Catharine Tunnacliffe

Catharine Tunnacliffe

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Catharine Tunnacliffe's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 45%

Nicotina (2004)

"Close enough to Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels to make no difference, Nicotina delivers the predictable in a blur of phone calls, gunshots and lightning-fast editing." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Aug 7, 2004
1/5 33%

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

"An exercise in ponderous gloom and doom." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 9, 2004
2/5 41%

Jersey Girl (2004)

"The problem is the subject matter: a cozy ode to fatherhood with a maudlin audacity that would make Dickens blush." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 9, 2004
4/5 67%

Stupidity (2003)

"The idea that our culture is dumbing down is nothing new, but fortunately Stupidity skips the predictable finger-wagging at our collective idiocy in favour of a more interesting, academic study of stupidity." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 9, 2004
1.5/5 80%

Miracle (2004)

"Everything about this movie is painfully stock." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 9, 2004
3.5/5 88%

Ginger Snaps II: Unleashed (2004)

"A well-paced horror whose slick, exhilarating action sequences are a significant improvement over the original." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Feb 1, 2004
1/5 36%

Radio (2003)

"Feigns compassion for the mentally challenged, but treats Radio as a pet, a toy, a prop." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3/5 35%

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

"Considered less as a piece of entertainment and more as an argument constructed to further a feminist agenda, the film is hugely impressive." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2/5 63%

Love Actually (2003)

"There's simply too much here to digest." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3.5/5 37%

Sylvia (2003)

"Not the last word on the subject by any means, but it is a solid entry into the canon that sensibly resists beatification or crucifixion of the Ariel poet." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3/5 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"Law and Kidman are the stars, but it's the secondary characters that the audience will connect with and remember, especially Ruby." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3.5/5 89%

Kitchen Stories (2004)

"Hamer is gifted with both a sly wit and a rich visual vocabulary." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 22, 2003
3/5 65%

My Life Without Me (2003)

"Polley wipes herself of all intelligence and beauty for the role, and almost all emotion; her lack of affect is both frustrating and somehow fitting." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
3.5/5 99%

Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) (2003)

"While the hostage-taking story alone is compelling drama, Brazilian documentarian José Padilha pushes the story further, making a compelling case that the incident was an inevitable result of a city that treats street kids as vermin." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
2.5/5 72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

"As muted and still as a Vermeer painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring has atmosphere to burn and a near-total action vacuum." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
3/5 40%

Anything Else (2003)

"Ricci is perfectly cast, and seems to relish her character's blend of cruelty and cluelessness." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
2.5/5 12%

Cold Creek Manor (2003)

"Despite the film's predictability, there's something in the film that makes you want to root for the bad guy." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
2/5 42%

The Fighting Temptations (2003)

"This film would have been better with a lot more gospel and a lot less Gooding." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
3.5/5 53%

Veronica Guerin (2003)

"Journalists don't usually get much respect at the movies, but Veronica Guerin is successful in its straight-up retelling of the true story of a journalist who turned into a modern-day martyr." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 1, 2003
4/4 94%

Girlhood (2003)

"A compelling and ultimately positive portrait of teenagers." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Sep 24, 2003
1.5/5 41%

Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

"As a Rugrats neophyte, I found it hard to understand what makes them so beloved: their voices are shrill and charmless, and so much of the humour springs from grating babytalk." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jul 8, 2003
1.5/5 20%

Favourite Game (2003)

"Like song lyrics that look clunky when written on the page, lines from the book die a thousand deaths when they come out of the mouths of the actors." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 2, 2003
1.5/5 35%

What a Girl Wants (2003)

"Gordon and Co. slobber all over themselves at how quaint and wonderful the British are, producing an effect that is strongly, cheesily American." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Apr 20, 2003
1.5/5 14%

View from the Top (2003)

"It would be almost likeable if it weren't for the contradictions that rip the guts out of the set-up." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 25, 2003
2/4 25%

Till Human Voices Wake Us (2003)

"A turgid, pretentious piece of work that may have played well on the page, but is too heavy and slow-moving to work on the big screen." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 25, 2003
1/5 57%

