Movie Eye

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 78%

Tadpole (2002)

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Posted Nov 18, 2011

2 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

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Posted Nov 18, 2011

3 ——

Treasure Island (1998)

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Posted Apr 4, 2011

4 19%

Obsessed (2009)

"[An] uninspired, generic psycho-chick flick...Puerile and simplistic in its synthetic gimmickry, Obsessed oozes nothing but contempt and a cornball solution for exploiting the repetitive misogynist melodramas"

Posted Apr 29, 2009

Frank Ochieng

5 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"Although ambitious in its lyrical presentation, filmmaker Joe Wright's The Soloist plays a stale tune of cliched melancholy musical chairs."

Posted Apr 29, 2009

Frank Ochieng

6 55%

17 Again (2009)

"It must have taken the powers-that-be a brief 20-minute lunch session over a stale roast beef sandwich to conceive this woefully derivative teen comedy"

Posted Apr 21, 2009

Frank Ochieng

7 87%

Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009)

"Enriching, informative and noteworthy, Earth explores the wonderment of our neighboring species and the behavioral observations that ensue in glorified curiosity."

Posted Apr 20, 2009

Frank Ochieng

8 63%

Crank 2: High Voltage (2009)

"Brash, outrageously inane and chaotically crafty, Crank 2: High Voltage is unapologetic in its sheer penchant for graphic-induced ribaldry as its charismatic calling card."

Posted Apr 17, 2009

Frank Ochieng

9 0%

Super Capers (2009)

"[A] woefully toothless send-up of superhero silliness. Indeed, Super Capers is in need of its own creative rescuing."

Posted Apr 16, 2009

Frank Ochieng

10 43%

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

"In the long run, one would be advised to walk slowly and sluggishly, not race hurriedly, to the so-called new and improved findings at weak-kneed Witch Mountain."

Posted Apr 16, 2009

Frank Ochieng

11 34%

Alien Trespass (2009)

"...gently wacky. Although breezy and sketchy on the easy laughs at times, Alien Trespass does promise to entertain for the sole purpose of its campy off-kilter makeup."

Posted Apr 15, 2009

Frank Ochieng

12 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"A nearly 3-hour orgy of orchestrated violent vibrancy designed to perpetuate a whole new appreciation for ambitious, unconventional superhero expositions. Robustly confrontational and impishly raw."

Posted Apr 14, 2009

Frank Ochieng

13 72%

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

"Monsters vs. Aliens still packs a sufficient amount of jolting jocularity that is sure to satisfy the entertaining mindsets of youngsters and oldsters alike...a zesty escapist treat"

Posted Apr 13, 2009

Frank Ochieng

14 14%

Dragonball Evolution (2009)

"Wong's noxious narrative is nothing more than a hyperactive hackjob that may appease some 10-year old boy grasping his Jackie Chan action figure. [A] cobbled-together canker soar of a fantasy"

Posted Apr 12, 2009

Frank Ochieng

15 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"Hill's lopsided laugher is bizarrely charming and frothy in its impishness of impropriety...Roguishly appalling but unapologetic in its mindlessness..."

Posted Apr 11, 2009

Frank Ochieng

16 44%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"...plays like a cornball extension of Miley's terminally cutesy televised vehicle. Sadly, it's not the best of both worlds for Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana in this jagged juvenile farce."

Posted Apr 11, 2009

Frank Ochieng

17 98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

"Gervasi uncovers the obscurity blanket from [these] veteran Canadian metal rockers and gives them a cinematic salute in the outrageously entertaining Anvil!"

Posted Apr 7, 2009

Frank Ochieng

18 88%

El Baņo del Papa (The Pope's Toilet) (2007)

"Although not the best imaginative movie title ever to grace a matinee sign, The Pope's Toilet resonates with a distinctive warmth and sense of reality and purpose."

Posted Apr 7, 2009

Frank Ochieng

19 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"...a refreshing take on "the teen turmoil scene" where the uncertainty and inherent fear of a gifted mind is explored with the legitimacy of doubt and disappointment."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Frank Ochieng

20 27%

Fast & Furious (2009)

"...pretty much contains the same high-octane hollow hedonism that has run through this routinely noisy, frenetic film franchise...this speeding-wheel spectacle has all the charm and intrigue of a shopping mall speed bump."

Posted Apr 2, 2009

Frank Ochieng

21 84%

I Love You, Man (2009)

"Indeed, there is every reason to "man-up" in warped and witty I Love You, Man that plays like a screwy The Odd Couple in a millennium zoned-out state of arrested development."

Posted Apr 2, 2009

Frank Ochieng

22 29%

12 Rounds (2009)

"Preposterous in its perverse practicality, 12 Rounds flexes its cheapened muscles more than its monosyllabic star Cena does in a 20-minute match-up on Monday Night Raw."

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Frank Ochieng

23 95%

Goodbye Solo (2009)

"An emotional lullaby about lost diverse souls trying to cope with the rigors of life in a confining, cultural cage of ambivalence...another tantalizing triumph for Bahrani"

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Frank Ochieng

24 93%

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

"Roguishly insightful and quietly riveting, Happy-Go-Lucky is innocuously entertaining in its free-wheeling spirit...methodically merry-minded and meaningful..."

Posted Dec 21, 2008

Frank Ochieng

25 51%

What Just Happened? (2008)

"Although slightly scathing in its cynical look at highly paid Hollywood hacks rambunctiously jumping through artistic creative hoops, Happened is impishly on the spot in its aimless ribbing at movie wheeling-and-dealing madness."

