Derek Tse

Derek Tse

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Jam! Movies
Total Reviews:
56

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 50% The White Countess (2005) " An overlong, overstuffed melodrama whose solid performances can't completely mask novelist Kazuo Ishiguro's unwieldy script." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 13, 2006
3.5/5 63% The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere) (2004) " Isn't for all tastes, but it's well worth digging into -- if you've got the stomach for it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 11, 2005
3/5 25% Wicker Park (2004) " A fairly engrossing look at the havoc obsession can wreak on people's lives." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 3, 2004
2/5 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) " It's one of those movies where every good joke is in the trailer, which was a hilarious two-minute spot that promised so much more than this sloppy, lazy effort manages to deliver." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 9, 2004
3.5/5 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) " You may find yourself feeling a bit guilty about enjoying it so much." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2004
3/5 86% Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi) (2003) " Despite its flimsy plot and screenplay, The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi is indeed entertaining, and is one of the more bizarre -- and bloody -- foreign films to hit mainstream North American theatres in quite a while." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 11, 2004
4/5 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) " A splendidly nasty piece of horror filmmaking." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2004
3.5/5 80% Miracle (2004) " You've got to hand it to director Gavin O'Connor and Disney, the same company that gave us The Mighty Ducks, for making a real hockey film this time around." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 6, 2004
4/5 94% The Alien Saga (2003) " This 1979 horror-sci-fi masterpiece still holds up remarkably well on the big screen, a testament to the skill of director Ridley Scott, who was then working on his first film, and the acting by the talented ensemble cast." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2003
2/5 —— Moving Malcolm (2004) " For a purported comedy, Moving Malcolm isn't very funny -- few of its gags don't fall flat on their faces." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 22, 2003
3.5/5 62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) " The performances are terrific, especially the wonderful Lane, who deftly conveys weariness, desperation, vulnerability and sexiness at various turns." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2003
4/5 95% Lost In Translation (2003) " A superbly crafted movie, with knowing dialogue, fine performances and characters that you grow to care deeply for." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 20, 2003
1.5/5 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) " Leaves you completely without thrills, chills or even mild displeasure." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 19, 2003
0.5/5 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) " This, folks, is without a doubt, one of the worst movies that has ever made our eyes glaze over." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 25, 2003
2.5/5 45% Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del caníbal) (2003) " This journey of self-discovery hits a dead end long before the closing credits roll." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3.5/5 55% American Wedding (2003) " Will make you laugh out loud more than a few times with its often juvenile and scatological humour." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3.5/5 79% Owning Mahowny (2003) " A splendid little movie that should leave moviegoers on a high." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 27, 2003
2.5/5 73% Together (He ni zai yi qi) (2003) " Together is a pretty good film, but is a story you've seen a thousand times at the movies." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 27, 2003
1.5/5 87% Ten (2003) " When you stagger out of the theatre after watching the new Iranian movie Ten, you may find yourself wondering just what, exactly, was the point." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 9, 2003
3/5 20% Favourite Game " Somehow, director-screenwriter Bernar Hebert manages to keep you hooked into the story, even though Leo is not a sympathetic character." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
3.5/5 80% Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) " You seem, at times, to actually be part of the picture, as characters appear to stand right next to you, or as plankton drifts lazily before your eyes when you're submerged." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2003
3/5 71% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) " The movie has lots of charm, and you can't help but root for the titular little runt." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2003
3.5/5 85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) " It features strong acting and directing, lots of keen observations about what it's like living under two different cultures, and plenty of warm humour and effective drama." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 14, 2003
2.5/5 44% Deliver Us from Eva (2003) " For the most part, Deliver Us From Eva is a pretty enjoyable, if predictable, romantic comedy." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2003
4/5 72% Intacto (2002) " A fascinating, dark thriller that keeps you hooked on the delicious pulpiness of its lurid fiction." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 22, 2003
2.5/5 29% Punch (2002) " In some respects, Punch still packs some, but it will leave you feeling woozy and glad when the bell rings." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 19, 2003
2.5/5 23% Biker Boyz (2003) " It isn't good, certainly, but despite its numerous faults, it's a surprisingly entertaining mishmash of genres and cliches." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 31, 2003
4/5 83% All or Nothing (2002) " Features such an uncanny ear for dialogue, characterization and situations that it seems almost like a documentary." — Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 1, 2002
3.5/5 66% Brown Sugar (2002) " All of these characters seem genuine, not the sorts of stereotypes you see in most romantic comedies." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 11, 2002
4/5 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) " A wonderful, wholesome and, best of all, intelligent piece of entertainment that will appeal to all ages." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 11, 2002
3.5/5 97% Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres) (2002) " Devos and Cassel have tremendous chemistry -- their sexual and romantic tension, while never really vocalized, is palpable." — Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 6, 2002
2/5 38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) " Sweet Home Alabama certainly won't be remembered as one of [Witherspoon's] better films." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 27, 2002
4.5/5 97% Spirited Away (2001) " Spirited Away is one of the most richly imaginative and visually spectacular films you will see this year." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 20, 2002
3/5 82% Barbershop (2002) " It excels because, unlike so many other Hollywood movies of its ilk, it offers hope." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 13, 2002
1/5 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) " If you really want Carvey to make you laugh, you're better off watching an old SNL repeat. From the 1980s." — Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 2, 2002
3/5 31% Never Again (2002) " An intelligent, funny look at dating and relationships among the middle-aged." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2002
3.5/5 78% Tadpole (2002) " If you can get past the taboo subject matter, it will be well worth your time." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 26, 2002
1/5 12% Halloween - Resurrection (2002) " Much of the cast is stiff or just plain bad." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 15, 2002
72% Enigma (2002) " Enigma looks great, has solid acting and a neat premise. Yet why it fails is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 31, 2002
2.5/5 56% Jalla! Jalla! (The Best Man's Wedding) (2001) " While the meandering story is coherently told, it labours under a dual storyline that tells completely different stories until they're tied together fairly unconvincingly at the end." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 4, 2002
3/5 83% Pauline & Paulette (2002) " While the film really doesn't have anything new to say, it's still thoughtful and well-crafted." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 3, 2002
2.5/5 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) " You simply don't get a sense that Lanie's learned anything, other than that being too ambitious is a really bad thing." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 26, 2002
4/5 92% Alias Betty (Betty Fisher et autres histoires) (Betty Fisher and Other Stories) (2002) " A small gem of a movie that defies classification and is as thought-provoking as it is funny, scary and sad." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 12, 2002
4/5 78% Tape (2001) " For a movie set completely inside a dingy motel room, Tape is a thrilling piece of experimental cinema." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2002
2/5 13% Sorority Boys (2002) " Misogynistic and hypocritical." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2002
3/5 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) " ... a good, if not entirely fresh, look at war." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 1, 2002
2/5 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) " While the story is better-focused than the incomprehensible Anne Rice novel it's based upon, Queen Of The Damned is a pointless, meandering celebration of the goth-vampire, tortured woe-is-me lifestyle." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 22, 2002
3.5/5 53% Storytelling (2002) " With Storytelling, Solondz has made another deeply personal film while treading familiar misanthropic ground." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 15, 2002
11% Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002) " Takes a good idea for a seven-minute sketch and stretches it out for an excruciating 105." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 26, 2002
75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) " It's loud -- so it's as though it's trying to over-compensate for a decided lack of heart." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 21, 2001
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