South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Light Sleeper (1992)

"It`s a pretty good little movie, not so insignificantly for the performance of Willem Dafoe as the drug delivery man with a desire for a different life."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Candice Russell

2 10%

On Deadly Ground (1994)

"On Deadly Ground is a pip. Beautifully photographed by Ric Waite and handsomely produced, it surely is the most ambitious and the best Seagal movie to date."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

3 80%

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

"The incorporated tale of large-craniumed alien scientists, bug-headed mutants and a heavily mascaraed heroine in a pointy-brassiered jumpsuit proves fine fodder for the MST3K writers and performers."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

4 67%

Maverick (1994)

"Goldman and director Richard Donner don't know when to stop mining a gag and to move on. That the film runs in excess of two hours is indicative of the filmmakers' love affair with scenes that don't work."

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Candice Russell

5 69%

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

"Despite its frequently maddening lapses in logic and time frame, Jacob`s Ladder transcends most script ills to become a haunting and truly chilling thriller-melodrama."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

6 94%

The Truman Show (1998)

"A disturbing, spooky but eventually uplifting drama/satire/horror film starring Jim Carrey."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Tom Sander

7 92%

Men in Black (1997)

"What makes this wildly imaginative setup so much fun is the contrast between the deadpan gruffness of Jones and Torn, and the spectacularly strange environment in which they work."

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Rod Dreher

8 92%

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

"Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come."

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

9 21%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

"These fighting-intensive movies, a glorification of hurtful action, are strictly for children. While the corpse count is low, the mimicking turtles stand for nothing more important than the employment of physical force."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Candice Russell

10 31%

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

"While Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello are the spunky, upstaging stars of the film, they also have a better cast and story to work with."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

11 41%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

"Despite brisk direction by Steve Barron, plus unbridled energy and fine special effects, an overt glorification of violence is still at the crux of this stunt film."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

12 18%

Trippin (1999)

"The messages, in other words, are mixed -- which makes them pretty much consistent with the perspective of a hormone-driven 17-year-old boy. Viewed in that context, Trippin' doesn't fall quite so far."

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Todd Anthony

13 10%

Woo (1998)

"Woo is proof that you can take a tired retread of a plot -- a blind date from hell -- and infuse it with just the right amount of freshness, style and vivacity to make it new again."

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Laura Kelly

14 11%

Club Paradise (1986)

"This is a case where the actors are only as good as the script, which isn`t saying much. It`s not long into Club Paradise when you may feel the urge to get out."

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Candice Russell

15 9%

Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

"The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

16 26%

Gordy (1995)

"Fortunately, Gordy turns to fun whenever it wallows in too much goofiness."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

17 6%

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

"Each routine was done better -- and funnier -- long ago by Sellers. Gags about getting drunk, mispronouncing words, dressing up in disguises, executing pratfalls and other inane physical bits have become old and tired."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

18 6%

A Smile Like Yours (1997)

"A Smile Like Yours makes no one smile or cry, just wince. The script is unwieldy, and Kinnear and Holly stuggle in every frame to make characters likable."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

19 7%

Man Trouble (1992)

"Any comedy with Jack Nicholson has automatically got to be great, right? Think again."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Candice Russell

20 18%

Rustler's Rhapsody (1985)

"What this one lacks is broad-barreled fun, which is the essential element in a spoof."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Candice Russell

21 10%

My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

"My Boyfriend`s Back is the lamest of the lame so far."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Candice Russell

22 17%

Mannequin 2: On the Move (2008)

"Could somebody please tell me why four scriptwriters were needed for Mannequin Two: On the Move?"

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

23 16%

The Karate Kid, Part III (1986)

"A rather vicious melodrama and morality play that will bore most kids silly."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

24 15%

Dead Man on Campus (1998)

"This Dead Man is a stiff."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Todd Anthony

25 25%

Fathers' Day (1997)

"The plot is full of the kind of holes necessary to set up cream-puff moments where everybody turns huggy and learns Valuable Lessons. Ugh."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Rod Dreher

26 19%

Navy Seals (1990)

"Good, solid entertainment -- that`s what Navy SEALs provides in a winning package worth the price of admission."

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Candice Russell

27 0%

Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)

"The lagoon is the locale to which this new movie disastrously returns."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Bill von Maurer

28 17%

Masters of the Universe (1987)

"If not for the superb villainy of Frank Langella, who plays the evil Skeletor, Masters of the Universe would be as barren as an asteroid."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

29 19%

Rude Awakening (1989)

"Released smack-dab in the middle of so-called Woodstock Week, the comedy Rude Awakening is an often well-intentioned, yet mostly misguided comedic flashback into the drug culture of the 1960s."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

30 14%

Howard the Duck (1986)

"The sad fact is that the duck gets lost in what becomes a special effects film suspiciously reminiscent of Ghostbusters."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Candice Russell

31 5%

The Avengers (1998)

"Thurman and Fiennes look great in the roles, but they don't generate a fraction of the kinky sexual chemistry that Macnee and Rigg exuded."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Todd Anthony

32 11%

Father Hood (1993)

"A story of mixed messages that focuses on contempt for the law, legal authority and public safety, it attempts to garner sympathy -- and, unfortunately, laughs -- during a violent cross-country pursuit."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

33 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

"Batman & Robin is as bad as anything on screen this year."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Rod Dreher

34 12%

Striptease (1996)

"Moore, the most overrated star since Comet Kohoutek, is dreadful, dreadful in this thoroughly disappointing film version of Carl Hiaasen's hilarious novel."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Rod Dreher

35 20%

I Love Trouble (1994)

"There's a pervasive romanticism in I Love Trouble that depends on the chemistry generated by Roberts and Nolte."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Candice Russell

36 19%

Once Upon a Forest (1993)

"From the first moments of Once Upon a Forest, there is evidence of high artistic standards. The backgrounds are beautifully detailed, right down to the shading and contours of a tree trunk."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Candice Russell

37 0%

Only the Strong (1993)

"Dacascos and Prieto are fine athletes, to be sure. But that is not enough to make Only the Strong more than a passing fancy destined for cable TV."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

38 54%

The Doors (1991)

"The much-anticipated film is a psychedelic circus that turns into the worst nightmare of a bad trip. It`s an experience."

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Candice Russell

39 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"The film aims low and still misses."

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Todd Anthony

40 34%

Tango & Cash (1989)

"This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

41 79%

Pretty in Pink (1986)

"Pretty in Pink is an engaging movie about youthful concerns that never go out of fashion."

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Candice Russell

42 39%

Armageddon (1998)

"If you've seen any of a dozen similar disaster movies, you know how it all turns out."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Todd Anthony

43 34%

She's Having a Baby (1988)

"As for Bacon and McGovern, it`s sad to see these usually energetic performers labor through a tired script, rarely getting a chance to deliver."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Juan Carlos Coto

44 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"The Professional is intriguing, but misses the mark as a potential cult favorite."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

45 99%

L.A. Confidential (1997)

"Though their spirits may seem all but entombed by sin, these men are vividly human, this film savagely alive."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Rod Dreher

46 100%

Shoah (1985)

"Lanzmann`s monumental film bears significant witness to the Holocaust. Those who see it will never forget it."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Candice Russell

47 81%

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

"Van Sant proves again that he is masterful at charting the hearts and minds of young people adrift."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Candice Russell

48 73%

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

"The fine performances and worthy themes are sold short. There are two films here, neither one of which is as fully developed as it could be."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Candice Russell

49 78%

Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

"The editing is relegated to a series of quick (often mercifully so) blackouts. Time shifts occur at random and often confuse."

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

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