Carol Cling Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Carol Cling

Carol Cling
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67%

Shortbus (2006)

"Despite the movie's matter-of-fact approach to (and depiction of) graphic acts, the point isn't the sex, it's the genuine emotion generated by the actors, who helped develop their roles with Mitchell." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Nov 11, 2006
B+ 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"It's far from a flag-waver. On that basis -- and many others -- it deserves a spirited salute. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Nov 3, 2006
B+ 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"Americans emerge as the target of Borat's most scathing observations. Chances are, however, you'll be too busy busting a gut to complain. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Nov 3, 2006
C 21%

Man of the Year (2006)

"It wants laughs but isn't willing to do what it takes -- take off the gloves and land some blows to the body politic -- to earn them. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Oct 13, 2006
A- 91%

The Departed (2006)

"... shifts between action and absurdity, generating the kind of gleeful havoc where you're laughing one minute, then choking as the laughter freezes in your throat." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Oct 6, 2006
B- 37%

The Guardian (2006)

"... plays to every cornball, wave-the-flag, stand-up-and-cheer beat of our star-spangled hearts. Yet, somehow, movies like that get to us. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 29, 2006
C 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"Willie Stark ... might have been crude, ruthless and corrupt, but he knew how to rouse an audience. And that's something All the King's Men never quite figures out. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 22, 2006
B- 45%

The Last Kiss (2006)

"If you've never seen the superior Italian original, you may be captivated ... because I have (so can you; it's on DVD), I was diverted but hardly entranced. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 15, 2006
C+ 32%

The Black Dahlia (2006)

"... there are some mysteries no one can solve. Including, apparently, the one that involves bringing The Black Dahlia satisfyingly to the screen. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 15, 2006
B 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"...spins its familiar tale with reasonably high style and more than a few flashes of substance." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 8, 2006
B 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"... delights in reminding us that movies are, by their very nature, nothing but illusions, clever con games designed to suck(er) us in when projected at 24 frames per second. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Sep 1, 2006
D+ 48%

Idlewild (2006)

"... a period piece that slips in and out of its era like a Star Trek crew caught in the space-time continuum. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 25, 2006
C+ 71%

Invincible (2006)

"If Invincible weren't a true story no one would believe it. But it's not quite as true as its makers would have you believe. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 25, 2006
B- 37%

Accepted (2006)

"... any movie that advocates individuality and rejection of conformity can't be all bad -- especially one from that bastion of soulless conformity, Hollywood. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2006
A- 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"It's about time somebody put the fun back in dysfunctional. So let's hear it for the slyly uproarious social satire of Little Miss Sunshine ... " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C+ 19%

Step Up (2006)

"... unlike some dance movies, Step Up's aspiring dancers can actually bust a move -- and then some. (Whether they can act is another matter, of course.) " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 11, 2006
40%

The Night Listener (2006)

"A movie that inspires us to question what we truly know -- about others and, even more importantly, about ourselves." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 5, 2006
72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

"As for Ferrell, the role of Ricky Bobby fits him like a NASCAR racing suit -- and he responds accordingly, deftly mixing equal parts egomaniacal buffoon, oblivious doofus and confused little boy." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Aug 5, 2006
47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Neither Crockett nor Tubbs have enough of an inner life to support such multilayered storytelling." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 29, 2006
24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"Shyamalan will have to settle for another curmudgeonly critic giving him another negative review." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 22, 2006
B+ 74%

Monster House (2006)

"Trick and treat! Halloween seems oh so far away -- until Monster House rolls out its spooky, ooky welcome mat for kids of all ages. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 21, 2006
B 63%

Clerks II (2006)

"A dozen years later, Clerks II has a much higher budget -- but, happily, the same snarky attitude and snappy slacker repartee. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 21, 2006
C 21%

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

"As Benjamin Franklin once observed, houseguests -- like fish -- begin to smell after three days. In [this] case, however, it takes less than two hours. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2006
B 95%

Wordplay (2006)

"... fills in the blanks with genial zeal." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 14, 2006
B 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"[Depp's] a character audiences will follow anywhere -- even if it means plowing through the occasionally rough seas Dead Man's Chest navigates. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 7, 2006
C+ 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"Breaking up may be hard to do. And it's not so easy to watch, either." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jul 1, 2006
B 76%