Ayurveda: the Art of Being (2002)

"Like all infomercials, Ayurveda: Art of Being is heavy on testimonials and light on statistics." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 25, 2003
2/5 24%

A Guy Thing (2003)

"The film is completely predictable, yet two questions remain: why would Becky want to hook up with a loser like Paul, and what is the talented Stiles doing in this movie?" ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 20, 2003
5/5 81%

The Hours (2002)

"A potent illustration of the profound impact words and ideas can have, even across decades and disparate milieux." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 6, 2003
2/5 64%

Evelyn (2002)

"The story is naturally poignant, but first-time screenwriter Paul Pender overloads it with sugary bits of business." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 6, 2003
1/5 27%

Analyze That (2002)

"For a film about two mismatched buddies, Crystal and De Niro share little screen time and even less chemistry." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 10, 2002
2/5 50%

The Emperor's Club (2002)

"It generates a paltry amount of drama." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 2, 2002
2/5 14%

Ghost Ship (2002)

"The creaking, rusty ship makes a fine backdrop, but the ghosts' haunting is routine." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Nov 19, 2002
2/5 70%

White Oleander (2002)

"Pfeiffer is not an actress with much sense of mystery, so it's hard to swallow her dangerous mommy-mystique shtick." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Nov 19, 2002
1.5/5 20%

Knockaround Guys (2002)

"Fails to convince the audience that these brats will ever be anything more than losers." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Nov 19, 2002
1/5 14%

Swimfan (2002)

"Drowning's too good for this sucker." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 94%

Dirty Pretty Things (2003)

"Ejiofor lends the film a calm intelligence, though his character is almost too moral to be believed." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 76%

Frida (2002)

"Provides a magnificent greatest-hits compilation of scenes from the life of the artist, but fails to invest them with sufficient meaning." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 65%

Possession (2002)

"This is as respectful a film as Byatt fans could hope for, though lovers of the book may wonder why it's necessary." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Aug 20, 2002
3/5 86%

Lovely & Amazing (2002)

"Part of the long, noble tradition (at least since the '90s) of talky, ensemble-driven American indies." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Aug 3, 2002
3/5 86%

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

"It's not quite enough of a treat to recommend to child-free adults, but grownups with kids have nothing to fear from this good-hearted, badassed comedy." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jul 11, 2002
3/5 73%

Remember the Titans (2000)

"Remember the Titans works just fine." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jun 18, 2002
2.5/5 59%

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

"The film doesn't really care about the thousands of Americans who die hideously, it cares about how Ryan meets his future wife and makes his start at the CIA." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jun 10, 2002
2/5 69%

Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

"A turgid little history lesson, humourless and dull." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jun 1, 2002
2/5 22%

Enough (2002)

"Bears about as much resemblance to the experiences of most battered women as Spider-Man does to the experiences of most teenagers." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jun 1, 2002
3.5/5 94%

About a Boy (2002)

"By avoiding the syrup, About a Boy also avoids the banality of movies like As Good as it Gets." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 26, 2002
1.5/5 65%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

"A riot of sterility, with planetscape after stunning planetscape swallowing up its characters and their petty concerns." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 26, 2002
4/5 49%

Unfaithful (2002)

"Finds a way to tell a simple story, perhaps the simplest story of all, in a way that seems compelling and even original." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted May 26, 2002
1/5 17%

Queen of the Damned (2002)

"A hideous, confusing spectacle, one that may well put the nail in the coffin of any future Rice adaptations." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Mar 3, 2002
4/5 96%

Promises (2002)

"Goldberg -- a secular Jew who grew up in Jerusalem -- appears genuinely interested in what the youngsters have to say, and out of their conversations comes an even-handed portrait of a troubled land." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Jan 22, 2002
3/5 89%

The Human Body (2001)

"A movie about the hard-to-reach interior landscapes inside all of us -- rushing currents of blood, jostling crowds of sperm, electrified neurons in the brain." ‐ eye WEEKLY
Posted Dec 29, 2001
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