Candice Russell

Candice Russell
Candice Russell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel Miami Herald

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T-Meter Title | Year
86% Bad Company (1972) Jeff Bridges' overweening pride in his position of power is the perfect foil to Barry Brown's quiet, well-mannered approach. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2021
2/4 91% El Mariachi (1993) Even making allowances for its budget and crude camera style, this is no mini-masterpiece, no trend-breaker. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
3/4 36% Nuts (1987) Nuts is a treat on so many levels that Streisand, who also produced the film, should be especially proud. When Academy Award nominations are announced in February, her excellent performance is bound to be recognized. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3.5/4 79% Barfly (1987) Director Barbet Schroeder brilliantly creates a world unknown or invisible to most filmgoers. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
1/4 11% Date with an Angel (1987) Date With an Angel intends to soar high and with its magical elements intact, and it should have. But this film is grounded by derivative plotting. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
36% Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) The hard-hitting book has become a half-credible fantasy that panders to the romantic imagination of the masses... - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
2/4 41% The Jigsaw Man (1984) [A] decidedly mediocre, frequently stupid spy thriller... - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
2/4 No Score Yet Frozen Assets (1992) Almost everything about Frozen Assets, a comedy set in a sperm bank, has the taint of a sub-mediocre TV movie. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
92% El Super (1979) In a compassionate voice it speaks to immigrants of every nationality trying to fit into this sometimes less-than-welcoming Land of Opportunity. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2021
26% Sidekicks (1993) It's soulful and funny and more than a few notches in quality above the films of those martial arts phenoms the Teen-age Mutant Ninja Turtles. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2021
78% The Hot Rock (1972) An exhilarating conclusion leaves us smiling... - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
84% Charley Varrick (1973) Eschewing artiness subtlety and deep messages, Siegel packs a gut-level wallop in the name of entertainment, scoring almost every time. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
29% Heroes (1977) Capitalizing on other past hits, the feeble story also takes its cues from the romance and hitchhiking plot of It Happened One Night. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
17% Freebie and the Bean (1974) An offbeat cop flick and one of the year's funniest. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
3/4 70% The Bedroom Window (1987) Writer-director Curtis Hanson reworks elements we've seen many times before, but he does so skillfully. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
2.5/4 94% Daughters of the Dust (1991) Credit director of photography Arthur Jafa with the film's imposing visual style. Images and wordless sequences, as when a trio of women find an old parasol on the beach, convey a sense of time slowly passing. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
90% Wattstax (2000) Simply as a means of recording the fruition of hope among a centuries-maligned minority Wattstax can stand proud. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
34% The Bodyguard (1992) While this tepid thriller is a showcase for Houston in her film debut, it is the downfall of co-star Kevin Costner in the title role. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
92% Reversal of Fortune (1990) A window on the world of the very rich, an exploration of the legal process and a story of a most corrupt marriage -- Reversal of Fortune is juicy fare. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
24% The River (1984) The difficulty in seeing The River lies in part with its ill-timed release so soon after Places in the Heart and Country... Similarities aside, The River is the best of the three. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
91% The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) It's disheartening to contemplate what Disney Pictures deems necessary in order to woo an audience these days. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
55% A Love in Germany (Eine Liebe in Deutschland) (1983) A Love in Germany is Wajda's penetrating commentary on the toll paid by individuals in any country that tries to dictate private morality. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
92% Matador (1986) Almodóvar celebrates the controversial potential of the medium more so than most other directors at work today. His movies get people talking and thinking. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
57% The Cutting Edge (1992) With interesting camera angles that show the speed and confusion of performance, the film makes a refreshing point about the merit of victory. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
13% Street Fighter (1994) Street Fighter overdoses quickly. Though 95 minutes long, it feels tired after one hour. And this is true despite second and third tiers of characters who have their own agendas. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
49% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) Director Tom Shadyac's film belongs to Carrey. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective proves he is more than a TV sketch artist. Carrey's a comic find. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
40% Road House (1989) Can Swayze sustain a lead role? Yes. Can he sustain Road House? No. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
54% Death Becomes Her (1992) Every scene that Streep and Hawn play together has a bold spark indicative of the symbiosis between females with the same goals and ambitions. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
21% Harlem Nights (1989) Scoring high marks alternatively for repellent dialogue, staging and characterizations as well as deadly boredom, Harlem Nights may well be the worst major movie of 1989. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
41% Young Guns (1988) Young Guns is an unexpectedly entertaining film. It puts new twists into the familiar terrain of the western. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
40% A Chorus Line (1985) A Chorus Line is a noble, at times highly entertaining attempt to bring a hopelessly stagebound show to film. Considering the limitations of the medium, it's almost as good as it could be. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
68% Baby Boom (1987) The instantly likeable comedy, Baby Boom, stars Diane Keaton in her most winning performance since Annie Hall and a baby so adorable that even that curmudgeon W.C. Fields would be smitten. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
96% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) Outrageous and giddy, the main characters in this movie make The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert a summer entertainment that won't soon be forgotten. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
13% Nothing but Trouble (1991) A perfectly dreadful film. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1/4 42% Everybody's All-American (1988) Movies don`t come more superficial than Everybody`s All-American. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
3.5/4 88% Sid and Nancy (1986) Sid and Nancy is a brilliantly acted surprise from newcomers Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
36% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) The music is great, the direction fast-paced, the whole film a lot of fun. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
74% The Living Daylights (1987) Colorful, vibrant, exotic, The Living Daylights more than delivers an eyeful of entertainment. At a running length just over two hours, the most thrill- seeking Bond fans will get their money`s worth. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
3.5/4 93% Salaam Bombay! (1988) Dispossession and despair are seldom portrayed with such force on-screen. Director Mira Nair has done a masterful job of underscoring a social problem that has repercussions far beyond the Third World. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
3.5/4 81% A Dry White Season (1989) The tough-minded A Dry White Season is the best film yet about the struggle for justice in South Africa. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
37% Fletch Lives (1989) With the exception of an elaborate fantasy sequence straight out of a Disney movie and a running gag about a Cadillac without brakes, Fletch Lives should have been called Fletch Staggers. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/4 66% Back to the Future Part II (1989) A rush job from filmmakers who should have left well enough alone. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/4 70% The Land Before Time (1988) The Land Before Time works by evoking the simple virtues of this art aimed at children, as it was in the beginning when Disney animated Mickey Mouse. This film deserves a place next to the often-revived animated classics. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
3.5/4 80% Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) Outrageously sinister, unblinkingly violent, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is everything that fans of the futurist road warrior could hope for and more. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
40% Rocky IV (1985) The outcome of the film is predetermined by the formulaic scripts of Rocky II and Rocky III. Stallone boxed himself into a corner with this one. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
81% Jungle Fever (1991) Jungle Fever is confidently acted, brilliantly written and thoroughly provocative. Lee has succeeded again. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
88% Fresh (1994) It's rigorous and quite depressing fare. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
69% Die Hard 2 (1990) Even in the action genre, there is such a thing as overkill. Die Hard 2: Die Harder pleads guilty to the charge but has enough redeeming plot twists to compensate for the excess. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2015
83% Orlando (1993) Unlike anything onscreen this month or this year, Orlando is serious, provocative and sometimes funny fare. Novelist Virginia Woolf might well be pleased. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2015
3.5/4 100% Tampopo (1985) Food, glorious food -- its life-giving, sensual, aromatic and filling properties are celebrated in the wacky Tampopo. This Japanese film is without precedent, no matter what country you are talking about. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015