Brian Costello

Brian Costello

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Common Sense Media
Total Reviews:
171

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 171
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 —— Paws (1997) " Silly talking dog movie with some violence, serious themes. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 19, 2012
2/5 67% Gulliver's Travels (1939) " Dated animated adaptation, with some cartoon violence. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 62% Throw Momma from the Train (1987) " Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 13, 2012
3/5 17% A Troll in Central Park (1994) " Worthy messages, but snarling, scary dogs in animated film." — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 13, 2012
5/5 —— Hearts and Minds (2004) " Provocative Vietnam War docu with violence, racial slurs. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 24, 2012
3/5 —— Tintin et le lac aux requins (Tintin and the Lake of Sharks) (2001) " Action-packed classic adventure has drinking, smoking. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 16, 2012
2/5 —— The Little Match Makers (2011) " Kids set up divorced parents; depression is major theme." — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/5 —— A Mile in His Shoes (2012) " Inspirational baseball tale about an autistic pitcher. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/5 —— Adventures Of Bailey: The Lost Puppy (2011) " Talking animal adventure without much peril for younger set." — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 3, 2012
1/5 76% Stardust (2007) " Low-budget sci-fi disaster with some swearing." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3/5 —— The Real Macaw (1998) " Silly boy-and-his-pet adventure has some peril, slapstick." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3/5 70% Opal Dream (2006) " Unusual Australian drama has a few moments of violence." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2012
4/5 —— Back to the Secret Garden (2000) " Charming magical realism sequel set in 1940s England. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3/5 —— Camp Cucamonga (1990) " Silly but sweet '90s summer camp movie has some bullying. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2012
2/5 —— Goldy III: The Magic of the Golden Bear (1994) " Run-of-the-mill kid-meets-wild-animal tale with a few guns." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 20, 2012
2/5 0% Mac and Me (1988) " So-bad-it's-good "E.T." rip-off; lots of product placement." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 20, 2012
5/5 95% End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones (2004) " Stellar docu on influential punk band; talk of drugs, drink." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 20, 2012
5/5 98% The 39 Steps (1935) " Classic Hitchcock suspense, some drinking and smoking. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 20, 2012
3/5 —— Driftwood (1998) " Quaint 1940s family film with a few potential scares." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 13, 2012
3/5 84% Swiss Family Robinson (1960) " Mild peril, dated animation in tale of island survival. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2012
3/5 —— The Shakiest Gun In The West (1968) " Wacky Don Knotts Western spoof has lots of drinking. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2012
2/5 —— Bands On The Run: The Rubber Band Movie (2011) " Issue-free animated adventure might stretch your patience." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2012
1/5 —— Dork Hunters and the Pirates of Tortuga Island (2010) " Stereotypes abound in lame animated adventure. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2012
3/5 —— Glup (2004) " Odd recycling-themed story with subtitles and a few scares. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 —— Riding Tornado (2011) " Slow-paced horse training story has a bit of violence." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 21, 2012
4/5 —— Too Big to Fail (2012) " Complex account of 2008 economic collapse; lots of language." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 21, 2012
5/5 84% Ratcatcher (1999) " Gritty yet beautiful coming-of-age film too dark for kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/5 —— The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1989) " Suspenseful, creepy British film is nightmare fodder." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 14, 2012
3/5 —— Gentle Giant " Prequel to Gentle Ben series has some violence, drunkenness." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 14, 2012
2/5 41% Police Academy (1984) " Sophomoric '80's cop-spoof has profanity, sex, stereotypes. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 7, 2012
3/5 —— The Water Babies (Slip Slide Adventures) (1978) " Odd British '70s animation/live-action with drunk adults." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 7, 2012
5/5 92% Pressure Cooker (2009) " Inspiring cooking-themed docu is great for teens. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
2/5 —— The Secret of Navajo Cave (Legend of Cougar Canyon) (1976) " Dated '70s documentary with some animal violence. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
5/5 100% Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) " Riveting 1976 docu about striking miners has some violence." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
4/5 90% Le Souffle au Coeur (Murmur of the Heart) (1971) " Classic French coming-of-age film has nudity, incest." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
5/5 —— Chops (2007) " Inspiring documentary about high school jazz musicians." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
4/5 94% Heavenly Creatures (1994) " Gruesome yet imaginative teen psychosexual drama." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 31, 2012
4/5 —— Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega (2010) " Silly and imaginative kid comedy, with some pratfalls. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 24, 2012
2/5 —— No Place Like Home (2006) " Predictable alien landing movie, with sibling name-calling. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 33% The Magic Sword (1962) " Kitschy knight quest is fun '60s flashback; some battles." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 24, 2012
4/5 90% Grey Gardens (1975) " Tragicomic docu of aging eccentrics won't appeal to kids." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 24, 2012
3/5 —— The Good Witch (2008) " Empathy, compassion in witch tale, but some bullying, too. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 24, 2012
2/5 —— Matchmaker Mary (2008) " Bland yet wholesome film about helping others find love." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 23, 2012
5/5 100% A Night to Remember (1958) " 1950s British take on Titanic tragedy is a masterpiece. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 18, 2012
2/5 0% Beethoven's 3rd (2000) " Pointless sequel filled with predictable comedic pratfalls." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 11, 2012
4/5 94% Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) " Eerie, haunting film hints at violence and sexuality." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 11, 2012
3/5 —— Balto III: Wings of Change (2005) " Exciting dog sled story has some cartoonish violence. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 4, 2012
5/5 100% Nanook of the North (1922) " Excellent early documentary has some hunting violence. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 4, 2012
5/5 82% Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1999) " Excellent subtitled Iranian coming-of-age story. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 4, 2012
2/5 0% Beethoven's 4th (2001) " Potty humor abounds in predictable sequel." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 4, 2012
3/5 23% First Kid (1996) " Goofy '90s comedy with pratfalls and some gunplay." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 4, 2012
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