Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
Staff Writer, The Star-Ledger
Publications:
Houston Chronicle , Newark Star-Ledger , Oregonian , Seattle Times
Total Reviews:
469

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
29% Trade (2007) " The filmmaker tries to keep the energy up and the audience engaged by incorporating stylistic touches from the Michael Bay 101 crib sheet, whirling the camera around characters in crisis and lacing scenes with hack guitar rock." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 5, 2007
1/4 28% The Game Plan (2007) " [Pettis] overplays cute to the point where you wish the Rock would practice one of his wrestling moves on her and ship her off to Kid Nation." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/4 36% Sydney White (2007) " Part fairy tale, part college comedy, totally unoriginal and a tad offensive, Sydney White stars Amanda Bynes as a new student who starts a rebellion against the school's oppressive Greek establishment." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3/4 51% The Bubble (Ha Buah) (2007) " The director seems to be welcoming controversy, however, pushing buttons to evoke strong responses and stimulate discussion." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 7, 2007
1.5/4 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) " Better suited to 10 minutes of television than 90 minutes of cinema." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 7, 2007
1/4 25% Halloween (2007) " Revamping the influential 1978 shocker Halloween for a new generation of viewers, director Rob Zombie offers a film with more sex, more violence, no humor and zero scares." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 4, 2007
C+ 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " The shtick grows a bit repetitive, so by the end of the story you may be checking the time rather than rooting for Randy." — Oregonian
Posted Aug 31, 2007
1.5/4 20% Death Sentence (2007) " If only the world were a more peaceful place, we wouldn't have to sit through movies like Death Sentence." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2.5/4 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " Something of a surprise, Balls of Fury serves up sports thrills and a good amount of laughter..." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2.5/4 31% The Hottest State (2007) " The film is best appreciated as a meditation on celebrity psychology." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2.5/4 16% Illegal Tender (2007) " Illegal Tender isn't quite the mess you expect this time of year, a film that achieves a certain level of originality by reversing gender roles." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2/4 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) " A misguided film that veers between extremes in sentimentality and misanthropy." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 24, 2007
1.5/4 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " For a silly kids movie about an accident-prone man on a trip to the beach, Mr. Bean's Holiday is actually quite mean-spirited and pretentious." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 24, 2007
1/4 16% The Last Legion (2007) " Even though the film clocks under two hours, it seems longer than a Lord of the Rings marathon played on slow motion." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 20, 2007
2.5/4 88% Superbad (2007) " ...there are some classic scenes and the cast is hilarious." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 16, 2007
0.5/4 14% Skinwalkers (2007) " On the fright scale, this pack of werewolves ranks below a basket of puppies." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 13, 2007
2/4 84% Rocket Science (2007) " The thing the film lacks -- besides originality -- is a character arc that keeps the audience interested." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 10, 2007
1.5/4 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) " A pointless sequel in a franchise that's been underwhelming from the start." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 9, 2007
2.5/4 37% The Ten (2007) " It's more a frivolous spoof than a pointed satire." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1.5/4 25% El Cantante (2007) " Director Leon Ichaso (Piero) uses every trick in the hack biopic book, including flashback stock footage and montages of newspaper headlines flying toward the camera." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 2, 2007
0/4 7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) " It's sad to see the once-promising actress killing her career, between her self-destructive behavior behind the scenes and her poor judgment selecting scripts." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3/4 70% Molière (2007) " A period piece enlivened with slapstick and mischievous wit." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 27, 2007
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) " The picture delivers 90 minutes of gay caricatures, along with a barrage of fat jokes, and culminates by lecturing the audience about how wrong it is to mock those who are different." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 18, 2007
91% Hairspray (2007) " More a reinvention than a retread, Hairspray is a pleasant surprise, a breath of fresh, whimsical air in a season that's been dominated by franchise entertainment." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 18, 2007
