Stephen Himes

Stephen Himes

""I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me..but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world...You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry...you will someday.""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Favorites:
The 400 Blows E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Badlands 2001: A Space Odyssey Airplane! Rashomon The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Wild Strawberries The Bicycle Thief Blazing Saddles Modern Times La Dolce Vita
Publications:
Film Snobs , Flak Magazine
Total Reviews:
261
Total QuickRatings:
3
Location:
Kansas City, MO

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 261
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 83% Mean Girls (2004) " Why does Tina Fey insist on taking off her shirt and showing us her bra? That's very, you know, like, Plastic." — Flak Magazine
Posted May 8, 2004
1/5 6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) " Find one stereotype and stick to it. Don't confuse the audience by trying to be Wayne Brady and Bernie Mac in the same movie." — Film Snobs
Posted May 5, 2004
3/5 81% Hellboy (2004) " Hellboy is sort of a Denis Leary Catholic: Snarls a lot, tromps around in a grungy coat, and chomps on tobacco products continuously." — Film Snobs
Posted May 5, 2004
1/5 39% Man on Fire (2004) " Moviegoers have a duty to admonish Hollywood for turning the multiplex into a Two Hours Hate, asking us to cheer the fascist aesthetic of movies like Man of Fire." — Flak Magazine
Posted May 5, 2004
2.5/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) " Tries to be the "Ulysses" of exploitation films." — Flak Magazine
Posted May 2, 2004
1.5/5 13% Welcome To Mooseport (2004) " Hollywood kids the Democrats because the love the Democrats." — Film Snobs
Posted Apr 17, 2004
2.5/5 68% Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004) " A direct hit on Jesse Jackson." — Film Snobs
Posted Apr 17, 2004
1/5 55% The Girl Next Door (2004) " There's nothing more wacky! than teenage porn stars!" — Flak Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2004
2.5/5 25% Walking Tall (2004) " The Rock, as if bidding for another appearance at the Republican National Convention, stars in this parable of neo-con justice." — Flak Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2004
2/5 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) " Would the producers please just get out of the way and let Todd Phillips direct the darn movie?" — Flak Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2004
1/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " General Jesus Christ is reborn, awarded the most earned Purple Heart in history, and summons his Christian soldiers to march forth and fight whatever battles He calls us to." — Flak Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2004
3.5/5 80% Miracle (2004) " Gavin O'Connor takes a potentially jingoistic movie and makes it into a challenging little politcal statement--hey, you get the *puck* out of Afghanistan!" — Flak Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2004
2.5/5 77% Big Fish (2003) " Tim Burton turns a gothic fairy tale into a Steven Spielberg movie." — Film Snobs
Posted Feb 2, 2004
2.5/5 82% Monster (2004) " Why didn't Kimberly Peirce rescue this movie?" — Film Snobs
Posted Feb 2, 2004
2.5/5 75% House of Sand and Fog (2003) " I am scared of Ben Kingsley. And for that matter, Jennifer Connelly." — Film Snobs
Posted Feb 1, 2004
4.5/5 94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) " Jackson's movies are a triumph of cinematic voice, much like Tolkien's books are a triumph of literary voice." — Film Snobs
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2.5/5 60% Stuck On You (2003) " The Farrellys most personal film since Dumb and Dumber. Is that a compliment?" — Film Snobs
Posted Jan 2, 2004
3/5 77% Peter Pan (2003) " A Never Never Land Slightly Less Creepy Than the Neverland Ranch" — Film Snobs
Posted Jan 2, 2004
4.5/5 72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) " Scarlett Johansson deserves the Oscar simply because she's in this movie and not "Mona Lisa Smile."" — Film Snobs
Posted Jan 2, 2004
1/5 35% Mona Lisa Smile (2003) " Julia Roberts damns a paint-by-numbers kit of Van Gogh. Who is she trying to kid?" — Flak Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2004
2.5/5 65% The Last Samurai (2003) " A rare example of a great movie but horrible fiction." — Flak Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2004
3/5 71% Cold Mountain (2003) " Minghella overdirects the movie like Frazier overwrites the novel." — Flak Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2004
1/5 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) " This is the Review About What I Believe Must Be Written About the Language That Is Used By Wachowski Brothers In Their Movies About What It Is That The Matrix Must Be." — Film Snobs
Posted Dec 10, 2003
