Maureen M. Hart

Maureen M. Hart

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Chicago Tribune
Total Reviews:
38

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 38 of 38
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Intimidad (2008) Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2011
30% Young Yakuza (2008) Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2011
—— Milking the Rhino (2008) Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2011
13% Labor Day (2009) Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 26, 2011
3/5 80% Kings of the Evening (2010) " A sweet tale well suited to the holiday season." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 15, 2010
3/4 —— El Camino (2009) " An existentially loaded road trip, El Camino succeeds thanks to director Erik Weigel, tackling his first full-length feature, and a talented cast that includes Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/4 78% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) " The word Iraq is never uttered, but there's no avoiding it as Kennedy asserts during the Bay of Pigs crisis that to attack Cuba, a country that hadn't attacked the United States, would be contrary to our national tradition." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3/4 60% Humboldt County (2008) " Be prepared: Humboldt County is a slow starter. But what appears to be the cliched uptight nerd liberated by flighty sprite tale evolves into something deeper, darker, more resonant." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 20, 2008
2.5/4 39% Tru Loved (2008) " Tru Loved is worth a look for the supporting cast alone." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 7% Red Roses and Petrol (2008) " Little about the Doyles makes you want to partake of their sour hospitality, even if it's only for an hour and a half." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 39% Dark Matter (2008) " The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 87% Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007) " Erdem's script and his young cast do a fine job of recalling the years between carefree childhood (embodied by Omer's brother, the precocious and adorable Ali) and adult power and duties." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/4 96% Moving Midway (2008) " In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire's documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that's the least of its virtues." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 66% Save Me (1993) " A melodrama better suited to the Logo network than to theaters." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 72% A Man Named Pearl (2008) " Fryar is such pleasant company that the film's weaknesses can be overlooked." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/4 57% Monster Camp (2008) " How much audiences will like Monster Camp may depend on their ability/need to abandon their everyday personas for weekends of fantasy dress-up and battles." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 4, 2008
3/4 75% Praying With Lior (2008) " [Director Ilana] Trachtman doesn't downplay the challenges of a family with a Down syndrome child, even one as high-functioning as Lior." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2008
3/4 100% Kenny (2008) " A hit and prize winner in Australia, Kenny has the power to charm, no matter which way the water swirls." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3.5/4 100% Indestructible (2008) " Byer, despite the lousy hand fate dealt him, wasn't much about gloom." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/4 —— Forgiveness (2004) " Though the film could have used better explainers for some of its talking heads...its message is as satisfying as the sweetest revenge." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2008
3/4 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) " Director Jeff Nichols lets the action unfold slowly following an impromptu insult, but the escalation of hatred and pain feels natural." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2008
2/4 50% A Four Letter Word (2008) " Archer's acting is overly arch, but Cory Grant is quite effective as Zeke." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 24, 2008
1/4 —— Fade (2008) " Arthur provides some overly mannered narration via a journal he's been keeping, but that also offers few clues to how much of what we're seeing is real or imagined." — Chicago Tribune
Posted May 1, 2008
3/4 39% The Favor (2008) " The Favor measures the costs of crushing disappointment and the strength of love, and though those themes are the stuff of soap opera, writer/director Eva Aridjis recruited just the right cast to keep the suds at bay." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2008
1/4 40% The Grand (2008) " It's hard to believe that a lineup so stellar could generate so few laughs, but there it is." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2008
2.5/4 60% Look (2007) " The performances feel natural, improvised, and it's easy to believe this is the world we inhabit." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2008
3/4 80% The Memory Thief (2007) " Tragedy and closure, memory and truth are the subjects of writer/director Gil Kofman's first narrative feature." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2008
3/4 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) " Former talk show host Ricki Lake had her first baby in a hospital and came away with the need for a birth experience that was more empowering, with less medical intervention." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 15, 2008
3/4 —— Honey and Clover " Sho Sakurai is the Michael Cera of Japan as the lovestruck hero of Honey and Clover, directed by Masahiro Takasa from the popular Japanese comic by Chica Umino." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 15, 2008
3/4 80% Daughters of Wisdom (2007) " Harshly beautiful." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 1, 2008
4/4 90% Note by Note: The Making of the Steinway L1037 (2007) " It's inspirational to watch and listen as the Steinway employees demonstrate with pride their part in producing an instrument that will sell for more than $100,000 and may succeed some of its brethren on the stage at Carnegie Hall." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 18, 2008
2.5/4 77% Oswald's Ghost (2007) " After a strong start, Oswald's Ghost ends up as ephemeral as its namesake." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 15, 2007
2.5/4 79% I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (2007) " More objective filmmakers might have delved a little deeper and produced something more real." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3.5/4 86% Shadow Company (2007) " Shadow Company provides a pretty thorough examination of the unknown soldiers doing a lot of the heavy lifting there, outside the conventional rules of warfare." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 6, 2007
2.5/4 80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) " We see where this is going early on; by the end, despite the film's beautiful cinematography, persuasive subjects and ironically upbeat soundtrack, we just feel bludgeoned." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 27, 2007
2/4 36% Sydney White (2007) " Sydney White, according to its producers, is a sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story, and it shares with that 2004 film the vacuum-like ability to suck the fun out of a fairy tale." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3.5/4 80% Kamp Katrina (2007) " For a much more micro look at the storm's impact upon a small band of New Orleans eccentrics, there's David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's Kamp Katrina." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 30, 2007
2/4 31% Eye of the Dolphin (2007) " As Eye of the Dolphin makes some jarringly contrived plot twists, a viewer can imagine writer/director/executive producer Michael Sellers listing his assets and pondering how to combine them for one movie." — Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 23, 2007
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