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Cathy Burke

Cathy Burke
Cathy Burke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): United Press International

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83% Things Change (1988) Things Change is like the careful telling of a sly and spirited joke. Everything builds slowly, and the telling is as important as the punch line.‐ United Press International
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85% Working Girl (1988) Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver steal the show with their good guy-bad guy roles.‐ United Press International
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20% The January Man (1989) The film sets out to be large, dramatic and powerful -- as well as endearing -- and misses on every point.‐ United Press International
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47% Dragnet (1987) The update carries only a surface resemblance to its television ancestor; the rest is more reminiscent of the comic-book world of Batman, Robin and Superman.‐ United Press International
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80% Good Morning, Babylon (1987) It will take most Americans more than just a little effort to believe the Hollywood of this movie is the same place that eventually produced Rambo II.‐ United Press International
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56% Off Limits (1988) It's a film about ordinary people put in unordinary circumstances pressed to extraordinary levels, and the film itself becomes extraordinary by the effort.‐ United Press International
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80% The Accidental Tourist (1988) The strength of the film is that of the novel: an intoxicating brew of irresistable characters.‐ United Press International
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12% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Subtitled The Quest for Peace, this Superman sequel should have been called the The Quest for a Plot.‐ United Press International
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78% Frantic (1988) It's a film about ordinary people put in unordinary circumstances pressed to extraordinary levels, and the film itself becomes extraordinary by the effort.‐ United Press International
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15% Rent-A-Cop (1988) Rent-a-Cop barely packs five bucks worth of action, suspense and romance.‐ United Press International
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36% She's Having a Baby (1988) [Hughes] proves he also can handle life on the other side of graduation.‐ United Press International
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97% The Princess Bride (1987) The Princess Bride is a worthy descendant to the Fractured Fairytales of yore. The characters -- both real and imaginary -- give every frame of The Princess Bride its own magic mirth. ‐ United Press International
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No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son (1987) Like Father, Like Son manages to have a heart along with a sense of humor.‐ United Press International
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65% Funny Farm (1988) Chevy Chase does the best comedic acting of his movie career in this off-beat satire of exquisite rural living.‐ United Press International
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97% Bull Durham (1988) Writer-director Ron Shelton tells a wonderful story of how a veteran ballplayer and up-and-comer collide in the world of the minor leagues, and how they are loved by a baseball groupie who's also a philosopher and poet.‐ United Press International
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93% A Fish Called Wanda (1988) The antics alone are fun to watch, but the dialogue is priceless, and there's never been such a hilarious blend of American and British humor.‐ United Press International
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81% The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Martin Scorsese's most provocative film also turns out to be uncomfortably slow-paced and sluggish.‐ United Press International
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5% Cocktail (1988) Cocktail is so steeped in corn, the drama seems comedic and the comedy is about as funny as a hangover.‐ United Press International
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60% Miles from Home (1988) When the movie shows the brothers picking their dangerous path as much from selfishness and arrogance as from desparation, the film has a gritty, believable realism.‐ United Press International
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89% RoboCop (1987) While there's enough blood and guts to satisfy the most avid cop-film fan, this version is played for as many laughs as gasps. Robocop has the same slapstick look at violence that made Mad Max so quirky and appealing.‐ United Press International
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18% For Keeps (1988) A dreary television-movie-of-the-week drama, far beneath the considerable talents of the mostly gifted cast.‐ United Press International
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60% Switching Channels (1988) Reynolds and Turner turn in nice work as the hard-boiled couple who love to hate one another... Reeve is the surprise in this movie, turning his character into a wonderful caricature of a 1988 self-absorbed yuppie businessman.‐ United Press International
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67% Coming to America (1988) Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, takes a lame idea and some very talented comedic actors and manages to avoid a complete disaster. But just barely.‐ United Press International
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84% Dead Ringers (1988) Dead Ringers may be a beautifully structured and well-acted movie, but it certainly's isn't an easy film to watch. Still, if you like horror movies, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat, albeit squirming every minute.‐ United Press International
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54% Alien Nation (1988) There are the requisite chase seens, the ingenious murder weapons, the evil propogators of greed andhate. And somehow they don't bury you. In the end, it's the wit and heart of Alien Nation that win you over.‐ United Press International
