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Groucho Reviews

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
No Score Yet
2
85%

"The essentially sanctified Melquiades...is the least developed character...Jones and Arriaga instead focus on the redemption of Estrada's white neighbors."

Posted Dec 16, 2005
3
51%

"[A] pleasingly off-kilter domestic comedy."

Posted Dec 16, 2005
4
51%

The Producers (2005)

"Not for the resolutely politically correct or the shtick-averse. For everyone else, it's the Christmas gift that keeps on giving."

Posted Dec 15, 2005
5
70%

"The humor is up to Muppet par, with physical comedy, puns, running jokes, and layered gags...Muppet Treasure Island is grand family entertainment. [new DVD review]"

Posted Dec 13, 2005
6
84%

King Kong (2005)

"Peter Jackson's King Kong is all things cinema, in the hands of a clever but overindulged filmmaker."

Posted Dec 13, 2005
7
87%

"With Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee paints...symbolist drama (is it coincidental that the film begins in Signal, Wyoming?)."

Posted Dec 9, 2005
8
35%

"A bloated melodrama more interested in poses than inner lives (according to some Japanese-culture-vultures, it gets the poses wrong, too)."

Posted Dec 8, 2005
9
76%

"Though Adamson lacks Lewis' storytelling confidence...The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe still comes across as a quirkily diverting children's entertainment."

Posted Dec 7, 2005
10
69%
11
No Score Yet
12
No Score Yet
13
91%

"Lemmon turns in showy, theatrical work that's appropriate to the not-terribly subtle film around him, but the whole enterprise is one that's best avoided..."

Posted Dec 3, 2005
14
40%

"Like the funky little shop at its heart, Going Shopping may not look like much from its exterior, but a little browsing turns up unexpected treasures."

Posted Dec 2, 2005
15
No Score Yet
16
48%

Jumanji (1995)

"Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse."

Posted Nov 23, 2005
17
6%

"Plays like a giant warning to get out of town before Cheaper by the Dozen 2 opens."

Posted Nov 23, 2005
18
42%

Just Friends (2005)

"Brush aside the pratfalls, cheap-shot fat jokes, and creative variety of crotch attacks, and what's left? Not a lick of emotional sense."

Posted Nov 23, 2005
19
46%

"Zesty enough to make the ol' noir two-step seem worthwhile."

Posted Nov 23, 2005
20
46%

Rent (2005)

"[Afield] from its off-Broadway origins, but the intimacy afforded by the camera and...most of the original cast occasionally restore the emotional vitality of the piece."

Posted Nov 23, 2005
21
No Score Yet
22
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"Offers plenty to appeal to children and adults, and the clever ending delivers one more treat to pay off the story's tricks."

Posted Nov 21, 2005
23
51%

Ellie Parker (2005)

"Watts' performance is brave and jazzy, but Coffey's riffing lacks lasting impact."

Posted Nov 20, 2005
24
82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"A dash more authentic--or, at least, more subtle--than its Hollywood spawning and Taylor Hackford's come-on-strong take on [Ray] Charles would seem to predict."

Posted Nov 18, 2005
25
85%

"Wright's ability to evoke sympathy for even the marginal characters--partly by exercising ingeniously economical staging to catch them in private moments--distinguishes this Pride & Prejudice."

Posted Nov 17, 2005
26
88%

"Newell's film, unlike its predecessors, fails to generate fresh wonder...but on balance Rowling's creative opus--roiling with hormonal consequences and eye-popping effects--continues to earn its crowds. [Blu-ray]"

Posted Nov 17, 2005
27
93%

"With brisk energy, Baumbach finds equal parts humor and sadness in the foibles of his family."

Posted Oct 24, 2005
28
64%

"Triumphant coming-of-age drama (complete with horses!) [aimed] at little girls and their captive-audience fathers."

Posted Oct 22, 2005
29
19%

Doom (2005)

"As far as I can tell, no one is at the controls of Doom."

Posted Oct 22, 2005
30
68%

North Country (2005)

"Feature films about sexual harassment are hardly a dime a dozen, so Niki Caro's North Country-gawky though it may be at times-comes as welcome."

Posted Oct 21, 2005
31
No Score Yet
32
59%

"Has the plaintive, lyrical feel of a classic Southern short-story."

Posted Oct 14, 2005
33
19%

Domino (2005)

"Mysterious daddy issues, a color scheme that washes everything in fluorescent urine and lime-green Jello, and....editing so jittery it'll send you into rapid eye movement."

Posted Oct 14, 2005
34
28%

Elizabethtown (2005)

"A character plans out a 42-hour-and-11 minute journey accompanied by a 16-CD soundtrack....Elizabethtown feels every bit as long and music-saturated..."

Posted Oct 14, 2005
35
81%

Oliver! (1968)

"Makes an epic impact, fully exploiting cinema to chase the intensity of a live musical while also allowing time for intimate expression of character."

Posted Oct 10, 2005
36
67%

Lady in White (1988)

"Far from perfect, but what it lacks in finesse, it makes up in shaggy-dog charm....the fun is in the journey."

Posted Oct 10, 2005
37
37%

"Tinkers around with an intriguing premise but with little creative facility for dialogue or structure...[splits] the difference between fans and neophytes, impressing neither."

Posted Oct 9, 2005
38
60%

Bad Timing (1980)

"Exemplifies the rich, acquired taste of the Roeg film."

Posted Oct 9, 2005
39
90%

Capote (2005)

"Radiating serpentine self-absorption, Philip Seymour Hoffman embodies a youthful Truman Capote. [Blu-ray]"

Posted Oct 7, 2005
40
75%

In Her Shoes (2005)

"[Jerks] every tear in the "chick-lit" book...but the fertile combination of Hanson, Grant, and the stars allows blossoms of truth and humor to spring up out of the mulch."

Posted Oct 7, 2005
41
95%

"Charming...inspired....ridiculously entertaining."

Posted Oct 7, 2005
42
93%

"A theatrical movie infused with the energy of live TV....Good Night, and Good Luck. reminds us that, when played right, journalism is a dangerous game."

Posted Oct 6, 2005
43
31%

Waiting (2005)

"A movie for young people, and they're welcome to it. Anyone older than teenage already will have seen every joke in Waiting... in more finely crafted, funnier movies."

Posted Oct 6, 2005
44
63%

"Unsubtle....A disappointment for adults, [but] still qualifies as a peppy object lesson for would-be overachievers."

Posted Sep 30, 2005
45
82%

Serenity (2005)

"Whedon's smart, densely plotted, fast-paced story provides ample opportunities for characterization, revealing the pain beneath the characters' defensive humor."

Posted Sep 30, 2005
46
57%

"Thoughtful and energetic....Anderson has in Ryan's story a bittersweet exemplar for the unsung toil and love of prefeminist desperate housewives..."

Posted Sep 29, 2005
47
21%

Into the Blue (2005)

"Primarily, Into the Blue displays plenty of priceless booty (and the treasure is impressive, too...)."

Posted Sep 29, 2005
48
87%

"[Cronenberg] investigates his own cinematic propensity for violence and skill at purveying it...sex and violence can be random, can be animal, and certainly can be satisfying. [Blu-ray]"

Posted Sep 24, 2005
49
62%

Proof (2005)

50
88%

"Glennie and Reidelsheimer prove equally adept at tapping into found sound and transforming it into art."

Posted Sep 23, 2005

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