Thomas Delapa

Thomas Delapa

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Publications:
Boulder Weekly
Total Reviews:
1333
Total QuickRatings:
548

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 98% Taxi Driver (1976) " Get in and take a nightmare ride on perhaps Scorsese's best picture, the story of Vietnam vet Travis Bickle's fight to win the woman of his dreams in the seedy Big Apple." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2007
2.5/4 60% 300 (2007) " By Zeus, where do I sign up for the Crusades?" — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2007
1/4 93% Gwoemul (The Host) (2007) " Can 93% of American movie critics be wrong? On the soft and squishy Rotten Tomatoes website, an amazing 70 out of 75 critics gave a thumbs up to The Host, a hokey South Korean monster movie that makes Godzilla look like The Godfather." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 15, 2007
2.5/4 70% Dick (1999) " Now the truth is out there: Deep Throat was actually two giggly teenage girls who stepped into Nixon's dirty tricks during their jobs as Official White House Dog Walkers." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
3/4 88% The Thing from Another World (1951) " Rather than Nyby, producer Howard Hawks is often credited for the direction of this sci-fi landmark, which features Hollywood's first space-age monster in a decade invaded by Cold War-era aliens." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
1.5/4 14% Wild Hogs (2007) " This bumpy buddy comedy stays in low gear for almost its entire journey. ... As the leader of a pack of redneck bikers, hammy Ray Liotta is so nasty, even his tattoos have a record." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
2/4 66% Black Snake Moan (2007) " And the Oscar for Best Performance in Her Underwear goes to ... Christina Ricci, playing a pint-sized Jezebel who gets a spiritual wedgie from a half-crazed, blues-singing black man named Lazarus." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
2.5/4 93% The Lives of Others (2006) " Though likely cathartic for his countrymen, Donnersmarck's airing of German dirty laundry could have used more agitation." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
3/4 89% Zodiac (2007) " From Dragnet to Cops, pop culture loves to enforce the myth that the police always get their man. In a sign of our skeptical times, Zodiac reverses the equation: It's the bad guy who gets the police." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Mar 5, 2007
1.5/4 8% The Number 23 (2007) " There are any number of ways to scare audiences, but numerology isn't one of them, especially if nothing else in the movie adds up." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2007
1.5/4 8% Gray Matters (2007) " Is she or isn't she? Only her screenwriter knows for sure." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2007
2/4 70% Amazing Grace (2007) " Chimes in for freedom, but rarely hits the high notes." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2007
1/4 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) " The motto of the brothers Polish must be, 'If you plant a cornball drama in Texas, they will come.'" — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2007
1.5/4 84% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) " In a story that supposedly sings the praises of the power of imagination, you'd think Csupo and his writers could dream up a better ending than the downbeat one that Paterson so tactlessly tacks on" — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 15, 2007
2/4 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) " An off-Broadway melody that doesn't always stay in key." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 15, 2007
1/4 5% Because I Said So (2007) " The only time Keaton is tolerable is when she's not saying anything at all, the result of laryngitis." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2007
1/4 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) " In this trashy Tarantino rip-off, I smell audience burn-out." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2007
2/4 55% Seraphim Falls (2007) " After a roaring opening hour, Van Acken settles for a parched ending that's the Old West equivalent to "Can't we all get along?"" — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2007
1/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) " The star of TV's Alias, Garner would have been wise to use a false name." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2007
2.5/4 84% This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) " Dick bares the graphic inconsistencies in the Hollywood ratings game, especially when it comes to the great divide between violence (bring it on) and sex (don't take it off)." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2007
1/4 96% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) " ... a maze of naive politics and gruesome brutality. It's no more about Franco's Spain than a can of Franco-American spaghetti is about Italian food." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2007
2.5/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) " The Rising Sun flip-side of Flags of Our Fathers, Letters deserves a salute for its profiles in Japanese courage. P.S. It's still stamped with Eastwood's flogging of the moral high ground." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2007
1.5/4 33% The Good German (2007) " Achtung: Can you say 'It's Berlin, Jake' in German?" — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 22, 2007
3/4 83% Thirteen Days (2000) " An unblinking chronicle of the world on the eve of destruction." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2007
2/4 69% Freedom Writers (2007) " Gee whiz, if Swank taught in the typical American school, there'd be no child left behind. They'd all be polishing apples and asking for homework." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2007
