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November

Walks you out of an emotional underworld back into the light —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Matt Damon

  • Matt Damon

    Interview by Heather Wadowski: Damon lets his Bourne Identity come out
  • Jason Bourne (2016)

    Damon gets re-Bourne Review by Robert Denerstein: Damon and Greengrass return with preposterous action set pieces

    Review by Matt Anderson: Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass miss an opportunity to do something new with Jason Bourne.

  • The Martian (2015)

    Damon becomes the first Martian Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott's return to space puts a premium on smarts

  • The Zero Theorem (2014)

    Waltz and Thewlis seek to prove The Zero Theorem Review by Robert Denerstein: Creativity and chaos abound in Gilliam's Latest

  • The Monuments Men (2014)

    Clooney leads The Monuments Men Review by Matt Anderson: The Monuments Men story is oversimplified and the real members are underserved

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Fascinating story deserved better than this movie

  • Elysium (2013)

    Damon dreams of Elysium Review by Marty Mapes: The rich have better insurance in solid but flawed action film

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Could have been so much more than it is

  • The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

    Mackie is here from The Adjustment Bureau Review by Marty Mapes: Focus on love story distracts from film's concept

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Philip K. Dick doesn't always work on screen

  • True Grit (2010)

    Steinfeld and Bridges show True Grit Review by Marty Mapes: Non-gritty update a step up from John Wayne and Glen Campbell

  • Hereafter (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: More about the

    Review by Matt Anderson: Hereafter has a good spirit

  • Green Zone (2010)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Greengrass tells a stry "ripped from yesterday's headlines"

  • Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

    Pitt fabs up Ocean's Thirteen Review by Matt Anderson: It would certainly be more fun to be in the Ocean gang than to watch them

  • The Departed (2006)

    Nicholson doesn't mourn The Departed Review by Marty Mapes: Another very good gangster movie from Martin Scorsese, and a faithful remake

  • Syriana (2005)

    Clooney, Siddig, and Wright are on the Syriana cheat sheet Review by Risë Keller: A graduate-level lecture hall on oil politicking, Washington law and Middle-Eastern power structures

  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)

    Ledger and Damon make Grimm Brothers Review by Marty Mapes: Atmosphere alone doesn't make a movie

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: DVD features rarely make a movie better, and The Brothers Grimm is no exception

  • Ocean's Twelve (2004)

    Roberts and Clooney are a sixth of Ocean's Twelve Review by Matt Anderson: The biggest con is pulled on unsuspecting audiences being taken for a ride

  • The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

    Matt Damon shows them his Bourne Supremacy Review by Marty Mapes: The pacing is lively, yet still easy to follow

  • Stuck on You (2003)

    Damon and Kinnear remain Stuck on You Review by Marty Mapes: Farrelly fans may say they've lost their edge, but a good heart lifts this movie above average

  • Gerry (2003)

    Damon and Affleck Gerry their hike DVD review by Marty Mapes: Minimalist film begs for a DVD full of extra features, but this release is as sparse as the movie.

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Bourne Identity (2002)

    Damon clings to The Bourne Identity Review by Heather Wadowski: America can wait for the DVD, when it's easy to skip past its many espionage clichés

  • Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Soderbergh revives Eleven Review by Matt Anderson: After winning big with Erin Brockovich and Traffic, Lady Luck is still smiling on Soderbergh

  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

    Will Smith as Bagger Vance Review by Marty Mapes

  • Titan A.E. (2000)

    Blasting off to Titan A.E. Review by Marty Mapes: A timeless story and a feast for the eyes