Tor Thorsen

Tor Thorsen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Reel.com
Total Reviews:
295

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 295
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) " An unholy union between saccharine holiday sentiment, gross-out comedy, and fourth-rate animation." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 26, 2002
2.5/4 57% Die Another Day (2002) " When it's good, it's very good, but when it's bad, it's awful." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 21, 2002
2.5/4 25% Friday After Next (2002) " A Christmas Story it's not, but there are worse ways you could spend your holi-daze in the 'hood." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 21, 2002
2.5/4 67% Interview With the Assassin (2002) " More of an intriguing curiosity than a gripping thriller." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 15, 2002
2.5/4 3% Half Past Dead (2002) " Has enough gun battles and throwaway humor to cover up the yawning chasm where the plot should be." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 15, 2002
3.5/4 76% 8 Mile (2002) " If Juice gave you an appreciation for spinning vinyl, 8 Mile will put you in awe of the art of rhyme." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 7, 2002
2/4 55% The Santa Clause 2 - The Mrs. Clause (2002) " The Santa Clause 2's plot may sound like it was co-written by Mattel executives and lobbyists for the tinsel industry." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 31, 2002
1.5/4 15% I Spy (2002) " If you thought Enron's power-supply manipulation was a waste of energy, wait until you see I-Spy." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 31, 2002
2.5/4 33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) " If you dock Demme points for inconsistent tone, you have to give him extra credit for originality." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 25, 2002
1.5/4 51% Paid in Full (2002) " Bottom-rung New Jack City wannabe." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 25, 2002
1.5/4 14% Ghost Ship (2002) " Combining quick-cut editing and a blaring heavy metal much of the time, Beck seems to be under the illusion that he's shooting the latest System of a Down video." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 24, 2002
2.5/4 25% Formula 51 (The 51st State) (2002) " While it's nice to watch a movie that hasn't been focus-grouped into tedium, Yu's cinematic alchemy produces nearly as much lead as gold." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 17, 2002
3/4 64% Below (2002) " A solidly seaworthy chiller." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 11, 2002
2/4 20% Knockaround Guys (2002) " Aan opportunity wasted." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
3.5/4 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) " For the most part, it's a work of incendiary genius, steering clear of knee-jerk reactions and quick solutions." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
2.5/4 53% The Transporter (2002) " With stars and action like this, a coherent story would be nice, but it's not necessary." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
4/4 92% Bloody Sunday (2002) " Few films have captured the chaos of an urban conflagration with such fury, and audience members will leave feeling as shaken as Nesbitt's Cooper looks when the bullets stop flying." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 3, 2002
2/4 54% Welcome to Collinwood (2002) " Despite some comic sparks, Welcome to Collinwood never catches fire." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 3, 2002
2/4 43% Wasabi (2001) " One minute, you think you're watching a serious actioner; the next, it's as though clips from The Pink Panther Strikes Again and/or Sailor Moon have been spliced in." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 2, 2002
2/4 22% The Tuxedo (2002) " The film is Jackie Chan's Flubber, a middling would-be kiddie comedy with the all of originality focus-grouped out of it and replaced by special-effects gimmickry." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 27, 2002
3/4 72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) " Provided you buy its central premise -- namely, that all the characters go crazy-eight bonkers -- this taut little Euro-thriller will offer up some insidious psychological suspense." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 20, 2002
3/4 41% The Four Feathers (2002) " A compelling yarn, but not quite a ripping one." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 20, 2002
1.5/4 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) " For a shoot-'em-up, Ballistic is oddly lifeless." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 20, 2002
3.5/4 97% Spirited Away (2001) " This instant classic spins a web that will snare anyone with an imagination." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 19, 2002
4/4 76% Igby Goes Down (2002) " In its depiction of wayward souls trying to find their place on the planet, Igby Goes Down rings truer than any other film this year." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 13, 2002
2.5/4 82% Barbershop (2002) " The banter between Calvin and his fellow barbers feels like a streetwise McLaughlin Group ... and never fails to entertain." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 13, 2002
