Gene Seymour

Gene Seymour

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Los Angeles Times , Newsday , Salon.com
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
740

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 740
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 33% Martian Child (2007) " Cusack and Coleman make this whimsical trip worthwhile." — Newsday
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3/4 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) " Dan in Real Life navigates its machinations with such laid-back assurance that it earns your attention, your respect and, ultimately, your heart." — Newsday
Posted Oct 25, 2007
2/4 23% Slipstream (2007) " Say this much for Anthony Hopkins' project: If he's going to indulge himself as a writer-director-star, it's probably better that he goes completely off the wall." — Newsday
Posted Oct 25, 2007
0.5/4 9% The Comebacks (2007) " Keep your head down, your expectations low and, maybe, good things will happen. We repeat: Maybe." — Newsday
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3/4 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " Not an unqualified success, but an absorbing directorial debut with terrific performances from Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Amy Ryan and Ed Harris" — Newsday
Posted Oct 18, 2007
3.5/4 86% Control (2007) " Control keeps you riveted in ways that 24 Hour Party People doesn't; primarily because of the investment of craft and conviction by all concerned." — Newsday
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3.5/4 93% Lake of Fire (2007) " Wherever you stand on the volatile issue of abortion, Tony Kaye's exhaustive documentary could dislodge your certainties with a broad survey of opinion from opposite extremes and explicit depictions of medical procedures." — Newsday
Posted Oct 4, 2007
2.5/4 35% Finishing the Game (2007) " Ragged, spotty but shrewdly conceived." — Newsday
Posted Oct 4, 2007
2.5/4 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) " For all its lapses in grace and pacing, The Heartbreak Kid somehow manages to wear away resistance with the simple charms exhibited by its cast, including Akerman, whose sportsmanship is above and beyond the call of duty." — Newsday
Posted Oct 4, 2007
2/4 28% The Game Plan (2007) " [Actress] Pettis is adorable, but she's compelled to push the cuteness dial well past one's tolerance level." — Newsday
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2.5/4 39% Feast of Love (2007) " Feast of Love isn't an altogether satisfying banquet, but you settle for whatever looks good on the plate." — Newsday
Posted Sep 27, 2007
2.5/4 65% The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) " Surely you must know you're still better off reading Austen on your own." — Newsday
Posted Sep 20, 2007
2.5/4 53% Across the Universe (2007) " There's so much to like, even love, about Across the Universe that you're even more exasperated about its faults." — Newsday
Posted Sep 13, 2007
2.5/4 41% December Boys (2007) " The movie earns its right to sentiment through its performances and gentle solicitousness toward its young heroes." — Newsday
Posted Sep 13, 2007
3.5/4 63% King of California (2007) " Good things happen when Michael Douglas exposes his edges to the elements and smudges his screen persona with thick dollops of shadow." — Newsday
Posted Sep 13, 2007
2.5/4 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) " Everything about this neo-noir version of an Itchy & Scratchy marathon is casually ludicrous, right down to its back-handed advocacy of - wait for it - gun control." — Newsday
Posted Sep 6, 2007
2/4 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) " These sibs make the dim bulbs of such Farrelly Brothers' comedies as Dumb and Dumber and Me Myself and Irene seem like Mensa Club members." — Newsday
Posted Sep 6, 2007
2.5/4 64% The Nines (2007) " The cosmic "resolution" that ties the stories together proves less interesting than the stories themselves." — Newsday
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/4 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " Christopher Walken has joined the legion of stand-up comics, student actors and bar-stool mimics trolling for laughs by doing bad Christopher Walken impressions." — Newsday
Posted Aug 29, 2007
1/4 13% September Dawn (2007) " Bombastic, slow-drying dramatization with lead-weight dialogue and a turgid romantic subplot." — Newsday
Posted Aug 23, 2007
2.5/4 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) " Nanny Diaries, through a failure of either verve or nerve, stumbles almost as awkwardly as its heroine does into her child-minder gig." — Newsday
Posted Aug 23, 2007
2.5/4 59% Resurrecting the Champ (2007) " When Resurrecting the Champ climbs off its high horse and makes itself comfortable within the contours of daily newsroom life, with its alternating languor and tension, the movie feels authentic and lived-in." — Newsday
Posted Aug 23, 2007
2/4 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " Things break, food is inappropriately disposed of and a silly man in a brown suit makes bug-eyed faces. Just the thing your inner toddler might like, assuming he can stay awake." — Newsday
Posted Aug 23, 2007
2.5/4 80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) " Kohn takes seemingly disjointed and mildly bizarre elements to create a crafty, infuriating portrait of a society seemingly poised, like a scorpion, to be consumed by its own toxins." — Newsday
Posted Aug 16, 2007
2.5/4 19% The Invasion (2007) " Given its shiny surfaces, nouveau-chic grittiness and button-pushing sentimentality, this version feels as if it were made by the kind of beings the first three Body Snatchers movies warned us against." — Newsday
Posted Aug 16, 2007
