Charles Savage

Charles Savage

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Miami Herald
Total Reviews:
35

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 35 of 35
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 59% Secondhand Lions (2003) " Even without handicapping for the limitations of its gentle genre, the film has moments of whimsical humor and thoughtful plotting that soar tantalizingly close to something that could be enjoyed on its own merits." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2003
2/4 31% Underworld (2003) " A loud and relentlessly overstated B-movie, and yet not entirely stupid." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 18, 2003
1.5/4 23% Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003) " After a few initial pratfalls, the humor gives way to a saccharine pathos as Dickie is supposed to be growing up emotionally and becoming mutually attached to the family. Unbelievable conversations and stupid dance numbers replace the humor." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 5, 2003
1/4 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) " A stark regression from the intelligence of the Scream franchise, this teen horror sequel is about as satisfying as low-budget food that's been under the heat lamps too long." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2003
1.5/4 18% The Medallion (2003) " The Medallion exposes Jackie Chan as a shrunken master." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2003
2/4 48% XXX (2002) " This is a movie that wants to do nothing more than show its hero blowing things up, punching bad guys and wooing PG-13 hotties. For what it is trying to be, it's good." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2002
1/4 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) " The Master of Disguise is full of jokes, but just about the only one that provokes widespread giggles from the short-pants set is the villain's tendency to have his maniacal laughing fits cut short by inadvertent toots of flatulence." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 2, 2002
10% Juwanna Mann (2002) " A sad and rote exercise in milking a played-out idea -- a straight guy has to dress up in drag -- that shockingly manages to be even worse than its title would imply." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 21, 2002
2.5/4 35% Bartleby (2002) " Though this film can be clumsy, its ambitions are equally -- and admirably -- uncommercial." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 7, 2002
1/4 8% The New Guy (2002) " This is nothing but familiar territory." — Miami Herald
Posted May 9, 2002
2/4 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) " The quirky potential of Herek's background and Jolie's charismatic persona ought to have been shaped into something more interesting than such pseudo-profound fluff." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 26, 2002
1/4 18% National Lampoon's Van Wilder (Party Liaison) (2002) " The problem is not that it's all derivative, because plenty of funny movies recycle old tropes. The problem is that Van Wilder does little that is actually funny with the material." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 4, 2002
33% Resident Evil (2002) " Such a bad movie that its luckiest viewers will be seated next to one of those ignorant pinheads who talk throughout the show." — Miami Herald
Posted Mar 15, 2002
3/4 38% 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) " The material may be lightweight, but it's been shaped into a film that deserves to become a classic in an admittedly lightweight genre." — Miami Herald
Posted Mar 7, 2002
2/4 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) " Aaliyah rarely dampens her diva persona enough to spark genuine chemistry with Townsend. When she speaks, her creepy Egyptian demigod voice is as computer processed and overproduced as it was in her music." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 22, 2002
42% Big Fat Liar (2002) " The result is so tame that even slightly wised-up kids would quickly change the channel." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2002
73% The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) " The film excels at the small touches." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 24, 2002
46% Orange County (2002) " The essential problem in Orange County is that, having created an unusually vivid set of characters worthy of its strong cast, the film flounders when it comes to giving them something to do." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 11, 2002
21% Joe Somebody (2001) " There's plenty of ABC After School Special dialogue here, along the lines of 'You've gotta find people in life who are there for you whether you're somebody or not.'" — Miami Herald
Posted Dec 21, 2001
27% How High (2001) " Most of the movie is simply a series of sex-and-drug adventures as Method Man and Redman romp through campus and play pranks on the dean." — Miami Herald
Posted Dec 20, 2001
28% Not Another Teen Movie (2001) " Like the generations it entertains, the vitality of the teen movie genre waxes and wanes." — Miami Herald
Posted Dec 13, 2001
37% Behind Enemy Lines (2001) " Moore, just up from television commercials, relies too heavily on a pastiche of stylistic elements cribbed from others." — Miami Herald
Posted Nov 29, 2001
14% The One (2001) " When one actor plays both hero and villain, the viewer knows that what is being shown is not an authentic dance." — Miami Herald
Posted Nov 1, 2001
14% Thirteen Ghosts (13 Ghosts) (2001) " The set design of Thirteen Ghosts may have been expensive, but its thrills are cheap." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 25, 2001
21% Baise-Moi (2000) " The movie's only value is in unwittingly defining more clearly how played out the whole transgressing-boundaries- as-art thing has become." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 19, 2001
90% Iron Monkey (2001) " Its production values may not be as good as when Ang Lee or the Wachowski brothers are behind the camera, but the creative vigor of its originality, distilled in a pure and unadulterated form, is simply exhilarating." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 11, 2001
11% The Musketeer (2001) " Muddled where it should be exciting, The Musketeer presents most of its action in dark interiors with far too many cuts and blurry close-ups." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 6, 2001
29% Bubble Boy (2001) " Once the juggling balls have hit the floor, Bubble Boy must simply be endured until the lights come up. It seems that in the movies, at least, there is a limit to how far low expectations can take you." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2001
52% Rush Hour 2 (2001) " Action and comedy are more impressive here than in the first film." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 2, 2001
51% Kiss of the Dragon (2001) " The Hollywood action genre, sliding into a lazy dependence on computer-generated fakery, needs this authentic kick to the head delivered by Jet Li." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 6, 2001
12% Double Take (2001) " Once past the insanity, the movie achieves a strange sort of brilliance." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 12, 2001
10% Dungeons & Dragons (2000) " A splashy, silly movie that inexplicably stars Jeremy Irons but will delight 10-year-old boys across the realm." — Miami Herald
Posted Dec 8, 2000
26% Bait (2000) " Stands out for refusing to settle for the narcissism of Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence movies, instead addressing human vulnerabilities." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) " Gone in 60 Seconds, a car theft caper starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie's lips, is slickly produced pornography for the sports car lover, and little more." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000) " Japanese anime can rise to a legitimate art form, as with the intricate and haunting post-apocalyptic classic Akira, but the disposable Pok√©mon 2000 is far lazier stuff." — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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