Star Trek Into Darkness
As I Lay Dying
Mayhem rules and this slapstick comedy offer a lot of action, sudden turns, and some wild and crazy stuff.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
[No nudity] is shown, but the point is made: guys, they know what you're thinking.
Gordon keeps the pace brisk, and between makeovers and pratfalls, the girls deliver an easy-to-swallow dose of girl power.
| Original Score: 3/5
Even when it feels forced, the Olsen twins' appeal -- I freely admit -- remains a two-for-one bargain.
The surprise is that it's the kind of larky entertainment that can make adults feel younger, rather than older, which is the effect that most films for teens have on their elders.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's an idiotic and utterly bogus confection, as it must be, but at least it has a pleasing level of pacing (it scoots along without screeching) and some minor-key subversive flashes.
Just know that it never gets sitcomish enough to make adults squirm with homicidal rage, it's fun to watch and your pre-adolescent will love it.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's a charming, zestful romp.
| Original Score: B+
OK, it's not like I'm ready to join the local chapter of the Ashley and Mary-Kate fan club, but I admit it: I kind of liked New York Minute.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen ... have evolved into nimble comic actresses, with expressive voices and sharp timing.
Sizzles with unbounded charm.
Shouts out a substantial sense of Girl Power to a large and loyal fan base that can officially count me as one of their number.
| Original Score: 3/4
The movie flows nicely from one wacky episode to the next, and the Olsen girls make pleasant company.
Not great, but Olsen twin fans won't care.
| Original Score: 2/5
Most viewers will likely be checking their watches, probably wishing this Minute were gone in 60 seconds.
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 1.5/5
[The stars] never attempt to do anything outside their limited range; like, for example, act.
| Original Score: 4/10
Stanley Kubrick once said, 'If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.' Obviously, he had never seen the script for New York Minute.
| Original Score: 3/10
Histrionically speaking, the Olsens couldn't be called twin peaks, but they're getting there.