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Rod Armstrong

Rod Armstrong

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) " An engaging criminal romp that will have viewers guessing just who's being conned right up to the finale. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Apr 19, 2002
2.5/4 48% The Triumph of Love (2002) " As a tolerable diversion, the film suffices; a Triumph, however, it is not. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Apr 19, 2002
3/4 34% World Traveler (2002) " Though writer/director Bart Freundlich's film ultimately becomes a simplistic story about a dysfunctional parent-child relationship, it has some special qualities and the soulful gravity of Crudup's anchoring performance. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Apr 19, 2002
2/4 49% Human Nature (2002) " The movie's ultimate point -- that everyone should be themselves -- is trite, but the screenwriter and director Michel Gondry restate it to the point of ridiculousness. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Apr 12, 2002
2/4 29% No Such Thing (2002) " Constantly slips from the grasp of its maker. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
3/4 76% Panic Room (2002) " Fincher clearly has talent to burn, and though this one doesn't set the screen ablaze, it certainly sends up a few sparks. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 29, 2002
2/4 86% Son of the Bride (2002) " It's a barely tolerable slog over well-trod ground. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 22, 2002
3.5/4 92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) " Though Mama takes a bit too long to find its rhythm and a third-act plot development is somewhat melodramatic, its ribald humor and touching nostalgia are sure to please anyone in search of a Jules and Jim for the new millennium. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 15, 2002
2.5/4 49% Harrison's Flowers (2002) " Because of [MacDowell], the film is moving, if not up to the standards of similar fare such as Under Fire or Welcome to Sarajevo. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 15, 2002
2.5/4 83% Pauline & Paulette (2002) " ... a nicely observed, certainly well-intentioned film, with a touching and heartfelt message, but it's also exceedingly slight and ultimately unremarkable. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 15, 2002
3/4 84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) " Though the film's scenario is certainly not earthshaking, this depiction of fluctuating female sexuality has two winning lead performances and charm to spare. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 13, 2002
2.5/4 65% Festival in Cannes (2002) " If [Jaglom's] latest effort is not the director at his most sparkling, some of its repartee is still worth hearing. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Mar 8, 2002
3.5/4 41% Big Bad Love (2001) " Arliss Howard's ambitious, moving, and adventurous directorial debut, Big Bad Love, meets so many of the challenges it poses for itself that one can forgive the film its flaws. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Feb 22, 2002
3.5/4 95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) " Rarely do films come along that are as intelligent, exuberant, and moving as Monsoon Wedding. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Feb 21, 2002
2/4 35% Super Troopers (2002) " While Super Troopers is above Academy standards, its quintet of writers could still use some more schooling. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Feb 15, 2002
2.5/4 59% Scotland, Pa. (2001) " Morrissette's script and direction show a fair amount of intelligence and wit -- but it doesn't signify a whole lot either. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Feb 8, 2002
3.5/4 84% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) " A moving and weighty depiction of one family's attempts to heal after the death of a child. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Feb 1, 2002
3/4 53% Storytelling (2002) " Not a cozy or ingratiating work, but it's challenging, sometimes clever, and always interesting, and those are reasons enough to see it. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 25, 2002
3/4 52% The Mothman Prophecies (2002) " It's somewhat clumsy and too lethargically paced -- but its story about a mysterious creature with psychic abilities offers a solid build-up, a terrific climax, and some nice chills along the way. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 24, 2002
3/4 69% Everything Put Together (2001) " A great example with which to counter the prevailing argument that 'indie cinema' is dead. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 11, 2002
2/4 46% Orange County (2002) " Though it is intermittently amusing, the movie unwisely chooses broad jokes over subtle humor, coy casting over talented actors, and forced feel-good moments over genuine emotion. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 10, 2002
2/4 43% Pinero (2002) " Too scattered and problem-riddled to ever do its subject justice. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Jan 6, 2002
1/4 34% I Am Sam (2001) " More simple-minded than the grade-school primers Penn's character obsessively reads, more manipulative than Fox News' wartime coverage, offers more product placement than Cast Away, and feels twice as long as Reds. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 28, 2001
