Jurgen Fauth

Jurgen Fauth

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
About.com , JurgenFauth.com , UGO
Total Reviews:
299
Total QuickRatings:
47

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 —— Titanic (1943) " Neither the first nor the best film telling the story of the doomed ocean liner, the 1943 German version is nonetheless fascinating." — JurgenFauth.com
Posted Apr 2, 2012
5/5 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) " The deepening mysteries and almost trance-like states Weerasethakul's films produce in the viewer are by design: a purposeful sounding of the hidden potential of cinema and consciousness. " — About.com
Posted Mar 2, 2011
4/5 60% Phish 3d (2010) " Ought to delight all but the pickiest fans. " — About.com
Posted Apr 30, 2010
4.5/5 87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) " A fascinatingly complex film with intoxicating cross-currents of cynicism, tragedy, and absurdity." — About.com
Posted Nov 18, 2009
3/5 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " May indeed be morally troublesome, but unlike, say, Death Proof, it's also fiendishly entertaining." — About.com
Posted Aug 20, 2009
3/5 —— Yattâman (Yatterman) (2009) " I grinned like an "imbefool" all the way through." — About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2009
3/5 45% The Education of Charlie Banks (2009) " A surprisingly amiable coming-of-age tale that is especially remarkable for its honesty about class." — About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2009
5/5 89% Adventureland (2009) " A lovely and hilarious reminder that the bittersweet days at the tail end of youth are as potent a topic as ever." — About.com
Posted Apr 1, 2009
2/5 64% Duplicity (2009) " Lacks the tension and wow-factor we've grown accustomed to from slick star vehicles." — About.com
Posted Mar 19, 2009
3.5/5 89% Sin Nombre (2009) " Mashes up the tale of the arduous journey across borders with the developing world gangster drama, offering a fresh and convincing spin on both." — About.com
Posted Mar 19, 2009
4/5 94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) " The beauty of Tokyo Sonata lies in the elegance in which the film dances between humor and a profound examination of tightly circumscribed lives." — About.com
Posted Mar 16, 2009
3/5 73% Tokyo! (2008) " Uneven but worthwhile." — About.com
Posted Mar 5, 2009
1/5 65% Watchmen (2009) " The worst adaptation of an Alan Moore comic yet." — About.com
Posted Mar 4, 2009
4/5 33% Delhi 6 (2009) " Maybe the runaway success of Slumdog Millionaire will inspire western audiences to sample more authentic Bollywood fare; with its first-rate music, world-class stars, and postcard-ready views of India, Delhi 6 presents an especially welcomin" — About.com
Posted Feb 19, 2009
3.5/5 59% The International (2009) " Swift investigations alter with elaborate set pieces in Milan and a staggering climax at the New York Guggenheim, a furious explosion of violence and excitement that ranks among the most exhilarating sequences I've seen in a long time." — About.com
Posted Feb 12, 2009
3/5 32% Fanboys (2008) " My favorite moment involves a Jar-Jar Binks tattoo -- and whether or not that idea strikes you as funny should be a pretty good indicator of whether or not you'll like Fanboys." — About.com
Posted Feb 4, 2009
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) " Selick's work has always been fascinating, but he has never had better material to work with than Coraline (sorry, Roald Dahl and Tim Burton.)" — About.com
Posted Feb 3, 2009
2/5 49% Donkey Punch (2008) " Lusty, lurid, and completely laughable. Here's hoping for a bright future on late-night cable." — About.com
Posted Jan 21, 2009
1.5/5 68% Synecdoche, New York (2008) " For a film that desperately wants us to empathize with its main character's plight, Kaufman's inability to reconcile his overambitious gimmickry with the story's emotional demands is a fatal flaw." — About.com
Posted Oct 23, 2008
1/5 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " Chalk it up to the Coens' much-cited misanthropy or misplaced satirical intent, but there's nothing enjoyable or insightful about hanging out with this duplicitous crowd." — About.com
Posted Sep 8, 2008
4/5 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) " A worthy addition to the original six-film cycle, staying true to the spirit of the series while overhauling it in a number of important ways." — About.com
Posted Aug 11, 2008
4/5 86% Wonderful Town (2007) " The tsunami looms large, even though it's only mentioned once." — About.com
Posted Jul 18, 2008
1/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) " Plodding, puffed-up kitsch mistaking itself for profound psycho noir that the source material won't support." — About.com
Posted Jul 16, 2008
3/5 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " There's a peculiarity to Hellboy 2 that blurs the line between del Toro's Hollywood blockbusters and his less conventional Spanish-language films." — About.com
Posted Jul 8, 2008
