Director James Mangold can make a serious film with extra twists for a grown-up audience. His credits include "Walk the Line," "3:10 to Yuma" and the offbeat thriller "Identity." In
He combines action with
In a story like this, implausible developments are expected. Many strange turns and a nasty double-cross occur. High-speed chases and last-minute rescues abound. But there's also genuine humor and enough quiet time to provide welcome relief. The growing chemistry between Cruise and a maturing Diaz make it all very entertaining. This enterprise is a cut above the usual fare of this type. For fans of this genre, it's worth a summertime look and a big bag of popcorn.
Sleeper hit of the summer
Ah but there's her son Cyrus – an eerily polite, overgrown mama's boy prone to panic attacks.
"Grown Ups" is a so-so, overlong
As junior high pals reunited for one weekend, the guys try to revive their former box-office glory with buffoonish, grossout humor only they seem to find funny. The best bits were already seen in the trailer. Rock and the talented female cast — among them
If only they'd had a hot tub time machine.
JOHN DEPKO is a