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Brad Laidman

Brad Laidman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 91% of the time.

Brad Laidman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 98% It Happened One Night (1934) "Who can resist a movie where the girl's father provides his daughter with a getaway car from her own wedding? " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) "I don't think anyone really cares about the fact that this was intended to be a cunning class satire with a capital C, but it's got big stars, they say cool things, they look good, it's funny, and the right guy gets the right girl in amusing fashion. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 91% Help! (1965) "Lester's anarchic absurdity and quick cut camera gags make for a pretty good whole. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955) "People like to say that Dean was nothing but a Marlon Brando imitation, but Marlon never looked this young, this perfect. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 50% Higher Learning (1994) "There's some nice ideas and realistically felt characters here. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 97% The Princess Bride (1987) "An effective comedy, an interesting bedtime tale, and one of the greatest date rentals of all time. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 89% The Breakfast Club (1985) "The Breakfast Club was teen-auteur John Hughes' attempt to take a step back and evaluate the large horde of teens our schools turn out and how they desperately search for identity. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 100% Adam's Rib (1949) "Sex Wars mid-century style. Adam's Rib can't help but look a bit dated, but it sure is a perfect encapsulation of a certain type of couple at a certain time. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 92% Mister Roberts (1955) "Mister Roberts is a movie dedicated to anyone with a boring dead end job who wants to be a hero and has to decide whether to live honorably anyway. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 78% Bird (1988) "Eastwood shows a Parker that is haunted by his boyhood addiction, and shows off the innumerable people who loved his talent who were let down by him time and again. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 64% Rollerball (1975) "It seems pretty prescient about violence, corporations, and TV. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 100% Cool Hand Luke (1967) "An amazing accomplishment by Newman as the best fight man has left in him. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 92% Brian's Song (1970) "It remains the best example of the most different of men competing fairly and getting along peacefully ever filmed. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 96% High Plains Drifter (1973) "Clint Eastwood is the ultimate thinking man's cinematic killing machine. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 95% American Graffiti (1973) "...the ultimate nostalgia movie of all time ... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 85% The Blues Brothers (1980) "I am never not amused by the Blues Brothers. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 95% Heathers (1988) "An amazing black satire filled with vicious biting words that snap like firecrackers. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 87% The Sure Thing (1985) "A wonderful start for Cusack and Reiner. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 88% East of Eden (1955) "What could be a better way to spend two hours? " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 86% Sixteen Candles (1984) "The first effort by writer/director John Hughes on his way to becoming the William Shakespeare of teenage angst. One really has to be aware of the climate of the early '80s to truly understand the impact that this film had among teens. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 85% Menace II Society (1993) "It makes the Hood seem worse than Vietnam. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 78% Wall Street (1987) "Wall Street is Stone's snarling condemnation of the Go-Go junk bond king buy 'em, break 'em, and sell off the parts '80s. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) "[Penn] sets the tone of fun for the whole movie. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) "Possibly the most likable movie ever filmed. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 87% River's Edge (1987) "The silliest work of the '80s. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) "I know good silly fun when I see it. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 95% Born Yesterday (1950) "It's full of great ideas about the wonder of the common man. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 73% Strange Brew (1983) "There's tons of weird stuff here. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 82% Better Off Dead (1985) "I've rarely met anyone who didn't secretly love it passionately. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 95% Boyz n the Hood (1991) "I's a sadly optimistic and touching classic that confidently conveys a coherent solemn mood of a modern American wasteland. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 96% Some Like It Hot (1959) "Only top ranked episodes of the Jerry Springer show provide more laughs and surprises from two con men made up to look like women. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 84% Lethal Weapon (1987) "Admittedly, it pretty cool to see Martin Riggs burst through the door the second the bad guy says "There's no more heroes left in the world" despite having just received brutal electric shock torture that will leave you cringing with shooting discomfort. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 74% Backbeat (1994) "The music, done here by a group of grunge all-stars, doesn't even attempt to sound dead-on, but remains mostly true to the raucous spirit of the time. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 57% Sudden Impact (1983) "Boy did Ronald Reagan love this movie! " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 88% Clerks (1994) "Kevin Smith actually pulled it off. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 33% Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) "I tend to doubt that you will ever see this movie double billed with Citizen Kane, but the two movies are structured pretty similarly. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 85% Deep Cover (1992) "Laurence Fishburne haunts this movie with his deep set fiercely intense glaring eyes. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) "Pure of heart and perfectly executed. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 69% Coming to America (1988) "Eddie Murphy does everything in this movie successfully, which was probably a bad idea because it made him think that he could write and direct Harlem Nights... " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 83% Thelma & Louise (1991) "Ridley Scott does a pretty good job of showing how much cooler it is to be an outlaw than a waitress or a harried wife. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984) "A towering achievement in cinema, music, and life art. Funnier and more prescient every time I see it. Any time they tour I will be there. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 92% True Romance (1993) "God I wish I had written this movie. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 52% CB4 (1993) "An amusing look at the early days of the gangsta rappers. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 72% Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) "Even the harshest critic has to recognize the sheer unbridled joy of their ignorance. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 86% Trading Places (1983) "Because Eddie doesn't have to carry the whole movie, he is free to make every word that comes out of his mouth infinitely appealing. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 86% Field of Dreams (1989) "If you're in the right mood this movie will bring a tear to your eye. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 95% Dirty Harry (1971) "This is Clint at maybe his best looking and healthiest, and his Inspector Callahan is perhaps every rebel's dream. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
2.5/5 64% Cobb (1994) "This movie is two hours of Jones acting badly and Wuhl looking drawn. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 77% A League of Their Own (1992) "This was probably supposed to be a feminist manifesto, but the men steal the picture. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 97% His Girl Friday (1940) "The thing I like about Cary Grant in these movies was how utterly sure and pleased with himself he was. His screen characters always knew the working of the world. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
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