Ted Fry

Ted Fry

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Film.com , Seattle Times
Total Reviews:
260

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 260
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) " Carell plays it fairly straight in a movie that hits high on the scales of comedy and romance, with just a dollop of dramatic reality. It's almost as if he were playing, well, real life." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 26, 2007
2.5/4 90% Punk's Not Dead (2007) " Even the title sounds like a hardheaded comeback to a proclamation nobody made." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3.5/4 93% Blame It on Fidel (La Faute a Fidel) (2006) " Blame it on Fidel! is a knowing lesson in film and history that often makes its serious point with a dose of wise humor." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 19, 2007
1.5/4 26% The Final Season (2007) " Perhaps if Disney had gotten their hands on it, The Final Season would have gotten the spitball polish it needs." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 12, 2007
3/4 81% Great World of Sound (2007) " A quiet, clever and sometimes moving film about an unusual grifting lifestyle." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 5, 2007
3.5/4 100% Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007) " If you want to see something that just screams, 'Oh, wow!,' this latest IMAX 3-D feature is better than a lifelong angler's best fish story." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 5, 2007
2/4 29% Trade (2007) " Trade has telegraphed the most sordid examples of the international child sex trade into a small, somewhat exploitative thriller." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2.5/4 63% King of California (2007) " This is a strong effort by first time writer/director Mike Cahill that will keep you bemused for its idiosyncratic voice." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/4 28% The Game Plan (2007) " As polished and innocuous as a spin around the park on Dumbo." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 28, 2007
3.5/4 95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007) " If you've never heard of Pete Seeger or if you've known him all your life, see this film. Walking out, you might just be ready to put the world together." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/4 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) " It's all rather messy in lots of ways. Fortunately the appealing presence and physical comedy of Cook and Fogler fill a lot of holes that would otherwise just be dirty ditches." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3.5/4 81% Fong juk (Exiled) (2006) " The finale is a slow-motion tour de force that blends style, elegance and nuance of character in showers of blood." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 14, 2007
3.5/4 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) " Jaw-dropping only hints at the reaction to the intricately staged fights, especially a shootout between Smith and a dozen or so villains as they step out of a jet and plummet toward Earth sans parachutes." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 7, 2007
2/4 33% Self Medicated (2006) " It's just a little too simplistic and not a very compelling story." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/4 20% Death Sentence (2007) " It's got style to burn and is more gruesome that any schlock-horror gorefest." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/4 79% You're Gonna Miss Me (2007) " Like any good documentary, this one releases information slowly and sometimes with startling abruptness." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2.5/4 13% September Dawn (2007) " Religious and thematic issues aside, September Dawn is well-crafted as a revisionist Western with a message." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " The trifling delights of Mr. Bean's Holiday come to a thundering crescendo during the movie's last 10 minutes in a sequence which almost reaches the enchanting heights of Monsieur Hulot's Holiday." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 79% Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) " More horrific than any tale from the crypt Hollywood could conceive." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2/4 25% El Cantante (2007) " El Cantante has nerve but can't follow through on the edginess of its intentions." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 3, 2007
1/4 9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) " Others who watch with more sense than adoration will likely be dumbfounded by the venal messages of pettiness and possession that the movie honors above all else." — Seattle Times
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " Ultimately, Live Free or Die Hard so completely slacks our jaw and so successfully suspends our disbelief that the highest praise goes to the crew of first-class technicians who pulled it off." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 26, 2007
3/4 78% 1408 (2007) " A genuinely disturbing and ingenious piece of horror that's as much a brainteaser as it is a feast of visual creativity." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3.5/4 44% Angel-A (2005) " Luc Besson returns to his roots in this delightful, funny and stylish fantasy. Shot in gloriously crisp black and white, it's also a bit of a throwback to the French New Wave for its technique and dazzling location vignettes across Paris." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2.5/4 83% Steel City (2007) " It's not always a success, but the ensemble actors are fine at fleshing out purposely underwritten roles." — Seattle Times
Posted Jun 1, 2007
3/4 61% Bug (2006) " Bug may not be a big deal, but it is a sublime and remarkably disturbing small deal that pays and demands close attention." — Seattle Times
Posted May 25, 2007
