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Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"It's Spielberg who pulls the con by leading us down a familiar path only to rup the rug out from under us."

Posted Jul 16, 2003

Michael Drakulich

2 33%

Tears of the Sun (2003)

"'Tears of the Sun is great PR for United States foreign policy and its military. Colin Powell and Donald Rumsfeld could not have crafted a more pro-United States script, nor could they have hoped for a more valorous portrayal of its soldiers.'"

Posted Mar 31, 2003

Michael Drakulich

3 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"'What keeps The Recruit from being a waste is good chemistry between Al Pacino and Colin Farrell. It is by no means a great film but not a half bad way to sepnd a couple of hours.'"

Posted Mar 31, 2003

Michael Drakulich

4 30%

Dreamcatcher (2003)

"'This is such B-movie material, I'm surprised Roger Corman didn't direct.'"

Posted Mar 31, 2003

Michael Drakulich

5 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"'We witness a disjointed, unfocused, unwieldy monster with only limited appeal and whose themes have been handled much more succinctly and artistically in previous films.'"

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Michael Drakulich

6 33%

Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls (1995)

Posted Dec 18, 2002

Michael Drakulich

7 48%

Stargate (1994)

Posted Dec 18, 2002

Michael Drakulich

8 72%

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

Posted Dec 18, 2002

Michael Drakulich

9 37%

Equilibrium (2002)

"Equilibrium is what George Orwell might have imagined had today's mood-altering drug therapy been envisioned by chemists in 1949."

Posted Dec 18, 2002

Michael Drakulich

10 66%

Solaris (2002)

"Solaris does not reduce the complex dilemma it creates for itself down to a simple set of conditions solved by a simple set of rules."

Posted Dec 17, 2002

Michael Drakulich

11 88%

Career Girls (1997)

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Michael Drakulich

12 52%

Hoffa (1992)

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Michael Drakulich

13 55%

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (1986)

Posted Dec 11, 2002

Michael Drakulich

14 59%

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Michael Drakulich

15 76%

The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose) (1986)

"Marvelous adaptation of a complex Umberto Eco novel. Christian Slater's first feature role."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Michael Drakulich

16 91%

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

"Even contemporary audiences can't help but laugh at this."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Michael Drakulich

17 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"James Bond movies are like first dates with empty-headed beauty pageant contestants: you get something beautiful to look at but through the course of the evening, you find there is not much depth or substance to match."

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Michael Drakulich

18 96%

An American in Paris (1951)

"Beautifully staged with bright vibrant scenery. It's Kelly at his dancing best."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

19 13%

B.A.P.S. (1997)

"Apallingly bad. Robert Townsend's attempt at satirizing black culture is far off the mark."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

20 98%

Hoop Dreams (1994)

"Fascinating look at the whole culture behind college basketball recruiting. Very well structured and edited."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

21 87%

Guys and Dolls (1955)

"Ya gotta love seeing the first glimpse of Don Corleone here. A fun screen adaptation if not musically sound."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

22 47%

Homegrown (1998)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

23 70%

Da (1988)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

24 83%

Play Misty for Me (1971)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

25 ——

Bleak Moments (Loving Moments) (1971)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

26 98%

Patton (1970)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

27 88%

Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop (2001)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

28 38%

Live Nude Girls (1995)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

29 89%

Get Carter (1971)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

30 27%

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

31 63%

Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love) (1996)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

32 88%

The In-Laws (1979)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

33 45%

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993)

"Jim Carrey is at his annoying worst here. His manic, over-the-top style doesn't mesh well with lockerroom humor."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

34 26%

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

"Funny in a south side of Chicago neighborhood kind of way, but not much more than his stand-up act."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

35 82%

Enchanted April (1992)

"Beautifully filmed and acted with a pleasant, wry sense of humor about it. Mirand Richardson shows why she is one of our greatest living actresses."

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

36 47%

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

37 41%

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

38 0%

Stepmonster (1993)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

39 96%

Solyaris (Solaris) (1976)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

40 38%

Sheena (1984)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

41 43%

Mr. North (1988)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

42 89%

The Last Good Time (1995)

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

43 87%

Far From Heaven (2003)

"[Todd Haynes] illustrates what could have and should have been by painstakingly reproducing a 1950s look and style and coupling it with social content not discussed openly until years afterward. He envisions a more legitimate genre had it been allowed to"

Posted Nov 27, 2002

Michael Drakulich

44 10%

Bad Company (2002)

"In this film we at least see a study in contrasts; the wide range of one actor, and the limited range of a comedian."

Posted Jun 17, 2002

Michael Drakulich

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