Beth Gottfried

Beth Gottfried
Beth Gottfried's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
Beth has been a tv/film critic since she was old enough to talk. That was last year. In her free time, she likes to sleep and write dating columns. She aspires to one day meet her Mr. Maybe. And in the meantime, enjoys dispensing advice to all the lost single gals. Oh yeah, she also likes to say "oy" a lot.
Publications: PopMatters, Trades

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 83% Walk the Line (2005) ...a beautiful and deeply moving love story; rebellion, music, Christianity, pathos to self-destruction -- all artistic license aimed at helping to paint a portrait. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2006
84% Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) The film offers an uplifting look at urban life, but fails to provide much substance beyond that. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2005
A 86% The Aviator (2004) As playboy entrepreneur Howard Hughes, Leonardo DiCaprio gives the performance of his life. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2005
96% Sideways (2004) After looking up, down, front, and back, I still couldn't find the point to "Sideways." Simply put, it's one of the year's worst films. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Once again Wes Anderson proves relentless in his quest for the quirkiest movie...But does Bill Murray have the prerequisite mojo to carry it off? - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2004
68% Closer (2004) Why do we become pathetic creatures when we fall in love? Mike Nichols probes this eternal question in his latest film and in doing so, opens up a whole new can of worms. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
A 90% Kinsey (2004) Liam Neeson and Laura Linney play a couple who fight to revolutionize attitudes toward human sexuality in the US in the latest Bill Condon creation. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2004
A 83% The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Finally a film about Revolutionary Che Guevara that gets it right. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2004
C- 64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) In a film as lackluster as lukewarm coffee (sans cigarettes), Bill Murray and Alfred Molina still manage to secure some laughs. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2004
25% Raising Helen (2004) Between some Hell "Raising" and contemplating the profundity of Devo's "Whip It," comes a mediocre movie with a magical cast and marginal plot. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2004
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) The most romantic love story to hit the big screen in years stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in a quirky film about love, loss, and new beginnings. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2004
60% The Dreamers (2004) Bertolucci's new film makes us wish he'd conceived a more interesting plot-preferably one that engaged its viewers and didn't put us all to sleep. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile (2003) In a film directed by the man who had us all falling for “Harry Potter,” "Mona Lisa Smile" has us pondering why love is never as sweet the second time around. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2003
72% Something's Gotta Give (2003) 'A little ditty about Jack & Diane' goes a long way in "Something's Gotta give." Unfortunately, the convoluted path meanders and leaves us emotionally constipated. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2003
B+ 37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) "TXCM" haunts and titillates. And gets as much mileage out of Jessica Biel's white tank top as is visually possible. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2003
95% Lost In Translation (2003) In "Lost in Translation," Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson prove a formidable duo evocative of Hollywood's yesteryear with a variation on a theme of Tokyo. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2003
A No Score Yet Collusion (2003) "Collusion" drives director Richard Burridge's sexy and suspenseful foray into the illusive, high-brow world of the London art scene. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2003