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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Robocop’ and ‘Son of God’

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

This week’s home video releases include a remake of “RoboCop,” a film about the life of Jesus Christ and a fantastic military drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Contraband’

Thug Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) in “Contraband,” a thriller about a former smuggler who gets sucked back into the business.

It’s a slow week for home video, as only one major theatrical release is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray. Fortunately, that title is a worthwhile thriller starring Mark Wahlberg.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Mechanic,’ ‘The Rite’

Anthony Hopkins stars as Father Lucas in the supernatural thriller “The Rite.”

A horror film starring Anthony Hopkins and an action flick featuring Jason Statham and Ben Foster anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Invictus,’ ‘The Messenger,’ ‘Valentine’s Day,’ ‘The Spy Next Door’

Channing Tatum, left, and Amanda Seyfried share a tender moment in the romantic drama “Dear John.”

This week’s home video releases include a new Jackie Chan comedy plus two smart dramas that were nominated for top honors at the most recent Academy Awards ceremony.

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Video Verdict: ‘Invention of Lying,’ ‘Gamer,’ ‘Whiteout,’ ‘Pandorum’

Gerard Butler doesn’t like the fact that he’s being controlled by a teenage video game nerd in the science-fiction action movie “Gamer.”

Sadly, this week’s major home video releases are all second-tier, but the best of the batch is an offbeat comedy that has comedian Ricky Gervais’ fingerprints all over it.

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