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Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)

Duration 2h 12m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antione Fuqua Writers/Script Michael C. Martin Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Shannon Kane, Ellen Barkin, Vincent D’Onofrio,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: 44% by 151 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10 Elevator Pitch: This is a story about … Continue reading

Cold Pursuit (2019)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Norwegian film “Kraftidioten” by Kim Fupz Aakeson Director Hans Petter Moland (who also directed the Norwegian film) Writers/Script Frank Baldwin Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Nicholas Holmes Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 67,744 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Collateral Beauty (2016)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director David Frankel Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña , Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, Keira Knightly, Jacob Latimore, Ann Dowd,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 99.131 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 183 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. … Continue reading

The Queen (2006)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, South Korea: 12  Source of story Real events relating to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 Director Stephen Frears Writers/Script Peter Morgan Starring Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Michael Sheen, Helen McCrory, Mark Bazeley, Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 109,488 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Downton Abbey: The New Era (2022)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: PG  Source of story The characters and loction from five TV series and the previous film. Director Simon Curtis Writers/Script Julian Fellows Starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Hugh Dancy, Eliabeth McGovern, Dominic West, Laura Haddock, Imelda Staunton, Joanne Froggatt, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter, Ratings … Continue reading

Man on Fire (2004)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A 1980 novel of the same name by A.J.Quinell and a previous film also of the same name in 1987. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Chiristopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel … Continue reading

Play Misty For Me (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Jo Heimes, Dean Riesner Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Don Siegel Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 28,130 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 84% by 37 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: Dave Garver is a late … Continue reading

The Rookie (1990)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel Starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Pepe Serna,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 27,134 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 29% by 14 reviewers . Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Nick Pulovski … Continue reading

The Marksman (2005)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcus Adams Writers/Script J.S. Cardone, Andy Hurst (Story Travis Spangler, Tyler Spangler, J.S. Cardone) Starring Wesley Spines, Emma Samms, Anthony Warren, Warren Derosa Ratings IMDb: 4.1/10 by 4493 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Only reviewed by one critic who did not … Continue reading

JFK (1991)

Duration 3h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story Books; On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison, Crossfire, The plot that Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Kevin Costner, Edward Asner, Jack Lemmon, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Laurie Metcalf, Joe Pesci, Walter Matthau, Tommy Lee … Continue reading

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

Duration 2h 04m Ratings UK: AA, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story A book of the same name by John Fowles. Director Karel Reisz Writers/Script Harold Pinter Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Lynsey Baxter, Peter Vaughan, Colin Jeavons, Liz Smith, Leo McKern, Arabella Weir, Richard Griffiths, David Warner, Alun Armstrong, Penelope Wilton,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A novel of the same name by Cassandra Clare Director Harald Zwart Writers/Script Jessica Postigo Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 131,821 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 125 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Passengers (2008)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13  Source of story An original screenplay Director Rodrigo Garcia Writers/Script Ronnie Christensen Starring Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 36,857 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 19% by 31 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: After a major plane crash on American soil Claire Summers has … Continue reading

The Godfather (1972)

Duration 2h 55m Ratings UK: 18 USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel of the same name by Mario Puzo Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Al; Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Martino,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Belfast (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG-13, USA: PG-13, Denmark:11  Source of story An original screenplay based on the author’s childhood in Belfast. Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Kenneth Branagh Starring Jude Hill, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Cairian Hinds, Lara McDonnell,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 41,094 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 87% by 292 reviewers. Review2view: 8/10 Elevator … Continue reading

Close (2019)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: TV-MA, Spain: 12  Source of story Apparently inspired by the life of the close protection officer (hence the title) Jaquie Davis. Director Vicky Jewson Writers/Script Vicky Jewson, Rupert Whitaker Starring Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Indira Varma,   Ratings IMDb: 5.7/10 by 23,948 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 35 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Drone (2017)

Duration 1h 31m Ratings UK: 15, USA: TV-MA, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jason Bourque Writers/Script Paul A. Birkett, Jason Bourque Starring Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack, Joel David Moore,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 6359 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 27% by 11 reviewers. Review2view: 4/10. Elevator Pitch: Neil (Sean Bean) and Gary … Continue reading

True Romance (1993)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Quentin Tarantino Starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, James Gandolfini, Tom Sizemore,    Ratings IMDb: 7.9/10 by 221,287 … Continue reading

Point Break (1991)

Duration 2h 02m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Kathryn Bigelow Writers/Script W. Peter Iliff, Rick King Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty, Tom Sizemore Ratings IMDb: 7.3 by 175,167 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 69% by 67 reviewers. Review2view: 7.3/10 . Elevator Pitch: A bunch of … Continue reading

Big Game (2014)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, France: 10  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jalmari Helander Writers/Script Jalmari Helander Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent,  Ray Stevenson, Ratings IMDb: 5.4 by 32,651 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 78% by 90 reviewers . Review2view: 7/10 Elevator Pitch: The presidential plane Air … Continue reading

Kings of the Sun (1963)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: U, USA: Approved, Ukraine: 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director J. Lee Thompson Writers/Script Elliot Sarnold, James R. Webb Starring Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field, Richard Basehart, Brad Dexter, Barry Morse, James Coburn  Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 1888 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Not rated. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Death on the Nile (2022)

Duration 2h 7m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story  A 1937 novel by Agatha Christie Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Michael Green Starring Kenneth Branagh, Letitia Wright, Sophie Okenedo, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Emma Mackey, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Jeniffer Saunders, Dawn French, Russell Brand,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10 by 14,662 … Continue reading

