Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Mr. Showbiz
Total Reviews:
258

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 258
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
29% Jackpot (2001) " The more we realize that we're stuck in the company of a totally relentless loser, the drearier the entire experience becomes." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 26, 2001
69% The Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (2001) " Optimistically explores how vastly different people can come together, and how any journey is more about what happens along the way than simply getting from one place to another." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 26, 2001
73% New York Beat Movie (Downtown 81) (2001) " It captures the youthful excitement of a burgeoning creative movement." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 20, 2001
31% America's Sweethearts (2001) " It's dull, two-dimensional, and totally toothless." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 19, 2001
92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) " Dazzlingly, Mitchell has opened up what was essentially a performance concert piece and reinvented the movie musical. You go, girl." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 19, 2001
92% Ghost World (2001) " Both savagely funny and poignant for anyone who's ever had a friendship that felt like their only connection to the outside world." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 19, 2001
54% Bully (2001) " There's nothing shocking anymore about [Clark's] zit-pocked brand of titillation." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 12, 2001
68% Legally Blonde (2001) " Overloaded with calculated stand-up-and-cheer moments, and there are far too many close-ups of Elle's cuddly Chihuahua." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 12, 2001
82% The Vertical Ray of the Sun (At the Height of Summer) (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000) " A sensual poem with its own beguiling rhythm." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 5, 2001
81% Jump Tomorrow (Life: A User's Manual) (2001) " Endearingly wears its heart on its polyester sleeve." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 5, 2001
54% Cats & Dogs (2001) " Monotonous and mangy." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jul 3, 2001
73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) " If you're up for something as dark as the Brothers Grimm can truly be, A.I.'s a trip worth taking." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 28, 2001
86% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) " The Closet has a blithe tone and a capable cast, but Veber's script is 100 percent laugh-free." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 28, 2001
71% Baby Boy (2001) " A preachy, monotonous failure." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 26, 2001
3/5 64% Time and Tide (Shun liu Ni liu) (2001) " Makes for compulsive viewing even though its noirish plot doesn't make a lick of sense." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 26, 2001
53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) " If you're 14 and love Limp Bizkit, or 50 and yearn to lay down some rubber, chances are you'll think this honey corners like it's on rails." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 21, 2001
74% Songcatcher (2001) " It's refreshing to see some straight musical numbers, uninterrupted and unadorned." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 14, 2001
65% Big Eden (2001) " Yet, for all the film's slow spots, it's impossible not to be moved by Henry and Pike's blossoming romance, thanks especially to Gross and Schweig's charming lead performances." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 14, 2001
19% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) " Don't pack up your PC -- Tomb Raider the movie has nothing over its electronic counterpart." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 14, 2001
60% The Anniversary Party (2001) " The movie's loaded with funny scenes that mix and match its players to good effect." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 7, 2001
43% Evolution (2001) " Evolution doesn't deserve to spawn sequels." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 7, 2001
90% Our Song (2001) " McKay captures their environment without condescension." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 7, 2001
11% Bride of the Wind (2001) " Slow as a funeral dirge, the movie's all talk about art and passion and obsession without anything to show for it." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Jun 7, 2001
35% The Man Who Cried (2000) " A pallid character drama that glosses over any interesting political or moral questions." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 25, 2001
89% The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (2001) " The film is lovely, life-affirming, and guaranteed to make you cry." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 24, 2001
62% Petits Frères (2001) " Worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 21, 2001
55% Nora (2001) " A convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 21, 2001
6% Pavilion of Women (2001) " The backdrop of exotic pagodas and wartime woe isn't nearly potent enough to buoy the feeble drama that plays out in the foreground." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 17, 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) " A postmodern fantasia guaranteed to polarize its audience into believers and non-believers -- though it's impossible to come away feeling like you've ever seen anything quite like it." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 17, 2001
61% The King Is Alive (2001) " There's no real sense of tragedy when these lost souls begin to drop dead in their eleventh hour -- just more pain and suffering for an already strongly unsympathetic group." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 11, 2001
92% Startup.com (2001) " What's so touching about Startup.com is that it's really about the collapse of a dream." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 11, 2001
68% About Adam (2000) " About Adam is simply a pleasant diversion rather the paean to crazy-in-love classics it would so like to be." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 10, 2001
65% Bread and Roses (2001) " Entertainment that's good and good for you." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted May 10, 2001
13% Town & Country (2000) " Every scene is designed to cram in a motley combination of stars and send them flailing about screaming in lieu of any plot or character development." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 26, 2001
54% The Golden Bowl (2000) " Uma Thurman bares her claws in a welcome return to form." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 26, 2001
34% The Center of the World (2001) " You're not likely to get much of a rise out of The Center of the World." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 19, 2001
91% Panic (2000) " There's so much that's fresh and surprising about the film that it deserves to be seen." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 19, 2001
73/100 66% Signs & Wonders (2000) " Nossiter's claustrophobic digital video camerawork and an intelligent script he co-wrote with James Lasdun elevate the proceedings above standard psychodrama." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 13, 2001
81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) " The script ... loses sight of the book's breezy wit and stacks up implausibilities as high as Bridget's half-eaten boxes of Cadbury's Milk Tray." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 12, 2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) " Dippy, funny, and fast-paced enough to be a guilty pleasure." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 10, 2001
71% Shadow Magic (2000) " Plays like a Chinese Cinema Paradiso, full of feeling without succumbing to sentimentality." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 5, 2001
33% Just Visiting (2001) " One more attempt to pass off chopped liver as foie gras." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Apr 5, 2001
92% Amores Perros (2001) " Though unflinching in its savagery, Amores Perros is always compulsive viewing." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 30, 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) " Those expecting a Bond-like thriller may be disappointed, but this deviously witty diversion deserves to be appreciated for what it is." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 29, 2001
43% Someone Like You (2001) " There's nothing else about Someone Like You to separate it from the herd." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 29, 2001
92% Memento (2000) " With its capable cast, twisty plot, and gritty style, Memento is a real keepsake." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 15, 2001
96% The Dish (2001) " It is therefore something of a shame when the film's second half succumbs to dewy, baby-boomer nostalgia ... And yet, chances are that you'll be moved all the same." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 15, 2001
44% Get Over It (2001) " Deserves to be applauded for not casting Freddie Prinze Jr., but this sloppy, somnolent, strung-together flick pales when compared to such other teenage riffs on classic literature as Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 9, 2001
19% Blow Dry (2001) " The film comes off as little more than a contrived composite, despite the best efforts of pros Rickman, Richardson, and Griffiths." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 8, 2001
91% High Fidelity (2000) " Created a doggedly faithful adaptation of Nick Hornby's cult-fave novel." — Mr. Showbiz
Posted Mar 6, 2001
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