Frank Ochieng

Frank Ochieng
""Just a man with a man's courage, you know...just a man who can never fail. So pure the heart as to find the golden gale..ohhhhhh" --from the opening theme to the motion picture "Flash Gordon" (1980) "A man has got to know his limitations" --Dirty Harry Callahan"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 90% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 85% Ghost Town (2008) " Koepp strangely captures the cheeky charm and chippy imagination of Ghost Town that could have been deemed just another faceless formulaic fantasy. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) " ...conventional but compellingly caustic...LaBute's excitable exposition is passable enough to sustain the manufactured intrigue and tension " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 18, 2008
1.5/4 13% The Women (2008) " Lame and saturated in the dour makeup of an afternoon soap opera, The Women is a transparent chick flick standing on its shaky high heels without much support. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 13, 2008
2/4 51% The Family That Preys (2008) " Overstuffed and self-indulgent...The Family That Preys is nothing more than a busy-minded, shifty soap opera propelled by its empty-minded sense of indignation. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " ...a synthetic, spineless suspense piece that cobbles together all the familiar ingredients of sensationalistic cynicism on the gaudy backs of a sneering DeNiro and edgy Pacino " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2.5/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " The Coens' brand of irreverent chuckles propels Burn After Reading as a stylistic and sassy sideshow for unredeemable rogues on the road to surrealistic scrutiny. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) " The Pang Brothers' remake yearns to be sensationalistic and probing but falls short in its request for a slight redemptive actioner that sizzles with moral conflict and confusion. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 9, 2008
1/4 1% Disaster Movie (2008) " Pointlessly rancid and redundant...Hopefully, Disaster Movie will indeed vanish as quickly as a three-second burp at a chili-eating contest. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 8, 2008
1.5/4 42% The House Bunny (2008) " ...breezy and banal...hops nowhere particularly interesting. Overall, there's nothing whimsical, fuzzy or provocative about this chosen Bunny. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 4, 2008
3/4 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) " Thunder is ambitiously blunt and blasphemous in its bombastic barbs of treasured absurdity...[a] calculated comedy drenched in volumes of manufactured viciousness and succulent screwball vibrancy. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Sep 4, 2008
2/4 41% Hancock (2008) " The special effects feel rather synthetic for a big-time summer blockbuster. When the smoke finally clears Hancock emerges as just another routine riff on the superhero genre " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jul 6, 2008
3.5/4 96% WALL-E (2008) " Triumphant and teary-eyed, WALL-E withstands its mellifluous moments with a welcomed surge of honesty, impishness and introspection...smart, heart-warming and savvy in its observational radar. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 28, 2008
3/4 59% Expired (2008) " Unconventionally quirky in its unassuming blue-collar bluntness, Expired is comically horrifying in its examination of lonely people living on the fringe of professional obscurity and personalized disarray. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 27, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Radio Cape Cod (2008) " Enriching, methodical and visually arresting, Radio Cape Cod is an unconventional narrative in that it correlates its amorous themes with the nuances of nature and scientific curiosities. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 25, 2008
3/4 79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) " Rozema delivers an elegantly spry children's tale about nostalgic hardship and growing pains in the overly sentimental but uniquely inspiring Kit Kittredge. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 21, 2008
3/4 66% Brick Lane (2008) " ...an economically poignant melodrama about a young Muslim girl's fragile mindset and the journey that leads to her self-discovery...relentlessly affecting in mind and consciousness. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 20, 2008
1/4 14% The Love Guru (2008) " The Love Guru is creatively awful. The feeling you derive from this dud is comparable to swallowing a bottle of bulky Viagra pills while nursing an inflamed strep throat. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 19, 2008
2.5/4 51% Get Smart (2008) " Carell's wacky presence uplifts the modern-day gizmo-crazed Smart to a passable parade of pure inspired silliness that pays adequate homage to the iconic TV series. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 18, 2008
3/4 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) " Willingly raucous and revved up for your escapist consideration do welcome this plump yet profoundly prancing panda into your thrill-seeking heart. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Jun 17, 2008
1.5/4 38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) " Director Duggan serves up a scattershot satire that is about as funny as a Palestinian landmine at an Israeli kiddie birthday party. Broad, offensive and thinly veiled... " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 16, 2008
2/4 49% Sex and the City (2008) " It's too bad that the false sense of high heel empowerment never registers as soundly as our resident money-styling maidens look to achieve in this beleaguered City. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 16, 2008
3/4 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " Explosive and visually arresting in its colorful swagger...a reactive and revolving roller-coaster ride of demolishing proportions. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Jun 15, 2008
3/4 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) " Outlandishly spry and equipped with Ford's deadpan spunk. The formula is daringly familiar because Spielberg's action-packed narrative hasn't missed a step. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted May 23, 2008
2.5/4 63% The Art Of Travel (2008) " Travel is an ambitious, involving and extensive travelogue that challenges the imagination. [A] feasible fable that allows one to remain contemplative and connected " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted May 6, 2008
3/4 48% The Tree of Life (2008) " ...absorbing, mysterious, lyrical and distinctively titillating...a moody masterpiece that is thrillingly alarming...[a] tale of wandering hedonism and anguish " ‐ World Voice News
