Screendaily - Rotten Tomatoes

Screendaily

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 25%

Reindeer Games (Deception) (2000)

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Emanuel Levy

2 No Score Yet

Amore (1948)

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Emanuel Levy

3 40%

Toys in the Attic (1963)

" Dean Martin is miscast in this adaptation of Lillian Hellman's melodramatic play about a con man and the women in his life. "

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Emanuel Levy

4 67%

The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Emanuel Levy

5 31%

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

" More high-calorie, low-sense, audiovisual CGI stimulation arrives in the form of this fifth and most roundly unsatisfying entry in the previously lithe and fun videogame franchise. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Brent Simon

6 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

" Small stakes and consistently tame inclinations mark screenwriter Dan Fogelman's effort, which gives off an ambling vibe that would be more at home in an independent production. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Brent Simon

7 32%

1941 (1979)

" This wannabe satire of WWII is the first and one of the few commercial flops in Spielberg's otherwise distinguished and popular output. "

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Emanuel Levy

8 4%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

" What could have been a more complicated and contemporary suburban spin on Alfie feels like a lazy and anonymous daydream postcard of discord and resolution. "

Posted Dec 8, 2012

Brent Simon

9 82%

The Chosen (1981)

" Based on Potok's book, this well acted fammily drama set in Brooklyn after WWII, centers on the friendship between two Jewish boys who beong to different ideological factions "

Posted Sep 25, 2012

Emanuel Levy

10 92%

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Posted Jul 26, 2012

Emanuel Levy

11 No Score Yet

Erratum ()

" With strong acting and confident direction from Lechki, the film manages to strike a balance between the understated and melodramatic "

Posted Nov 19, 2011

Laurence Boyce

12 No Score Yet

Gaby: A True Story (1987)

" Norma Aleandro received an Oscar nomination for this sentimental family drama "

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Emanuel Levy

13 No Score Yet

The Barker (1928)

" Betty Compson was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this carnival-set melodrama "

Posted May 5, 2011

Emanuel Levy

14 No Score Yet

Helden (Arms and the Man) (1958)

" A decent version of G.B. Shaw's play, this movie was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. "

Posted May 4, 2011

Emanuel Levy

15 82%

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

" Soderbergh's most commercial film to date is a star-driven, semi-successful, slightly better remake of the 1960 origianl feature. "

Posted Apr 28, 2011

Emanuel Levy

16 92%

Born Free (1966)

" A popular family film, also known for its Oscar-winning score and song "

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Emanuel Levy

17 90%

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

" Take it or leave it: Greeanway's contemporary Jacobean drama, about greed, adultery and cannibalism, is brutal, provocative and visually brilliant. "

Posted Apr 23, 2011

Emanuel Levy

18 No Score Yet

Boom Town (1940)

" A fun comedy-adventure, starring MGM's top talent, Clark Gable and Spence Tracy, not to mention Claudette Colbert "

Posted Apr 2, 2011

Emanuel Levy

19 43%

Naughty Marietta (1935)

" Nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, this is the first of eight but not the best teaming of Eddie Nelson and Jeannette MacDonald. "

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Emanuel Levy

20 92%

Incendies (2011)

" Canadian Villenueve's fourth feature, which is nominated for the foreign lingo Oscar, is an emotionally powerful tale about an extraordinary woman in a Middle East country, ravaged by war and genocide. "

Posted Jan 25, 2011

Emanuel Levy

21 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

" Alexander Payne's poignant serio comedy is a sharply observed character study, featuring Jack Nicholson in a towering performance as an ordinary American embarking late in life on a journey of self-discovery. "

Posted Jan 19, 2011

Emanuel Levy

22 78%

Apache (1954)

" Burt Lancaster joins a long line of white actors who played native Americans in this brutal Western, directed by the young Robert Aldrich, who was forced to change the ending. "

Posted Jan 19, 2011

Emanuel Levy

23 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

" Though daling with a relevant issue, James L. Brooks' new serio comedy suffers from uneven writing, tentative approach to narrative and characters, hesitancy about specific ending, and slow pacing. "

Posted Dec 15, 2010

Emanuel Levy

24 91%

Riff-Raff (1993)

" Laced with humor, this is a humanistic tribute to the survival with dignity of the British working class "

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Emanuel Levy

25 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

" Independently and internationally produced CG animated comedy Planet 51 has the visuals to compare with bigger budgeted Hollywood studio offerings but not the storytelling spark. "

Posted Nov 18, 2009

John Hazelton

26 79%

The Informant! (2009)

