Janice Page

Janice Page

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Globe
Total Reviews:
188

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/4 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " I can't be more direct. "The Act of Killing" is one of the most extraordinary films you'll ever encounter, not to mention one of the craziest filmmaking concepts anywhere, and that includes the whole Bollywood thing." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 1, 2013
3.5/4 98% Blackfish (2013) " "Blackfish" is no trumped up horror story fueled by Hollywood brand names and special effects. In this riveting documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, all of the creatures are real, and all seem entitled to the serious chip on their shoulders." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 88% Somewhere Between (2012) " All the girls in this film speak candidly. Sometimes their words sound like poetry. Sometimes their words are poetry." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/4 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) " [It] delivers repeated blows - to the abdomen, to the head, and to the groin, but not often enough to the funny bone." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 81% China Heavyweight (2012) " Focuses on the stories of three boxers and weaves them into a compelling narrative that rivals anything Hollywood could script." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 88% Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012) " A well-crafted, bravely revealing little film that could be considered essential education for baseball fans." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 12, 2012
3/4 88% Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012) " At the very least ... this documentary will make you question the status quo." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 21, 2012
2.5/4 67% To the Arctic (2012) " A movie too focused on force-feeding you its agenda is bound to come across as (sorry, but it must be said) overbearing, no matter how beautifully it's packaged." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3/4 73% Big Miracle (2012) " It needs only to entertain. And that it does thoroughly, leaving us both charmed and enriched without feeling very preached at. Praise be." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 2, 2012
2.5/4 22% Three Stars (2012) " [It] endeavors to educate by covering a lot of ground in its 90-plus minutes, which is certainly commendable, it's just not that satisfying." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 21, 2011
3/4 90% America At A Crossroads: Operation Homecoming: Writing The Wartime Experience (2007) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
1/4 11% One Last Thing (2006) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 77% Ice Age (2002) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/4 80% Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean (2008) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 0% Antares (2004) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 —— Children of Winter (2008) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 61% Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) (2000) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 53% Steep (2007) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 50% A Letter To True (2004) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/4 —— The Greatest Places (1998) Boston Globe
Posted Nov 24, 2011
2.5/4 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " Part of the problem with this sequel is how little it lets its star just riff with silly abandon, as he did throughout the original, rather than advance the serious themes set out by Yuh Nelson and her crew." — Boston Globe
Posted May 25, 2011
3.5/4 77% The Robber (2011) " Armed with a screenplay adapted from a Martin Prinz novel based on a true story, writer-director Benjamin Heisenberg has crafted something as serious, quietly determined, and surprisingly compelling as his criminal protagonist." — Boston Globe
Posted May 13, 2011
2.5/4 98% Born To Be Wild (2011) " An honest marketer might have just gone ahead and titled the film "Awwwww.''" — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 7, 2011
3/4 91% Kings of Pastry (2010) " Without being flip, the filmmakers endeavor to expose absurdity (can there really be that much nuance to the perfect cream puff?) and encourage skepticism, especially around the variables of judging." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 23, 2010
2/4 70% Ramona and Beezus (2010) " This new Ramona prefers mischief without real edge. You always know her parachute has a silver lining, even in an economic downturn. She is, above all, safe. And that makes her nowhere near as entertaining or enduring as the girl on the page." — Boston Globe
Posted Jul 22, 2010
2/4 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) " Shrek Forever After is being billed as the last of four big-screen romps featuring the lovable slime-green ogre with the cheesy Scottish accent. And to see this final installment is to know: It's time." — Boston Globe
Posted May 20, 2010
