Chris Hicks

Chris Hicks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Deseret News, Salt Lake City , Total Film
Total Reviews:
852

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 852
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 95% Castle in the Sky (1989) " Try to picture Terry Gilliam doing an animated Star Wars by way of Jules Verne." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 7, 2002
3/4 63% White Fang (1991) " Grand family-oriented adventure on an epic scale..." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 31, 2002
8% The Opposite Sex And How To Live With Them (1993) " A dreadful semi-off-the-wall romantic comedy, which is a rehash of many other bad romantic comedies." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Nov 17, 2001
0/4 19% Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) " Believe it or not, even horror movie fans like some meat in their stories. You should pardon the expression." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Oct 30, 2001
1/4 30% Men At Work (1990) " Men at Work will be a painful experience even for fans of the stars." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Sep 26, 2001
12% Batman & Robin (1997) " Too many villains and too many heroes. The clutter is headache-inducing." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jul 24, 2001
2.5/4 91% Kingdom - Series One (1996) " The show is very well acted and produced, cleverly written for the most part and generally quite entertaining." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 21, 2001
3/4 100% I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) (1995) " While it has its clumsy elements, there is no denying its remarkable cinematic impact." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 21, 2001
4/4 98% The Player (1992) " A highly entertaining, dark film that says much about Hollywood -- and the audiences who watch Hollywood movies." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 13, 2001
1/4 10% Fire Birds (1990) " The actors try hard, but only Jones manages anything approaching sympathy; Cage seems to be doing a bizarre John Agar imitation and Young is terribly miscast." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0/4 19% Out for Justice (1991) " Seagal may be a success, but I'm just grateful he only makes one movie a year." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 81% A Perfect World (1993) " A Perfect World is essentially an indictment of how the American penal system turns troubled boys into career crooks, but the film is weakened by a plethora of inappropriate comedy." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 53% Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) " It's just too distanced to allow us to get involved." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 60% The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) " Eventually the film strangles on its own conventions." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 72% True Lies (1994) " Despite some frustrating flaws, the thrills, spills and laughs are there." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% Batman Forever (1995) " The motion picture equivalent of a Twinkie, this is simple, high-cholesterol entertainment that doesn't pretend to be anything else." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0/4 49% Kids (1995) " A movie that pretends to be concerned with making an important social statement about modern youth, but which instead is just relentlessly in-your-face, wallowing in degradation to make a quick, controversial buck at the local multiplex." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
58% The People Under The Stairs (1991) " "The People Under the Stairs" provides a few jolts here and there, but writer-director Wes Craven certainly doesn't let taste stand in the way of exploitation." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Safe Passage (1995) " As a showcase for actors, Safe Passage is a satisfactory performance vehicle. But as a movie, it's overly sentimental and predictable, seeming better suited to network-TV fare." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% Sense and Sensibility (1995) " A heartfelt story, filled with rich characters and compelling events." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Gattaca (1997) " We have seen the future, and it's awfully stark... according to movies, anyway." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 80% Talk Radio (1988) " [Eric Bogosian] is what makes Talk Radio worth seeing, and he is what you'll be talking about afterward." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Once Upon a Time in China (2001) " The astonishing hook-and-ladder battle alone is worth the ticket price." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 13% Blankman (1994) " Some of this is mildly amusing but there is a mean spirit that undercuts the laughs and the violence is surprisingly harsh." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 80% The Client (1994) " All in all, it's a mixed bag -- but enjoyable enough to please Grisham fans." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 77% Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) " Merely another Freddy Krueger slice-and-dice yarn." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 68% Kiss of Death (1995) " Every time Caruso has a scene with Jackson or Cage, he seems to be out of his depth." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Lord of Illusions (1995) " Lord of Illusions is also quite repulsive, as it mixes the '40s-style film noir detective genre with ritual killings and supernatural demons." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Hard Eight (Sydney) (1996) " Anderson, who developed this first feature at the Sundance Institute, builds his characters well -- and the casting is perfect." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% A Dry White Season (1989) " There is much to admire here, and on the whole, if the film doesn't quite satisfy, it does get its point across well enough to make it worth a look." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 95% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) " A very funny and warm effort, Four Weddings strives to recapture the screwball sensibility of another era, succeeding to a surprising degree." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Radioland Murders (1994) " The bottom line: If you can get past that sagging first third, there are some laughs to be had." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 43% Bad Boys (1995) " The entire film is filled with headache-inducing closeups, chaotic camera moves and quick edits." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8% Problem Child 2 (2004) " The worst sin, however, is selling this piece of slime to children. Executives at Universal Pictures apparently have no shame." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 68% Point Break (1991) " Even Bigelow's best scenes, however, are occasionally undercut by her penchant for close-ups and MTV-style edits that confuse the audience about what exactly is happening during chaotic moments." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Bad Girls (1994) " Bad Girls may be worth a look if you're fans of the stars -- but don't expect too much." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 88% A Perfect Candidate (1996) " It's quite a revealing, amusing and ultimately dispiriting trip" — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 91% Married to the Mob (1988) " For fans of Demme's work, however, or those who are looking for comedy that's off the beaten path, Married to the Mob might fill the bill." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 100% Spoorloos (The Vanishing) (1988) " Utterly original, a wonderful little foreign-language gem." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys) (1995) " Aside from his trademark visual style, Gilliam generally handles the chaos he depicts quite well, and he's come up with a marvelous cast." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 100% La Belle Noiseuse (1991) " Obviously, the film is aimed at a fairly narrow audience -- primarily the art community. But the passion felt during those painting-and-posing sequences reaches a much broader spectrum." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Farinelli (1994) " The first two-thirds seem jumbled and underdeveloped." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 84% Carnival of Souls (1962) " Modern horror filmmakers could learn something from Carnival of Souls. Harvey's technique may be crude, but he knew how to use the materials at hand to create atmosphere, making this film very much worth a look." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Q & A (1990) " "Q&A" is worth a look as a serious film by an uncompromising filmmaker." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 64% Shag (1989) " Director Zelda Barron, in true music video style, tends to cut too quickly from scenes instead of letting them play out, each moment seeming more like a calculated set piece than a natural evolution of the story." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 71% The Ref (1994) " As a starmaking vehicle for Leary, The Ref may do the trick. He's a prowling, muttering bundle of nervous energy, which is essentially a variation his MTV character. And he's very funny." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
98% The Wild Bunch (1969) " An incredibly involving and exciting piece of filmmaking." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0/4 38% Career Opportunities (1991) " Aside from the interminable music videos, set to a constant, very loud Top-40 soundtrack, much of the film is so surrealistic and weird that you may think certain scenes are meant to be of daydreams." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
73% The Adjuster (1992) " Unfortunately, The Adjuster doesn't hold up for its entire length and much of it is played in such a flat, unemotional tone that the result is a real snooze." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Menace II Society (1993) " Unlike Boyz N the Hood and Juice, however, this one is so downbeat and depressing there seems to be little hope for anyone who comes out of these neighborhoods." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17% 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) " If this first sequel is any indication, however, the 3 Ninjas franchise has already run out of steam." — Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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