Leah Rozen

Leah Rozen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Biography:
Film Critic for People Magazine
Publications:
People Magazine , TheWrap
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
178

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) " It's like watching a movie version of Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy, but minus the humor." — People Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2014
3.5/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) " Ratatouille is a delicious delight, brimming with colorful characters, lush animation and, as Remy rises at a chic Parisian restaurant, useful culinary advice. " — People Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2014
4/4 98% Up (2009) " I challenge you not to tear up." — People Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2014
8% Summer Catch (2001) " This is the WB version of a baseball movie. Everyone is young, toned, sexually active and agonizes over their future." — People Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2014
9% Marci X (2003) " This is a messy disaster at which you can only scratch your head and mutter, "What were they thinking?"" — People Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2014
10% Woo (1998) " A romantic comedy, it's such a sloppy mess that polishing it with all the Pledge in the world couldn't help brighten it up." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2014
4% Serving Sara (2002) " Perry smirks and mugs throughout while Hurley just seems massively bored, practically yawning even while hoisting her shirt for the hotel clerk." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2014
3% Deuces Wild (2002) " This clichéd tale of combative Brooklyn street gangs in the late 1950s gets it so wrong in so many ways, it's almost cruel to count them." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2014
6% A Smile Like Yours (1997) " The brief Lucy scene was funnier than anything else in the movie. If only the clip had lasted longer." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2014
0.5/4 0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) " This is one of those what-could-they-have-been-thinking movies." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2014
15% Dead Man on Campus (1998) " As premises go, this one is unusually thin, boorish and insensitive. No amount of reworking with a No. 2 pencil will do any good." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2014
25% Fathers' Day (1997) " Fathers' Day scoots along pleasantly but never rises above its My Two Dads sitcom premise." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2014
5% The Avengers (1998) " The only thing this Avengers shares with its swinging, earlier incarnation is a London setting." — People Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2014
11% Batman & Robin (1997) " Thurman aside, B&R is about what you've come to expect: loud, frenzied, brawling and fixated on sleek, shiny, high-tech vehicles and gadgetry." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2014
12% Striptease (1996) " Striptease is an amiable comedy with ambitions to be a satire, but its thriller plot keeps getting in the way of the yucks." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 18, 2014
6% Gigli (2003) " This misguided romantic comedy goes wrong so often and in such profoundly lunkheaded ways that to say it stinks would be bordering on polite understatement." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2014
20% I Love Trouble (1994) " Straight out of the His Girl Friday school of newspaper romances, Trouble is anemically formulaic and completely uninspired." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) " The Curse of the Recycled TV Series strikes again as director Barry Sonnenfeld manages to transform a mildly amusing mid-'60s TV show into a bloated big-screen bore." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2014
23% Bad Boys II (2003) " Despite the energetic efforts of Smith and Lawrence, Boys is yet another hyperventilating sequel with an inflated plot and running time." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2014
39% Armageddon (1998) " Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay are slick Hollywood operators who know exactly what they're doing: Armageddon's heart beats strongly, but it's pumping adrenaline rather than blood." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2014
99% L.A. Confidential (1997) " Like Chinatown before it, this twisted and twisting tale of cops, crime, corruption and hangers-on in 1950s Los Angeles artfully evokes the flip side of the City of Dreams." — People Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2014
90% Chungking Express (1996) " Neither of the movie's two stories makes complete sense, but that hardly matters. This is like being inside a pinball machine with a toddler at the controls." — People Magazine
Posted May 28, 2014
25% Pearl Harbor (2001) " Bloated and boring, Pearl Harbor is a collection of war-movie clichés." — People Magazine
Posted May 27, 2014
83% The Rookie (2002) " As Morris, the reliable Quaid throws heat, delivering smoothly in dramatic scenes and convincingly from the mound." — People Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
97% Bull Durham (1988) " Costner is charming as an aging catcher who decides it's time to hang up his mitt at Sarandon's place." — People Magazine
Posted May 6, 2014
5% 'Til There Was You (1997) " Its stars, young, sexy performers all, deserve a better vehicle." — People Magazine
Posted May 5, 2014
9% Catwoman (2004) " If cats, those snootiest of creatures, went to the movies, they would be appalled and mortified. What did they ever do to deserve having their good name and mannerisms dragged through such dingbat fluff as this?" — People Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
3% Battlefield Earth (2000) " The end result is a science-fiction saga so incoherent, so ugly and so pointless that you have to wonder why Warner Bros, is even bothering to distribute this embarrassment." — People Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2014
59% Disclosure (1994) " This is one of those big, sleek soulless movies that hums along, impressed with itself and the Big Issue it allegedly tackles... [but] what Disclosure really does best is appeal to your most prurient instincts." — People Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2014
90% In the Mood for Love (2001) " The tension between romantic attraction and sexual fulfillment builds to an almost unbearable intensity." — People Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2014
63% Kurt & Courtney (1998) " The movie isn't so much about Kurt or Courtney as it is about shabby lives in the shadow of fame." — People Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2014
56% Legends of the Fall (1994) " It either sweeps you up in its rapturous emotional wake or -- and it's a big or -- you just sit there and snicker. I found myself alternately doing both, though fortunately more of the former than the latter." — People Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2014
92% Memento (2000) " This terrific movie, about one man's quest for vengeance, does everything a thriller is supposed to do: intrigue, involve and keep you guessing." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2014
58% Blast from the Past (1999) " Once the movie decides the air is clear and Fraser begins walking the earth, Blast becomes much spottier at hitting its comic targets and suffers from a bad case of the cutes." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2014
40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998) " What's best about Wait are the bright turns by its young cast." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2014
89% Rushmore (1998) " A gloriously inventive little comedy about the scholastic and romantic woes of a 15-year-old student at a private academy." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014
2/4 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) " Aquatic seems willfully eccentric without ever letting the rest of us in on the joke." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014
1.5/4 68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) " Wilson, Brody and Schwartzman are each fine, but if you found yourself stuck in a train compartment with their characters, you'd vamoose." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3/4 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " This slender story is told with droll wit, clever staging and doll house charm thanks to Fox's use of old-fashioned, stop-motion animation." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2014
81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) " An appealingly quirky comedy about an unhappy clan of eccentric geniuses." — People Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2014
88% Titanic (1997) " DiCaprio and Winslet both deliver star-making performances." — People Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2014
60% Dream with the Fishes (1997) " Nothing here is sufficiently wild." — People Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2014
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) " Get thee to the nearest movie theater showing Shakespeare in Love, a delightful comedy that sparkles with wit, literary smarts, passionate romance and expert acting by a glossy, enthusiastic cast." — People Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2014
4/4 92% The Departed (2006) " The Departed is not for the faint of heart. But scaredy-cats are going to miss a tremendously satisfying film, one that will have you leaving the theater saying, "Now, that was a movie."" — People Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2014
91% High Fidelity (2000) " A hip, knowing look at how certain young men put off growing up until they are finally too miserable to postpone it any longer." — People Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2014
76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " Kudos to Crowe, who can go over the edge without going over the top." — People Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/4 88% American Beauty (1999) " Beauty is never less than fascinating and always visually stunning." — People Magazine
Posted Jan 28, 2014
4/4 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " This sensational, gripping film is what I call an efficient epic." — People Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2014
4/4 94% No Country for Old Men (2007) " Hallelujah! Men is so good it takes your breath away, even when you're not holding it during the scary parts." — People Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2014
75% Ransom (1996) " A slick, slam-bang thriller about a business tycoon's frenzied efforts to get back his kidnapped son, Ransom is meant to divert and entertain. It does." — People Magazine
Posted Jan 22, 2014
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