Douglas Pratt

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Biography:
I have been reviewing home video for more than 20 years and have written more than 15,000 reviews
Favorites:
1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) 2. Orpheus (1949) 3. Juliet of the Spirits (1965) 4. Sunrise (1927) 5. 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968) 6. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) 7. Les Uns et Les Autres (1981) 8. The Third Man (1949) 9. Chimes at Midnight (1965) 10. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 11. Star Wars (1977) 12. Dr. Zhivago (1965) 13. The Godfather Trilogy.(1972, 1974, 1990) 14. Citizen Kane (1941) 15. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) 16. Once upon a Time in the West (1968) 17. Footlight Parade (1933) 18. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) 19. Chinatown (1974) 20. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) 21. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 22. Jackie Brown (1997) 23.Thunderball (1965) 24. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) 25. East of Eden (1955) 26. The Misfits (1961) 27. Five Easy Pieces (1970) 28. Vertigo (1958) 29. Sabrina (1954) 30. The Conformist (1970) 31. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 32. The Gay Divorcee (1934) 33. All the President’s Men (1976) 34. Secret Defense (1998) 35. The Shop around the Corner (1940) 36. The Wizard of Oz (1939) 37. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 38. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 39. Casablanca (1942) 40. Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me (1992) 41. Bullitt (1968) 42. Silence of the Lambs (1991) 43. A Hard Day’s Night (1964) 44. Apocalypse Now (1979) 45. West Side Story (1961) 46. Dr. Strangelove or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb (1964) 47. Becket (1964) 48. Pather Panchali (1955) 49. The Terminator (1984) 50. Straw Dogs (1971) 51. The Magus (1968) 52. Casino Royale (1967) 53. I Confess (1953) 54. Beauty and the Beast (1991) 55. The Exorcist (1973) 56. Days of Heaven (1978) 57. Two for the Road (1967) 58. GoldenEye (1995) 59. The Shining (1980) 60. Halloween (1978) 61. Psycho (1960) 62. One from the Heart (1982) 63. Die Hard (1988) 64. Top Hat (1935) 65. Stargate (1981) 66. The Long Goodbye (1985) 67. Once a Thief (1990) 68. Starship Troopers (1997) 69. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) 70. Cocoanuts (1929) 71. Stardust Memories (1980) 72. El Dorado (1966) 73. Blue Velvet (1986) 74. Murder on the Orient Express (1974) 75. Topsy-Turvy (1999) 76. Spartacus (1960) 77. Yojimbo (1961) 78. Women in Love (1969) 79. The Red Shoes (1948) 80. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) 81. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 82. Field of Dreams (1989) 83. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) 84. Confidentially Yours (1983) 85. Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) 86. The Sheltering Sky (1990) 87. Romeo and Juliet (1968) 88. La Dolce Vita (1960) 89. The Road Warrior (1981) 90. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) 91. Tenebre (1982) 92. Enter the Dragon (1973) 93. Gosford Park (2001) 94. The Stunt Man (1980) 95. Fantasia (1940) 96. The Lady Eve (1941) 97. Z (1959) 98. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) 99. The Black Stallion (1979) 100. Play Misty for Me (1971) 101. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989) 102. Suddenly Last Summer (1959) 103. High Noon (1952) 104. Never on Sunday (1960) 105. 1941 (1979) 106. Blowup (1966) 107. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 108. The King of Hearts (1966) 109. The Last Emperor (long version) (1987) 110. Touch of Evil (1958) 111. Charade (1963) 112. Day for Night (1973) 113. The Horse’s Mouth (1958) 114. The General (1927) 115. Elephant (2003) 116. Night of the Iguana (1964) 117.The Maltese Falcon (1941) 118. Diva (1981) 119. A Man and a Woman (1966) 120. Orphans of the Storm (1921) 121. Girl Crazy (1943) 122. The Boy Friend (1971) 123. Weekend at Bernie’s (1989) 124. The Trouble with Harry (1955) 125. Natural Born Killers (1994) 126. Contempt (1963) 127. From Russia with Love (1963) 128. Don Juan de Marco (1995) 129. White Nights (1957) 130. Bull Durham (1988) 131 Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) 132. Mulholland Drive (2001) 133. The Spider’s Stratagem (1970) 134. Where Eagles Dare (1968) 135. Fargo (1996) 136. 1900 (1976) 137. The Mikado (1939) 138. Dr. No (1962) 139. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) 140. Goldfinger (1964) 141. North by Northwest (1959) 142. Deliverance (1972) 143. Once upon a Time in America (1984) 144. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) 145. Claire’s Knee (1970) 146. City Lights (1931) 147. Alphaville (1965) 148. Fellini’s Roma (1972) 149. The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 150. Rear Window (1954) 151. Walkabout (1971) 152. All about Eve (1950) 153. Jeremiah Johnson (1972) 154. The Big Sleep (1946) 155. Tom Jones (1963) 156. The Harvey Girls (1946) 157. Mon Oncle (1958) 158. The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi (1980, 1983) 159. A Star Is Born (1954) 160. Sword of Vengeance Baby Cart cycle (6 films) (1972-1974) 161. The Innocents (1961) 162. Mahler (1974) 163. Downhill Racer (1969) 164. Black Narcissus (1947) 165. Amadeus (1984) 166. What’s New Pussycat? (1965) 167. JFK (1991) 168. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) 169. Tess (1979) 170. Wings of Desire (1987) 171. Last Tango in Paris (1972) 172. Shampoo (1975) 173. Con Air (1997) 174. The Wild One (1953) 175. The Harder They Come (1973) 176. Shanghai Express (1932) 177. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) 178. Shadowlands (1993) 179. The Fire Within (1963) 180. Gambit (1966) 181. The Taming of the Shrew (1967) 182. Notting Hill (1999) 183. Carmen (1984) 184. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) 185. Dr. Faustus (1967) 186. Easy Rider (1969) 187. Ben Hur (1959) 188. Help! (1965) 189. Thief of Bagdad (1940) 190. The Marquise of O (1976) 191. Klute (1971) 192. The Searchers (1956) 193. Persuasion (1995) 194 55 Days at Peking (1963) 195. Dirty Dancing (1987) 196. The Evil Dead (1981) 197.The Captain’s Paradise (1953) 198. Predator (1987) 199. A Woman Is a Woman (1961) 200. The Ten Commandments (1956) 201. Back to the Future (1985) 202. Sorcerer (1977) 203. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) 204. King Kong (1933) 205.The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 206.The Sand Pebbles (1966) 207.The Sound of Music (1965) 208. On the Town (1949) 209. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 210 The White Sheik (1952) 211. Andrei Rublev (1969) 212.The Sixth Sense (1999) 213.Lady and the Tramp (1955) 214. Kill Bill Vol.1&2 (2003 & 2004) 215. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 216. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 217. Jaws (1975) 218. Midnight Cowboy (1969) 219. Now Voyager (1942) 220. Summer (1986) 221. Hair (1979) 222. Richard III (1995) 223. Unbreakable (2000) 224. Lagaan (2001) 225. To Have and Have Not (1944) 226. Petulia (1968) 227. Only Angels Have Wings (1939) 228. The Mark of Zorro (1920) 229. The Bride Wore Black (1968) 230. Terminator 2 Judgment Day (1991) 231. The Matrix (1993) 232. Rich and Strange (1932) 233. The Last Detail (1973) 234. Run Lola Run (1998) 235. Talk to Her (2002) 236. Jason and the Argonauts (1963) 237. Alien (1979) 238. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) 239. Notorious (1946) 240. The Great Escape (1963) 241. Amarcord (1973) 242. The Go-Between (1970) 243. Secret Agent (1936) 244. 1776 (1972) 245. I am Cuba (1964) 246. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) 247. Alice’s Restaurant (1969) 248. Ikiru (1952) 249. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 250. Shadows and Fog (1992) 251. Ripley’s Game (2002) 252. The Days of Wine and Roses (1962) 253. Hard Boiled (1992) 254. Love and Death (1975) 255. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 256. How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (1967) 257. Under Siege (1992) 258. Stolen Kisses (1968) 259. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) 260. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 261. Cabaret (1972) 262. From Here to Eternity (1953) 263. American Graffiti (1973) 264. Beauty and the Beast (1946) 265. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968) 266. Murder, My Sweet (1944) 267. Hideous Kinky (1998) 268. Cinema Paradiso (long version) (1989) 269. Family Plot (1976) 270. Burn! (1969) 271. Carmen (1983) 272. Groundhog’s Day (1993) 273. The Haunting (1963) 274. National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) 275. My Night at Maud’s (1969) 276. Blade Runner (1982) 277. Fellini Satyricon (1969) 278. Speed (1994) 279. Young Frankenstein (1974) 280. The Abyss Director’s Cut (1989) 281. Ghostbusters (1984) 282. Red Rock West (1992) 283. Lost Highway (1997) 284. An American Werewolf in London (1981) 285. This Property Is Condemned (1966) 286. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) 287. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) 288. L’Innocente (1976) 289. The Thing (1982) 290. New York, New York (1977) 291. El Amor Brujo (1986) 292. Frankenstein (1931) 293. From Dusk till Dawn (1996) 294. My Fair Lady (1964) 295. White Lightning (1973) 296. Get Shorty (1995) 297. Ghost (1990) 298. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 299. Black Orpheus (1959) 300. Golddiggers of 1933 301. Opening Night (1977) 302. Overboard (1987) 303. Ulysses (1967) 304. Dil to Pagal Hai (1997) 305. A Little Romance (1979) 306. Dodsworth (1936) 307. William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996) 308. Big Wednesday (1978) 309. A Christmas Story (1983) 310. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 311. Knife in the Water (1962) 312. Five Came Back (1939) 313. The Big Heat (1953) 314. The Heroic Trio (1993) 315. Yellow Submarine (1968) 316. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 317. Death and the Maiden (1994) 318. Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) 319. Beware of a Holy Whore (1971) 320. How to Steal a Million (1966) 321. Annie Hall (1977) 322. The Birds (1963) 323. While the City Sleeps (1956) 324. Road to Morocco (1942) 325. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001) 326. China Seas (1935) 327. Adventures of Kyoshiro Nemuri (1964) 328.. Psych-Out (1968) 329. Riffraff (1947) 330. Vanishing Point (1971) 331. Westworld (1973) 332. Strangers on a Train (1951) 333. The Seven Samurai (1954) 334. 1984 (1984) 335. Persona (1966) 336. Full Metal Jacket (
Publications:
DVDLaser , Hollywood Reporter , Movie City News
Total Reviews:
304
