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Stax

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
IGN Movies , Rotten Tomatoes
Total Reviews:
103

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 37% You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) " For all its flaws, Zohan remains a tolerable if inane piece of entertainment that scores points for trying..." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2008
.5/5 2% Meet the Spartans (2008) " Inane comedies can be fun when done well, but bad inane comedies are simply embarrassing. You feel pity for the actors making fools of themselves, and flabbergasted that a studio probably passed on making so many other more worthy projects instead." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 28, 2008
3/5 67% Honeydripper (2007) " Honeydripper is a decent but lesser entry in the unique and praiseworthy oeuvre of John Sayles, a maverick filmmaker who has done more to showcase America, its pros and cons, and diversity than any other filmmaker alive." — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 8, 2008
2.5/5 74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) " The Water Horse's fluctuation between wholesome kiddie flick, complete with silly humor, and dark fantasy/coming-of-age drama ultimately proves too unwieldy for the filmmakers to handle, causing the film to sink under the weight of all its well-meaning bu" — IGN Movies
Posted Jan 8, 2008
3.5/5 75% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) " Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story may have its share of flat spots, but it's also a very canny send-up of the tried-and-true genre of showbiz biopics." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 21, 2007
4.5/5 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) " One of the year's very best films." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 21, 2007
1/5 16% The Perfect Holiday (2007) " It's deplorable that these two stars have been reduced to appearing in such garbage." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2007
4/5 83% Atonement (2007) " Atonement is one of the best and most powerful films of 2007 and should be well rewarded come Oscar time." — IGN Movies
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/5 89% The Savages (2007) " Although The Savages is a better film for not being a cloying, schmaltzy tear-jerker, that doesn't mean that it's a movie you will necessarily enjoy." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 30, 2007
2.5/5 27% Lions for Lambs (2007) " Lions for Lambs simply isn't fresh or courageous enough to make an impact let alone a difference." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 9, 2007
4/5 80% American Gangster (2007) " The movie truly is about an "American Gangster;" it's a business movie about unbridled capitalism that's been dressed up as the highbrow answer to Superfly." — IGN Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2007
1.5/5 9% The Comebacks (2007) " There are a few fleeting moments where you may find yourself chuckling, but it's more out of pity than pleasure." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3.5/5 36% Reservation Road (2007) " A thoughtful and often compelling drama about grief, anger and revenge..." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4.5/5 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " A morality play disguised as a murder-mystery, Gone Baby Gone asks some powerful questions about the price to be paid for doing the right thing and what the proverbial right thing even means." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3.5/5 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) " Director Slade has fashioned a horror film that, for all its narrative shortcomings, succeeds at what it set out to do: make vampires scary again and terrify audiences doing it." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/5 57% We Own the Night (2007) " Gray's characters are weighty and dimensional enough to allow the viewer to overlook the generic nature of the story." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2007
3/5 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) " If you like your history lessons loud and garish, bombastic and bloody, then Elizabeth: The Golden Age is for you." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2007
2/5 14% The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) " The Dark is Rising is yet another lackluster and derivative entry in the overstuffed genre of youth-oriented fantasy films." — IGN Movies
Posted Oct 9, 2007
4/5 51% The Kingdom (2007) " . As serious and cerebral as The Kingdom is, it's content with being a "movie" rather than a "film" and proves that a studio production doesn't have to be trite in order to be enjoyable." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2.5/5 50% Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell) (2007) " The parts are ultimately greater than the whole in the case of Good Luck Chuck, with the overall chemistry between Cook and Alba proving more memorable than any particular joke or sequence. You may mildly enjoy Chuck as you're watching it, but the film wi" — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2007
4/5 53% Across the Universe (2007) " It isn't just another movie about the momentous events of the '60s, but rather a valentine to the era's artistic and idealistic spirit as symbolized by the music of The Beatles." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 14, 2007
3.5/5 36% Sleuth (2007) " Sleuth succeeds as a gripping, character-driven thriller." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 14, 2007
4.5/5 73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) " Jones could win Best Actor..." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 14, 2007
4/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) " Eastern Promises is a compelling drama about the collision of conscience and criminality. Chalk up another win for David Cronenberg." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 10, 2007
