Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) - Rotten Tomatoes

Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Westhoff
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
79%

"Provenza and Jillette are too close to the subject. They think it is far more amusing than it is and worth far more time than it does."

Posted Aug 12, 2005
2
71%

The Tingler (1959)

Posted Aug 12, 2005
3
84%

Posted Aug 12, 2005
4
38%

"The best thing about The Skeleton Key is that it is not a remake of a recent Japanese horror film. The second best thing is that it is pretty scary."

Posted Aug 12, 2005
5
35%

"Writer-director Gary David Goldberg relies so much on the predetermined beats of sitcom writing that Must Love Dogs is too stiff to qualify as lightweight."

Posted Aug 1, 2005
6
40%

The Island (2005)

"It is never flat-out awful."

Posted Jul 26, 2005
7
48%

"The film equivalent of a tribute band."

Posted Jul 26, 2005
8
38%

Out to Sea (1997)

Posted Jul 26, 2005
9
98%

Murderball (2005)

"Murderball opens our eyes to many things, but the greatest is that handicapped people don't have to be silent to inspire us."

Posted Jul 26, 2005
10
75%

"Vaughn and Wilson could do cold readings of Sylvia Plath poems and make them sound hilarious."

Posted Jul 19, 2005
11
83%

"Depp's one-joke performance makes the film a confection with a hollow center."

Posted Jul 19, 2005
12
27%

"A more accurate title would have been "The Fantastic Two and the Other Two, Not So Much.""

Posted Jul 8, 2005
13
43%

Moll Flanders (1996)

Posted Jul 7, 2005
14
67%

Deep Blue (2005)

"British filmmakers Andy Byatt and Alstair Fothergill don't try to teach us much; they just ask us to look at pretty fish."

Posted Jul 1, 2005
15
89%

Posted Jun 29, 2005
16
74%

"May be the most efficiently built engine of escalating terror you will ever encounter. But Spielberg's technique serves no purpose this time except the visceral."

Posted Jun 29, 2005
17
94%

Posted Jun 24, 2005
18
25%

Bewitched (2005)

"Rises above Ephron's usual banality."

Posted Jun 24, 2005
19
74%

"The most shocking thing about Land of the Dead is not the vivid dismemberments but how boldly Romero holds a macabre mirror up to post-9/11 America."

Posted Jun 24, 2005
20
41%

"A fun, silly family movie that, like its star, has more under its hood than expected."

Posted Jun 22, 2005
21
93%

Posted Jun 16, 2005
22
No Score Yet

Kenny & Co. (1976)

"Kenny & Company may be the most genuine American film about childhood."

Posted Jun 16, 2005
23
6%

"Take away the giggling, pop songs and pink scenery and you have a story as mean-spirited as The Sweet Smell of Success."

Posted Jun 16, 2005
24
85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"Nolan and Goyer go beyond the studio's call and treat Batman as a flesh-and-blood character, not a marketing concept."

Posted Jun 15, 2005
25
59%

"Gets some kicks out of smashing elements of romantic comedy into the staples of the spy movie."

Posted Jun 10, 2005
26
87%

"Miyazaki doesn't push children down a familiar path. He takes off the training wheels and dares to ask young viewers to imagine alongside him."

Posted Jun 10, 2005
27
20%

"So technically flawed it is nearly unwatchable. Audiences would be justified in filing a class-action suit against the studio."

Posted Jun 10, 2005
28
13%

"Cedric the Entertainer is a funny man, but he isn't Jackie Gleason, and anyone who isn't Jackie Gleason has no business playing Ralph Kramden."

Posted Jun 10, 2005
29
80%

"Not matter how hard the script tries to turn Braddock into a symbol of American perseverance, Crowe never portrays him as anything more than a human being."

Posted Jun 6, 2005
30
40%

Posted May 30, 2005
31
55%

Madagascar (2005)

"DreamWorks set the bar awfully low last fall with Shark Tale, but like a limbo champion it slips lower still with Madagascar."

Posted May 27, 2005
32
31%

"Thirty years later Reynolds still looks fit to play the lead; Sandler still looks like a water boy."

Posted May 27, 2005
33
0%

Posted May 20, 2005
34
60%

Posted May 20, 2005
35
100%

Bob Roberts (1992)

Posted May 20, 2005
36
81%

Layer Cake (2005)

"It's hard to remember an American gangster film that has been as brazenly entertaining as Layer Cake. "

Posted May 20, 2005
37
84%

"Like the best practitioners of its subject, Mad Hot Ballroom entrances while following a rigid set of steps."

Posted May 20, 2005
38
33%

Virtuosity (1995)

Posted May 16, 2005
39
89%

Faces (1968)

Posted May 16, 2005
40
8%

Bulletproof (1996)

Posted May 16, 2005
41
79%

"As he brings his beginning to an end, George Lucas finally produces a second-generation Star Wars adventure worthy of the originals. "

Posted May 16, 2005
42
42%

Posted May 13, 2005
43
18%

Judge Dredd (1995)

Posted May 13, 2005
44
25%

Mindhunters (2005)

"If Mindhunters weren't so repellant, Kathryn Morris' performance might have been her career breakthrough."

Posted May 13, 2005
45
41%

"Once Phil's repressed indignities emerge as a caffeine-fueled rage that makes Ditka tremble, Kicking & Screaming shoves Ferrell into the wacky-land where he excels."

Posted May 13, 2005
46
16%

"Even when Lopez and Fonda share the same scene, as they often do, they are in different movies."

Posted May 13, 2005
47
39%

"Unfortunately, you don't have to see Kindgom of Heaven to learn how it ends. You just have to turn on CNN."

Posted May 6, 2005
48
25%

House of Wax (2005)

"House of Wax is not a remake of the 1953 Vincent Price movie with the same title. Rather, it is the umpty-third version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."

Posted May 6, 2005
49
93%

Rocky (1976)

Posted Apr 29, 2005
50
100%

Posted Apr 29, 2005

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