Charles Petersen

Charles Petersen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Charles Petersen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

"The movie, of course, is terrible." ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jul 27, 2007

Laura Smiles (2006)

"It would be difficult to come up with a more clich├ęd indie film than writer-director Jason Ruscio's Laura Smiles." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 24, 2007

Goya's Ghosts (2007)

"Distinctly Goya in its emphasis on the grotesque, it shows none of the Spaniard's artistic economy." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 17, 2007

Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (2007)

"A well-balanced primer on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Blood and Tears takes just over an hour to go from the roots of Zionism to the recent electoral victory of Hamas." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 13, 2007

Miriam (2006)

"So bad it doesn't ever approach being good, doesn't even go from bad to good and back to bad again -- just bad bad bad, all the way through." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2007

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"Add a bunch of indie bands, find a Braff look-alike (Jay Baruchel) to play the lead, top it off with some obscure animal hybrid -- a zorse instead of a liger -- and you've got writer Reed Fish's can't-fail debut." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 29, 2007

Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku) (2007)

"Of course, it's no surprise that a melodrama would be melodramatic. But that doesn't mean it has to be graceless, and grace, that virtue most characteristic of Japanese film, is what Memories of Tomorrow completely lacks." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 15, 2007

Looking for an Icon (2007)

"Made to honor the 50th anniversary of the 'World Press Photo of the Year,' this documentary fails as both birthday present and theoretical inquiry." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 9, 2007
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Rechercher Victor Pellerin (Missing Victor Pellerin) (2007)

"An uncanny, uncategorizable film, neither doc- nor mockumentary, Sophie Deraspe's debut feature shares more in common with Nabokov and Borges than recent fake-docs." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 1, 2007

The Collector (2006)

"For a film about obsession, Olympia Stone's biopic is remarkably laid back." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 24, 2007

Good-Bye Momo (2007)

"Though Momo is dedicated to 'the missing children and the children who are coming to save the world,' the most provocative question it asks is whether, with its conspicuous product placement, the film was secretly backed by Coca-Cola." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 17, 2007