Terry Lawson

Terry Lawson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Detroit Free Press , Miami Herald
Critics' Group:
Broadcast Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1307

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1307
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 86% When the Road Bends...tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2007) " The emphasis remains on the personal stories of the players themselves who, for all their backstage squabbling, identify more with each other than any of the countries in which they've settled." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/4 93% This Is England (2007) " A hard-fisted punch of reality based on the filmmaker's experiences growing up in England's Midlands in 1983." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/4 85% 2 Days in Paris (2007) " Delpy does the old-[Woody] Allen thing a lot better than most, and does for Paris what Allen did for Manhattan, making it look newly romantic even to those who have lived there all their lives." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/4 20% Death Sentence (2007) " Death Sentence has a crude, naturalistic style that fails to disguise the fact that its twists and turns become increasingly preposterous." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 31, 2007
3/4 67% The 11th Hour (2007) " It benefits the most by providing good advice and an abundance of well-considered ideas from forward thinkers of all stripes and persuasions who refuse to give up hope." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2/4 70% Molière (2007) " Director and cowriter Laurent Tirard are clearly under the sway of Shakespeare in Love, but the talented Duris is miscast as the wily Moliere, and Moliere has none of Shakespeare's giddy charm." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 84% Rocket Science (2007) " Rocket Science is not a revelation on the lines of Thompson's Spellbound, one of the great convergences of luck and the ability to make the most of it. But it does suggest that Blitz and Thompson have futures worth investing in." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2/4 16% Illegal Tender (2007) " A cohesive story is an afterthought in yet another gangster movie that pretends to denounce violence and materialism while so obviously reveling in it." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2/4 59% Resurrecting the Champ (2007) " In Lurie's Resurrecting the Champ, about the only cliché missing is somebody barking 'Get me rewrite!' into a Bakelite pay phone." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
2/4 13% September Dawn (2007) " It turns a complicated story of religious bigotry and paranoia, with visitations from God, self-appointed prophets and 'divine' instruction into a dry history lesson." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) " The Nanny Diaries has been rendered unexpectedly enjoyable and engaging by good casting and performances, and superior writing and direction." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " A throwback to silent movie clowns." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 24, 2007
3/4 95% No End in Sight (2007) " Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable..." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 17, 2007
1/4 19% The Invasion (2007) " There have been two official remakes of Invasion, and both tapped into the original's fear and dread of a society subverted by the others. This one taps only into that part of the brain that shuts down when confronted with witless tedium." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 17, 2007
2/4 60% Arctic Tale (2007) " Arctic Tale does afford us some beautiful landscape cinematography and up-close looks at creatures in the wild..." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 17, 2007
3/4 88% Superbad (2007) " The unrelenting Judd Apatow stamp on movie comedy continues with Superbad, which is recognizably in the same hilariously vulgar vein." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 16, 2007
2/4 57% Interview (2007) " Interview feels more like a lab experiment/tribute than a committed, personal drama, leaving us with the sense that Buscemi wanted to feel more connected to this material than he actually did." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/4 76% Stardust (2007) " Even if it is not as smart and emotionally affecting as MirrorMask it will alert moviegoers to the talent of Gaiman -- a storyteller for the ages." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2/4 18% Rush Hour 3 (2007) " Brett Ratner, the great refusnik of all the A-list, big-budget action film directors, sticks steadfastly to formula." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 9, 2007
1/4 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " Owes more to the third or fourth sequel to Meatballs and other character-building summer-camp comedies than it does to Daddy Day Care, with neither director Fred Savage or the writers inclined to come up with a single original idea." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 8, 2007
2/4 25% El Cantante (2007) " Lavoe was a gifted and original singer and song interpreter, but this film is unlikely to spread the word." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/4 40% Hot Rod (2007) " Director Akiva Schaffer apparently thinks that by adding stupid stunts to the formula, Hot Rod also can attract the Jackass crowd." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/4 94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " The third chapter in the globe-trotting -- more like globe-speeding, actually -- saga of Jason Bourne, a.k.a. the Spy With No Memory, is easily the best of the three." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/4 70% Black Sheep (2006) " Anyone lacking a taste for red meat will likely say bah to the one-joke juiciness of Black Sheep, but ovine enthusiasts will be licking their chops." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 3, 2007
