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
Publications: Gannett News Service

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% The Conversation (1974) The Conversation, it's called, and it's a volcano of a movie, an absolute sensation. I liked it better even than The Godfather... The fun of seeing it for the first time is all your's and I envy you. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) The silly, noisy comic strip Michael Winner has directed, from a screenplay by Arnold Schulman and Cy Howard, is about as amusing as watching your old mother break a leg. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
43% The Ritz (1976) The actors scream, rampage, and flounce their way across the screen exactly as they did on stage, and what worked effectively within the limits of the proscenium, seems sometimes, to be simply exaggerated or hysterical when seen on the screen. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
93% Carrie (1976) [Sissy Spacek] plays it quite straight and she is wonderful, but De Palma has shrewdly made a camp movie designed to knock them dead in the drive-ins. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
27% Two Minute Warning (1976) Edward Hume wrote the screenplay from a novel by George LaFountaine. Whether it's their contribution or [director Larry] Peerce's, I do not know, but this is a movie that hates people. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
48% Zardoz (1974) "There's less to this than meets the eye." - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
24% Xanadu (1980) It strives mightily to achieve magic, but for all its sunbeams, mirages and tricky dissolves, it remains humorless and earthbound. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
50% The Lord of the Rings (1978) Bakshi proves once again that he is a master of his chosen medium. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
37% Every Which Way But Loose (1978) his time, Eastwood has chosen a story which purports to be light and funny and which is neither. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
54% Force 10 From Navarone (1978) It's unbelievable that a movie which cost so much money seems to have been made on the cheap. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
12% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) [An] inept, studiously naive, childishly sanctimonious phantasmagoria "inspired" by the Beatles' great album. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
100% The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Ultimately, the success of the film rests on Gary Busey's performance. Not since we saw the young Montgomery Clift and James Dean in their earliest roles has an actor emerged with so sharp and instantly empathetic a persona. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
70% Rumble Fish (1983) Almost nothing at all happens In the entire movie. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
70% Continental Divide (1981) Under Michael Apted's direction, Belushi gives it a good try. But we will have to wait for another role before we can decide whether Belushi can play it straight. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
40% The Osterman Weekend (1983) Sam Peckinpah's movie of the Robert Ludlum novel, The Osterman Weekend, must be the most incoherent, inexplicable, muddled film made this year. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
82% The Italian Job (1969) It gets sillier and milder because director Collinson and writer Troy Kennedy Martin could not make up their minds whether they wanted the heist farce to end them all, or an honest thriller with a few laughs. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Christmas Tree (1969) The strange thing about The Christmas Tree is that if you can overlook the essential cheapness of using such a theme as a patently easy and exploitable way of eliciting sympathy... [director Young] has done a nice job of it. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
No Score Yet La chamade (Heartbeat) (1969) I had begun to think I was getting old, but perhaps I am not as old as I sometimes think for I found myself rather bored and annoyed with Catherine Deneuve and her chic tristesse in Francoise Sagan's La Chamade. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
62% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) The Bed Sitting Room is a film which is going to annoy a number of people, amuse but puzzle a like number, and tickle the hell out of a small but. passionately vociferous group, which includes me. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
76% The Great Train Robbery (1979) The Great Train Robbery is elegant and stately. But it is a slow-moving story, when what we really want from a period thriller is a feeling for the excitement generated during the actual events. - Gannett News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019