Jeff Millar

Jeff Millar

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Houston Chronicle
Total Reviews:
191

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 191
Previous | Next
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
83% The English Patient (1996) " This is the real thing, and real things don't come along very often, so you'd better snap them up when they do." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Feb 10, 2007
100% The Third Man (1949) " Welles gives Harry a mask of irony that turns all moral judgment back on itself. He turns a mass murderer into a wry rogue, and makes his villainy all the more horrifying because we rather like him." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
57% Another Day In Paradise (1997) " A well-executed scene can be followed by another where Clark shows no sense of the tone of which he'd just been in such tight control." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
50% Endurance (1999) " I found the film engrossing, missing only the opportunity to spend more time with the mechanics of distance training and, perhaps through that, to learn how Gebrselassie became the world's best at what he does." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
3/4 90% Show Me Love (Fucking Amal) (1999) " Dahlstr√∂m and especially Liljeberg are first-rate." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
2% Baby Geniuses (1999) " If the remainder of this century will bring a lamer film than Baby Geniuses, may I please be in Estonia when it comes." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
69% You've Got Mail (1998) " Mail may not be as romantic as Sleepless, but it's wittier." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
84% Magnolia (1999) " All the work is top-notch." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
83% Waking Ned Devine (1998) " Completely delightful movie." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
83% Notting Hill (1999) " An exceptionally guy-friendly chick flick." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
89% Topsy-Turvy (1999) " If you are a Gilbert and Sullivan buff, you will be in heaven. If you are not, the first thing you will need to know is that the film is nearly three hours long." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) (Permanent Midnight) (1999) " If you're the type who doesn't mind jigsaw puzzles unassembling themselves as you assemble them, if you enjoy enigmas and don't need explanations, the film just might work for you." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
64% All The Little Animals (1999) " Odd and banal." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
49% Cruel Intentions (1999) " You sometimes have to giggle at this movie the way you do when you catch 4-year-olds playing dress-up in front of Mom's closet." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
98% All About My Mother (1999) " Almodovar has called his near-unique creations 'screwball drama.' This finds him working at his best." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
93% Being John Malkovich (1999) " It is hard to mix moods -- the film is manic, subtle, comic and vaguely sad -- but [Jonze] does it masterfully." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) " It's a literary burlesque, remarkably clever and quick on its feet. It is ardently romantic but is at its best when it is funny. And it's funny." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
59% The Rugrats Movie (1998) " Although it works on two levels, one thing makes it work for any age: the sense of the id unloosed." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
69% Analyze This (1999) " What De Niro ends up doing is simply burlesquing himself, much as he would do if he were guest-hosting Saturday Night Live." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) " Kubrick, exactly in character, has left us as the unchallengeable champion of the enigma." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
71% Enemy of the State (1998) " Since Scott could not make this film snap, crackle or pop faster or more loudly, you might find the evening a bit light." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
88% Tarzan (1999) " Simply a smashingly well-done example of animated storytelling." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
97% Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria) (1957) " What makes the character so poignant is that her final fortification is not her street wisdom -- that's all surface -- but her innocence. Her ultimate protection is our sympathy for her." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
35% The Waterboy (1998) " The film is amiably goofy." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
85% An Ideal Husband (1999) " Parker has made a sensible cinematic translation of Wilde's play, intercutting scenes which would have been played consecutively on the stage." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
40% Big Daddy (1999) " Funny-sweet, understand, not bleccchh sweet." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
71% eXistenZ (1999) " It's good art direction in search of an idea." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
75% Besieged (1999) " This is a deeply engrossing, often exquisite film by someone who knows visuals. It's sensory, sensual, handmade." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
16% Idle Hands (1999) " Maybe 90 seconds of viable and sustained humor at the end." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
94% Autumn Tale (Conte d'Automne) (1999) " The film is delightfully unpredictable, warm, nuanced. It's civilized entertainment." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) " Neither Trey Callaway, who wrote the script, nor Danny Cannon, who directed the sequel, bring any new ideas to the genre. Cut 'em some slack: That surely was their marching orders." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
79% The Prince of Egypt (1998) " The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
100% Rear Window (1954) " The deliciousness of watching the film as it's intended to be seen is that the big screen gives Rear Window back its claustrophobia." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
33% The 13th Warrior (1999) " The film is fascinating to watch, but I can hardly say what it's about, other than people killing each other." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
38% 20 Dates (1999) " Berkowitz is a rather annoying person." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
67% A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) " If there is sacrilege afoot, I'm not enough of a scholar to spot it." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) " Remove the directorial flash and filigree, and its narrative would be easier to track." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
26% Doug's First Movie (1999) " The film hasn't much entertainment value for those much over the age of 10. There's not a thing in the world wrong with that." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
7% Jawbreaker (1999) " The producers of this film, which depicts teen-age girls as an assemblage of negative stereotypes, are female. Can females practice misogyny?" — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
23% 8MM (1999) " Want to know what happens when an A-list director and A-list movie star attach themselves to a direct-to-cable screenplay? This." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2005
53% Escape from L.A. (1996) " The special effects vary from OK to lame to very lame." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 5, 2002
98% Das Boot (The Boat) (1981) " The film reaches right out to grab us by the neck and squeeze hard." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Feb 2, 2002
12% Batman & Robin (1997) " If you like 'em busy, this sequel is for you." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jul 24, 2001
95% La Promesse (The Promise) (1996) " The film is entirely within the caught-on-the-run tradition of cinema verite, which makes it all the grittier and its conclusion all the more wrenching." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Feb 21, 2001
77% Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) " Hilarious!" — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% 54 (1998) " The party never gets started." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Eve's Bayou (1996) " The direction is unobtrusive, and Lemmons' performers are up to speed. This is Lemmons' first time out as a director. I'll be interested in what she does next." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Galaxy Quest (1999) " The film's warm-fuzzies are formulaic and not at all genuine. The humor, though, is clever and keenly satiric without being mean-spirited." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
99% L.A. Confidential (1997) " Fun, if you have the stomach for it." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% The Next Best Thing (2000) " It's sort of like two baseball teams going out to the parking lot to play the ninth inning of a tied ballgame, then coming back onto the field to announce the score." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Showing 1 - 50 of 191
Previous | Next
  • Sort by Rating:

    Sort results by this critic's rating. This option is only available for critics with a rating system (4 star, letter grade, 1-10, etc.)

  • Sort by T-meter:

    Sort results by the Tomatometer (percentage of critics recommending a certain movie)

Best to Worst Sampling

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile