Mac Verstandig

Mac Verstandig
"Journalism is literature in a hurry." -Runaway Bride

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Mac Verstandig's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
23% Ready to Rumble (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2013
No Score Yet Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (2002) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2011
No Score Yet Instrument (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2011
88% Almost Famous (2000) Entertainment Insiders
Posted Oct 18, 2008
39% Black and White (2002) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
15% Random Hearts (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
65% Rounders (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "The special effects are some of the most dazzling and amazing ever seen on the big screen. In addition, the acting is excellent. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
57% Never Been Kissed (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
No Score Yet Instrument (2000) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 21, 2007
A 78% Munich (2005) "Despite being nearly three hours long, the movie is among the finest to grace the silver screen in some time and should be able to work over any intelligent audience not bothered by a level of blood, gore and even nudity traditionally reserved for either " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Dec 19, 2005
D 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) "Nearly every gut-wrenching turn is somehow derived from an ethnic slur, juvenile sight gag, or the glorification of an illegal substance and its side effects. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 2, 2004
F 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) "...the sort of vitriolic exercise in paranoia that would ordinarily land its creator in therapy. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) "Unrelentingly anti-Semitic, excessively grotesque and overly narrow in its scope " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Feb 27, 2004
B+ 36% Radio (2003) "...a stellar work of poignant cinema. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 27, 2003
B 72% Runaway Jury (2003) "...Far-fetched, poorly crafted, but very entertaining. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2003
A- 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) "...an uproariously quirky story about romance in the very unromantic field of matrimonial law. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 12, 2003
A- 92% School of Rock (2003) "Jack Black... deftly guides the family film away from the genre's usual mawkishness and into a sort of Bad-Company-meets-Peter-Pan Rock 'n' Roll Never Never Land. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 6, 2003
D 35% Duplex (2003) "...other than a few shining moments, 'Duplex' relies entirely upon juvenile sight gags to generate jokes that really aren't all that amusing. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 4, 2003
B+ 40% Anything Else (2003) "Allen creates one of his finer films, with a delicately intricate plot, phenomenal acting and delightfully cynical humor. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 22, 2003
A 82% Matchstick Men (2003) "...has so much sheer style and class that it more closely resembles an old Rat Pack project than a modern-day popcorn dud. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 15, 2003
C 23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) "...the sort of B-actor-driven comedic train wreck that David Spade used to dryly mock while doing his 'Hollywood Minute' on Saturday Night Live " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 12, 2003
A- 54% American Wedding (2003) "...hopefully there will be more to come; it would be a shame if this really is 'Bye bye, Miss American Pie.' " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2003
3/4 33% Romeo Must Die (2000) "Everyone can enjoy the main special effect in the movie: Jet Li. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Aug 27, 2003
55% Blow (2001) Entertainment Insiders
Posted Aug 27, 2003
A- 35% The Real Cancun (2003) "More closely resembling a "Girls Gone Wild" video than a work of traditional cinema, "The Real Cancun" delivers a unique brand of glossy sex appeal, thanks to a fairly developed array of variously sordid characters. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted May 1, 2003
F 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) "Bulletproof Monk has a snide confidence that its petty jokes of culture shock will actually elicit laughs while altogether failing to realize that the punch lines weren't that funny the first time, let alone this time. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2003
C 43% Anger Management (2003) "[Nicholson and Sandler] put forth fine efforts in this entirely performance-driven film, but save for a few memorable scenes, the oil and vinegar simply don't mix. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2003
A- 71% Phone Booth (2003) "A riveting tale of morality in a city noted for its sinful characters, "Phone Booth" is that rare edge-of-your-seat movie that is as cerebral as it is thrilling. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2003
B- 31% Head of State (2003) "Delightfully hilarious yet awkwardly toothless " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2003
D 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) "It is exceedingly difficult to classify How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as a romantic comedy given that the film is about as romantic as a punch to the face -- literally. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 5, 2003
D 8% Gods and Generals (2003) "A repulsive combination of dry textbook history and pandering melodrama. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 5, 2003
45% The Siege (1998) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2002
No Score Yet Gigantics Moviereviews.org
Posted Jun 4, 2002
94% Last Resort (2001) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
11% Joe Dirt (2001) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
30% The Animal (2001) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
13% Town & Country (2000) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
33% One Night at McCool's (2001) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
11% Freddy Got Fingered (2001) Moviereviews.org
Posted Feb 4, 2002
No Score Yet WADD: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes Moviereviews.org
Posted Nov 13, 2001
9/10 73% Snatch (2001) "Rare film that produces disgust-induced humor with some degree of frequency and yet never stoops to a juvenile level. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 19, 2001
8/10 81% Pollock (2000) "The artwork that is shown on screen is so utterly fascinating and spectacular that one needn't be an art aficionado to appreciate the splattered canvases. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 15, 2001
80% The Green Mile (1999) "The movie uses the emotional sentiments that death presents as a crutch of support for an otherwise weak and underdeveloped production. " ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards (2000) "The Whole Nine Yards proves to be a hysterical blend of Airplane and Goodfellas. " ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 91% The Girl Next Door (2005) Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Tea with Mussolini (1999) Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% Whatever It Takes (2000) "The unoriginal plot mixed with the apparent inability to land a single joke doom the production for expulsion from the ranks of decent cinema. " ‐ Stage Newspaper
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 25% Mission to Mars (2000) "An instant popcorn classic. " ‐ Stage Newspaper
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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