Phoebe Flowers

Phoebe Flowers

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Miami Herald , South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
432

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 432
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 46% Bobby (2006) " Estevez has crafted an indelible portrait of a great man who, to many of us, is never thought of as anything but the brother of another dead Kennedy." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2006
2.5/4 51% For Your Consideration (2006) " For Your Consideration is far from a failure, because Guest rounds up his usual sprawling ensemble to provide a variety of superb supporting parts." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2006
1.5/4 55% Déjà Vu (2006) " You want us to believe that time travel is possible, fine. But first get your script tight enough that the audience's disbelief isn't suspended by a single, rapidly fraying thread." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2006
2.5/4 54% Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006) " It's not that a lot of the content isn't really, really funny -- but it isn't exactly fresh, either." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3.5/4 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) " ... riveting documentary ..." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2006
2/4 80% Little Children (2006) " ... not entirely sure what it wants to be." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2006
2.5/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) " [Director] Linklater maintains his usual effortless, laid-back charm while railing against corrupt industry as a whole. (Even when you're being hammered over the head with some point, it's usually a quiet, polite sort of hammering.)" — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/4 95% Casino Royale (2006) " Casino Royale proves that back to basics is a good place to be -- unless you end up aping the same incongruous spirit that hobbled your predecessor." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2006
3/4 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) " If you've really paid attention to Ferrell's career, this role is not a stretch. He brings great humanity to a character, and a movie, that ends up being more of a sentimental romance than the silly quirk-fest you might expect." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 25% A Good Year (2006) " You've got to wonder if old pals Scott and Crowe had such a great time on the set, they simply forgot to channel any of that experience into the film itself." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 69% Babel (2006) " Gripping, patient and utterly enchanting, it is a marked growth for Iñárritu and Arriaga, who have taken a precarious conceit and transformed it into one of the most powerful movies of the year." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) " For the viewer with the appropriately inappropriate sense of humor, Borat -- despite being an undeniable novelty -- is also irresistible." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Nov 2, 2006
3/4 31% Running With Scissors (2006) " Taken as a whole, Running With Scissors is dysfunction rendered lovingly and gracefully." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 26, 2006
3/4 97% The Queen (2006) " Highly enjoyable." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 26, 2006
3/4 75% Catch a Fire (2006) " Noyce has sculpted a powerful and resonant portrait of a country gone insane trying to hold tightly to an intrinsically racist and immoral law." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 26, 2006
2.5/4 76% The Prestige (2006) " [The Nolan brothers] have collaborated on a script that is sometimes on target, but hopelessly hamstrung by a wobbly second half for which its grand finale cannot compensate." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2006
3/4 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) " Eastwood keeps the complex story steady, demonstrating equal aptitude for filming cataclysmic battle sequences and intimate scenes of dialogue." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2006
3/4 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) " Coppola has not made the anticipated period piece or even character study. Her third film, instead, is all about mood: artfully capturing the anxieties inherent in being a young, confused woman far from home." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2006
3/4 73% Infamous (2006) " Too broad to be a truly great film, but it does cheerily give lie to the assumption that the limits of Capote meant there was no reason to rehash this same story." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2006
3/4 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) " A terrifically engaging biopic of 1970s Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who is played with the sort of extraordinary yet restrained force that only great actors like Forest Whitaker can manage." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2006
3.5/4 87% Jesus Camp (2006) " A chilling and fascinating look at the ever-increasing power of the organized Religious Right." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2006
1/4 21% Man of the Year (2006) " In fact, there may well have been one or two funny lines in Man of the Year, but by that point they were lost in the staggering repulsiveness." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2006
4/4 92% The Departed (2006) " Even if it had come out nine months ago, there is little doubt that anything you see this year -- frankly, anything of its genre you've seen in any recent year -- could surpass The Departed." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2006
3/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) " The filmmaker, working from his own script for the first time, is so joyful, so ebullient, that he manages to skirt pretentiousness even when the movie becomes oppressively whimsical." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 28, 2006
1.5/4 11% All The King's Men (2006) " Despite all its exhausting striving, All the King's Men is simply not a great, or even good, movie." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 21, 2006
