Bill Pearis

Bill Pearis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Citysearch
Total Reviews:
149

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 60% 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 65% The Last Samurai (2003) " Delivers thrilling action, gorgeous cinematography, beautiful locations and Oscar-worthy performances." — Citysearch
Posted Dec 4, 2003
1/5 20% 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% The 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 45% 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 45% 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% The Housekeeper (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 87% Kukushka (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% The Legend of 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 60% 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 28% 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 clich├ęs." — 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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