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Globe and Mail
Total Reviews:
88

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) " A very funny movie. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 9, 2004
3/5 No Score Yet 19 Months " A very accomplished film. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 21, 2004
2.5/4 70% Father and Son (2004) " A tasty hors d'oeuvre while waiting for a really good French film to come along. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 25, 2004
3/4 100% Gaz Bar Blues (2004) " A small gem. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 12, 2004
3/4 90% The Corporation (2004) " A documentary with big answers. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 20, 2004
2.5/4 49% And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen (2003) " A would-be ribald comic film that never gets very funny, mated with a love story that never ignites, mixed in with what seems to be a tale of magic and fantasy that never quite admits its presence. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 8, 2003
3/4 55% American Wedding (2003) " A better film than anyone should normally expect in this genre. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 1, 2003
52% The Legend of Suriyothai (2003) " A film that is stunning to watch. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 21, 2003
2/4 80% I Capture the Castle (2003) " Beautifully filmed silliness, and fetchingly acted tweeness. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 18, 2003
3/4 44% XX/XY (2003) " Rarely does a fine movie like this have so awkward a title. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 11, 2003
2/4 46% Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) " [Lacks] the sparkle and inventiveness of the stories that inspired it. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 2, 2003
2.5/4 73% Together (He ni zai yi qi) (2003) " If you're in the mood for tears and triumph, with a dash of exoticism, Together may well be the film for you. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 27, 2003
2.5/4 43% Julie Walking Home (2004) " It doesn't work, but Otto performs heroically, sustaining the character of Julie to the movie's final moments. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 20, 2003
2.5/4 49% The Safety of Objects (2001) " It's a movie located in an interesting place, but without quite enough self-confidence really to inhabit it. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 6, 2003
1.5/4 17% Leaving Metropolis (2002) " A dreadful movie. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 3, 2003
3.5/4 99% Finding Nemo (2003) " A superb animated film. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 30, 2003
2/4 No Score Yet Saved by the Belles " If you're not a member of this subculture, or already interested in it, you may have a hard time adjusting to Saved by the Belles. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 23, 2003
3/4 34% The In-Laws (2003) " The In-Laws is successful on the level of light comic entertainment. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 23, 2003
3.5/4 83% Swing (2002) " Virtually the whole cast is amateur, but Gatlif knows how to get them to play lovely little vignette scenes. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2003
2/4 No Score Yet The Book of Eve (Histoire d'Ève) " The novel, which alone of Beresford-Howe's works still has many readers and admirers, is not done justice by this film. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2003
2.5/4 60% Down with Love (2003) " The inventiveness doesn't work. It's dragged down by Zellweger and McGregor's self-consciousness, as they mug and overact their way through a film whose style relies on lightness of touch. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 16, 2003
1.5/4 40% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) " Altogether a wasted opportunity from a Disney organization which grows more sclerotic by the minute. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 2, 2003
3/4 87% The Matrix (1999) " For those who have been waiting for movies to catch up with the graphic possibilities of comic books, wait no longer: The Matrix is among us. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Apr 25, 2003
2.5/4 56% La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire) (2002) " Briand's first film, 2 Seconds, was a success. With Chaos and Desire she has overreached herself, but she is an ambitious artist and is moving in an intriguing direction. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 28, 2003
3/4 No Score Yet deadend.com " It puts the viewer inside the world of three children who are banal for a compelling reason: They have never learned, or been taught, how to create meaning in their lives. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 28, 2003
3/4 7% Boat Trip (2003) " In a week when travesties like the Gwyneth Paltrow stewardess movie remind us that almost nobody in Hollywood remembers what the hell a comedy is, Boat Trip's skill and modest ambition inspire nostalgic reverence. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 21, 2003
2/4 71% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) " I suggest you get out the books, which for once can truly be said to be more spectacular than the movie. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 21, 2003
2/4 64% Willard (2003) " Not very stylish and not very scary. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 14, 2003
2.5/4 57% Ayurveda: The Art Of Being (2002) " If Ayurveda can help us return to a sane regimen of eating, sleeping and stress-reducing contemplation, it is clearly a good thing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 7, 2003
2/4 29% Punch (2002) " This is a good premise, but written and acted in a fashion that rings false. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2003
1/4 57% The Guru (2002) " There is hardly a funny line in the whole script, and director Mayer has no idea of what comic timing and delivery are all about. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 31, 2003
1/4 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) " Final Destination 2 doesn't pretend to be anything other than a robotic repeat of the first film. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3.5/4 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) " A film that is a portrait of grace in an imperfect world. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 17, 2003
3/4 11% National Security (2003) " Without losing its comic rhythm for a moment, it is also a withering spoof of black victimism and the corrupting effect of racial solidarity on the American legal system. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 17, 2003
2.5/4 19% Just Married (2003) " In the end, a few genuinely funny moments aside, the script is simply too predictable and unvarying to earn the viewer's loyalty. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 10, 2003
1/4 64% Evelyn (2002) " It's a blarney bath from the word go, with unbearably winsome characters spinning out Irishisms by the yard. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 57% Corpus Callosum (2002) " This 90-minute postmodern voyage was more diverting and thought-provoking than I'd expected it to be. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 6, 2002
3/4 68% Treasure Planet (2002) " This concoction, so bizarre to the adult mind, is actually a charming triumph where its intended under-12 audience is concerned. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 27, 2002
4/4 60% The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2002) " Just the labour involved in creating the layered richness of the imagery in this chiaroscuro of madness and light is astonishing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 22, 2002
2/4 3% Half Past Dead (2002) " A shoot-'em-up for cynical times. Its only asset is Seagal himself, and frankly, he's is getting a bit past it. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 15, 2002
3/4 72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) " Probably it's more action film than anything else, but has enough insight to be of interest to serious filmgoers. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 8, 2002
2.5/4 25% Formula 51 (The 51st State) (2002) " A formula flick. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 18, 2002
3/4 93% Scratch (2002) " Engaging documentary. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 11, 2002
2/4 66% My Wife Is an Actress (2002) " I found it slow, predictable and not very amusing. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 11, 2002
2/4 50% Suddenly Naked (2001) " An awkward romantic comedy at best. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 11, 2002
2.5/4 53% The Transporter (2002) " This is a film where there isn't the slightest doubt about the dramatic outcome. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 11, 2002
1/4 22% The Tuxedo (2002) " Donovan ... squanders his main asset, Jackie Chan, and fumbles the vital action sequences. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 27, 2002
3/4 82% Barbershop (2002) " The characters are engaging and the story has a bustling richness. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 13, 2002
3/4 82% Secret Ballot (2002) " A beguiling, slow-moving parable about the collision of past and present on a remote seacoast in Iran. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 30, 2002
3.5/4 86% 24 Hour Party People (2002) " So energized by the subject that it overflows with inventiveness. " ‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 23, 2002
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