Margaret A. McGurk

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Cincinnati Enquirer , Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Total Reviews:
900

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Bears (2001) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Till There Was You (2003) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2011
59% Scotland, PA. (2001) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 80% Anthem (1997) " Many themes emerge -- equality, justice, freedom, environmental crisis -- but weaving them into cogent insights is beyond the adventurers." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Sep 22, 2007
—— Kûchû teien (Hanging Garden) (2005) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Aug 5, 2006
57% Last Days (2005) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jul 20, 2005
B+ 82% Kontroll (2005) Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted Apr 9, 2005
C+ 37% Beauty Shop (2005) Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted Apr 9, 2005
2.5/4 7% Dragonfly (2002) " The screenplay credited to Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson and David Seltzer starts out with energy and substance, but reverts to time-filling repetition before it reaches the last-minute climax." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 11, 2005
8/10 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) " It is messy, perplexing and weird, but in a good way." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 11, 2005
0/4 33% Resident Evil (2002) " So bad it can't even steal effectively from good movies that came before." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 18, 2004
7/10 44% National Treasure (2004) " Despite some preposterous twists, it is a treat to watch a movie with a hero who confronts enemies, threats and clues with wit and insight instead of guns and grenades." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2004
63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) " The movie is just not fun enough." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jun 20, 2003
—— IMAX - The Greatest Places (1999) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted May 7, 2003
3/4 94% Blood Simple (1984) " The story is haunting and violent, yet shot through with the Coens' signature brand of weird, deadpan wit and their peculiar melancholy about place and time." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Apr 8, 2003
23% Ready to Rumble (2000) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
61% Return to Me (2000) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
34% Woman on Top (2000) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
16% Sweet November (2001) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3.5/4 81% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) " Horror is as old as movie pictures, but this film shows it still holds dark depths to explore." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 84% Meet the Parents (2000) " Stiller has a gift for looking funny effortlessly, when he's doing nothing physical. With no mugging, no physical contortions, he turns his face into a palette of pain and confusion." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 68% Dancer in the Dark (2000) " Though flawed, Dancer in the Dark is a worthy addition to the filmography of Mr. von Trier." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
1/4 26% Swordfish (2001) " It calls itself a 'thriller,' apparently because it is loaded with pointless machinations that pile up into a tortured wreck of narrative desperation." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
2.5/4 63% Saving Grace (2000) " [Blethyn] brings great heart to the role of Grace, injecting notes of surprising truth into what is otherwise a pleasantly nutty little film." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) " How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days dishes up a healthy serving of the fun that should be -- and too often isn't -- at the heart of a good romantic comedy." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3.5/4 92% Talk to Her (2002) " Talk to Her is vintage Almodovar." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
80% The Tao of Steve (2000) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) " It's all silly as a Saturday cartoon show -- and twice as much fun." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 40% Pay It Forward (2000) " A fine, honest tale that gives full respect to the pain of yearning and the power of hope." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2003
3/4 75% The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002) " Not only is it a charming, funny and beautifully crafted import, it uses very little dialogue, making it relatively effortless to read and follow the action at the same time." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3.5/4 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) " If nothing else, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind ought to make Sam Rockwell a star." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2003
0.5/4 9% Darkness Falls (2003) " The kind of movie that gives horror a bad name." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3/4 83% Narc (2002) " The acting is outstanding -- Ray Liotta is as good as he has ever been, Jason Patric is notably better." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 77% Nicholas Nickleby (2002) " The cast is a marvelous match for the characters, and the pared-down script preserves plenty of the luscious melodrama that makes Dickens so addictive." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2003
4/4 91% Adaptation (2002) " A movie that proves all movies, like flowers, can evolve in exotic and delightful and utterly unpredictable ways into something worthy of passion beyond words." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) " Both star and director acquit themselves with dignity, in a movie that treats the emotional life of a troubled man with uncommon sensitivity and insight." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3/4 78% 25th Hour (2003) " While 25th Hour is not a flawless movie, it packs a powerful wallop, thanks to the awe-inspiring Mr. Norton and his ever-artful director." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) " Production designer Jeannine Oppewall and Mr. Spielberg's favorite cinematographer Janusz Kaminski capture a near-flawless palette of period looks from the '50s and '60s." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 27, 2002
2.5/4 68% The Grey Zone (2002) " An intelligent and deeply felt work about impossible, irrevocable choices and the price of making them." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3/4 88% Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) " When the camera focuses on the girls, the story is as riveting as the vast Australian skies that frame the journey." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3/4 82% Drumline (2002) " Devon's story is affecting, but it is the action on the field that makes the movie something special." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2.5/4 39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) " Despite its flaws, Maid in Manhattan is a perfectly serviceable date movie, and a decent showcase for a leading lady who clearly is ready for better things." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) " Star Trek fans like their philosophy deep, and Nemesis, the 10th big-screen episode, does not disappoint." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 13, 2002
1/4 21% The Hot Chick (2002) " Jam-packed with literally bruising jokes. Every five minutes or so, someone gets clocked." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 83% Real Women Have Curves (2002) " It treats Ana's journey with honesty that is tragically rare in the depiction of young women in film." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 68% Treasure Planet (2002) " Abounds with kid-friendly thrills." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 29, 2002
3.5/4 92% Standing In The Shadows of Motown (2002) " It's poignant, surprising, triumphant, funny, and you can dance to it." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 29, 2002
1/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) " Every bit as violent, profane, mean-spirited and artificially sentimental as any live-action Adam Sandler movie." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 29, 2002
4/4 66% Solaris (2002) " A lustrous and haunting work of art, and easily one of the year's best films." — Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 29, 2002
93% Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002) Cincinnati Enquirer
Posted Nov 16, 2002
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