Example sentences for: owen

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  • The second biopic about record-breaking superstar runner Steve Prefontaine is deemed worthier than its 1997 predecessor, Prefontaine . "[A] richly intimate sports fable," says Entertainment Weekly 's Owen Gleiberman.

  • While the adaptation is respectful, it "mostly misses the humor, lyricism and emotional charge of Frank McCourt's magical and magnificent memoir" and unfortunately becomes "something resembling a conventional tale of a gifted young man's struggle to lift himself out of oppressive circumstances" (Todd McCarthy, Variety ). The harshest complaint: It's just "two hours and 20 minutes of beautifully photographed rain, mud, blood, lice, vomit, dead babies, and whining" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). The more upbeat take: The movie is "a thinner version of the novel, but you still get a drama that has you laughing and brokenhearted" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Click here to read an excerpt from the book.)

  • Moore's shtick, says Entertainment Weekly 's Owen Gleiberman, "shows more American enterprise than anything it's attacking."

  • It wasn't in any of the Washington papers"--by Owen Lattimore?"

  • Although a few critics find it too heavy with "only-in-the-movies claptrap" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ), most praise the film because "it never slides down that slippery slope of sap that you keep expecting" (Jami Bernard, New York Daily News ). (Find out about the young-adult novel that is the basis for this film.)


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