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Long Island Press

Long Island Press is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Prairie Miller
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
77%

"Reflected back through adolescent eyes, Jodie Foster's dreaded nun transforms through the devilish comic imagination of Francis' pen into a kind of motorcycle gang leader of a band of brutish cleric Heaven's Angels terrorizing earth's youth."

Posted Aug 2, 2007
2
36%

"Feels more like the classroom component of boot camp. Hey, dazzle us with a movie, don't shove it down our throats."

Posted Aug 2, 2007
3
22%

Coyote Ugly (2000)

"The strangely appealing silliness of Coyote Ugly ain't over till the fat guy dirty dances."

Posted Aug 2, 2007
4
21%

Basic (2003)

5
48%
6
69%

Disturbia (2007)

"Disturbia is meant to infuse the suburban veneer of tranquility with an undercurrent of lurking menace and dormant depravity, and well it does."

Posted Jul 31, 2007
7
97%

"The shadowy underworld of drug smuggling is brought into the light and given a radiant and vulnerable human face."

Posted Jul 30, 2007
8
61%

Arctic Tale (2007)

"The striking visuals that sweep across both the landscape and awesome natural world beneath, compete for center stage with the film's critical ecological cautionary warning pertaining to the careless harming of the planet."

Posted Jul 27, 2007
9
88%

"A delectable antidote to family values dictum ad nauseam imposed on contemporary audiences, the brash attitude movietoon slugs viewers with its devilishly rude mantra of family dysfunction twisted mystique."

Posted Jul 26, 2007
10
60%

"Bigelow, the only female action thriller director around is one tough chick with a camera, proving she can run a tight ship even if she is the only woman on board."

Posted Jul 20, 2007
11
8%

Premonition (2007)

"If the director seems to show Sandra no mercy as she's instructed to run around breathlessly for two hours in circles through the past, present and future in no particular order, imagine the even greater toll this movie takes on the exasperated audience."

Posted Jul 20, 2007
12
67%

"The audience may feel like taking a shower, just to wash this creepy movie away."

Posted Jul 16, 2007
13
57%

"Spotlights what definitely does not come with your Nokia cell phone: who assembled all those microscopic parts, in what country, and whether or not they were paid minimum wage."

Posted Jul 16, 2007
14
44%

The Jacket (2005)

"There's nothing wrong with a little vicarious experience when you go to the movies, but the director seems to think that his supernatural psycho thriller has to drive you crazy, just to get what it's like to be really insane."

Posted Jul 15, 2007
15
57%

Interview (2007)

"This toxic hate at first sight sly entrapment is a deliciously wicked concoction of mutual suspicion, contempt and above all fame game obsessive co-dependency that exists between the worlds of entertainment and the corporate media."

Posted Jul 9, 2007
16
35%

"The biggest suspense in the movie, such as it is, involves an exploding beached whale amid nudie tourists, and mystery mammary tattoos conceived during a night of drunken abandon."

Posted Jul 8, 2007
17
78%

"A finely honed plot that effectively traps the audience in its convoluted suspense-laden web, but strains for credibility when it comes to basic logic."

Posted Jul 7, 2007
18
16%

"Jane Fonda, playing the title character, immerses herself in the aging dragon-lady stereotype."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
19
No Score Yet

Unleashed (2002)

"The movie suffers from a serious split personality, with an overly honey coated tale of a family that embraces and frets over this warped stranger, interspersed with exceedingly sordid close encounters teeming with blood and gore."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
20
87%

"What is best about great movies: the multiplicity of social and political forces that symbolically layer and exquisitely complicate unforgettable characters."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
21
53%

"The Last Mimzy teases with its intent to spook adults rather than the little ones with these found kid playthings."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
22
53%

"Incidentally, forget the toys, which seem to be upstaged by Wilson's underwear, reportedly the most expensive drawers ever in a movie."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
23
7%
24
10%

The Watcher (2000)

"The scenario involving a seductive predator obsessed with female loners is not coherent enough to seduce an audience."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
25
52%

"A feast for the eyes along with the appetite, What's Cooking is a tragi-comic culinary surprise."

