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Bob McCabe

Bob McCabe
Bob McCabe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 32% Good Burger (1997) Whatever it is they do so successfully on TV clearly fails to translate to the big screen, particularly when saddled with a script that does no one any favours. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2015
3/5 25% Fathers' Day (1997) Williams and Crystal find their own rhythm with the material and deliver some much needed laughs. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2014
4/5 93% A Shot in the Dark (1964) The original Pink Panther movie, and perhaps even the best. Sellars is, obviously, stellar. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2012
2/5 12% Down Periscope (1996) Kelsey Grammar's transition to the big screen is far from seamless. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2009
4/5 88% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) The chemistry between its two stars is a thing of dreams, but the plot is a tad too episodic to make it a classic. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 5, 2008
4/5 98% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982) Gibson is suprisingly uncharismatic, but Miller makes up for it with whizz bang action. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 30, 2007
5/5 89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love: it's no surprise that the always re-watchable Butch And Sundance was once labelled the most likeable film ever made. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 10, 2006
5/5 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) Acted to perfection with more twists than you can shake a stick at. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2003
3/5 97% Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Two of cinema's most iconic stars on top form make this worth a good look. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2001
4/5 76% White Men Can't Jump (1992) Mostly, it rocks. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2001
1/5 61% Recess: School's Out (2001) Even if it did keep the ankle biters quiet for an hour or so, this still wouldn't be worth your money. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2001
3/5 64% La Captive (2003) The investigation into passion is intriguing, but sadly, the solemnity suppresses the fascination. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2001
5/5 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) Great band, great music, great film. Not only that, it remains a fascinating portrait of Britain on the cusp of change. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 93% Spy Kids (2001) Unashamedly brilliant, a fast and furious fusion of hip references, cute action, dynamic visuals and sheer delight. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2001
2/5 43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) Too fragmented to either please or sufficiently entertain any of its target audiences. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 14, 2001
1/5 7% Mr. Magoo (1997) When even the outtakes you see over the end titles don't raise a single titter, you know you're in trouble. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 72% Romeo + Juliet (1996) Shakespeare's name fills up the title, but this is clearly Luhrmann's vision and it's a genuinely inventive one. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 80% Marvin's Room (1996) Great actors do what they can in a simple and largely unaffecting story. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It (1995) Rubbish. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 80% He Got Game (1998) After a couple of seriously worrying missteps, Lee is back at the top of his game, positioning himself as one of the best American filmmakers of his day. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 62% Desperado (1995) It's big, it's daft, but Desperado is confident and hugely entertaining filmmaking. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Ed Wood (1994) A glorious homage to the power of film in general and one of Burton's finest moments. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 97% Good Will Hunting (1997) Good Will Hunting may well be the Rocky story of the 90s. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Wag the Dog (1997) Great acting, great filmmaking, half-realised idea -- but nonetheless entertaining. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 53% A Goofy Movie (1995) The strength lies in the storytelling, and while this is slight, it's still a lot of fun. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 80% Breakdown (1997) An incredibly tense, gripping, white-knuckle treat. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 81% Happy, Texas (1999) Happy, Texas is a light, breezy and very amusing comedy. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 70% The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) A slick thriller with sizzling chemistry between Russo and Brosnan. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 44% The Siege (1998) The Siege may well be based on a huge 'what if?' premise, but it's smart, taut and knows exactly what the hell it's doing. And it does it well. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 53% Switchblade Sisters (1975) Like most things that fall over into the ever expanding trap of 70s revivalism, it's kitsch and it's fun but in a rather restricted way. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 64% The Nutty Professor (1996) The Klumps is a bit like watching Ali just a couple of years before he called it quits -- occasionally still exciting to be around, but more often than not going through the motions, punching well below par. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Primary Colors (1998) A great cast -- led by a charming Travolta, an effectively steely Emma Thompson and a perfectly foul-mouthed Kathy Bates -- relishes the lines and bites the hand that governs them. ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000