Rita Kempley Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rita Kempley

Rita Kempley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Rita Kempley'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
14% How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer) (1990) "Meant as a commentary on racial stereotyping, the bestseller turned motion picture is little more than an offensively titled low-budget look at scoring with white women in Montreal. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 21, 2003
4/5 81% Liar Liar (1997) "Like Robin Williams, Carrey has learned to do his side-splitting shtick in character. He's not only under control, but funnier than ever as the truth-impaired Fletcher Reede. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 26, 2003
28% It Runs in the Family (2003) "Has echoes of The Wonder Years to On Golden Pond, though with fewer laughs and less poignancy." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 25, 2003
35% Levity (2003) "So solemnly paced and deliberately performed that it seems to solidify before your very eyes." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 25, 2003
14% Chasing Papi (2003) "Mendoza alleges she took on the negligible project to demonstrate the diversity of Hispanic American womanhood. What she demonstrates is a clear grasp of stereotype." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 16, 2003
77% The Good Thief (2003) "Nolte is not only made for the role, he's also rehearsed it in real life." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 11, 2003
73% He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002) "Wickedly clever French psycho-thriller about romantic obsession." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 4, 2003
31% Head of State (2003) "Though the comedy falls short of a debacle -- which is what such egocentric projects tend to be -- it isn't as sharp, fast or funny as Rock's stand-up routines." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 28, 2003
85% Nowhere in Africa (Nirgendwo in Afrika) (2001) "This consistently absorbing family saga is primarily a safari of the soul." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 28, 2003
41% The Core (2003) "Sloppily made, poky, extra cheesy adventure." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 28, 2003
85% Bend It like Beckham (2003) "You seldom leave a theater walking on air, much less float all through a movie. But the joyous Bend It Like Beckham never lets you down." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 28, 2003
7% Boat Trip (2003) "A smutty, imbecilic farce." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 21, 2003
71% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) "Sure it's slight, but also as cute as the curly tail on its tender protagonist." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 21, 2003
29% The Hunted (2003) "A good ride, briskly paced, well played and vividly photographed." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 14, 2003
39% Agent Cody Banks (2003) "Sorely lacking in suspense, humor or originality, Agent Cody Banks aspires to the lowest rung of the peanut gallery." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 14, 2003
34% Bringing Down the House (2003) "An embarrassment for all concerned, this witless, odd-couple comedy slings separate but equal gibes at blacks and whites... and still manages to ridicule gays and Hispanics." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 7, 2003
96% Elsker Dig For Evigt (2002) "The cast seems to have burrowed into the material." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 7, 2003
26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) "It's saying something when Tom Arnold's performance is among the movie's highlights." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 28, 2003
67% Ballad of Bering Strait (2003) "It isn't wildly imaginative, but its subjects are novel enough in their own right." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 28, 2003
60% Old School (2003) "This movie's enough to give you a big fat Greek dreading." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 22, 2003
19% The Life of David Gale (2003) "After two hours of bludgeoning by Parker's moralistic mallet, even those who came in sympathetic to his views may leave with second thoughts." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 21, 2003
57% The Guru (2002) "A joyous genre-blender guaranteed to crank up your karma." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 14, 2003
80% Private Parts (1997) "A choppy amalgram of Revenge of the Nerds, Father Knows Best and Network. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 7, 2002
No Score Yet Superstar Washington Post
Posted Nov 6, 2002
8% Double Dragon (1994) "While clumsily paced by first-time director Jim Yukich and amateurishly acted, the picture does take place against the imaginative backdrop of New Angeles, the urban archipelago formed when the Big One crumpled Southern California. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 22, 2002
67% The Living End (2008) Washington Post
Posted Oct 2, 2002
77% 372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning) (1986) "Like Zorg, we are bedazzled by Betty's bright eyes, big moue and wild child's ways. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 2, 2002
31% For Queen and Country (1989) "For Queen & Country is suspense-free, a laboriously paced look at the poor man's impotence in an unjust society. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 9, 2002
71% My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) "A misbegotten attempt to update the genre that only proves the enduring -- if not downright inviolable -- appeal of the boy-meets-girl scenario. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 29, 2002
87% Donnie Brasco (1997) "Unfortunately, the story isn't inventive and Newell's methodical approach to it verges on monotony. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 14, 2002
30% The Saint (1997) "Reinvention in the hands of Hollywood is seldom cause for celebration. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 26, 2002
No Score Yet The Cry Of The Owl (Le Cri du hibou) (1987) Washington Post
Posted Jun 10, 2002
5/5 96% Sling Blade (1996) "A masterpiece of Southern storytelling. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 8, 2002
No Score Yet Book of Love (2004) Washington Post
Posted Apr 3, 2002
4.5/5 90% Lantana (2002) "A perceptive, powerfully acted psychodrama." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 3, 2002
0/5 10% Slackers (2002) "Although no pastry is violated, this nasty comedy pokes fun at the same easy targets as other rowdy raunch-fests -- farts, boobs, unmentionables -- without much success." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 1, 2002
No Score Yet Ofelas (Pathfinder) (1987) Washington Post
Posted Jan 31, 2002
1.5/5 43% Pinero (2002) "This character was an abusive swine. Perhaps it would be best to let his art stand on its own." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 25, 2002
1.5/5 34% I Am Sam (2001) "A well-intentioned but ludicrous tale." ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 25, 2002
96% Supercop (1992) "With martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, older may be better. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
13% Carpool (1996) "A clunker of a chase movie that gets more mileage out of its cut-the-cheese jokes than it does from the this comic duo. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
10% House Arrest (1996) "There's little to commend this formulaic and misleading fantasy, which seems sadly aimed at an especially fragile audience -- kids from broken homes who all too often blame themselves. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
64% Mother Night (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
86% Walking and Talking (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
21% The Stupids (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
14% Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) "Farley, a real lightweight compared to such late, great predecessors John Belushi and John Candy, brings none of Belushi's edgy intelligence, nor Candy's gentle pathos to this comic caricature. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
16% The Beautician and the Beast (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
41% The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
82% Unhook the Stars (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
19% Spawn (1997) "The nonsensical screenplay can barely stand-up to the hellzapoppin,' Beelzebubbin' effects mustered by first-time director Mark Dippe. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
11% Larger Than Life (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
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