lee

06, May, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Mortal Kombat review – schlock video game adaptation packs a small punch
A silly and dated new attempt to transport the classic fighting game to the big screen is a late-night drunk watch at best

Benjamin Lee

06, May, 2021 @12:20 PM

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The new Marvel megatrailer: just go limp and let it stomp all over you
Lockdown is lifting – to be replaced by mandatory MCU movies from now until eternity, from Black Panther 2 to Ant-Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 to Thor 4. And more …

Stuart Heritage

04, May, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Hear me out: why Johnny Mnemonic isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending films hated by many is an ode to the 1995 William Gibson adaptation starring Keanu Reeves as a tech antihero

Rowan Righelato

30, Apr, 2021 @6:07 AM

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Can Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings fix Marvel’s ‘Asian problem’?
The presence of Hong Kong cinematic legend Tony Leung lends authenticity to Marvel’s forthcoming superhero movie

Ben Child

23, Apr, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Hear me out: why Tomorrowland isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for maligned films is a defence of Brad Bird’s imaginative sci-fi adventure with George Clooney

Al Horner

23, Apr, 2021 @6:29 AM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines review – frantic and fun Netflix animation
A family fends off a robot apocalypse in a vibrant and genuinely funny adventure that was originally intended to be a theatrical release

Benjamin Lee

21, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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