Kevin Lally

Kevin Lally

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter
Total Reviews:
306

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 306
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
65% Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow) (2004) " If you can ride out its rhythms, you'll come away with some indelible images." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2005
46% The Boys and Girl From County Clare (2004) " This tale of longstanding sibling rivalry set against a Ceili music competition doesn't score any points for originality, but it's a likeable enough 90-minute outing, especially for Eirephiles." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2005
64% Robots (2005) " Though it takes a while to find its (ball) bearings, Robots is a consistently inventive visual experience." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 24, 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) " Murray's dry humor goes a long way toward making an essentially reprehensible character into a slyly entertaining portrait of middle-aged angst, egoism and neediness." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 10, 2004
97% The Incredibles (2004) " Bird's satiric take on suburbia, conformity and forced notions of equality is surprisingly sophisticated and biting for an animated feature, matched by a visual panache that is often breathtaking." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2004
81% Ray (2004) " Often immensely enjoyable." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 8, 2004
88% Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004) " It embraces the intellect while never failing to entertain." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 19, 2004
92% Tarnation (2004) " Not only very good indeed, but something bracingly new: a home-movie phantasmagoria that's simultaneously an uncompromising autobiographical confession, saga of tragic family dysfunction, touching love story, and hypnotic avant-garde collage." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 11, 2004
55% P.S. (2004) " The performances of Linney and co-star Topher Grace and the offbeat sensibility of co-writer and director Dylan Kidd make for a generally delightful romantic comedy." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 11, 2004
55% Ricordati di me, (Remember Me, My Love) (2004) " Stylish art-house entertainment, but beware the reflection you may see in this comically dysfunctional family portrait." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 21, 2004
64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) " The segments are uneven, some so wispy they all but evaporate off the screen, but the ones that work prove once again that Jarmusch is one of the most dryly amusing, smartest and original independent filmmakers around." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
64% Facing Windows (2004) " Provides a fine showcase for a rising star of Italian cinema, Giovanna Mezzogiorno ... and a final salute to an Italian veteran, Massimo Girotti." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) " An ambitious example of intelligent summer counterprogramming, this is one remake that doesn't cannibalize the greatness of the original." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) " Whether audiences laugh at or with them, the motley denizens of Preston, Idaho, and Napoleon Dynamite seem poised to win a devoted fan base." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
89% Shrek 2 (2004) " May not be as novel and refreshing as the 2001 original, but there's no shortage of energy and visual creativity here." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
94% Spider-Man 2 (2004) " This spectacularly engaging comic-book fantasy is a textbook example of what a mass-audience movie ought to be." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 8, 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " Kaufman's scripts have always centered on human vulnerability and neediness, but this is his most mature and genuinely affecting tall tale to date." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2004
55% The Girl Next Door (2004) " Young moviegoers who think Risky Business is old business should find the new model provocatively entertaining." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2004
78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) " Proudly outside the mainstream, but adventurous audiences looking for a uniquely diverting time will be glad Guy Maddin is staying the course." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 16, 2004
86% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004) " Dabbles in darkness, but it's a quirkily appealing Danish / Scottish diversion." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 17, 2004
73% Intermission (2003) " This genuine sleeper is proof that a small budget doesn't matter when you've got a terrific script and a great acting ensemble to bring it to life." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 20, 2003
85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) " Crowe and Bettany previously worked together to splendid effect in A Beautiful Mind, and their teamwork here lifts this manly movie to an unusually civilized plane." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 15, 2003
38% Brother Bear (2003) " Solid entertainment for the kid audience." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2003
75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) " Anyone who feels nostalgia for the classic age of screwball comedy will get a charge out of Intolerable Cruelty." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 11, 2003
