Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Film Scouts
Total Reviews:
856
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 79% A Mighty Heart (2007) " The sheer force of the story, fueled by the commitment and passion of Winterbottom and his cast, counts for a lot. And in a season of superheroes, sequels and special effects, a smart movie for smart people is always welcome." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 21, 2007
B 60% Gracie (2007) " There's nothing startling about Gracie per se, but it manages to do formula without becoming too formulaic, be a feel-good flick without being feel-good gooey." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 31, 2007
B+ 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) " One of the best wrap-ups of a trilogy in recent memory." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 24, 2007
C 40% Shrek the Third (2007) " Geez, it's not very good. Talky, overpopulated, even the ha-ha so-called adult jokes have grown stale and predictable." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 17, 2007
B+ 89% Waitress (2007) " As a gently fitting requiem for an unspeakable loss, it's perfect." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
B- 64% The TV Set (2007) " A facile but likable send-up of how things (don't) work in Hollywood." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
A- 97% Killer of Sheep: The Charles Burnett Collection (2007) " Charles Burnett's timeless and poetic Killer of Sheep is one of those 'found' films that never should have been lost in the first place." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
B+ 94% Away from Her (2007) " [A] modest yet infinitely moving film of love, loss and memory." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
B+ 87% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) " Yes, they throw more than rice at this Wedding, but it's all in service of an astutely observed and sometimes shattering human drama." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
C- 17% Georgia Rule (2007) " It's the sort of you'll-laugh-you'll-cry drivel that's so beneath its talented cast you have to wonder how everyone ended up here -- sort of like Custer and his Last Stand." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
C+ 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) " No one will feel cheated -- the movie isn't a careless cop-out -- but somehow Spidey has gotten tangled up in his overlong, overdone and underthought web." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 3, 2007
B+ 76% Black Book (Zwartboek) (2007) " Insanely entertaining -- and often just plain insane -- World War II melodrama. You may hate yourself in the morning, but you'll have to admit Verhoeven gives you a lot of bang for your buck." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2007
B+ 69% Year of the Dog (2007) " We're asked to laugh at her. Then we're asked to be ashamed of our laughter. It's a delicate balance, and White and his actors pull it off magnificently." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2007
C 58% First Snow (2007) " The film has some of the bleak inevitability of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but without the compelling characters and oddball twists." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 26, 2007
B- 74% Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) (2007) " Has lots of pop energy and an admirable poker-face when it comes to its Douglas Sirk-ian storyline. And even though it's essentially a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from a zillion other movies, you really haven't seen anything like it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 26, 2007
A- 96% Mafioso (1964) " The film ripens in an unanticipated way, nimbly shifting from near farce to something quite a bit darker." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 26, 2007
B 91% Hot Fuzz (2007) " Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's follow-up effort to their smash success Shaun of the Dead skillfully eludes the dread sophomore slump." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 19, 2007
B 72% Fracture (2007) " Fracture may be Hollywood slick, but it's got a niftily intricate plot and some explosive mano a mano acting that keep you riveted." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 19, 2007
C 43% In the Land of Women (2007) " The movie is shot well -- especially for a first-timer. But after a while the semi-realized, semi-familiar story line weighs it down, as do the loads and loads of talk." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 19, 2007
B 88% The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007) " The Wind That Shakes the Barley isn't interested in being a straightforward or romanticized history lesson. Rather, [director] Loach offers an examination of the very nature of rebellion, as filtered through the particulars of the Irish troubles." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 12, 2007
B 38% Firehouse Dog (2007) " A dog star is born in the wonderful new family movie, Firehouse Dog." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 3, 2007
B+ 86% The Namesake (2006) " Intelligent and insightful, The Namesake celebrates family in a unique way." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B 74% Avenue Montaigne (Fauteuils d'orchestre) (Orchestra Seats) (2006) " If you're not going to Paris this spring -- and let's face it, so few of us are -- the next best thing might be Avenue Montaigne." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B+ 87% The Lookout (2007) " The sort of thing all movie lovers should be on the lookout for -- an early-spring sleeper, deftly played and smartly written." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B+ 69% Blades of Glory (2007) " It sounds formulaic, but it's formula done right." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B 75% The Dead Girl (2006) " Karen Moncrieff's previous film, the shallow and pretentious Blue Car, in no way prepares you for this superbly acted, emotionally acute picture." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
