Andrew Manning Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning
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Agrees with the Tomatometer 58% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) "A rehash of previously seen material that still manages to be entertaining. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 6, 2003
7/10 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) "One of the rare horror sequels that actually helps the movie that inspired it. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 6, 2003
7.5/10 34% Final Destination (2000) "A grossly underrated horror film with an intriguing premise and foreboding atmosphere. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 6, 2003
5/10 9% Darkness Falls (2003) "Inventive fiction masquerading as age-old, local legend deteriorates into a wholly generic creature flick. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 28, 2003
6.5/10 90% Minority Report (2002) "Visually stunning and imaginative, this otherwise generic cop drama totally drops the ball when it comes to its most interesting and unique aspects of free will vs. pre-determination. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
8/10 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) "The generic standard of the super-teacher is only one piece of a larger, more satisfying story that runs counter to the overblown optimism of films like Dead Poets Society. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
6/10 91% Adaptation (2002) "An inventive movie that is ultimately undermined by its own gimmicky mechanics. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
6.5/10 76% 8 Mile (2002) "Eminem's skill still lies in turning an inventive phrase: filled with characters who lack depth, his film debut falls victim to its own modesty and is often insubstantial and boring. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
5/10 66% Solaris (2002) "If you're going to make a 'thinking man's' film that alienates the public at large, then at least have the foresight to avoid amateurish dialogue delivered by feeble performances. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
8/10 52% The Mothman Prophecies (2002) "An accomplished supernatural thriller that substitutes atmosphere for monsters and puts substance high on its list of priorities. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
2/10 3% Feardotcom (2002) "Of all the trash I had to watch in 2002, the insipid FearDotCom easily ranks among the worst. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
7/10 49% Unfaithful (2002) "Diane Lane is sexy as hell in this somewhat misguided tale of marital infidelity. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
5/10 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) "A mix of hilarious stunts and idiotic pranks that still doesn't compare to what some of the cast members have done in other videos. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
5/10 77% Ice Age (2002) "A thoroughly mediocre entry in the world of computer animation that does nothing to push the envelope technologically or creatively. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
7/10 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) "Fun comedy horror that recognizes its limitations and revels in its own absurdity, though too polite to be a classic in its genre. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
6/10 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) "Mildly entertaining, but not nearly the campy self-lampooning it could have been. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
8.5/10 81% One Hour Photo (2002) "Robin Williams is unexpectedly the year's best villain in this simple, disquieting tale of obsession. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
7.5/10 33% Resident Evil (2002) "Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez kick zombie butt in this faithful, action-packed adaptation of the popular survival horror video game. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
4/10 4% Serving Sara (2002) "Here's a stretch: Elizabeth Hurley is a sexy English girl and Matthew Perry is Chandler in this senseless, surprisingly unfunny comedy. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
7.5/10 26% The Sweetest Thing (2002) "Just when you think it's going to be a sappy chick flick, The Sweetest Thing surprises with a lewd joke or half-naked girl. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
7.5/10 22% The Tuxedo (2002) "The charisma of Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jackie Chan elevates an otherwise run-of-the-mill film into enjoyable entertainment. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
6.5/10 77% Changing Lanes (2002) "Despite its strong start with a plausible situation gone disastrously wrong, Changing Lanes lectures audiences and devolves into the corniest of melodramas--there's nothing subtle about it. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
6/10 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) "Almost always competent, but never brilliant. Its textbook approach to moviemaking is so common in Hollywood war films that it can't be called new or enlightening. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
3.5/10 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) "Lucy Liu has the silent, exotic, Asian assassin thing down cold in a lackluster action movie with aimless fighting, wimpy villains, and a lame techno soundtrack. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
2.5/10 3% Rollerball (2002) "Despite delivering a sexy Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, this 5-mph trainwreck is a badly executed attempt at action that can't even be relied upon to deliver mindless and gratuitous violence. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
