Steve Murray

Steve Murray

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Steve Murray'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
61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) "Stiles nails her feminazi, bound-for-Sarah Lawrence shtick, but just as easily melts into giggles or pulls off a slapstick drunk scene. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 6, 2005
D 44% The Jacket (2005) "Too littered with loose ends and 'huh?' moments to work as the edgy sci-fi thriller-romance it wants to be. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 3, 2005
B- 64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) "By the time two newlywed couples lumber toward their honeymoons atop bejeweled elephants, the movie's frothy excess and good humor can make you say 'I do,' too. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 25, 2005
A- 84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) "Bardem's Ramón is such a vital life force, it's all the more bittersweet to watch him fight to leave a world that would be much emptier and sadder without him in it. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2005
B- 55% Undertow (2004) "The film's first half is hypnotically watchable. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 9, 2004
C 77% The Machinist (2004) "It's an overly calculated, schematic graph of a script that eliminates the things we go to the movies to experience: interesting characters, a story we can relate to, an emotional release. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 23, 2004
B 59% Enduring Love (2004) "Penhall's screenplay captures the emotional isolation that grips people touched by cataclysm. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 12, 2004
C 55% The Polar Express (2013) "The movie seems determined to be an instant Christmas classic, but its idea of seasonal awe comes straight off a factory conveyor belt. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2004
C+ 71% Primer (2004) "Has such an engaging, offbeat first half that it's all the more frustrating when it gets lost inside its own convolutions and delayed revelations. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 28, 2004
B 92% Vera Drake (2004) "What holds Vera Drake together is Vera herself -- a completely absorbing performance from Staunton. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 21, 2004
B+ 84% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) "It's about the gradual wakening into awareness, the graduation from carefree youth to responsible adulthood. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 7, 2004
C+ 36% Touch of Pink (2004) "There are two crucial bits of miscasting, one bad, one good, both distracting. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 30, 2004
F 53% A Dirty Shame (2004) "Makes sex seem the least exciting thing in the world. And that's a dirty shame, indeed. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 30, 2004
B+ 64% Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence (2004) "Solemnly questioning issues of science and metaphysics, it creates a spell that's a unique blend of the ominous and the sensual. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 23, 2004
F 19% She Hate Me (2004) "Finally, a movie that can vie with Gigli as the worst feature of the new millennium. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 19, 2004
B- 49% A Home at the End of the World (2004) "Flawed but sincere -- the sort of thoughtful, adult movie that rarely appears in the summer. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 19, 2004
A 86% Collateral (2004) "A thing of lean, cool beauty, the movie's a killer showcase for Foxx and Cruise. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 5, 2004
A- 69% Carandiru (2004) "The movie has a tactile reality. You can almost smell it. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 15, 2004
B- 77% The Mudge Boy (2003) "Like a sturdy, well-observed short story, its narrative pieces put together with a plain elegance. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 1, 2004
B+ 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a sequel can. And then some. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 29, 2004
B 78% The Saddest Music in the World (2004) "To fully appreciate the lunatic possibilities of the film medium, consider the spectacle of Isabella Rossellini frisking around on hollow glass legs filled with sparkling beer. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 3, 2004
C+ 58% AKA (2002) "As the movie goes on (and on), this triple-image effect ultimately starts to feel less effective than what a single, well-placed camera might convey. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 20, 2004
B+ 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) "Zee French, zay are different, non? Well, in this case, wonderfully so. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 13, 2004
A 95% The Return (Vozvrashcheniye) (2003) "It's original --- an elemental, unforgettable experience. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 13, 2004
C- 45% Rhinoceros Eyes (2004) "Quirkiness alone can't substitute for a compelling story line, interesting themes or real characters. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 7, 2004
A- 76% Bon Voyage (2004) "A sophisticated farce about an unlikely subject. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 7, 2004
B+ 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) "It's genial goofiness can keep you smiling for 87 minutes. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 29, 2004
A- 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) "While Tarantino has toned down the action scenes, the way he films them can still surprise. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 15, 2004
B 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) "As techno-wacky and surreal as the movie gets, what gives it a genuine, beating heart is Kaufman's insight about relationships. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 18, 2004
60% Mystery Men (1999) "Mystery Men is like its hapless heroes. It's a wannabe that has the best intentions -- including a pronounced anti-gun stance -- but none of the knack it takes to save the day, or itself. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2004
84% Last Night (1998) "For all its wry humor, it concludes as a heart-piercing affirmation of life and love in the face of death. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2004
74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) "As it rambles on, it makes less and less of the material, rather than more. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2004
B+ 86% Faithless (2001) "It's a movie that shows us that the silence between two people can be more dramatic than 100 pages of dialogue. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2004
44% Flawless (1999) "Its weary clichés and flat comic bits are apparently supposed to be fresh and insightful. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2004
B- 60% Stuck on You (2003) "It may feel like assembly-line work. But during a holiday movie season crammed with celluloid equivalents of filet mignon, sometimes it's good to chomp down on a decent burger. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 11, 2003
D- 14% Gothika (2003) "A series of cheap, ineffective scares that would have felt more at home as a mid-'70s TV Movie of the Week starring, say, Kate Jackson, Doug McClure and maybe Dennis Weaver in the Dutton role. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 20, 2003
C 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) "The end has come for Neo, Trinity, Morpheus and all the other unplugged people fighting machine domination in The Matrix Revolutions. The sad thing is, they go out more with a whimper than a bang. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 5, 2003
C 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) "A display of two high-wattage stars sweating to enliven a paper-thin script that substitutes plot twists for an engaging story. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 9, 2003
B 68% Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003) "A lusty, zesty goof. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 12, 2003
C+ 37% Le Divorce (2003) "It's all perfectly pleasant, but the movie lacks an urgent dramatic pulse, or a clear sense of whose story it's supposed to be, or even, from scene to scene, whether it's meant to be a comedy, drama or thriller. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 20, 2003
B+ 85% The Secret Lives of Dentists (2003) "A muted but engrossing look at marriage at a crossroads. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 17, 2003
B 87% Lilja 4-ever (2003) "A wrenching feel-bad movie graced by a luminous central performance. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 27, 2003
43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) "Has its moments, but never takes wing. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 27, 2003
B- 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) "Plug in. Again. But be prepared for some glitches in the software. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 14, 2003
B+ 96% Elsker Dig For Evigt (2002) "A small-scale domestic drama with large-scale feeling. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2003
A- 80% Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) "The next best thing to riding a sub to the bottom of the North Atlantic and prowling around the sunken ocean liner. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 10, 2003
B 44% Daredevil (2003) "A grimly glam superhero tale that doesn't quite dare to hit the heights. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 13, 2003
B- 58% Lockdown (2002) "Though over-the-top and simplistic, the film has a punchy B-movie grit and gusto. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 13, 2003
B- 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) "If this fact-based tale of a wunderkind swindler suffers from the director's gigantism, it's still lighter on its feet than anything he's made since Jurassic Park. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Dec 24, 2002
B 66% Solaris (2002) "A hushed, haunted tone poem about love and loss. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 29, 2002
C- 39% Men in Black II (2002) "Here, director Barry Sonnenfeld continues to drift along with the same arrogant laziness that made his Wild Wild West worthy of inclusion in a time capsule honoring Hollywood's worst tentpole product. " ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 2, 2002
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