Posted Jul 6, 2007
26
80%

"The filmmaker takes stock with brutal candor of the traumatic turn of events in new market economy China, as the national social support system in place is increasingly dismantled for the sake of foreign greed and profit."

Posted Jul 4, 2007
27
8%

Gray Matters (2007)

"Much too eager to please rather than dealing with the messier issues around sexual identity."

Posted Jul 3, 2007
28
48%

Lonely Hearts (2006)

29
70%
30
91%

Sicko (2007)

31
68%

Unbreakable (2000)

"The story is propelled by the idea that we live in a world so desperate for heroes, that people can go to extreme measures to either imagine or create them."

Posted Jun 30, 2007
32
74%

"Costner shines as the persecuted suitor who tries his best not to mind when being nagged and belittled by his regally shrewish object of desire, up to a point."

Posted Jun 30, 2007
33
89%

Zodiac (2007)

"A clinical but ominous approach, weighing the hunted against the hunters in a world where unhealthy obsessions rule."

Posted Jun 30, 2007
34
27%

Evening (2007)

"The stellar inter-generational cast can't breathe sufficient life into this airless female angst mood piece to resuscitate the story."

Posted Jun 29, 2007
35
65%

"Summons the exposed anatomy of adultery out of its awkward secrecy, casting an intriguing light that gently and intelligently intimates why infidelity can self-destruct one marriage, and repair another."

Posted Jun 28, 2007
36
14%

"Gets into the male bonding mode with a casual, instinctive flair that breathes more life into the Steven Brill comedy than it may actually merit."

Posted Jun 28, 2007
37
88%

The Woodsman (2004)

"A bold and poignantly told tale, nestling into its characters to draw out raw and candidly revealing performances."

Posted Jun 28, 2007
38
8%

Valentine (2001)

"...a formula stirring in upscale sex, murder, holiday mutilation and lots of junior high school revenge fantasy."

Posted Jun 27, 2007
39
60%

"If only the film had stayed out of the bedroom and in the bowels of the boxing world, this small gem could have been an unqualified knockout."

Posted Jun 27, 2007
40
70%

Black Sheep (2006)

"Sheep are supposed to have a particular knack for putting you to sleep, at least when counted, but Jonathan King's cannibalistic farm animal horror satire Black Sheep could keep you awake nights instead."

Posted Jun 22, 2007
41
82%

"The delete button has never been so dangerous, and in such a delightfully daring doomsday software versus pistol packing hardware thriller."

Posted Jun 22, 2007
42
60%

Old School (2003)

43
85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"A fragmented tale with a disconnect between sulking mood pieces and hi-tech urban warfare, whose logic always seems to be beside the point."

Posted Jun 21, 2007
44
66%

"Feels about as authentic as the radiator in that semi-tropical countryside, where the only steamy stuff one can imagine being generated, is from that temptress in heat chained up to it."

Posted Jun 21, 2007
45
43%

The Village (2004)

"If you're willing to follow Shyamalan wherever he goes in his inquiry into how the US got so terrorism-fixated, he leads you into provocative, if uneven, territory."

Posted Jun 17, 2007
46
79%

1408 (2007)

"Haunted houses aside, never were buildings such immense sources of creepiness and fright before 9/11."

Posted Jun 16, 2007
47
72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"The kind of bracing psychological thriller that makes a case for the battle of ideas being every bit as thrilling as a great fight scene."

Posted Jun 16, 2007
48
78%

You Kill Me (2007)

"Director John Dahl, whose signature gems include Red Rock West and The Last Seduction, playfully and quite irresistibly adds quirky romance and comic mayhem here to his accomplished, devilishly noir laced resume."

Posted Jun 16, 2007
49
81%

Ray (2004)

"Potent and vibrant as far as the music goes, but reticent, self-conscious and pretty much stuck on unexplored surfaces when it comes to this creative giant's complex life and times."

Posted Jun 16, 2007
50
85%

"A gritty urban romance that touches on the various fascinating ways that music and psychological states of mind interact or clash in a dissonant and chaotic modern world."

Posted Jun 9, 2007

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