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Read EW's reviews of Oscar-nominated films

Read EW's reviews of Oscar-nominated films. Here's what our critics thought of ''Mystic River,'' ''Whale Rider,'' ''In America,'' and more

In America, Whale Rider, ...

(Mystic River: Merie W. Wallace: In America)

Read EW’s reviews of Oscar-nominated films

You can wait until Feb. 29 to learn what the industry insiders in the Academy think of the year’s most acclaimed movies. Or you can get expert opinions on them right now by reading Entertainment Weekly’s reviews of Best Picture nominees ”The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” ”Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” ”Mystic River,” ”Lost in Translation,” and ”Seabiscuit,” as well as 14 other movies that scored major Oscar nominations in 2004.

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