Drew McAnulty

Drew McAnulty

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Jam! Movies , Ottawa Citizen , Ottawa Sun
Total Reviews:
43

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 43 of 43
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 11% The Benchwarmers (2006) " There's also nothing funny in watching a grown man intentionally hit a kid in the chest with a sizzling line drive, or even worse, drop-kicking a 12-year-old catcher unconscious." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/5 31% The Forgotten (2004) " It's fun ... trying to stay one step ahead of director Joseph Ruben (Sleeping With the Enemy), who plays the game well, even throwing in a couple of legitimate scares along the way." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 24, 2004
4/5 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) " With the ability to throw all caution -- and sometimes all clothes -- to the wind, Ferrell has that unique ability to be both funny and vulnerable at the same time, a quality that makes him hard not to like." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 9, 2004
3/5 29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) " While it's impressive in scope and special effects, it comes across as a mish-mash of sci-fi films -- everything from Dune to Star Wars to Battlefield Earth." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 11, 2004
4/5 67% Dogma (1999) " Jumping on the pre-millennium, end-of-the-world hype, Smith has chosen an opportune time to take a satirical and witty look at the shortcomings of organized religion." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 8, 2004
2.5/5 47% Secret Window (2004) " A suspense thriller that is neither suspenseful nor thrilling." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 12, 2004
4/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " Gibson has succeeded in making the definitive look at the final 12 hours in the life of Jesus, with a movie that is gut-wrenching in both its violence and inhumanity." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 25, 2004
4.5/5 94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) " Peter Jackson, you bow to no one." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2003
4/5 31% Underworld (2003) " A messy ball of pure, unadulterated comic book fun." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 19, 2003
4/5 87% X2: X-Men United (2003) " Like the original, X2 succeeds in that neither the writers nor actors treat the comic-book material, like, well, a comic book." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 2, 2003
2/5 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) " Dreamcatchers, it is explained, are supposed to keep out the nightmares and let the good dreams through. Someone must have hung this one up backwards." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2003
2.5/5 33% Tears of the Sun (2003) " Tears of the Sun would have been a much better film had it strictly focused on the band of Navy SEALs and the Willis character's struggle to find redemption in the refugees he's trying to save." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2003
5/5 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) " What's really scary is it will likely pale by comparison to the ultimate showdown in next year's final chapter." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 18, 2002
2/5 22% The Tuxedo (2002) " Unlike past movies where Chan amazed us with his amazing physical prowess, here he resorts to wire tricks for his fight sequences." — Jam! Movies
Posted Sep 27, 2002
3.5/5 73% Frailty (2002) " A movie that is brilliantly deceiving in its depth." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 12, 2002
3/5 33% Resident Evil (2002) " If anyone could do justice to the hugely popular Resident Evil series ... it's Anderson." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2002
2.5/5 29% The Time Machine (2002) " ... Wells the director has created little more than a weak love story with some action thrown in to stop the movie-goers' time in the theatre from crawling." — Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 8, 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) " Using rollercoaster pacing, Jackson milks the three-hour running time for all it's worth, the peaks and valleys of the adventure giving the characters, particularly Frodo, time to develop while allowing the audience time to catch its breath." — Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2001
45% Jeepers Creepers (2001) " The director chooses instead to take the easy way out by showing the gore in detail and letting the body count, instead of the tension, rise." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Aug 31, 2001
73% The Score (2001) " A movie about safecracking starring three giants of the industry should have been a blast, instead it just bombs." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jul 13, 2001
43% Evolution (2001) " Evolution does boast impressive special effects and enough laughs to make it palatable. It's just not an improvement on the original as the title promises." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jun 8, 2001
71% There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000) Jam! Movies
Posted May 30, 2001
88% Shrek (2001) " Truly what a family film was meant to be -- a vehicle that has something for everyone." — Jam! Movies
Posted May 18, 2001
11% Joe Dirt (2001) " Like There's Something About Mary, it's really just a string of sight gags with little else going on in between. But there are several real belly laughs, and enough character development to make the rollercoaster ride worthwhile." — Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2001
93% Spy Kids (2001) " For kids, this is nothing but a guaranteed hit." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Mar 30, 2001
14% 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) " If 3000 Miles To Graceland succeeds at anything it's in continuing the mediocrity attached to Elvis films. In fact this might be the worst one of them all." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Feb 23, 2001
18% Saving Silverman (Evil Woman) (2001) " Dissolves into one great, big mess." — Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 9, 2001
81% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) " The kind of movie that won't just whet the appetites of film buffs, it's one they can gorge on." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 26, 2001
73% Snatch (2001) " Like Pulp Fiction, Snatch has us laughing at things we have no right to, and best of all, we don't feel guilty for doing so." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 19, 2001
73% Finding Forrester (2000) " Do yourself a favour, go find Forrester." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 12, 2001
67% American Psycho (2000) " None of it would work without Bale, who does for Bateman what Malcolm McDowell did for Alex in A Clockwork Orange -- namely, create an icon for the ages." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) " Star Wars take heed, there is a disturbance in the Force, and it has bad teeth." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% The Astronaut's Wife (1999) " The performances are all for naught because the final payoff just isn't worth it." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Stigmata (1999) " By the end you'll be calling for two priests -- one young, one old -- to exorcise this dog from the theatre." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) " Star Wars take heed, there is a disturbance in the Force, and it has bad teeth." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% The Matrix (1999) " The Matrix is one dandy piece of eye candy, even if the taste is a little flat." — Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) " Like its predecessor, however, M:I-2 fails to capture any of the charm or intelligence of the original TV series, which always guaranteed a twist of an ending." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% The Astronaut's Wife (1999) " The performances are all for naught because the final payoff just isn't worth it." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Wonder Boys (2000) " Wonder Boys continues the trend Hollywood rediscovered last year, that of the power of character-driven films." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Rules of Engagement (2000) " The result is a legal battle with about as much tension as a bad episode of Judge Judy." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Stigmata (1999) Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Gossip (1999) " Now I'm not one to start rumours but I hear Gossip isn't just bad, it's terrible. I mean we're talking a stinker." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Angela's Ashes (1999) " Performances are so touching they'll have you wiping a tear one moment, cheering the next and finally walking away with a lifetime worth of memories." — Ottawa Sun
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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