Ned Martel

Ned Martel

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
New York Times contributor.
Publications:
New York Times
Total Reviews:
65

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " Homeland depicts something useful and suspenseful about the world that you can't get anywhere else. " — Washington Post
Posted Sep 30, 2012
1/5 8% Doogal (2006) " In Doogal, setting the world right again involves a badly paced quest for three diamonds, assorted jokes that don't land, and a daringly incoherent climactic confrontation." — New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2006
1/5 19% Doom (2005) " In this formulaic, claustrophobic shoot'em-up, based on a video game, soldiers quell a mutant uprising on Mars." — New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2005
91% The Rising (Mangal Pandey) (2005) New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2005
2/5 38% A Tale of Two Pizzas (2003) " Amid all the discussion of crust and sauce and the proper consistency of each, A Tale of Two Pizzas lays on the cheese way too thick." — New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2005
4.5/5 91% The Aggressives (2004) " A novel, accomplished documentary about a subset of New York City lesbians." — New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2005
2.5/5 72% The War Within (Over the Mountains) (2005) " The War Within succeeds only as a thriller with some wartime overtones, rather than as a character study that thrills." — New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2005
4.5/5 76% Little Manhattan (2005) " This small-scale, perfectly acted family film listens in on all the doubts and desires of an 11-year-old as he confronts new feelings about a girl he has known practically all his life." — New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/5 65% Dorian Blues (2005) " Dorian Blues fits tidily into a genre of first-time films in which the main gay character comes of age and out of the closet." — New York Times
Posted Sep 23, 2005
9% Ghost Whisperer: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " Neither Ms. Hewitt nor her series are malevolent forces, and the producers can feel as good as they choose about a cloying job well done. " — New York Times
Posted Sep 23, 2005
25% Criminal Minds: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " The problem with "Criminal Minds" is its many confusing maladies, applied to too many characters. " — New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2/5 22% Cry Wolf (2005) " In this adolescent horror flick, the first-time screenwriters Jeff Wadlow and Beau Bauman prove more adept at staging mind games than creating chills for the audience." — New York Times
Posted Sep 19, 2005
2/5 83% One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern (2005) " A wan but well-researched apotheosis of the former senator from South Dakota." — New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
2/5 0% Human Error (2005) " None of the three principal actors are unskilled, and they somehow don't lose on-screen energy, even as it's sapped from the audience." — New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
2/5 45% The Thing About My Folks (2005) " The Thing About My Folks is Paul Reiser's return to playing Paul Reiser." — New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2005
4/5 89% William Eggleston in the Real World (2005) " In this sublimely bleak documentary, the photographer William Eggleston allows the video camera to follow him on a shoot in Mayfield, Ky." — New York Times
Posted Aug 31, 2005
2/5 71% King of the Corner (2005) " Mr. Riegert has assembled a capable cast with too little to do or say in this dry, crumbly, barely nourishing tale of intergenerational woe." — New York Times
Posted Aug 27, 2005
3/5 89% We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) " The spiky documentary in their honor keeps alive the echoes of their slapdash, Smithsonian-worthy sound." — New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2005
.5/5 9% Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005) " In his 1999 debut, Deuce Bigalow emerged as a shameless beach bum, driving a clunker in a land of Porsche Cayennes, cleaning the scum from the fish tanks of the rich and famous." — New York Times
Posted Aug 12, 2005
83% You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story (2008) New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2005
1.5/5 13% Slutty Summer (2004) " The film is a labor of love for Casper Andreas, who wrote, directed and starred in this first feature. For the actors he has chosen, it's a labor of lust, with copious necking and grappling required. For the audience, it's just a labor." — New York Times
Posted Jun 13, 2005
3/5 —— Bustin' Bonaparte (The Story of an African Farm) (2005) " As a film geared toward children, Bustin' Bonaparte meets its main requirements: it adapts a classic novel in gleaming cinematic form, and it ridicules the foibles of ruthless adults." — New York Times
Posted Jun 3, 2005
1.5/5 39% Milwaukee Minnesota (2003) " Allan Mindel is too taken with a Midwestern strain of weirdos who flounder in ramshackle houses, no-tell hotels and depressing juke joints." — New York Times
Posted Jun 3, 2005