3/5 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) " Of all the many films about Jesse James, Andrew Dominik's epic may not end up ranking as the most popular or the best film on the subject but it will certainly, flaws and all, be regarded as the most intriguing and ambitious take on the man and his myth." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 10, 2007
3.5/5 65% The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) " As involving and heartwarming as The Jane Austen Book Club is, it's also far too much of a gimmick for its own good." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 10, 2007
3/5 20% Death Sentence (2007) " Death Sentence is a better film than many might expect and also delivers several good doses of action for fans of shoot 'em-ups." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 10, 2007
4.5/5 88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " A kick-ass action film, as well as a vastly entertaining movie that proves that popcorn flicks don't have to be dumb, shallow or contemporary to be enjoyed." — IGN Movies
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3/5 64% The Nines (2007) " The Nines is imaginative and intriguing, but not enough so to keep from alienating some viewers who will be bewildered by the film's existential overtones." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/5 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " It's a shame that a movie with so many genuinely funny and talented people involved wasn't better." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2.5/5 16% Illegal Tender (2007) " Illegal Tender has its moments -- including the aforementioned shootout involving Millie -- but it is ultimately undone by the litany of genre cliches it embraces." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 24, 2007
4/5 59% Resurrecting the Champ (2007) " Because it focuses on characters and relationships rather than merely the more sensational aspects of the story, Resurrecting the Champ delivers a knock-out." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/5 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) " The movie does at least broaden the canvas the story is played out on, but fans expecting to see many of the series' usual haunts -- school, Moe's Tavern, the nuclear plant -- will be disappointed to find that they are merely glimpsed here. For all its sh" — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2007
4/5 94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " The fact that it's such a well-made film and wraps up the trilogy's loose ends with such style and fun is icing on the proverbial cake." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2007
3.5/5 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Becoming Jane may fudge the facts, but it finds the more compelling emotional truth." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2007
2/5 14% Skinwalkers (2007) " This werewolf flick is all bark and no bite." — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2007
3.5/5 88% Superbad (2007) " Although Superbad often runs the risk of being a one-note joke, there's still enough heart to the story and appealing characters to highly recommend it. Superbad certainly isn't on par with other recent Apatow productions such as Knocked Up and The 40 Yea" — IGN Movies
Posted Aug 22, 2007
1.5/5 —— Talk to Me (1991) " The story ultimately devolves into a standard "monster in the house" thriller about a woman in peril." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2007
2.5/5 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) " Despite its shortcomings, Chuck and Larry should satiate the modest tastes of the run-of the-mill viewer who simply wants some trite entertainment and easy laughs to pass the time with." — IGN Movies
Posted Jul 23, 2007
4/5 81% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " Live Free or Die Hard may be overblown and cartoonish, but it's also a helluva lot of fun and may become the surprise hit of the summer." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 27, 2007
4.5/5 93% Children of Men (2006) " Director Alfonso CuarĂ³n's stunning big-screen version of the P.D. James novel Children of Men is one of the best pictures of 2006." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 14% Black Christmas (2006) " Black Christmas works best as a campy deconstruction of the genre than it does as a horror film." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2/5 75% The Dead Girl (2006) " The Dead Girl segues from one turgidly-paced, soul-crushing sequence to another with very little reason to continue watching." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 21% The Hitcher (2007) " While this new Hitcher has its moments, it just doesn't make for as scary or interesting a ride as its predecessor." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/5 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) " Smokin' Aces isn't the most original endeavor, but it has enough wit, action and dramatic weight to carve out its own rightful place of honor in the crime film genre." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3/5 55% Seraphim Falls (2007) " A solid but formulaic throwback." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 12% The Messengers (2007) " The problem with The Messengers is that it simply doesn't offer up much of anything new." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
4/5 84% Breach (2007) " General audiences might find the film too cerebral or talky, but it was refreshing to finally see a spy film that wasn't trying to be Bourne again." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 8% The Number 23 (2007) " The Number 23 is Schumacher's first stab at a scary movie, the end result just doesn't quite add up." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
4/5 70% Amazing Grace (2007) " Amazing Grace thoughtfully explores the issue of slavery without sermonizing or losing sight of the fact that modern audiences still need to connect with relatable characters no matter how important the subject matter." — IGN Movies
Posted Jun 25, 2007
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