Paul Povse

Paul Povse

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Paul Povse'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
2.5/4 23% Raising Helen (2004) "Raising Helen is competent, commercial, square-as-square-can-be popular entertainment. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted May 27, 2004
3/4 28% The Prince & Me (2004) "It's a fairy tale in the best sense of the word, though the movie is far too hip and Julia Stiles' Paige too independent the heroine for any pat, happily-ever-after endings. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Apr 1, 2004
2/4 22% Taking Lives (2004) "At a certain point, Taking Lives gives up any pretense toward sense and starts piling up insanely improbable extravagances. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Mar 18, 2004
3.5/4 93% Touching the Void (2004) "The film concentrates, in awe-inspiring detail, on the almost incomprehensible rigors of mountain climbing and evolves into a philosophical, even spiritual adventure movie. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Mar 12, 2004
.5/4 33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) "When it's all said and done, there comes a not half-bad twist. But by this time, we've endured too many reprises of canine flambĂ©, plus Eric Stoltz as a drooling pervert. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Feb 3, 2004
1.5/4 26% Along Came Polly (2004) "There is something cruelly funny about getting dumped on your honeymoon, but that was done far better in Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jan 23, 2004
3/4 77% Big Fish (2003) "Burton has a big payoff up his sleeve. In a movie practically schizophrenic in mood, he manages to present the inevitability of death with a touching beauty and elegance. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3/4 74% Calendar Girls (2003) "Gentlemen - you whose significant other may hold the weekend movie choice card - keep a stiff upper lip. You'll get through Calendar Girls just fine. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jan 9, 2004
3/4 71% Cold Mountain (2003) "It's a dichotomy of appearance, the forging of nature's splendor defiled by base human behavior. That said, I wish it had stayed truer to the fatalistic mood it works up. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jan 2, 2004
2/4 71% Something's Gotta Give (2003) "Nancy Meyers is like some grandma who keeps hugging you harder than you want to be hugged. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Dec 11, 2003
3/4 43% The Human Stain (2003) "Even when The Human Stain founders, the skill and professionalism of those trying to communicate Philip Roth's mood is undeniable. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Dec 5, 2003
3.5/4 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) "Master and Commander has a full arsenal primed to wash over you, in more ways than one. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Nov 20, 2003
1.5/4 34% In the Cut (2003) "In the Cut demonstrates that miserable taste and artistic miscalculation hardly are the exclusive domain of male filmmakers and actors. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Nov 6, 2003
2/4 14% Beyond Borders (2003) "Beyond Borders can be wrenching and vigorously committed, but it's also occasionally tasteless and calculating. Think Doctor Zhivago with landmines. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Oct 30, 2003
1.5/4 72% Runaway Jury (2003) "Normally, I subscribe to the theory that Hoffman and Hackman - and Cusack, too - elevate any movie they grace and are worth following anywhere. In this case, I declare a mistrial. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Oct 23, 2003
3/4 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) "Clooney and Zeta-Jones have a level of antagonistic banter recalling the best of the Hepburn-Tracy chemistry. Now, this is what is meant by the term movie star. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Oct 16, 2003
3/4 65% Out of Time (2003) "A peppy and perspiring timewaster, but we don't mind. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Oct 8, 2003
3/4 62% Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) "This movie, benign and conventional as it is, needs a gutsy performance to keep it from sheer sogginess. The biggest surprise the movie generates is why it's taken this long for Lane's career to take off. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Oct 1, 2003
1.5/4 40% Anything Else (2003) "In a single sentence, Allen's character invokes Camus and Henny Youngman. If an unfunny joke is told in the forest and nobody hears it, it's still an unfunny joke. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 25, 2003
2/4 12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) "Cold Creek Manor is cautious to the point of inert. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 25, 2003
3/4 84% Swimming Pool (2003) "This is sophisticated, sultry noir for those who fancy this sort of thing, but then, who doesn't? " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 18, 2003
3/4 82% Matchstick Men (2003) "Matchstick Men is so good when it is good that it's somewhere between exasperating and galling when it undermines our invested goodwill with a monster contrivance out of deep left field. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 18, 2003
.5/4 8% The Order (2003) "The Order is scuzzy and lazy, such a muddle that no one really need be offended. Actually, no one need even bother with it all. That's why I'm being paid in this space, to spare you the temptation. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 11, 2003
2/4 37% Le Divorce (2003) "I have to admit I thought I'd sooner see a Wendy's bacon cheeseburger in Le Divorce before a slit, bloody wrist. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Sep 4, 2003
1/4 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) "In My Boss's Daughter, there is no gee-whiz factor, only one Herculean whiz. A pox on this scatological scourge, I say. Let us all together put down the seat and flee for our sanities. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Aug 28, 2003
2/4 48% S.W.A.T. (2003) "S.W.A.T.'s last, seemingly interminable 45 minutes make the Mini Cooper chase of The Italian Job seem practically Truffaut. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Aug 21, 2003
3/4 79% Open Range (2003) "There's not enough - well, hardly anything - new here to call Open Range a great Western. But it's probably as good as we're going to get and as good as it needs to be. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Aug 21, 2003
2.5/4 28% How to Deal (2003) "In its non-hysterical depiction of the fog of personal relationship wars, the movie gently makes the point that, yeah, it really is a wild world out there. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jul 24, 2003
1.5/4 17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) "The movie is extraordinary mostly for the sheer wastefulness of it all, the work of little boys who've never outgrown their love of blowing things up. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jul 17, 2003
1.5/4 11% Alex & Emma (2003) "Say, since Alex and Emma is supposed to be all about people of letters and the creative process, maybe somebody interested knows. Is lame-o all one word or hyphenated? " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jul 8, 2003
2/4 62% Hulk (2003) "What we ultimately are left with seems to be a case of a director's serious, high-minded aesthetic in unholy alliance with inherently silly material. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jul 8, 2003
2.5/4 41% Rugrats Go Wild (2003) "Can adults sit through it with minimal doses of Novocaine from the concession stand? The answer: A qualified yes. " ‐ State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
Posted Jun 24, 2003
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