Uri Lessing

Uri Lessing

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Biography:
Uri Lessing lives, works and writes in Waterville Maine.
Favorites:
Once Upon a Time in the West Russian Ark Tron
Publications:
eFilmCritic.com , www.kcactive.com
Critics' Group:
Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
119

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 119
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/5 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " ...homosexual characters in romantic comedies serve the same role that Eunuchs did in the ancient Middle East:nonsexual good listeners who exist to assist hapless rich women." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 29, 2005
4/5 —— Harvie Krumpet (2004) " ...a wonderfully irreverent animated film that follows an odd immigrant from birth to the final chapter in his life." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 5% Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie (Yûgiô: Gekijô-ban) (2004) " Yu-Gi-Oh translates from the Japanese into 'Intense migraine in elders.'" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 60% Wimbledon (2004) " Do we really need to see another film where a gorgeous, talented and desired American woman is whisked away by a stammering insecure British man with an inner monologue?" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 23% Van Helsing (2004) " Writer and director Stephen Sommers is less interested in developing the characters and more interested in smashing them into things." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 54% Troy (2004) " Troy condenses Homer's ten-year war into a couple of months." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 19% Thunderbirds (2004) " The acting is (pardon the pun) wooden." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 61% The Terminal (2004) " The Terminal's conclusion was as awkward and aloof as O'Hare Airport in December." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 77% Team America - World Police (2004) " So what if the political satire is as thin as wax paper?...In the end, the gleeful action, absurd silliness and crude pleasures outweigh the film's weaknesses." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) " ...asks the audience to endure three times as much frenetic potty humor, repetitive jokes and screechy voice acting as they are used to. The result is exhausting. " — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 15% Sleepover (2004) " How many 14-year-old girls do you know who would set up a blind date with a grown-up over the Internet? (Yeah, I found this creepy too.)" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) " ...takes the audience to the Shangra La of Lost Horizons, the undersea world of... 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and straight to King Kong's Skull Island." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 96% Sideways (2004) " ...a leisurely paced film about introspection, neurosis and finding tranquility." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) " ...as logical and giddy as a second grade classroom." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) " ...recognizes that it's okay to present scariness, gloominess and sadness, as long as you present strong, pure hearted children whose inherent cleverness cuts through it all." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 48% Saw (2004) " If the film had contained more scenes of intensity and less action, gore, twists and shocks, maybe it could have been a classic of the genre." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 56% The Polar Express (2013) " How many kids do you know who would find comfort in a homeless ghost who drinks his own sock juice?" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 55% Ocean's Twelve (2004) " ...the only way [Bernie Mac and Eddie Izzard's] talent could have been less showcased is if they had been assigned to carpentry duty." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 52% The Notebook (2004) " ... one gets the sense that director Nick Cassevetes and writer Jan Sardi would spray the audience with teargas if they could." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 96% Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) " ...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 40% Ladder 49 (2004) " ...has about the same amount of depth as an article from 'Boy's Life.'" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 58% I, Robot (2004) " If you are looking for proof that Hollywood has completely run out of ideas, check out I, Robot." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 97% The Incredibles (2004) " ...the real secret to Pixar's greatness lies not in the animation, but in their wonderful choice of stories that appeal to both children and parents." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) " ...this film is dreadful! Horrible! Terrible! Aaaarrggghhh!" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 15% Garfield - The Movie (2004) " The strongest messages for adults are that we should purchase and consume...Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and dash off to Petco for all of our kitty's litter and chow needs." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 86% Garden State (2004) " The film manages to be delightfully offbeat while simultaneously providing weight and depth." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 81% Friday Night Lights (2004) " Friday Night Lights is a film about football, but it shares more in common with films from the horror genre than with its predecessors." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 31% The Forgotten (2004) " Not since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier has there been such a stupid omnipotent force." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
0/5 11% Exorcist - The Beginning (2004) " One would think studios would shy away from this dead horse; I guess the power of crap compels them." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 67% The Door in the Floor (2004) " [Jeff Bridges] struts around like a peacock trapped in a burning house..." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 69% Criminal (2004) " Like Richard Widmark, [John C. Reilly] is an excellent character actor who can convey both likeability and pathetical desperation simultaneously." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 86% Collateral (2004) " How does director Michael Mann capture urban twilight so well?" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) " ...a brilliant examination of the nature of the modern encounter." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 68% Closer (2004) " ...directors like Peter Greenaway and Mike Leigh have examined sexual politics and cruelty with results that are significantly more profound." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 55% Cellular (2004) " ...a great way to release some urban angst." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) " At times, it's a bit too much like watching the Zapruder film, but... it keeps the audience sharp by forcing them to search for clues and stay focused on the action." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 31% Breakin' All the Rules (2004) " ...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 95% The Big Animal (2006) " Kieslowski has written a film about how people, when confronting something new, often react with anger and even vengeance." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
5/5 95% Before Sunset (2004) " The dialogue captivates without ever feeling forced or cinematic..." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 31% Around the World in 80 Days (2004) " It's ironic that this film is less about traveling and more about beating the crap out of people all over the world." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 28% Around the Bend (2004) " ...in many ways the softer scenes have more punch to them than any of the emotional confrontations or dramatic revelations" — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/5 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) " ...somehow Will Farrell manages to hold the whole mess together." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 26% Anacondas - The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) " The character development is as thin as shed snakeskin." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 49% Alfie (2004) " ...what we have here is a good old-fashioned exploitation flick disguised as high art." — www.kcactive.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
1/5 48% Bad News Bears (2005) " ...Bad News Bears pitifully attempts to draw laughter from its audience by parading cussing and sassy children in front of the screen like obscene little parrots." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 22, 2005
1/5 27% Fantastic Four (2005) " Poor Ben Grimm suffers the most tragic fate. He is transformed from the charismatic, brilliant actor Michael Chiklis into a giant prosthetic goofy suit that fools no one." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 7, 2005
4/5 74% War of the Worlds (2005) " The title of the film is misleading. This is not a film about war. This is a movie about extermination." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 29, 2005
3/5 38% Meet The Fockers (2004) " [Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand] seem to have been waiting their whole careers to do unrestrained comedy, and they step into their roles with unparalleled enthusiasm." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2005
2/5 78% A Very Long Engagement (2004) " ...light entertainment, but offers only a shallow insight into war." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2005
1/5 8% White Noise (2005) " White Noise is a lifeless affair that strives to take our money while aggravating and annoying us, a niche already filled by the Rainforest Café." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2005
1/5 13% Hide and Seek (2005) " The 'surprise' ending in Hide and Seek is not only unreasonable, but also downright unoriginal." — eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2005
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