Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
San Francisco Chronicle , Washington Post
Total Reviews:
119

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
95% Apollo 13 (1995) " Even if you know how it all turned out (and you should), this amazing journey is harrowing and exhilarating." — Washington Post
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/4 77% The Lady in Question is Charles Busch (2006) " Affectionately observed, nimbly edited (and perhaps a mite overly reverent) documentary." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3/4 55% Adam & Steve (2005) " Plays as urban farce, but thanks to first-time director Chester's light touch and affectionally observant eye and ear, it's also a genuinely affecting love story." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/4 63% Fighting Tommy Riley (2005) " If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 6, 2005
2/4 6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004) " Heavy on the eye candy, light on plot and logic." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 22, 2004
—— The Mahabharata (1990) Washington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2004
2/4 53% Bulgarian Lovers (2003) " Well acted, and its Faustian dynamic of mutual exploitation would be absorbing enough, but as Kyril draws Daniel into ever shadier situations, the film loses its tone and devolves into absurd political farce." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2004
2/4 8% Carlos Castaneda - Enigma of a Sorcerer (2004) " This documentary might have been better off as an audio book." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2004
2/4 36% Neil Young - Greendale (2004) " Sitting through Greendale in a Dolby-equipped theater, at high volume with bone-penetrating bass, is an ideal way for Young fans to experience the rustic grandeur of the master's latest album." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 12, 2004
2/4 30% Confessions of a Burning Man (2003) " It's like being trapped at a fascinating party with a boring guide." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2003
—— Atlantis (2003) Washington Post
Posted May 7, 2003
100% Stanno Tutti Bene (Everybody's Fine) (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) (1992) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
62% Kika (1997) " It doesn't matter that Kika doesn't make sense -- doesn't even try to make sense. It's just so much fun to watch." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Little Buddha (1994) " Though uneven, the film is engagingly moving and often humorous." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% The Paper (1994) " Thanks to a caffeinated cast and hyperactive script, director Ron Howard delivers The Paper with a bang." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
—— Okoge (1993) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
35% Species (1995) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
72% Sleepless in Seattle (1993) " A quick check of the exiting audience found many smiling -- and still clutching tissues." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20% Brainscan (1994) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Edward II (1992) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Threesome (1994) " A tedious, toilet-talking, try-sexual tease." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Matinee (1992) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31% 8 Seconds (1994) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% Red Rock West (1999) " Director John Dahl and his brother Rick Dahl co-wrote the intelligent and off-handedly witty script; they're like the Coen brothers, but with a sense of fun and a coherent, entertaining story to tell." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Grand Canyon (1991) " It maps these dark, desperate, fearful times with comic and terrifying veracity, and holds out a glimmer of hope for the soul-searching survivors of the '90s." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% The Underneath (1995) " Downbeat, laconically funny, arty (maybe a touch too arty), it's simmering, smoldering lowlife fun, like a good episode of Twin Peaks without the self-conscious weirdness." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% The Indian in the Cupboard (1995) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) " Screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane pilfers not just plot elements from "Priscilla," but also stirs in big chunks of "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Bagdad Cafe," "Auntie Mame," "The Music Man" and "Cinderella."" — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50% My Girl (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Orlando (1992) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Flatliners (1990) " Flatliners is a New Age Nightmare on Elm Street, with anti-drug propaganda and heavy-handed messages about atonement and reconciliation." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% The Nutcracker (1993) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% North (1994) " North seldom raises more than a chuckle." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
34% Hackers (1995) " How do you make typing look exciting?" — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Widows' Peak (1994) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% Dennis the Menace (1993) " Beyond the booby traps and plentiful pranks, Dennis the Menace is truly a treat for all ages." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Without You I'm Nothing (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Europa (Zentropa) (2001) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Prospero's Books (1991) " Ravishing but incomprehensible." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% Boomerang (1992) " Murphy gives his most appealing performance to date, using his smug, self-satisfied, sly smile as a joke on his own well-known screen persona." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Darkman (1990) " A frenetic funhouse ride that has you laughing and screaming at the same time." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
24% Hudson Hawk (1991) " To say this megamillion Bruce Willis vehicle doesn't fly is understatement in the extreme." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% My Life's In Turnaround (1994) " [An] endearingly lackadaisical, merrily aimless little movie." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Arachnophobia (1990) " It's a one-joke movie, a funhouse ride, the cinematic equivalent of having a rubber spider thrown in your lap. But it doesn't matter if you reject the wispy script or the plot, which has as much substance as a spider's web; you'll jump every time." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% Wayne's World 2 (1993) " The sequel to last year's breakaway hit offers more of the same, but it's somehow fresher, funnier and more endearing than the airheaded original." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Fiorile (Wild Flower) (1993) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Three of Hearts (1993) " A two-hour anticlimax, Three of Hearts manages to offend just about everyone -- women, men, lesbians, heterosexuals, prostitutes and, most of all, moviegoers." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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