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Posted by on Aug 7, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #78

Kick-Back Friday: #78

A twoferfor two entertaining, but seriously flawed, movies.

Tell_No_One.jpgNe le dis a personne (Tell No One) (2006): Francois Cluzot (who could easily pass for Dustin Hoffman’s cuter, younger brother) is a pediatrician suspected of killing his wife. The truth of the matter, however, is impossibly complicated in this are-we-done-yet French blockbuster. I’ll eat my hat if an American remake is not in the works.

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Transsiberian (2008): If you can get past Woody Harrelson’s caricature of a goofball American tourist and the preposterous climax, Transsiberian effectively conveys the intense discomfort of en-masse, international travel in very tight quarters. Especially effective are Emily Mortimer as Harrelson’s rehabilitated wife; Eduardo Noriega as the hot, dangerous Spaniard; and Kate Mara as his young American girlfriend. Also Ben Kingsley offers one of his usual, engaging performances, this time as a Russian police detective.

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