Ann Ross

Ann Ross
Ann Ross's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Maclean's Magazine
Publications: Maclean's Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet We Have Our Moments (1937) All these characters revolve about each other tactfully, and the plot, up to the final scene, is marked by a complete absence of ill-nature or even suspense. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Girl Overboard (1937) Unfortunately, the picture has packed all the excitement into the opening sequences. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Outcast (1937) Neither role gives either of the principals much opportunity for convincing acting. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Top of the Town (1937) There are a great many new faces in Top of the Town, but I liked the old ones best - principally Hugh Herbert's and Mischa Auer's. These two supply most of the comedy in their very best style. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Murder in the Fleet (1935) It must be admitted that the comedy relief provided by Nat Pendelton and Ted Healy is the kind you get from a headache' that takes your mind off other things. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Calm Yourself (1935) It isn't a specially new idea, but Robert Young seems to think it is, and gets almost as bright-eyed over it as Shirley Temple planning a surprise party for her estranged parents. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Perfect Specimen (1937) The feminine stars are appropriately cast, but the part of the perfect specimen didn't seem quite the role for the dashing Errol - he was far more at home leading the Light Brigade than he is here, trailing apron strings - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet She Married an Artist (1938) There are some good comedy sequences in She Married an Artist, and none of the troubles of young married life are taken too seriously. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet Broadway Hostess (1935) Broadway behind the scenes as it probably isn't, and not very important anyway. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet Stars over Broadway (1935) Another picture about singers along Broadway and their troubles, both professional and private. It's been told too often now to offer many surprises. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Texas Rangers (1936) I don't know when I've seen so much action, or watched the boys having a better time. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
78% Romeo and Juliet (1936) It's a beautiful show and a beautiful story; so dramatic and so overwhelmingly right in every detail that it will carry you right back into the Renaissance. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
No Score Yet Stamboul Quest (1934) Exciting and well told. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
82% Of Human Bondage (1934) Excellent dramatization of Somerset Maugham's fine novel. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
No Score Yet Dames (1934) The Dames... are beautiful and lively. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
No Score Yet Love Me Forever (1935) It takes plenty of versatility and an absolutely non-shatterable soprano voice to put across a programme of this sort, and the abounding [Grace] Moore is the girl who can do it. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Sanders of the River (1935) On the whole Sanders of the River is more interesting as travelogue than as story. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Hollywood Hotel (1937) A great deal of Hollywood Hotel is familiar, but a lot of it is funny. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Every Day's a Holiday (1937) Mae is still head overseer, and as long as she is present the male supporters (Charles Winninger, Charles Butterworth, Edmund Lowe) are just water boys. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Mannequin (1937) [Joan Crawford's] problem here is so simple that one wonders why she makes it so difficult for herself. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Way Down East (1935) Old-fashioned melodrama handled so sympathetically that old-fashioned people will still be able to get a good cry out of it. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) (1935) There's no particular point to the title. No particular point to the story either. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
97% A Night at the Opera (1935) Top Marx, and recommended. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! (1935) One of the season's best. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Collegiate (1936) Collegiate s for those who can see Joe Penner - they can see an awful lot of him in this picture, and only middling Penner at that. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
100% Captain Blood (1935) It's a good stirring adventure picture, but it lacks too many things to be a genuinely villainous sea piece. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
89% The Littlest Rebel (1935) It isn't a very realistic description of the Civil War... However, it gives Shirley and Bill Robinson, at present the screen's most popular combination, a chance to get together over long stretches and do their specialties. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet I Dream Too Much (1935) It's almost like seeing an opera picture on the screen for the first time; though this is probably just the effect of seeing Lily Pons on the screen for the first time. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction (1938) It would be a low-keyed and... rather depressing picture, if it weren't for the exhilarating presence of Charlie McCarthy. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet This is the Life (1935) Jane Withers, reputed rival of Shirley Temple, acts, dances and sings in a picture of backstage life which shouldn't cause Shirley to lose any sleep. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Ramona (1936) The best technicolor experiment so far. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet All American Chump (1936) You probably won't remember All-American Chump any longer than most of us can remember the Rule of Eleven... Still it's amusing while it lasts. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet Old Hutch (1936) You got the feeling that three or four people had written plots for Old Hutch and had never really got together íor a final conference. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet To Mary---With Love (1936) Myrna Loy and Warner Baxter in ten painful years of married life. The film, too, has its painful moments. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking (1936) The two principals in Yours For the Asking worry along with their sad parts as well as they can, leaving the task of entertainment to the three comics and to [Ida] Lupino. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) Meet Nero Wolfe gives [Edward Arnold] one of those richly eccentric roles that he plays with so much relish and vigor. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Earthworm Tractors (1936) Some funny moments and lots and lots of wreckage. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Poppy (1936) There is romance, involving Rochelle Hudson, but it is W. C. Fields who makes the picture worth seeing. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
86% Secret Agent (1936) Good British spy thriller. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
88% The Green Pastures (1936) The great folk-classic of the stage, finely transferred to the screen. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% San Francisco (1936) Well worth seeing, but too alarming for the very young. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland (1936) Elaborate and impressive, but more romantic than historical. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet China Clipper (1936) Lots of aeronautics, lots of good aerial photography and lots of Pat O'Brien. A good, informative picture. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
97% My Man Godfrey (1936) It then turned out that My Man Godfrey was really about the class-struggle, not the best subject in the world for comedy. Best not to stay for the ending. It leaves you with the feeling that the whole thing was a waste of time. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
80% The General Died at Dawn (1936) Gary Cooper has never been better than in this picture, not even as Mr. Deeds, and has never had better support than he gets from all the players. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Swing Time (1936) Swing Time could do with a lot more dancing and a lot less plot; or, if that's too much to ask of the principals, just a lot less plot. However... Even if Swing Time had twice as much plot, it would still be worth seeing. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady (1936) The plot is very difficult to follow and hardly worth the trouble. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Suzy (1936) Jean Harlow gives a straightforward and engaging performance, and Suzy won't bore you. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
88% Dodsworth (1936) Dodsworth is another picture that sends you away with a new respect for the movies. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim (1936) The picture goes practically hysterical trying to make you laugh. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019