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Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Jam! Movies, National Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% Sling Blade (1996) Ambivalence reigns in Sling Blade. For every funny moment there is a shocking revelation. For every cute bit of dialogue interplay there is a disturbing recollection.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
43% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) A fine tribute to Ward's premise, since it entertains kids while making grownup kids laugh just like they used to laugh.‐ Jam! Movies
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25% Simpatico (1999) Full of exaggerated holes.‐ Jam! Movies
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4/4 90% Trainspotting (1996) Be mentally strong, for you might become psychologically vulnerable from the mind-altering Trainspotting experience.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Gossip (1999) Screenwriters Gregory Poirier and Theresa Rebeck elevate the drama above and beyond its trivial nature with some decent dialogue and some nifty misdirection.‐ Jam! Movies
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84% Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) (1998) For fear of revealing myself as a wanting intellectual, I found myself in a state of 'huh?' watching the conclusion to the lethargically-presented A Taste Of Cherry.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 88% Prisoner of the Mountains (Kavkazskiy Plennik) (1996) The revealing Caucasus Mountain place-in-time cinematography is outstanding.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% Best in Show (2000) [Guest] never lets a bad joke get in the way of a good laugh.‐ Jam! Movies
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78% Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson's Braveheart is probably not good history, and it's no documentary -- but it sure makes great Hollywood cinema.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 80% He Got Game (1998) Spike Lee frames the playground basketball sequences with energy and style.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/5 61% The Patriot (2000) It's for the consumers of delicious Made In America hokum.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Mumford (1999) Not even the master mirthmaker in Kasdan can save Dean or Mumford from bouts of mediocrity.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 79% Office Space (1999) Besides Judge's basic ability to write a decent '90s pop culture gag, Livingston seems to understand the work-challenged mentality of his poor schmo, Peter Gibbons.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Scary Movie (2000) I dare you not to laugh.‐ Jam! Movies
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3/5 28% Black Sheep (1996) [Farley] is funny in the great loser buffoon tradition of guys who look like they slept through shop class but graduated from the two year tech course anyway.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 13% Lost and Found (1999) Dumb fun, and only occasionally Spade, J.B. Cook and Marc Meeks' screenplay lapses into dumber and dumbest.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Waking the Dead (2000) Waking The Dead? It has a hard time waking the living.‐ Jam! Movies
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74% The Big Kahuna (2000) It is off-handed and a fitting reflection of our whatever-with-two-shrugs kind of age.‐ Jam! Movies
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2/5 8% Bulletproof (1996) Bulletproof is watchable. Barely, maybe. Still ridiculous, obviously. But it is not nearly as excruciatingly awful as Sandler's prior movie sins.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Magnolia (1999) Fancy stuff. Fanciful, too. There are lots of put-ons, a few put-downs, and some compelling revelations about human nature.‐ Jam! Movies
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4/5 33% Virtuosity (1995) Make no mistake about it, Brett Leonard's Virtuosity seems like a less-filling nouvelle dish full of sci-fi action. But what it really is, is 100% all beef.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Maximum Risk (1996) Maximum Risk equals minimum impact -- even by Van Damme standards.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% Alice et Martin (2000) The plot and the love story thicken from there with ever-increasing melodramatic effect.‐ Jam! Movies
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89% Almost Famous (2000) To say that Crowe tells his sometimes silly and sordid tale of '70s rock debauchery with a non-cynical, hardly sensational posture is to explain why the rock road picture works so well.‐ Jam! Movies
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45% The Whole Nine Yards (2000) If Willis gives you the willies, just say no.‐ Jam! Movies
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25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) Fun and funny.‐ Jam! Movies
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2/5 78% Circle of Friends (1994) The movie, a self-consciously simple exercise in familiarity, sometimes lapses into complacency.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Face/Off (1997) Ain't it cool -- indeed.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) For a treatise on U.S. anti-Semitism in baseball, Aviva Kempner's The Life And Times Of Hank Greenberg sure is pleasant.‐ Jam! Movies
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3% Down to You (2000) In the great tradition of silly kids flicks -- the ones that are easier to dance to than get into.‐ Jam! Movies
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19% The Beach (2000) A complete escape package? Not even close.‐ Jam! Movies
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94% The Truman Show (1998) In real life, most of us agree the Truman Burbank reality would never be allowed. Yet we probably wouldn't deny that some day, the way things are going, a variation on it just might occur.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 50% The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) The real feature of this Stephen Hopkins-directed, William Goldman-scripted yarn are the gross and gory attacks, which explode at well-timed thrill intervals throughout.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother) (1992) A chop-shlocky masterpiece!‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% Chicken Run (2000) Chicken Run is great fowl play escapism.‐ Jam! Movies
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17% Here on Earth (2000) Just awful.‐ Jam! Movies
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26% Breakfast of Champions (1999) Witty and wise.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Isn't She Great (2000) Occasionally lifeless.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) Robin Williams continues to demand attention.‐ Jam! Movies
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3/5 29% Dangerous Minds (1995) Some of the one-on-one teacher-student interplay is tremendously compelling.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 77% Denise Calls Up (1996) Yes, the movie is a bunch of skits, all right. But in the end it sketches the more elaborate portrait of funny people who don't realize how funny they really are.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Running Free (2000) Sometimes thoughtful, occasionally smart and oddly exotic.‐ Jam! Movies
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27% Hollow Man (2000) Bacon, usually solid and sensible, is more than a little fried as the sneering and leering villain who isn't all there.‐ Jam! Movies
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3/5 14% Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) The funfest comes with an OFF warning -- Only For Farleymeisters.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) Miyazaki's dedication to detailing the feudal lords, peasants, tribesmen and samurai warriors of the time is astounding.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Bait (2000) It's action-packed, it's funny and it features lots of solid thespian emoting.‐ Jam! Movies
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23% Congo (1995) Crichton novel [is] trivialized to the point of spoof.‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 1, 2000
49% The Kid (2000) For all its pretensions and a tremendously tear-jerky climax, The Kid does have winning ways and some decent laughs.‐ Jam! Movies
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76% Tigerland (2000) Still, Schumacher's jarring footage -- refer to the quasi-docudrama war picture 84 Charlie MoPic -- and the solid acting save Tigerland from its clawless familiarity.‐ Jam! Movies
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94% Into The Arms Of Strangers - Stories Of The Kindertransport (2000) Using archival footage of Europe at the brink of war, Harris conjures up a moving piece of film journalism, defining love, loss, separation and a good-news moment in what was a bad-news world.‐ Jam! Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000