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

"Streep's practically the whole show -- and steals it accordingly. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 30, 2006
A- 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"... a rare sequel that deserves many happy returns all its own. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 27, 2006
B- 25%

The Lost City (2005)

"... when it finds its footing, it becomes the movie it longs to be. And that happens often enough to make it worth finding, even when it seems as lost as the city it loves. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 23, 2006
C 32%

Click (2006)

"It's the ultimate in cinematic channel-surfing. ... As a result, this jumbled comedy-drama develops a serious (and we do mean serious) multiple-personality problem. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 23, 2006
B+ 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"Despite [its] weighty evidence, An Inconvenient Truth manages to transcend total doom and gloom in gratifyingly imaginative ways ..." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 16, 2006
C+ 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"... you can always count on a bad fart joke (of which "Nacho Libre" boasts several) to get a laugh, whether it deserves one or not. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 16, 2006
A 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"A beguiling backstage fable with a dream cast, A Prairie Home Companion offers a hilarious -- and heartfelt -- valentine to radio. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 9, 2006
B+ 74%

Cars (2006)

"... every time Cars looks like it's running off the road, its visual wit -- and its all-star vocal cast -- save the day. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Jun 9, 2006
B- 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"It's a good-enough movie -- not nearly as good as the first two cinematic installments in the X-Men saga, but good enough to get the job done. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted May 26, 2006
5/5 92%

The Last Emperor (1987)

"Mesmerizing, Oscar-winning, fate-filled journey to a vanished time and place." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
C+ 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"... a jigsaw puzzle [that] turns out to be a lot less fun than you hoped it would be when you started piecing it together." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
C+ 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"Repetitive and derivative, M:I III is a little more than two hours long -- but it feels like three. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted May 5, 2006
B- 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"H-E-A-R-T-W-A-R-M-I-N-G ... I-N-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L ... But there are also moments when this stand-up-and-cheer drama seems M-A-N-I-P-U-L-A-T-I-V-E and C-O-N-T-R-I-V-E-D." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 28, 2006
A 91%

United 93 (2006)

"... a gut-wrenching re-creation that represents a triumph -- a heartbreaking triumph, but a triumph nonetheless -- of you-are-there filmmaking. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 28, 2006
C 36%

Standing Still (2005)

"If The Big Chill and American Wedding had a love child, it might look something like Standing Still. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 21, 2006
B- 33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"A routine yet diverting political thriller ... if it doesn't reach new moviemaking heights, that's probably because it's not aiming for them. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 21, 2006
D+ 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"... goes after its targets like a clueless klutz oblivious to the fact that the ticking bomb he's carrying is about to blow up in his face. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 21, 2006
B+ 86%

Thank You for Smoking (2006)

"... a movie that's definitely smokin'. In more ways than one. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 7, 2006
B- 44%

Take the Lead (2006)

"It's a pleasant destination, to be sure, yet familiarity can't help but breed a bit of -- well, if not outright contempt, then ever-so-slight disdain. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Apr 7, 2006
B+ 82%

Tsotsi (Thug) (2006)

"... a movie that brings new urgency and emotional impact to its age-old tale. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Mar 31, 2006
61%

Find Me Guilty (2006)

"In Find Me Guilty, the teller counts at least as much as the tale. And, in director Sidney Lumet, Find Me Guilty, has a master storyteller spinning the yarn. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Mar 31, 2006
B- 87%

Inside Man (2006)

"Cat-and-mouse thriller meets shaggy dog tale in Inside Man, an all-star heist drama with more -- and less -- on its mind than meets the eye. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Mar 24, 2006
B 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"For all their lofty philosophizing, at least the Wachowskis don't get bogged down in the metaphysical mumbo-jumbo that made their Matrix sequels such pompous bores. " ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Mar 17, 2006
B 33%

The Libertine (2006)

"Depp transforms a potentially repellent character into another glittering portrait in a gallery of lovable rogues ..." ‐Las Vegas Review-Journal
Posted Mar 10, 2006
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