Bob Campbell

Bob Campbell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Houston Chronicle , Minneapolis Star Tribune , MSNBC , Newark Star-Ledger , Newhouse News Service , Oregonian , San Francisco Examiner
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
96

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Showing 1 - 50 of 96
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Hukkle (2001) " It's bracingly funny to see the glorious human species redefined as just another set of moving parts in a huge machine lacking any evident purpose." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 5, 2003
91% El bonaerense (2002) " Credit El Bonaerense with journalistic single-mindedness and, given recent Argentine history, sheer guts." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 5, 2003
21% Honey (2003) " Honey is a whole festival of bad movies, from Flashdance through Glitter." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Dec 5, 2003
94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) " It's all très charming." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 28, 2003
29% Mail Order Bride (2003) " This harmless nickels-and-kopecks comedy goes by the theory that if one Mafia is funny, two must be hilarious." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 26, 2003
81% The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) (2003) " If secular humanism were an actual religion, The Barbarian Invasions would be recognized as a religious masterpiece." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 21, 2003
10% Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat (2003) " Flashy but flat." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 21, 2003
78% Tupac - Resurrection (2003) " Intriguing but ultimately frustrating." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 14, 2003
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) " It's an adventure movie by an artist." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 14, 2003
93% My Architect: A Son's Journey (2004) " Locates the human dimension the architect never grasped." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 13, 2003
39% The Singing Detective (2003) " Virtuoso work by Robert Downey Jr. and an unrecognizable Mel Gibson (who also produced) can't keep The Singing Detective from degenerating into sheer noise." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 24, 2003
36% Radio (2003) " The game plan is Inspiration or Death." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 24, 2003
72% Runaway Jury (2003) " Grossly inauthentic but authentically engrossing entertainment." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 17, 2003
36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) " Does convey the sense of being caught in a nightmare. A stupid person's nightmare." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 17, 2003
4% House of the Dead (2003) " Takes out a moviegoer's limbic brain and cerebral cortex. All that's left functioning is the reptilian brain, droning: Kill The Things. Kill The Things..." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 17, 2003
65% The Flower of Evil (2003) " The 73-year-old Chabrol has dashed off a near-abstract but infinitely intriguing formulation on guilt, recurrence and the perpetual present." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 13, 2003
16% Civil Brand (2003) " It's guilty of gross B-movie meltdown, but mitigating circumstances include honest anger and a scattering of vivid scenes." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 13, 2003
42% The Event (2003) " Fails equally as lament and celebration." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 9, 2003
65% Out of Time (2003) " Out of Time is probably Hollywood's most seamless suspense trap since The Fugitive." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.5/4 62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) " Alternately helped, hindered and (best) left alone by first-time director Wells, Lane fills the screen with her perceptive presence and lifts the undramatic story as high as gravity allows." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 26, 2003
92% Millennium Actress (Sennen joyû) (2001) " This is a screen trip that actually takes you someplace -- out of the world, around the world and straight to the heart of the world." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 20, 2003
42% The Fighting Temptations (2003) " When Gooding and Knowles appear together, they drain off energy like batteries hooked in reverse." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 19, 2003
95% Lost In Translation (2003) " The old adage says that poetry is what's lost in translation, but the poetry is all that survives in Sofia Coppola's wispy art film." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 12, 2003
70% Dummy (2003) " Pritikin's shrewd comedy-drama catches a fine flock of family emotions on the wing, and not the over-exposed ones." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 12, 2003
63% Cabin Fever (2002) " Like much of Cabin Fever, the performances are competent and uninteresting." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 12, 2003
68% Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) " Rodriguez's movie aspires to trashy grandeur, and achieves it." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 12, 2003
73% Taking Sides (2003) " Taking Sides is a symphony played on two instruments, both somewhat out of tune." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 5, 2003
69% Dude Where's the Party (2003) " An amiable city mouse/country mouse story." — Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 5, 2003
23% Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003) " David Spade has two-thirds of a comic idea, and the jokes occasionally hit one of their hundred moving targets." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 5, 2003
51% Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2003) " Should Blighty stake its screen future on action-adventure? Family fun? Sex satire? Modernized music hall? Post-modern movie-movie? Meadows' answer is 'All of the above.'" — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 3, 2003
23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) " The new JC is more consistent and efficient than the first, with classier monster effects, but less compellingly weird." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 29, 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) " Even after sitting through it you can't swear you've seen it. It vanishes while you watch, like disappearing ink." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 25, 2003
9% Marci X (2003) " This is the kind of movie that would leave a hopeful crowd feeling let down, but might sparkle like a tiara in a trash can for someone who discovers it by chance." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 25, 2003
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) (2003) " Consistently clever and inventive on a level a little below the inspired." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 22, 2003
2.5/4 18% The Medallion (2003) " A B-movie worthy of the term." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 22, 2003
41% The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003) " The half an idea in Erica Beeney's script is reduced by another half through the disjointed directing of Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 22, 2003
82% Step Into Liquid (2003) " With neo-rock replacing beach boyisms and new optical technology permitting crisp Steadicam close-ups of ballet-like aquabatics, Step into Liquid is state-of-the-art non-art." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2003
75% Koi... Mil Gaya (I Found Someone) (2003) " Even for Bollywood, this is broad, corny stuff." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2003
14% Uptown Girls (2003) " Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2003
41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) " Will satisfy the hordes who've awaited this heavyweight matchup for a decade." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2003
8% Grind (2003) " Among those rare films that starts at the bottom and burrows downward." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2003
48% S.W.A.T. (2003) " Schlocky, slam-bang fun." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 8, 2003
75% Seaside (2002) " Touching, amusing, sometimes compelling, Seaside is ultimately little more revealing than a weekend visit. It's a sheaf of captivating postcards." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 6, 2003
55% American Wedding (2003) " Even suckers for the first two American Pie courses will find this third helping indigestible." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 1, 2003
80% Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003) " Shot in lustrous, muted color with a sure sensitivity to emotional states and mood swings, it's an elegy on wasted time and waning energies." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 31, 2003
38% Hotel (2003) " It's a love-it-or- hate-it proposition." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 31, 2003
45% Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del caníbal) (2003) " A comedy-mystery that's neither funny nor mysterious." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 25, 2003
77% Seabiscuit (2003) " Seabiscuit is resoundingly well made and emotionally satisfying." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 25, 2003
28% How to Deal (2003) " Promising to serve up life's complexity, Clare Kilner's movie doles it out in bite-sized, predigested portions." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 18, 2003
23% Bad Boys II (2003) " The perverse feat of Bad Boys II is that it's formulaic enough to serve as a format-compatible sequel to half the cop buddy capers ever made." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 18, 2003
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