Sacha Baron Cohen's tatty, low-budget prank-a-thon was both the most overhyped movie of the year and the most underrated, the smartest and the stupidest, the most bigoted and the most open-minded (20th Century Fox) 20th Century Fox
2006 movies

The year in movies

Political ideas and hard topics marked the year's smartest and most engaging films

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / December 31, 2006

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Wesley, my brother, I feel your pain. Top 10 lists are a diversion in a movie year that addressed such hard topics and so well. 9/11 was re-created in two multiplex dramas, documentaries fanned out across all aspects of the war in Iraq, and eco-catastrophe was the subject of the third-highest-grossing nonfiction film in history and two of the year's ... (Full article: 1861 words)

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