Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil
"That those who eat now never ate before,/And those who always ate now eat the more." from Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Jeet Thayil'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
24% Masked and Anonymous (2003) "Even a stone Dylan fan -- and I've been one since my early teens; I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now -- would find it difficult to sit through this moldy exercise in evasion and bloat. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Aug 7, 2003
97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) "Capturing the Friedmans captures a time when greed was good, mullets were cool, and hysteria was everywhere. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jun 23, 2003
64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) "Oh yeah, I was scared -- scared that I'd wake up before the credits rolled. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jun 13, 2003
99% Finding Nemo (2003) "A clown fish without a punchline, a blue tang without a memory, a scarred prison hero fish, and a stoner dude sea turtle make for this summer's tallest fish tale. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jun 7, 2003
60% Down With Love (2003) "A not-so-innocent romp that is part Mills & Boon and part Hustler. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jun 7, 2003
64% The Shape Of Things (2002) "Little more than a clever undergrad thesis gone awfully wrong, it turns on the less than shocking proposition that women are as unlikable as men. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted May 21, 2003
73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2003) "Born liar or windbag? Either way, Fellini clearly likes telling women to spread their legs. Wider. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted May 14, 2003
87% Lilja 4-ever (2003) "Repeatedly hammers home the message that this is a vile world filled with vile men and women; and that children are the main victims of their perpetual evil. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted May 6, 2003
44% XX/XY (2003) "An empty passion play with the sort of druggy glamour you would expect from a movie about growing up privileged and stoned in NYC. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Apr 24, 2003
37% Spun (2003) "A white-knuckle ride to the edge of town, I liked it in a sick and twisted sort of way. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Apr 2, 2003
82% Stone Reader (2003) "Stone Reader is the story of a Quixotian quest by a man who is more than an ideal reader. Mark Moskowitz is the sort of reader writers live for. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Mar 14, 2003
85% Spider (2002) "Spider owes everything to its two British stars, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson, whose sexually charged ballet is its centre, as is the question: Mother or whore? " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Mar 10, 2003
86% Chicago (2002) "Chicago glorifies murder, glamorizes sex & death -- in other words it is just right for today's unsunny times. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Mar 3, 2003
48% Final Destination 2 (2003) "The most well-rounded character in this movie is Death himself. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Mar 1, 2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) "How to lose an audience in 10 ways " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Feb 14, 2003
96% The Pianist (2002) "Roman Polanski's autobiographical gesture at redemption is better than 'Shindler's List' - it is more than merely a Holocaust movie. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jan 24, 2003
85% About Schmidt (2002) "About middle-aged angst; about an American malaise; about an American original; about Shmidt " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jan 17, 2003
81% The Hours (2002) "Where suicide is a heroic act rather than a permanent solution to a temporary problem " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jan 14, 2003
96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) "The modern master of the chase sequence returns with a chase to end all chases " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Dec 23, 2002
92% Talk to Her (2002) "Call him twisted. Call him sick. But call Pedro Almodovar a master. And call 'Talk To her' a masterpiece. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Dec 5, 2002
66% Solaris (2002) "If Steven Soderbergh's 'Solaris' is a failure it is a glorious failure. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Nov 25, 2002
76% Frida (2002) "The canonization of St Frida informs and diminishes the movie. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Nov 14, 2002
81% How to Draw a Bunny (2004) "How do you make a movie about the most famous unknown artist in the world? " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Oct 30, 2002
75% Secretary (2002) "I have seen the future and her name is Maggie Gyllenhaal. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Oct 7, 2002
54% Invincible (2002) "The invincible Werner Herzog is alive and well and living in LA " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Oct 7, 2002
76% Igby Goes Down (2002) "Salinger meets the heroine chick with the heroin chic " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Sep 21, 2002
51% In Praise Of Love (√Čloge de l'amour) (2002) "Waiting for Godard can be fruitful: 'In Praise of Love' is the director's epitaph for himself. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Sep 16, 2002
81% The Good Girl (2002) "An unlikely black comedy where the humor is relentless, the satire is grim and the jokes are born out of inertia. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Sep 4, 2002
2/5 51% Simone (2002) "Simone tells us about the sweet opium of movies and how much we crave it. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Aug 27, 2002
65% Possession (2002) "Throwing it all away for the fleeting joys of love's brief moment. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Aug 20, 2002
74% Signs (2002) "Shyamalan should stop trying to please his mom. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Aug 20, 2002
80% Sunshine State (2002) "Edie Falco sparkles as a mermaid on dry land " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Aug 6, 2002
5/5 90% Minority Report (2002) "Spielberg has managed to marry science fiction with film noir and action flicks with philosophical inquiry. " ‐ Rediff.com
Posted Jul 5, 2002
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