Posted Dec 21, 2008

Frank Ochieng

26 100%

The Order of Myths (2008)

"[An] affectingly insightful and well-informed documentary. Myths taps into a special kind of Southern tradition%u2014with underlying racial overtones as a societal hovering factor."

Posted Dec 4, 2008

Frank Ochieng

27 94%

Milk (2008)

"Both triumphant and vastly disturbing, Van Sant's Milk is a penetrating portrait of an unconventional political figurehead immersed in the chaotic struggles of his defining times"

Posted Dec 4, 2008

Frank Ochieng

28 79%

Flow: For Love of Water (2008)

"Although meandering at times, Flow is still a serviceable documentary spouting daunting informational facts and figures about the freshwater supply threats and the perilous consequences that inevitably follow."

Posted Dec 2, 2008

Frank Ochieng

29 98%

The Wrestler (2008)

"Aronofsky has devised one of the most gritty and intensely authentic sports flicks in recent memory. Rourke is absorbingly raw and reflective...deeply affecting in its razor-like observations"

Posted Dec 2, 2008

Frank Ochieng

30 71%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"Charmingly perceptive and gently elegant in wit and warmth...Last Chance Harvey is quirky and quiet while boasting steady performances by leads Hoffman and Thompson."

Posted Dec 1, 2008

Frank Ochieng

31 94%

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

"Long after the credits roll one will be rendered both empty and lifted by a bewildered family's sudden forbidden journey into the abyss of emotional darkness."

Posted Nov 30, 2008

Frank Ochieng

32 25%

Four Christmases (2008)

"Letting the hulking Vince Vaughn near a Christmas movie is just like giving a knife to your crazy drunken uncle during a seasonal family gathering--it's reckless, pointless and ultimately foolish in concept."

Posted Nov 29, 2008

Frank Ochieng

33 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"...adventurous and exuberantly triumphant. Clearly, this underdog rags-to-riches saga percolates in originality and blistering spirit...fascinatingly lyrical and mischievous"

Posted Nov 29, 2008

Frank Ochieng

34 49%

Twilight (2008)

"Twilight sparkles for its intended audience of indiscriminate adolescent females. However, it will only be deemed as a softened, hackneyed horror show of synthetic affection for the rest of us."

Posted Nov 25, 2008

Frank Ochieng

35 85%

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

"[A] thoroughly contemplative and reflective small scale feature. Tender and relentlessly subdued in its low-key poignancy...quaint yet [a] gut-wrenching narrative."

Posted Nov 24, 2008

Frank Ochieng

36 44%

Soul Men (2008)

"Awkwardly sentimental but nevertheless sharply spry in song and sass, Lee's acid-tongued Soul Men certainly have something to sing about."

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Frank Ochieng

37 77%

Role Models (2008)

"Wain's loopy-minded laugher does carry some credible distinction as being somewhat earnest within its snappy, obnoxious boundaries."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Frank Ochieng

38 86%

I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

"[A] timely documentary...There is a sense of urgency that propels Creadon's cautionary narrative as an alarming wake-up call to financial discipline."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Frank Ochieng

39 89%

The Visitor (2008)

"Uplifting and undeniably winning in its perceptive landscape, The Visitor is no stranger to compelling filmmaking rooted in gentleness and inspirational fortitude"

Posted Nov 19, 2008

Frank Ochieng

40 22%

The Tuxedo (2002)

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Posted Oct 18, 2008

41 41%

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

"The terminally cutesy Chihuahua is just another demonstratively derivative kids' narrative that barks up the wrong creative tree...[a] forgettable fleabag farce..."

Posted Oct 15, 2008

Frank Ochieng

42 11%

An American Carol (2008)

"Overall, Zucker's cinematic middle finger is about as funny as an exploding toilet seat for hemorrhoid-induced senior citizens...a dreary picture mired in sophomoric sludge."

Posted Oct 14, 2008

Frank Ochieng

43 26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"Eagle Eye's simplistic and colorful contrivance is oddly refreshing in its preposterous exuberance...a transparent treat at best. Thoroughly rollicking and roguish..."

Posted Oct 7, 2008

Frank Ochieng

44 30%

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

"...[A] moping melodramatic malaise. Ridiculously artificial in its Cupid-driven cornucopia of sketchy endearment. [Rodanthe] has the forceful flair of an unlit wax candle."

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Frank Ochieng

45 14%

My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

"Raunchy and wretched...profoundly unfunny and sophomoric sludge...meaningless material that wouldn't be suitable for lining your pet parrot's birdcage."

Posted Sep 23, 2008

Frank Ochieng

46 48%

Towelhead (2007)

"...[A] shocking and subversive coming-of-age melodrama. Perceptively blunt and incendiary, Towelhead is one of the most challenging cinematic efforts of the year."

Posted Sep 22, 2008

Frank Ochieng

47 85%

Ghost Town (2008)

"Koepp strangely captures the cheeky charm and chippy imagination of Ghost Town that could have been deemed just another faceless formulaic fantasy."

Posted Sep 19, 2008

Frank Ochieng

48 45%

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

"...conventional but compellingly caustic...LaBute's excitable exposition is passable enough to sustain the manufactured intrigue and tension"

Posted Sep 18, 2008

Frank Ochieng

49 13%

The Women (2008)

"Lame and saturated in the dour makeup of an afternoon soap opera, The Women is a transparent chick flick standing on its shaky high heels without much support."

Posted Sep 13, 2008

Frank Ochieng

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