South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 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

4 26%

Gordy (1995)

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

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

5 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

6 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

7 7%

Man Trouble (1992)

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

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Candice Russell

8 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

9 10%

My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

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

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Candice Russell

10 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

11 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

12 15%

Dead Man on Campus (1998)

"This Dead Man is a stiff."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Todd Anthony

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

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

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Rod Dreher

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"The film aims low and still misses."

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Todd Anthony

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

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

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

33 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

34 100%

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

35 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

36 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

37 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

38 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"Made in less than three months using a hand-held camera, director/writer Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express is a tale that only a diehard film buff might enjoy."

Posted May 28, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

39 66%

The Rock (1996)

"The camera is always too close, and the editing extremely choppy, dizzyingly so."

Posted May 27, 2014

Rod Dreher

40 76%

Licence To Kill (1989)

"Licence to Kill gets better as it unfolds for more than two hours. It just takes an insufferably long while to find the right pace."

Posted May 20, 2014

Candice Russell

41 39%

Days of Thunder (1990)

"Days of Thunder lives up to its title in one respect. It`s big-time noisy. It`s also as empty as the stands at the Daytona 500 an hour after the race."

Posted May 20, 2014

Candice Russell

42 80%

Singles (1992)

"No matter your age, you will warm to the young men and women in Singles who are striving to find their balance in the pleasant ambiance of Seattle."

Posted May 19, 2014

Bill von Maurer

43 46%

The Babe (1992)

"While Goodman renders a portrait of Babe Ruth that in some ways is bigger than the Bambino himself, the film fails to arouse the imagination of its audience the way the ballplayer thrilled his more than 60 years ago."

Posted May 9, 2014

Gordon Edes

44 46%

For Love of the Game (1999)

"Kevin Costner is back starring in his third baseball movie, and after those two box office home runs, Mighty Kevin has struck out."

Posted May 8, 2014

Tom Sander

45 57%

The Sandlot (1993)

"In this well-crafted movie, a strong cohesive ensemble makes the team likable. Guiry as Scotty is especially good."

Posted May 7, 2014

Candice Russell

46 64%

Cobb (1994)

"To watch Tommy Lee Jones re-create the persona of the Hall of Famer in Cobb is to encounter the greatest SOB ever to come down the pike -- in or out of the domain of sports. The trek is hardly entertaining."

Posted May 6, 2014

Candice Russell

47 88%

The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

"The Naked Gun is destined to become a cult comedy classic. If the holiday run doesn`t make a bundle, the returns on the video cassette will."

Posted May 6, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

48 0%

American Anthem (1986)

"Essentially, American Anthem is an idea in search of a screenplay,"

Posted May 5, 2014

Candice Russell

49 12%

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

"It`s hard to summon much wonder when Superman goes mano-a-mano with Nuclear Man, a Lex Luthor creation with a static electricity problem."

Posted May 5, 2014

Candice Russell

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