C.W. Nevius

C.W. Nevius

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Publications:
San Francisco Chronicle
Total Reviews:
57

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
67% Nightingale in a Music Box " ... a taut little mousetrap of a thriller, with more than a nod to the clever plotting of Hitchcock." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 26, 2006
2/4 12% Catch That Kid (2004) " Granted this is a kids' movie and disbelief must be suspended, but director Bart Freundlich never seems to find the tone he wants." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 6, 2004
3/4 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) " Impossible to describe, impossible to forget." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 26, 2003
1/4 45% The Young Black Stallion (2003) " Tired rehash." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 26, 2003
1/4 63% In My Skin (Dans ma peau) (2002) " A bloody mess." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 28, 2003
3/4 77% Bad Santa (2003) " A tasteless, vulgar, savage assault against everything that is good and decent in the Christmas season. I think you are going to like it." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 26, 2003
1/4 10% Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat (2003) " It is hard to say who is less recognizable in The Cat in the Hat, Mike Myers or the actual Cat in the Hat." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2003
3/4 38% Brother Bear (2003) " The good news is that this is mostly good old-fashioned hand-drawn Disney animation. The bad news is that it relies too much on old-fashioned formula, hackneyed plot and cookie-cutter characters." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2003
1/4 14% Beyond Borders (2003) " Beyond Borders is a film with its heart in the right place. Unfortunately, its head is stuck so far in the clouds that it dissolves into preachy do-gooder mush." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 24, 2003
2/4 52% Cet Amour-Là (2003) " It is a great story, but it hasn't been translated to the screen." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 20, 2003
—— The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2004) San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 9, 2003
3/4 82% Step Into Liquid (2003) " A bubble wash for the senses, an adrenaline rush for the mind." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 15, 2003
2/4 14% Uptown Girls (2003) " There's more than a hint of desperation to Murphy's characterization." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 15, 2003
2/4 63% Camp (2003) " Another of those summer movies that want to pluck at our heartstrings. If it would just stop plucking for a second, it might be enjoyable." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 8, 2003
3/4 88% Freaky Friday (2003) " What could have been another teen/tween knockoff is transformed by Curtis, who puts her venerable, classy mug right in front of the camera." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2003
2/4 58% The Sea Is Watching (2003) " It is a little like following a Jane Austen novel." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 22, 2003
2/4 96% Nashan naren nagou (Postmen in the Mountains) (2003) " Dreamy and deliberate." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 9, 2003
2/4 46% Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) " This isn't Sin-bad. It is just Sin- mediocre." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 2, 2003
0/4 38% On Line (2003) " It makes you wonder, is there is a market for soft-porn movies for lonely geeks? Isn't that what computers are for in the first place?" — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 27, 2003
1/4 10% From Justin To Kelly (2003) " From Justin to Kelly may be right out of the Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello scrapbook, but that's not the movie they are making here." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 23, 2003
1/4 64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) " It is hard to believe this plodding, predictable snoozer will raise anyone's pulse rate." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2003
1/4 41% Rugrats Go Wild (2003) " Who would have thought those bright minds at Nickelodeon would come up with a stinker?" — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2003
3/4 36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) " Nothing says summer film fun like explosions, guns and cartwheeling cars -- and that's all here." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 6, 2003
1/4 41% Wrong Turn (2003) " The plot unfolds like a slasher-by -the-numbers kit." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 2, 2003
4/4 99% Finding Nemo (2003) " The visuals pop, the fish emote and the ocean comes alive. That's in the first two minutes. After that, they do some really cool stuff." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 30, 2003
1/4 39% The Trip (2003) " It is never a good sign when the audience is two steps ahead of the characters on the screen. Waiting for them to catch up wears everyone out." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 23, 2003
2/4 16% Pokemon Heroes (2003) " The story is also less violent and combative." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 16, 2003
3/4 81% Blue Car (2003) " From the rain-streaked windshield to the unaffected line readings from a stellar cast, there is not a shot in Blue Car that doesn't ring true." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 16, 2003
3/4 28% Daddy Day Care (2003) " A harmless and amusing summer comedy." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 9, 2003
1/4 50% Onmyoji (2001) " Certainly there are dueling wizards, torchlight swordfights and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon effects. But the moments of action are interspersed with lengthy plot developments that are hard to follow." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 2, 2003
4/4 40% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) " For what it aspires to be -- and we're not talking Sense and Sensibility here -- it works." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 2, 2003
2/4 31% Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) " As a star vehicle for Kennedy, Malibu doesn't advance the ball, but the timing could be perfect to grab the eager-for -the-end -of-school crowd." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 18, 2003
1/4 14% Chasing Papi (2003) " What this really is is a great deal of screaming and running from room to room, wacky chase scenes, the old bag switcheroo, dim-bulb crooks and zany antics." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2003
1/4 91% Stevie (2003) " Despite good reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, this is the kind of squishy lost cause that gives liberal guilt a bad name." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 11, 2003
2/4 63% Unknown Pleasures (2003) " Too much is left unsaid." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 11, 2003
4/4 81% Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) " Lin never gets on a soapbox, and these characters could have walked out of any high school in the country." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 11, 2003
2/4 43% DysFunKtional Family (2003) " The pacing, the leather suit, the raspy speed rap. Chris Rock and others do it, and as long as Griffin sticks with the shtick he doesn't have much to add." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 4, 2003
2/4 96% Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts) (2002) " There is no doubting the heart-rending impact of the story. But because it is made clear from the start that there is no chance of an uplifting ending, viewers may grow restless." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 28, 2003
2/4 71% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) " This is harmless fun for the kindergarten crowd, but even they will notice that the Blustery Day video they've been playing at home is a lot better." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 21, 2003
2/4 26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) " A perfectly serviceable mindless action film." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 28, 2003
3/4 25% A Family Affair (2003) " A good old-fashioned love story." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 24, 2003
1/4 19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) " The overall result of this remake is something as safe and dull as oatmeal." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 14, 2003
3/4 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) " You'll gasp, you'll flinch, you'll cringe, but mostly you'll scream." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 31, 2003
1/4 23% Biker Boyz (2003) " It takes some work to make 100-mph motorcycle races boring, but they've managed to pull it off here." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3/4 80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) " It all adds up to a cheekier Lion King on a lower budget. But what you miss in spectacle you will make up in laughs." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 20, 2002
2/4 21% The Hot Chick (2002) " Instead of the easy laughs, Schneider and Brady are going for something a little deeper." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 13, 2002
1/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) " You've never seen a movie go from awwwww to ewwwww so fast." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 27, 2002
3/4 68% Treasure Planet (2002) " When the Disney people go after your holiday dollar, they don't leave anything in the paint box." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 27, 2002
3/4 55% The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002) " Kids probably will find it rip-roaring holiday fun, and it is rated G to boot." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 1, 2002
0/4 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) " Witless, pointless, tasteless and idiotic." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 28, 2002
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