Reyhan Harmanci

Reyhan Harmanci

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Houston Chronicle , San Francisco Chronicle
Total Reviews:
37

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 37 of 37
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 62% Lymelife (2008) " At no point did I feel bored or condescended to, and even though the ending may be overwrought, it had me gripping my chair." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2012
3/4 62% Lymelife (2008) " Rory Culkin does more than hold his own in this high-powered cast. He shows the angst of a teenage boy, but also the resilience. There is a sweetness to this film that keeps the darkness at bay." — Houston Chronicle
Posted Apr 24, 2009
4/4 95% Goodbye Solo (2009) " The movie starts fast and the pace rarely relents. Goodbye Solo is almost frighteningly alive: Other filmmakers must wonder exactly how Ramin Bahrani packs so much personality in what could have been standard indie fare." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/4 90% Hunger (2009) " It's horrific. But Hunger displays uncommon intelligence and visual panache, transcending the goal of making the situation seem real. It feels more than real. It's art." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/4 94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) " Tokyo Sonata is a bit overwrought, especially in the final act, but it is beautifully shot, features moving performances by the well-chosen cast and has the unity of vision that is the hallmark of an auteur." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/4 73% Tokyo! (2008) " The overall project succeeds at offering three tantalizing films for the price of one movie ticket." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/4 79% Throw Down Your Heart (2008) " It's an entertaining journey, and director Sascha Paladino injects humor and pathos into the musical sequences." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
3/4 82% Absurdistan (2008) " Makes for a lovely hour and a half of old-fashioned storytelling." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 20, 2009
1/4 92% Under the Sea 3D (2009) " Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2009
1/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) " Could there be a worse time to revisit the indulgences of the '00s?" — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2009
1/4 32% Fanboys (2008) " Uninspired and only faintly funny." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 6, 2009
1/4 52% Yonkers Joe (2009) " Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2/4 10% Bride Wars (2009) " In these recessionary times, it's not just misogynistic to assume that intelligent women turn into feral dogs at the sight of a Tiffany gift box, but it's also beside the point." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2009
3/4 50% Antarctica (2008) " It's fun to see attractive people get together and fall apart." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2009
1/4 39% My Name Is Bruce (2007) " Light as air, My Name Is Bruce is good for a mild chuckle, not a belly laugh. As any Campbell fan knows, managing expectations is key to getting the most from his work." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 19, 2008
3/4 68% Were the World Mine (2008) " Were the World Mine follows the teen musical formula but renders its material with admirable lushness and intelligence." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 98% Let the Right One In (2008) " Let the Right One In strikes a surprising array of notes: scary, sad and hopeful." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 7, 2008
1/4 64% Loins of Punjab Presents (2007) " It's frightfully formulaic, with nary a twist or turn on the patented mockumentary form." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2/4 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) " Fear(s) of the Dark is a feast for the eyes, even if it doesn't always get the pulse racing." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2008
4/4 86% Frontrunners (2008) " The film sets just the right tone: with inventive music choices and wonderfully piquant moments plucked from what must have been hundreds of hours of footage, Frontrunners is consistently entertaining." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1/4 57% Quid Pro Quo (2008) " Its biggest mystery is how it was financed (by Texas trillionaire and Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban, no less) and selected for distribution." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) " Although the ending is unsurprising, Henry Poole remains an interesting character." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) " Elliptical, sweeping, lovely and thoroughly confusing, Ashes of Time Redux is not a film to rent. It's well worth paying to see it on the big screen." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2/4 46% Sex Drive (2008) " Some jokes work, some don't and, frankly, I can't remember either, but it leaves a sweet aftertaste. Slight, but sweet." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/4 79% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008) " This modest and lovely film is a welcome reprieve after the explosion-filled slate of summer movies." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " The film tastefully yet unenergetically chugs along." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 53% Battle in Seattle (2008) " The characters in Battle in Seattle are often crudely drawn, and the able actors struggle with canned lines." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 63% Traitor (2008) " Traitor delivers plot twists but few real surprises." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2008
4/4 100% Man on Wire (2008) " Man on Wire, the delightful documentary about French tightrope walker Philippe Petit's incroyable early-morning trip between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, is an interesting film to watch from the front row." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 8, 2008
1/4 48% Bottle Shock (2008) " It lacks the character and depth of a product whose value increases with age. In other words, it's no Chateau Montelena '73 Chardonnay." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2008
2/4 —— 1000 Journals (2007) " 1000 Journals has a catchy hook, and Kreuzhage showed tenacity in following many difficult trails, but the movie plods." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2/4 78% Bustin' Down the Door (2008) " The film tries to tell us that money hasn't spoiled the fun, but I was much more curious about the black shorts than the Quicksilver brand board shorts." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) " Reilly jumps into his role with the zeal of a Method actor -- no fear about sporting tiny underroos for the bulk of his screen time -- but he sometimes comes off as more scary than funny." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2008
3/4 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) " It attempts no improvements on the basic suspense formula. It just does everything really well: perfect pacing, lovely camera work, spot-on acting and an ingenious plot." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 11, 2008
1/4 30% War, Inc. (2008) " Like the smart weapon technology it mocks, War, Inc. aims at the right targets but misfires so severely that even the clever details get obliterated in the resulting mess." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2008
3/4 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) " Bell posits that their disillusionment is a side effect of being American and he may well be right." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 6, 2008
1/4 39% Dark Matter (2008) " There is nothing wrong with taking inspiration from actual events, but it's a tricky business, and Dark Matter does no one right by sticking to the shocking conclusion." — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 2, 2008
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