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Formula 51 The whole quirk-for-quirk's-sake movement has really got to stop, if only to keep us from ever having to sit through tedious movies like this....Formula 51Comedy, Action/AdventurePT92MR The whole quirk-for-quirk's-sake movement has really got to stop, if only to keep us from ever having to sit through tedious movies like this....2003-02-07Rhys IfansMeat LoafEmily MortimerRhys Ifans, Meat Loaf, Emily MortimerScreen Gems Inc.
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Formula 51

Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure; Starring: Robert Carlyle, Samuel L. Jackson, Rhys Ifans, Meat Loaf, Emily Mortimer; Director: Ronny Yu; Author: Stel Pavlou; Release Date Wide: 10/18/2002; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.

The whole quirk-for-quirk’s-sake movement has really got to stop, if only to keep us from ever having to sit through tedious movies like this. Ostensibly about a dark-side pharmacologist (Jackson) who needs to score a deal for the ultimate drug he’s invented, 51 seems to exist only to give Carlyle (who has set some kind of promise-wasted record since ‘Trainspotting’) a paycheck for playing an obscenity-spewing sensitive football hooligan, Emily Mortimer (‘Lovely & Amazing’) a way to shirk that pesky talented-actress label, and Jackson a chance to tool around England dolled up like Latrell Sprewell in a kilt.

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