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Steven Snyder

Steven Snyder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 97% Casablanca (1942) "It is one of the most timeless of all movies in terms of topic, emotion, acting and motivation. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jun 13, 2007
4/4 88% The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2007) "A film that shows the slow push for freedom as the sticky, messy and lengthy process it really is. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2.5/4 69% Year of the Dog (2007) "Sure, the film seems formulaic, plays out at times in a clunky fashion as one storyline stops abruptly and another picks up. But by the end, it will have you rooting for this sad woman, that she can find the happiness that eludes her. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Apr 25, 2007
3.5/4 92% The Host (2007) "A delirious mix of scares, laughs and surprising political critiques, a movie which always seems to be running ahead of the audience and daring us to keep up. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2007
4/4 87% The Lookout (2007) "What makes The Lookout such a surprise - and such a joy - is that it runs wild across multiple genres. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2007
2/4 28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006) Zertinet Movies
Posted Apr 4, 2007
2.5/4 34% TMNT (2007) "The Turtles are back -- and as they say, new and improved. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2007
3/4 69% Blades of Glory (2007) " It's the new Will Ferrell movie. Need we say more? " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2007
4/4 53% The Last Mimzy (2007) "All great children's stories treat their target audience seriously, and here Mimzy sees something simultaneously pure, naive, brave and tragic in its adolescent adventurers. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2007
3.5/4 48% Exterminating Angels (2007) "A sexually-charged, eyebrow-raising thriller that often straddles that fine line between erotic thriller and all-out pornography. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2007
2.5/4 75% The Dead Girl (2006) "With The Dead Girl, this technique of breaking the narrative apart and then piecing it back together has led to a sort of narrative vacuum at its center -- an empty hole where a thing called exposition would typically reside. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2007
3.5/4 40% Road "It's a less "entertaining" movie, but a much more life-affirming one. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 21, 2007
3/4 60% 300 (2007) "While the film is an inspired bit of production design, ingeniously conceived and skillfully crafted, what it ultimately lacks in its final, sweeping gestures is any sense of gravity. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 14, 2007
3.5/4 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) "Itâ(TM)s a movie about the nature of time, about getting older and struggling to connect with who we once were. And above all, itâ(TM)s a story about taking a breather from the marathon of life to find our way home. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/4 89% Zodiac (2007) "Maybe the movie is less about finding the answer than the intricacy of the mystery itself, in the remarkable -- outright shocking -- persistence of those determined to bring a guilty man to justice. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/4 84% Breach (2007) "It's stunning how much drama Breach is able to evoke with only a few, angry words. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
3.5/4 89% Venus (2006) "There are scenes in Venus when rational thought seems lost to something more powerful, and ambiguous. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
2/4 72% Inland Empire (2006) "Inland Empire might just be the funniest movie of the year. Or maybe its the most horrifying. Trust me: It's difficult to tell. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
4/4 50% Days of Glory (1945) Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
3/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) "It's hardly subversive, but it is a powerful, PG-rated punch in the gut of America's heartland. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
4/4 93% The Lives of Others (2006) "The movie becomes more than just a spy thriller; it's a story of an unlikely friendship that turns an enemy into a best friend. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 21, 2007
1/4 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) "For a movie called Music and Lyrics, it's astonishing how little the filmmakers seem to care about the words their characters say, or the tone that accompanies their saying. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2007
1.5/4 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) " His wife doesn't love him, his son's scared by him and he seems to be on better social terms with his enemies than his friends. Then again, we can't quite blame them. We don't like the guy either. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2007
3.5/4 78% Dreamgirls (2006) "An entertaining movie made an event by Murphy -- an actor some have deemed a has-been -- and Hudson -- a newcomer many in the industry misjudged as a never-will. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2007
4/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) "Taken together, both Fathers and Iwo Jima cohere into a fascinating discussion that dismantles many of the tried-and-true themes of the genre, underscoring the gulf that divides those on the battlefield from those at home. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2007
