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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 78%

Tadpole (2002)

Posted Nov 18, 2011

Frank Ochieng

2 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"Willingly raucous and revved up for your escapist consideration do welcome this plump yet profoundly prancing panda into your thrill-seeking heart."

Posted Jun 17, 2008

Frank Ochieng

3 16%

Jumper (2008)

"Pared-down with flat-footed characterizations, tacked on scenic shots of worldly venues and a choppy script that isn't disciplined enough to tap into our escapist imaginations, Jumper is a toothless travelogue that treks up the wrong charted route."

Posted Mar 2, 2008

Frank Ochieng

4 22%

The Eye (2008)

"The cornea-deprived caper The Eye definitely sports a blurry vision in the meager horror B-movie sweepstakes...never sees clearly in its search for doomsday enlightenment."

Posted Feb 19, 2008

Frank Ochieng

5 97%

Once (2007)

"Carney's Once is definitely not enough...thoroughly inspirational, lyrical, charming and cheeky...a winning spark that ignites the lovelorn imagination."

Posted Dec 15, 2007

Frank Ochieng

6 82%

Talk to Me (2007)

"Hysterically potent, thought-provoking and deliciously nostalgic. Overall, the proposed chatter is warranted in the movingly impish Talk to Me."

Posted Dec 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

7 33%

Martian Child (2007)

"Unfortunately for Martian Child this has more maple sap pouring out of it than a neglected Vermont tree looking for a good tapping."

Posted Nov 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

8 88%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"Sprawling, intriguing and handsomely shot, Yuma builds its gruff tension while being reminiscent of the frothy frontier flicks from yesteryear."

Posted Sep 7, 2007

Frank Ochieng

9 25%

Halloween (2007)

"...blood-spilling banality...the sensationalism behind Zombie's directorial demeanor is merely a follow-the-dots frightfest with an exaggerated twitching disorder."

Posted Sep 5, 2007

Frank Ochieng

10 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"...[a] refreshingly jubilant spin on filmmaker Waters' classic tongue-in-cheek tune-maker Hairspray...spirited pizzazz and a peppy ode to retro-artistic sentimentality"

Posted Aug 31, 2007

Frank Ochieng

11 72%

Fracture (2007)

"The slick ambience behind Fracture could be penetrating yet misleading. Hopkins's "Lecter-lite" persona adds some pathos to this old-fashioned yet stylistic whodunit."

Posted Apr 22, 2007

Frank Ochieng

12 11%

Perfect Stranger (2007)

"Relentlessly cheesy, exhaustive and about as stimulating as a cold medicine tablet...In short, take this lofty advice and try not to talk to this particular Stranger."

Posted Apr 13, 2007

Frank Ochieng

13 83%

Grindhouse (2007)

"Enthralling and exhilarating in its explosive camp-driven excess, Grindhouse is a combustible concoction that shamelessly stimulates the senses."

Posted Apr 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

14 8%

The Reaping (2007)

"Let's face it, folks...The Reaping is one eerie cinematic Easter ham that will be tough to swallow."

Posted Apr 4, 2007

Frank Ochieng

15 87%

The Lookout (2007)

"The Lookout has its share of dramatic trickery and often strays into the gimmick boundaries. Nevertheless, Frank's nifty narrative is keenly smart, perceptive and edgy."

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Frank Ochieng

16 69%

Adam's Apples (Adams ębler) (2007)

"Deliciously profane, dark and somber, Denmark's Adam's Apples is fiendishly ripe for the picking."

Posted Mar 28, 2007

Frank Ochieng

17 53%

The Last Mimzy (2007)

"The Last Mimzy falls short of its expectations to grasp the aura of an escapist kiddie flick that distinctively startles and probes."

Posted Mar 27, 2007

Frank Ochieng

18 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"Resourcefully edgy and profound in its moody heartstrings, Reign hovers over us like a bad hangover that can never be shaken."

Posted Mar 22, 2007

Frank Ochieng

19 84%

Beyond the Gates (2005)

"With other African-oriented dramas making the noted rounds it's definitely warranted for "Beyond the Gates" to tell it like it is...in all shades of dimming black and white."

Posted Mar 13, 2007

Frank Ochieng

20 93%

Gwoemul (The Host) (2007)

"Wickedly sardonic and fiercely fiendish in its perky presentation...a smart and simmering creature feature that crackles with percolating weirdness and wonderment."

Posted Mar 11, 2007

Frank Ochieng

21 60%

300 (2007)

"Artistically triumphant in its arresting visual spectacle. Undoubtedly, the hyperactive male psyche for violent-induced petulance is proudly on display in the extravagant 300"

Posted Mar 8, 2007

Frank Ochieng

22 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"[An] absorbingly sadistic psychological whodunnit. Fixating in its gripping hold, Zodiac is convincingly haunting in its head-scratching mode."

Posted Mar 3, 2007

Frank Ochieng

23 70%

Amazing Grace (2007)

"...ponderous and relentlessly padded in its moral morass... Grace manages to work effectively as a crusading costume drama drenched in consciousness and conviction."

Posted Feb 26, 2007

Frank Ochieng

24 73%

Glastonbury (2007)

"Temple is able to convey a perceptive and substantive mood pertaining to the staying power of this weirdly nuanced outdoor finger-snapping function."