2.5/5 91% A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2005) " This affectionate though unconvincing documentary struggles to present professional bowling as a simpler, nobler pastime from a simpler, nobler time." — New York Times
Posted May 26, 2005
2/5 —— Tale of a Naughty Girl " This coming-of-age drama set in a Bengali brothel meanders around its emotional terrain at a leisurely pace, with little promise of new ideas." — New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
1.5/5 0% A Man's Gotta Do " In this seasick, heartsick romp, a suburban Australian family struggles with love, loyalty and a fear that the patriarch is making his mortal enemies disappear." — New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3/5 63% Fighting Tommy Riley (2005) " In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches." — New York Times
Posted May 6, 2005
3.5/5 83% Wild Safari: A South African Adventure (2005) " This cinematic safari's simple pleasures are best experienced with the littlest ticket-holders." — New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2005
3/5 80% Raging Dove " This bruising but illuminating documentary considers how nationalism flattened one young, sure-footed boxer." — New York Times
Posted Apr 13, 2005
2.5/5 57% David Hockney: The Color of Music (2005) " In a documentary that celebrates flourish, the artist David Hockney lets a filmmaker record how he assembles elaborate opera sets." — New York Times
Posted Apr 6, 2005
2/5 63% Mail Order Wife (2005) " Strange, often silly mockumentary." — New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2005
2.5/5 25% Girl Play (2004) " Mainly a simple pair of soliloquies about lesbians struggling as life partners, with some scenes of farce and dread in the mix." — New York Times
Posted Apr 1, 2005
1/5 43% Nowhere Man (2005) " This deliberately repugnant thriller is told from one distraught man's perspective, as he copes with the emasculating impact of love." — New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2005
3.5/5 50% Naked Fame (2005) " This spare, enjoyable documentary suggests that today's pornography performers enjoy better life options than those revisited in Inside Deep Throat." — New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2005
1/5 80% 16 Years of Alcohol (2003) " This Scottish memoir of inebriation and sobriety leans heavily on the hurt of booze and rarely on the high." — New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2005
2/5 20% Hollywood Buddha " [A] self-important tale of woe." — New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/5 60% Steamboy (2005) " In this mind-bending, elaborate anime, the industrial era is reimagined as a time of steam-powered aggression." — New York Times
Posted Mar 17, 2005
3/5 20% The Pacifier (2005) " Disney's new family flick is chipper and occasionally clever as it sends up the high-tech know-how required by 21st-century parents." — New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2005
3/5 80% The Red Orchestra (2005) " A labor-of-love documentary, honors average citizens who dared to undermine Hitler and then received cruel sentences for their valor." — New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2005
3/5 33% Sexual Dependency (2003) " Rodrigo Bellott's frenzied but clever first film juggles race, class, jingoism, homophobia, sexual attraction and rape." — New York Times
Posted Feb 24, 2005
2.5/5 44% Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2001) " Mostly distressing and occasionally compelling, as Sun-hwa, the young student, becomes ensnared in a prostitution ring." — New York Times
Posted Feb 17, 2005
2/5 21% Uncle Nino (2003) " Aggressive heartwarmer, which turns out to be much more of a heartburner." — New York Times
Posted Feb 14, 2005
2/5 57% WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004) " A former ABC producer at 20/20, Mr. Schechter revels in his autonomy and crams too many points in too many minutes." — New York Times
Posted Feb 3, 2005
2/5 64% Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2005) " Presents a condensed argument in favor of prosecuting Israeli leaders in the court of American public opinion." — New York Times
Posted Jan 27, 2005
100% Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2002) New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2005
45% Particles of Truth (2003) New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2005
1/5 36% Murder-Set-Pieces (2004) " The director Nick Palumbo is determined to shock through a fictional German-born serial killer, who makes his mission clear with every thrust of knife blade and pelvis." — New York Times
Posted Jan 6, 2005
1/5 4% Darkness (2004) " Offers no inventive takes on its characters, shows no fearsome new way of presenting a haunted house and elicits not one palpitation from audiences paying for a few good jolts." — New York Times
Posted Dec 27, 2004
2/5 76% Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2004) " This deflating documentary gives up its quest for answers too easily." — New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2004
1/5 43% Bob, Verushka & the Pursuit of Happiness " Happiness involves a warm gun in a cross-cultural clunker." — New York Times
Posted Nov 23, 2004
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