Critic Review - San Francisco Chronicle

It's surprising this thing ever got released.

July 28, 2011 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Comments (12)
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Mac B.

Mac Berg

its surprising your review got released

Jul 31 - 07:34 PM

Philippa Kingsley

Philippa Kingsley

Not sure how LaSalle got to be a "top critic." Seems like he went into this with a closed mind and fixed attitudes and didn't even try. This is a film best watched with an audience. Maybe he had a private review copy. P.S. fool, the film was sick (i.e. awesome, in the gang's patois).

Aug 1 - 03:48 PM

filmex

Ken Filmex

He actually used to be a top critic, but something happened to his joyous cinema enthusiasm a couple of years ago.

Since then it's been like watching the once remarkable Tom Shales crash and burn as his career went in decline.

Aug 12 - 01:14 AM

Matt Hoffman

matthew hoffman

This guy probably felt so stupid when he realized that he was the only person who hated the movie.

Aug 1 - 10:37 PM

Robert Zyskowski

Robert Zyskowski

I am SHOCKED that you gave Cowboys & Aliens a positive review!!!!! C & A had to be the worst summer movie in years. Attack of the Block was greatly entertaining. The "Moses" character was quite interesting. Shame on you for giving this a ZERO.

Sep 13 - 03:08 PM

filmex

Ken Filmex

Based on the past couple of years when LaSalle went from being an astute film critic to someone suspected of now having a brain tumor, anything's possible.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around his reviews earlier this year when he LOVED "Bel Ami", instantly acclaimed by most to be the worst film of the year featuring a stunningly vacant lead performance by Robert Pattinson. If there are acting awards for non-emotive cadavers, he'll take home the statue.

This, at the same time he was panning, "Prometheus".

Aug 12 - 01:23 AM

John Cabot

John Cabot

So your reasons for why it's a bad film is because it's located in Britain, because they speak in a British accent, and the special effects aren't good enough for you. No wonder you liked Cowboys and Aliens.

Stupid American elitist...

Sep 26 - 01:43 PM

Gary Spencer

Gary Spencer

Wow - Mick. I don't usually get personal, but you are so utterly lousy at your job. It's not because I think the film was that great, it's just that it is a billion time more considered as a film than your words were are as a review.

Oct 1 - 05:37 PM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

I feel that way about "Bucky Larson" and "I Don't Know How She Does It."

How exactly did those movies get widespread distribution, more than a thousand screens each nationwide, and yet Attack the Block barely played at any theaters in America.

Oct 26 - 12:20 AM

Jan Shoemate

Jan Shoemate

One of the worst films of the summer of 2011. Black kids always playing ghetto characters, who rob people than blame the white man, ok!

Nov 15 - 09:19 PM

Kassem Jaber

Kassem Jaber

fuck you

Aug 23 - 01:55 PM

Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald

I don't get it.

He doesn't recommend the film primarily because he doesn't care about the characters because they "are violent street thugs."

Yet on the same date he gives a raving review to Cowboys and Aliens. Which if I am not mistaken Harrison Ford plays a violent thug who we are supposed to care about.

The other reason he doesn't recommend the film is because of the bad special effects. Which I found to be refreshing considering all of the movies where computer tricks replace developing a plot.

Its obvious to everyone that most people liked this movie. Just ignore this baseless review.

Mar 2 - 03:25 PM

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