Max Messier

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Publications:
Filmcritic.com , MovieWeb
Total Reviews:
124

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1/5 41% The Scorpion King (2002) " Predecessors The Mummy and The Mummy Returns stand as intellectual masterpieces next to The Scorpion King." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 11, 2008
5/5 99% Apocalypse Now (1979) " ...one of the most amazing pieces of celluloid ever produced, capturing not only the ugliness and ridiculousness of Vietnam, but exposing the dark heart of man as well." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 6, 2004
4/5 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) " Director Tom Dey does an admirable job of capturing all the tremendous agility of Chan. It almost seems like Sammo Hung, one of Chan's best Asian directors, was working in tandem with Dey." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2004
4.5/5 —— How's Your News? (2001) Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 7, 2004
4/5 —— Waga jinsei saiaku no toki (The Most Terrible Time in My Life) (2000) Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 24, 2004
3/5 53% The Transporter (2002) " Generates more belly laughs than intrigue in its haphazard character development and plot twists." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 11, 2002
3.5/5 76% Igby Goes Down (2002) " Crafted as part character study and part ensemble comedy, Igby Goes Down boasts both deft character development and an intriguing storyline." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2002
2.5/5 59% Skins (2002) " The film makes strong arguments regarding the social status of America's indigenous people, but really only exists to try to eke out an emotional tug of the heart, one which it fails to get." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 10, 2002
1/5 3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " A prime example of just how bad a bad movie can be." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 1, 2002
3/5 48% Undisputed (2002) " It isn't Raging Bull, but at least it could give Play it to the Bone a knockout in five." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 23, 2002
4.5/5 48% Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War) (2002) " The film presents visceral and dangerously honest revelations about the men and machines behind the curtains of our planet." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 21, 2002
2.5/5 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) " A homogenous and formulaic attempt in continuing the exploits of master spy kids Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni (Daryl Sabara) Cortez." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 7, 2002
1.5/5 23% Who is Cletis Tout? (2002) " Ver Wiel's desperate attempt at wit is lost, leaving the character of Critical Jim two-dimensional and pointless." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
4/5 90% Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) " It stands as the pinnacle of 1970s martial arts films." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 16, 2002
3/5 66% My Wife Is an Actress (2002) " Feels canned and empty." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 12, 2002
2/5 57% Like Mike (2002) " The pain of watching notable actors Robert Forster and Eugene Levy suffer the ridiculousness of starring opposite a teen rap sensation in an innocuous summer kiddie movie is at times unbearable and downright ugly." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 3, 2002
4/5 87% Home Movie (2001) " A plethora of engaging diatribes on the meaning of 'home,' delivered in grand passion by the members of the various households." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 18, 2002
3/5 61% Green Dragon (2001) " In the end, the film feels homogenized and a bit contrived, as if we're looking back at a tattered and ugly past with rose-tinted glasses." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
4/5 58% The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) " A sharp, humorous look at the duality of romance and the fear of commitment." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 24, 2002
4/5 94% Hell House (2002) " Disturbing and brilliant documentary." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 13, 2002
3/5 74% Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) " Special P.O.V. camera mounts on bikes, skateboards, and motorcycles provide an intense experience when splashed across the immense IMAX screen." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 8, 2002
2/5 47% Hollywood Ending (2002) " Stands as Woody Allen's biggest failure in a decade." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 5, 2002
4/5 62% The Salton Sea (2002) " Kilmer delivers one of his finest performances in years as the tormented and brooding hero." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 26, 2002
4/5 100% Tribute (2001) " Very strange and troubling rockumentary." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 24, 2002
1/5 31% Murder by Numbers (2002) " The entire production feels like a bad TV movie playing on The Lifetime Channel and intended for bored housewives." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 19, 2002
5/5 64% Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer) (2001) " Nothing short of a masterpiece -- and a challenging one." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2002
4/5 56% Fulltime Killer (2003) " A no-holds-barred cinematic treat." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 12, 2002
1.5/5 84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) " A trite and forgettable comedic parable." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 13, 2002
4.5/5 60% Hart's War (2002) " Delivers on all fronts, with a cunning script, great acting, and subtle directing." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 15, 2002
4/5 59% Scotland, PA. (2001) " A quirky noir film crammed full of wonderful characters made memorable by excellent acting." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 15, 2002
3.5/5 46% Orange County (2002) " Under the direction of Jake Kasdan, Orange County crackles with sweeping camera movements and a zippy storytelling pace." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 11, 2002
1.5/5 72% Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001) " Brutal. Ugly. Predictable. Boring. Stereotypical. Comical. Violent. Lethargic." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 10, 2002
4.5/5 75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) " Put simply, Jimmy Neutron rocks." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 20, 2001
2/5 21% Joe Somebody (2001) " Rarely humorous and is filled with an exorbitant amount of movie clichés." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 20, 2001
3/5 37% Behind Enemy Lines (2001) " The whole thing falls apart thanks to Burnett's ridiculous attitude ... His reaction to the insolence from above is insulting." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 30, 2001
5/5 88% Amélie (2001) " This is truly a touching, honest, emotional roller coaster ride." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 24, 2001
2.5/5 71% Gangster No. 1 (2000) " Feels like pieces a bunch of other, better movies slapped together." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 22, 2001
1.5/5 7% All The Queen's Men (2001) " A crass and insulting homage to great films like Some Like It Hot and the John Wayne classics." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 22, 2001
5/5 80% Waking Life (2001) " I found it to be beyond words; a combination of film, groundbreaking computer animation, and a difficult and profane script that produces a sublime interpretation of existence." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 19, 2001
4.5/5 61% The Bank (2002) " An unpredictable and intense exploration of the predictability of the world when deciphered through mathematics and logic." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 18, 2001
4/5 60% E-Dreams (2002) " The film's images give a backbone to the company and provide an emotional edge to its ultimate demise." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 16, 2001
3/5 65% Heist (2001) " Mamet has just become lazy with this one." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 11, 2001
5/5 100% The Terminator (1984) " The ingeniousness of The Terminator is in giving us one of the most memorable and brilliant villains ever printed on celluloid." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 9, 2001
3.5/5 58% Serendipity (2001) " Enjoyable and often hilarious cat-and- mouse game with the fates." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 5, 2001
3/5 72% Vampire Hunter D - Bloodlust (2001) " Earns enough points in the animation department to carry the innocuous plot." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 1, 2001
2/5 24% Don't Say a Word (2001) " F illed with little but disappointment." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2001
2.5/5 50% Hearts in Atlantis (2001) " In the end, though, the film feels cheap and used up -- like watching a two-hour Hallmark special." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2001
1.5/5 11% The Musketeer (2001) " A tepid and dull action/adventure rip-off that stinks of Indiana Jones and bad Asian kung fu." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 7, 2001
2.5/5 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " It becomes all too apparent that Smith has fallen for the same grab bag of pop culture that teen comedy producers eat with a spoon." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 20, 2001
3.5/5 44% Rat Race (2001) " Starts off with a mildly humorous tone and then unexpectedly ramps up to a full-blown gut buster." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 20, 2001
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