Loey Lockerby

Loey Lockerby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , Kansas City Star , Nitrate Online
Critics' Group:
Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
230

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 230
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 24% P.S. I Love You (2007) " The supporting roles are all handled well by experienced actors, and they have good material to work with." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2.5/4 37% August Rush (2007) " Although Williams seems to be in another film altogether, Russell and Rhys Meyers make an attractive and believable would-be couple, and Highmore may actually be the best child actor working today." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 21, 2007
3/4 72% Darfur Now (2007) " Admirable work." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 16, 2007
1.5/4 21% Fred Claus (2007) " The cast boasts three Oscar winners and two nominees. Normally, such a pedigree would guarantee great performances, at the very least." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 9, 2007
2.5/4 51% Bee Movie (2007) " Seinfeld doesn't need to go back to his 'show about nothing' premise, but here's hoping his next project can be about just a little less." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 2, 2007
2.5/4 44% Bella (Beauty) (2006) " A little too safe and tentative." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 26, 2007
2.5/4 79% 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2007) " [Ray's] particular interest in Asia serves him well as he explores the Dalai Lama's world." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 12, 2007
2.5/4 57% We Own the Night (2007) " If Gray had put as much effort into his script as he puts into [several] scenes, he might have made a film to rival Scorsese or Cronenberg. As it is, heâ(TM)s tugging mightily on their coattails." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 12, 2007
1.5/4 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) " This must have been a great idea on paper." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/4 70% Molière (2007) " As the film picks up momentum, however, it becomes the story of an aimless young man who discovers his own brilliant wit and learns how to use it. As he gets closer to the scathing, fearless Moliere we know and love, so does the movie." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/4 36% Sydney White (2007) " Bynes still has plenty of charm, and Sydney White is too sweet and innocuous to damage her career. If she really wants to grow up on screen, though, she needs to graduate to better roles." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3/4 72% Golden Door (2007) " Although it has a gorgeous, lyrical visual style, it contains no stirring speeches or sentimentality." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2.5/4 41% No Reservations (2007) " It doesn't have the freshness and inspiration of a gourmet meal, but it makes for a pretty decent reheated leftover." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 27, 2007
2.5/4 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) " Undeniably funny, pulling back just before it gets too cute or Jeannie gets too annoying. When the script can't quite do the job, Blethyn uses all her charm and talent to compensate." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3/4 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) " Cotillard holds all this together through sheer force of talent and will and makes Piaf the most likable crazy, morphine-addicted drunk in movie history." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2.5/4 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) " Ocean's Thirteen is enjoyable fluff and a testament to how far wit and charisma can carry a film. In a summer full of wholly unnecessary sequels, this is the best one so far. That may be faint praise, but for this franchise, it's a big step up." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 8, 2007
3/4 95% Offside (2006) " It's not exactly exciting material, but Panahi's gentle humor and sense of realism keep it from becoming dull." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 1, 2007
3/4 96% Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004) " [Provides] a funny, poignant tribute to a most unusual place and the people who somehow call it home." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 11, 2007
3/4 87% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) " After the Wedding is a sad film in many ways, but it's also surprisingly uplifting. Thanks to [director] Bier and her cast, any tears shed in the audience will be perfectly natural." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 11, 2007
2/4 68% Disturbia (2007) " Presents itself as an adolescent variation on Rear Window, updated with modern technology and steeped in the conventions of thrillers. That's exactly what it delivers. In fact, that's all it delivers." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 13, 2007
1.5/4 8% The Reaping (2007) " Most of the actors are adequate but hardly interesting enough to make anyone care about their characters' fates. The exception is Swank, who brings a near-heroic intensity to even the silliest lines." — Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 5, 2007
1/4 19% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) " The anger that once made Rock's comedy so funny and provocative has become simply mean-spirited." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 16, 2007
2/4 32% The Ultimate Gift (2006) " It won't offend anyone, but it's not likely to inspire anyone, either." — Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 9, 2007
2/4 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) " Nothing in this film has the visceral or emotional impact that would make it more than an average thriller. It just goes through the bland, mass-produced motions." — Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 9, 2007
5% Because I Said So (2007) " Diane Keaton should stay away from such derivative, degrading roles." — Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 2, 2007
