Jude Law hits high-water mark in 'Black Sea'

January 29, 2015 4:29 PM

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While the transformation of Matthew McConaughey from romcom joke to serious actor got lots of attention a few years ago, the ongoing transformation of Jude Law from highbrow eye candy to virtuoso character actor has largely escaped notice. But in movie after movie, Law keeps showing us new sides - a nervous wreck ("Side Effects"), an officious politician ("Anna Karenina"), a wacky Internet personality ("Contagion"), a Cockney safecracker ("Dom Hemingway") ...

Now in "Black Sea," we find him in the sort of role Sean Connery might have played in the 1970s, a working-class Scottish tough guy. It's nothing like anything he has ever played, and though he looks more or less as he usually does, there's such an essence change about him that it might take a secon...

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