2/5 71% Wanted (2008) " Wanted is as stylish as it is foolish, but it has one thing going for it: exploding rats." — About.com
Posted Jun 24, 2008
1/5 12% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007) " Too underlit to qualify as splatter, too bloodless to qualify as fun, too unaware of its own idiocy to be enjoyed Grindhouse-style, AvP:R is a real education in the finer stratifications of badness." — JurgenFauth.com
Posted Jun 13, 2008
1/5 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " Might be vaguely entertaining if you were holding a Wiimote." — About.com
Posted Jun 10, 2008
2/5 83% The Dhamma Brothers (2008) " Beyond the visual novelty of murderers and rapist sitting in silent practice, The Dhamma Brothers seems to be interested in surprisingly little." — About.com
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 91% Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub (2008) " A heartfelt tribute to a joyous anomaly in New York's nightlife scene." — About.com
Posted Mar 9, 2008
3/5 77% Question humaine, La, (Heartbeat Detector) (2007) " The analogy [equating multinational companies with fascism] is strained to say the least and finally distracts from what began as a clear-eyed portrait of a complex, contradictory character." — About.com
Posted Mar 9, 2008
2/5 67% Snow Angels (2007) " Lacks distinctiveness that would lift it above middle-of-the-road domestic drama." — About.com
Posted Mar 6, 2008
2/5 79% The Bank Job (2008) " Rote situations, wooden dialogue, and Jason Statham." — About.com
Posted Mar 6, 2008
B+ 92% U2 3D (2007) " You'll thrill to the sight of a hundred thousand stoked fans! You'll duck from under Bono's flying sweat! You'll read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- in 3D!" — UGO
Posted Jan 21, 2008
5/5 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) " Destined to take its place among such ageless tragedies of American avarice as The Godfather, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Scarface, and yes, Citizen Kane." — About.com
Posted Dec 15, 2007
2/5 36% Southland Tales (2007) " Fitfully engaging but half-baked." — About.com
Posted Nov 13, 2007
1/5 26% Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) " A movie of such boundless badness that it would take somebody with a Nobel Prize in literature to truly fathom the extent of its wretchedness." — About.com
Posted Nov 6, 2007
4/5 58% A Slice of Lynch (2007) " A forthright portrait of a sincere and fertile artist with the courage to follow his ideas wherever they lead." — About.com
Posted Oct 25, 2007
4/5 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) " The work of a director who is intoxicated with the power of cinema." — About.com
Posted Oct 10, 2007
1.5/5 77% Paranoid Park (2007) " There's nothing going on beneath the artful surface, and the kid's dilemma generates yawns instead of heat." — About.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
3.5/5 86% El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007) " Incredibly spooky." — About.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
5/5 93% Secret Sunshine (2010) " There's more truth and wisdom in Secret Sunshine than I've seen at the movies in a long time." — About.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
3/5 70% A Londoni Férfi (The Man From London) (2007) " The Third Man on Ambien -- will dazzle the faithful and bore the stuffing out of everyone else." — About.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
3/5 77% I'm Not There (2007) " Certainly an enjoyable experiment, but ultimately as fruitless as reporter Jerry Thompson's search for the truth about Charles Foster Kane." — About.com
Posted Oct 4, 2007
1/5 55% Married Life (2008) " You know you're in trouble if the wallpaper is more exciting than anything that happens in front of it." — About.com
Posted Sep 23, 2007
2/5 88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) " Masterful plotting and fine acting can't make this story any more appetizing." — About.com
Posted Sep 22, 2007
4/5 94% In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) " With humor, humanity, and staggering images, In the Shadow of the Moon brings home the sheer guts it must have taken to ride a rocket to a barren rock in the sky." — About.com
Posted Sep 5, 2007
4/5 67% The 11th Hour (2007) " Among recent documentaries questioning the status quo, The 11th Hour takes the most far-reaching point of view and connects issues into larger patterns, culminating in a truly global call for change." — About.com
Posted Jul 30, 2007
4/5 94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " The leanest and most exciting of the series yet, a chase movie of breathtaking purity." — About.com
Posted Jul 29, 2007
4/5 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) " We knew all along they had it in them to become movie stars." — About.com
Posted Jul 25, 2007
4/5 70% Molière (2007) " An especially endearing attempt at the budding subgenre." — About.com
Posted Jul 24, 2007
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