South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 7%

Man Trouble (1992)

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

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Candice Russell

3 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

4 10%

My Boyfriend's Back (1993)

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

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Candice Russell

5 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

6 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

7 15%

Dead Man on Campus (1998)

"This Dead Man is a stiff."

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Todd Anthony

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

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

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Rod Dreher

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"The film aims low and still misses."

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Todd Anthony

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

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

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

28 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

29 100%

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

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 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

34 66%

The Rock (1996)

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

Posted May 27, 2014

Rod Dreher

35 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

36 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

37 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

38 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

39 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

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 0%

American Anthem (1986)

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

Posted May 5, 2014

Candice Russell

44 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

45 5%

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)

"It looks and feels junky."

Posted May 5, 2014

Rod Dreher

46 9%

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

"A charmless, irritating psychological fantasy that can`t decide whether to aim at kids or adults."

Posted May 5, 2014

Candice Russell

47 4%

Wired (1989)

"Every time the film makes some sense, the sweaty and sleepless face of Belushi invades in close-up and we know it`s only a matter of time before director Peerce will make us privy to the comic`s needless death."

Posted May 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

48 0%

Folks! (1992)

"It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission."

Posted May 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

49 4%

Cool World (1992)

"Cool World is a major disappointment -- a repellent oddity with unsavory overtones."

Posted May 4, 2014

Roger Hurlburt

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