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2022 in Spain)

Duration 2h 6m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7  Source of story A 2000 documentary by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey Director Michael Showalter Writers/Script Abe Sylvia Starring Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7 by 12,052 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% by 187 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: Tammy Faye meets Jim … Continue reading

The Trigger Effect (1996)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Germany: 12  Source of story Apparently a similarity to some episodes of “The Twilight Zone”. Director David Koepp Writers/Script David Koepp Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney,  Ratings IMDb: 5.7 by 7729 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 75% by 24 reviewers. Review2view: 4/10. Elevator Pitch: Annie and Matthew are … Continue reading

U-Turn (1997)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: 18, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story An original screenplay Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script John Ridley Starring Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Powers Boothe, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Laurie Metcalf, Liv Tyler Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 51,439 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 61% by 51 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

A Few Good Men (1992)

Duration 2h 18m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11,  Source of story A play for the same name by Aaron Sorkin Director Rob Reiner Writers/Script Aaron Sorkin Starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland, J.T.Walsh, Cuba Gooding Jr,  Ratings IMDb: 7.7/10 by 252,165 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 83% by 65 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Nightmare Alley (2022 in Spain)

Duration 2h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A 1940s novel by William Lindsay Gresham Director Guillermo del Toro Writers/Script Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan Starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn,   Ratings IMDb: 7.4 by 10,758 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Body (2001)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13  Source of story A novel by Richard Ben Sapir Director Jonas McCord Writers/Script Jonas McCord Starring Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, John Shrapnel, Derek Jacobi, Jason Flemyng, Ian McNeice, Mohammad Bakri,  Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 8936 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 13% by 15 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10 Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Speed Kills (2018)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Netherlands: 18  Source of story A book of the same name by Arthur J. Harris Director Jodi Scurfield Writers/Script David Aaron Cohen, John Luessenhop, Starring John Travolta, Katheryn Winnick, Jennifer Esposito, Matthew Modine, Tom Sizemore,  Ratings IMDb: 4.3/10 by 3071 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 0% by 17 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

The Card Counter (2021)

Duration 1h 51m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story An original screenplay Director Paul Schrader Writers/Script Paul Schrader Starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, William Dafoe, Alexander Babara Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 17,179 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 188 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: William Tell (not his real name) is … Continue reading

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Norway: 10  Source of story An original screenplay Director Jonathan Lynn Writers/Script Dale Launer Starring Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marina Tomei, Fred Gwynne, Bruce McGill,   Ratings IMDb: 7.6/10 by 117,429 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 86% by 56 reviewers. Review2view: 9/10. Elevator Pitch: Two young New Yorkers, Bill Gambini and … Continue reading

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Duration 1h 58m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Brazil: 18  Source of story Apparely inspired by a rampage carried out by two teenagers in America. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script David Veloz, Richard Rutowski, Oliver Stone. (Story: Quentin Tarantino) Starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Downey Jr, Tommy Lee Jones Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Gloria (1980)

Duration 2h 03m Ratings UK: AA, USA: PG, Norway: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director John Cassavetes Writers/Script John Cassavetes Starring Julie Carmen, Buck Henry, John Adams, Gena Rowlands,  Ratings IMDb: 7.2/10 by 9537 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: . Revie2view: 6/10. Elevator Pitch: Gloria, the ex girlfriend of mob boss Tony Tanzini, lives in an … Continue reading

Gotti (2018)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story Based on the real life of John Gotti, the Teflon Don. There has been a TV film and a couple of books.   Director Kevin Connolly Writers/Script Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs Starring John Travolta, Spencer Rosso Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Witness (1985)

Duration 1h 52m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay which had apparently been knocking around in Hollywood for years. Director Peter Weir Writers/Script Earl W. Wallace, William Kelley + Pamela Wallace. Starring Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer, Lukas Haas, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover, Angus MacInnes, Viggo Mortensen,  … Continue reading

Seven (1995)

Duration 2h 07m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director David Fincher Writers/Script Andrew Kevin Walker Starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Emery, Richard Roundtree, Kevin Spacey,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6/10 by 1,531,428 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 82% by 82 reviewers. Review2view: 8/10 Elevator Pitch: Veteran detective William … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Duration 3h 47m (yes, really) Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel “The Hoods” by former gangster Harry Grey Director Sergio Leone Writers/Script Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arrcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky, Ernesto Gastaldi,  Starring Robert De Nero, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, … Continue reading

The First Great Train Robbery (1978)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: PG, USA: PG, Norway: 16  Source of story Loosely based on events recorded in a book of the same name by Michael Crichton Director Michael Crichton Writers/Script Michael Crichton Starring Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Michael Elphick, Wayne Sleep, Brian Glover,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 17k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 74% … Continue reading

Savages (2012)

Duration 2h 11m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story A book of the same name by Don Winslow Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Shane Salerno, Don Winslow, Oliver Stone Starring Blake Lively, Taylor Litsch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Benicio Del Toro, Shea Whigham, John Travolta, Salma Hayek,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 128k people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland: 12  Source of story Loosely based on the real events of the Elizabethan age. Director Shekhar Kapur Writers/Script William Nicholson, Michael Hirst Starring Jordi Molla, Cate Balnchett, Laurence Fox, John Shrapnel, Geoffrey Rush, Samantha Morton, Abbie Cornish, Rhys Ifans, Eddie Redmayne, Clive Owen, Tom Hollander, David … Continue reading

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