Yazmin Ghonaim

Yazmin Ghonaim

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Traffic (2000) "Traffic offers a comment that speaks of the need to find moral support within the family unit before gathering the strength to confront the enemy. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Feb 7, 2001
97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) "Successfully applies its fantastical elements to develop story, character, and a kind of poetic license that captures the beauty of its own spirit. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Feb 7, 2001
75% Quills (2000) "Succeeds in creating a portrait of Sade as a man who must fulfill his desperate -- involuntary -- need to write in order to affirm his own existence. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Dec 15, 2000
6/10 68% Marius and Jeannette (2006) "Guédiguian succeeds by creating a simple story about a couple in love while remaining faithful to his ideal of setting an optimistic film against a realistic background. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 36% In Too Deep (1999) "In Too Deep offers a valuable perspective on violence and on the human tendency to suppress it or to relish it. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) "The film successfully transmits the lifestyle Tom longs for, as a result of the better-defined character of Dickie, and of the desirability the actor Jude Law effectively projects. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Shaft (2000) "Shaft misses the opportunity of offering a clever story that would reach beyond the mere depictions of its characters' ability to escape and to chase the enemy. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% Return to Me (2000) "Although quite realistic at first, all conflicts suffer from unrealistic resolutions and from the lack of subtlety. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94% Central Station (Central do Brasil) (1998) "An exceptional film. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Wonder Boys (2000) "Wonder Boys is a film which emphasizes character over story, successfully integrating the idiosyncracies of its main characters into the more fundamental issues with which they struggle. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) "In spite of the careful visualization of the mechanics of these characters' worlds, Eye of the Beholder does little to convincingly support the subjects' reasons for inhabiting them. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Erin Brockovich (2000) "The film exploits Julia Roberts' role as a 'pretty woman,' whose prettiness is toyed with by the awful --yet eye-catching-- clothes she wears, and which glamorizes the character's less exciting qualities that drive the story. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) "A memorable experience. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% All About My Mother (1999) "Manuela's search for Esteban's father, 'Lola,' becomes mostly representative of the masculine figure as a force that fades or dies, and of the liberating effects of the solidarity between the women. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Gladiator (2000) "Clever exploration of the notion of 'spectatorship.' " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% American Psycho (2000) "American Psycho offers a fierce -- yet satirical -- social commentary about the excesses that characterized the 1980s. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) "Mission: Impossible 2 suffers from the imbalance produced by excessive action and little drama. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Mission to Mars (2000) "Mission to Mars succeeds in luring the viewer into accepting the cinematic world it portrays. However, Mission to Mars ultimately fails to support this 'realism' because it lacks an equally 'realistic' denouement. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Drowning Mona (2000) "The film exploits the baseness of its family of characters and produces a form of entertainment that appeals more to the morbidly curious than to those seeking comic relief. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% High Fidelity (2000) "Every male character -- troubled or not -- is nonetheless a funny character. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Green Mile (1999) "Falls under the weight of the more solid portrayals of evil, misfortune and injustice. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% The Cider House Rules (1999) "The Cider House Rules interweaves meaningful relationships among its characters and adds optimism to all resolutions. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Magnolia (1999) "The film's strength lies in the economy of its narration: each of its scenes pulls the viewer directly into the heart of all conflict, a choice which tries to compensate for the overwhelming diversity of all its stories. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 88% Almost Famous (2000) "Constructs its plot with effective time constraints which create suspense and establish the film's sense of humor. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7/10 88% American Beauty (1999) "It explores the endemic problems haunting many contemporary families: consumerism, unemployment, drugs, peer pressure, loneliness, discrimination and violence. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Anna and the King (2000) "Anna and the King's most interesting aspect is the portrayal of the ritualistic world of the King and his royal family. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% The Beach (2000) "Fails to convincingly represent the psychological link between the protagonist's fantasies and his need to redefine his concept of paradise. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) "Relies too heavily on the inconsequential silliness that ensues from the robot's simplistic and transparent manner of communicating with the more complex and fallible humans. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47% The Perfect Storm (2000) "Not sufficient to create in the viewer a sense of sympathy for each character. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Angela's Ashes (1999) "Careful avoidance of overly melodramatic performances in spite of the highly dramatic scenarios. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Me, Myself & Irene (2000) "Me, Myself & Irene suffers its own identity crisis, as it lacks purpose, restraint and overall self-respect. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Coyote Ugly (2000) "Manages to create interesting situations that hook onto its attractive main characters with ease. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 57% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "Like a giant anchor in a sea of scattered Hollywood myths, Phantom Menace --the mere making of it -- promises viewers a point of reference of biblical proportions. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90% Show Me Love (1999) "Convincingly delivers a universally appealing lesson about the joy that results from the mature determination to be free. " ‐ Cinephiles
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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