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Four Word Film Reviews fact sheet

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"Apes understand. I didnít."
2001: A Space Odyssey
"Carell explores virgin territory."
The 40-year-Old Virgin (2005)
"This Alamo ironically forgettable."
The Alamo (2004)
"Orwellís notorious P.I.G."
Animal Farm (1954)
"Rock buster blockbuster."
Armageddon (1998)
"Isnít Predator an alien?"
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
"From Beer to Fraternity."
Animal House (1978)
"Goo: bad and ugly."
The Blob (1958)
"Houston has a problem"
The Bodyguard (1992)
"Dated monster movie."
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
"Made for each other."
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
"Cowboys enjoy ranch undressing."
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
"Baseball diamond. Love triangle."
Bull Durham (1988)
"Humor is above par."
Caddyshack (1980)
"Of Dice and Men."
Casino (1995)
"Wilsonís well-rounded performance."
Cast Away (2000)
"Wife after death."
Corpse Bride (2005)
"Hottest girls bar none!"
Coyote Ugly (2000)
"Lee: Extreme method actor."
The Crow (1994)
"Stephen King unleashes terror."
Cujo (1983)
"Pitt turns life around."
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
"The Immaculate Deception."
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
"Heath Ledgerís clowning glory."
The Dark Knight (2008)
"Wolf in Streepís clothing."
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
"The Kubrick Missile Crisis."
Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
"Gets worse and worser."
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
"Carreyí thought-revoking film."
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
"Room with a spew."
The Exorcist (1973)
"Facing your worst enemy."
Face/Off (1997)
"Cruise handles truth well."
A Few Good Men (1992)
"Scientist flies into rage."
The Fly (1986)
"Rebellious son gets tanked."
Finding Nemo (2003)
"Slay misty for me."
The Fog (1980)
"Doctor making a living."
Frankenstein (1994)
"Frost makes Dick shrivel."
Frost/Nixon (2008)
"Kubrick studies marine life."
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
"Starving for attention."
Gandhi (1982)
"Shrink shrinks Damonís demons."
Good Will Hunting (1997)
"Likes mother. Likes daughter."
The Graduate (1967)
"A Farewell to Farms."
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
"Students take up spelling."
Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone (2001)
"Inventor experiences little success."
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
"Slaved by the Bell."
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
"Politician hates hot air?"
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
"Primate change: inconvenient truth."
Inherit the Wind (1960)
"Claude Rains is unwatchable."
The Invisible Man (1933)
"Iron sequel is riveting."
Iron Man 2 (2010)
"Potter defeated by magic."
Itís a Wonderful Life (1946)
"Gone with the Fin."
Jaws (1975)
"T-rex isle dysfunction."
Jurassic Park (1993)
"Make womb for daddy."
Junior (1994)
"Unemployed Rogenís labor problem."
Knocked Up (2007)
"I bet Kramer wins."
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
"Brit becomes oasis fan."
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
"Decisions: wife or sushi?"
The Little Mermaid (1989)
"Sequel with familiar ring."
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
"French teen starts smoking."
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
"English enjoy French cooking."
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
"Actually, mission is possible."
Mission: Impossible (1996)
"Dick size does matter."
Moby Dick (1956)
"Murder by slumbers."
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
"Nut tries to bolt."
One Flew Over the Cuckooís Nest (1975)
"Gory, gory hallelujah."
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
"Typical male never matures."
Peter Pan (1953)
"Not typical splatter movie."
Pollock (2000)
"Governors fight illegal alien."
Predator (1987)
"Shags to riches."
Pretty Woman (1990)
"Of Mice and Menus."
Ratatouille (2007)
"The dangers of crack."
The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty (1990)
"Humpty canít contain himself."
The Real Story of Humpty Dumpty (1990)
"Early communist redistributes wealth."
Robin Hood (2010)
"Rocky Hitting Picture Show."
Rocky (1976)
"The Wedding Dasher."
Runaway Bride (1999)
"Puberty begins with 'pub.í"
Sarah T.- Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic (1975)
"Many other privates unsaved."
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
"Biscuit rises, wins dough."
Seabiscuit (2003)
"Finding Nimoy."
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock
"Accountant finds prison taxing."
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
"Slum. Kind of wonderful."
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
"Teenager emits sticky substance."
Spider Man (2002)
"Dunst tries online dating."
Spider-Man (2002)
"Shut up hills!"
The Sound of Music (1965)
"Ferrell receives death sentence."
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
"A plot against Will."
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
"Not super, not bad."
Superbad (2007)
"Bush talks. Heston listens."
The Ten Commandments (1956)
"Governor Arnoldís first Termí."
The Terminator (1984)
"Fuhrer goes completely mental."
They Saved Hitlerís Brain (1963)
"Sinking feelings split couple."
Titanic (1997)
"Erection experiences burning sensation."
The Towering Inferno (1974)
"Transforms $9 into disappointment."
Transformers (2007)
"Teens have necking issues."
Twilight (2008)
"Costner fights angry mob."
The Untouchables (1987)
"Inflation causes housing crisis."
Up (2009)
"Retiree has mobile home."
Up (2009)
"Sex after marriage."
Wedding Crashers (2005)
"Why? Why? Why?"
XXX (2002)
"Carrey endorses affirmative action."
Yes Man (2008)