Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Mr. Showbiz
Total Reviews:
258

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
19% On the Line (2001) " A romantic comedy that's thinner than a copy of Bop magazine and proves, once again -- see Carey, Mariah -- that the transition from pop star to thespian is no easy leap to make." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 25, 2001
47% Life as a House (2001) " By-the-numbers, ailment-of-the-week fodder dressed up with a classy cast." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 25, 2001
20% High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) " A mostly smart attempt to resurrect Ealing Studios-style hijinks." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 25, 2001
91% Dinner Rush (2001) " A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 25, 2001
21% Bones (2001) " Stylish and ingratiatingly goofy." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 23, 2001
4/5 87% Aberdeen (2001) " [A] frank father-daughter drama." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 20, 2001
49% Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) " A funny, poignant adaptation of Beverly D'Onofrio's autobiography, and a chick flick that's refreshingly sap-free." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 18, 2001
65% Intimacy (2001) " Intimacy feeds on its achingly honest lead performances." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 18, 2001
56% Focus (2001) " Arty lighting and shadows can't compensate for a plodding script and shallow characters." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 18, 2001
2/5 72% Fat Girl (À ma soeur!) (2001) " Disturbing and disjointed." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 15, 2001
65% Bandits (2001) " Lock these desperadoes up and throw away the key." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 11, 2001
6% Corky Romano (2001) " Frankly, there wouldn't have been enough shtick here to warrant an SNL skit." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 11, 2001
47% Better Than Sex (2001) " A pretty minor affair, an outdated Aussie About Last Night." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 11, 2001
86% Va Savoir (2001) " Turns into an overextended intellectual conceit when it ought to be simply sophisticated fun." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 11, 2001
3/5 77% Plata quemada (Burnt Money) (2001) " This bed-swapping crime story is ultimately too protracted, but Piñeyro's direction is richly atmospheric, full of noir shadows and strong period detail." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 8, 2001
72% Training Day (2001) " Training Day is mesmerizing entertainment, but it's also a cop-out." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 5, 2001
2/5 70% Grateful Dawg (2000) " The movie's too mellow cool for its own good." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 5, 2001
4/5 58% Serendipity (2001) " While this romantic confection is about as substantial as the frozen hot cocoa they serve at the titular Upper East Side restaurant, it's appealing cast and snowbound, fairy-tale NYC locations make it go down easy." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Oct 5, 2001
24% Don't Say a Word (2001) " Nothing more than one more run-of- the-mill, surprise-free, suspense programmer." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 27, 2001
64% Zoolander (2001) " More than goofy enough to finish with style." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 27, 2001
58% Born Romantic (2001) " The actors are good enough to make it all work." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 27, 2001
4/5 85% Go Tigers! (2001) " A complex, revealing look at a year in the life of a small town and the tangled politics of the citizens' blind love of the game." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 24, 2001
7% Glitter (2001) " Only diehard Mariah fans, 11-year-old girls, or anyone truly desperate to escape last week's terror might find some reason to sit through this bland, bloated, self-addressed valentine." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 20, 2001
70% Liam (2001) " An emotionally devastating chronicle of the disintegration of a family." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 20, 2001
2/5 25% Kill Me Later (2001) " Badly employing all kinds of tricks ... [Lustig] ultimately overpowers her actors and does in her own film." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 17, 2001
2/5 62% Vengo (2001) " Both an ode to the passion of Spanish flamenco dancing and a polemic about the transitory state of the gypsy people it sprang from, Vengo doesn't succeed as either." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 17, 2001
21% The Glass House (2001) " A stinky wedge of domestic thriller cheese." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 13, 2001
60% Haiku Tunnel (2001) " This is satire on the giddy level of The Simpsons." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 13, 2001
83% L.I.E. (2001) " Cuesta's film never succumbs to Larry Clark-esque seediness. The film's take on Oliver Twist is utterly dispassionate and all the more creepy and compelling for offering us no clues as to what will happen between Big John and Howie." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 6, 2001
40% Bounce - Behind the Velvet Rope (2000) " A compelling examination of masculinity and machismo." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 6, 2001
52% Rock Star (2001) " There's more drama in one episode of VH1's Behind the Music, more irony in This Is Spinal Tap, and more reality in The Decline of Western Civilization Part II." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 6, 2001
29% Speedway Junky (2002) " Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from Midnight Cowboy to Johns." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 6, 2001
77% Presque rien (Come Undone) (2000) " The quintessential gay date at the art house." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 6, 2001
4/5 89% 101 Reykjavík (2001) " In spirit, 101 Reykjavík is so Almodóvar that it could melt the polar icecap." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Sep 4, 2001
64% O (2001) " More about good intentions than great drama." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 30, 2001
90% Together (Tillsammans) (2001) " The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 30, 2001
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is less a satire of the crass product Hollywood hurls at us than a reflection of it." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 24, 2001
46% Maybe Baby (2000) " This one's all labor pains, and, in the end, nothing gets delivered." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 23, 2001
29% Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) " Good old-fashioned romantic entertainment, just restrained enough to skirt schmaltz." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 16, 2001
14% American Outlaws (2001) " It takes a special kind of stinker to turn an up-and-comer with the wily presence of a young Steve McQueen into a tousle-haired action figure." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 16, 2001
81% Lumumba (2001) " The visceral force of Lumumba is a sober reminder that there's nothing more incendiary than the reopening of a forgotten chapter of history." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 16, 2001
83% The Others (2001) " The Others stands apart merely for recognizing that animatronic gargoyles are no substitute for unhinged neuroses." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 9, 2001
55% An American Rhapsody (2001) " Its emotional sweep is ultimately undercut by murky characterizations and generic plotting." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 9, 2001
82% The Deep End (2001) " Makes for hypnotic viewing, anchored by a star who's the very model of grace under pressure." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 9, 2001
43% All Over The Guy (2001) " Loaded with smart, sarcastic one-liners and clever potshots at sexless studio movies like In & Out." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 9, 2001
55% Osmosis Jones (2001) " Suffers from schizophrenia." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 9, 2001
69% Thomas in Love (Thomas est amoureux) (2000) " While talky and gimmicky, this witty Gallic film spins a sci-fi scenario near enough to reality that anyone who frequents the information superhighway can relate." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 3, 2001
47% The Princess Diaries (2001) " The film is broad, cute, and calculated at every turn." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 2, 2001
52% Rush Hour 2 (2001) " It's tastier this time around because of the established rapport between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Aug 2, 2001
43% The Monkey's Mask (2001) " In Porter's capable hands, Jill Fitzpatrick's a feisty, vulnerable P.I. deserving of her own movie franchise." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 26, 2001
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