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Viola Davis
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Date of Birth: Aug 11, 1965

Country: USA

Biography: born on her grandmother's farm in South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Davis was educated at Central Falls High School, where she developed a love of acting. She studied theater at Rhode Island College, and also attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.

Total Titles at Criticker: 43 - You've Seen 43

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Titles You've Rated (43)
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Grace & Glorie (1998)
When a lonely ex-New Yorker moves into the home of a rural senior to act as a hospice worker, the two initially couldn't seem to be less alike. However, as time passes, the two find much kinship including a lost child. Slowly the two build a bond and learn about life. (imdb)
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Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
Fantasia Barrino overcomes sexual abuse, illiteracy, and other setbacks and becomes the winner of "American Idol" in 2004.
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Touch of Evil (2011)
Some of 2011's stand-out film actors appear in "a video gallery of cinematic villainy" for New York Times Magazine. (imdb)
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Get on Up (2014)
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. (imdb)
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Prisoners (2013)
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
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Ender
70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. (imdb)
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Won
Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. (imdb)
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Love, Marilyn (2012)
Love, Marilyn is an intimate excursus into the never-before-seen letters, diaries and notebooks of Marilyn Monroe. Appearing on screen to perform Marilyn's words are renowned contemporary actresses, including Maria Tomei, Uma Thurman, and Glenn Close. (tiff.net)
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
One couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (imdb)
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Blackhat (2015)
A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. (imdb)
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Get Rich or Die Tryin
This hard-hitting drama stars 50 Cent as an orphaned street kid who makes his mark in the drug trade but finally dares to leave the violence behind and become the rap artist he was meant to be.
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Fences (2016)
An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life. (imdb)
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Custody (2016)
The lives of three women are unexpectedly changed when they cross paths at a New York Family Court.
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Widows (2018)
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
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Suicide Squad (2016)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency. (imdb)
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How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives. (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2014)
Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (imdb)
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2014)
Told from the female perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (imdb)
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Lila & Eve (2015)
Two distraught mothers, whose children were gunned down in a drive-by, team up to avenge their deaths after local authorities fail to take action. (imdb)
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks. (imdb)
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The Help (2011)
A look at what happens when a southern town's unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship.
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Disturbia (2007)
Two teens begin to suspect that one of their neighbors is a serial killer. Are their suspicions merely the product of cabin fever and vivid imagination? Or have they unwittingly stumbled across a crime that could cost them their lives? (Paramount Pictures)
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The Andromeda Strain (2008)
A two part television movie/mini-series. When a satellite falls from space and is discovered by two local Utah teens, it is opened and a deadly virus is unleashed on the world. A group of doctors/scientists are recruited to try to figure out how to stop this "Andromeda" virus.
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
A doctor (Gere) who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman (Lane) at a North Carolina inn.
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Doubt (2008)
Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality and authority.
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The Architect (2006)
An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed. (IMDB)
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World Trade Center (2006)
September 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran of the PAPD, had been up for hours -- a requirement of his daily, 1½-hour trek to the city. They and their colleagues made their way to midtown Manhattan, just like they did any other day. Only this wasn't any other day. (Paramount)
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Far from Heaven (2002)
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
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Kate & Leopold (2001)
The story of two strangers in New York City, separated by a hundred years. When they meet, a century's worth of differences come crashing together. (Miramax Films)
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Solaris (2002)
The inhabitants of a space station orbiting the planet Solaris send a message back to Earth, reporting mysterious difficulties and requesting that psychologist Chris Kelvin visit them at the station.
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.
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Stone Cold (2005)
Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel. (imdb)
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Eat Pray Love (2010)
Julia Roberts stars in the adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir about coping with a traumatic divorce. After failing to conceive a child and deciding to reshape her life, Elizabeth (Roberts) travels the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Indonesia, seeking the perfect pasta, a route to self-enlightenment and the true meaning of faith. Along the way she meets a bevy of odd characters and, possibly, her true love.
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The Shrink Is In (2001)
A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming. (imdb)
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Being a teenager is too much for 16-year-old Craig (Keir Gilchrist), who shocks his parents (Lauren Graham and Jim Gaffigan) by checking himself into a mental health clinic for a little R & R. But when the youth ward is unexpectedly closed, he's forced to live among the adult patients.
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Trust (2010)
A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.
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Knight and Day (2010)
A wholesome, Midwestern woman accidentally gets involved with an international super spy and is forced to flee the country with him while he protects a dangerous new piece of technology.
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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
The Pentagon Wars is a black-comedy film based off the book of the same name. It deals with the development of the M2 Bradley fighting vehicle.
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State of Play (2009)
Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress.
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. His target: The district attorney who orchestrated the deal. (imdb)
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Beyond All Boundaries (2009)
A visual, 4-D experience of the battles of World War II featuring stories, archival footage and advanced special effects.
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
The story of a man who digs inside himself to discover therein lies a king...A sailor with an explosive attitude, Fisher (Luke) is ordered to see a naval psychiatrist (Washington) about his volatile temper. Little did he know that his first step into the doctor's office would lead him on a journey home. (Fox Searchlight)
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