Bill Pearis

Bill Pearis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Bill Pearis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Citysearch

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 27%

Paycheck (2003)

"At times, the whole thing feels like a parody of the genre. Still, director John Woo makes all this nonsense thoroughly entertaining, full of the slow-motion explosions, Mexican standoffs and the doves you've come to expect." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 23, 2003
2/5 61%

Stuck on You (2003)

"A one joke film (and not much of a joke at that) that tries hard but mostly falls flat." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 11, 2003
3/4 66%

The Last Samurai (2003)

"Delivers thrilling action, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful locations and Oscar-worthy performances." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 4, 2003
1/5 21%

Honey (2003)

"One of 2003's worst, Honey lazily steals its story from a host of '80s musical-themed flicks." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 4, 2003
7/10 84%

Pieces of April (2003)

"April's attempts at cooking provide most of the laughs, and watching her trying to mash raw potatoes is worth the price of admission alone." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 13, 2003
6/10 63%

Love Actually (2003)

"Writer-director Richard Curtis has jam-packed the story with too many characters and the whole thing borders on sickeningly sweet. But a fitfully funny screenplay and irreproachable cast keep you from suffering cinematic toothache." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 6, 2003
6/10 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"For all the ponderous philosophizing found in Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions is surprisingly straightforward and more than a little cheesy." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 4, 2003
8/10 91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"The story is ... fascinating." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 30, 2003
7/10 38%

Brother Bear (2003)

"Solid family entertainment, but won't give Pixar a run for its money." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 30, 2003
9/10 94%

Alien Saga (2003)

"Even if you've seen it a hundred times, Alien can still make you jump out of your seat." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 29, 2003
4/10 34%

In the Cut (2003)

"There's a good character study here somewhere, but Campion should have slashed the serial-killer plot right out of the picture." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 24, 2003
7/10 36%

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

"David Zucker hasn't exactly breathed new life into the series, but he knows what old jokes still work." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 23, 2003
6/10 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"Runaway Jury is guilty of perjury, but just barely gets away with it." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 16, 2003
6/10 44%

Good Boy! (2003)

"This flick's poo jokes are of a superior breed than you'd find in a Rob Schneider comedy." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 9, 2003
9/10 75%

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

"The Coens have taken their trademark wit, style and rapid-fire dialogue and refined it into a lean mean laugh machine." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 9, 2003
8/10 87%

Mystic River (2003)

"A truly powerful portrait of community and lost innocence." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 9, 2003
8/10 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"One of this year's most entertaining flicks." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 9, 2003
5/10 65%

Out of Time (2003)

"Despite being entirely unrealistic, this is a mildly entertaining movie thanks to its breezy tone and a cast that seems to be having a good time." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 2, 2003
9/10 92%

School of Rock (2003)

"Jack Black has played the in-your-face slacker many times before, but with a script written specifically to showcase his particular genius, he completely aces this exam." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 2, 2003
7/10 59%

Secondhand Lions (2003)

"Maybe you should let the grandparents take the kids to this one." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Sep 18, 2003
6/10 12%

Cold Creek Manor (2003)

"The movie turns into another case of stupid people doing stupid things no real person in their right mind would do." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Sep 18, 2003
7/10 68%

Once upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

"Forget trying to follow the convoluted plot. Just enjoy the expertly choreographed action and another killer Johnny Depp performance that steals the entire movie." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Sep 11, 2003
7/10 62%

Cabin Fever (2002)

"Horror fans that felt there wasn't enough bile-spewing in 28 Days Later will delight in the buckets of gooey flesh and blood thrown around here." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Sep 11, 2003
8/10 81%

Thirteen (2003)

"It's what the controversial and overrated Kids should have been -- unflinching and honest, but not bleak." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 21, 2003
7/10 41%

The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

"It's no Rushmore or Sixteen Candles, but The Battle of Shaker Heights is heads-and- shoulders above your average teen comedy." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 21, 2003
7/10 38%

Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) (2003)

"The story takes a while to get going, but once it does, it includes a few Pulp Fiction-style flourishes and becomes a devil of a good time." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 21, 2003
8/10 97%

