Betsy Bozdech

Betsy Bozdech

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Betsy Bozdech's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):,, Common Sense Media

DVD Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 56%

Groove (2000)

"Groove ultimately succeeds not because of its accessories but because it's a well-paced, engaging story about interesting, sympathetic characters." ‐
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

Anne of Green Gables - The Sequel (Anne of Avonlea) (1987)

"Lovely, kid-friendly sequel has more romance than the first." ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 4, 2012
3/5 20%

Camp Rock (2008)

"Disney turns out a fun, clean, surefire tween hit." ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 19, 2008
3/4 34%

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

"As always, the most impressive thing about Reno is the cast's stellar improvisational skills. All of them are completely committed to their characters." ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2007
1/4 2%

Epic Movie (2007)

"More a string of already-past-their-expiration-date gags based on big popcorn flicks than an actual film." ‐
Posted May 21, 2007
4/4 97%

Big (1988)

"Hanks has since aced plenty of other parts ... but he's rarely been as beguilingly charming -- and utterly convincing -- as he was playing a 12-year-old trapped in a grown man's body." ‐
Posted May 6, 2007
2.5/4 44%

Night at the Museum (2006)

"Kids who don't care about the finer points of cinematic storytelling (in other words, most of them) will certainly enjoy the film, as will older viewers with a taste for the fantastic." ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2007
3.5/4 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

"An absorbing character study that successfully deals with the shades of gray that are part and parcel of real, messy, everyday life." ‐
Posted Apr 15, 2007
3/4 92%

Volver (2006)

"Unlike so many of the characters Cruz has played [in Hollywood], Volver's Raimunda -- earthy, sensuous, confident, and capable -- feels like a real, lived-in woman." ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2007
2/4 75%

Happy Feet (2006)

"Happy Feet is a perfect example of a good concept that never quite figured out where it was going -- the story is uneven at best and virtually falls apart near the end." ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2007
3/4 76%

Peter Pan (1953)

"Plenty of charming moments and iconic characters ... but the story isn't anchored firmly enough in the land of fairy tale to avoid feeling dated a few decades down the line." ‐
Posted Mar 18, 2007
2.5/4 56%

Keeping Mum (2006)

"The plot twists aren't exactly hard to ferret out, and the characters aren't particularly deep, but the actors give the movie enough charm to coast by on." ‐
Posted Feb 26, 2007
2/4 31%

Running With Scissors (2006)

"Heavy-handed soundtrack cues, vintage costumes, and rooms overflowing with props can't disguise the fact that the characters, for all their bizarre quirks, don't have much depth." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2007
2.5/4 48%

Open Season (2006)

"Picks up enough once Boog and Elliot are actually in the wild that folks who are just looking for a little light entertainment will probably be amused enough." ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2007
2/4 74%

Idiocracy (2006)

"It's a pointed -- if cynical and somewhat bitter -- commentary on the state of society, but the story is thin and meandering at best." ‐
Posted Jan 7, 2007
2.5/4 45%

The Last Kiss (2006)

"Like the darker, more unsettling Closer, The Last Kiss ... gives its audience -- particularly those in relationships of their own -- plenty to think about." ‐
Posted Jan 1, 2007
4/4 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"Michael Arndt's script is both poignant and hilarious, and the cast is uniformly strong." ‐
Posted Dec 10, 2006
3.5/4 No Score Yet


"In the end, engaging characters and sharp writing matter more than the cleverest of clever concepts." ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2006
2.5/4 57%

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

"While not quite as fresh, charming, or focused as its predecessor, [this] is still a fine way to spend an hour and a half -- especially if you're a Scrat fan." ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2006
4/4 93%

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"A Fish Called Wanda manages to turn its merry miscreants into sympathetic characters -- which, in turn, is what makes the film succeed." ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2006
3/4 52%

Strangers with Candy (2005)

"Will resonate most with fans of the TV series, but even the uninitiated will enjoy its cracked sense of humor and jabs at teenage life." ‐
Posted Nov 12, 2006
1.5/4 37%

Keeping Up With The Steins (2006)

"A trite, boring comedy about a kid trying to make peace between his estranged father and grandfather." ‐
Posted Nov 12, 2006
2.5/4 49%