2/5 36% Radio (2003) " As the principal says, "I'm not sure we're trying to help someone here, or whether you're using him as a glorified mascot." Exactly." — Film Snobs
Posted Nov 30, 2003
2.5/5 58% The Missing (2003) " Tommy Lee Jones looks like he's been on a bender with Al Gore." — Film Snobs
Posted Nov 30, 2003
2.5/5 57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) " This isn't an imaginative rebellion against the physical world like the old cartoons; it's the anarchy of animation, which isn't nearly as fun." — Film Snobs
Posted Nov 30, 2003
1.5/5 10% Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat (2003) " Perverts Geisel's complicated legacy as storyteller, cartoonist, and political radical." — Flak Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2003
3.5/5 84% Elf (2003) " Will Ferrell's Elf is an absurdist's symbol of Gen X adultolescence." — Flak Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2003
2/5 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) " Unlike Steve Martin's portraits of LA, "Intolerable Cruelty" doesn't find the loneliness beneath the sheen." — Film Snobs
Posted Oct 30, 2003
4/5 87% Mystic River (2003) " With all this acting!, can James Lipton possibly contain himself?" — Film Snobs
Posted Oct 30, 2003
2/10 36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) " The remake is not obscene because it's disgusting; it's obscene because it's carefully structured to be absolutely devoid of meaning." — Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2003
2.5/5 72% Runaway Jury (2003) " A liberal Western, of sorts. The latest liberal vigilante justice fantasy." — Film Snobs
Posted Oct 24, 2003
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) " Is "Kill Bill" obscene? Or is it samurai cinema's "Ulysses"?" — Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2003
4/5 92% School of Rock (2003) " He leaves NO CHILD BEHIND." — Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2003
3.5/5 71% The Rundown (Welcome to the Jungle) (2003) " Precisely as charismatic and ridiculous as The People's Elbow." — Flak Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2003
3.5/5 82% Matchstick Men (2003) " If you can get by the fact that Ridley Scott has contempt for his audience, then "Matchstick Men" is a pretty good movie." — Flak Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2003
2.5/5 59% Secondhand Lions (2003) " Duvall and Caine have more fun with shotguns than anyone this side of Phil Gramm." — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 26, 2003
2/5 31% Underworld (2003) " Shouldn't a movie about vampires be more sexy?" — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 26, 2003
22% Time Changer (2002) Film Snobs
Posted Sep 14, 2003
0/5 9% Marci X (2003) " Suggests a sort of Judeo-Nubian alliance that would supposedly make uptight WASP's quake with fear. I think." — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 14, 2003
2.5/5 77% Seabiscuit (2003) " I had thought it was FDR, rather than Seabiscuit, that pulled America up from the depths of depression." — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 14, 2003
3.5/5 90% Whale Rider (2003) " More rich and substantive than "Bend It Like Beckham."" — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 14, 2003
2.5/5 23% Dickie Roberts - Former Child Star (2003) " Am I the only critic willing to talk about how offensive the elementary school spirit squad scene is?" — Film Snobs
Posted Sep 8, 2003
3/5 55% American Wedding (2003) " Scott doesn't undermine his performance by breaking Stifler's own "Stifler" act; he's even oblivious to his very obvious homoerotic conflict." — Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2003
2/5 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) " Not enough crazy gynophobia. Perhaps Paul Verhoeven should direct Tomb Raider." — Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2003
2/5 85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) " Jim Rome might say that this soccer movie lacks passion and creativity. Billy Elliot is much better." — Film Snobs
Posted Aug 5, 2003
1/5 6% Gigli (2003) " Martin Brest tries to do Mamet-style Hard-boiled dialogue, but ends up with "Turkey Time."" — Film Snobs
Posted Aug 5, 2003
4/5 62% Hulk (2003) " Film critics should be ashamed of themselves for not rallying to Hulk's cause: What the blockbuster should strive to be." — Film Snobs
Posted Jul 25, 2003
2.5/5 33% Johnny English (2003) " Will Jacques Chirac inspire the next round of international spy movie villains?" — Film Snobs
Posted Jul 25, 2003
3.5/5 87% 28 Days Later (2003) " Most unlikely, Boyle's film affirms a traditional brand of feminism." — Film Snobs
Posted Jul 24, 2003
4.5/5 98% Spellbound (2002) " When the spellers arrive for the National Bee, Blitz imagines the lobby waterfall of the DC Hyatt as the New Eden of the American Dream." — Film Snobs
Posted Jul 24, 2003
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