Anita Schmaltz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Anita Schmaltz

Anita Schmaltz
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 51%

Cherish (2002)

"With all the time spent watching stir-crazy manacled Zoe viewing too much TV and listening to too much Human League, you can't help but feel like you're under house arrest too." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 13, 2014
4/5 94%

About a Boy (2002)

"About a Boy is truly a love story, with dialogue and a story line that's both pop and universally timeless, which is gold for moviegoers." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 10, 2014

Insomnia (2002)

"Part mystery, part moral dilemma, but all seductively intriguing." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Aug 5, 2013

Spider-Man (2002)

"Maybe having such a big budget and being able to afford so many computer effects (which aren't so hot anyway) crippled the creativity of the film." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Aug 3, 2013

The New Guy (2002)

"DJ Qualls does possess some charm, but not the chutzpah to make the forced humor float." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3.5/5 76%

Bon Voyage (2004)

"If you've got a hankering for a bullet-flinging, romantic, film noir roller coaster, Bon Voyage is the ticket." ‐Orlando Weekly
Posted May 22, 2004
1/5 50%

Ella Enchanted (2004)

"Someone should tell O'Haver and the gaggle of writers it took to write this unenchanted mess that updated doesn't have to mean washed-up and dumbed-down." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 23, 2004
2/5 35%

Games People Play: New York (2004)

"If reality is made up of truth without deceit, there's nothing real about Games, unless you count really bad and really awful." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 23, 2004
3/5 43%

Latter Days (2004)

"...Funny, tragic, occasionally cheesy, endearing and ultimately heartwarming, dealing with very serious Christian hypocrisy while holding onto a light, life-embracing tone." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 8, 2004
2.5/5 63%

Acts of Worship (2003)

"Rodriguez depicts addicts as a sea of agitated vultures haunting the streets...counteracted by character confrontations forced to move too quickly and predictable plot turns." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 8, 2004
1.5/5 13%

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

"Lord knows we need to laugh about politics, but when it comes to salving our Oval Office wounds, Welcome to Mooseport is like taking a baby aspirin for pneumonia..." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 12, 2004
3/5 46%

Eurotrip (2003)

"Eurotrip delivers a savvy potty jocularity, probably because some of that European culture rubbed off on the penis jokes." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 12, 2004
3.5/5 64%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"Phillips pushes for laughs more than the show did, but still manages a weird mix of comedy, serious crime fighting and irony inside the scariest fashion decade of all time." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 12, 2004
5/5 100%

Destino (2003)

"This is a taste of classic Disney, a crooning, twisting song sung to the eyes, a vacation from rational thoughts." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 12, 2004
2/5 25%

Along Came Polly (2004)

"For all of you hungry-for-decent-comic-fare, Polly is a whole lotta ho-hum, a limping script with a few charming dimples." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 23, 2004
4/5 72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

"Girl with a Pearl Earring is a stolen glimpse around dark doorways into the intense, colorful birth of a great creation." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 23, 2004
2/5 18%

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)

"...a stoner mystery that recycles tried and occasionally true gags specifically packaged for today's teenage audiences, like the cheerleading squad I was sitting next to." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 16, 2004

Cremaster 1 (1996)

"As with all of [Barney's] films, translating Cremaster 1into words is a disservice to the elevating intensity and intrigue communicated through sound and imagery." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 14, 2004

Cremaster 3 (2003)

"Attempting to sum up the scope of Matthew Barney's epic in a few words is like trying to shove the history of existence through a scrotum-shaped pinhole." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 14, 2004
4.5/5 77%

Peter Pan (2003)

"No matter what your may just find yourself saying, 'I do believe in well-made films for kids.'" ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 12, 2004
3/5 48%

Porn Theater (2003)

" If nothing else, your curiosity should be sadly satisfied." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 31, 2003
2/5 24%

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

"Cheaper by the Dozen is yet another fast-food film, going through the motions of a plot with milk-and-cupcake dialogue that leaves you dry and crusty." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 31, 2003
2.5/5 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"By the end, you feel as if you've been hit over the head with a bloody dead dove, with someone screaming, "Tragedy! Tragedy! Tragedy!" in your sore ear." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 31, 2003
3.5/5 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"Cold Mountain is haunted by the earmarks of a TV mini-series... [but] left me in a dreamy state of mind..." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 24, 2003
3.5/5 58%

Girls Will Be Girls (2003)

" explosion of bad taste swallowed, and occasionally spit back out, over and over again, culminating in fashionable she/he cat fights by the pool." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 12, 2003
4.5/5 86%

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003)