3/4 79% Iris (2001) " Though Broadbent and Dench are very good ... it's Winslet and Bonneville who steal the show. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 21, 2001
2.5/4 55% The Shipping News (2001) " Engaging enough to watch, and a fair measure better than [Hallstr√∂m's] ridiculously overrated last work, Chocolat. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 21, 2001
0.5/4 42% The Majestic (2001) " Never stirring, never funny, never romantic, and never less than stultifying. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 21, 2001
3.5/4 75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " Though director Ron Howard's populist style makes its first third feel simplistic and forced, the film deepens in the final two acts, and proves worthy of its unique and difficult material as the credits roll. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 20, 2001
2/4 92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) " The slow pace and problematic exposition keep it from succeeding on any level. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 14, 2001
2.5/4 41% Vanilla Sky (2001) " Vanilla Sky offered Crowe a chance to prove himself as an artist, but all it does is show once again that he is an able draftsman. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 14, 2001
3/4 80% The Business of Strangers (2001) " A provocative work about sexual politics in the corporate world. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Dec 7, 2001
3.5/4 70% La Lettre (1999) " Skirts most of the usual pitfalls of the genre while telling a compelling and enjoyable story of love, infidelity, and the ties that bind. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Nov 30, 2001
3.5/4 93% In the Bedroom (2001) " Field's direction is amazingly assured for someone on his first time around the track. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Nov 26, 2001
2.5/4 66% Spy Game (2001) " Entertaining and suspenseful. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Nov 20, 2001
2.5/4 50% Punks (2001) " While Punks may not break any other cinematic ground beyond its subject matter, it does offer some very funny dialogue, a couple of good performances, and some splendid drag numbers. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Nov 2, 2001
3.5/4 89% Trembling Before G-d (2001) " A remarkable and moving accomplishment. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 28, 2001
3.5/4 71% The Town Is Quiet (La Ville est tranquille) (2001) " An excellent film. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 28, 2001
2.5/4 70% The River (He liu) (1997) " Too murky and long to swim in. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 28, 2001
2/4 47% Life as a House (2001) " In addition to the predictability problems, Life suffers from poor editing and a reluctance to portray the realities of construction. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 26, 2001
2.5/4 85% Donnie Darko (2001) " There is just too much going on in Donnie Darko. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 26, 2001
3/4 86% La Cienaga (2001) " A disturbing narrative of anomie, bigotry, and dysfunctionality that holds up a revelatory mirror to human nature. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 20, 2001
3.5/4 80% Waking Life (2001) " As with Slacker, Linklater has made a seminal film which is also bound to develop a cult following, and deservedly so. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 19, 2001
3/4 53% My First Mister (2002) " While the movie loads on too much sap in the final third, it is still a funny and moving first-time effort. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 12, 2001
3.5/4 86% Va Savoir (2001) " The romantic roundelay plot ... is gossamer thin, but the continual delights on offer make the resulting fabric quite lovely, indeed. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 9, 2001
3.5/4 73% Joy Ride (2001) " An edge-of-your-seater that will have folks thinking twice before taking a road trip across America. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Oct 5, 2001
2.5/4 50% Hearts in Atlantis (2001) " It's not a royal failure, but it is less than Kingly. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 27, 2001
1.5/4 60% Haiku Tunnel (2001) " It's only occasionally funny, it's exceedingly aimless, and the newly added subsidiary personalities have no substance. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 14, 2001
2.5/4 43% Two Can Play That Game (2001) " A smorgasbord of likable performances, a dollop of sassy humor, and a helping of useful insights into modern relationships make the movie a palatable, if not exceedingly satisfying morsel. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 7, 2001
3/4 77% Our Lady of the Assassins (2001) " Those unafraid to look hopelessness in the eye will be treated to one of the more profound films of 2001. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 7, 2001
2/4 71% Bread & Tulips (2001) " An unsurprising and leaden effort that doesn't even show off the beauty of this wondrous setting. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 7, 2001
3.5/4 83% L.I.E. (2001) " An intelligent, honest, and non-prurient work about today's youth. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 7, 2001
3/4 77% Come Undone (2000) " A cut above the average coming-out flick, but stops just short of excellence. " ‐ Reel.com
Posted Sep 6, 2001
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