Autumn Spring (2003)

"Breathes fresh life into the aging genre with a (sometimes morbid) sense of humor that all but removes sentimentality from the picture but still retains heart." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 21, 2003
7/10 79%

Open Range (2003)

"After a long string of bombs, Costner delivers a real winner that will remind people why he won an Oscar for Dances with Wolves." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 14, 2003
9/10 82%

Step Into Liquid (2003)

"The highest compliment than can be paid to Step Into Liquid is that even if you've never put a toe in the ocean, you will leave this movie wanting to surf." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 7, 2003
8/10 48%

S.W.A.T. (2003)

"S.W.A.T. merely aims to be no-nonsense entertainment and totally delivers the goods." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 7, 2003
5/10 46%

Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003)

"Watching Juni and Carmen dodge enemies and jump from platform to platform is about as fun as watching someone else play videogames." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 24, 2003
7/10 56%

Northfork (2003)

"Northfork will likely confound as many viewers as it captivates, but few will have seen anything like it." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 11, 2003
7/10 77%

Une femme de ménage (2003)

"Despite Berri's deft touch, the story is a little too slight to fill out the movie's running time, but engaging performances from Dequenne and Bacri make up the difference." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 11, 2003
8/10 88%

The Cuckoo (2003)

"Once you give into this film's odd logic, its humor and charm will win you over." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 11, 2003
3/10 17%

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

"Young boys may appreciate the flick's cool gadgets and gee-whiz sensibility, but fans of Alan Moore's graphic novel will be appalled. The rest of us will just be bored." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 10, 2003
5/10 52%

Suriyothai (2003)

"It's easy to marvel at this film's epic scope and wondrous visuals, but we're left wondering how much better the original must be." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jun 19, 2003
4/10 41%

Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

"Kids may still giggle at the rampant diaper jokes, but this movie is hardly worthy of the Rugrats name." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jun 13, 2003
3/10 41%

Wrong Turn (2003)

"With the tiniest bit of effort, Wrong Turn could have been a fun slasher flick, but no one involved seems to have cared about anything but a paycheck." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jun 5, 2003
8/10 59%

Down With Love (2003)

"Zellweger and McGregor obviously had a blast making this movie -- and you'll have just as much fun watching it." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 15, 2003
3/10 39%

The Trip (2003)

"The comic moments are so forced that you expect a laugh track, while the dramatic moments have all the subtlety of Valley of the Dolls." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 8, 2003
7/10 79%

Washington Heights (2002)

"Makes the most of its low budget and has an abundance of heart to boot." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 8, 2003
5/10 27%

Daddy Day Care (2003)

"Daddy is more than happy to go for potty-training humor rather than real jokes ... But kids aren't likely to mind, and should be laughing straight through to the blooper-filled closing credits." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 8, 2003
7/10 79%

Owning Mahowny (2003)

"A fascinating look at addiction that's perhaps a little too clinical for its own good." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 1, 2003
5/10 40%

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

"Nothing in The Lizzie McGuire Movie warrants the leap to the big screen." ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 1, 2003
4/10 28%

It Runs in the Family (2003)

"Overloaded with meandering subplots, greeting-card sentiment and trite filial hangups, It Runs in the Family is as dull and embarrassing as watching someone else's home movies." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 24, 2003
6/10 40%

House of Fools (2003)

"It's too often weighed down by clichés." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 24, 2003
7/10 47%

City of Ghosts (2003)

"A hypnotic film that's as much about the mystique of Southeast Asia as it is about the insurance-scam plot." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 24, 2003
7/10 67%

Manic (2003)

"Presents a realistic portrayal of the kids' complicated and confounding mental illness." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 24, 2003
4/10 48%

Assassination Tango (2003)

"One of the most boring films in recent memory. Almost nothing happens." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 18, 2003
5/10 23%

Bulletproof Monk (2003)

"The bait-and-switch ads for Bulletproof Monk promise something between The Matrix and Rush Hour, but what we get is one of the goofiest movies in recent memory." ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 15, 2003
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