James Agee

James Agee

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

James Agee's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% To Have and Have Not (1944) "Lauren Bacall has cinema personality to burn, and she burns both ends against an unusually little middle. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2014
96% The Big Sleep (1946) "The Big Sleep is wakeful fare for folks who don't care what is going on, or why, so long as the talk is hard and the action harder. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2014
77% For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) "The rhythm of this film, in fact, is the most defective I have ever seen in a superproduction. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Sep 14, 2012
100% The Lost Weekend (1945) "While you watch it, it entirely holds you. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Sep 14, 2012
95% Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) "It is a bewilderingly skillful picture, and the skill is used no more brilliantly to tell the story than to cover up the story's weaknesses and those of its author, Preston Sturges. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Sep 14, 2012
79% Crossfire (1947) "Crossfire is an unusually good and honest movie and may -- I hope, will - prove a very useful one. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Sep 14, 2012
98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) "The movie has plenty of faults, and the worst of them are painfully exasperating; yet this is one of the very few American studio-made movies in years that seem to me profoundly pleasing, moving, and encouraging. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Sep 14, 2012
100% The Gold Rush (1925) "The result is a sight for sore eyes, for old-style Chaplin fans and novitiates alike. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2012
94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) "I wasn't able to get reasonably straight about it for quite a while. I still think it has a good deal of charm and quality, enough natural talent involved in it to make ten pictures ten times as good, and terrific vitality or, rather, vigor. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Aug 31, 2012
100% National Velvet (1944) "I think that [Elizabeth Taylor] and the picture are wonderful. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Aug 31, 2012
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) "I suspect that Sturges feels that conscience and comedy are incompatible. It would be hard for a man of talent to make a more self-destructive mistake. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Aug 30, 2012
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) "This is one of the most visually alive and beautiful movies I have ever seen; there is a wonderful flow of fresh air, light, vigor, and liberty through every shot. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Aug 30, 2012
100% Henry V (The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France (1946) "The movies have produced one of their rare great works of art. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2012
96% Double Indemnity (1944) "The picture never fully takes hold of its opportunities, such as they are, perhaps because those opportunities are appreciated chiefly as surfaces and atmospheres and as very tellable trash. " ‐ The Nation
Posted Aug 29, 2012
78% Going My Way (1944) "It offers, in the performance of nutcracker-faced, 56-year-old Barry Fitzgerald, the finest, funniest and most touching portrayal of old age that has yet reached the screen. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2009
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