"...this documentary took 10 years to make, and it shows in a comprehensive array of photographs and footage both gorgeous and appalling." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Dec 12, 2003
No Score Yet

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

"A marvelous oddity the equivalent of a child's fanciful, monsters-in-the-closet imagination running wild and naked through Barry's uncensored libido." Film Threat
Posted Nov 12, 2003
4.5/5 No Score Yet


"Guy Maddin has taken the rudimentary personality traits of early movies and pumped them up with operatic drama, homoeroticism, fetishes, bondage and necrophilia..." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Oct 21, 2003
3.5/5 71%

Soft for Digging (2001)

"...leaves a gruesome aftertaste à la The Ring...[however] its strengths lie elsewhere." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jun 3, 2003
4.5/5 64%

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003)

"A postmodern animated epic, laced with film-noir savvy." ‐Orlando Weekly
Posted May 16, 2003
3/5 60%

Te amo (Made in Chile) (2001)

"Even annoying people have meaningful stories to tell, and there could just be a pretty potent reason behind all that senseless rebellion." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted May 15, 2003
4.5/5 64%

The Shape Of Things (2002)

"It's hard to believe, but LaBute seems to be getting even more insidious...twisting an old tale with a new take and his no-bones-about-it allusions to the creation myth." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted May 15, 2003

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)

"[Take] madness - mixed with inspiration from watching The Sixth Sense. Add a touch of Mulholland Drive and a bag of heart-shaped jujubees, and you'll just about have the flavor of He Loves Me." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 14, 2003
5/5 91%

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

"...To Kill A Mockingbird leaves you with a much-needed belief in hope, ignited anew by the eyes of children." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 5, 2003
4.5/5 85%

Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002)

"This is a straightforward, dead-ahead documentary...but nonetheless it builds to a poignant, extreme and terminal climax that shoots off the celluloid right into our guts, piercing our sense of history and humanity." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 3, 2003
4.5/5 64%

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003)

"Director Shinichirô Watanabe drives us through a fantastic land, taking advantage of the anime medium with unearthly angles and delicate details in a postmodern, animated epic laced with film-noir savvy." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Apr 2, 2003
5/5 61%

Gerry (2003)

"Think of Gerry more as an experience rather than a movie, a virtual vacation from the tired crash-and-chase pulse of status-quo cinema." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 13, 2003
1.5/5 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"A more appropriate title would be The Great Whitewashing of the Rebellion." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 2, 2003
2/5 19%

The Life of David Gale (2003)

"Any dialectic concerning the ethical-moral issues of execution is overridden and undermined when the Hollywood murder-mystery formula takes the front seat." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Mar 2, 2003
2/5 44%

Daredevil (2003)

"In his saggy, dull-red leather gear, Ben Affleck hangs on the screen like a forlorn biker who's lost his buddies in a bar brawl." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 21, 2003
2.5/5 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"Hudson needs a little more time to hone her comedic skills before she can charm us through all the watery spots in the film's hot-laughs and cold-jokes script." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 21, 2003
5/5 69%

Max (2002)

"Max pokes, provokes, takes expressionistic license and hits a far as art is concerned, it's mission accomplished." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
5/5 97%

Shane (1953)

"...This isn't just a western; it's a masterwork in which every little detail seems to contribute to the intensity in the air." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 6, 2003
2.5/5 23%

Biker Boyz (2003)

"It'll leave you with a monster-rally headache and a craving for something salty." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 6, 2003
3.5/5 83%

Brigadoon (1954)

"Brigadoon[is]...a concocted Technicolor plaid-clad Garden of Eden with a "puppet show" residue." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Feb 6, 2003
5/5 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"Talk to Her is a sad falsetto ballad, holding onto hope like a dove cupped in two gentle hands in the midst of blood-splattered bullhorns and slow death." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 29, 2003
3.5/5 75%

The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002)

"The Way Home is an ode to unconditional love and compassion garnered from years of seeing it all, a condition only the old are privy to, and...often misconstrued as weakness." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 23, 2003
5/5 81%

The Hours (2002)

"Daldry slices scenes from the three women's lives and fuses them into one momentous thrust." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 23, 2003
2.5/5 83%

Narc (2002)

"...Liotta is put in an impossible spot because his character's deceptions ultimately undo him and the believability of the entire scenario. Too bad." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 20, 2003
3/5 80%

Baraka (1993)

"[It] begins like a National Geographic tour....a vacation from dialogue and narrative, traveling strictly on imagery... [but]Baraka gets old before the 93 minutes are up." ‐Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Posted Jan 13, 2003
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