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Bill Pearis

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

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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 14, 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 63%

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 20, 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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