Angel Cohn

Angel Cohn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Premiere Magazine , Television Without Pity , TV Guide's Movie Guide
Total Reviews:
203

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 203
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) " Academy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple does an excellent job capturing the Chicks' thoughts, and uses judicious clips from political speeches to put Maines' off-the-cuff comment into context." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 27, 2006
2.5/4 54% Flicka (2006) " Director Mayer knows how to tug at the heartstrings, and his admirably restrained cast keeps the family drama from becoming too sugary." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2006
4/5 48% Open Season (2006) " Though silly and predictable, this animated comedy has stunning visuals, a catchy soundtrack and charming characters that are family-friendly crowd-pleasers." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 93% Lassie (2006) " The 1943 Lassie Come Home, starring then-child actors Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor as Joe and Cilla, is widely considered the gold standard to which all dog movies should aspire, but Sturridge's remake is a fine film in its own right." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 1, 2006
3/4 59% How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) " This cute lesson in standing up to bullies, based on the award-winning Thomas Rockwell book of the same name, is still tailor-made for its target demographic." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2/4 15% Surviving Eden (2004) " Only Lynch's over-the-top network executive stands out in this otherwise bland film that tries for satire but neglects to be funny." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 25, 2006
1.5/4 19% Step Up (2006) " This teen drama may be filled with some great-looking dancing, but its hackneyed, predictable script is a giant step in the wrong direction." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 12, 2006
3/4 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) " Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines -- really. Will Ferrell's NASCAR comedy is worth getting revved up over, though non-Ferrell fans will be unimpressed no matter how many times he strips to his skivvies." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 4, 2006
1.5/4 22% Barnyard (2006) " Moooove along, there's nothing to see here! With its blatant disregard for the laws of nature, gravity and good humor, this animated adventure is little more than a series of gags... loosely strung to the plot of The Lion King." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 3, 2006
3/4 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) " Teen comedies are notoriously predictable, and screenwriter Jeff Lowell isn't out to rock the genre boat, but his smartly written dialogue and the infectious charm of the cast, particularly Snow and Metcalfe, add up to a winning combination." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 28, 2006
2/4 13% Just My Luck (2006) " Director Donald Petrie's niche seems to be lighthearted, instantly forgettable romantic fantasies like Miss Congeniality and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, and this sweet-natured bit of fluff fits right in." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 12, 2006
2/4 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) " For those jonesing for a loosely connected string of comedy sketches, heavy on the scatological humor, this is the fix." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 14, 2006
1.5/4 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) " Unfortunately in this instance, more doesn't make merry, only mayhem." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2.5/4 46% Rent (2005) " Ultimately, the emphasis on flash disengages viewers from the story's emotional core, which is the exact opposite of what Larson intended." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3/4 36% Chicken Little (2005) " This wild and unexpected ride should delight younger children with its bright colors and constant chaos, while adults are likely to be charmed by the witty banter, subtle one-liners and a sweet father-son relationship." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 4, 2005
1.5/4 17% Kids in America (2005) " A muddled mess whose message gets lost in the confusion." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 21, 2005
3/4 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) " Charming all-ages entertainment." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 21, 2005
3/4 57% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) " Evelyn's optimism in the face of ongoing adversity never feels schmaltzy or tacky." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/4 56% Just Like Heaven (2005) " Though completely implausible, this spirited romantic comedy works because of the utterly charming leads and a strong supporting cast." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 16, 2005
2/5 17% Now & Forever (2001) " This poorly executed film is riddled with every cliché in the book and then some." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 19, 2005
3.5/5 31% Valiant (2005) " This cleverly told animated World War II adventure aims high and scores a pretty lofty goal." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 19, 2005
2/4 6% Supercross (2005) " Director Steve Boyum's loud, down-and-dirty ride through the world of Supercross motorcycle racing comes to a screeching halt for its many pit stops for Hollywood clichés." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 17, 2005
2.5/5 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " The film makes no real impression; it's amiable, occasionally funny and indistinguishable from dozens of other romantic comedies just like it." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 29, 2005
2.5/5 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) " Vaughn is at his best, McAdams is perfectly adorable, relative newcomer Fisher steals scenes from her cast mates with wicked ease; and Walken is, well, Walken." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 15, 2005
2/5 27% Fantastic Four (2005) " Superheroes' origin stories are inherently background-heavy, but director Tim Story and screenwriters Simon Kinberg, Michael France and Mark Frost spend too much time on setup." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 8, 2005
