Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
"Could they not have come up with anything but lumpish, vulgar humor and dumb "Focker" puns?"
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
Friday the 13th (1980)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
The King and I (1956)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
The Nutcracker (1993)
"Kistler is cold and emotionless, but the dancing is euphoric"
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
"This isn't necessarily a contender for worst movie of the year, but good heavens--how can you make a movie about a plane crash so boring?"
"It is in the casting of three achingly callow unknowns as the Baudelaire children that the movie finds its success."
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
"It has an air of desperation; a feverish need to keep up the polished streetwise skill of its predecessor."
Blade: Trinity (2004)
"Most writers think you should choose one plot and stick to it. But Goyer decided that instead of going with just one plot possibility, he could go with several."
Finding Neverland (2004)
"A triumph of subtlety and grace."
The Work and the Glory (2004)
"A smoothly mixed religious drama with all the professional production value you could expect from any film"
"David Hasselhoff cameos are always funny."
"She already had her happy ending. Why should we suffer with her again only to enjoy the same victory? "
The Polar Express (2004)
"With so many resources behind it, you'd think they could have come up with something truly spectacular on every point. "
"Law delivers unflinching, unanswerable truth. "
Pete's Dragon (1977)
The Incredibles (2004)
"Pixar reinvents itself again with a rah-rah rally cry for the American family."
Friday Night Lights (2004)
"A crowded film in which the main characters emerge as people who have skewed and unsympathetic priorities."
The Grudge (2004)
"Way beyond a good, stiff Halloween Thrill."
Baptists at our BBQ (2004)
"The cast seems stifled by suffocating boredom with their own film."
Shall We Dance (2004)
"An adorably benign (if slow) date movie."
Team America: World Police (2004)
"To put it gently, this makes "Bad Santa" look positively angelic."
"I admit it: I like cars. Therefore, I was unable to hate this really dumb film. "
"Since the supposed romance between Sky Captain and Polly is so unsatisfying and the visuals are so flagrantly abundant, I'm assuming this movie is for boys. "
Ladder 49 (2004)
"A false drama obnoxiously replete with mawkish sentiment"
Shark Tale (2004)
"The mystery is why Dreamworks continues to desperately imitate when they're capable of brilliant original work like "Shrek 2""
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
"a bizarre mix of genuine romance, flagrant gore, riotous comedy, and somber drama, opens this weekend as one of the most startlingly successful and odd movies all year"
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
"Don't think. Just enjoy it."
Vanity Fair (2004)
"Witherspoon seems unwilling to give Becky Sharp the intensity she needs. "
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
"Boring as hell."
SLC Punk (1998)
"A bitter, boring mess with no worthwhile message"
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Suspect Zero (2004)
"Much of an otherwise spooky plot is lost in flamboyant imagery."
Without a Paddle (2004)
"We're missing more than just a paddle here."
AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
"This movie gets an F+, because it did such a good job of failing."
"Mia is still better suited to the sensibilities of 5 year old girls than anyone else. "
The Village (2004)
"An eloquently suspenseful film."
Little Black Book (2004)
"One must endure all that depressing down time for one happy lift in the end."
"Nearly as offensive as it is funny."
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
"A giant inside joke for those who know the peculiarities of rural Idaho. "
Best Friends (1982)
"Perhaps the greatest sports movie in film history."
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (1996)
"All the literary elements are here, but it's lacking in emotion."