Anthony Mackie

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in a scene from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." (credit: Walt Disney Studios)

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Think of him as an analog operative in a digital universe, an old-fashioned superhero in a new-fashioned world, a square peg in a roundup of the usual suspects.

04/03/2014

(Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck star in "Runner Runner.")

Movie Review: ‘Runner Runner’

We’re just not pulled into the come-hither but unsavory, high-stakes world of online gambling the way the lead character is.

10/05/2013

(Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson star in "Pain & Gain," an ostensible comedy about bodybuilders turned kidnap-murderers.)

Movie Review: ‘Pain & Gain’

This movie’s attempts at slapstick are about as funny as a tax audit.

04/25/2013

ganster squad

Movie Review: ‘Gangster Squad’

Gangster Squad is a high-octane true-crime drama – a Pulp Nonfiction wannabe — that chronicles the activities of the special unit created by the notoriously corrupt LAPD to lead its fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 1950s.

01/12/2013

(Benjamin Walker stars as the 16th president of the United States in this hybrid of history and horror.)

Movie Review: ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

It’s not only outlandish but ridiculous and pointless.

06/22/2012

(Sam Worthington, left, and Anthony Mackie are among the stars of "Man on a Ledge.")

Movie Review: ‘Man on a Ledge’

That nothing is quite what it seems, a familiar approach in this kind of thriller, is fine. We only wish that the eventual revelations were more interesting and satisfying.

01/27/2012

(Anna Faris as Ally Darling in the new movie, "What's Your Number?" Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Movie Review: ‘What’s Your Number?’

Talk about a ‘by-the-numbers’ romantic comedy.

10/01/2011

(Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in "The Adjustment Bureau.")

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau 

Is “The Adjustment Bureau” a thriller or a romance? Answer: Yes. And it works splendidly as either or both.

03/03/2011

(Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington star in “Night Catches Us,” a new film set in Philadelpha in 1976.)

Movie Review: Night Catches Us 

Too much of the time we feel we’re watching something that’s taking place after the drama has already unfolded.

12/02/2010

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