Anthony Del Valle

Anthony Del Valle
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Las Vegas Mercury
Official Websites: lasvegasmercury.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) Bardem contributes layers of weariness and passion that gives us a visceral understanding of the life his character is mourning for. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2005
0/5 11% The Wedding Date (2005) The film is made by women, which just goes to show female moviemakers are equally capable of insulting female audiences. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2005
1.5/5 13% Hide and Seek (2005) It's no fun watching an innocent child suffer so much, just so we can be entertained by a 'Boo!' - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2005
1.5/5 11% Elektra (2005) It's surprising how spectacularly [this] take on the Marvel character fails. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2005
1/5 12% Are We There Yet? (2005) [Ice Cube is] more convincing in a babershop than in a beautiful woman's bed. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2005
3/5 67% The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) Penn's talent is that he makes the most ordinary among us look at him on the screen and think, 'He is me.' - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2005
1/5 64% Coach Carter (2005) When critics join in accepting this junk, is it any wonder few directors bother with fresh visions? - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2005
3.5/5 82% In Good Company (2004) If the film's final third didn't get all gooey on us ... then the movie might have been a total triumph. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2005
1/5 7% White Noise (2005) It's likely a bad idea to try to figure out the logic of various plot points. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2005
3/5 55% Remember Me, My Love (2004) The glimpses of human behavior feel genuine. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2005
4/5 97% The Incredibles (2004) [It] goes beyond the pretty visuals and the slam-bam action to get us under the skin of a family trying hard to be something they're not. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
4/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Raimi reminds us you can still make highly commercial films and keep your self-respect. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
4.5/5 97% Sideways (2004) Quirky, perceptive and strangely moving ... - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
4/5 90% Kinsey (2004) Liam Neeson ... brings out the one-note determination in his character without ever losing sight of the self-doubt. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
5/5 86% The Aviator (2004) [It's] maybe the first film in which [Scorsese] puts his talents solely in the service of his story. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
4.5/5 78% A Very Long Engagement (2004) The first 20 minutes ... feel like a snuff film made with a James Ivory sensibility. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2004
2/5 39% Meet the Fockers (2004) You'd think after an eight-year absence from the screen, [Streisand would] return with more self-respect. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2004
3/5 33% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) Its lavish production numbers sometimes capture the broad wink of musical comedy in a manner we don't see much anymore. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2004
3/5 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) If there's one thing you can be sure of, modern remakes of older movies always have better crashes. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2004
2/5 23% Fat Albert (2004) 'Fat Albert' preaches a false gospel. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2004
4.5/5 83% Red Lights (2004) Kahn's amazing ability to sustain a mood of impending dread makes this film a boderline classic. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2004
3/5 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) [It's] not successful, but you can't quite dismiss it. It's full of imagery that stays with you. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2004
3.5/5 55% Ocean's Twelve (2004) I went into this movie wanting enjoyable junk entertainment, and that's what I got. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2004
2.5/5 87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) The lack of history in this sometimes musically breathtaking film is disappointing and perplexing. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
2.5/5 39% I Am David (2004) It's so under-dramatized that it's barely there. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
2.5/5 68% Closer (2004) [The characters'] allegiances shift so relentlessly and drastically that we are unable to tune into who they are. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
2.5/5 83% Finding Neverland (2004) ... infuriatingly ambiguous ... - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2004
2/5 34% What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) Movies are a visual medium, and not even four dimensions of Ph.D.s are going to change that. Not in this lifetime, anyway. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2004
3/5 33% Seed of Chucky (2004) The gore -- severed limbs, heads, testicles; you know, the usual stuff -- is kept in humorous overabundance. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2004
3/5 46% National Treasure (2004) While it may be blasphemous to recommend 'National Treasure', it's probably not far off the mark to say [it will] keep fanatical fans of high-tech hesit movies content. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2004
3/5 76% Being Julia (2004) Annette Bening is as complete a reason for going to a movie as Jane Fonda was, or Marlon Brando. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2004
2.5/5 56% The Polar Express (2004) It takes major issues of belief and loneliness and (implied) child abuse and turns them into a Hallmark card. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2004
0/5 28% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) Are women really as shallow as [this film] would have us believe? - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2004
1/5 18% After the Sunset (2004) What [is] most intriguing is the film's pandering to homophobes. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2004
3.5/5 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) The first 10 minutes make up one of the most exciting beginnings in horror film history. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2004
2.5/5 14% Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) You may be surprised at how not torturous [the film is]. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2004
1.5/5 37% The Gospel of John (2003) A slugglishly painful, uninteresting film that might be of value to New Testament students who don't like to read words unless they come with pictures. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2004
2/5 11% New York Minute (2004) [The stars] never attempt to do anything outside their limited range; like, for example, act. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
2.5/5 53% Home on the Range (2004) It's all very competent, but rarely inspired. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
3/5 15% White Chicks (2004) Stupid, crude, inept, illogical, and, alas, very funny. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
0/5 15% Sleepover (2004) There's not a scene that doesn't feel as if we've been there before. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
2/5 12% A Cinderella Story (2004) 'A Cinderella Story' makes so many good chocies, you wish you could like it more than you do. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
4/5 73% Zelary (2004) In a gorgeous bit of irony, death is kept in the background until AFTER the war. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
2.5/5 48% Alfie (2004) The movie is a sermon about the evils of bachelorhood, and it's probably best that men keep their girlfriends from seeing it. Things could get ugly. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2004
2.5/5 19% Thunderbirds (2004) The script exploits what's probably the ultimate male child fantasy: proving to Daddy that son is worthy of hero-size respect. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2004
0/5 5% Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004) I suspect even children will be sophisticated enough to understand that a film should feel more alive than a trading card. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
2/5 25% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) It's fun to see the characters get eaten up. It's the people who remain alive and talking that may disturb the viewer. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
3/5 18% Suspect Zero (2004) A poor man's 'Silence of the Lambs' crossed with 'Insomnia.' And that makes it at least a decent popcorn movie. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
2.5/5 19% She Hate Me (2004) [Spike Lee] is a genius who's never made a decent film. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
0/5 5% The Cookout (2004) It's low comedy and it's crudely made. But that's no excuse for it being dull. - Las Vegas Mercury EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2004