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A.D. Murphy

A.D. Murphy
A.D. Murphy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
99% Taxi Driver (1976) It's a powerful film and a terrific showcase for the versatility of star Robert De Niro.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2012
94% Born Free (1966) Gerald L. C. Copley has done a first rate adaptation of the true story of Joy Adamson, who with hubby George involuntarily domesticated several pet lions.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
98% Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski's American made film, first since Rosemary's Baby shows him again in total command of talent and physical filmmaking elements.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
89% Shaft (1971) Excellent cast, headed by newcomer Richard Roundtree, may shock some audiences with heavy dose of candid dialog and situation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
86% Saturday Night Fever (1977) Travolta's characterization, given the script and directorial demands, is okay. It will please the already-committed; but it won't win him any new fans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2009
93% Rocky (1976) There are occasional flashes that the film may be patronizing the lower end of the blue-collar mentality, as much if not more than the characters who keep putting Rocky down on the screen. However, Avildsen is noted for creating such ambiguities.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
93% The Sting (1973) Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
95% In the Heat of the Night (1967) An excellent Sidney Poitier performance, and an outstanding one by Rod Steiger, overcome some noteworthy flaws to make In The Heat of the Night an absorbing contemporary murder drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) A magnificent film. George Lucas set out to make the biggest possible adventure fantasy out of his memories of serials and older action epics, and he succeeded brilliantly.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Jack Nicholson stars in an outstanding characterization of Ken Kesey's asylum anti-hero, McMurphy, and Milos Forman's direction of a superbly-cast film is equally meritorious.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
97% The Godfather, Part II (1974) The Paramount release has everything going for it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
99% The Godfather (1972) The biggest achievement here is the establishment of mood and time.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2008
82% A Man for All Seasons (1966) Producer-director Fred Zinnemann has blended all filmmaking elements into an excellent, handsome and stirring film version of A Man For All Seasons.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2008
82% Doctor Zhivago (1965) One of the most meticulously designed and executed films.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2007
95% American Graffiti (1973) There is brilliant interplaying and underplaying, of script, performers and direction which will raise howls of laughter from audiences, yet never descends on the screen to overdone mugging, pratfall and other heavy-handed devices normally employed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2007
97% Jaws (1975) The fast-moving 124-minute film engenders enormous suspense as the shark attacks a succession of people.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2007
88% THX 1138 (1971) With political paternalism rampant at both extremes of the spectrum, Lucas is onto something. In any case, we'll know for sure in about a generation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2007
96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) A daring film concept which in its special and technical effects has been superbly realized.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2007
90% A Clockwork Orange (1971) Stanley Kubrick's latest film takes the heavy realities of the 'do-your-thing' and 'law-and-order' syndromes, runs them through a cinematic centrifuge, and spews forth the commingled comic horrors of a regulated society.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 8, 2007
91% Network (1976) This is a bawdy, stops-out, no-holds-barred story of a TV network that will, quite literally, do anything to get an audience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001
89% The Graduate (1967) A delightful, satirical comedy-drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001
68% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humor and feeling‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001