Larry Carroll

Larry Carroll

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 21% Little Black Book (2004) " If she keeps this up, the number listed for Brittany Murphy in your PDA will soon need to be changed from Moviefone to a neighborhood video store. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Aug 6, 2004
C+ 81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) " The only actor who outshines his predecessor is Schreiber, a criminally underrated actor who thoroughly sells both Raymond's public allure and private confusion. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Aug 3, 2004
B+ 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) " Whoever thought that one of the best times at the movies this year would feature a shot of Doogie Howser snorting cocaine out of the small of a woman's back? " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 30, 2004
F 9% Catwoman (2004) " Swordfish; Gothika; this howler. Best Actress winner Halle Berry is getting dangerously close to exhausting her nine Hollywood lives. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 23, 2004
B 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) " Marston, making his directorial debut, made some choices while creating his film that simply cannot be described more accurately than as ballsy. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 21, 2004
C 11% A Cinderella Story (2004) " Chad Michael Murray could be the next Johnny Depp, or he could be the next Luke Perry - only time will tell. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 16, 2004
D 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) " The worst kind of rockumentary: a boring, self-important, uninspired portrayal of a band more than a decade past its prime. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 9, 2004
B 15% Sleepover (2004) " This is the kind of movie a young girl can take and make her own, and in a world full of pandering entertainment, that's something special. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 9, 2004
B+ 50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) " We watch movies every day that celebrate violence, sex, and crude humor. Now, here's the chance to watch a movie that powerfully presents something worth celebrating: us. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 6, 2004
A 95% Before Sunset (2004) " Somehow, improbably, Linklater has now made two of the most romantic films of the last decade, both featuring the same characters. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 2, 2004
D 7% Kaena: The Prophecy (2004) " With George Lucas' lawyers eager to justify undoubtedly Jabba-sized retainers, writer-director Delaporte may want to start the tie selection now for his court appearance. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 29, 2004
B 78% Two Brothers (2004) " Annaud once again harnesses a knack for telling a largely dialogue-free story with mesmerizing, all-natural acting performances from animals. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 25, 2004
F 15% White Chicks (2004) " The only real laugh to be had at a screening of White Chicks is during the trailer for the goofy upcoming film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 24, 2004
C+ 26% The Stepford Wives (2004) " The ending of the new Stepford Wives is completely ineffective. It doesn't clearly define what these women are and goes for a lazy screenwriter's cure all. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 19, 2004
B- 61% The Terminal (2004) " An occasionally inspired, somewhat confused, utterly watchable film featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 18, 2004
F 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) " Like a confused film school student, director Jared Hess is happy to pay homage to his film heroes, but doesn't have enough passion to say much of anything in his own voice. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 12, 2004
A- 83% Bukowski: Born into This (2003) " The triumph of Born Into This isn't that is makes us understand the man, but rather that it is able to reproduce him so vividly. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 2, 2004
B- 18% Soul Plane (2004) " Is Soul Plane an instant classic? Nope. Does it go too far at times? Absolutely. But is it a damn funny movie? Fo' shizzle, my nizzle. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 27, 2004
B+ 24% Stateside (2004) " Everything an independent film should be: daring, experimental, character-driven and thoroughly entertaining. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 23, 2004
C+ 88% Shrek 2 (2004) " The highly anticipated sequel is a two-headed monster: some love it while others feel it desecrates the memory of the original. Larry Carroll and Todd Gilchrist debate. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 19, 2004
C+ 26% A Slipping-Down Life (1999) " Goes down a well-traveled road that leaves Drumstrings neutered and Evie with a forehead that, like her character, heals all too cleanly. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 16, 2004
A- 93% Super Size Me (2004) " Feeds us the message quite literally that we are all poisoning ourselves to death in such a charming, hilarious, self-deprecating manner that you actually enjoy hearing it. " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted May 11, 2004
C+ 39% Seeing Other People (2004) " A genial, harmless, uneventful little film that will have you smiling while you're also thinking about what to get for dinner after it ends. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 9, 2004
D 4% Godsend (2003) " A young boy scans the movie theater and whispers, 'I see bored people.' Welcome to Hollywood's latest attempt to duplicate The Sixth Sense. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted May 2, 2004
B+ 83% Mean Girls (2004) " Fey has crafted what would seem to be an impossibility: a bawdy, uproarious, entertaining teen comedy that successfully delivers a worthwhile message. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Apr 30, 2004