Total QuickRatings:
201
Location:
Long Island

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
74% De Helaasheid der Dingen (The Misfortunates) (2010) " A bawdy, heartfelt glimpse into a proudly dysfunctional Belgium family." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 14, 2010
88% Fantastic Planet (1973) " The film's images are phantasmagorical." — DVDLaser
Posted Sep 9, 2008
67% Easy Virtue (1927) " The film's conclusion is rushed, but the movie still has much to admire as a catty drama about scandal and scorn." — DVDLaser
Posted Sep 9, 2008
88% Allegro Non Troppo (1976) " Generally humorous, quite colorful, and at least somewhat thought provoking." — DVDLaser
Posted Sep 3, 2008
86% The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) " The script has a weak structure and the characters are fairly superficial, but the film is still moving as all get out." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 25, 2008
100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) " The film is made up almost entirely of talk, and yet the performances are so wonderfully flamboyant and focused that conversations become the action of the movie." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 22, 2008
—— Ewoks: The Battle for Endor " The second act is a yawner, but the opening is exciting and the ending will please any viewer who thrives on action, special effects, and Ewoks." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 13, 2008
27% The Ewok Adventure (Caravan of Courage) (1990) " The characterizations aren't strong enough to carry it, and the children who are attracted to the Ewoks-at-home sequences will probably be scared to death by the effects work." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 13, 2008
90% Phantom Of The Opera (1925) " [A] silent classic." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 12, 2008
95% Opening Night (1977) " The unpredictability of Rowlands' character brings one surprise after another to the narrative as the other characters scramble to accommodate or cajole her, and the surprises are often as funny as they are intensely dramatic." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 11, 2008
88% Hoosiers (1989) " [A] compelling, enjoyable yarn." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 5, 2008
90% Pat and Mike (1952) " The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 4, 2008
74% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) " In attempting to straddle dramatic realism, Richardson tried hard to avoid moralizing on the hypocrisies of adults or exaggerating the experiences of youth, but in striving for the middle ground, he also strive for mediocrity." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 4, 2008
63% American Flyers (1985) " Scriptwriter Steve Tesich returns to bicycle racing, but he's forced to throw in a subplot about an incurable movie disease to make the thing work." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 4, 2008
92% The Pride of the Yankees (1942) " Classic." — DVDLaser
Posted Aug 4, 2008
63% Once Upon a Time in China 3 (Wong Fei Hung ji saam: Si wong jaang ba) (1993) " The film has a strong blend of humor, action and drama." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 28, 2008
71% Zhong Nan Hai bao biao (The Defender) (The Bodyguard from Beijing) (1994) " The story is utterly predictable, but the action scenes are creative and Li exudes excitement every time the camera turns to him -- there is no wonder at all why Chung's character is willing to dump all her riches to be in his arms." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 28, 2008
71% The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992) " For the uninitiated, much of the action might seem confusing, but for those who have a familiarity with the conventions of the genre, the film's fight scenes are a real kick, getting even wilder and wilder as the film progresses." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 28, 2008
95% Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959) " Yasujiro Ozu's film is in color, and the screen compositions are incredible." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 28, 2008
25% Condorman (1981) " Young children will be unmoved by the film, but older children will enjoy it, as will adults looking for some mindless fun." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 16, 2008
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark (1980) " It is a formula effort, mixing safe thrills and pleasantries, and is fairly harmless entertainment." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 16, 2008
67% Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) (1974) " People can read artistic significance into anything and lots of people have read gobs of it into this, but it is a silly movie with lots of perverse sex and no redeeming values, artistic or otherwise." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 16, 2008
96% Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder) (1973) " Now we don't normally take to the idea that someone should go around murdering critics, since more than one disc producer is after our own head, but the movie is always a treat when it shows up on late night television." — DVDLaser
Posted Jul 1, 2008
96% Risky Business (1983) " It works well as a comedy but one cringes at the thought that it defined, for a while, the social expectations of a generation." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 25, 2008