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20% Stealing Home (1988) Stealing Home packs a lot of emotional wallops, but more often than not, the punches miss the mark.‐ United Press International
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81% Colors (1988) Sean Penn and Robert Duvall play a mismatched team of cops on a special anti-gang task force on the Los Angeles Police Department. Their characters' growth makes this movie much more than a sensational look at street gangs, which it most certainly is.‐ United Press International
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89% Rain Man (1988) The story may be too black for many looking for a light comedy, or entertainment-escape. But it's a film that's haunting in the way it unravels the love at the core of two brothers who discover each other.‐ United Press International
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23% High Spirits (1988) It is a cast perfectly blended to this story of human foibles and eternal love. And best of all, each actor, whether their part is large or small, seems to genuinely enjoy the high-jinks they are helping create.‐ United Press International
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69% Scrooged (1988) It would be hard to improve upon the classic, after all, and Scrooged not only sticks to the Dickens plot, but makes it believable as a modern fable. But the more difficult part of Scrooged is its modernization, the colorization of Dickens, if you will.‐ United Press International
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38% Beaches (1988) Midler's singing is the only pleasant part of the film. The rest of it you've seen and heard before -- and better.‐ United Press International
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67% Lady in White (1988) Lady in White, written and directed by Frank LaLoggia, manages to combine the eery and ordinary in a fanciful and melancholy ghost tale.‐ United Press International
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71% The Living Daylights (1987) Dalton's Bond brings the British spy much closer to the head and heart of a real character.‐ United Press International
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89% Roxanne (1987) Roxanne has a way of making you feel good even though you know it may be the corniest movie you've seen. Filled with romance, from its plot to the scenery, Roxanne makes no apologies for its sweet fervor.‐ United Press International
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96% La Bamba (1987) This is a movie about music and it is the Valens sound, a unique blending of Latin rhythm and rock beat, that prevents La Bamba from being just another example of Hollywood hero worship.‐ United Press International
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62% School Daze (1988) Everything about School Daze is frantic, and the energy is addictive.‐ United Press International
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76% The Witches of Eastwick (1987) This quirky tale of power, love and loneliness can't help but entertain with its lush photography (by Vimos Zsigmond) and heavenly cast.‐ United Press International
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31% The Believers (1987) At heart, The Believers is a remake of Rosemary's Baby with none of the wit and twice as much gore.‐ United Press International
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81% The Untouchables (1987) Taut screenwriting (David Mamet) and a superb cast -- including a prize-winning performance by Sean Connery as the veteran Chicago cop -- help make 'The Untouchables' a classic.‐ United Press International
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No Score Yet Summer Heat (1987) Primarily, this moody film is a series of snapshots of a rural tobacco farming community in North Carolina that just begs for some cool rationale.‐ United Press International
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34% Ishtar (1987) This big, overblown comedy starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty is thoroughly likable despite all the hype.‐ United Press International
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48% Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Wonderfully fast and action-packed.‐ United Press International
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47% Gardens of Stone (1987) For want of a timeless message on the horrors of war, Coppola does indeed tell a compelling story of one man's battle on the homefront. Caan gives a stunning performance after a five-year absence from the movie screen.‐ United Press International
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80% Tin Men (1987) Levinson has an unerring eye for the trappings of the period, and like Diner, the supporting characters add a realism that is often forgotten in the 'big movie' mentality of the 80s.‐ United Press International
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91% Raising Arizona (1987) A non-stop chase movie filled with so much good humor it's like an all-expense paid trip to another planet.‐ United Press International
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21% Blind Date (1987) There are pratfalls aplenty and enough animal antics to elicit a few giggles, but Willis and Basinger never quite bring the necessary spark to the roles and the film disappears as fast as a bag of popcorn.‐ United Press International
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75% Extreme Prejudice (1987) Though not perfect, Extreme Prejudice provides a steely Nick Nolte as the white hat hero and for those who pine for the days when Westerns were king, the film is worth seeing.‐ United Press International
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33% Malone (1987) A little wisecracking might have done this movie a world of good.‐ United Press International
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100% Swimming To Cambodia (1987) It is both drama at its most entertaining -- and an enlightening peronal lesson in the history of America's involvement in Cambodia during the Vietnam era.‐ United Press International
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92% Moonstruck (1987) Jewison's point seems to be that love may not be perfect, but it can be sweet fun.‐ United Press International
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