3.5/4 88% Superbad (2007) " This is pure 'situation comedy' in which the humor and the poignancy emerge from the situations rather than being imposed upon your senses. The bar for teen sex comedies in America has finally been raised -- and not a moment too soon." — Newsday
Posted Aug 16, 2007
2.5/4 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) " A whirring, soulless pop product for those who don't expect much more from a movie beyond cheap laughs and frantic diversion." — Newsday
Posted Aug 9, 2007
2/4 16% Underdog (2007) " Underdog, putting it mildly, lacks the sleekness and cunning of other, better kids' flicks, though it gains points for respecting, while modifying, its source material." — Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2.5/4 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Hathaway is too good an actress not to deliver more than just a grand star turn and she's able to carry the story of Austen's." — Newsday
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1.5/4 37% The Ten (2007) " You really have to be in the mood to get into The Ten's forced goofiness." — Newsday
Posted Aug 2, 2007
3/4 89% Camden 28 (2007) " The Camden 28 not only examines the animating forces of protest, but also the nature of betrayal, forgiveness and, ultimately, compassion." — Newsday
Posted Jul 26, 2007
2.5/4 30% Goya's Ghosts (2007) " The problem with Goya's Ghosts lies in its conception of Goya himself, who is depicted as being both a blithe suck-up and embittered moralist." — Newsday
Posted Jul 19, 2007
3/4 57% Interview (2007) " Buscemi's Interview moves forward in static bursts that are contained by the avid, yet unobtrusive direction and the intensity of the two principals." — Newsday
Posted Jul 12, 2007
2.5/4 79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) " If you've read all the books and seen all the movies up to this point, you may not mind the extra weight. But a newcomer to the Potter chronicles making his or her acquaintance with this film may be forgiven for wondering where the magic is." — Newsday
Posted Jul 9, 2007
2/4 27% Evening (2007) " Director Lajos Koltai's generous application of luminous color tones over everything can't conceal his lack of control over narrative tone." — Newsday
Posted Jun 28, 2007
2.5/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " As long as you understand that [LFODH] is nothing more or less than a three-ring festival of intricate stunts and pyrotechnic effects, punctuated with clown routines, you may not mind that it's about a half-hour longer than it needs to be." — Newsday
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3/4 78% You Kill Me (2007) " You Kill Me may not look like much. But you root for it anyway, if only because it tries so hard to do the right things in a different way." — Newsday
Posted Jun 21, 2007
3.5/4 92% Sicko (2007) " What's most striking about Sicko is how composed, even serene it is compared with Michael Moore's previous acts of cinematic insurgency." — Newsday
Posted Jun 21, 2007
2/4 34% DOA: Dead or Alive (2007) " DOA: Dead or Alive aspires to be nothing more than a sanctuary from thinking." — Newsday
Posted Jun 18, 2007
96% Let's Get Lost (1989) " [A] stark, haunting and often dryly funny portrait of an all-American hipster-heel in twilight." — Newsday
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2.5/4 44% Hostel: Part II (2007) " Hostel II is far too shrewd and savagely witty to be caught engaging in higher seriousness." — Newsday
Posted Jun 7, 2007
3.5/4 90% Knocked Up (2007) " Two hours and small change seems like a lot for any movie comedy to ask of its audience. But it's hard to imagine how much Knocked Up could shed from its baggy frame without diminishing its roughhousing charms." — Newsday
Posted May 31, 2007
3/4 75% Pierrepoint - The Last Hangman (2007) " The movie hits its message a little too emphatically, and its narrative unwinds a little too schematically. But Spall's performance, along with that of Juliet Stevenson as his devoted and sometimes credulous spouse, keeps things grounded." — Newsday
Posted May 31, 2007
2/4 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) " It won't matter whether you've seen the first two Pirates movies or not. You'll still be confused." — Newsday
Posted May 23, 2007
2.5/4 40% Shrek the Third (2007) " If you're into the last two installments, you'll find the same laughs here. Nothing more, nothing less." — Newsday
Posted May 17, 2007
4/4 97% Once (2007) " No matter what your musical tastes, Once will reinforce your belief in the power of melody and harmony to heal one's inner wounds." — Newsday
Posted May 17, 2007
3/4 88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007) " Even though the theater season it chronicles is four years old, Dori Berinstein's lively documentary still is fun to watch as it breezes through the ups and downs of Avenue Q, Wicked, Taboo and Caroline, or Change." — Newsday
Posted May 10, 2007
2.5/4 29% Lucky You (2007) " An impressive-looking but aimless bluffer, tossing down more angles than it's able to carry through. It doesn't go downhill as much as it staggers and wanders along a craggy slope." — Newsday
Posted May 3, 2007
3/4 86% Paris Je T'aime (2007) " It manages to leave you feeling buoyed and grinning; sort of like what an easygoing week's vacation in Paris might induce -- along with occasional torpor, frenzy, melancholy and surprises." — Newsday
Posted May 3, 2007
2.5/4 58% Zoo (2007) " As artful and delicate as director Robinson Devor tries to be with his documentary's disorienting material, the enterprise bogs down from the weight of its artistic intent and mannered methods." — Newsday
Posted Apr 26, 2007
2.5/4 15% The Condemned (2007) " In the end, it's just another commercial feature that's selling what it's condemning: getting off vicariously on violence." — Newsday
Posted Apr 26, 2007
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