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Film, Rug Rat

Rug Rat

So wait. It's a movie about the longest criminal trial in U.S. history, it's directed by the legendary Sidney Lumet, and it stars ... Vin Diesel in a wig? In a role originally intended for Joe Pesci? Can Lumet be…
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The Great Cash-In

Walk the Line (Fox) No matter what a junkie does with his spare time -- say, redefine country music, or forge one of history's most enduring personas -- movies about junkies are a drag to watch. So it's too bad…
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Film, Lumet Lite

Lumet Lite

Any moviemaker who ventures into the sewers of New York City corruption will find Sidney Lumet's wet footprints. In classics like The Pawnbroker, Serpico, and Q&A, this streetwise film master has explored, among other things, individual morality in the face…
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Reel World

Power Sidney Lumet reinvented urban drama in the mid-'70s with the tough, entertaining pictures Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network. Since then he's cranked out a whole lot of unmemorable "product," but studios and movie stars still adore him. Here's…
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