Critic Review - Matinee Magazine

Spielberg trades in his usually powerful ideals for an unsettling combination of phony humanism and pandering realism.

April 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Comments (5)
Matinee Magazine



Andy Y

"pandering realism"? So depicted reality is pandering to who?

Aug 1 - 10:34 PM


m z

Shatinee Magazine. Enough said.

Nov 21 - 01:43 AM


Unknown Unknown

Saying that something is too realistic isn't an arguement, You are nothing less than na´ve.

Nov 25 - 02:22 PM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Thanx for the butt-wipe

Jul 4 - 04:16 PM

Austin Swafford

Austin Swafford

Kind of like how this critic traded in his review for a series of adjective-paired phrases that ultimately mean nothing at all. "Unsettling combination," "phony humanism" and "pandering realism." This has all the earmarks of a trite, pretentious review that tries harder to sound smart than to actually review the film.

There always has to be that one guy that looks at a brilliant film that has a 90% positive review from critics and poo-poo it just to be contrary. Reviews like this are why people hate critics.

Aug 27 - 04:19 PM

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