Randy Shulman

Randy Shulman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Randy Shulman'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
4/5 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) "It's every bit as terrific as the inaugural film, occasionally surpassing it with mind-boggling, spectacularly choreographed action set pieces. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2.5/5 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) "A half-hour sketch with an hour of padding. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2.5/5 75% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) "The movie, which features a stunning performance from Meryl Streep, never amounts to much more than a heap of lovely little scraps. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2/5 40% Nacho Libre (2006) "What could have been a piñata full of laughs, giggles and fun is instead hollow and empty. It's not even worth shaking a stick at. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 2, 2006
4.5/5 76% Superman Returns (2006) "A magnificent, dramatically rewarding homecoming. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 2, 2006
2/5 33% The Break-Up (2006) "Vaughn, who has fooled Hollywood into thinking he's a real actor, has two basic styles: motor-riff quickly through dialogue or stand still and imitate a brick. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 8, 2006
3.5/5 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) "Five seconds after leaving the big kickoff to this summer's movie season, I had a tough time recalling what I'd just watched. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 1, 2006
1.5/5 33% Poseidon (2006) "The best acting in Poseidon hails from the dead bodies.... [who] lie there, convincingly inert. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 1, 2006
3.5/5 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "Incoming director Brett Ratner is interested in one thing and one thing only: action. And he's very good at it. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 1, 2006
3.5/5 52% Garçon Stupide (2005) "Your interest is held by newcomer Pierre Chatagny, who captures all the infuriating, frustrating, incontestably sweet qualities of a young gay man in search of himself. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
2/5 22% The Pink Panther (2006) "When it comes to humor, this Pink is extremely pale. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
1.5/5 23% Freedomland (2006) "[The] thematic material is so far beyond [director Joe] Roth's reach, you feel that even offering him a stepladder wouldn't help. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 55% 16 Blocks (2006) "[Richard Donner's] polished, gusto-filled movie has...a juicy full-steam-ahead quality that never flags. It earns the right to be called vastly entertaining. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3.5/5 24% Failure to Launch (2006) "When's the last time the tightly clenched buttcheeks of a former pro football star tickled your funnybone? " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 73% V for Vendetta (2006) "[Hugo] Weaving finds the right balance of flamboyant flourish and quietly subtle, effective mannerisms. In this actor's hands, even the smallest **** of the head says so much. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Mar 24, 2006
5/5 76% Match Point (2005) "In leaving America, Woody Allen has, at long last, put himself back on the map. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Feb 2, 2006
4/5 74% The Matador (2006) "Brosnan gives his most liberated and likeable performance since his Remington Steele days. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Feb 2, 2006
1.5/5 42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006) "Unfunny business. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Feb 1, 2006
3.5/5 61% Hostel (2006) "What good is a scary movie without a lesson?...Hostel imparts perhaps the greatest lesson of all: When traveling abroad, always choose Marriott. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jan 14, 2006
4/5 84% King Kong (2005) "King Kong ushers in a subtext -- via a path of spectacular, epic adventure -- that we should preserve endangered species at all costs. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 31, 2005
4.5/5 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) "It's easy to dispense with the religious undertones and simply have a grand time drinking in the adventure. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 14, 2005
5/5 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) "[Ang] Lee gets to the heart of this complex relationship -- and the equally complex relationships surrounding it -- with a cinematic clarity and stark directness we rarely get from movies these days. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 14, 2005
1/5 46% Rent (2005) "People are always jumping up on tables, bartops, any flat surface available, as if to say 'Who needs nice furniture? Let's scuff the world!' " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 8, 2005
4.5/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) "Without ever losing sight of what makes a Potter film truly magical, [director Mike] Newell provides an aura of genuine dramatic gravity. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 8, 2005
5/5 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) "The use of the archival footage -- and director George Clooney's willingness to let it play out -- imbues the film with a historical heft that is more than a little unnerving. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 8, 2005
