Bob Fenster

Bob Fenster

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
Arizona Republic
Total Reviews:
48

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 48 of 48
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
54% What Dreams May Come (1998) " Here's what's wrong with giant movie screens: You can fill them with extreme close-ups of Robin Williams' face!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Beloved (1998) " Like a great book, Beloved builds up, through accretion of detail, so much information and revelation that we begin to live the lives with these people." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Pleasantville (1998) " Picks up where Truman Show left off!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% Antz (1998) " Antz crawling with detail, humor, Woody Allen style." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49% Cruel Intentions (1999) " As a serious study of vapid youth, Cruel Intentions vacillates between the cynically pretentious and the shallowly silly." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% 8MM (1999) " Has none of the mystery or suspense that helped Seven rise above the filth in which it sought to wallow." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% The Prince of Egypt (1998) " This animated Bible story raises the level of film artistry to new heights!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% The Other Sister (1999) " The charming innocence in this unusual take on first love and first heartbreak gives THE OTHER SISTER its special quality." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Office Space (1999) " So much dull non-humor." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Notting Hill (1999) " Witty, sweet and genuine!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Apt Pupil (1998) " A tense, psychological study of evil!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% One True Thing (1998) " Streep's performance makes the movie worth seeing." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% Lost and Found (1999) " There's not enough story to get you interested in Dylan's plight and not enough laughs to compensate for the lack of a story." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% The General's Daughter (1999) " The sleaziest movie of the year is The General's Daughter!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% The Matrix (1999) " The Matrix flings around enough imaginative ideas and digitized bodies to make it a definite check-out-this-one for all science-fiction fans." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) " The sequel is funnier than the original because it has more silliness, more smut and more 'yeah, babies.'" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Goodbye Lover (1998) " If you like your murder tales full of plot twists and turns, and you don't get thrown off by the performances, then this one is as twisty as a snake." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Hilary and Jackie (1998) " The story is told in such a chopped-up way that it often seems pointless and certainly devoid of much-needed editing." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% The Mummy (1999) " Spectacle, rowdy adventure and supernatural horror all crammed into a raucous two hours of high-testosterone special-effects filmmaking!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20% Jack Frost (1998) " No story, not enough humor, a silly setup, and a guy in the snowman suit who looks like he didn't make the first cut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Psycho (1998) " A lot less scary!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Analyze This (1999) " Director Harold Ramis keeps the gangsters real and funny at the same time." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% Rush Hour (1998) " What a lousy movie!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) " A consistent source of chuckles." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% The Thin Red Line (1998) " Although Malick hasn't made a movie in two decades, he hasn't lost his touch for eye-catching vistas and the poetics of conflict." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49% The Corruptor (1998) " You probably can't blame Chow for The Corruptor. No way he could outmaneuver the director and the writers. The only thing in The Corruptor more catastrophic than the car chases is the script." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10% Soldier (1998) " Soldier is so mediocre, it might have been more mindless fun if it had been even worse." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35% The Waterboy (1998) " It's definitely for the fans!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Go (1999) " A slick, comical counterculture trip!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) " Delivers exactly what every kid of any age wants: wows. And plenty of them!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Payback (1999) " It's a good, strong shot for fans who like their crime stories rough and no-nonsense." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20% Practical Magic (1998) " What a disappointing mess made from such a promising premise!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Pushing Tin (1999) " It plays like a magazine article: some interesting facts, no drama. Not many laughs either, in case director Mike Newell thought he was making a comedy." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% You've Got Mail (1998) " The movie grows on you until you don't want to leave it." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% Patch Adams (1998) " If I were the real Patch Adams, I'd sue for malpractice!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% The Thirteenth Floor (1999) " The kind of science fiction you ruminate over." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% October Sky (1999) " A must-see for every student, parent and teacher in the country!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Instinct (1999) " Gooding hurts the film more than his energetic presence helps it!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% Enemy of the State (1998) " One shaky mess!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% American Psycho (2000) " A lot less scary!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% A Bug's Life (1998) " Even more fun than Antz!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Tarzan (1999) " The movie itself is filled with more fun than any Tarzan film in decades." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% 200 Cigarettes (1999) " You should be able to quash this one with no cravings to ever pick it up again." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Never Been Kissed (1999) " A comedy of humiliation that mistakes bathos for humor." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
62% Babe: Pig in the City (1998) " Even more fun than the original!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% Entrapment (1999) " The movie deflates early and sags from there!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50% Life (1999) " Lawrence's best movie and one of Murphy's best!" — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Big Daddy (1999) " Big Daddy is surprisingly sentimental and consistently amusing." — Arizona Republic
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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