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Movies Friday January 2009

Friday, 9 January 2009

This week Michael Doherty will be reviewing:

Bride Wars
Slumdog Millionaire
Role Models

Also Michael Doherty interviews Daniel Craig about the film Defiance

Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell, Liev Schreiber
Running Time: 137 min
Rating: ***
Classification: 15A
Courtesy: Momentum Pictures

Michael's verdict:
Powerful true-life drama with Craig in top form as the leader of a group of Jewish partisans who took on the Nazis during WWII.

Bride Wars
Director: Gary Winick
Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway
Running Time: 92 min
Rating: *
Classification: PG
Courtesy: Fox

Michael's Verdict:

Lame girlie movie in which two best pals clash after scheduling their weddings for the same day

Slumdog Millionaire

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor
Running Time: 120 min
Rating: ***
Classification: 15A
Courtesy: Pathe

Michael's verdict

Powerful drama about a young Indian boy who wins millions on a game show but is accused of cheating: hard-hitting but life-affirming at the same time.

Role Models

Director: David Wain
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd
Running Time: 99 mins
Rating: **
Classification: 16
Courtesy: Universal

Michael's verdict:
Latest offering for the gross-out-humour, Superbad audience as two ne'er-do-well sales reps find themselves mentoring young people and forced to become good role models. Uneven.

Michael Doherty