8/10 57% Blade II (2002) "Delivers killer action with its signature mix of vampire slaying and vicious grace. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 13, 2003
9/10 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) "Brilliant and ambitious...does not falter in its mission to visualize Tolkien's ingenious work. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 25, 2002
8/10 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) "Boasts explosive action and a decent story, but a slow start and a badly botched ending keep it from being remarkable. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 16, 2002
5/10 27% Analyze That (2002) "A mediocre sequel to a mediocre movie. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 5, 2002
6.5/10 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) "Sandler is at his best as a rage-filled jerk, and at his worst as two of the most irritating characters in all of cartoondom. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 5, 2002
6.5/10 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) "The biggest revelation is that Angelina Jolie looks pretty hot when she's dolled up with big blonde hair. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 5, 2002
6/10 58% Die Another Day (2002) "Despite some spectacular action sequences, Die Another Day isn't the strongest entry in the Brosnan era of Bond films. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Dec 2, 2002
8.5/10 82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) "Unnecessarily lengthy and repetitious, but still has a certain charm that can offer entertainment for both children and adults. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Nov 25, 2002
7/10 15% I Spy (2002) "Cut from the same mold as celluloid trash like Bad Company...[but] both Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson are genuinely funny. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Oct 30, 2002
9/10 72% The Ring (2002) "Often disquieting, always haunting, and ultimately horrific, [The Ring] is one of the few films that approaches The Exorcist in its ability to terrify. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Oct 18, 2002
8/10 69% Red Dragon (2002) "Loaded with suspense...Hopkins, Norton, and Fiennes all deliver performances above par... " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Oct 11, 2002
6/10 48% XXX (2002) "The same pyrotechnic display we've come to expect from action-heavy spy films, with the inability to be as edgy as it should have been. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Aug 9, 2002
6/10 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) "A few truly hilarious moments...[but] this franchise that began as a first class mockery of espionage cliches is becoming an amalgam of canned stories and recycled material. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jul 31, 2002
8/10 74% Signs (2002) "Tense and creepy...Shyamalan's strongest paranormal thriller to date. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jul 30, 2002
6.5/10 39% Men in Black II (2002) "If you enjoyed the first one, chances are you'll enjoy the second--after all, they're almost the same movie. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jul 12, 2002
5/10 22% Mr. Deeds (2002) "Too whitewashed and generic...it's like watching Chris Rock in Bad Company. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jul 2, 2002
5.5/10 32% Windtalkers (2002) "What begins as the enlightening story of unsung heroes turns into a standard war drama, full of tiresome predictability. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jun 13, 2002
3.5/10 59% The Sum of All Fears (2002) "A politically correct war film of the Information Age--one that is whitewashed, predictable, and just a little too boring. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted May 31, 2002
7/10 65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) "The persistent shadow of Darth Vader is the most interesting aspect in a movie that fails to live up to its potential. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted May 14, 2002
9/10 89% Spider-Man (2002) "A top-notch movie...the epitome of an outstanding summer blockbuster. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted May 10, 2002
5.5/10 19% Jason X (2002) "Amusing...Jason unapologetically slashes his way through every predictable scene without concern for originality or story, right down to the typical cliffhanger ending. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Apr 25, 2002
7/10 76% Panic Room (2002) "Jodie Foster makes a good Sarah Connor, kicking butt and flashing cleavage...Panic Room isn't an edge-of-your-seat thriller, but it's entertaining. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Apr 5, 2002
6/10 25% Showtime (2002) "Generally funny, though it eventually devolves into the standard buddy cop flick it sets out to spoof. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Mar 15, 2002
4/10 7% Dragonfly (2002) "A misguided supernatural thriller, it's Ghost masquerading as Poltergeist. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 22, 2002
5/10 23% John Q (2002) "Shameless anti-HMO propaganda...Only Washington's performance salvages a hint of entertainment value. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 19, 2002
6.5/10 58% Birthday Girl (2002) "Completely predictable from beginning to end, but Nicole Kidman brings the goods. " ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 4, 2002
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