Ryan Cracknell

Ryan Cracknell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Ryan Cracknell'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
57% The Perfect Game (2010) "The Perfect Game proves that you don't always have to reach for lofty heights to work. It's certainly not a classic. It's a simple pleasure for those times when that's all you need. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 2, 2013
50% Touching Home (2010) "Touching Home is stronger when it focuses on the small-town life than when it steps on the ball diamond. The decent cast elevates it to a tolerable level. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Nov 20, 2013
No Score Yet Chasing 3000 (2008) "Chasing 3000 is a nostalgia-fueled bore that uses baseball history as a backdrop for a formulaic road trip movie. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Nov 17, 2013
63% Game 6 (2005) "Filled with heavy dialogue, Game 6 is a film that feels more appropriate for the stage. That said, it takes on challenging themes and deep thoughts. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Jan 14, 2013
76% Damn Yankees (1958) "A lively celebration of baseball as America's pastime set during an era where the game was at its peak. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Oct 14, 2012
50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "To a batter, a great curveball is so obvious and so frustrating at the same time. Robert Lorenz's Trouble with the Curve is much the same. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Sep 30, 2012
85% Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012) "Roskam shows the most confidence when things are unsettling and different from the genre underworld in which the plot resides. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Sep 1, 2012
No Score Yet Rumbo a Las Grandes Ligas (Road to the Big Leagues) (2004) "Although somewhat soft in tackling some of the more controversial aspects, it is still a fascinating look at the sport outside of the bright stadium lights and manicured lawns of the big leagues. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Sep 1, 2012
80% Young Adult (2011) "Filled with pain disguised as comedy, it presents a real-life Peter Pan complex where letting go of one's youth is complicated and painful. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Mar 8, 2012
No Score Yet Mondo Hollywood (1967) "What once caused a storm of controversy is now pretty tame, mundane even. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Feb 12, 2012
95% Moneyball (2011) "Keeps the economic talk in check and brings the human drama to the forefront. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 31, 2011
61% The Rocketeer (1991) "While The Rocketeer never crashes, it's a bumpy ride of cartoonish characters, a flimsy plot and an overall sense of letdown. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 27, 2011
No Score Yet The Captains (2011) "By offering an insightful look at some of the key players that made it happen, Shatner is able to break down some of the barriers that scare some people off from the Star Trek franchise. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 3, 2011
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) "Continues to steer the same course as its predecessor sequels, focusing on convoluted storylines that zap all the fun and energy that made the first film so great. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Oct 28, 2011
No Score Yet Our Gang (1999) "They're still fun at times and remain iconic but there's something about these shorts where the cute factor wears thin and the stories seem to be calling it in. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Sep 25, 2011
20% The Last Song (2010) "The latest in a growing number of weepy films based on Nicholas Sparks novels that don't come anywhere close to The Notebook. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Aug 31, 2011
73% The Learning Tree (1969) "Falls into the path of giving a message more than it does letting things emerge organically. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Aug 25, 2011
No Score Yet Finishing School (1934) "The drinking, partying and sex come across more as a means to shock than actually make some sort of statement. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Aug 24, 2011
60% Wild Rovers (1971) "Edwards proves that he was a more diverse filmmaker than perhaps he was given credit for. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Aug 24, 2011
13% Yogi Bear (2010) "One of the worst family films I've seen since another animated adaptation: Garfield. Talking bears aside, the film lacks logic, energy and, most of all, fun. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Aug 24, 2011
69/100 No Score Yet Stranded (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 4, 2011
18/100 No Score Yet Longshot (Jack of All Trades) (2002) Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 4, 2011
24/100 No Score Yet Red Team (The Crimson Code) (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 4, 2011
42/100 No Score Yet High Explosive (2001) Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 4, 2011
36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) "It wanders through the desert, looking for an exciting hook but never finding one. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Jan 1, 2011
91% Vengeance (Fuk sau) (2010) "To does a fantastic job of providing a good sense of style and structure to the numerous action scenes, but they're not over the top or cartoonish. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Jan 1, 2011
40% Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) "More like an infomercial in disguise for the soundtrack. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Jan 1, 2011
No Score Yet The Busher "A fascinating look at early baseball films and an un-perfected spin on something that has since gone on to be repeated countless times since. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 25, 2010
No Score Yet Safe at Home (1962) "Instead it feels more like a publicity stunt meant to up the stock of Mantle, Maris and the polarizing New York Yankees. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 25, 2010
82% Fantasia 2000 (2000) "Although magnificent and filled with imagination, Fantasia 2000 doesn't hold up as being particularly ground-breaking or innovative. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 25, 2010
96% Fantasia (1940) "Despite a couple of uneven parts that may try the patience of some, the whole of Fantasia is a marvel. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 25, 2010
44% Pastime (1991) "Plays an honorable game, tackling the touchy subject of ageism on the baseball field. But it's ultimately a hollow attempt, one that thinks that just by touching on a subject that it makes up a plot. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 25, 2010
No Score Yet Hustle (2004) "[Sizemore's] performance can best be summed up as Al Pacino by way of Moe from The Three Stooges. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 24, 2010
82% Fear Strikes Out (1957) "A cold biopic that doesn't hold up now that its subject matter has left the spotlight. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 24, 2010
No Score Yet Bottom of the Ninth (2007) "Although it might be a love story to baseball and the competitive spirit to win, it's also redundant as a film when like footage and story lines can be found on any station that airs even a little bit of baseball. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 24, 2010
No Score Yet Zombie Prom (2006) "An instant classic of unabashed nostalgia. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 23, 2010
89% Zodiac (2007) "A complex crime drama that limits its action, opting to save it for the times that bring the greatest impact. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 23, 2010
No Score Yet Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2007) "Short and sweet, it's also intelligent and a welcome departure from the typical material found in the genre's bigger stars. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 23, 2010
96% Winged Migration (2003) "Jacques Perrin's spectacular documentary takes observation a step further as he literally seems to take flight with flocks of birds as they make their annual migration. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 23, 2010
17% When in Rome (2010) "[Bell] carries a classic presence and charm that is tough not to like. Yet, at the same time, she does so with a little spunk and sass. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 23, 2010
No Score Yet Two on a Guillotine (2010) "Hangs a neon sign around the key set-up points and lights off fireworks around them so that it's easy to see exactly what the big reveals will be. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 22, 2010
53% Storytelling (2002) "While Solondz tries and tries hard, Storytelling fails to provide much more insight than the inside column of a torn book jacket. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 19, 2010
No Score Yet Sonicsgate (2009) "A rebel film both in its subject matter and its unorthodox distribution. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 18, 2010
No Score Yet Slightly Used "Although sometimes a little too cartoonish, the cast is an enjoyable lot with plenty going on to drive the film forward. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 18, 2010
No Score Yet Shoulder Arms "Although it's been a long time since 1918, there are still lessons to be learned from Shoulder Arms. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 18, 2010
62% The Salton Sea (2002) "The overall voyage on The Salton Sea is an uneasy one hampered by a confusing story that admits out loud it doesn't know where it's going. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 17, 2010
59% RocknRolla (2008) "It's all about the set-up and not the actual payoff. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 17, 2010
No Score Yet Québec-Montréal (2002) "A 90-minute collection of clever and frank dialogue about sex and relationships. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 12, 2010
No Score Yet One Number 2 "A very confident picture that is carefully constructed and immensely intriguing. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 11, 2010
No Score Yet Un ete sans point ni coup sur (A No-Hit No-Run Summer) (2008) "Sticks to relying on nostalgia rather than making something truly memorable itself. " ‐ Movie Views
Posted Dec 11, 2010
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