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Underrated Movies part 2

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The Next Three Days (2010)


  • Russell Crowe
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Michael Buie
  • Moran Atias

Directed by: Paul Haggis

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50% TOMATOMETER 66% AUDIENCE SCORE

The lives of a family is interpruted when the wife is accused of murder. Russell Crowe’s character John Brennna, her husband, plans a harrowing escape to free her from incarceration. 

A film looking at the depths of how far people would go to save family. Russel Crowe deliveries in this emotional ride of a film.

Book of Elie (2010)


  • Russell Crowe
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Michael Buie
  • Moran Atias

Directed by: The Hughes Brothers

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46% TOMATOMETER 64% AUDIENCE SCORE

Set in a dystopian wasteland future. Elie’s (Denzel Washington) mission is to protect a sacred book that is the key to saving humanity. Gary Coleman plays the antagonist desperately trying to capture the written material. A sort of homage to western films. Both actors along with Mila Kunios provide solid performances. 

A well directed action film from the opening scene right to the ending. Captivating and gritty journey through this film.

Spartan (2004)

Starring :

  • Tia Texada
  • Derek Luke
  • Val Kilmer
  • Jeremie Campbell

Directed by: David Mehmet

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65% TOMATOMETER 62% AUDIENCE SCORE

The daughter of the US President is kidnapped by a human trafficking ring. A former marine (Val Kilmer) and his protégé (Derek Luke) investigates. 

The director David Mamet creates a film that continues to twist and turn and that delivers on a high level.

Red Belt (2008)


  • Max Martini
  • Matt Cable
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Alice Braga
  • Tim Allen

Directed by : David Mehmet

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67% TOMATOMETER 65% AUDIENCE SCORE

Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor)  a devoted martial artist lives by a strict code of no fighting competitions. Through the events of the film he is forced to participate in a competition.

A thoughtful look at a character conflicts with morals and integrity. 

Mystery Men (1999)


  • Hank Azaria
  • Janeane Garofalo
  • William H. Macy
  • Paul Reubens
  • Ben Stiller

Directed by: Kinka Usher

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61% TOMATOMETER 57% AUDIENCE SCORE

A hilarious take on superhero movie tropes. The plot revolves around a group of misfit heroes banding together to stop your typical supervillain. When Champion City’s main superhero is kidnapped these groups of misfits make it their mission to rescue him. 

A film way ahead of its time before the golden age of comic book movies. Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria are hysterical.

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