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November

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Denzel Washington

  • Fences (2016)

    Washington builds theatrical Fences Review by Robert Denerstein: Theatrical power build's Washington's take on Fences

  • The Equalizer (2014)

    Denzel Equalizes Review by Robert Denerstein: Fuqua and Washington overplay their hand. Revenge is a movie best served on the B side.

  • 2 Guns (2013)

    Denzel didn't need more than 2 Guns Review by Robert Denerstein: Watchable but empty

  • Flight (2012)

    Washington takes Flight Review by Robert Denerstein: Washington keeps a firm hand on the controls

  • Safe House (2012)

    Washington and Reynolds drive to a Safe House Review by Robert Denerstein: Action-oriented blur of movie relies on Denzel Washington to hold it together

  • Unstoppable (2010)

    Review by Matt Anderson: Unstoppable and movies of its ilk can be a disheartening experience.

  • The Book of Eli (2010)

    Washington carries The Book of Eli Review by Matt Anderson: Nothing new in the post-apocalypse genre, but it comes together for an above-average experience

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Amen and pass the popcorn

  • Inside Man (2006)

    Washington hunts (the) Inside Man Review by Matt Anderson: What exactly is going on is a mystery through much of the movie

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Inside Man is a single-disc DVD that comes packed with a trove of worthwhile supplemental features

  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

    Live Schreiber is the Manchurian Candidate for president Review by Marty Mapes: Just when you think Demme lost it, a brilliant moment of phototography, lighting, or acting appears

  • Out of Time (2003)

    Denzel runs Out of Time Review by Marty Mapes: It's still not original or artistic, but it's effective at getting your blood pumping

  • Antwone Fisher (2002)

    Luke and Washington get into the mind of Antwone Fisher Review by Marty Mapes: Eavesdrop on someone's psychoanalysis, someone with an attention-grabbingly troubled childhood

  • John Q (2002)

    Denzel represents John Q Public Review by Marty Mapes: Next time hire Michael Moore

  • Training Day (2001)

    Washington schools Hawke on Training Day Review by Scott Poston: Denzel's best since Malcolm X

  • Remember the Titans (2000)

    Denzel Remembers the Titans Review by Andrea Birgers: An enjoyable feel-good sports movie about racial harmony.

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Owners of the 2001 DVD might as well save their money

  • Crimson Tide (1995)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Why now? Don't ask; just shut up and enjoy the ride.

  • The Magnificent Seven

    Remakes have a number Review by Matt Anderson: The Magnificent Seven packs the ammo, but needs more soul.