Rita Kempley

Rita Kempley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Washington Post
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1101
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1101
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 (Open Hearts) (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% The 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
—— Superstar Washington Post
Posted Nov 6, 2002
9% 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 & 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
—— 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
—— 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
—— Ofelas (Pathfinder) (1987) Washington Post
Posted Jan 31, 2002
1.5/5 43% PiƱero (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
7% 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
17% The Beautician and the Beast (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
42% 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
38% The Fan (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
14% To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
64% SubUrbia (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
33% Surviving Picasso (1996) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
38% City of Industry (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
19% Commandments (1997) Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
1.5/5 46% Orange County (2002) " Strictly a vanity vehicle with a mess of star babies on board." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 22, 2002
94% Fargo (1996) " Gunderson (Frances McDormand) [is] the most endearing, hilarious and wholly feminine heroine since Thelma or Louise." — Washington Post
Posted Jan 18, 2002
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