C+ 64% 13 Going on 30 (2004) " Rick Springfield was a punch line by '83; Michael Jackson was in his "Bad" phase in 1987. No wonder Jenna's such a dork - her MTV is five years behind everyone else's. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Apr 23, 2004
C+ 62% Young Adam (2004) " Asks you to question a lot of things about society's willingness to judge, but fails in offering any intelligent arguments of its own. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Apr 16, 2004
B+ 70% Dogville (2003) " The film equivalent of an early 80s West Coast punk rock demo: low budget, unfocused fury from deep within that not everyone will agree with, but with undeniable primal power. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Apr 6, 2004
C+ 41% Jersey Girl (2004) " The man who once envisioned a monster made entirely out of poop now only allows the substance to be used in a cutesy joke involving a baby's diaper. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Mar 25, 2004
B 76% Bon Voyage (2004) " Just what the doctor ordered for older moviegoers longing for a return to the golden age of film. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Mar 19, 2004
B+ 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) " Snyder takes his horror seriously, and God bless him for it. He has crafted the rarest of remakes: one that might actually surpass the original. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Mar 18, 2004
F 13% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) " Cody Banks 2 is everything you fear in a sequel and more. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Mar 12, 2004
B 76% The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) " This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Mar 7, 2004
C 47% Hidalgo (2004) " Capitulates to weak dialogue, poor pacing, and a half-hearted performance from mumbler Viggo Mortensen, leaving it to be remembered more for a few scenes than as a total film " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted Mar 6, 2004
B- 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) " Director Phillips may have set out to update the classic TV show, but what he ended up with is a 21st-Century remake of 'Dragnet', the Tom Hanks-Dan Aykroyd two-star flick. " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted Mar 6, 2004
D- 1% Twisted (2004) " A complete jumble of a movie that could have a talking albino gnu wander into the last frame and not make any less sense " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted Feb 27, 2004
B- 22% Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004) " Solid dancing and a catchy soundtrack. But expect to have the time of your life again and you'll most likely be disappointed. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Feb 27, 2004
F 46% Eurotrip (2003) " If Eurotrip were a comedian saying, 'Stop me if you've heard this one,' he'd get little more than half a syllable into his act. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Feb 23, 2004
B+ 44% 50 First Dates (2004) " A delightful, breezy, eager-to-please tale of romance that will go down as a career highlight for both lead actors. " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted Feb 14, 2004
B 68% Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004) " Some jokes hit and others miss, but the laughter, camaraderie and warmth will keep you smiling as much as it did the first time around. " ‐ Countingdown.com
Posted Feb 7, 2004
A- 93% Touching the Void (2004) " This film will make you dizzy, thirsty and cold, and you might even find yourself having difficulty breathing - but you'll love every minute of it. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Feb 4, 2004
F 16% You Got Served (2004) " You Got Hosed might be a more accurate title for those suckered into putting down ten dollars for this waste of celluloid. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jan 30, 2004
C 53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004) " It's no contest. The supporting performances of Gary Cole and Ginnifer Goodwin easily outshine the tepid romantic chemistry of this film's young leads. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jan 23, 2004
B- 91% Tokyo Godfathers (2003) " A director's material is only as good as its presentation and Kon needs some lessons in streamlining his product. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jan 18, 2004
C+ 26% Along Came Polly (2004) " It's Stiller who seems to take the biggest hit, revealing the fact that his career has entered a stale state of self-parody. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Jan 15, 2004
B 98% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) " Truly remarkable - a history lesson, a mea culpa and one last chance to discuss a pivotal era with someone who was actually there. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 29, 2003
C 24% Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) " This remake is perfect holiday fare for all those families who can't get enough of According to Jim, My Wife & Kids and Yes, Dear. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 24, 2003
B+ 77% Peter Pan (2003) " Move over, Elf. Australian director P.J. Hogan has put together an equally delightful holiday treat anchored by two magical lead performances. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 24, 2003
A 75% House of Sand and Fog (2003) " Kingsley's subtle acting style is lifted to blissfully new heights in the first half of the film, where he often does nothing but focus his intense glare on a subject. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 21, 2003
C 35% Mona Lisa Smile (2003) " Brings to mind the old adage about the three stages of an actor's Hollywood career: Get Julia Roberts; get someone like Julia Roberts; get a younger version of Julia Roberts. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 18, 2003
C+ 80% Angels in America (MINI-SERIES) (2004) " Although it opens with perhaps the most sensual depiction of gay male attraction ever presented in a mainstream film, Part 2 fails to soar. " ‐ FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 12, 2003
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