Todd Hertz

Todd Hertz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Biography:
Long long ago in an Illinois town far far away, Todd saw The Empire Strikes Back in a theatre when he was only three years old. Seeing the opening Battle of Hoth--and specifically the frighteningly monstrous AT-ATs--is officially Todd's first memory of life. This set the stage for a lifetime of loving movies, and well, geekiness. Todd is an editor with Ignite Your Faith, a Christian magazine for high school students, a regular film critic for ChristianityTodayMovies.com and a TV critic for Christianity Today magazine.
Publications:
Christianity Today
Total Reviews:
82

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1.5/4 8% The Number 23 (2007) " The Number 23 tries to carry too many themes, fit into too many genres and tell too many stories. Its promise is drowned out by a din of themes, moods and storylines." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 23, 2007
3/4 84% Breach (2007) " While possibly too early to create the needed Oscar buzz for 2008, Cooper deserves to be remembered at this time next year. He's that good." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 19, 2007
2/4 55% Seraphim Falls (2007) " It starts with a bang, but ultimately, the wheels come off this covered wagon." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 26, 2007
3/4 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) " Stoic, simmering and almost film noir, The Good Shepherd creates a very dangerous and intriguing world" — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 22, 2006
3.5/4 95% Casino Royale (2006) " The greatest origin of drama in Casino Royale has nothing do with torture or espionage at all. Instead, it is the drama occurring inside Bond." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 21, 2006
3/4 86% Thank You For Smoking (2006) " The film clearly - and repeatedly - hammers home the point that in our culture, any viewpoint can be defended with the right tactics, regardless of truth or ethics." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2006
1.5/4 33% Stormbreaker (Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) (2006) " Stormbreaker jarringly shifts back-and-forth from real-world believability to Bond-esque suspense-of-disbelief to Boris-and-Natasha goofiness." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 17, 2006
3.5/4 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) " Director Kerry Conran hasn't just mimicked his favorite serials and comic books. He's written a love letter to the full scope of 1930s and '40s films by basically making one." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
2/4 38% The Skeleton Key (2005) " Pretty much what you would expect from the screenwriter of disappointing films such as Scream 3, Reindeer Games and Arlington Road." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
3/4 23% Freedomland (2006) " Not much of this is new territory, but it can be gripping at times." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 11, 2006
2/4 61% Saved! (2004) " Saved! could have been a challenging but affirming movie about the evangelical subculture -- if handled with the same love, acceptance and tolerance it preaches." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 2, 2006
2.5/4 20% Rumor Has It (2005) " The movie shines when allowing the characters to just exist in their world together, without the forced and tired romantic comedy plot weighing on them." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 2, 2006
2.5/4 64% Robots (2005) " A fun ride with plenty of laughs, excitement and touching moments about living out your dreams no matter your make, model or build." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 2, 2006
2.5/4 58% Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) (2006) " Intriguing enough to build hope that the trilogy's next two parts can make this a reverse Matrix saga: A series that becomes more clear and compelling as it goes forward." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2.5/4 40% Nacho Libre (2006) " This is all about Jack Black being Jack Black, funny and well-conceived wrestling action, and catch-you-off-guard comedy. Nacho has all of those things in a headlock." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
3/4 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) " Abrams and Cruise deserve credit for breathing life and heart into a franchise with lots of potential." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2.5/4 83% Mean Girls (2004) " Mean Girls lacks sincerity, and instead acts like any teenage queen bee -- being cruel and picking on the weak -- only to then break its own rules and be hypocritical." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2/4 26% The Legend of Zorro (2005) " We don't really see who Zorro really is. Instead of being the good-hearted peasant turned swash-buckling gentleman, he's often a bungling buffoon." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2/4 —— Left Behind - World at War (2005) " As far as unfortunate cheese and silliness, there are still some gems here." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2.5/4 24% Lady in the Water (2006) " It lacks the heart that made you care when you realized Sixth Sense's secret. It lacks the connection with the characters that made Signs' ending feel so triumphant." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
3.5/4 61% Jarhead (2005) " Thanks to its poignancy and expert crafting, Jarhead could become a classic war drama -- one that speaks for a new era of soldier and worldliness." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
1/4 26% Hoot (2006) " The only highlight is a sequence of outstanding cinematography in Florida's Everglades. Oh, and there's one funny joke. But that doesn't make this film a hoot at all." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
2/4 0% Hangman's Curse (2003) " The film does keep viewers' attention, and has some shining scenes. But it might also leave readers wondering how a pretty good book ended up as a not-so-great movie." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
3/4 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) " Jet Li has to be commended for his performance, playing the full range of this dynamic character well. He makes you care about his character as the film builds to its climax." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 25, 2006
2/4 20% Derailed (2005) " What finally derails the movie is that it thinks it's a lot smarter than it is." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 22, 2006
2.5/4 29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) " Like the heat on Crematoria, little is fleshed out. But I suppose it really doesn't matter because -- wow, isn't Riddick cool?" — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 22, 2006
3/4 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) " A funny and sweet adventure for kids and parents, thanks to Burton's ability to stir the imagination and tell a sweepingly charming story." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 11, 2006
4/4 85% Batman Begins (2005) " This is a gritty and smart personal drama more than an action film. And it is what a Batman film always should have been. " — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2006
.5/4 48% Bad News Bears (2005) " I'm not sure why filmmakers think we want to see kids put into dark situations and berated with profanities by Billy Bob Thornton." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 8, 2006
3/4 51% Aquamarine (2006) " The movie scores a major victory in reaching its audience with the all-too-important message that they are fine just the way they are." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 1, 2006
2.5/4 71% Invincible (2006) " A heartstrings-pulling, tear-jerking, inspiring, hopeful drama of guts and determination where people like us overcome big odds to set an example for all those around. " — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 31, 2006
2/4 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) " The film plays like an episode of Saturday Night Live, with the same character tying together various sketches poking fun at Southerners, psychosomatic diseases, NASCAR fans, people who pray, product placement, the French, and sports movies." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 82% Serenity (2005) " Firefly finally has the triumphant finale fans longed for: the excitingly tense, often surprising and even more frequently comical Serenity. Fans will rejoice." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 31, 2006
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