2/4 9% Stealing Harvard (2002) " To get to the comic gold in Stealing Harvard, you have to sift through a lot of gravel." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 12, 2002
2.5/4 14% Swimfan (2002) " On the surface, the film is played straight, with sustained tension and effective frights. But the director has done his research, and fills every scene with a subversive humor that's 100% pure imitation Hitchcock." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 6, 2002
3/4 48% City by the Sea (2002) " If you ignore the cliches and concentrate on City by the Sea's interpersonal drama, it ain't half-bad." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 5, 2002
1/4 3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " Summer's far too fleeting to squander on offal like this." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 29, 2002
4/4 99% Metropolis (1927) " Although many shots are out of focus (face it, movie cameras were still evolving in 1927), some scenes look like they could have been shot last week, which makes Lang's achievement all the more awe-inspiring." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 23, 2002
2/4 48% Undisputed (2002) " Despite solid turns from Snipes and Rhames, the only thing undisputable about this film is its lack of excitement." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 22, 2002
2/4 5% Serving Sara (2002) " A supposed neo-screwball romp that ends up feeling like an episode of Friends set in Texas crossed with an Estee Lauder shoot." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 22, 2002
1.5/4 5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) " There's certainly no intelligent life down here." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 17, 2002
3/4 61% Blue Crush (2002) " Down deep, the film is just a surfer-chick coming-of-age tale, albeit one awash with likeable characters and unforced drama." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 15, 2002
2.5/4 48% XXX (2002) " Despite its detriments, xXx is entertaining -- mostly for one reason: Diesel." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 9, 2002
2/4 53% Blood Work (2002) " Remember back when thrillers actually thrilled? When the twist endings were actually surprising? When the violence actually shocked? When the heroes were actually under 40? Sadly, as Blood Work proves, that was a long, long time ago." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 8, 2002
0/4 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) " A comedic train wreck that could very well make Carvey the next Joe Piscopo." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 1, 2002
1/4 23% Who is Cletis Tout? (2002) " Perhaps the most annoying thing about Who Is Cletis Tout? is that it's a crime movie made by someone who obviously knows nothing about crime." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) " Goldmember is the most jumbled of the Powers films, but it's also the funniest." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 25, 2002
3/4 60% K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) " K-19: The Widowmaker is derivative, overlong, and bombastic -- yet surprisingly entertaining." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 18, 2002
1/4 12% Halloween - Resurrection (2002) " If this is the resurrection of the Halloween franchise, it would have been better off dead." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 15, 2002
3/4 81% Road to Perdition (2002) " Compared with most big-studio releases this summer, Perdition is quality cinema. Trouble is, it should've been one of the great gangster movies." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 12, 2002
2.5/4 40% Reign of Fire (2002) " With its campy acting and absurd plot flavorings, the film feels like a cult-classic B-movie with state-of-the-art production values." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 11, 2002
2/4 10% Juwanna Mann (2002) " A tedious parable about honesty and good sportsmanship." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 21, 2002
3/4 40% Some Body (2001) " Bennett's naturalistic performance speaks volumes more truth than any 'reality' show, and anybody contemplating their own drastic life changes should watch Some Body first." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
3.5/4 92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) " Seeing how 99% of movies are designed to keep you on your keester, you have to respect one that inspires you to get off your ever-widening behind and do something real." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
2.5/4 72% Enigma (2002) " A handsome but unfulfilling suspense drama more suited to a quiet evening on PBS than a night out at an AMC." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
4/4 89% Trainspotting (1996) " If the essence of Generation X's journey from restless youth to semiproductive maturity could be encapsulated into one film, it would be Trainspotting." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
3.5/4 82% The Believer (2002) " Gosling's spellbinding performance makes Danny's journey irresistible." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 15, 2002
2.5/4 71% Gangster No. 1 (2000) " The most brilliant and brutal UK crime film since Jack Carter went back to Newcastle, the first half of Gangster No. 1 drips with style and, at times, blood." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 14, 2002
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