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Barry Walters

Barry Walters
Barry Walters's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Examiner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
68%

Jeffrey (1995)

"A charming, proudly old-fashioned screwball comedy." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 47%

The Doom Generation (1995)

"Plenty of films have dealt with teen isolation and many more will pile on the shocks, but few have a script this hilarious or a visual sensibility this developed." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0/4 12%

Down Periscope (1996)

"Why give someone who has a genuine skill for understated, intelligent comedy a highly unfunny script that's both overly obvious and stupid?" San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44%

Multiplicity (1996)

"Multiplicity satisfies the need for a dumb summer comedy while remaining fairly smart." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85%

Bottle Rocket (1996)

"Feels exactly like what it is -- a short stretched out to a feature." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90%

Pandora's Box (1929)

"It would be impossible to name all the artists who have been touched by Pandora's Box, but novelist Vladimir Nabokov, filmmakers Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Quentin Tarantino, and pop singers Madonna and Siouxsie Sioux are but an obvious few." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83%

The Flower of My Secret (1995)

"Almodovar has created a film that offers hope to all mad lovers who need it." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 29%

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood (1996)

"The gags -- like most of the Wayanses' humor -- range from astute satire to lowest-common-denominator yucks." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90%

Beautiful Thing (1996)

"Manages to do what few films have done -- convey coming out with the specificity that draws viewers in while conveying a universality that hits home." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
30%

Screamers (1996)

"It's one of those movies that is bad enough to be boring and incomprehensible, but not bad enough (most of the time) to be reprehensible or riotously funny." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
73%

Barbarella (1968)

"Though slow spots abound, the camp content of some scenes is astro-nomical and it reminds us of a more innocent time when the concept of death by sex was something we could laugh about." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28%

Black Sheep (1996)

"Spade plays the straight man, Farley plays the dufus, physical stunts abound and there isn't one shred of slightly intellectual wit." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 79%

Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

"The most fun-loving film of the current season." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 80%

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)

"It doesn't take much imagination to poke fun at the pitiful special effects, goofy '50s he-man behavior and unintentionally hilarious script, but the silliness of the entire concept eventually wears down your defenses." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57%

Heavy Metal (1981)

"A wildly sophomoric and stupid cartoon celebrating gore, rape and bad music." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 90%

Trainspotting (1996)

"This might not be the first movie to get inside the mind of an addict, but it's the only one that captures the life-consuming power of addiction in all its complexity." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 44%

Oliver & Company (1988)

"Seen today, Oliver & Company comes across as a rather shabby transitional work, one that lacks the sophistication of today's 'toons and doesn't hold up to the Disney classics of yesteryear." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
52%

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

"Four main female characters trudging through a movie's worth of similar repeated blunders adds up to one scary truckload of drama." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 85%

Safe (1995)

"Safe is one of those rare films that shakes you up not only while it's playing, but for weeks to come." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
52%

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

"At the center, it feels as hollow as a smile-face cookie jar." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 95%

Ghost in the Shell (1996)

"If you try focusing on the plot particulars, Ghost is frustrating and, despite the gunfire, not entirely dramatic. But as a piece of dark art, it's substantial and successful." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88%

Gridlock'd (1997)

"So just when Roth and Shakur's clowning closeness nearly transcends the subject, the film throws up a bunch of flashy edits and MTV-esque close-ups that trivialize it. Junkies just can't win." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 15%

Boys (1996)

"An extraordinarily boring date movie with a bad attitude." San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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