Example sentences for: owen

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  • General conclusions: 1) Star player David Beckham was an idiot to have committed the foul that got him kicked out of the game ("an astonishing display of petulance," says the Mirror ); 2) Beckham's infraction was harmless and did not warrant an ejection; and 3) 18-year-old phenom Michael Owen is a brilliant talent.

  • 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.)

  • Either it's "clumsy, lumpy" (Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal ), or the sparring of co-stars Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel (as a cult member and her deprogrammer) makes for a film that "creates more man-woman electricity than any other movie this year" (Mike Clark, USA Today ). The film's core, a showdown between Keitel and Winslet, is "a knockabout fusion of sexual warfare, New Age therapy, cross-generational Socratic dialogue, and feminist role reversal" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). Mentioned in nearly every review: 1) Winslet bares all; 2) Keitel ends up in a red dress and lipstick.

  • But mostly critics admit to enjoying the "guilty pleasures, including banzai bikini footage" (Mike Clark, USA Today ) and "babelicious lesbians" (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ). Others wonder how the movie got away with an R rating and find it lacking even "the saving spark of low art or high camp" (Richard Corliss, Time ). (Click here for the official site.)

  • From the second Liam Neeson and his subjects--Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, and Owen Wilson--set foot in the farcically garish Hill House, it's clear that Something Evil is watching them: You can tell because Something Evil respires so loudly that he's either Darth Vader or an asthmatic.


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