2/5 41% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) " The silly story, however, will do nothing for viewers who like even a touch of substance or plausibility with their summer entertainment." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 22, 2005
2.5/4 6% The Perfect Man (2005) " This cream puff of a romantic comedy is sweet enough, but lack of substance makes it deeply unsatisfying." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 17, 2005
1.5/5 20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) " The concept is cute and the movie starts out well, but it devolves into a muddled, overstuffed mess that wears out its welcome around the time the novelty of 3-D effects wears off." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 10, 2005
2.5/5 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " Fortunately for this sentimental coming-of-age story based on the young-adult novel by Ann Brashares and directed by Ken Kwapis, its target audience is youthful enough that the cliches may still retain a hint of freshness." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 1, 2005
3/5 55% Madagascar (2005) " This endearing character piece offers animal high jinks for youngsters, plus pop culture humor and lushly composed animation for adults." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 27, 2005
2.5/5 92% Up for Grabs (2005) " While the material is interesting, it's not substantial enough to sustain a feature-length treatment." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 6, 2005
2.5/5 41% A Lot Like Love (2005) " While Kutcher is charming, endearing and, to all appearances, perfect boyfriend material - especially when he's signing with his hearing-impaired brother - Peet is merely passable..." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 22, 2005
2/4 41% A Lot Like Love (2005) " Oddly interesting, but not enough to pull the film through the last half hour as it looses steam and energy as it dwindles to its inevitable conclusion." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2005
2/4 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) " Shatner's forced presence, meanwhile, should have been lost in space." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2005
2/5 43% Guess Who (2005) " The absence of chemistry between both couples is enough to make you seriously consider leaving before dessert." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 25, 2005
1.5/4 52% Ice Princess (2005) " Aside from the extraordinary implausible nature of the plot, and the infinite string of cliches, Trachtenberg is surprisingly adorable, even though she has absolutely no chemistry with relative newcomer Blumas." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2005
2/5 52% Ice Princess (2005) " The film's utterly predictable dialogue and plot developments will leave most viewers cold. Ice-struck preteens are, of course, the exceptions." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 18, 2005
3/5 64% Robots (2005) " A well-calibrated piece of entertainment." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 11, 2005
2/5 20% The Pacifier (2005) " The easily entertained may be mollified by this unimaginative variation on Kindergarten Cop, but anyone expecting more than formulaic pabulum will feel a temper tantrum coming on long before the film makes its way to the predictably happy ending." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 4, 2005
0.5/4 6% Son of the Mask (2005) " While the bright colors and occasional chuckles might amuse the younger set, this film will seem tediously long to the adult audiences who may even be outraged at the way they've blatantly and badly ripped off the Tex Avery style and plots." — Premiere Magazine
Posted Feb 22, 2005
3/5 54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) " This simple coming-of-age tale tends to drift away on tangential story lines, but should still warm the hearts of audiences of all ages." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 18, 2005
1/5 6% Son of the Mask (2005) " Guterman is settling into a niche that blends live action with computer-animated effects, but all those high-tech hijinks are wasted with a sub-par plot line and idiotic action." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 18, 2005
3/5 79% Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) " A short, sweet movie perfect for the toddlers and not too torturous for adults." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 11, 2005
3/5 69% Hitch (2005) " When it's funny, it's truly funny and the featured couples all have an easy and believable chemistry." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 11, 2005
1.5/5 10% The Wedding Date (2005) " It might be best to discreetly misplace your invitation to these strained festivities." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 4, 2005
1.5/5 23% Fat Albert (2004) " Fond, nostalgic memories of the '70s cartoon Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids will be instantly erased when the infectious theme song ends and this live-action feature's utterly preposterous story line begins." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 23, 2004
3/5 53% Spanglish (2004) " Surprisingly heartfelt tale." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 17, 2004
1.5/5 5% Christmas with the Kranks (2004) " Director Joe Roth misses an opportunity for true satire by making the neighbors such insanely over-the-top caricatures that the Kranks seem paragons of normality and perspective." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 24, 2004
2.5/5 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) " It isn't as consistently funny as some of the 11-minute TV episodes, but fans should be sufficiently absorbed that they'll be able to ignore the fact that it's a little waterlogged." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 19, 2004
1.5/5 29% Noel (2004) " The all-star cast do their best, but the individual stories are so truncated that they can't do much in the way of giving their characters real emotional depth." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 12, 2004
3/5 49% Alfie (2004) " Law's performance as archetypal bad-boy Alfie Elkins is immensely enjoyable." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 5, 2004
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