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Bruce Fretts

Bruce Fretts
Bruce Fretts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Dinner with Friends (2001) Astringently witty and ultimately heart shattering, ''Dinner With Friends'' is an expertly prepared gourmet feast in a world of TV dinners. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2011
D+ 36% Returner (2002) While watching the movie, you may also feel like you've traveled back in time -- to the plots of any number of better films. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 16, 2003
D- 54% American Wedding (2003) A groin-numbing onslaught of sexual-humiliation and emission-ingestion gags. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2003
C+ 41% Rugrats Go Wild (2003) Mildly amusing, but compared to Pixar's splashy fish story, the rudimentary drawings and childish gags of Nickelodeon's latest feature look, in a word, cartoonish. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 11, 2003
D+ 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) Opens with a horrific traffic accident, which seems apt since what follows is the cinematic equivalent of rubbernecking. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2003
D- 9% Darkness Falls (2003) Like something salvaged from Stephen King's wastebasket. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2003
B+ 21% Empire (2002) Between bursts of automatic gunfire, the story offers a trenchant critique of capitalism. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2002
D- 8% Extreme Ops (2002) The film's most improbable feat? It didn't go straight to video. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 5, 2002
F 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) The most ill-conceived animated comedy since the 1991 dog Rover Dangerfield. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2002
D 3% Half Past Dead (2002) It's no use: At this point, the bloated action figure [Seagal] couldn't restore his street cred if he joined the Wu-Tang Clan. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 13, 2002
B- 65% Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002) Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 24, 2002
B 16% Abandon (2002) A competently made, mildly diverting collegiate thriller. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 17, 2002
D+ 54% The Transporter (2002) It's like the worst movie Jean-Claude Van Damme never made. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2002
D 9% Stealing Harvard (2002) The timing in nearly every scene seems a half beat off. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2002
C 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) Kaos was apparently aiming for a coolly stylized, straight-faced take on Spy vs. Spy. As Maxwell Smart used to say, 'Missed it by that much.' ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2002
D 8% Out Cold (2001) The result is so derivative, they should've called it Eskimo Pie. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 6, 2001
C 4% Soul Survivors (2000) A cinematic oxymoron: the tasteful teensploitation pic. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2001
B+ 74% Tortilla Soup (2001) At times, the movie smacks of a standard-issue Hollywood chick flick ... Yet Elizondo's endearingly low-key performance ultimately engenders such goodwill that these quibbles seem moot. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 6, 2001
C- 21% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) The acting is so pallid that you're never sure the cast members quite get the jokes. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 27, 2001
F 30% Bubble Boy (2001) After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 27, 2001
B 53% The Young Girl and the Monsoon (2001) When Kinney and Muth share scenes, it's hard not to get caught up. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 4, 2001
D- 7% The Forsaken (2001) Startlingly amateurish. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 2, 2001
C- 22% Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001) It's enjoyable only if you're under the age of 7 -- or the influence of psychedelic drugs. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 5, 2001
B- 82% Fantasia 2000 (2000) Sixty years after Walt Disney's animators first set cartoons to classical music, they've conjured up seven new sequences for Fantasia 2000. Judging from the often Mickey Mouse results, they may have been too hasty. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 16, 2000
F 28% Three to Tango (1999) McDermott's natural earnestness serves him well as attorney Bobby Donnell on The Practice, but he shows zero flair for comedy. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
D+ 31% 102 Dalmatians (2000) The sequel adds more insults and injuries that could traumatize little ones. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
D 25% Digimon - The Movie (2000) With its migraine-inducing laser showdowns and puerile gags ... Digimon almost makes you nostalgic for the relative sophistication of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) With its melange of poo poo humor and pop culture in jokes, Nickelodeon's Rugrats packs appeal for both kids and parents. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
D 5% 'Til There Was You (1997) The studio left this alleged romantic comedy sitting on the shelf for a year -- and it didn't improve with age. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 30, 1997
D 6% Solo (1996) Soloflex might be a better title. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 1996
B 61% How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Despite a few threadbare patches, How to Make an American Quilt hangs together nicely. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 1995