3/4 46% The Last Kiss (2006) " Nothing in The Last Kiss is particularly revelatory, but strong performances -- Braff continues to cement his status as an unlikely heartthrob -- make it a pleasure to watch." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 14, 2006
3/4 69% Hollywoodland (2006) " He [director Allen Coulter] is clearly reaching for more than he ultimately achieves with this project, but it's a strong effort nonetheless, a warm throwback to the golden era of Hollywood." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 7, 2006
3/4 74% The Illusionist (2006) " A movie whose charm and wit sneak up on you." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2.5/4 48% Idlewild (2006) " The opening half-hour of Idlewild is perhaps the most entrancing of any movie so far this year, which is why it's all the more frustrating that what follows is of such uneven quality." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 24, 2006
0.5/4 68% Snakes on a Plane (2006) " The greatest title in history is, when executed as an actual movie, venomously awful." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 18, 2006
3/4 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) " We can celebrate not just all that Little Miss Sunshine achieves, but, more importantly, what it avoids." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 17, 2006
1.5/4 36% Accepted (2006) " Lurking somewhere inside the high-concept sloppiness of Accepted is the kernel of a solid comedy." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 17, 2006
3.5/4 68% World Trade Center (2006) " World Trade Center is a commemoration of everyone who lost his or her life in the wreckage of 9-11, but also something more. It's a celebration of living, against all odds." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 8, 2006
3.5/4 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) " Talladega Nights is the rare comedy that manages to be funny and witty." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 3, 2006
3/4 85% The Descent (2006) " The Descent isn't perfect, or even entirely original...But it's a lot better, and fresher, than it would be if (or, gulp, when) Hollywood chews it up and spits it out again." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 3, 2006
2.5/4 40% The Night Listener (2006) " As gripping as The Night Listener wants to be, it's also nearly devoid of suspense because you know it's supposed to be suspenseful." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 3, 2006
2.5/4 40% Scoop (2006) " Scoop, a self-consciously wacky crime comedy that retains from Match Point both the English backdrop and star Scarlett Johansson." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2006
2/4 47% Miami Vice (2006) " Miami Vice is about as hip as a marathon session of Uno." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2006
3/4 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) " It's got smarts, snark and simple sweet-and-sour goodness." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2006
3/4 74% Monster House (2006) " It's equal parts funny and frightening, and should, like its two-decades-old predecessors, turn into a slumber-party staple. But really -- you must be this tall to ride this ride." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 20, 2006
1.5/4 24% Lady in the Water (2006) " All [Shyamalan's] films, to their credit, have been unswervingly sincere. But the primary problem is that this movie is so earnest, you can't help but gag on it." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 20, 2006
2/4 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) " My Super Ex-Girlfriend falls somewhere in the middle of Reitman's quality spectrum." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 20, 2006
2.5/4 69% A Scanner Darkly (2006) " It often makes your brain hurt, not in a good way -- but by the end, Linklater is redeemed somewhat by the surprising strength of his story." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 13, 2006
3/4 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) " Sure, you may cringe, or shudder, or even wonder when your tastes became quite this puerile, but Strangers With Candy is a long-awaited treasure of ludicrousness with very few dead spots." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 13, 2006
2/4 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) " Dead Man's Chest has every appearance of an epic adventure, but not the soul of one." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 6, 2006
3/4 95% Wordplay (2006) " If you're the kind of person who has never attempted a crossword more challenging than the celebrity-themed puzzles found in the back of Star magazine, it's remarkable how gripping and just plain fun you'll find Wordplay." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 29, 2006
3.5/4 76% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) " Saying The Devil Wears Prada is superior to the book on which it is based is like saying that devouring chocolate is better than seeing its grimy residue smudged on a napkin." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 29, 2006
3.5/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) " At every turn in Superman Returns is a sense of respect for all that's preceded it." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 26, 2006
1/4 27% Waist Deep (2006) " A movie that is cheerfully, indiscriminately violent, exploiting exactly the same viciously cyclical culture on which it pretends to be providing trenchant commentary." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 22, 2006
2/4 32% Click (2006) " The biggest problem with Click is not that it isn't funny, but that the moments worthy of laughs often feel isolated from the sloppily assembled plot." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 22, 2006
3/4 73% Twelve and Holding (12 and Holding) (2006) " An intriguing -- if not indelible -- portrait of the difficulty of being not just an adolescent, but the parent of one." — South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 15, 2006
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