Critic Review - Chicago Reader

For what it is, it ain't bad, though it serves mainly as an illustration of the ancient quandary of revisionist moviemakers: if all you do is systematically invert cliches, you simply end up creating new ones.

December 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comments (10)
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Steve C.

Steve Crews

Wow, first Shane and now another TOTAL classic that won the best picture Oscar. You really are insane. Who pays you for your opinion, I really am curious. Thanks for any info.

May 18 - 09:58 PM

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabidu

Larry David

Oh, David, you never cease to amaze me.

Sep 16 - 12:50 PM


Florian Hens

It's completely amazing how many >90% movies he gave a rotten tomato. Every time I see a classic with a 95-98%-score I can almost be certain to see Daves face next to a green blob.

I bet he's at least in the top 3 list of critics who gave the most negative reviews to movies everybody else liked, along with Armond.

Feb 12 - 02:07 PM

Nathan Mitchell

Nathan Mitchell

Out of the 611 films he rated as rotten, 125 of them had a T-meter rating of 85% or higher. Many of them were rated 90% or more. I can only assume this guy is a moron.

Feb 10 - 02:12 AM

The Reaper

Iron Will

Yet again you prove your ineptitude. It is almost comical.

Mar 16 - 06:50 PM


Anne Tett

This movie is one of the finest films in cinematic history.
You sir, need to find a new line of work.

Mar 31 - 04:29 PM

Bryan L.

Bryan Long

How are you a top critic? 7 academy awards says your a ****ing idiot. This is the best war movie of all time.

Apr 1 - 07:49 PM

Alessandro M.

Alessandro Morelli

It%u2019s undoubtedly one of the best movies ever made. I think his giving negative reviews to such classics is just a pathetic attempt to stand out among other critics.

Apr 2 - 06:49 AM

Jonathon Dawe

Jonathon Dawe

man this guy is a really consistently terrible film reviewer. I can't count the number of times I've seen a green tomato from him on a 90%+ film, it's crazy.

Feb 20 - 02:22 AM

Chris D.

Chris Ducat

So you can't really win with this reviewer: either the film is "cliche" or "reverse cliche" (whatever the hell that means...) I imagine the middle is a very narrow road, indeed.

Feb 24 - 05:55 PM

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