Bernard Drew

Bernard Drew
Bernard Drew's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Gannett News Service
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Cousin, Cousine (1975) Jean-Charles Tacchela's Cousin Cousine not only reminds us that French filmaking is as strong as ever, but this irresistible romantic comedy carries us back to the wonderful comedies of the 1930s. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
82% Voyage of the Damned (1976) [The actors] all do their best but the cliche ridden, on the nose, boom, boom, boom screenplay defeats nearly all of them. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
79% Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte) (1976) Face to Face, [Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann's] latest collaboration, is not only their most devastating but their most moving, their most profound, and their best. It is is a mind-blowing experience from beginning to end. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
85% Slap Shot (1977) Director George Roy Hill has contrived to keep the cameras and players in almost constant motion in the funny and energetic film. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
64% The Big Bus (1976) You should never feel the creators desperately trying to force laughs where they don't naturally exist. That is the main problem of James Frawley's The Big Bus. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
54% Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) Embarrassing. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
15% Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Ridiculous, hopelessly confused, and incomprehensible. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
44% The Deep (1977) In the end, like too many other recent thrillers, it is a triumph of matter over mind, but at least it holds your interest while you are watching it. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
63% A Bridge Too Far (1977) Running just under three hours, it's far too long but it's not bad. Sometimes it's quite good. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet Nasty Habits (1977) Nasty Habits could easily have been a constant joy instead of being merely an intermittent one. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
57% New York, New York (1977) If lesser talents were involved, we might consider New York, New York quite passable entertainment, a pleasant collage of old musical movies. But with Scorsese, De Niro and Minnelli on the marquee, we expect more. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
17% The White Buffalo (1977) The film, from the creators of King Kong, fails to live up to its billing. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
44% Valentino (1977) [A] purported film biography. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet The One and Only (1978) Winkler is excellent In the lead, Darby properly subdued and adoring as the wife, William Daniels and Polly Holiday exactly right as the Ohio parents, and Villechaize, Harold Gould and Charles Frank good in lesser roles. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
74% Julia (1977) A movie that is a rare treat, one that captures the mind and heart, while simultaneously raising the blood pressure. Bravo! - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
83% The Goodbye Girl (1977) The Goodbye Girl remains a bit too mechanically predictable to be a complete success. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
78% The Fury (1978) It is convoluted, confused and confusing. It has a serviceable enough idea for a genre melodrama of this sort but it has not been properly worked out. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
78% Casey's Shadow (1978) Matthau and the young actors playing his sons are wonderful and Alexis Smith manages to imbue her role of Sarah Blue with elegance, intelligence and warmth. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
25% House Calls (1978) House Calls is never really terrible, it simply isn't ever good enough. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
95% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) The person or persons responsible for the landing of the craft -- it is considerably more than a flying saucer -- on the Earth, the slow descent upon us of a city of gold, has made one of the most stunning shots in the history of movies. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
57% Gray Lady Down (1978) An action movie should have action, right? - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
50% The Choirboys (1977) I don't know how Aldrich, a usually good director who can go off from time to time, can be responsible for this. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
75% Straight Time (1978) here is hardly a minute that convinces, a scene that really works. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet American Hot Wax (1978) Perhaps a reel is missing. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet Crossed Swords (The Prince and the Pauper) (1977) A great yarn that has passed the test of time, a good cast, photography by Jack Cardiff and music by Maurice Jarre never hurt any movie and Crossed Swords is good holiday family entertainment. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Boys in Company C (1978) The movie isn't really terrible, it just seems to be inspired by other movies about other wars. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
67% The Big Sleep (1978) The folly lies in the fact that Marlowe is a definitive 1940's character who does not transplant well into other eras and climes. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
69% Pretty Baby (1978) Weak on every level. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
44% Damien---Omen II (1978) It is a handsome looking movie. Holden, with his craggily intelligent face, has reached the point in his career where he virtually can do no wrong. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
89% Heaven Can Wait (1978) It's charming, witty, touching, and despite its previous incarnation, still fresh and original. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
60% The End (1978) So what's wrong? Practically everything. For all of its good intentions, The End is a tone poem in misgauged effects. It simply doesn't work. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
43% Convoy (1978) There is the ghost of something here and if the film had had the courage of its convictions, it might have been something else, but as it stands now, it is simply an action movie but a pretty fair one. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
73% Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) I wish someone would tell me why Who'll Stop the Rain? was made, what motivates its characters, and what it's really about. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
No Score Yet Somebody Killed Her Husband (1978) Husband is so witless, so lacking in motivation for any of its characters and so unscary that one scarcely knows where to begin the laundry list of flaws. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
69% Death on the Nile (1978) It takes an uncommonly long time for murder to actually transpire and director Guillermin has not known how to take up the slack. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
93% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Although both versions derive from the same Jack Finney novel, the mood of the newer one is closer to The Stepford Wives than it is to Siegel's original. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
No Score Yet Incredible Sarah (1976) Ruth Wolff's inexcusably banal screenplay and Richard unimaginative direction conspire to make the film appear as old fashioned as an old Grace Moore movie. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
36% A Star is Born (1976) This new version follows the previous three in its broad outline, but there are differences. To make room for a number of songs, characterization has suffered. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
11% Nickelodeon (1976) The movie is too busy racing backwards, and outside of one lovely sequence... the movie races in every direction and goes no place at all. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
100% Girlfriends (1978) It is a warm, sympathetic study -- and often a very charming one. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
No Score Yet The Greek Tycoon (1978) Need I go on? The movie certainly does. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
86% The Big Fix (1978) It is an awkwardly worked out mystery. Since that is what the movie is supposed to be all about, things are not as good as they should be. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
No Score Yet Catch My Soul (1974) Catch My Soul, which mixes bits and pieces of Shakespeare, the Bible, and [Jack] Good's own doggerel, Is a synthesis indeed and a rather synthetic one. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
80% Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) Nothing happens. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
30% The Cassandra Crossing (1977) A trip that begins with incipient excitement and ends in total idiocy. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
57% California Suite (1978) Any movie which allows Jane Fonda and Maggie Smith to stalk through it like modern-day versions of Tallulah Bankhead and Gertrude Lawrence cannot be easily dismissed. They make California Suite seem like manna from heaven. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
80% Silver Streak (1976) You never really get angry at it. You just want to shake it up because the elements for a first-class comedy thriller are all there. It's simply .that everything is always ten per cent off. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
45% The Last Tycoon (1976) It has all been put together with such taste and intelligence by Spiegel and Kazan that for all of its problems, it's probably the best all around movie from a Fitzgerald work yet made. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
29% The Klansman (1974) Why Is it that when almost any film is set in the Deep South, normally sane writers, directors, and actors are inspired to lose their wits completely, feel that anything goes, and vie with each other as to who can make the cauldron bubble faster? - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
No Score Yet The Savage Is Loose (1974) It Is a simplistic, picaresque yarn which, halfway through, aspires to Greek or even Biblical tragedy. But the writing simply does not have the talent to match the potential idea. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019