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T-YOU Everyone’s a Critic

October 3, 2008

Everyone’s a Critic lets you play movie reviewer. Send your reviews of 75 words or less to everyonesacritic@jacksonville.com. Please include your name, age, part of town in which you live and phone number.

Ghost Town – Not since Ghost has a movie about connection to the spirit world been so charming. Ricky Gervais has superb line delivery and facial expressions. Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear are both charming in this supernatural delight.

Rayoma Keating, 64, Jacksonville Beach

Tell No One – Based on Harlan Coben’s best-seller, but set in France instead of New York, Tell No One does not suffer from change of venue. There’s murder, deceit and corruption set in a plot that is labyrinthine in the best sense, building slowly and surely to a satisfying conclusion. The acting, screenwriting and direction are first-rate. Bring your best speed-reading skills and attention span – it’s subtitled. This film experience is worth the effort.

Tom Daniel, 66, Southside

Burn After Reading – Granted they can thrill and jerk tears with the best, but comedy is what makes the Coens great! And if that isn’t enough they have delivered the year’s best supporting actor in the form of Brad Pitt. For those looking to just sit back and enjoy, you will be hard pressed to find a better one.

Jason Greathouse, 30, Beaches

Eagle Eye – Danger, Will Robinson! Sensory Overload! Robots run amok. Hello, HAL, do you read me, HAL? Does not compute. The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. . . . DO go see this in Imax. Do NOT forget to bring ear protection. You have been warned. We came out of the theater dazed and confused, with every sense dulled, yet heightened at the same time. Resistance is futile.

Pat Crandall, 57, West Beaches

Tell No One – It’s a treat when a movie prods your intelligence rather than insults it. A loving couple on a raft at an isolated lake … they have a spat … she swims to shore … she screams. And then? From here on you’ll get no help from the director in this taut French thriller. He wants you to work this all out along with his lead characters. And as in all really good movies, that’s when the fun begins.

Bill Stewart, 68, St. Marys, Ga.

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