Steve Schneider

Steve Schneider

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Steve Schneider'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
4/5 91% Water (2005) "All the pat plotting and discourse in the world can't extinguish the fire of a film this well-intended, sensitively acted and beautifully filmed. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2006
27% The Omen (2006) "Those who have seen the original will be nonplussed by every identical plot development, while younger viewers used to the breakneck luridness of today's Fangoria-approved freakouts will wonder why this one is so slow and ponderous. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2006
74% Cars (2006) "The creative mind rot that was foretold by The Incredibles comes home with full, Lamborghini-against-a-brick-wall force in a dull highway opera that's only notable for its technical achievements. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2006
37% Keeping Up With The Steins (2006) "A cute and worthy idea that could've used better execution. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2006
82% Serenity (2005) "In the context of an action cinema driven by false hope, misogyny and sadism, Serenity is an inspiring respite. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 27, 2006
25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) "You'd think director Ron Howard would remember that film is supposed to be a visual medium, but the inert Code has less dynamic content than a Sunday-school filmstrip. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 25, 2006
63% I Am A Sex Addict (2006) "At 98 minutes, Addict demands an investment not repaid by its basic unpleasantness. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 25, 2006
56% The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) "Mol's emotional openness provides an invaluable through line as the movie teaches by suggestion, having us connect the dots to determine how a simple, good-hearted gal could go from the church pews of Tennessee to starring on T-shirts at Hot Topic. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 25, 2006
57% Kinky Boots (2006) "A marginal Britcom. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 25, 2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "The Last Stand is fitfully entertaining, but lurking at the edge of almost every frame is a reminder that you're watching a genre exercise with no real talent or affection at its core. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 25, 2006
33% Poseidon (2006) "Petersen opts for a 'straight, updated' approach that's actually more ludicrous. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 18, 2006
75% Over the Hedge (2006) "Just in case Pixar has forgotten (and all signs seem to indicate that they may have), this is how to make an animated movie that wholly deserves the oft-abused designation 'fun for the whole family.' " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 18, 2006
60% Lonesome Jim (2006) "Affleck makes a perfectly downcast lightning rod for the ennui-ridden goings-on, and as a director, Buscemi totally gets the defeatist beats of James C. Strouse's script. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 10, 2006
44% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) (2005) "The movie is variously a dewy plea for tolerance, a sporting Cinderella story, a father/ son reconciliation drama and a 'will success spoil Rock Hunter?' cautionary tale. In other words, it's four movies you didn't especially need to see again. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 10, 2006
36% Art School Confidential (2006) "If you're expecting another Enid, forget it. That kind of lightning only strikes once. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 10, 2006
70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) "If the film isn't a complete godsend, it's still well worth your money. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 4, 2006
26% Hoot (2006) "Wil Shriner tries to adapt a Carl Hiaasen novel about kids standing up for owls and instead proves his ineptitude as a director. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted May 4, 2006
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2006) "Not content to tell two lousy, maudlin stories at once, the movie goes for a full three. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2006
23% RV (2006) "The prerelease trailer foretold a pleasant throwback to the National Lampoon's Vacation movies; little did we all realize it'd be a Vacation that stupidly expects us to care for its characters. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2006
91% United 93 (2006) "One hundred and eleven minutes: That's all the time it takes for a movie to go from indefensible to indispensable. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 27, 2006
37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) "Unspectacular but hardly disastrous comedy. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2006
100% Street Fight (2005) "It's essential viewing to prove to yourself that you're not so cynical after all. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2006
74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) "In language and approach, [Carion's] movie tends toward maudlin self-importance; technically, it's at best inconsistent. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 20, 2006
20% The Wild (2006) "Amid the recycled situations and characters, only a pair of very Noo Yawk alligators gets genuine laughs -- and they're gone in less time than it takes to escort a toddler out of the theater for a wee-wee. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 14, 2006
12% The Aryan Couple, (The Couple) (2005) "Put-upon Jews weep on cue or stare defiantly into the camera, spouting impromptu speeches about getting some of their own back one day; all the while, violins wail in the background. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2006
90% Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006) "There are several moments of high, unheralded humor -- although whenever you find yourself laughing, you have to ask yourself if you aren't merely grateful that anything is happening at all. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 13, 2006
17% Loverboy (2006) "Director Bacon gilds the inherent domestic horror of the script (by Hannah Shakespeare, from Victoria Redel's novel) with farcically stylized flashbacks. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2006
68% Hard Candy (2006) "Hard Candy enters a miasma of revelation and revenge - one that might have worked better on the stage than the screen, where the story's claustrophobia and increasingly unwieldy plot twists take a major toll. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2006
74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) "Transfixing and transcendent. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2006
56% Fuck (F*ck) (2005) "At last, a movie that's unafraid to offend Renaissance aficionados and Sammy Hagar! " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2006
24% Fierce People (2005) "It's a well-observed coming-of-age story that turns on a bold, brutal plot development some viewers will accept and others will consider an insurmountable speed bump. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 12, 2006
82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) "Stirring performances and well-aimed filmcraft. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
78% CSA: The Confederate States of America (2005) "A deadpan satire that's as fun as it is smart. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
11% The Benchwarmers (2006) "Rob Schneider and David Spade welcome Jon Heder into the fraternity of comic actors who will never again enjoy a shred of credibility. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) "A pitch-perfect lampoon not only of the nicotine industry but of a culture in which putting your personal ethics up for sale is the most tempting bad habit of all. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) "The Tarantino school of filmmaking reaches its nadir -- one hopes -- in this initially promising mistaken-identity caper, which ends up cooking its own goose through a devotion to glibness. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
44% Take the Lead (2006) "It's an unabashed crowd pleaser that gets the job done despite a handful of groaner moments and occasionally sloppy writing. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2006
7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) "The film's hilarious intended subtitle, Risk Addiction, sadly didn't make it to the release stage, but there are still enough variations of it in the final shooting script to make for a fun drinking game when you rent the DVD three weeks from now. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 31, 2006
61% Find Me Guilty (2006) "The real-life proceeding was supposedly the longest Mafia trial in American history, and you can feel all 600-plus days of it in Sidney Lumet's turgid screen translation. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 30, 2006
86% Inside Man (2006) "The flaw that can't be gotten around is the utter mismatch of such potboiler material with Lee's plodding, self-important directorial style. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 30, 2006
64% Film Geek (2005) "Detailed in its affectionate mockery, the film captures the social isolation that befalls guys like Scotty but understates their own complicity on it. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 30, 2006
73% V for Vendetta (2006) "Provocation demands constant nurturing, which proves beyond the capabilities of this long, dialogue-heavy and frequently static film. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 16, 2006
82% Private (2005) "The movie is more noteworthy for the intimate suspense it brings to the subject of Israeli occupation than for any dramatic conclusion it chooses to reach. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2006
2.5/5 78% Why We Fight (2006) "[Reduces] to zero the chances that any impartial observer will be genuinely swayed by this cinematic position paper. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2006
33% The Libertine (2006) "Dingy and dark, using the trappings of rot to mask its central goody-two-shoedness. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2006
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005) "It's official: Michael Winterbottom makes the best cinematic whatchamacallits around. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 9, 2006
92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) "What keeps it entertaining is Chappelle's rapier wit and God-given talent for impromptu mischief. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 3, 2006
58% Night Watch (2006) "Though too many headstones are left unturned -- the incorporation of ancient folklore into the grimy ghoul hunting balances the Matrix-esque choreography quite nicely. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Mar 2, 2006
40% Running Scared (2006) "The film is comically profane, hyperviolent and studded with perverse details. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 24, 2006
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) "A satisfying little morality play about prejudice and responsibility. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 23, 2006
7% Date Movie (2006) "This is a movie that thinks a hit in the gut is a perfectly suitable punch line; as such, watching it often feels like enduring repeated blows to your own solar plexus. " ‐ Orlando Weekly
Posted Feb 23, 2006
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