Posted Feb 25, 2007

Frank Ochieng

25 57%

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

"It's too bad that it takes a mess of rocket fuel to spark The Astronaut Farmer beyond its sugary surrealism...the sky's limit is applied to this heart-filled hokum."

Posted Feb 25, 2007

Frank Ochieng

26 8%

The Number 23 (2007)

"Schumacher's numerical nightmare is an anemic psychological thriller basking in contrivance...woefully muddled and lacking...the math doesn't quite add up."

Posted Feb 23, 2007

Frank Ochieng

27 84%

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

"Csupo ushers in an exciting and emotional action-adventure product that enchants and motivates the active imagination...Terabithia radiates with engaging enthusiasm."

Posted Feb 17, 2007

Frank Ochieng

28 84%

Breach (2007)

"...suspenseful and calculating. As a stimulating thriller padded with cynical mind games, Breach flourishes with its vivid dosage of prestige and paranoia."

Posted Feb 15, 2007

Frank Ochieng

29 15%

Hannibal Rising (2007)

"...a plodding prequel that's more detached than a separated body limb placed neatly on Lecter's dinner plate...a boorish slice of slaughterhouse cinema."

Posted Feb 9, 2007

Frank Ochieng

30 93%

The Lives of Others (2006)

"A gripping tale of nightmarish voyeurism and the psychological abyss that elevates von Donnersmarck's European nail-biter. [A] sleek and intrusive communist caper."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Frank Ochieng

31 51%

Puccini for Beginners (2007)

"Reflectively transparent, inconsequential and slightly contrived in the same-sex love entanglement sweepstakes. Sadly, Maggenti's tepid romantic comedy gets lost in the perfunctory shuffle."

Posted Feb 2, 2007

Frank Ochieng

32 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"Immensely thought-provoking and chillingly insightful...a resilient sci-fi fantasy that dares to contemplate the fate of mankind's chaotic impulsiveness."

Posted Jan 25, 2007

Frank Ochieng

33 46%

The Last Kiss (2006)

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Frank Ochieng

34 45%

Steve Harvey: Don't Trip... He Ain't Through With Me Yet (2006)

"Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet! is the most decisive "Amen!" that the crafty and dapper Steve Harvey can get short of being baptized in the Nile River."

Posted Apr 2, 2006

Frank Ochieng

35 25%

Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

"Reunion plays like some dizzy-minded daytime drama that's complete with transparent pesky personalities wrapped up in a numb sermonizing of faith and fruitless frolic."

Posted Feb 25, 2006

Frank Ochieng

36 94%

On the Outs (2005)

"Granted that On the Outs doesn't explore any new realms of destitute city life but it still contains unspeakable moments of desolation and disillusionment."

Posted Feb 9, 2006

Frank Ochieng

37 51%

Manderlay (2006)

"Manderlay certainly has its fair share of sanctimony and the familiarity of old school psychological racial conflict but it effectively works on the hungry psyche."

Posted Jan 28, 2006

Frank Ochieng

38 22%

Color of Night (1994)

"A tawdry yet tepid sexual psychological thriller that feels very atmospheric in its proposed mystiqueness."

Posted Jan 20, 2006

Frank Ochieng

39 30%

Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

"An outlandishly fluffy whodunnit farce that generates its inspired nuttiness from the likable John Candy."

Posted Jan 20, 2006

Frank Ochieng

40 80%

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D (2005)

"...an enticingly dark and absorbing spectacle that should satisfy the casual Star Wars fanatic who fancies an action-packed package full of emotional promise and prose."

Posted May 22, 2005

Frank Ochieng

41 100%

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2005)

"Unforgivable Blackness will stand as an absorbing microscope in reference to resilient black manhood in all its vulnerability and vitality."

Posted Jan 26, 2005

Frank Ochieng

42 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"Demme's The Manchurian Candidate is a political popcorn pleaser that's rousing in its sheer rawness."

Posted Jan 26, 2005

Frank Ochieng

43 5%

The Cookout (2004)

"...a taxing and intolerable vehicle that has all the charm of a gold-toothed rapper's root canal. The Cookout is certainly not any food for thought."

Posted Jan 19, 2005

Frank Ochieng

44 65%

Coach Carter (2005)

"...familiar in its feel-good delivery...a solid student-athlete melodrama that creeps up on you more convincingly than a three-point shot at the buzzer"

Posted Jan 19, 2005

Frank Ochieng

45 90%

Kinsey (2004)

"Unassumingly intoxicating in its frivolity and frankness, Kinsey arouses in more ways than one."

Posted Dec 27, 2004

Frank Ochieng

46 90%

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

"...the consensus for heartbreak and rage is always at a premium high. This certainly can be said for filmmaker Terry George and his blistering genocide saga Hotel Rwanda"

Posted Dec 27, 2004

Frank Ochieng

47 10%

Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

"Why would anyone want to be caught dead with Bernie and his banal buddies a second time around? Relentlessly labored and pointless"

Posted Jun 24, 2004

Frank Ochieng

48 96%

Pumping Iron (2003)

"An entertaining and intimate look body building and its devoted personalities. Pumping Iron has muscle and might in all the right witty places"

Posted Jun 24, 2004

Frank Ochieng

49 8%

Almost Heroes (1998)

"A forgettable farce with no flavor...utterly flaccid and foolish. It wastes the comedic capabilities of Farley and Perry who deserve much better"

Posted Jun 24, 2004

Frank Ochieng

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