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962) " t is almost an anti-thriller, but viewers who are willing to steep themselves in the intricacies of Japanese ceremonies and the banal details of evil will find the experience highly rewarding." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 19, 2008
86% Macbeth (1948) " The movie is so fragmented that no real interpretation of the play ever coagulates. As with all of Welles' films, however, there are a number of memorable moments." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 18, 2008
92% The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (Othello) (1952) " A marvelous, very un-stage-like and brisk adaptation that never compromises the spirit of its source." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 18, 2008
50% The MacKintosh Man (1973) " For the most part the film is standard fare, with plot discrepancies countered by the film's atmosphere and star appeal." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 18, 2008
22% Harry & Son (1984) " Produced, directed and even partially scripted by Newman, the story about a man suffering from a heart condition is hardly exciting or rewarding material." — DVDLaser
Posted Jun 17, 2008
—— Going Overboard (1994) " When a star becomes really successful, the public is inundated with every scrap of celluloid he ever worked on as he learned his craft, and such is the case with this Adam Sandler vehicle." — DVDLaser
Posted May 22, 2008
90% Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (1972) " A collection of deliberately unlinked comedy sketches and animated filler, the film is a workable sampler of the group's humor." — DVDLaser
Posted May 14, 2008
17% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) " Works a little better than the first Power Rangers movie but will not extend its appeal beyond the show's fan base." — DVDLaser
Posted May 14, 2008
71% Strange Brew (1983) " The film celebrates stupidity and would likely have caused an international incident if Canadians weren't so nice, but it essentially lives up to its premise, once in a while coming up with a gag that is halfway funny." — DVDLaser
Posted May 13, 2008
—— Francis the Talking Mule (1950) " The film is funnier in concept than it is in demonstration, but it has endured over time and is pleasant, repeatable entertainment." — DVDLaser
Posted May 12, 2008
87% The Blues Brothers (1980) " A cult musical comedy film with a still-growing reputation." — DVDLaser
Posted Apr 1, 2008
29% Amazing Grace and Chuck (2011) " Intermittently entertaining and embarrassing." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 24, 2008
89% Ricky-oh: The Story Of Ricky (2002) " A wild martial arts feature that combines a prison movie setting with the sort of gore effects one normally finds in a horror film." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 12, 2008
100% Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959) " The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 10, 2008
100% Les Vampires (1915) " The elaborate production, written and directed by Louis Feuillade, is an epic modern crime thriller, the precursor to many of today's multi-million dollar action films." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 4, 2008
75% Les Enfants terribles (The Strange Ones) (1950) " One must admire the talents of Melville and Cocteau while watching the film, but the strongest emotions are arch and the biggest plot turns are silly." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 3, 2008
89% Topkapi (2014) " It is the performances, however, that have enabled the movie to retain its vitality." — DVDLaser
Posted Mar 3, 2008
—— Rented Lips (1988) " Martin Mull stars and the scenes he appears in are often humorous, but when he is not present, the movie is as bad as they come." — DVDLaser
Posted Feb 27, 2008
100% Elephant Boy (1997) " Robert Flaherty joined forces with Zoltan Korda to produce the terrific adventure film, based upon a Rudyard Kipling tale." — DVDLaser
Posted Feb 26, 2008
69% The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) " A captivating murder mystery, and although the viewer finds out fairly early on who the killer is, the mystery of his motive and the suspense of his capture are sufficient to keep one glued to the screen." — DVDLaser
Posted Feb 5, 2008
78% The Long Riders (1980) " It is an action film, an engaging one, and covers old ground with a contemporary style which never feels out of place." — DVDLaser
Posted Feb 5, 2008
89% Midnight Cowboy (1969) " The movie is locked into a sixties stylistic approach that can feel dated, but Hoffman's performance can prevent one from ever tiring of the film." — DVDLaser
Posted Jan 30, 2008
87% Gandhi (1982) " Ben Kingsley's title performance is amazing, particularly in the way he ages across the five decades which the film depicts." — DVDLaser
Posted Jan 29, 2008
52% Out of Africa (1985) " The film runs for 161 minutes and does not have a strongly defined narrative." — DVDLaser
Posted Jan 28, 2008
91% Brian's Song (1970) " The film's emotions are obvious and blunt, but they get the job done." — DVDLaser
Posted Jan 25, 2008
—— Incident at Blood Pass (1970) " Terrific plotting, marvelous music and Toshiro Mifune." — DVDLaser
Posted Jan 22, 2008
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