Starring Lisa Edelstein and Brenda Song. The Pacific Rim's best bonded courier is tasked with delivering a bratty 15-year-old to her mother in the U.S. amid a bitter custody battle and escalating stakes.
A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »
Andrew L. Stone
Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.
In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.
This old-fashioned -- even by the standards of 1953 -- and romantic view of life in Egypt tries hard to merge various plots about romantic love, jewel smuggling and the White Man's Burden as lovers try to meet and British medical services try to prevent bubonic plague among the superstitious Bedouins. The result is a bit of a muddled mess, but the whole is redeemed, in no small part, by Nicolas Hayer's dazzlingly brilliant photography. Oddities such as telephone service in tents abound, and there is a lot of poor looping in the soundtrack.
The performances are fairly stolid, which contrasts oddly with the metaphor-laden dialogue. The result is a picture worth seeing once, for the visuals.
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