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Action Reviews

Here are a variety of DVD reviews of action movies and TV series on DVD.

Black Hawk Down DVD
I found Black Hawk Down well worth watching when I saw it on DVD. Read my brief review of Black Hawk Down on DVD.

Brotherhood of the Wolf DVD
Brotherhood of the Wolf is a fascinating mélange of genres--including action-adventure movies--and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read my review of this DVD movie.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Set in feudal China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts film, but it offers several other dimensions as well.

Daredevil DVD
I found that Daredevil was an entertaining movie despite its flaws, including an unsatisfying dramatic line and a "cute meet" scene that’s so over-the-top it's just plain goofy. Read a brief review of Daredevil on DVD.

The Bourne Identity DVD
Read a review of this action movie on DVD.

Hero DVD
At the 2003 Academy Awards, this movie was one of the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. There are martial-arts action sequences in Hero, but its overarching sensibility is the visual poetry of director Zhang Yimou.

Joy Ride DVD
Read my DVD review of Joy Ride, a taught thriller with a B-movie sensibility.

LOTR - The Two Towers DVD
I found The Two Towers to be highly cinematic moviemaking and mythic storytelling. However, it’s basically an action-adventure movie, and for me some of the action sequences became tedious. Read a short DVD review of the two-disc DVD set.

LOTR - The Two Towers DVD
Read a full-length DVD review of The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers two-disc set.

Pulp Fiction DVD
Pulp Fiction is a dark, violent mix of action and comedy that satirizes our expectations of a crime drama. I love Tarantino’s dialogue and the way he tweaked crime movie clichés into something fresh. Read my review of the movie Pulp Fiction on Collector's Edition DVD.

Sin City DVD
This mix of action, crime drama, and thriller tells three loosely connected hard-boiled tales, all unfolding in a gritty metropolis steeped in corruption. Read a review of Sin City on DVD.

Unleashed DVD
Jet Li stars in this action movie/crime drama that in some countries is titled Danny the Dog. Written by Luc Besson, the film also features Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins. Read a short review of Unleashed on DVD.

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