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    STORIES WE TELL is one of the boldest and most exciting films I've seen in the last six months, and the kind of experience that has the power to alter your perception of the world.
    — A. O. Scott
    AN ABSOLUTELY VITAL FILM. Exacting, enraging and revelatory. A clear, temperate and devastating account of high level arrogance and incompetence.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: arrogance  film 
     
    Campaign may invite a certain skepticism about democracy, but it will surely restore your faith in cinema verite.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: faith  democracy 
     
    A piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.
    — A. O. Scott
    Pearl Harbor is strenuously respectful of contemporary sensitivities, sometimes at the cost of accuracy.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: contemporary 
     
    Subtle, funny and touching, with a striking downbeat authenticity. Director Craig Zobel is the real thing.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: funny  authenticity  real 
     
    ADMIRABLY BOLD. There's something grand about the film's sincerity and the intensity of its emotions and something fresh and bold about the way director Gray uses the conventions of romantic melodrama.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: emotion  film  romantic 
     
    Tiny as a sparrow, fierce as an eagle, Lisbeth Salander is one of the great Scandinavian avengers of our time, an angry bird catapulting into the fortresses of power and wiping smiles off the faces of smug, predatory pigs.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: time  power  smile 
     
    Those reliable axioms about the taste and expectations of the mass movie audience are not so much laws of nature as artifacts of corporate strategy. And the lessons derived from them conveniently serve to strengthen a status quo that increasingly marginalizes risk, originality and intelligence.
    — A. O. Scott
    War of the Worlds is rated PG-13. Much of the earth's population is wiped out, leaving very little time for sex or bad language.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: time  world  language  earth  bad  sex  war 
     
    My fellow critics and I may occasionally fault a movie for departing, in detail or in spirit, from its literary source, but the grousing of a few adult pedants is nothing compared to the wrath of several million bookish 10-year-olds. Their presumed demands, and the hovering spirit of Harry's creator, J. K. Rowling, inhibit this movie as it did the first Potter film.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: adult  movie  film  spirit 
     
    The camera has an uncanny ability to capture the world as it is, to seize events as they happen, and also to conjure visions of the future. But by the time the image reaches the eyes of the viewer, it belongs to the past, taking on the status of something retrieved.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: time  future  past  world  eyes  vision 
     
    Every art form changes, often at rates and in ways that cause discomfort to its devotees. But the arts also have a remarkable ability to withstand and absorb those changes, and to prove wrong the prophecies of their demise.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: wrong 
     
    STARTLING & INVENTIVE...This is not a movie that lets go of you easily.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: movie 
     
    Not just a timely movie, a great one...Timbuktu feels at once timely and permanent, immediate and essential.
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: movie 
     
    The musical performances do more than enrich the movie; they complete it.
    — A. O. Scott
    We have reached a strange new place in marketing when tweets become full-page print ads,
    — A. O. Scott
    tags: marketing 
     
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