Kevin Costner

Let Him Go

At first Margaret and George Blackledge might be confused for Clark Kent’s parents. After all, they are played by Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, both looking comfortably weathered like a favorite sweater. Their rural Montana home would be a retro dream for an urban hipster wanting a little bit of country, but it turns out …

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McFarland, USA

I have to admit, years ago I dismissed Kevin Costner as being one of the dullest, most generic, white-bread actors around. But dammit if he didn’t start to slowly win me over when he made me cry in his five minutes of screen time in Man of Steel. Not only that, but he helped clean …

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Mr. Brooks

More than that, though, Mr. Brookslooks to be the best worst movie that will be released in 2007—it is so spectacularly bad that it’s almost brilliant in its crappiness and I fully expect it to clean up at next year’s Razzie Awards. I was tempted to leave this review to Moviepie’s Eric, whose analytical mastery …

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3 Days to Kill

If you love The Professional as much as I do, then you know that Luc Besson is your go-to guy when it comes to movies about cleaners. 3 Days to Kill gets off to an overly complicated start, but quickly comes back to earth with an essentially simple plot. After learning he is gravely ill, CIA …

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Draft Day

Balls, unsurprisingly, feature prominently in this movie about the manliest of American professional sports: Football. Kevin Costner plays Sonny Weaver, the general manager of the sucky, ever-struggling Cleveland Browns. He always seems to have a ball in his hand. He had a lot of balls to take a job in a town where his Browns …

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A Perfect World

When escaped convict Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner) plucks Buzz Perry (T.J. Lowther) from his idyllic life, this sweet, wide-eyed little boy soon becomes attached to his captor. After all, this gruff, hardened criminal has a softer side. He does arm flips with the boy and wants him to celebrate holidays, which, as a Jehovah’s Witness, …

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