4/4 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "It's both blissfully naïve and emotionally heartbreaking, a movie which calls on fantasy not to distort reality, but to enhance it. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2007
3.5/4 45% The Last Kiss (2006) Zertinet Movies
Posted Jan 3, 2007
1/4 16% Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006) Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 31% Unaccompanied Minors (2006) "It's clear very early on that Warner Bros. wanted less a thoughtful film about divorce or coming of age than a chipper family pick-me-up. And thus we have Unaccompanied Minors, which is one-third heart and two-thirds cheese. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 51% For Your Consideration (2006) Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/4 54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) "The film's as big and flawed as the band itself. But just like any concertgoer wants their favorite band to pull out all the stops, so too will every D fanatic want another hour of this rambling, pumped-up and psyched-out acid trip of a film. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
1.5/4 37% Death of a President (2006) "It's not art, it's not a serious discussion, it's not a film based in irony or metaphor -- Death of a President is merely a marketing ploy that's big on shock value and short on ideas. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3.5/4 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) "This is not a feel-good movie about overcoming all obstacles, but instead a frank discussion of how overwhelming those odds can be. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
0.5/4 65% Apocalypto (2006) " It doesn't take long for the question to arise and to linger, unanswered, over a film that never offers an answer: Why in the world did anyone make this movie? " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/4 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "It leaves a bitter aftertaste, but perhaps that couldn't be avoided. This isn't a feel-good affair. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/4 49% We Are Marshall (2006) "There's genuine emotion in this movie, and wide-ranging ones at that. There's the shock of loss, the struggle in moving forward, the fear of failure and the joy of putting one's passion into a good cause, regardless of the results. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Dec 27, 2006
4/4 51% The Fountain (2006) ""The Fountain" is his most brazen, beautiful and breathtaking yet, a work of spiritual gusto that might just be as close to a religious experience as one can experience in a movie theater. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Nov 20, 2006
4/4 69% Babel (2006) "It's a complicated film, and at times a convoluted story, which is held together by its impressive array of performances. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2006
3/4 48% Harsh Times (2006) "We don't like the view from this dark place, but is that a flaw or precisely the point? " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2006
4/4 100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006) "Berg makes a compelling case that this is THE scandal of an American generation. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2006
2.5/4 76% Catch a Fire (2006) "What Catch A Fire lacks in depth it nearly makes up for in timeliness. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2006
3.5/4 91% The Departed (2006) " This would not be the movie it is without Nicholson's unforgettable, over-the-top, deliciously-obscene performance. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Oct 18, 2006
4/4 97% The Queen (2006) "It's a story that gets more complex the closer you look. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Oct 18, 2006
4/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) "Through Gondry's eyes, the experience is not the story but the sensation of a dreamscape unlike any we have experienced before -- the place where fear walks hand-in-hand with hope, joy and imagination. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Sep 28, 2006
4/4 68% Hollywoodland (2006) "A grinding, faithful homage to the classic crime procedural, about sultry love affairs that turn deadly in a sordid town of fame, fedoras, and femme fatales. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Sep 23, 2006
3/4 84% This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) "...A snapshot that should have any reasonable art lover concerned about this big homophobic gatekeeper trying to protect us, apparently, from ourselves. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "The Black Dahlia, sadly, is a whale of a groaner. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Sep 23, 2006
0.5/4 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) "If we're going to abandon any sense of storytelling or intelligence, couldn't we at the very least do it with cheerful cardboard cutouts? Nice people can be dumb too. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Aug 2, 2006
2/4 63% Clerks II (2006) "...Lewdness for lewdness sake... " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jul 26, 2006
3/4 86% The Road To Guantanamo (2006) "Perhaps it will be a strong enough reminder of what's going on down there, un-checked and unregulated, that it will encourage those familiar with the subject to at least talk about it more with those who aren't. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2006
3.5/4 95% Wordplay (2006) "It's a movie about crosswords, as seen through [puzzlers'] eyes, and it makes us one of them as we learn how to do crosswords by their side. " ‐ Zertinet Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2006
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