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Christine Dolen

Christine Dolen
Christine Dolen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Miami Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) For anyone who can appreciate the darker side of fairy-tales told in a musical with depth and nuance, Into the Woods is a journey worth taking. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2/4 27% Annie (2014) The new Annie is jam-packed with Glee-style choreography and greed-is-good luxury. Like its predecessors, it's a fantasy. But unlike them, it's not so much heartwarming as warmed-over. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/4 52% Jersey Boys (2014) What makes Jersey Boys work is its Rashomon device of letting each member of the group tell part of the story from his point of view. And it's all woven together by those familiar, catchy songs. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 69% Les Misérables (2012) An engaging version of a sweeping epic, an enduring tale of romance, sacrifice and heroism. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 24, 2012
2/4 50% The Producers (2005) There's a song in the stage musical version of 'The Producers' that, if you flipped the title to pose the opposite question, could summarize the letdown diehard fans will feel if they catch the new movie of Mel Brooks' gloriously retro Broadway smash. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 27, 2005
3/4 46% Rent (2005) Now a vastly larger audience has the chance to experience the masterwork of a prodigiously talented man who died far too young. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3/4 62% Proof (2005) The play, with all of its key surprises and biting exchanges intact, is up there on the screen. But given the depth and fascinating pull of Auburn's writing, that's a good thing. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2/4 54% Home on the Range (2004) For Mom and Dad, the good news is that the movie doesn't run much longer than an episode of Dallas. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 1, 2004
2/4 57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) The antic action doesn't add up to more than a mildly enjoyable movie. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 13, 2003
2.5/4 44% Good Boy! (2003) No, this isn't the stuff of a kiddie classic like Holes. But, to quote from another movie with a vocal four-legged protagonist, it'll do. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2003
2.5/4 88% Freaky Friday (2003) Mildly entertaining. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2003
2.5/4 46% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Fantastic images aside, Sinbad isn't much more than the tale of a 'bad' guy getting in touch with his good side, as well as a love story that makes monster-loving little boys go 'yuck!' And that's what's too bad about Sinbad. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2003
1.5/4 27% Daddy Day Care (2003) Daddy Day Care is one of those 'trailer' movies: All the good stuff, such as it is, is shown in the previews. But padded to feature length, the movie is mediocre. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 9, 2003
2.5/4 40% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) The success of The Lizzie McGuire Movie, in which Duff acts and sings while playing both her beloved character and an Italian look-alike, is probably a slam dunk. That doesn't mean it's a great movie. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 2, 2003
3.5/4 77% Holes (2003) Whimsical, harrowing, heartwarming and, all props to Harry Potter, quite magical. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 18, 2003
3.5/4 19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) What makes this sequel work is the charm of its story. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 13, 2003
3/4 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) The chemistry that made Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson sizzle so well in 2000's Shanghai Noon is every bit as potent in Shanghai Knights. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 6, 2003
2/4 8% Kangaroo Jack (2003) Just right for preadolescent and young teen males who find the idea of animals passing gas hilarious. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 16, 2003
1.5/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) Do not, under any circumstances, consider taking a child younger than middle school age to this wallow in crude humor. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 29, 2002
3/4 60% Little Secrets (2002) It's a beguiling exploration of friendship, trust, truth, insecurity and, yes, secrets. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2002
2.5/4 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) Lane's Snowbell is the cat's meow, the best -- and for many grown-ups, the only -- reason to see Stuart Little 2. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2002
3/4 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) Thoroughly enjoyable. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 27, 2002
2/4 46% Return to Never Land (2002) As handsome and playful as the movie often is, it's another example of the let's-further -exploit-a-hit genre. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 15, 2002
24% Snow Dogs (2002) It's playful, corny, silly, adventuresome and enjoyable.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 17, 2002
75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) The charm of Jimmy Neutron is that it's both futuristic enough to intrigue kids and retro enough to hook their parents.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 21, 2001
29% Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) Makes most of the right moves for the older elementary/younger middle school market. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 4, 2001
47% The Princess Diaries (2001) Gina Wendkos' script, based on Meg Cabot's novel, leaves much to be desired. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Aug 3, 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) A crackling good adventure, a visually sumptuous effort.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 14, 2001
33% Just Visiting (2001) None of the actors will be hearing any Oscar talk, but the brooding Reno brings gravity and sly humor to a role that would be far less charming without him.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 5, 2001
61% Recess: School's Out (2001) Whimsical, engaging.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 16, 2001
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) With made-up myths and willful anachronisms, New Groove finds that crucial balance of kid appeal and wry references aimed at adults.‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 15, 2000
62% The Tigger Movie (2000) The Tigger Movie is simple, endearing entertainment for the little ones. ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 1, 2000