Bob McCabe

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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 68% Hellraiser (1987) With Hellraiser, Clive Barker created one of the most genuinely disturbing movies of the last 20 years. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2012
2/5 12% Down Periscope (1996) Kelsey Grammar's transition to the big screen is far from seamless. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2007
5/5 90% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2001
4/5 76% White Men Can't Jump (1992) Mostly, it rocks. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2001
3/5 73% La Captive (2003) Akerman creates a cinema which demands you work at watching the minimalist goings on of her protagonists. However, the long takes and meticulous compositions serve only to distance us from events. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 71% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 84% Marvin's Room (1996) It is of higher class than any made for TV melodrama but falls short of being the next Steel Magnolias or Awakenings. Great actors do what they can in a simple and largely unaffecting story. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 11% Dracula - Dead and Loving It (1995) Rubbish. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 61% Desperado (1995) It's big, it's daft, but Desperado is confident and hugely entertaining filmmaking. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Wag the Dog (1997) Great acting, great filmmaking, half-realised idea -- but nonetheless entertaining. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 44% A Goofy Movie (1995) The strength lies in the storytelling, and while this is slight, it's still a lot of fun. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 80% Breakdown (1997) An incredibly tense, gripping, white-knuckle treat. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 81% Happy, Texas (1999) Happy, Texas is a light, breezy and very amusing comedy. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 70% The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) A slick thriller with sizzling chemistry between Russo and Brosnan. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000