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Siff Mini-Reviews: 'Centurion,' 'Agora' and 'The Dancer and the Thief'

Last Friday I spent the hours from 4:00 Pm to 11:30 Pm watching three movies at Seattle's Neptune Theatre as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. The films included Spain's 2009 Foreign Language Oscar submission The Dancer and the Thief, Alejandro Amenabar's recently released Agora and Neil Marshall's forthcoming 2nd century actioner Centurion.

Following the long day of movies I posted on my Twitter account the following, "Today's Seattle Film Festival triple-feature: The Dancer and the Thief (C+), Agora (C) and Centurion (B+)." However, my opinion on the first two mentioned has since changed a bit.

First off, The Dancer and the Thief...

The Dancer and the Thief

Anyone that saw last year's Oscar-winning The Secret in the Thier Eyes will recognize Ricardo Darin here as Nicolas Vergara Grey, a thief whose face is as recognizable as any celebrity in Chile and he has just been pardoned by

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