Sam Sweet

Sam Sweet

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Biography:
L.A. Weekly film critic.
Publications:
L.A. Weekly
Total Reviews:
13

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Showing 1 - 13 of 13
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
46% Sex Drive (2008) " Even as Ian's journey detours into National Lampoon-like farce, the movie remains faithful to a portrait of teens as they see themselves." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2008
—— Mentor (2008) " Mentor might have rung truer had it allowed Pollard to stay a monster, rather than redeeming him in a predictably heartwarming climax." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2008
—— The Violent Kind (2008) " Director Geoffrey Pepos wants to show that posttraumatic stress causes combat veterans to destroy themselves and the people they love, but he has little interest in unpacking his characters' war experiences beyond cliches." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2008
43% Re-cycle (Gwai wik) (2008) " The film's final minutes erupt in a display of politicized melodrama so hysterical that it could almost be taken for camp if it wasn't so noxious." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2008
—— The Neighbor (2007) " Laroque has starred in dozens of these featherweight comedies in France, but this material forces her to new grades of mildness. Even during shouting matches with Modine, her emotional pitch rarely exceeds a middling 25 MPH." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 7, 2008
100% Indestructible (2008) " Byer's sincerity is the grounding force in a film that serves as a wrenching reminder that the answers to our most essential questions must come from within." — L.A. Weekly
Posted May 15, 2008
25% Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008) " More farce might have served the film well; as Parise draws from a playbook of medical melodrama and romantic-comedies clich├ęs, her moral about living outside the box becomes harder and harder to swallow." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2008
14% Deception (2008) " Deception offers a fantasy even big money can't buy -- Wall Street as a cross between a James Bond adventure and a Victoria's Secret spread." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2008
72% American Zombie (2007) " The best zombie movies shock us into a realization about ourselves and the world in which we live, but how much can zombies teach us when their world so closely resembles 1995?" — L.A. Weekly
Posted Mar 27, 2008
38% Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty) (2007) " By eschewing any attempt at storytelling or character development, a film with all of the Western's fecund imagery and putrid fumes still ends up feeling as flat and distant as a gallery wall." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2008
81% The Business of Being Born (2008) " Epstein's film is conveniently short on interviews with the millions of mothers who have had positive experiences delivering in hospitals." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 18, 2008
9% Sex and Breakfast (2007) " Suffering from what could be called Garden State syndrome, Sex and Breakfast demands that we empathize with the anguish of straight, white, financially privileged young people and their significantly hot significant others." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2007
—— The Civilization of Maxwell Bright (2005) " Given to misogynistic outbursts that border on the psychotic, Maxwell Bright (Patrick Warburton) is as unlikable as movie heroes come, yet director David Beaird insists there is Zen within this modern Neanderthal." — L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 11, 2007
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