Valerie Kuklenski

Valerie Kuklenski

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Los Angeles Daily News
Total Reviews:
24

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 24 of 24
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 60% Arctic Tale (2007) " Arctic Tale conveys the [environmental] message to kids in an endearing story wrapped around some of the most compelling footage ever captured at the top of the world." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 26, 2007
3.5/4 84% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) " [Director Csupo] succeeds in keeping his main characters well-rooted in their daily lives, and his restraint in creating Terabithia is commendable. With no gratuitous rainbows, elves or unicorns, it somehow is believable." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2007
3/4 100% Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006) " Iraq for Sale is one film with an agenda that maybe everybody can get behind." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 8, 2006
1.5/4 6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) " It's unlikely that anyone from that real family would see himself in the remake starring Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid. It's a story told in extremes, as if there weren't enough comedy potential in 18 kids under one roof." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 23, 2005
2.5/4 93% Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) " The documentary compiles a wide array of corporate offenses." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2005
1.5/4 5% Christmas with the Kranks (2004) " There are some funny moments... But they are too few." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 24, 2004
2.5/4 19% Thunderbirds (2004) " An action adventure that satisfies appetites for simpler times, keeping the good-vs.-evil pure and unencumbered." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 30, 2004
2.5/4 15% Garfield - The Movie (2004) " The story by Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow is predictable, even for young moviegoers." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 11, 2004
1/4 13% Agent Cody Banks 2 - Destination London (2004) " They are evil and they must be stopped. They being studio production executives who gleefully greenlight a sequel to an OK kid-targeted adventure movie just because they are blinded by flashing dollar signs." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 12, 2004
2.5/4 43% Latter Days (2004) " Sounds like the kind of movie that might appeal to, I dunno, maybe all seven openly gay Mormons and not many others." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 30, 2004
2/4 13% The Haunted Mansion (2003) " It's true that last summer's hit Pirates of the Caribbean is one tough act to follow, but The Haunted Mansion falls short even without such comparisons." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 26, 2003
3/4 88% Freaky Friday (2003) " Director Mark Waters and first-time screenwriter Heather Hach have given a fresh sensibility to an oft-told fable of walking in another's shoes." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 6, 2003
3/4 80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) " The greatest strength of The Wild Thornberrys Movie is its ability to relate basic truths -- poachers are bad, respecting wildlife and native peoples is good -- in a way that is fun, fast-paced and accessible without being patronizing." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 20, 2002
3/4 30% The Country Bears (2002) " Don't tell anybody, but I'm going to buy the soundtrack to The Country Bears." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) " Craig Bartlett and director Tuck Tucker should be commended for illustrating the merits of fighting hard for something that really matters." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 28, 2002
3/4 65% Festival In Cannes (2002) " Those outside show business will enjoy a close look at people they don't really want to know." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 8, 2002
1.5/4 3% Rollerball (2002) " What do you get when you cross an MGM cult film with costumes from a World Wrestling Federation garage sale and an editor with a short attention span?" — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 8, 2002
29% Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) " Schoolyard bullying is a touchy issue these days, having been pinpointed as the root of many larger crises such as school shootings. Too bad Keeblesed the opportunity to teach kids something about it." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 6, 2001
61% Recess: School's Out (2001) " Paul and Joe (they like to be on a first-name basis with their audience) have created a look that is as basic and down-to-earth as their characters." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 16, 2001
75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) " There's something in Rugrats in Paris for all ages." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Diamonds (1999) " Douglas, still vigorous at 83, carries the film with one of the best performances of his long career, probably because many of his scenes are straight from the heart." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) " Shortchanges character and plot in order to make time for fight scenes." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) " The complex story is too much to chew for the average preschooler." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) " Bicentennial Man misses the big picture." — Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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