Riding in Cars With Boys (2001)

"If Drew Barrymore's enthusiasm were any measure of a movie's quality, Riding in Cars With Boys would sweep the Oscars." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 59%

How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2002)

"Aside from its mouthful of a title and Robin Wright Penn's monumentally bad haircut, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog actually has a lot going for it." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 47%

Life as a House (2001)

"When it's not veering into cheesiness, this well-acted tale of redemption has some affecting scenes and moments of genuine drama." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 36%

The Net (1995)

"The Net does build up to a decently tense climax, but its moral -- live your life off-line -- feels heavy-handed." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 14%

Black Knight (2001)

"Black Knight is funnier than the ads made it look, but too indulgent and eager for its own good." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 38%

Indecent Proposal (1993)

"Even as a meditation on morality and character, it's not that compelling." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 59%

Serendipity (2001)

"Every scene is predictable, every cliché is embraced enthusiastically .. and if you have a soft spot for romantic comedies, you'll still be sighing happily." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 100%

Cactus Flower (1969)

"A little too slow-paced to work as a farce -- and Bergman's 180-degree turn from straight-laced old maid to swingin' single gal happens a little abruptly to be convincing." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 82%

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

"The Las Vegas of movies: bright, exciting, and -- if you go in with the right attitude -- lots of fun." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 100%

I Want to Live! (1958)

"At its core is a moving portrayal of regret, bravado, and fierce determination." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 14%

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

"Too often, plays-turned-movies become films like To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996): slow, talky excuses for actors to emote like crazy." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
1.5/4 24%

Snow Dogs (2002)

"When the best joke in a movie released after 1993 involves Michael Bolton, you know you're in trouble." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 90%

S.O.B. (1981)

"What S.O.B. does do well is poke fun at some of the excesses of late-'70s Hollywood." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 96%

Victor Victoria (1982)

"Really the only top-notch movie about a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 50%

Kate & Leopold (2001)

"As everyone who's ever sighed over a Disney movie knows, it's awfully hard to resist a good fairy tale -- especially when Prince Charming looks and talks like Hugh Jackman." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 75%

Real Genius (1985)

"What makes it work (and simultaneously cements it as an '80s classic) is Kilmer's appealingly goofy performance -- it's a shame we don't see that side of him much these days." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 46%

Orange County (2002)

"Despite the fact that an inordinate number of its scenes seem to feature Jack Black running around in his underwear, Orange County is actually a pretty tame movie." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2/4 42%

The Majestic (2001)

"[It] aims to be an inspiring tale about freedom, passion, and conviction, but with its slow pace and predictable plot and dialogue, it falters into sappiness and forced lessons." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 51%

Shallow Hal (2001)

"A sweet romantic comedy that rises above its moments of lowest-common-denominator humor ... to offer a positive message about love and perception." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 50%

Punchline (1988)

"Field and Hanks both give memorable performances in David Seltzer's poignant dramedy about the world of stand-up comedy." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
1.5/4 27%

A Walk to Remember (2002)

"The hardest part about watching the sappy, preachy teen hanky-fest A Walk to Remember is deciding who to blame for it." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 76%

Robin and Marian (1976)

"Despite the battles and feats of derring-do that follow, Robin and Marian never really develops the sense of urgency that cinematic swashbucklers require." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
2.5/4 59%

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

"If the original Hot Shots! was the mother of all movies, its sequel ... might well be considered the aunt of all movies ... or at least the first cousin of Rambo." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 83%

Hot Shots! (1991)

"If you're looking for a time capsule of late '80s pop culture, it doesn't get much better than Hot Shots!" ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 83%

Pauline & Paulette (2002)

"A sweet, sentimental story told in a loving, amused fashion." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

"A fascinating, original movie that's all the more compelling for its ambiguities and the hard questions it asks." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 93%

Scratch (2002)

"A film not unlike the music it celebrates: Vibrant, eclectic, loud, rhythmic, and powerful." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
3.5/4 77%

Grease (1978)

"The Broadway-hit-turned-movie succeeds ... because of its charismatic cast, show-stopping musical numbers, and genuine sense of fun." ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2006
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