Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Radio Free Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, California
Official Websites: radiofree.com/mov-revs.shtml

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 18% Soul Plane (2004) Rowdy and funny, Soul Plane's sense of humor is often sharper than what most people would expect. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2004
8/10 89% Shrek 2 (2004) With its Meet the Parents vibe and its twisted take on classic fairy tale standards, Shrek 2 is always entertaining and often hilarious. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2004
9/10 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The epic cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterwork comes to a satisfying conclusion with this third and final installment. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Avoids many of the pitfalls of the original by setting low goals and aiming for wholly generic, monster-horror mediocrity. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 95% Lost In Translation (2003) Quiet, solemn, and introspective, Lost in Translation conveys so much emotion with so few words. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 80% 21 Grams (2003) A trio of noteworthy performances from Watts, Del Toro, and Penn is countered by lengthy, drawn-out, non-linear storytelling that guts the film's dramatic impact. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 74% House of Sand and Fog (2003) A balanced tale of the American Dream gone awry, made compelling by outstanding performances from Kingsley and Connelly. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 31% Underworld (2003) Leather-clad Kate Beckinsale is smokin' hot in this stylish, action-packed showdown between the denizens of the dark. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 78% Bad Santa (2003) Tony Cox as a hilarious, pint-sized guttermouth is the main attraction of this movie, which is somewhat more depressing than the trailers would have you believe. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
5/10 61% Stuck on You (2003) Typical Farrelly Brothers material--no more, no less. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 87% Freaky Friday (2003) Despite the awful history of parent/child switching movies, Freaky Friday strikes gold with funny, first-rate performances from Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) A ferociously disappointing and inept conclusion to a trilogy that began with such a bang. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 62% Cabin Fever (2002) Hardly the horror masterpiece that far too many people are making it out to be. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 49% Bruce Almighty (2003) Consistently amusing, despite being formulaic and occasionally sappy. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 99% Finding Nemo (2003) As the voice of the forgetful Dory, Ellen DeGeneres shows us how Memento could have been a comedy in this entertaining and visually stunning family flick. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
1.5/10 9% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) I remember watching The Smurfs on TV as a kid--that doesn't mean I want to see a film with 100 shirtless, singing idiots that have been dipped in blue paint. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) It is virtually impossible to watch The Master of Disguise and not feel embarrassed for stars Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, and Brent Spiner. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
7/10 81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Though generally overrated, it's a good start to what will undoubtedly become an epic film franchise. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 72% Training Day (2001) Denzel Washington delivers a remarkable performance in this enthralling and unique tale of a corrupt cop, completely transforming himself into an unexpectedly imposing threat. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
3.5/10 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) Aaliyah steals the show as a villainous vampiric vixen in an otherwise ludicrous waste of a story. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 59% Pitch Black (2000) A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
2/10 10% Juwanna Mann (2002) Bogus and wickedly unoriginal. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 84% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Takes Tarantino's trademark brand of excessive violence in an over-the-top direction that mimics the fun but cheesy kung fu revenge films of yesteryear. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2003
3/10 29% Dreamcatcher (2003) An awful, ludicrous blend of sci-fi and horror, crammed full of self-indulgent Stephen King gimmicks. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 54% American Wedding (2003) Nadia is nowhere to be seen and Stifler never surrenders the spotlight in what is the weakest link of the American Pie series. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 21% Basic (2003) Samuel L. Jackson's performance is the main reason to watch this ultimately disappointing mystery that thrives on audience deception and mass confusion. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) The Matrix franchise, founded on a stylish sense of cool, has suddenly reinvented itself in the nerdy image of Star Wars. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
2/10 40% Wrong Turn (2003) If giggling hillbillies fuel your nightmares, then there's a chance you'll be rendered sleepless by this inept, wannabe horror flick. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) Its inclusion of Eugene Levy and the novelty of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels impressions give this sequel an edge on its overrated predecessor. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 19% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Unintentionally comical like a bad '70s slasher flick, but also enthralling in a circus freak show sort of way. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 69% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) Easily the most satisfying action film of a year overloaded with disappointing sequels. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 72% Phone Booth (2003) Farrell and Sutherland deliver such strong performances that it's easy to overlook the script's melodramatic dialogue and insane lapses of reality. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 62% Identity (2003) Highly compelling, until the story's major revelation makes you feel totally cheated. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
8/10 85% X2: X-Men United (2003) Full of action, babes, story, and style--now just axe about half the cast so we can have some focus. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) Chow Yun-Fat delivers stylish action and finally shows American audiences a sense of humor, but watching Stifler get his kung fu on is just a little too hard to swallow. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
4/10 44% Daredevil (2003) Ben Affleck as a superhero: isn't this inherently ill-conceived? - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 25% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Angelina Jolie returns as video game vixen Lara Croft in a by-the-numbers sequel that is weaker than the original. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) The premise of teaming up famous, disparate characters of classic fiction is a lot more intriguing than what ended up as the finished cinematic product. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
4.5/10 42% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) A lot less fun than 2000's Charlie's Angels, this sequel made for the ADD generation jumps from one thing to the next like a mongoose on crack, and yet comes up with nothing. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
2.5/10 33% Tears of the Sun (2003) Dumbed-down, tree-hugging propaganda trying to masquerade as an action film. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 73% The Italian Job (2003) A remarkably average heist flick that's entertaining, but completely devoid of surprises and major thrills. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 34% Bringing Down the House (2003) Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy manage to squeeze laughs out of a totally generic, manufactured script that's drowning in odd couple formula. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 49% Femme Fatale (2002) Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
7/10 92% Insomnia (2002) Never reaches its full potential, but still manages to be better than the average, run-of-the-mill crime thriller. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 42% Death to Smoochy (2002) Robin Williams' manic energy is put to perfect use in this amusing and twisted comedy. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2003
7.5/10 41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) A solid, entertaining bloodbath that will appease most fans of the genre. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2003
4/10 62% Hulk (2003) 'You wouldn't like me when I'm boring.' - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2003
4.5/10 40% The Core (2003) Compiles many of the worst elements of Armageddon and Deep Impact into a single, generic package. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
7/10 25% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) The wired stuntwork treads a fine line between dramatic embellishment and obvious movie magic, while Mark Dacascos turns in a formidable villain in this decent action adventure. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2003
6/10 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) A rehash of previously seen material that still manages to be entertaining. - Radio Free Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2003