Pete Croatto

""I've seen better film on teeth.""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Favorites:
Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Goodfellas, Umberto D, When Harry Met Sally..., Crimes and Misdermeanors, Murderball, Before Sunset and Before Sunrise, In the Company of Men, Out of Sight, The Kid, and a whole bunch more that I can't remember at this moment.
Publications:
Film Racket , Filmcritic.com , MovieWeb
Total Reviews:
192
Location:
East Brunswick, NJ

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 192
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 6% Underclassman (2005) " Underclassman isn't bad, it's just lazy" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 2, 2005
1.5/5 7% Undiscovered (2005) " if ever there was a movie whose title deserved its fate, it is Undiscovered." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 27, 2005
2/5 31% Valiant (2005) " Disney sticks to that formula of goofy nonchalance - this time without music" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 21, 2005
3/5 77% The Beautiful Country (2005) " What it badly needs is Terrell Owens; in other words, a reason to pay attention." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 14, 2005
1.5/5 52% Yes (2005) " endless, numbing" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 28, 2005
4/5 91% Witness (1985) " takes a high concept idea and turns it into a character study more suspenseful and more rewarding than the anticipated norm" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 14, 2005
2/5 13% Rebound (2005) " an updated, lifeless version of Hoosiers, and it proceeds like a "choose your own adventure" story where the answers are given for you" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 1, 2005
3.5/5 87% Saving Face (2005) " Wu shows romantic comedies can be more than a Cole Porter soundtrack and snappy comebacks" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 25, 2005
1.5/5 14% The Honeymooners (2005) " The concept alone is misguided, awkward, and distracting. The plot is no improvement." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 18, 2005
3/5 77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) " The message would have been more effective if they had stuck to their guns and urged awareness and independence in their young female audience" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 1, 2005
3/5 55% Madagascar (2005) " 1995 is long gone, and so are that year's standards." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 27, 2005
2.5/5 63% Ladies in Lavender (2005) " Dance's inability or reluctance to infuse his characters or the story with a charge mars its chances" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2005
4/5 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) " so important it should be grouped together with movies like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Control Room." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 12, 2005
2/5 60% Winter Solstice (2005) " We've seen the same material in umpteen other films, and we've learned everything about the characters during the first third of the movie." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2005
1.5/5 87% Comme une Image (Look at Me) (Like an Image) (2005) " like a two-hour car trip with different people taking turns complaining every 20 minutes" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2005
3.5/5 81% Dear Frankie (2005) " a good movie stuck inside of a great story" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 24, 2005
4/5 93% The Magnificent Seven (1960) " Get the Pringles ready." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2005
3/5 72% Walk on Water (2005) " Familiar territory" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2005
3/5 20% The Pacifier (2005) " Could have been a thousand times worse" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 5, 2005
2.5/5 54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) " About 110 minutes of well-meaning, benign unoriginality" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 25, 2005
1/5 6% Son of the Mask (2005) " an awful, unoriginal, infuriating, and endless mess" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 21, 2005
5/5 88% Hoosiers (1989) " a rare example when every reason we love watching movies comes together for two hours" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 5, 2005
1/5 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) " Trying to rehash this plot is like trying to describe a Jackson Pollock painting while drunk" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 28, 2005
1/5 11% Are We There Yet? (2005) " Try as he may, Cube can't save this movie, in which he also served as a producer. That would be like emptying a flood area by using thimbles." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 24, 2005
3.5/5 72% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) " The usurer's shifty moral character drives the movie, even if you've read the play before, and Pacino (over)acts accordingly" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 18, 2005
1.5/5 36% Shining Through (1992) " fails as an espionage thriller, but also as a romance" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 16, 2005
5/5 94% Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) " What's amazing, especially after repeated viewings, is that both actors are playing such extremes, yet you're never annoyed by them." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 15, 2005
4/5 100% Mary Poppins (1964) " The message is clear: Everyone should take care of their jobs and responsibilities, but have fun as well." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 30, 2004
2/5 18% After the Sunset (2004) " in need of better characters, a better script, and a touch of evil" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 12, 2004
2/5 79% Daughter from Danang (2004) " almost sleep inducing, with the star subject (who's about as chatty and revealing as Helen Keller) offering broad platitudes to his collaborators" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 11, 2004
3/5 75% Damn Yankees (1958) " hasn't aged very well" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2004
4/5 83% Red Lights (Feux Rouges) (2004) " You get more than a few cheap scares or a rambling parable on domestic contentedness, but a movie with intellectual and psychological oomph" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 31, 2004
2.5/5 90% Born on the Fourth of July (1989) " I'll give Stone credit for capturing the craziness of Kovic's life, but he fails to give a human face to his free fall." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 3, 2004
2.5/5 66% Bright Young Things (2003) " doesn't excel in looking at the human side of its subjects" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 18, 2004
2/5 56% Mr. 3000 (2004) " like two Syd Field books falling in love" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 18, 2004
1.5/5 18% Paparazzi (2004) " As awful as it is, Paparazzi should give us hope. Look how many ideas there are for scripts!" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2004
1/5 0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) " has no redeeming qualities" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 29, 2004
2/5 26% Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) " Who knew the science field was so jam-packed with beautiful people?" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2004
3.5/5 36% Paradise (1991) " For an hour and 40 minutes, Thora Birch becomes your child and the reason to watch the movie." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 26, 2004
5/5 88% Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) " one of the greatest musicals, if not movies, of all time" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 10, 2004
2/5 19% Thunderbirds (2004) " If the actors don't appear interested, then an adult audience can't be expected to follow suit." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 30, 2004
3.5/5 15% Sleepover (2004) " makes you want to be a teenager all over again" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2004
4/5 96% Control Room (2004) " hits you in the head like a right hook" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2004
2/5 77% The Mother (2004) " No steady tone exists, no moment when the movie feels true." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 26, 2004
2/5 23% Raising Helen (2004) " I don't mind sweet, cutesy movies - but a director has to know when to indulge that urge." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 26, 2004
1.5/5 31% Breakin' All the Rules (2004) " sticks to the rules of too many lame sitcoms and unfunny comedies past, which the doomed actors follow like lemmings off a cliff" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 18, 2004
1.5/5 26% Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) " an infomercial that can't end soon enough." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 12, 2004
4/5 100% Goodbye, Columbus (1969) " Nobody ever talks about the underrated Goodbye, Columbus, but they should." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 29, 2004
1.5/5 29% The Punisher (2004) " action junkies, like myself, will feel like they've been duped" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2004
2/5 76% Bon Voyage (2004) " turns a plot revolving around World War II, nuclear explosives, escaped convicts, and unrequited love into such a lifeless experience" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 15, 2004
2/5 6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) " continually plays it safe and goofy, and doesn't allow anyone to let loose" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2004
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