Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

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So you think Matt Soergel must be on a Sno-cap sugar high when he sees films? Everyone's a Critic lets you play movie reviewer. Here's what "regular folks" think of movies currently playing at the multiplex.

Black Hawk Down -- If you secretly knew the United States should not send troops into Somalia in 1992, see this movie and you can say, "told you so." The book is excellent, the movie more graphic. Director Ridley Scott's actors make believable Rangers and Delta Force troopers; the general is a bit overdone. There is a valuable lesson here -- beware of Somalia and, even more so, nearby Yemen. (I have seen both.) Remember Mogadishu! Remember the USS Cole!

-- John D. Tinney, 77, South Ponte Vedra Beach

Gosford Park -- Gosford Park, Robert Altman's magnificent character study and whodunit, revolves around the upstairs and downstairs individuals at a weekend hunt at a gorgeous country estate. This look at the two ever-so-fascinating worlds of the "wealthy" and the "help" satirizes the British class system of the 1930s. …

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