Shannon J. Harvey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Biography:
30 year old profession film critic writing for a major metropolitan newspaper.
Favorites:
Blade RunnerStar Wars series2001The TerminatorBarton FinkMiller's CrossingAmerican BeautyIndiana Jones seriesCasablancaThe Shawshank RedemptionThe Big LebowskiRear Window
Publications:
Courier Mail (Australia) , Sunday Mail (Australia) , Sunday Times (Australia) , Urban Cinefile
Total Reviews:
282
Total QuickRatings:
194
Location:
Perth, West Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 282
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 60% Old School (2003) " A cheery, unapologetically goofy comedy about mid-life regression, minus the gross-out gags. And for that, at least, we can all be thankful." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2003
2/5 41% The Four Feathers (2002) " In the end, it's all just lost in the dust." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2003
2.5/5 36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) " I have two pet hates when it comes to sequels; most aren't necessary, and most stars don't return from the original. Welcome to 2 Fast 2 Furious." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2003
3/5 41% The Core (2003) " Switch off, space out, and go where no self-respecting film lover has gone before." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2003
3/5 90% Whale Rider (2003) " . More than a story of a girl rejected because she wasn't born a boy, Whale Rider challenges traditional gender roles in a circle of life drama that begins with a birth and ends with a re-birth. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3/5 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) " . When all is said and done, The Life of David Gale is thus only worth about $8.50 on a cheap Tuesday. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 71% Phone Booth (2003) " . To use phone language, it doesn't put you on hold for one second. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) " . I watched The Matrix to freshen up on all that coolness the night before seeing Reloaded. I would still watch it again over this. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 85% Spider (2002) " A bleak, beautifully crafted, intelligent tale of paranoia - a typical subject for Cronenberg. It's a pity most audiences will, ironically, go mad trying to decipher it." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 9, 2003
4/5 53% Alexandra's Project (2003) " An edgy little Aussie thriller that will have husbands shaking in their shoes, Alexandra's Project is a film like no other." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 9, 2003
2.5/5 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) " . I hate to label this lightweight romp a "chick flick", but when the title actually issues a challenge to the fairer sex, well, the writing is on the wall." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2003
4/5 81% The Good Girl (2002) " The Good Girl belongs to Aniston, who buries Rachel in style with a sweet, soulful, hangdog performance that you will be thinking of long after you leave the cinema. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2003
3/5 87% X2: X-Men United (2003) " While most movie-goers will love the film's sheer thrill ride, X-Men fans might leave a little disappointed. The best, I guess, is yet to come. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 24, 2003
2.5/5 33% Johnny English (2003) " It's the same bawdy British humour as the Ali G movie, and there's more inspiration in the gags from Jackass. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2003
2.5/5 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) " It starts out as an intriguing story of telepathic friends and ends up a monster mash of Ed Wood awfulness." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) " Sandler essentially plays the same socially retarded moron that made him rich, but Anderson strips him of his usual comic props ... He's buried the man-child within and brought all that emotionally stunted melancholy to the surface." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 56% Ned Kelly (2003) " At last! A feature film about Australia's greatest outlaw and folk hero that, while not reaching five-star status, all Australians can be proud of." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3/5 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) " Washington is customarily solid as the naval shrink, but directs without imagination or flair, sticking to Hollywood conventions and skimming over the harsher aspects of Fisher's life." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
2/5 77% Dog Soldiers (2002) " Pretend it's a werewolf itself by avoiding eye contact and walking slowly away. It's fun, but it's a real howler." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
3.5/5 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) " Welcome to The Emperor's Club, close affiliate to the Dead Poet's Society and Mr Holland's Opus, where students arrive in limousines and wear ties to class." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
3/5 61% Swimming Upstream (2004) " Like Fingleton himself, Swimming Upstream is a hard-working, no-thrills drama - but it's still a winner." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
2.5/5 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) " It has zero taste, zero intelligence, zero sophistication and zero redeeming social value. So it's a zero-star movie but as far as gutter-entertainment and gross-out humour goes, it's five-star laughs." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3.5/5 66% Solaris (2002) " If you're the type to be stimulated by Solaris's weighty philosophical issues, it's a mind-bending sci-fi trip into the unknown. For all others, it will be the perfect cure for insomnia. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
1/5 39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) " It's a condescending, totally unbelievable film made worse by poor dialogue, acting and directing, all strung together by a laughably cliched Cinderella story. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3/5 63% Moonlight Mile (2002) " There's no hint of giant bunnies or falling airline engines; just good solid family drama. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
5/5 96% The Pianist (2002) " POWERFUL seems too small a word to describe The Pianist, a masterpiece from a master film-maker." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3.5/5 88% Roger Dodger (2002) " Roger Dodger is an enjoyably bruising tale of the inflated male ego that takes a hammering thanks to a little ironic justice." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
2.5/5 43% The Recruit (2003) " An enjoyably forgettable espionage thriller marked more by these two actors going toe-to-toe as if they're in an acting masterclass rather than a Hollywood movie." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
3/5 19% Just Married (2003) " Move over Britney Spears and all other aspiring Britney wannabees. There's a new Britney in town and her name is Brittany Murphy. ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
3/5 43% The Rules of Attraction (2002) " James van der Beek not only buries his wussy Dawson's Creek character but spits on its grave." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
5/5 98% The Conversation (1974) " Francis Ford Coppola's remastered masterpiece of modern-day paranoia is far more than a simple rehashing of a classic slice of cinema. It proves to be more prescient now than ever. . ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
4/5 75% Gangs of New York (2002) " If Scorsese ever puts out a director's cut, that will be the film to watch. . ." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
4.5/5 81% The Hours (2002) " The Hours is a skilful, mature portrait of womanhood through the generations. In just two hours, viewers will be moved by an engrossing, interlinking story, its connections and how each woman presents a brave face to the world but is utterly alone," — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
85% About Schmidt (2002) " There's no sign of a grinning madman or a troubled genius in Nicholson's latest screen incarnation Warren Schmidt, a mild-mannered insurance salesman so plain and boring he would put you to sleep if he wasn't played with such wry, recessive aplomb by big" — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 10, 2003
3/5 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) " If this is The Next Generation's final voyage, then it goes somewhat gently into that good night rather than raging against the dying of the light. Should a final adventure give them the justice they deserve? Like Picard, I say 'Make it so!'" — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 10, 2003
4/5 81% One Hour Photo (2002) " One Hour Photo is genuinely scary. Not because Sy takes his obsession to insane levels, but because we all know sane people like him." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 4, 2003
4.5/5 87% Chicago (2002) " Gere steals the show." — Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jan 28, 2003
49% Jurassic Park III (2001) " JP3 is not as intricate or as new as the original, nor as howlingly elaborate as the sequel, but in its own formulaic way, it's a nice little thrill ride that achieves what it's designed for." — Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 17, 2002
68% U-571 (2000) " Begs for credibility." — Urban Cinefile
Posted Feb 14, 2001
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