1.5/4 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) " Cursed by a threadbare plot that's unraveled by the computer-germinated special effects ... Equally over the top, so to speak, is all the female cleavage jiggling through the palace." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2007
.5/4 55% Alpha Dog (2007) " All the overacting from the white boyz in the hood is nothing compared to the final speech from Sharon Stone, the alpha and omega of bad Hollywood actresses." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 15, 2007
3/4 94% The Warriors (1979) " OK, it's not Greek tragedy, but it is based (loosely) on Xenophon, so there." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 9, 2007
3/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) " Oscar voters, take note: Notes on a Scandal contains two of the best female performances of 2006." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 9, 2007
1.5/4 93% Children of Men (2006) " Yes, kids, Children of Men is one of those bleakly futuristic "In a World" movies, a genre that's constantly reproducing itself in the semi-infantile world of adult movies." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 9, 2007
3/4 86% Mouchette (1967) " This 81-minute ode is as good an introduction as any to the French director's work. In our MTV age, Bresson's films stand as a stark reminder of cinema's ascetic aesthetic." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2007
2.5/4 58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) " Call him Jack the Sniffer." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2007
3/4 74% The Painted Veil (2006) " A rich and resounding picture of love lost and regained ... 2006's most romantic movie." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2007
1.5/4 44% Night at the Museum (2006) " ...all the warmth of an Ice Age fossil." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Jan 3, 2007
2/4 92% Volver (2006) " Once Almodovar gets all the nasty men out of the picture, he's free to create his utopia of women, whose chronic widowhood must have been achieved by boring their husbands to death." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2.5/4 49% We Are Marshall (2006) " When McG gets to the big-game finale, he fumbles big-time, going for a deflating victory at the expense of emotional truth." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
1.5/4 78% Dreamgirls (2006) " Nightmare on 42nd Street ... Dreamgirls may have wowed Broadway with its ersatz Supremes hits, but it only made me want to yell, "Stop, in the name of love!" in my Diana Ross wig." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
3.5/4 —— Simpsons - The Complete Second Season (2002) " Since its premiere in 1989, cartoonist Matt Groening's bratty and brilliant brainchild has been the greatest reason to curl up on the couch and drink a Duff beer, especially since the demise of Seinfeld." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
1.5/4 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) " You've heard of the Rumble in the Jungle? This sequel is the Viagra-enhanced Fiasco in Nevada." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2.5/4 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) " Given Hollywood's long resume, you have figure that Gardner's elusive pursuit isn't likely to end in unhappiness, however you spell it. The ending is as predictable as, well, Will Smith getting a job in the next Men in Black sequel." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2.5/4 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) " An impeccably designed production, The Good Shepherd shoots for greatness and almost gets there. The secret is out: It's just too darn long." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2/4 16% Eragon (2006) " The special effects are the tail wagging the dragon in this sword-and-sorcery fantasy, which may put a spell on kids, despite a dull hero and skimpy storyline." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
2/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) " Despite all of Winick's best efforts to Disneyfy the bearded Charlotte, she still looks alarmingly like an eight-legged beatnik." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 26, 2006
1.5/4 47% The Holiday (2006) " Despite the honeyed charms of its female leads, the 138-minute Holiday wears out its welcome ... When Diaz meets Law's cloyingly adorable two girls, it's like choking to death on a saccharine candy cane." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 11, 2006
2.5/4 62% Blood Diamond (2006) " DiCaprio may not be the king of the world, but he is the king of this flawed and semi-precious movie." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 11, 2006
2.5/4 65% Apocalypto (2006) " Gibson's ancient Mayan version of The Most Dangerous Game played with clubs and spears ... While Gibson and Farhad Safinia's script begins as an anthropological saga, it brutally evolves into a Darwinian gospel according to Mel." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 11, 2006
2.5/4 85% La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991) " If Kieslowski's overarching metaphors about Weronika/Veronique seem strained, Jacob's sensuous and delicately nuanced performance will double your pleasure." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2006
1/4 32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) " Shainberg's fictive biopic is to Arbus what The Agony and the Ecstasy was to Michelangelo. Accent on the agony." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2006
2/4 38% The Nativity Story (2006) " Call me a Scrooge, but director Catherine Hardwicke's rendition of Silent Night, Holy Night plays like a dirge." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Dec 4, 2006
2.5/4 51% The Fountain (2006) " The Fountain may fill your cup as the year's most mystical movie experience. But I make no promises that you'll feel any younger." — Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2006
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