Hal Hinson

Hal Hinson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Publications:
Anchorage Press , Washington Post
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
885

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
17% Wild Wild West (1999) " Those expecting the quick wit and inventiveness of the television series will certainly be disappointed, as will those who expect the hip suavity that one usually gets from any performance by Will Smith." — New Times
Posted Jun 16, 2014
33% The Rookie (1990) " There's even a scene in which Sheen's rich father screams, "I gave you everything you ever wanted!" To which he yells back, "You were never there for me!" Right out of Arthur Miller, isn't it?" — Washington Post
Posted May 27, 2014
89% Trainspotting (1996) " A cocktail of scuzzy charm, nerve and despair that seduces and repulses in nearly equal proportions. It packs a jolt, all right. But it leaves you with a brutal hangover, too." — Washington Post
Posted Jun 26, 2013
20% Mister Frost " Thousands of actors have played Lucifer, but none has ever given him this particular charismatic brand of idiosyncratic loopiness." — Washington Post
Posted Dec 27, 2011
78% The Birdcage (1996) " If The Birdcage isn't exactly the Mike Nichols-Elaine May movie of our dreams, it does manage to transform what was formerly a campy bit of French fluff into one of the loopiest, most hysterical family-values movies ever made." — Washington Post
Posted May 27, 2011
—— Deadly Currents (1994) Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Storia di ragazzi e di ragazze (The Story of Boys and Girls) Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Gorod Zero, (Zero City), (City Zero) (1990) Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Los Dos Mundos de Angelita (The Two Worlds of Angelita) (1982) Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2011
63% From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) " A tired, humorless pastiche of various exploitation genres that is not the least bit imaginative in its campy deconstruction of conventions." — Washington Post
Posted Nov 18, 2008
93% James and the Giant Peach (1996) " The latest in an impressive string of first-rate movies for kids." — Washington Post
Posted Sep 3, 2008
96% Richard III (1995) " In a shamelessly entertaining display of acting brilliance, McKellen 'plays' the demon's good arm as if it were a Stradivarius, executing one showy stunt after another." — Washington Post
Posted Feb 27, 2008
96% Let's Get Lost (1989) " Weber is working here out of a highly specialized interest, and what he means to say about his subject comes to us through layers of ambivalence." — Washington Post
Posted Jun 13, 2007
28% Barb Wire (1996) " The movie carries its cyberpunk variation right through to the end, and usually with enough wit and craziness to freshen the mix. Then, there is Pamela, whose tight, disciplined performance deserves more respect than it will almost certainly get." — Washington Post
Posted Apr 27, 2007
83% Emma (1996) " Suddenly you remember how merciless and cutting Austen's satire can be, even in the brutal '90s." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 19, 2006
80% Casino (1995) " Scorsese may be flailing here, but Scorsese flailing is more formidable than most directors at the top of their form." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 9, 2006
71% Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa (The Legend of the Suram Fortress) (1986) " It's impossible to watch even a few feet of film by Paradjanov without acknowledging his mastery of the medium and the originality of his vision." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 7, 2005
100% The Plot Against Harry (1989) Washington Post
Posted May 14, 2005
—— Crazy Love (1987) Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2004
75% True Love (1989) Washington Post
Posted Sep 4, 2004
—— Michelangelo - Self-Portrait (1989) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2004
—— Thank You & Goodnight (1995) Washington Post
Posted Oct 16, 2003
—— Speed Zone (1989) Washington Post
Posted Aug 14, 2003
71% Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) (2003) " No one else makes films so alive with ideas or executed with as much daring, beauty or humor." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 31, 2003
—— Wisecracks (1993) Washington Post
Posted May 28, 2003
95% Mala Noche (Bad Night) (2007) " This is a knockout debut." — Washington Post
Posted May 24, 2003
—— Sidewalk Stories (1989) Washington Post
Posted May 24, 2003
—— Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1992) Washington Post
Posted May 24, 2003
17% Chattahoochee (1989) Washington Post
Posted May 24, 2003
—— Good Woman of Bangkok Washington Post
Posted May 21, 2003
—— Chameleon Street (1991) Washington Post
Posted May 5, 2003
98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) " A glorious romantic confection unlike any other in movie history." — Washington Post
Posted Mar 31, 2003
82% Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988) Washington Post
Posted Mar 7, 2003
77% Denise Calls Up (1996) " Salwen has captured and properly identified a very particular modern American species. His emergence as a filmmaker is a true event." — Washington Post
Posted Oct 16, 2002
100% Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988) " It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell." — Washington Post
Posted Aug 20, 2002
—— Frosh: Nine Months in a Freshman Dorm Washington Post
Posted Jul 26, 2002
88% Mindwalk (1990) Washington Post
Posted May 7, 2002
75% Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1995) Washington Post
Posted Apr 16, 2002
—— The Baby of M√Ęcon (1993) Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2002
—— Ariel (1988) Washington Post
Posted Mar 6, 2002
86% Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) Washington Post
Posted Feb 21, 2002
4.5/5 93% Dead Man Walking (1995) " An intelligent, balanced, devastating movie." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 31, 2002
20% Tom and Jerry - The Movie (1992) " The whole movie appears to have been run through a homogenizer." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 31, 2002
0% Once Upon a Crime (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
100% May Fools (Milou En Mai) (1989) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
92% The Little Mermaid (1989) " Even at its highest points, it cannot claim a place next to even the least of the great Disney classics." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
14% Fled (1996) " On the whole, Baldwin seems pretty dim for a renowned cyber-anarchist. Also, he simply isn't in the same class of actor as Tony Curtis. Or Laurence Fishburne, who swaggers through this mess with his usual suave manliness." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
61% Mission: Impossible (1996) " Humorless, charmless and flat." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 18, 2002
11% Crocodile Dundee II (1988) " "'Crocodile' Dundee II" is about as laid-back a movie as you're ever likely to nap through. The actors take forever to recite their lines, and scenes unfold as if the filmmakers had rented the screen by the month." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 16, 2002
20% Wild West (1993) Washington Post
Posted Jan 16, 2002
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