2.5/4 57% Interview (2007) " Buscemi creates an intriguing, if contrived, drama about the battle of the sexes." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3/4 62% Joshua (2007) " It's not exactly light summer entertainment. With its emphasis on paranoia and perversion, Joshua is closer in spirit to fringe films like Eraserhead than mainstream horror movies like The Omen." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 6, 2007
2.5/4 57% Transformers (2007) " A dizzying summer adventure, Transformers is a film to worship for its set pieces and chastise for its inscrutable storytelling." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 2, 2007
2/4 27% Evening (2007) " Great cast, mediocre writing." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 29, 2007
2.5/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " There's no point in whining that Die Hard is mindless. That's like complaining about the sound of people eating popcorn in the theater." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 26, 2007
2/4 92% Sicko (2007) " Why give Moore a free pass just because you support his ideologies? In the end, the real loyalty we owe is to truth." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2/4 78% 1408 (2007) " There's ghoulish fun and Hichcockian suspense until the film hits a narrative wall around the 60-minute mark." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2.5/4 23% Evan Almighty (2007) " The highlights of Evan Almighty aren't the supernatural moments but the scenes in which Carell grows comically flustered with his situation." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2.5/4 71% Fido (2007) " Fido does offer a good number of laughs, along with a healthy serving of gore to satisfy horror fans." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 15, 2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) " Compared with its predecessor, the new movie contains less silliness to offend purists. At the same time, there isn't much to thrill anyone, either." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/4 64% Day Watch (2007) " It's a playful, surrealistic antidote to standard genre entertainment." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 8, 2007
2.5/4 44% Hostel: Part II (2007) " It's something of an accomplishment to stage deaths so disgusting, the main reaction is nervous laughter." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 8, 2007
3/4 78% Surf's Up (2007) " The jaunty sports story contains colorful characters, witty wisecracks and kinetic surf scenes. It's refreshing to see an animated family film that doesn't look like it was made on autopilot." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 8, 2007
2.5/4 61% Bug (2006) " Bug is a twisted, visceral film with an uncompromising sense of nihilism." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 25, 2007
3.5/4 97% Once (2007) " Elegantly capturing the alchemy of songwriting -- not to mention the alchemy of fleeting romance -- it's a one-of-a-kind movie to enthrall musicians and listeners alike." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 25, 2007
1.5 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) " Even longer and less coherent [than Dead Man's Chest]. Consider it a companion piece to the similarly indulgent Spider-Man 3." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 24, 2007
3/4 64% Severance (2006) " The irony is thick, and the deaths are brutal, as horror and humor are spliced with social commentary. The British film sends up scary movies while building characters whose fates matter to the audience." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 22, 2007
2.5/4 45% Brooklyn Rules (2007) " Once you get beyond the surface clichés, there's truth and sincerity in the dialogue and performances." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 18, 2007
3/4 40% The Wendell Baker Story (2005) " Wendell Baker isn't perfect. The slacker humor grows cloying at times. Still, there's an undeniable charm to the Texas tale as it celebrates nonconformity and redemption." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 18, 2007
1/4 12% The Salon (2007) " The best scenes in Barbershop featured incisive discussions of current events. Here, the closest brush with topicality is a reference to Eddie Griffin." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 11, 2007
2/4 19% The Ex (2007) " The Ex is shrill when it means to be irreverent. It's frustrating to see the lead performers squandering their collective talent in a movie that fails to match the fun and pathos of their TV work." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 11, 2007
3/4 89% Waitress (2007) " Heartfelt and intelligent, with a pinch of whimsy." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 10, 2007
2/4 29% Lucky You (2007) " It's a weak hand from the filmmaker; not a colossal failure, just a dreary mediocrity." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 4, 2007
2.5/4 56% Civic Duty (2006) " Civic Duty sends you home depressed, but at least it makes you think. It's a breed of film that's rare to find on the summer movie slate." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 4, 2007
0.5/4 2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007) " Laugh proof and choreographically blah." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 30, 2007
1/4 15% The Condemned (2007) " When it isn't depicting brutal deaths, the film condemns audiences for flocking to see lurid entertainment. If director Scott Wiper is trying to make a statement, it gets lost in a mirror maze of hypocrisy and self-loathing." — Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Apr 27, 2007
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