2.5/4 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) " Montiel constantly inserts the kind of "look at me, I'm a director!" touches that only remind viewers that he's an amateur." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 26, 2007
2/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) " Screenwriter Susannah Grant (In Her Shoes, Erin Brockovich) makes her directing debut by cramming every conceivable genre into one mess of a movie. It's as if she didn't think she'd get another chance." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 26, 2007
1.5/4 5% THR3E (2007) " It's relentlessly mediocre and does not belong in a venue where you'll have to pay $9 to see it." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 69% Freedom Writers (2007) " These stories can be so trite and predictable. Freedom Writers can't escape this curse entirely, but it does have an authentic atmosphere that many of its predecessors lack." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 65% The History Boys (2006) " It forces you to think about complicated issues while still being witty and engaging. You can't even say that about most teachers, let alone most movies." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 22, 2006
2.5/4 44% Night at the Museum (2006) " Night at the Museum will at least give you a chance to see Andy Hardy beat the snot out of Zoolander. That alone should be worth the price of admission." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 22, 2006
3/4 87% The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006) " A few of the academy's students receive personal profiles, and their resilience after years of war and oppression is remarkable. If ever that "triumph of the human spirit" cliché could be applied to a group of people, this is it." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 8, 2006
2/4 31% Unaccompanied Minors (2006) " It's just another loud, hyperactive Home Alone rip-off, and how many of those does the world really need?" — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 8, 2006
1.5/4 17% Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006) " With the success of Hostel and the Saw movies, another wave of cinematic nausea is upon us. Turistas tries to ride that wave all the way to the bank, but it's too timid and perfunctory to get very far." — Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 1, 2006
2/4 48% Driving Lessons (2006) " Yes, the metaphor is that ham-fisted, as Ben's newfound confidence manifests itself partly in his willingness to chauffeur Evie around, although he's only a student driver." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 10, 2006
2.5/4 —— Pearl Diver " This is only [King's] first feature, and if he can take a few more narrative risks without giving up his subtle style, he may become that rare director who can tackle spiritual issues without (literally) preaching to the choir." — Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 3, 2006
2/4 56% Keeping Mum (2006) " There's only so much even the best actors can do with a sloppy script, and Keeping Mum can't get over its lack of focus." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2.5/4 60% The Boynton Beach Club (2006) " The characters are treated with respect, and their zest for life is inspiring (and not just for those who share their age bracket)." — Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 6, 2006
2/4 37% The Guardian (2006) " Unless you're in the Coast Guard, or related to someone who is, there's really not much reason to see this. You already have." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 29, 2006
2.5/4 48% Open Season (2006) " Open Season might not even rank among the top five animated films this year, but that's mostly because there's so much competition. It's still a perfectly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon with the kids." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 29, 2006
2.5/4 42% Gridiron Gang (2006) " Gridiron Gang is effective, thanks to Phil Joanou's confident direction and the mountain of charisma that is Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 15, 2006
2/4 27% Trust the Man (2006) " The characters change personalities every time Freundlich gets an idea for a new gag, leading to bizarre, random behavior that is likely to inspire audience annoyance, rather than sympathy." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 1, 2006
2.5/4 93% Lassie (2006) " This is an earnest, likable -- and very, very pretty -- addition to its star's remarkable history." — Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 1, 2006
2/4 48% Idlewild (2006) " The problem with many musicals is that they focus so much on the music, they skimp on the plot. The problem with Idlewild is that it skimps on both." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2.5/4 36% Accepted (2006) " Accepted is enjoyable in spite of itself." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 18, 2006
2/4 19% Step Up (2006) " Step Up is light on its feet but stumbles badly once it leaves the dance floor." — Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 12, 2006
2.5/4 63% The Ant Bully (2006) " The Ant Bully is too flawed to be a true classic, or even the best of this busy year. But when it stops talking and starts moving, it reaches breathtaking heights that almost make up for its lows." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 28, 2006
1/4 12% Little Man (2006) " I fear for humanity." — Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 14, 2006
2/4 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) " What matters to discerning fans is whether respect for the material is balanced with solid, intelligent filmmaking, and those qualities are going downhill fast." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 26, 2006
2/4 13% Just My Luck (2006) " Just My Luck is a cute idea with nowhere to go after the first hour." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 12, 2006
2/4 26% Hoot (2006) " There's a kind of earnest ineptitude to Hoot that makes it seem like a cheap TV movie, with bland, virtually unknown young stars." — Kansas City Star
Posted May 5, 2006
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