Bridget Byrne

Bridget Byrne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Boxoffice Magazine
Total Reviews:
105

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 56% Keeping Mum (2006) " The British countryside provides a pretty framework, unfortunately the picture inside doesn't fit the bill." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 38% The Nativity Story (2006) " It's a dreary, depressing slog until finally there's a tiny, tiny hint that the world could possibly contain joy, love and peace, instead of a wealth of evil." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2006
2.5/5 54% Flicka (2006) " Maria Bello's skill and onscreen presence speak volumes about the mother's thoughts and feelings, even when the script leaves her high and dry." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2006
2.5/5 76% Absolute Wilson (2006) " Over all, though not surprisingly, the result is too sharply slanted in favor of Wilson's genius rather than in questioning his talent." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2006
2/5 37% The Guardian (2006) " Watching The Guardian is like treading water in a cold tank when you'd rather be sun-basking on a raft in a tranquil cove." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/5 85% Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) " It's a gumbo stew of a movie in which all the ingredients don't meld neatly, but then it has an excuse: Nature beat it to the punch." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2006
4/5 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) " Forest Whitaker's performance as Idi Amin is so good it's scary." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 2006
3/5 57% Confetti (2006) " Overall it's simply good fun, kind and caring at heart even when relationships get nasty as tension mounts." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2006
2.5/5 4% Material Girls (2006) " Martha Coolidge's direction treats the whole adventure with more respect than it deserves, which also makes one wish that she'd been able to work with the Duffs on something much more worthwhile." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2006
2.5/4 59% How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) " The anti-bullying message, which is the heart of the story, is too insistent, as the concocting and consuming of the ghastly worm-based snacks very quickly begins to point to a too-obvious conclusion." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2006
2.5/4 63% The Ant Bully (2006) " Like the insect world it depicts, The Ant Bully, based on John Nickle's book, is neatly structured and cohesive, but a little small-scale." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2006
3.5/5 40% Three Days of Rain (2005) " Meredith has created a mood piece that avoids self-indulgence as it explores the self-indulgent nature of a handful of diverse people, caught up in the major and minor miseries of life's foolish ironies and genuine woes." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2/5 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) " Dupree's presence is annoying and disruptive, but not remotely convincing as a legitimate catalyst for exposing anything insightful, amusing or charming about modern relationships." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2006
4/5 95% Wordplay (2006) " Bright, concise and to the point." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2.5/5 25% Peaceful Warrior (2006) " The filmmakers can't be faulted for trying; it's a decent effort, but nevertheless misses out in both the mind and body categories, and rather overdoes the spirit." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2006
2/5 34% The Break-Up (2006) " Director Peyton Reed really does seem to be trying to probe for something more worthy, to find some insight into modern-day relationships, but it simply isn't there." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2006
3.5/5 15% Stoned (2005) " Gregory has all the necessary quicksilver, will-o-the-wisp, mercurial charm to play Jones, making his brilliantly etched personality seductive and fascinating, whether he's being gorgeously appealing or viciously mean." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/5 91% Deep Sea 3D (2006) " Take the plunge. This is one instance where it's totally delightful to feel like you're swimming with sharks." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2006
3.5/5 80% The Dress (1998) " There is a peeping tom mood to this amusing and often surprising tale, which follows the fortunes of a dress from drawing board to ragged demise." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2006
1.5/5 14% London (2006) " This is a story about people who have no one to blame but themselves. The same goes for the filmmakers." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3/5 94% On the Outs (2005) " Lori Silverbush and Michael Skolnik's film must live and die on the strength of its lead performers. Luckily, most of the time they are up to the challenge." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2006
1.5/5 32% Tristan & Isolde (2006) " They are hollow people mooning their way through a backdrop of endless battles in which wild-haired, wild-eyed men chop each other about." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 13, 2006
3/5 43% SueƱo (2005) " Refreshingly old-fashioned." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/5 57% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) " Like a thumbed-through flipbook, it merges humor and pain in fascinating overlap." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2005
2.5/5 45% The Thing About My Folks (2005) " Despite some amusing and touching scenes, it is a bit too sitcom-like for its own good." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2005
2.5/5 36% Asylum (2005) " Despite all the on-screen intensity, we are locked out." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2005
2.5/5 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) " Too pat when it needs to be hairy, Must Love Dogs fails to find the undercurrents of complex emotion beneath its pretty patter surface." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2005
