Bob Fenster

Bob Fenster
Bob Fenster's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Arizona Republic
Publications: Arizona Republic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 26% Sidekicks (1993) Sidekicks is so predictable that you could leave the theater, break a few bricks of your own and not miss anything. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
3/5 60% Twister (1996) No one's going to buy into the romantic bickering between the lead scientists or their rivalry team of evil meteorologists. Still, if you're hooked on high-voltage special effects, Twister will give you a charge. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2021
5/5 98% Schindler's List (1993) Schindler's List is a great movie that serves a greater purpose. This epic story of one man's conscience reminds the world that an individual's rise to heroism in the face of mass insanity can make a difference. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
3/5 93% Daughters of the Dust (1991) Despite the plot's vagueness, Daughters of the Dust is absorbing throughout. Its strengths lie in the tapestry that details the Gullah family life, culture and philosophies. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
3/5 76% The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) The Ballad of Little Jo is a unique bit of history that is undoubtedly far more credible than any nonsense Hollywood will produce about women gunslingers. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2021
4/5 81% Clueless (1995) In a summer of great thrillers and action pictures, the comedies have been few and feeble. But Clueless stands out as a picture that's both funny and a lot of fun. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
4/5 78% Wayne's World (1992) Wayne's World is a sociological dissertation on the post-adolescent, pre-existential, psychodynamic polemics of popular culture. Not. Wayne's World is a ton of fun for people who are younger than 30 or who think they are. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
5/5 86% The Joy Luck Club (1993) The Joy Luck Club is an intricate, sophisticated study of generational conflict. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
53% What Dreams May Come (1998) Here's what's wrong with giant movie screens: You can fill them with extreme close-ups of Robin Williams' face! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Beloved (1998) Like a great book, Beloved builds up, through accretion of detail, so much information and revelation that we begin to live the lives with these people. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Pleasantville (1998) Picks up where Truman Show left off! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Antz (1998) Antz crawling with detail, humor, Woody Allen style. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% Cruel Intentions (1999) As a serious study of vapid youth, Cruel Intentions vacillates between the cynically pretentious and the shallowly silly. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% 8MM (1999) Has none of the mystery or suspense that helped Seven rise above the filth in which it sought to wallow. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Prince of Egypt (1998) This animated Bible story raises the level of film artistry to new heights! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% The Other Sister (1999) The charming innocence in this unusual take on first love and first heartbreak gives THE OTHER SISTER its special quality. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Office Space (1999) So much dull non-humor. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Notting Hill (1999) Witty, sweet and genuine! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Apt Pupil (1998) A tense, psychological study of evil! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% One True Thing (1998) Streep's performance makes the movie worth seeing. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% Lost and Found (1999) There's not enough story to get you interested in Dylan's plight and not enough laughs to compensate for the lack of a story. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
21% The General's Daughter (1999) The sleaziest movie of the year is The General's Daughter! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% The Matrix (1999) The Matrix flings around enough imaginative ideas and digitized bodies to make it a definite check-out-this-one for all science-fiction fans. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) The sequel is funnier than the original because it has more silliness, more smut and more 'yeah, babies.' - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Goodbye Lover (1998) If you like your murder tales full of plot twists and turns, and you don't get thrown off by the performances, then this one is as twisty as a snake. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Hilary and Jackie (1998) The story is told in such a chopped-up way that it often seems pointless and certainly devoid of much-needed editing. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% The Mummy (1999) Spectacle, rowdy adventure and supernatural horror all crammed into a raucous two hours of high-testosterone special-effects filmmaking! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Jack Frost (1998) No story, not enough humor, a silly setup, and a guy in the snowman suit who looks like he didn't make the first cut at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Psycho (1998) A lot less scary! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Analyze This (1999) Director Harold Ramis keeps the gangsters real and funny at the same time. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% Rush Hour (1998) What a lousy movie! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) A consistent source of chuckles. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Thin Red Line (1998) Although Malick hasn't made a movie in two decades, he hasn't lost his touch for eye-catching vistas and the poetics of conflict. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% The Corruptor (1998) You probably can't blame Chow for The Corruptor. No way he could outmaneuver the director and the writers. The only thing in The Corruptor more catastrophic than the car chases is the script. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% Soldier (1998) Soldier is so mediocre, it might have been more mindless fun if it had been even worse. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
34% The Waterboy (1998) It's definitely for the fans! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Go (1999) A slick, comical counterculture trip! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Delivers exactly what every kid of any age wants: wows. And plenty of them! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
55% Payback (1999) It's a good, strong shot for fans who like their crime stories rough and no-nonsense. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Practical Magic (1998) What a disappointing mess made from such a promising premise! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Pushing Tin (1999) It plays like a magazine article: some interesting facts, no drama. Not many laughs either, in case director Mike Newell thought he was making a comedy. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% You've Got Mail (1998) The movie grows on you until you don't want to leave it. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Patch Adams (1998) If I were the real Patch Adams, I'd sue for malpractice! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% The Thirteenth Floor (1999) The kind of science fiction you ruminate over. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% October Sky (1999) A must-see for every student, parent and teacher in the country! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Instinct (1999) Gooding hurts the film more than his energetic presence helps it! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
72% Enemy of the State (1998) One shaky mess! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% A Bug's Life (1998) Even more fun than Antz! - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Tarzan (1999) The movie itself is filled with more fun than any Tarzan film in decades. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% 200 Cigarettes (1999) You should be able to quash this one with no cravings to ever pick it up again. - Arizona Republic EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000