4.5/5 85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) "The movie ends with a scene so tender, it literally transports you to another world. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Dec 8, 2005
4/5 61% Jarhead (2005) "Jarhead makes you consider the frequently harrowing conditions of those men who put their lives on the line for our country, doing what they're told, without question. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Nov 17, 2005
2.5/5 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) "[Director Shane] Black is so determined to break down the 'fourth wall,' he loses sight of all reality. His film is too gimmicky for its own good. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Nov 17, 2005
2.5/5 82% Walk the Line (2005) "Walk the Line will no doubt appeal to Cash's legion of fans. As for the rest of us, there's not much here to chew on. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Nov 17, 2005
4/5 74% Loggerheads (2005) "Filled with magnificent performances from Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Learned and Chris Sarandon, the movie is weighty without being overwhelming " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 28, 2005
4.5/5 68% North Country (2005) "For all its issue-related fist pumping, the movie is suffused with the tender and heartwarming story of a man coming to terms with the love for his only daughter." ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 28, 2005
5/5 38% Guys and Balls (2006) "This jubilant, exhilarating film works like a wonder tonic. It's as captivating as they come, by its very definition a big, fat, fantastic crowd pleaser. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
4/5 43% Three Dancing Slaves (2005) "Imagine a Jean Daniel Cadinot porn without the explicit sex...and chances are you have a pretty good idea of what sitting through this drama from Gael Morel is like. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
1.5/5 55% Adam & Steve (2005) "Craig Chester's Adam is a whiney, neurotic irritant, the human equivalent of shingles. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
4.5/5 79% The Aristocrats (2005) "It's not just a joke for the john, it's a joke for an entire sewage system. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3/5 38% The Skeleton Key (2005) "Its ultimate twist is both admirable and startling, making this savory gumbo worth a nibble. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
1/5 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) "Gilliam has a history of blaming studios when his films go wrong. But he has no one to blame but himself for this poisoned apple. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3/5 83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) "A fairy tale with a morbid streak six feet deep. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3.5/5 38% Flightplan (2005) "[Flight Plan] may not win Foster another Oscar, [but] it manages to remind us of how entirely commanding a screen presence she can be. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
4/5 82% Serenity (2005) "The movie's space battle...have a swiftness, an electricity and, most importantly, a clarity lacking in the works of other so-called sci-fi masters. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
1/5 20% Slipstream (1989) Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Oct 20, 2005
4/5 73% Sky High (2005) "Witty, wacky and played with conviction...Sky High soars with a vigor missing from 95% of movies released so far this year. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/5 83% Fame (1980) Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 28, 2005
4/5 74% War of the Worlds (2005) "Just as Jaws made us fear the water, WOTW makes us wary of the weather. You'll never again look at lightning in quite the same way. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 22, 2005
1.5/5 27% Fantastic Four (2005) "The only story you'll find in Fantastic Four is the one attached to the last name of its director. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 22, 2005
2/5 83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) "You don't walk out...feeling as though you've just been treated to a glorious special event. You walk out wondering into which pocket you put your car keys. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jul 22, 2005
4/5 74% Land of the Dead (2005) "It's extremely clear, from start to finish, that the master is back -- and he's going to show all the Romero-wannabes how to craft a truly great zombie movie. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 30, 2005
5/5 84% Mysterious Skin (2005) "It's not enough to call Mysterious Skin one of the best films of the year. It is one of the best gay-themed movies ever made. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 30, 2005
4/5 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) "A celebratory experience, paying homage to those who, out of a lack of anything better to do,...created an outright phenomenon. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 30, 2005
1.5/5 25% Bewitched (2005) "The biggest letdown is Shirley MacLaine as...the magical, meddling Endora.... She doesn't just phone it in, she refuses to pick up the receiver. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 30, 2005
2/5 85% Batman Begins (2005) "Batman's fights are blurred, incomprehensible flurries. You need a Garmin navigator just to make sense of them. " ‐ Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
Posted Jun 30, 2005
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