B- 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) " On its own lightweight terms, The Last Mimzy is a small gem. And it has the best family breakfast joke this side of Little Miss Sunshine." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
C 45% Pride (2007) " Somewhere around the corner from the school where Antonio Banderas is teaching tough kids to mambo and the school where Hilary Swank is teaching tough kids to love literature, Terrence Howard is teaching tough kids to swim." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
B 64% Reign Over Me (2007) " Sandler is remarkable, expertly using the vacancy that defines his dumb-and-dumber comedies as a way to convey Charlie's netherworld." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
B- 91% The Italian (2007) " The ending isn't exactly happily-ever-after, but it leaves you with a deep-down respect and affection for this determined little tyke who perseveres against all odds." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 15, 2007
C+ 19% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) " We love you, Chris Rock. And we dearly want to love your movies." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 15, 2007
C+ 8% Premonition (2007) " Premonition is probably two-thirds of a good movie, and sometimes that's enough. But I have a, well, premonition it may not be, especially when it comes to those all-important opening-weekend grosses." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 15, 2007
C- 36% The Situation (2006) " There are a half dozen people in colorful supporting roles all of whom have their own truths. And all of whom are far more interesting, as characters and actors, than [Connie Nielsen]." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B 91% Iraq in Fragments (2006) " The film is both gritty and lyrical, showing how tanks share the Baghdad streets with donkeys as well as the quiet beauty of the Kurdish countryside." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B 82% Days of Glory (Indigenes) (2007) " Days of Glory may lack a certain complexity, but then courage under fire from all sides -- be it the enemy's weapons or your own country's disgusting bigotry -- is a pretty straightforward proposition. The plain facts are more than enough." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B 93% Gwoemul (The Host) (2007) " The Host is first and foremost an ecstatic monster movie, as terrifying as it is funny." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
A- 93% The Lives of Others (2006) " Poised between Kafka and Tom Cruise, The Lives of Others is the sort of movie that constantly engages you. You never know what's going to happen next, and it's all done with a precision and intelligence that's rare in movies these days." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
F 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " Travolta has occasionally gotten down in slop like this before. Allen and Lawrence practically live there. But Macy, the guy from Fargo and Magnolia and Seabiscuit? Say it ain't so, Bill." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
C+ 66% Black Snake Moan (2007) " The picture may look pulpishly provocative, but while Brewer constantly confounded our expectations in Hustle & Flow, this time he barely ruffles our feathers once he establishes his outrageous dime-novel tone." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
B 50% Flannel Pajamas (2006) " Flannel Pajamas is a sharply observed dissection of a couple's relationship, from blind date to marriage to difficulties over everything from whether to get a dog to when to have a baby." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 22, 2007
C- 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) " The film feels fraudulent -- not deceitful, but hard to swallow. We're told Farmer is $600,000 in debt, yet a $300,000 windfall solves everything." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 22, 2007
C- 8% The Number 23 (2007) " No one wants to watch a by-the-numbers hack job -- even if the movie is called The Number 23." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 22, 2007
B+ 76% Becket (1964) " The picture is being re-released in 30 cities around the country before finally appearing on DVD after years of online foment from fans.The DVD is due in May, but try to catch it in theaters first. It's worth it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 15, 2007
C 84% Breach (2007) " Breach becomes a one-man show, and even though, thanks to [Chris] Cooper, it's quite a show, spy thrillers depend on the kind of give-and-take conspicuously missing here." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 15, 2007
B- 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) " It is what it is, and it is that honorably." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 13, 2007
78% Braveheart (1995) " At the heart of Mel Gibson's tumultuously entertaining epic is the almost-quaint notion that movie heroics should mean something more than a play for the much-coveted 18-25 box office demographic." — Film Scouts
Posted Feb 10, 2007
C 33% Breaking and Entering (2007) " Breaking and Entering just hangs there, positing its theme of how the personal becomes political and the political becomes personal over and over, without ever grabbing either your heart or your mind." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 8, 2007
C- 19% Factory Girl (2007) " This is juicy stuff, but the filmmakers have absolutely no idea what to do with it." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 8, 2007
C+ 5% Because I Said So (2007) " Keaton may well be the only actress in Hollywood who could play this character without making her despicable or treacly." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 1, 2007
B+ 89% Venus (2006) " The ruined beauty of Peter O'Toole permeates every frame of Venus, a movie that exists for almost no other reason than to allow us to worship at the altar of this incomparable actor." — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 25, 2007
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