2/4 57% Becoming Jane (2007) " Explains Austen's art simply and neatly: too simply, in fact, to do justice to such a brilliant observer of social manners and hypocrisies and weaver of complex, romantic moral tales." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Aug 3, 2007
3/4 75% My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2007) " You'll laugh, but you may also be counting your friends on your fingers when you leave." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
2/4 82% Talk to Me (2007) " he mood shifts awkwardly from broad comedy to melodrama and social commentary." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3/4 90% Rescue Dawn (2007) " The performances here are as excellent as they are unnerving." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
75% Sunshine (2007) " Sunshine, if a fireball, is one that warns us yet again of the danger of flying too close to the sun." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) " A movie as incomprehensible as it exploitive. It winds its way to a climax that is almost stunning in its stupidity." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3/4 41% No Reservations (2007) " In the same way that leftover food sometimes tastes better warmed over, No Reservations is a more enjoyable film than the 2001 German film on which it is based, Mostly Martha." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 27, 2007
3/4 90% The Simpsons Movie (2007) " Go on, sucker, buy your ticket." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 26, 2007
2/4 53% David & Layla (2007) " There is nothing poetic about it." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3/4 91% Hairspray (2007) " It is the most deliriously enjoyable movie in a summer that hasn't been exactly packed with old-fashioned moviegoing pleasure." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3/4 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) " Keith Thompson's screenplay is clever and ensures that every character is well-rounded and recognizably human." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3/4 54% Eagle vs. Shark (2007) " So the only real argument I can make for Eagle vs. Shark, a stupid-absurdist comedy from New Zealand, is that I laughed a lot, often despite myself, and that while I might not be able to wholly justify it, I can mount a questionable defense." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
2/4 45% Brooklyn Rules (2007) " ...Winter's coming-of-age-in-the-1980s saga is content to rewalk the same mean streets, never ducking into one alley or back room we haven't visited." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
1/4 9% Captivity (2007) " One has to worry about a world where there is a constant appetite for films like this one." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3/4 62% Joshua (2007) " An unnerving thriller that has a lot more on its maniacal mind than giving us the willies." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
3/4 79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) " There is a lot of story here, complex and compelling." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 10, 2007
3/4 96% Triad Election (Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai) (2007) " This remains a well-crafted genre movie, and one that promises further developments in its final scene." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 6, 2007
3/4 57% Transformers (2007) " An unexpected summer surprise. Not only is it full of way-cool machinery, epic robot fights and mind-dazzling effects, it also has more than its quotient of actual wit and fun." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jul 2, 2007
3/4 92% Sicko (2007) " Moore could open a lot of eyes with Sicko but as the song says, we don't need another hero, especially one self-proclaimed." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 29, 2007
3/4 96% Ratatouille (2007) " Ratatouille has its heart, and its head, in this effort to serve up something unique and satisfying." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 29, 2007
1/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " If this is living free, you might consider pulling the plug." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 26, 2007
3/4 78% You Kill Me (2007) " Who knew there was such a high burnout rate in hit men? And who knew they suffered from so many varieties of treatable neuroses? And who knew they were such amusing guys?" — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3/4 72% Golden Door (2007) " Turns an old story into something completely new." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3/4 31% Wet Hot American Summer (2001) " Have a good summer." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3/4 78% 1408 (2007) " You would assume that Stephen King had wrung about all the neurosis that could be squeezed from the haunted-writer theme in Secret Window, Misery and, most famously, The Shining. You would, however, be wrong -- dead wrong." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 22, 2007
4/4 79% A Mighty Heart (2007) " A movie as rich in detail as it is in emotion, with both driven deeper by the intensely intimate filmmaking style of Michael Winterbottom." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 22, 2007
3/4 78% Crazy Love (2007) " ... Crazy Love is something less than artful, while being completely compelling in its attempt to comprehend the incomprehensible." — Detroit Free Press
Posted Jun 15, 2007
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