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Reel Winners

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, ... | GOLDEN CHILDREN Up for Oscars this year are (from left to right) ''Mystic River'''s Sean Penn and Marcia Gay Harden, ''Whale Rider'''s Keisha Castle-Hughes, and…
Image credit: Mystic River: Merie W. Wallace: In America
GOLDEN CHILDREN Up for Oscars this year are (from left to right) ''Mystic River'''s Sean Penn and Marcia Gay Harden, ''Whale Rider'''s Keisha Castle-Hughes, and ''In America'''s Samantha Morton

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.

Originally posted Feb 04, 2004