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Larry Ratliff

Larry Ratliff

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
13% The Bounty Hunter (2010) San Antonio Express-News
Posted Apr 4, 2011
29% New In Town (2009) San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 18, 2010
81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 5, 2009
3/4 33% Not Easily Broken (2009) "Not Easily Broken isn't perfect. It's a tad preachy at times. Yet it also lifts spirits with the power of emotional healing and forgiveness. Amen to that." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jan 12, 2009
1/4 10% The Unborn (2009) "The Unborn is so lame that even a scene where Nazi 'doctors' experiment on twin children by poking a needle in their eyeballs is more laughable than horrendous." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jan 12, 2009
3.5/4 79% Gran Torino (2009) "Except for the overstated growl, which admittedly is nitpicky, Eastwood may have directed himself right back into Oscar contention." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jan 9, 2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) "As much as I admired Benjamin Button's gimmicks, the excellent makeup and a sometimes-mesmerizing emotional journey, I just couldn't shoo away the obvious Forrest Gump similarities. Roth leans on them too strongly as a screenplay crutch." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jan 9, 2009
2.5/4 55% Australia (2008) "Like the kangaroo that goes from a newcomer's sightseeing delight to dinner meat with the sudden crack of a rifle shot, Australia hops all over the place." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 26, 2008
78% Role Models (2008) "Well, here's something we don't usually see at the movies. Role Models is a raucously bawdy lowbrow comedy with a brain." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3.5/4 64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) "Rarely do we get to truly celebrate a movie's second time around. We should this one, though. The filmmakers really move it, move it to the next level of joyous entertainment." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2/4 80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) "Maybe something gets lost in the translation, as often happens, but Wong may be giving us the first Eastern." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2.5/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "There is a Bond girl, of course. You can take the catchphrases and the gadgets out, it appears, but leave the sultry ladies alone." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2.5/4 48% Twilight (2008) "How can a teen romantic fantasy not be at least some fun when the leading man's lipstick is several shades redder than that of the ingénue?" ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 89% Bolt (2008) "Make a little room Lady, Tramp and all you Dalmatians, Disney's got a new animated dog to bark about." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 59% RocknRolla (2008) "Welcome back, Mr. Ritchie. I missed your work when you were, you know, Swept Away into an uncomfortable filmmaking zone." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 3, 2008
2/4 3% The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008) "The Haunting of Molly Hartley, sort of an updated Rosemary's Baby for teens, sucks most of the suspense out of its own suspense-thriller before the story even gets going." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 3, 2008
3/4 62% Changeling (2008) "Most filmmakers begin their careers hungry and looking for every possible nuance to improve their film. In his 78th year and with 35 of them under his belt as a filmmaker, Eastwood still has plenty of creative steam. ... This is no victory-lap production" ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 3, 2008
2.5/4 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) "If movies were fireworks, Smith's latest effort would be a fuse-moistened bottle rocket that only manages subdued flight." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Nov 3, 2008
3/4 81% I Served the King of England (2008) "I Served the King of England plays like a combination of Life Is Beautiful and Forrest Gump." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/4 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) "They sing. They dance. And they smooch a little. But not too much. After all, this is a G-rated Disney extravaganza." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/4 35% Pride and Glory (2008) "This is the first time (Edward) Norton and (Colin) Farrell have shared a movie screen. It would be a crime for it to be the last." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 24, 2008
.5/4 12% Saw V (2008) "... heads roll and nail bomb shrapnel turns a headstrong 'survivor' into a pile of pink human brisket with pants. Does this sound like entertainment to you?" ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1.5/4 58% Quarantine (2008) "Visually, this one mirrors Cloverfield right down to the dropped camera left to record what happens when the humans in the vicinity have been, uh, quarantined." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2.5/4 16% Max Payne (2008) "Wahlberg packs the talent to add depth to most roles. In this one, though, he does little more than mope around and blast away (video-game style) in this barrage of rapid fire." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2/4 59% W. (2008) "Stone ... does little more than place a sitting president on a pedestal of lampoon with a poor choice of timing, less than three weeks before a presidential election." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) "It's good to see the two great actors of their generation back together in Righteous Kill. Frankly, though, although a few sparks of fire at times, the heat has subsided significantly." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3.5/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) "... the Marx Brothers couldn't outrace the Coen boys when it comes to zany comic shenanigans." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 51% The Family That Preys (2008) "(Tyler) Perry, a cinematic one-man band who wrote the script, produces, directs and plays the role of a decent husband and construction worker, is still growing as a filmmaker." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