1.5/5 42% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) " Stuck in a role that no one could steer straight, Lindsay Lohan looks aged by the experience." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 22, 2005
2.5/5 63% Mail Order Wife (2005) " Mail Order Wife is a con. A good con, it's true, but like all cons it leaves a sour taste once the trick is revealed." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2005
3/5 60% Winter Solstice (2005) " It is satisfying to see fine actors express emotions in a completely relatable way, but the dimensions of the sorrows and understanding depicted don't really make for much dramatic excitement." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2005
2.5/5 47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) " It's somehow out of sync with its own rhythms and moods, thus its impact is much slighter than might be expected from an idea approached with intelligence and insight by Rebecca Miller and conveyed by as talented a clutch of actors." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2005
2/5 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) " It's kinda sweet, completely vacuous, and not really very entertaining." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2005
2/5 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) " Nobody in the movie seems to know quite what sentiment he or she should be channeling at any given moment." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2005
1.5/5 79% Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) " Updating classics to meld with the sensibilities of the current era is only forgivable when the modernization truly honors the source and adds to the enjoyment. Pooh's Heffalump Movie does neither." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2005
2.5/5 10% The Wedding Date (2005) " Romantic comedy is a tough genre to pull off in this crass and explicit day and age. This movie gives it a perky try, but its formula, unlike its hired-for-the-occasion leading man, just isn't the right package." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2005
4/5 84% Aliens of the Deep (2005) " When the cameras focus on the weird geography and strange beings of the ocean depths and on the expressive reactions of those observing it all through the walls of their vessels, they capture a wonder you feel privileged to behold." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2005
2.5/5 58% Fear X (2003) " Intellectually, the story isn't as compelling Kafkaesque at it probably wants to be, but at least it has a mind of its own." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2005
2.5/5 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) " Aims to be a whale of a tale but in the process dissipates some of the very clever hilarity usually squeezed into the brief small-screen episodes." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2004
3/5 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) " Although it makes no bones about preaching to the choir, Woman, Thou Art Loosed has enough force as a searing emotional drama to transcend religious boundaries." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2004
3/5 84% The Yes Men (2004) " The film's structure leaves many unanswered questions, but doesn't get in the way of both laughs and/or outrage -- depending on where viewers' political sympathies lie." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2004
2/5 60% Wimbledon (2004) " It has no sharp edge, few laughs, and never successfully probes beneath the surface of the milieu it attempts to explore." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2004
2.5/5 32% When Will I Be Loved (2004) " The hustle has always seemed more exciting than the payoff for James Toback. When Will I Be Loved is no exception to this filmmaker's own idiosyncratic rules of conduct." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2004
3/5 28% Proteus (2004) " An intelligently rendered film (shot on video) that doesn't seek to make its central characters overtly sympathetic even as it stresses the human rights so thoughtlessly or deliberately denied them." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2004
1.5/5 25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) " Despite all the excessive overlays of set-design, costuming and sugary sweet sappiness, this sequel is a dead artifact." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2004
1.5/5 21% Little Black Book (2004) " The director's best efforts to try to balance heart with farce and nice-girl folly with mean-girl meddling do not create any sort of believable whole." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2004
1/5 15% Sleepover (2004) " It may be true that all 14-year-olds desire to be older and strive to appear so, but exploring those wishes and dreams in such a superficial, coarse and insensitive way as this movie does is neither responsible nor good entertainment for anyone of any age" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2004
2/5 50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) " A clip package of interesting snapshots of landscapes and people whirled by fast enough to look like something meaningful, but essentially no more interesting that a neighbor's vacation video." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 4, 2004
3/5 78% Two Brothers (2004) " Jean-Jacques Annaud finds what comes across as genuine emotion and complex thought processes in the beautiful faces of his lead stars." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2004
3/5 67% Frankie And Johnny Are Married (2004) " A blend of fact and fiction that audiences might find puzzling and at times a little self-indulgent, but sometimes very funny and occasionally quite touching." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 27, 2004
3/5 53% Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) " Despite the movie's rather unoriginal story -- that age-old plot about running off to the join the circus -- at least the filmmakers have created something which, though a little bland, is never crass or vulgar." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2004
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