Martin Scorsese’s three-hour epic The Aviator  – about the middle years of airman-industrialist-moviemaker-mental case Howard Hughes – is so ambitious, so daringly executed, and so entertaining that it's hard to wrap one's head around it.
"Gotcha" movies only work if you don't see the big reveal coming. The "gotcha" at the end of Primal Fear ? I've never met anyone who wasn't completely suckered in by this thriller and by Edward Norton's hair-raising performance in his first major movie.
Presumed Innocent  will keep you guessing. Here’s a flick that sends us up one blind alley and down another, sprinkles potential suspects in our path, and finally drops a revelation that will leave us reeling. All this and Harrison Ford, too.