2.5/4 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008) "... this is a verbally poisonous comedy that rattles the sensibility cage." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 91% August Evening (2007) "(Pedro) Castaneda, the male lead in Chris Eska's mesmerizing debut feature August Evening, has the kind of natural, hypnotic screen presence that cannot be taught." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3.5/4 86% Ghost Town (2008) "When I was watching this movie the other day and rethinking my way through it now, all I can recall is Gervais and some other people. He's that good as New York dentist Dr. Bertram Pincus." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
2/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) "Richard Gere and Diane Lane are swathed in so much cheese in Nights in Rodanthe, this weepy story should unfold in Wisconsin instead of a tiny strip of land off the coast of North Carolina." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) "Lee shows his grittiness by allowing everyone to speak in their native languages. My hat's off to him for that. I'm not a fan of war films where all opposing sides speak English." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 26% Eagle Eye (2008) "HAL has a granddaughter? Who knew?" ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) "It's definitely not for everybody. But it's also very funny as a no-holds-barred, frat-house-party comedy." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Aug 14, 2008
3/4 65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) "There's sex and the city (New York). But the most enjoyable girls-night-out movie of the summer deals with young, fledgling love." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2.5/4 68% Pineapple Express (2008) "You're in for a mildly entertaining ride through lowbrow slapstick action violence. Just don't ask for a seat in the non-smoking section." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3.5/4 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) "Tell No One is good enough to warrant not only a long run in art houses, but considerable attention for a director who dared to tweak a hugely popular novel and made it work." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Aug 8, 2008
4/4 94% The Dark Knight (2008) "The Dark Knight should not be remembered as the movie that took Heath Ledger out. Thanks primarily to him, it should be remembered as the movie that propelled fantasy action-thrillers to a higher level." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/4 86% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) "Thompson created a rebellious niche for himself in a business that more often than you might think channels its writers into conformist routine." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 15, 2008
2.5/4 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) "This 'Journey' appears to take place in an amusement park." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 15, 2008
2.5/4 20% Meet Dave (2008) "(Murphy) never loses focus, although the one-dimensional nature of the script might provoke a few yawns among frequent moviegoers." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 15, 2008
3/4 85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Go to the movies long enough and you'll eventually find yourself rooting for a blood red, horned monster-man from hell." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 15, 2008
3/4 72% Wanted (2008) "... when Freeman, Jolie, McAvoy and the rest get a chance, there's even some decent acting going on. It's almost as if the great Loom of Fate dropped a stitch and willed it." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 2, 2008
3/4 96% WALL-E (2008) "WALL-E is a technical gem, a marvel of sound design and just a little too ambitious to continuously captivate." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 2, 2008
3/4 41% Hancock (2008) "Hancock is a rarity. It's an action yarn that feels like a drama and, alternately, a drama that takes our breath away with bursts of eye-popping action." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jul 2, 2008
3.5/4 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) "To me, honesty like that is what heroes are made of." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3/4 14% The Love Guru (2008) "The Love Guru pegs the silly meter in the opening scene when Myers, as Guru Pitka, breaks out in a Bollywood-style 9 to 5 hoedown while picking at a sitar." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jun 20, 2008
2.5/4 51% Get Smart (2008) "The popular deadpan comedian (Carell) is only funny about 60 percent of the time.Would you believe 50 percent?" ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jun 20, 2008
3/4 98% Surfwise (2007) "Surfwise spills the gripes, the frustrations and the pain onto the screen like damaged driftwood finally feeling the steadiness of shore after a long, stormy voyage at sea." ‐ San Antonio Express-News
Posted Jun 16, 2008
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