Authors

Orlando Sentinel

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

"Entertaining as it often is, Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! could have used a little less showmanship, a little more confidence in its wonderful subject."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Jay Boyar

2 80%

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

"[MSTies] can rest assured that the movie is about as funny as a typical episode of the show that is, pretty darn funny in a sly and satirical sort of way. For others, the movie can serve as a good introduction to the whole MST3K phenomenon."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Jay Boyar

3 67%

Maverick (1994)

"Maverick reminds us of what killed the western in the first place."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Jay Boyar

4 90%

Angels in America: Season 1 (TV, 2003)

" Under director Nichols, Angels in America receives its definitive treatment and emerges as a vivid but exhausting experience. The great revelation is the cast, which proves there's no special effect equal to heartfelt acting. "

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Hal Boedeker

5 69%

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

"Without a strongly sympathetic figure at the center of the movie, Jacob's plight seems very remote. Watching this film should feel like being caught in a nightmare, but it feels more like watching someone else who is caught in a nightmare."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Jay Boyar

6 31%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

"If the new film is considerably less imaginative than your average Punch-and-Judy show, it is, nevertheless, a step up from last year's turtle-fest."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Jay Boyar

7 41%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

"What troubles me about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that it's basically an exploitation movie aimed at young children."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Jay Boyar

8 6%

Babylon A.D. (2008)

"The movie has a nice look -- gray, rusted metal exposed to Siberian and Bering Strait snow. What it lacks is coherence and a compelling reason for us to take this often-abrupt journey with Aurora, Toorop and Sister Rebeka."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Roger Moore

9 11%

Club Paradise (1986)

"There certainly is a lot of talent involved in Club Paradise... But most often, the level of humor is rather like that of those entertainments put on by summer campers for their own amusement."

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Jay Boyar

10 76%

3 Hommes et un Couffin (Three Men and a Cradle) (1985)

"A simple equation, perhaps, but when it comes to comedy, simpler is frequently funnier."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Jay Boyar

11 3%

fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002)

"The pity is that there's an interesting thriller buried inside this concept."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Roger Moore

12 6%

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

"This movie will finally kill off the series."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Jay Boyar

13 7%

Man Trouble (1992)

"This is actually a pretty clever idea, and it's certainly ambitious -- too ambitious."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jay Boyar

14 18%

Rustler's Rhapsody (1985)

"As a 10-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live, it probably would have been dynamite. But at 1 hour, 28 minutes, the picture seems padded."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Jay Boyar

15 25%

Fathers' Day (1997)

"There is something faintly depressing about seeing an inspired comedian like Robin Williams and a clever one like Billy Crystal starring in a movie that might just as well have been based on My Two Dads."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Jay Boyar

16 19%

Navy Seals (1990)

"Navy Seals stands out among this summer's violence-oriented pictures as the only one that doesn't leave your brain feeling like mashed potatoes."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Jay Boyar

17 78%

The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If you love the comedy stylings of Burnett, Gilda Radner and Kristen Wiig, you will want to visit Hotwives. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Hal Boedeker

18 91%

The Sopranos: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2007)

" The main question about The Sopranos, which starts its sixth season on HBO Sunday: How good is it? The thrilling answer: better than ever. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Hal Boedeker

19 17%

Masters of the Universe (1987)

"If nothing else, we can probably thank Lundgren for ensuring that there will be no more Rambo movies in the near future because he has obviously depleted the world supply of body grease."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Bob Morris

20 19%

Rude Awakening (1989)

"The movie is very uneven, but it does manage to do a couple of crucial things that those tributes haven't. It shows us the zany heart of '60s counterculture, and it reminds us that the zaniness was a form of political expression."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Jay Boyar

21 100%

The Sopranos: Season 3 (TV, 2001)

" This is The Sopranos at its best, a series that doesn't play by television conventions. It doesn't make nice. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Hal Boedeker

22 14%

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)

"It just sort of limps along under the late-summer sun until, at last, its forced whimsy expires."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Jay Boyar

23 14%

Howard the Duck (1986)

"Reservations aside, it's hard to fault the tongue-in-bill high spirits of a movie like Howard the Duck."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Jay Boyar

24 5%

The Avengers (1998)

"The Avengers is, without a doubt, the worst movie of the summer."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Jay Boyar

25 92%

The Sopranos: Season 2 (TV, 2000)

" It isn't clear why the series generates such effusive praise. The greatest TV show? No way. Tony's too despicable. "

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Hal Boedeker

26 11%

Father Hood (1993)

"Father Hood isn't so much undemanding as vapid, disjointed rather than antic. And if this film is a romp, then so is bearbaiting."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Jay Boyar

27 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Leftovers... is a punishing series that tests viewers' endurance. "

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Hal Boedeker

28 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

"Batman & Robin won't kill the popular series, but it ought to slow it down a tad."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Jay Boyar

29 12%

Striptease (1996)

"If you get stuck at Striptease, my advice is to relax and try to enjoy its occasional pleasures."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Jay Boyar

30 20%

I Love Trouble (1994)

"Is there chemistry between Roberts and Nolte? Not really. This by-the-numbers production is more like math than chemistry."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Jay Boyar

31 54%

The Doors (1991)

"After the first hour or so of The Doors, the only door I wanted to see was the one marked ''EXIT.''"

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Jay Boyar

32 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"[Wild Wild West] is this year's Godzilla, Avengers and Spice World all rolled into one. It's the disappointment of the summer, the worst TV adaptation in recent memory and, almost needless to say, a fiasco of cosmic proportions."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Jay Boyar

33 79%

Pretty in Pink (1986)

"When Molly Ringwald and Annie Potts are onscreen together, the movie is aglow. See Pretty In Pink or, years from now, you may suffer side effects from missing it."

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Jay Boyar

34 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"Just when you think you've had it with this movie, there comes a farcical, rock 'n' roll sort of comedy sequence, or a hilariously goofy line."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Jay Boyar

35 34%

She's Having a Baby (1988)

"It's a measure of how little maneuvering room the movie leaves its performers that a lovely, sensitive actress like Elizabeth McGovern makes virtually no impression."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Jay Boyar

36 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"The Professional is strictly amateur-hour."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Jay Boyar

37 99%

L.A. Confidential (1997)

"Spicy and boiling-hot, this sensational early-'50s crime drama is a morality play disguised as pulp fiction -- a sprawling saga of corruption and redemption set against a flashy West Coast backdrop."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Jay Boyar

38 100%

Shoah (1985)

"By straightforwardly presenting interviews with people who lived through the Holocaust, Lanzmann makes it real again. Even more impressively, he helps us to see how the horror could have happened."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Jay Boyar

39 81%

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

"Director-writer Gus Van Sant sets up disturbing -- and, often, oddly comic -- situations and then gives his characters (and actors) the freedom to explore them."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Jay Boyar

40 73%

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

"Directed and co-written by first-timer Jon Avnet, the episodic production manages to capture the fried-tomato flavor of the deep South without becoming too pushy or patronizing about it."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Jay Boyar

41 66%

The Rock (1996)

"If it's not the most awful thing I've ever seen, it's close enough to make me wince."

Posted May 27, 2014

Jay Boyar

42 76%

Licence To Kill (1989)

"If the series is ever going to return to its Connery-era glory, it definitely needs some new writers, ones who know how to streamline a story and keep the dialogue tight."

Posted May 20, 2014

Jay Boyar

43 39%

Days of Thunder (1990)

"Days of Thunder does accomplish the job it sets out to do. It's sometimes funny, sometimes exciting and never too boring or offensive. In a disappointing movie season -- as this one has started out to be -- that can seem like quite an accomplishment."

Posted May 20, 2014

Jay Boyar

44 80%

Singles (1992)

"Crowe doesn't add much to the general discussion, but he's assembled an attractive cast and seems to have a genuine affection for the young people on the screen."

Posted May 19, 2014

Jay Boyar

45 46%

For Love of the Game (1999)

"I'm all for romance, you understand. But what makes this a drawback is that these people are all wrong for each other and that the filmmakers don't seem to know it."

Posted May 8, 2014

Jay Boyar

46 21%

Magic in the Water (1995)

"Orky isn't shown until near the end, and then only briefly. At first, I thought this was an attempt to build suspense, but after a while, I began to suspect that the high cost of sea-monster footage was the real explanation."

Posted May 5, 2014

Jay Boyar

47 5%

'Til There Was You (1997)

"I was not surprised to discover in the press notes that the movie ''has a touch of autobiography.'' The film's irritating insistence on parading its sensitivity gave the game away."

Posted May 5, 2014

Jay Boyar

48 12%

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

"Superman IV is cinematic kryptonite. Not only could it kill the Superman series, it might also leave filmgoers feeling weak."

Posted May 5, 2014

Jay Boyar

49 9%

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

"The movie is no comic masterpiece, but it is consistently amusing in a way that sometimes reminded me of a kiddie picture and at other times of a more sophisticated comedy."

Posted May 5, 2014

Jay Boyar

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile