Harry Haun

Harry Haun

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International
Total Reviews:
104

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
69% About Time (2013) " Time travel is turned into "take two" where, if at first you don't succeed, try something else. As practiced here by writer-director Richard Curtis and his fumbling lothario, Domhnall Gleeson, the result resembles a sputtering sentimental journey." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 29, 2013
35% Passion (2013) " A rinky-dink, kinky sexploiter unworthy of Brian De Palma, who thoroughly trampled this tired territory decades ago and now returns looking much like a man trying to recapture his youth-and missing it to the point of self-parody." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 28, 2013
12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " Like the book, the film uses a little of this and a little of that from all the lowbrow genres. At one point a character catches himself saying, "The werewolves are coming to our rescue." It all adds up to a neutralizing hodgepodge of meaningless action." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 20, 2013
26% Planes (2013) " It's painfully plain that Planes aspires to be Son of Cars and Cars 2...so why didn't someone bring the pixie dust that makes Pixar's animated flicks a cut above in wit, style and detail?" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2013
85% The Way Way Back (2013) " Overall, there is a sweetness to the film, most of it stemming from Liam James. He carries the film, zombie-like at first, but ably once his character comes slowly alive." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 1, 2013
50% Now You See Me (2013) " Plenty of cinematic subterfuge is needed to keep this high-speed heist act in the air, but it's a fun ride if you don't look where you have been or where you are headed." — Film Journal International
Posted May 31, 2013
40% The Big Year (2011) " A buddy movie meets a birdy movie, and three guesses who wins that one!" — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 14, 2011
23% Lucky (2011) " Can a serial killer and a gold-digger find happiness as lottery winners? That's the thin premise of this comedy misfire. " — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 14, 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " The Citizen Kane of whiz-kid film franchises reaches an emotional and exhilarating end." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 14, 2011
93% Midnight in Paris (2011) " Woody Allen's Parisian fantasia time-travels around the City of Light with great fun and affection. It hasn't the depth (or heart) of Manhattan, but it's a delirious ride." — Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2011
6% Supercross (2005) " Mercifully, it's a mad dash to the final finish line." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
31% Valiant (2005) " A valiant effort." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
83% Wild Safari: A South African Adventure (2005) " Quite a trip--a seven-story-tall, very much in-your-face, danger-free excursion into the authentic wilds of South Africa." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
82% Bugs! (Bugs! 3D) (Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure) (2003) " An extraordinary inspection of a universe rarely invaded by motion picture cameras. You've never been here before." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
13% Hide and Seek (2005) " The movie starts out as one thing and suddenly jumps the tracks into something else. Then there's the question of credibility that this abrupt switch invites." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
75% Crash (2004) " For a violent film, it is inordinately humane and refreshingly unpredictable." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
86% Junebug (2005) " Not since...My Cousin Vinny has there been a more charming class-clash comedy-drama than Junebug." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
36% Chicken Little (2005) " A friendly, if decidedly featherweight, feature." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 1, 2007
38% A Tale of Two Pizzas (2003) " A sweet little film with heart." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 22, 2005
29% Walking on the Sky (2005) " A less-than-high-flown affair." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2005
44% Steal Me (2005) " [Painter's] best achievement is the way she skillfully manipulates her almost-known cast into complicated characters that you can care about." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2005
61% Lord of War (2005) " Amir Mokri's thought-filled camerawork and Zach Staenberg's editing are first-rate and keep the overstuffed plot at least in discernible motion, but, truth to tell, Niccol ... has too much on his mind here and not enough film to tell it." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) " Melinda and Melinda, like its title characters, seems to go nowhere in particular." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2005
54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) " A cloying 'family entertainment' filled to the bubbling brim with goody-goody intentions and, somehow, managing to deliver on none of them." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2005
91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) " You might not find a better film all year." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 19, 2004
33% The Intended (2004) " Tropical tripe." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 13, 2004
94% A Silent Love (2004) " Salazar ... pulls the audience over to her corner early on and never lets go of them." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 19, 2004
61% The Last Shot (2004) " Broderick and Baldwin occupy the center ring quite entertainingly, but there's a lot of hysterically funny upstaging from the sidelines." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2004
40% Ladder 49 (2004) " A methodical, step-by-step account of a firefighter's existence, presented in a no-frills, straight-ahead fashion but ultimately taking you no place you've not been before." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2004
8% First Daughter (2004) " ... a perfunctory little picture that doesn't go far beyond sitcom superficiality." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 25, 2004
5% Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie (Yûgiô: Gekijô-ban) (2004) " It's a pretty deep dive off the high board in the world of anime, but there's no depth there." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 14, 2004
26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) " Laborious and almost studiously old-fashioned biopic" — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
64% Spartan (2004) " If Bill Macy shoots blanks, you've got a dud." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
41% Jersey Girl (2004) " This is not the hard, cutting-edge Kevin. This is the soft and runny Kevin, trying (a little too hard) to work within the system. It's lame, man." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
54% Gypsy 83 (2001) " A road movie where the audience is a little skittish about going there." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
24% Stateside (2004) " Stateside has some lopsided storytelling techniques, but emotionally it will get you home." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
90% Mean Creek (2004) " This affecting and absorbing character study may be the best depiction of alienated youth to wash ashore since River's Edge." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
80% Le Papillon (The Butterfly) (2004) " A delicately etched little character study." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
50% Ella Enchanted (2004) " The idea of mixing the modern with the medieval is a dubious Mulligan's stew -- and annoys quickly." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
95% Before Sunset (2004) " A late date movie that gives young love a good name. More sequels, please." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
11% New York Minute (2004) " Histrionically speaking, the Olsens couldn't be called twin peaks, but they're getting there." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
52% The Notebook (2004) " It's a vat of sticky sentimentality that demands pretty strenuous swimming." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
29% Club Dread (2004) " Ten Little Indians is savagely manhandled by five little lizards." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 2, 2004
44% 50 First Dates (2004) " The nagging notion that none of this is funny and much of it is sad dawns early, and that's confirmed when the movie pauses in its manic reprising for sappy sentimentalizing." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 17, 2004
62% Young Adam (2004) " Atmosphere is all in Young Adam, pungent and flavorful with deep whiffs of the dock-life dreariness that Eugene O'Neill tapped in Anna Christie." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 17, 2004
88% Tracker (2003) " An obvious, hot-coal piece of politically correct agitprop." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 7, 2004
4% My Baby's Daddy (2004) " This tedious, toddling material would have scuttled Dr. Spock." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 17, 2004
19% Chasing Liberty (2004) " Formula fluff." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 10, 2004
60% Stuck On You (2003) " More sticky than slapsticky, but laugh-loaded all the same." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 13, 2003
85% Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran (Monsieur Ibrahim) (2003) " One would have to go back to Christian Bale in 1987's Empire of the Sun to find a male teenager as ripe for major stardom as Pierre Boulanger is in this sensitively etched portrayal." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 6, 2003
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