Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Hazel-Dawn Dumpert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): IFilm, L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Previous | Next
Showing 51 - 95 of 95
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% XX/XY (2003) "The young filmmaker clearly needs to experience a bit more of la vraie vie before his own observations can take in more than the clumsy romantic feints and parries of early adulthood. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 10, 2003
91% Stevie (2003) "James makes visible the process by which a lost soul cuts himself off from emotion in order to survive, only to find that, in the bargain, he's lost the ability to open himself up to anyone who might want to throw him a line. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2003
35% What a Girl Wants (2003) "An overstuffed fantasia. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2003
52% Down & Out With the Dolls (2003) "Like a good punk tune, the filmmaker's focused energy distracts from compositional flaws. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 27, 2003
41% The Core (2003) "The first half-hour of The Core is hip enough to its own moribund formula that for a brief, shining moment, there's hope the film will actually be a goofy gas instead of the effects-bound lump it becomes. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 27, 2003
100% 7 Days in September (2002) "Offers a fine counterpoint to the more fatuous and opportunistic takes on shared tragedy and collective grief. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) "Mutual deception as a comedic conceit predates Shakespeare, and it certainly shows its age in this creaker. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 6, 2003
57% The Guru (2002) "A geek-love homage to the musical romantic-comedy and its cross-cultural appeal, hitting all the formula marks with just enough tongue-in-cheek knowingness to buff off the tarnish. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 30, 2003
73% The Slaughter Rule (2002) "None of the characters' troubled histories or transformations are as compelling as Gosling and Duvall's unforced emotional complexity would promise or merit. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 23, 2003
24% P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2003) "Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 23, 2003
24% A Guy Thing (2003) "The film itself is merely an outline, colored in with labored antics and shored up here and there by competent character bits. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 16, 2003
61% Blue Crush (2002) "In all, American girls could do worse than have Blue Crush as their own summer action movie. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 13, 2003
58% Wendigo (2002) "A finely tuned mood piece, a model of menacing atmosphere. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 16, 2002
39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) "So brisk is Wang's pacing that none of the excellent cast are given air to breathe. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 13, 2002
87% Le Bossu (On Guard) (1997) "Too silly to take seriously. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2002
67% Flip Side "An intriguing failure that promises more than it delivers. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2002
55% An American Rhapsody (2001) "The States becomes an apple-pie wonderland of Elvis and Coca-Cola, the old country either a gray police state or, in scenes of Suzanne's happy childhood, a pastoral haven. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 29, 2002
57% The Business of Fancydancing (2002) "Alexie's relatively novel take on the quintessentially American story of being stranded between cultures is compelling. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 24, 2002
7% All The Queen's Men (2001) "Bad in such a bizarre way that it's almost worth seeing, if only to witness the crazy confluence of purpose and taste. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 24, 2002
22% Mr. Deeds (2002) "No amount of spastic-colon jokes, cartoon violence or good-buddy cameos (Al Sharpton, John McEnroe) can distract from the fact that Gary Cooper [Sandler] ain't. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2002
59% Scotland, Pa. (2001) "It's a setup so easy it borders on facile, but keeping the film from cheap-shot mediocrity is its crack cast. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2002
72% Pipe Dream (2001) "Pipe Dream does have its charms. The leads are natural and lovely, the pace is serene, the humor wry and sprightly. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2002
71% Princesa (2001) "Fernanda's trials and lessons are ticked off with a brisk, businesslike air that leaves little time for emotional and character development. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 14, 2002
30% All About the Benjamins (2002) "Directed by Kevin Bray, whose crisp framing, edgy camera work, and wholesale ineptitude with acting, tone and pace very obviously mark him as a video helmer making his feature debut. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2002
77% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) "The film is nothing if not benign, but its merits are moot for those above 7 or so. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2002
68% About Adam (2000) "While the film strives to prove its cool, it's also built on [an] insufferably antique idea. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) "To call the film contrived would imply that some sort of effort had been made, when Sweet Home Alabama is nothing but dead lazy and slow. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2002
54% Invincible (2002) "Invincible is a wonderful movie. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2002
72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) "Far-fetched and wearying. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2002
96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) "A visual triumph. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2002
84% Elling (2002) "Heartwarming here relies less on forced air than on Petter Næss' delicate, clever direction ... and a wonderful, imaginative script by Axel Hellstenius. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 5, 2002
66% Me Without You (2002) "Goldbacher draws on an elegant visual sense and a talent for easy, seductive pacing ... but she and writing partner Laurence Coriat don't manage an equally assured narrative coinage. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2002
92% Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001) "Nettelbeck ... has a pleasing way with a metaphor. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 22, 2002
80% The Business of Strangers (2001) "Stettner's vision of both women lacks fullness, relying on stereotypes of feminine strength and vulnerability. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 5, 2002
74% Signs (2002) "There's plenty here that testifies to Shyamalan's exceptional talent. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2002
71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) "Working from Elliott's memoir, Rohmer fashions the sort of delicate, articulate character- and- relationship study he's favored for decades. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 26, 2002
78% Tadpole (2002) "Neither funny nor moving enough to compare to Rushmore, Murmur of the Heart or any of the other better movies on which it's modeled. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2002
48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) "It's the filmmakers' post-camp comprehension of what made old-time B movies good-bad that makes Eight Legged Freaks a perfectly entertaining summer diversion. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2002
63% The American Astronaut (2001) "A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 24, 2002
80% Sunshine State (2002) "If Sayles had maneuvered these stories and performances into even a shade more sentimentality or gravitas, the weight would have collapsed them like a house of cards. As it is, they breathe easily. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2002
51% Cherish (2002) "Taylor's ode to loser love may be scant on character and plot development, but it's rich with affection for daydream believers -- not to mention the guilty pleasures of late-period Hall and Oates. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 10, 2002
69% Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) "Rather exciting, rendered in a bright sunset palette and a mixture of expressive, boldly drawn traditional animation and fluid computer-generated imagery. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2002
67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) "The good news? Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones is eons better than Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace. The bad news? It's still not very good. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jun 1, 2002
90% Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) "With its nonstop flurry of fighting, ersatz bloodletting and incidental hilarity, this remains [Yu's] signature work. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted May 24, 2002
50% Any Given Sunday (1999) "On a purely cinematic level, the film is indeed triumphant, with wildly inventive player-perspective footage that brilliantly conveys the rush of game-time action, and an expert's grasp of multilayered storytelling. " ‐ IFilm
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Calle 54 (2001) "If you're not a fan now, these 105 celebratory minutes could go a long way toward your conversion. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Previous | Next
Showing 51 - 95 of 95