Hank Sartin

Hank Sartin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
Chicago Reader film critic.
Publications:
Chicago Reader , RogerEbert.com , Time Out , Time Out New York , Time Out Sydney
Total Reviews:
358

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 100% Big Men (2014) " In "Big Men", Rachel Boynton offers a case study in how the promise of big wealth brings out the ruthless self-interest of all the parties concerned. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
51% Cherish (2002) " The mix of tones can be jarring, but it all has an odd charm. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/5 77% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) " Khrzhanovsky and screenwriter Vladimir Sorokin have both the grim ideas and the little sideways winks in perfect equilibrium in the brilliant first half hour of this strange film. The rest of the film is certainly memorable, if increasingly impenetrable. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Nov 5, 2013
2.5/4 50% Five Dances (2013) " Just when the plotting had me sighing with impatience, Brown would get back into showing us rehearsal and things would liven up again. It's in the recording of dance that this movie comes alive. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) " This movie keeps up a vigorous pace and carries you along on the force of its self-confidence. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 23, 2013
2.5/4 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " The details of the woman's life are like a crash course in the sociology of a country living through turmoil ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 16, 2013
2.5/4 35% Touchy Feely (2013) " I wanted to like this movie more than I did. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
95% Hero (2004) " The result is both thrilling and thoughtful, offering imaginative action sequences as it considers questions of loyalty and the individual's role in history. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 5, 2013
2/4 37% Dealing With Idiots (2013) " It's really an excuse to give a bunch of terrific actors a chance to riff in scenes that feel improvised. Unfortunately, the results feel shaggy and unstructured. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 12, 2013
4/5 60% Desert Fury (Desert Town) (1947) " It could easily have been a horrible jumble, but in fact it's compulsively watchable. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Nov 27, 2012
3/5 39% Feast of Love (2007) " There's only so much Freeman's gorgeous voiceover can do to hold it all together. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 24, 2012
3/5 86% Beaufort (2008) " Cedar overcomes the generic characters and formulaic "which innocent will die next in an ironic twist" plotting by his attention to detail. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/5 64% Cosmopolis (2012) " Watching Cosmopolis, it's hard to say if you're witnessing a revelation or a crock, but you'll hang on its every word. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " Brainless? Sure. Entertaining? Yup. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " For Potter-ites, there are plenty of satisfactions to be had, but the fun mostly comes from recognizing plot points from the novel merely suggested onscreen. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Aug 13, 2012
2/5 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) " Director Bradley Parker shakes his camera around a lot. " ‐ Time Out New York
Posted May 29, 2012
4/5 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " It's a big, exuberant film that revels in the joy of a good story. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 22, 2012
5/5 94% West Side Story (1961) " You have to admire the way every aspect of the film works toward the emotional impact. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 22, 2012
3/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " It's also a fairly entertaining children's story. But for kids? Let's say it's a film for Wes Anderson. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 16, 2012
100% The Godfather (1972) " It's hard to find a moment in the film that isn't great. The Godfather lives up to the term masterpiece. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 13, 2012
5/5 98% Up (2009) " The pacing is perfect, the animation looks terrific, the emotional range is wide, and there are a few sly jokes you might not catch the first time around. That's okay; you'll want to see it a second time anyway. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 13, 2012
1/5 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) " We've never gotten the appeal of Cook, and this did nothing to explain it. " ‐ Time Out Chicago
Posted Feb 8, 2012
2/5 17% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/5 23% Push (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/5 67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/5 64% The Merry Gentleman (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 24, 2011
4/5 93% This Is England (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 91% 24 City (Er shi si cheng ji) (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 87% Frozen River (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 57% Paper Heart (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 78% You Kill Me (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 85% Rumba (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 24% P.S. I Love You (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 67% Away We Go (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 64% Harry Brown (2010) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 52% Easy Virtue (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 33% Self Medicated (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 35% Diminished Capacity (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 77% Paranoid Park (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet El Cártel (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 40% Shrek the Third (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 46% Everybody's Fine (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2011
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