" Far more serious than either the broad trailer campaign or the exclamation mark in its title would indicate, the film can't quite decide its tone. "

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Mike Goodridge

27 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

" Obviously audacious for the gay romance at its core, it otherwise plays like a polished Hollywood picture starring Jim Carrey and will satisfy a certain percentage of his audience. "

Posted May 14, 2009

Mike Goodridge

28 87%

Amreeka (2009)

" Newcomer Cherien Dabis directs Amreeka with a sure hand which takes the film beyond the cliches and sentimentality of the standard immigrant saga. "

Posted May 14, 2009

David D'Arcy

29 94%

Samson and Delilah (2010)

" The honest naturalism of the two young leads is the main reason for the film's intense grip and power. "

Posted May 14, 2009

Frank Hatherley

30 71%

Tetro (2009)

" Although it feels at times like a vanity project, some strong performances - most notably by Spanish actress Maribel Verdu, but also Vincent Gallo in the title role and newcomer Alden Ehrenreich - save all but Tetro's most cringeworthy lines. "

Posted May 14, 2009

Lee Marshall

31 66%

Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)

" Fun, funny and unabashedly bloody, this Norwegian zombie movie is a lively tongue-in-cheek celebration of horror-flick conventions. "

Posted May 9, 2009

Tim Grierson

32 16%

Max Payne (2008)

" As shiny and hollow as its used shell cases, Max Payne doesn't have much to offer beyond a recycled noir attitude and a progressively violent, predictable story. "

Posted Oct 17, 2008

Tim Grierson

33 13%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

" A dispiritingly witless sequel with very little personality but a lot of frenetic comic banter and numbing set pieces. "

Posted Jul 31, 2008

Tim Grierson

34 21%

The Hitcher (2007)

" The recent assembly-line remaking of recognizable horror titles continues with The Hitcher, a dreary updating of the 1986 Rutger Hauer thriller. "

Posted Jul 28, 2008

Tim Grierson

35 2%

Epic Movie (2007)

" A painful regurgitation of memorable moments from recent Hollywood blockbusters, the spoof film Epic Movie is almost entirely devoid of laughs. "

Posted Jul 28, 2008

Tim Grierson

36 72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

" Playing to his strengths, star and co-writer Will Ferrell reaps many good comic moments early on in Adam Mckay's feature to compensate for a sluggish second half. "

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Tim Grierson

37 53%

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

" While not without its funny moments, this labored sequel ups the nudity and gross-out factor while diminishing the sweetness and evident camaraderie of its appealing leads. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

38 35%

Vantage Point (2008)

" Although based around a familiar, Rashomon-style concept, Vantage Point ratchets up its intensity so effectively that the lack of originality hardly matters. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

39 4%

The Hottie and the Nottie (2008)

" Tabloid curiosity Paris Hilton may be the main draw, but it's doubtful that even her celebrity will do much to raise the prospects of this aggressively moronic comedy. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

40 22%

The Eye (2008)

" Jessica Alba may be easy on the eyes, but a lack of dramatic heft makes her hard on The Eye. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

41 14%

Hitman (2007)

" Though stylishly shot and occasionally exciting, this adaptation of the popular video game can only go so far with its mindless violence and cardboard characters. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

42 37%

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

" The film may occasionally strain too hard for magical whimsy, but there's no disputing its sweetness or poignancy. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

43 17%

Saw IV (2007)

" This gruesomely efficient horror sequel shows noticeable wear and tear. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

44 28%

Saw III (2006)

" Staying mostly faithful to the successful blueprint of its two earlier installments, Saw III is an adequate sequel that works well enough on its own terms. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

45 15%

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

" Though not without its screwball charm, The Brothers Solomon suffers from a lack of comic inspiration long before the film reaches the third trimester. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

46 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

" Director Ben Affleck displays sensitivity to his story's thematic undercurrents, but he hasn't yet developed the authorial voice needed to enliven the conventional plotting. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

47 67%

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

" Merrily amoral, shamelessly watchable and outlandishly funny, Shoot 'Em Up is not for all tastes, but those with a dark sense of humor will have a ball. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

48 14%

War (Rogue Assassin) (2007)

" A needlessly elaborate plot somewhat spoils the pairing of these martial-arts icons, but this sturdy B-movie thriller has enough style to overcome its formulaic trappings. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson

49 16%

Underdog (2007)

" Underdog works best when spoofing superhero conventions, but the film goes to the dogs thanks to a drab story and frequent stabs at heartwarming bromides. "

Posted Jul 23, 2008

Tim Grierson