87% Mystic River (2003) " One of [Eastwood's] boldest and most soulful films to date." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2003
95% The Station Agent (2003) " Like many a Sundance film, The Station Agent is something less than its festival buzz, but it's an often-gratifying vehicle for several likeable and talented actors." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 16, 2003
82% Matchstick Men (2003) " Both an offbeat character study and a tricky fable about con men, Matchstick Men should delight audiences with its engaging performances and genuinely unexpected surprises." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 30, 2003
45% Lucia, Lucia (La Hija del caníbal) (2003) " Roth, Becker and especially Álvarez-Novoa are all charming performers, but this self-consciously tricky tale of secrets, passion and intrigue doesn't linger beyond the closing credits." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 26, 2003
77% Seabiscuit (2003) " A little too earnest for its own good, Seabiscuit is nonetheless an admirable effort boasting marvelous movie craft and solid performances." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 22, 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) " Pirates of the Caribbean blends its 18th-century look with impressive 21st-century visual effects." — Film Journal International
Posted Jul 16, 2003
48% Bruce Almighty (2003) " It offers plenty of opportunities for Carrey to show off his wonderfully elastic comedy muscles." — Film Journal International
Posted May 24, 2003
76% Respiro (2003) " Golino gives an earthy, intense, vanity-free performance and melds seamlessly with the cast of largely non-professionals." — Film Journal International
Posted May 17, 2003
87% Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003) " A fascinating hybrid -- and another delirious chapter in the Canadian maverick's still-evolving career." — Film Journal International
Posted May 13, 2003
73% Fellini - I'm a Born Liar (2003) " Rather earthbound in light of its fantastical subject, but it makes up for its lack of style through sheer access to the artist near the end of his life." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 22, 2003
88% A Mighty Wind (2003) " A parody that's just close enough to reality to be painfully funny." — Film Journal International
Posted Apr 19, 2003
87% Lilya 4-Ever (Lilja 4-ever) (2003) " Uncompromising, but its chronicle of a young innocent's ordeal is a hauntingly vivid experience." — Film Journal International
Posted Mar 22, 2003
57% Irreversible (2002) " For all the virtuosic technique on view, the schematic nature of the project is too glibly nihilistic." — Film Journal International
Posted Feb 22, 2003
96% Elsker dig for evigt (Open Hearts) (2002) " A story of love, pain, betrayal and forgiveness that is absolutely compelling, from first moment to last." — Film Journal International
Posted Jan 21, 2003
87% Chicago (2002) " Perhaps the best movie musical since Fosse's own Cabaret, it feels like a movie directed by Bob Fosse -- which is high praise indeed." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 24, 2002
75% Gangs of New York (2002) " A mightily impressive recreation of a fascinating piece of history." — Film Journal International
Posted Dec 17, 2002
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) " A pretty wondrous creation." — Film Journal International
Posted Nov 16, 2002
48% Femme Fatale (2002) " De Palma, who wrote the screenplay, doesn't seem to care here about basics like non-cardboard characters, credible plotting or giggle-free dialogue." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 26, 2002
96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) " Alternately thought-provoking and thoughtless, invigorating and infuriating. But at the very least, it does the valuable service of getting Americans talking beyond patriotic cant and clichés." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 15, 2002
14% Swimfan (2002) " Late-summer flotsam from the shallow end of the genre movie pool." — Film Journal International
Posted Oct 2, 2002
95% Apollo 13 (1995) " But the visual impact here should pique the interest of plenty of other Hollywood filmmakers looking for a second life for their productions." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 26, 2002
85% About Schmidt (2002) " About Schmidt is largely about Jack Nicholson, in a comic showcase his fans won't want to miss." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 26, 2002
95% Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) (2000) " A poignant story of poverty and spirit reminiscent of the great Italian neo-realists." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2002
57% Never Been Kissed (1999) " Thanks to Barrymore's goodhearted presence, Josie's comic emotional journey has plenty of mass appeal." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2002
65% Nil by Mouth (1998) " Oldman creates an uncanny documentary feel for his fictional story that draws you in despite the misery unfurling onscreen." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2002
41% The Ninth Gate (1999) " The material remains too trifling and ultimately ludricrous to justify the care that's gone into the production." — Film Journal International
Posted Sep 9, 2002
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) " This unique confection from one of the country's most gifted and prolific young filmmakers is sheer, outlandish fun." — Film Journal International
Posted Aug 17, 2002
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