2.5/4 90% October Country (2009) " Too often, the camera is angling to be the star." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2/4 62% The Joneses (2010) " A generic hash of contrived comedy, romance, and tragedy, the saddest part of which is that a way-cool, high-end riding lawn mower winds up at the bottom of someone's swimming pool." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/4 94% Home (2009) " Home is the engaging, darkly funny, surreal story of what happens when people who have thrived by keeping civilization at a safe distance suddenly find themselves pushed right back into its headlights." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 15, 2010
1.5/4 51% Chloe (2010) " It can't be recommended even to people who mostly just want to see Amanda Seyfried naked." — Boston Globe
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2.5/4 34% Formosa Betrayed (2010) " As a political thriller, Formosa Betrayed has enough suspense and intrigue to pull viewers along willingly. It doesn't try too hard, which is refreshing." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2/4 23% Saint John of Las Vegas (2010) " For all its clever quirkiness, the end product seems flat and over-thought, which isn't to say it's a bad first step for this ambitious novice director, just a long way from something that will set the world on fire." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/4 28% Dear John (2010) " There's predictable attraction in the clash of opposites: he Tarzan, she Jane. If only screenwriter Jamie Linden could write dialogue half as good as that." — Boston Globe
Posted Feb 4, 2010
1/4 16% When in Rome (2010) " Do as the Romans do. Drive around it." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 28, 2010
1.5/4 27% Play The Game (2009) " A film in which comedic maturity is measured in jokes about hemorrhoids, constipation, and erectile dysfunction." — Boston Globe
Posted Aug 27, 2009
2/4 45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) " Yes, dinosaurs are cool. Just not cool enough to save this sequel." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 30, 2009
3/4 75% $9.99 (2008) " A movie that entertains and enlightens without being preachy." — Boston Globe
Posted Jun 25, 2009
1.5/4 21% Next Day Air (2009) " This is a movie that mines its plot from the Stone Age (or is it Stoned Age?) of caper comedies." — Boston Globe
Posted May 7, 2009
2.5/4 81% Prima Ballerina (2009) " As dazzling as they can be in performance, the ballerinas are even more breathtaking when a camera catches them alone in the shadows, dancing only for themselves." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 30, 2009
3/4 87% Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009) " This Earth doesn't really have anything new to say, but it does present some newly entertaining ways of saying it." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 23, 2009
2/4 64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) " If you own a TV, you will have heard the best laughs excerpted in unrelenting commercials leading up to the movie's release." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2/4 —— IMAX - The Greatest Places (1999) " The one thing still made abundantly clear in this relatively low-tech, drive-by presentation is that these truly are some of Earth's greatest places." — Boston Globe
Posted Oct 10, 2008
1.5/4 36% Igor (2008) " To convince you that it's full of surprises, the movie throws in Louis Prima songs where they don't belong, and it riffs on classic monster-movie cliches mostly by spinning them into newly unfunny cliches." — Boston Globe
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 68% Irina Palm (2008) " Even if there aren't many other reasons to give this contrived and too often silly film a chance, Faithfull makes a captivating leading lady." — Boston Globe
Posted May 2, 2008
2.5/4 75% Praying With Lior (2008) " This is the latest feel-good documentary to turn a spotlight on a much-misunderstood disorder, and per usual it demands that you unleash your sense of humor and table your pity." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 25, 2008
1/4 24% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) " The Life Before Her Eyes might offer a fresh perspective on aborted dreams, but its insights are buried under stale, inflated moviemaking." — Boston Globe
Posted Apr 25, 2008
1.5/4 16% Untraceable (2008) " Hoblit and veteran cinematographer Anastas Michos try to darken the proceedings by giving us nocturnal characters and Portland at its grayest. But it's window dressing, just like the layers of computer geek-speak that can't disguise an analog-age plot." — Boston Globe
Posted Jan 25, 2008
2/4 100% The Yacoubian Building (Omaret yakobean) (2006) " Rich and imposing." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 14, 2007
3/4 —— Family Hero " Intimate and charming, infused with just enough theatricality to declare it a satisfying show." — Boston Globe
Posted Dec 13, 2007
2/4 87% Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007) " At nearly two hours, the film seems overlong. And despite natural, sometimes gripping performances from a cast led by nonprofessional child actors, the script's unrelenting cynicism can wear on a viewer." — Boston Globe
Posted Nov 30, 2007
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