Posted May 5, 2008
3.5/4 75% Road to Victory (2009) " Resourcefully intriguing, sentimental and cunningly relevant, Road to Victory juggles its revolving subject matters with effortless candor and consideration. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted May 1, 2008
4/4 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) " Utterly engrossing and captivating in its inquisitive scope. Provocative and polarizing, Taxi invites us to eavesdrop on a movement of mistrust and mischievous mayhem " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Mar 3, 2008
2/4 16% Jumper (2008) " Pared-down with flat-footed characterizations, tacked on scenic shots of worldly venues and a choppy script that isn't disciplined enough to tap into our escapist imaginations, Jumper is a toothless travelogue that treks up the wrong charted route. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Mar 2, 2008
2/4 22% The Eye (2008) " The cornea-deprived caper The Eye definitely sports a blurry vision in the meager horror B-movie sweepstakes...never sees clearly in its search for doomsday enlightenment. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Feb 19, 2008
2/4 22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) " Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless... " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Feb 19, 2008
1.5/4 11% Fool's Gold (2008) " The "fool's gold" in this case is the money being thrown down by the clueless moviegoer to see this trivial travelogue...Gold has no distinctive shine to its glitter " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Feb 17, 2008
2/4 22% Mad Money (2008) " [A] pointless payday for director Khourie's banal blank check comedy...a straining pseudo-hysterical heist flick that has all the giddy appeal of an empty bank draft. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Jan 20, 2008
3.5/4 97% Once (2007) " Carney's Once is definitely not enough...thoroughly inspirational, lyrical, charming and cheeky...a winning spark that ignites the lovelorn imagination. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Dec 15, 2007
3.5/4 87% Starting Out in the Evening (2007) " Wagner's penetrating narrative is poetically stimulating in its smart approach to its dialogue-driven excellence and standout performances. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Dec 15, 2007
2/4 52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) " Synthetically dull, manipulative and emotionally clunky, Baumbach's mawkish melodrama is a pretentious and garrulous character study that sits idly in its moping gibberish. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Dec 7, 2007
2/4 36% Reservation Road (2007) " George sustains this lightweight soap opera with the predictable pap of a Lifetime channel movie...this particular Road is certainly under construction. " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Dec 6, 2007
3/4 82% Talk to Me (2007) " Hysterically potent, thought-provoking and deliciously nostalgic. Overall, the proposed chatter is warranted in the movingly impish Talk to Me. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Dec 6, 2007
3/4 89% Waitress (2007) " Despite Shelly's twist of disturbing fate, WAITRESS will be a memorialized nod of a little gem of a film that delivered a slice of pie to our hungry, entertaining expectations " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Dec 6, 2007
3/4 94% Juno (2007) " Cunningly perceptive and hip in its irresistible skepticism about the comforts and uncertainties of love, Juno is enchantingly bright and breezy in its effecting resonance. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Dec 6, 2007
2/4 21% Fred Claus (2007) " The anemically kooky coal-in-the-stocking comedy feebly employs the same tactics. The toothless slapstick Fred Claus is merely "ho ho ho" and a bottle of dumb! " ‐ Movie Eye
Posted Nov 9, 2007
3/4 79% A Mighty Heart (2007) " Absorbingly touching and terrifying, A Mighty Heart is an intimate film but has the gutsy and reflective ingredients of sorrow, introspection and outrage. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Nov 7, 2007
2/4 33% Martian Child (2007) " Unfortunately for Martian Child this has more maple sap pouring out of it than a neglected Vermont tree looking for a good tapping. " ‐ TheWorldJournal.com
Posted Nov 6, 2007
2/4 51% Bee Movie (2007) " A spelling bee. A busy bee. A killer bee. But a Seinfeld bee? Sorry Jerry, your hapless honey-seeking hero doesn't create much of an animated buzz. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Nov 4, 2007
3/4 80% American Gangster (2007) " American Gangster dares to look in the menacing mirror and reflect the scabrous priorities that define some handsomely yet disillusion others hauntingly. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Nov 2, 2007
1.5/4 17% Saw IV (2007) " Stultifying in its pseudo-sensationalistic schlock, this numbingly and nightmarish narrative has no legitimate creepy conviction beyond flexing its meaningless, morose muscles " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2.5/4 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) " Heartwarming, quirky and quietly affecting...the overall package is peppered with an easy-going dosage of reflective schmaltz...warm, inviting and actively spirited... " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2/4 47% Rendition (2007) " ...housing top-notch actors and their hefty paychecks but nothing else beyond the obviousness of the melodramatic malarkey it spouts with empty conviction. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Oct 23, 2007
3/4 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " [A] tortured morality play that takes place on the salacious sidewalks where bluebloods and bombastic blue-collared souls equally pound the pavement in cynical unity. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Oct 23, 2007
2.5/4 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) " Bleak, bombastic and belligerent, Slade's blood-busting bohemians will indeed take a caustic chunk out of your imaginative horrifying souls. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3/4 65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) " Surprisingly, this insightful tearjerker is padded with expressive layers well beyond the average made-for-television sentiments because of the penetrating performances. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Oct 20, 2007
1.5/4 9% The Comebacks (2007) " Let's face it, folks...we need another repetitive spoof movie like a piglet needs dirty fingernails...never registers beyond aping its lazy connect-the-dots jocularity. " ‐ World Voice News
Posted Oct 20, 2007
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