3.5/4 94% Away from Her (2007) " Superb, from its subtle atmospheres to its fine performances. Julie Christie is exquisite as ever purveying the spirit of a woman whose radiance remains even as it dims like the glow of sunset on a snowbound lake." — Seattle Times
Posted May 11, 2007
3/4 57% The Hip Hop Project (2006) " First-time director Matt Ruskin is a skilled documentarian; he releases information gradually so the narrative develops in an organic fashion that is consistently engaging." — Seattle Times
Posted May 11, 2007
0.5/4 19% The Ex (2007) " Depending upon your perspective, The Ex is either too offensive to be funny or too stupid to be offensive." — Seattle Times
Posted May 11, 2007
2.5/4 67% Everything's Gone Green (2007) " Too many cute anecdotes prevent it from rising above the throwaway ethos the real Generation X left behind nearly a decade ago when it abruptly got over itself." — Seattle Times
Posted May 4, 2007
1/4 15% The Condemned (2007) " [You'd be] better off waiting for the DVD to enjoy this torpid turkey, which is probably how it should have debuted anyway." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3.5/4 92% Journey From the Fall (2007) " A first-rate cast, script, committed director and physical production that burns with authenticity make Journey From the Fall affecting history for all who wish to avoid the doom of forgetting its lesson." — Seattle Times
Posted Apr 20, 2007
3/4 88% Islander (2007) " A noble entry into the real world of timeless and truly independent American cinema." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 30, 2007
2.5/4 15% What Love Is (2008) " It could be that What Love Is is what lovers of either gender can like, thanks to equal parts misogynistic machismo and locker-room girl talk, all of it tied together with just a little bit of cozy romantic reality." — Seattle Times
Posted Mar 23, 2007
3.5/4 35% Reno 911!: Miami (2007) " It's a pure delight that the show's genius performance troupe has assembled one of the highest-concept, lowest-brow, most uproarious movie debuts since the surprise sensation of last year's cable crossover Borat." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 23, 2007
3.5/4 84% Breach (2007) " One of the best elements of this lean, tense and coolly believable story about the internal hunt for FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen is how its visual style and dearth of formulaic structural ingredients run counter to almost any other spy movie." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 16, 2007
3.5/4 91% The Italian (2007) " First-time feature director Andrei Kravchuk infuses the entire atmosphere with a formal neorealist haze that is squalid and striking." — Seattle Times
Posted Feb 2, 2007
2/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) " There's barely anything new in this well-designed, prettily shot piece of fluff hewn from the realm of tragic-comic romance immemorial." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 26, 2007
3/4 82% Linda Linda Linda (2005) " It's the kind of high-school movie about kids and music that Hollywood would never be able to capture with such intimacy, nuance and restraint." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 12, 2007
3/4 44% The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2006) " It is a bold step into a mainstream realm for its ancient fablelike theme, agile storytelling, magnificent design and sure grasp of long-form narrative structure." — Seattle Times
Posted Jan 12, 2007
2.5/4 49% We Are Marshall (2006) " A series of montage and anecdotal vignettes follows as they recruit a whole new team, learn lessons from the catastrophe, lose and then win, with plenty of sentimentality sprinkled over the whole thing." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 22, 2006
2/4 —— Say I Do (2006) " Largely relying on improvisation, the movie is nicely characterized and moves along at a good clip, but without quite enough laughs or tearful moments to keep up with the concept." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 8, 2006
1.5/4 88% Mutual Appreciation (2006) " Just because it's like real life doesn't mean it's inherently interesting." — Seattle Times
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3/4 54% Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006) " A daft, often uproarious rock opera that may become a cult favorite." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 23, 2006
0.5/4 6% Deck the Halls (2006) " Looking for some early holiday cheer? Look at anything but Deck the Halls." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 22, 2006
3.5/4 72% Flushed Away (2006) " Fans of Wallace and Gromit may be puzzled by a visual disconnect in Flushed Away. They will certainly, however, be delighted by the unrelenting whimsy and fast-paced gags of a story that never slows down to think about where it's going next." — Seattle Times
Posted Nov 3, 2006
3.5/4 92% La demoiselle d'honneur (The Bridesmaid) (2004) " At age 76 with 54 films to his credit, Chabrol can do little wrong and pretty much whatever he likes." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 27, 2006
3/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) " An energetic and grandly entertaining tribute to a short-lived period of early-'80s punk rock." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 20, 2006
1.5/4 45% Nearing Grace (2005) " Moral dilemmas faced by immature teens is fine fare for young-adult fiction, but a movie that wants them to be taken as something bigger needs better management than Nearing Grace can provide." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2/4 60% Love Is the Drug (Addicted to Her Love) (2006) " It's almost impossible to identify with any of these kids, even Jonah, whose motives seem so worthless and whose behavior turns so unpleasantly erratic." — Seattle Times
Posted Oct 6, 2006
1/4 13% Facing the Giants (2006) " Those looking for an evening's diversion will find it an amateur exercise that has the feel of a film-school project." — Seattle Times
Posted Sep 29, 2006
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