Chuck O'Leary

Chuck O'Leary
"The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester." - Rip Torn as Sheriff Hank Pearson in "Extreme Prejudice" "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." - John Wayne as John Bernard Books in "The Shootist" "You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone." - Sean Connery as Jimmy Malone in "The Untouchables" "Never stop fighting until the fight is done" - Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness in "The Untouchables" "Don't give the prick the satisfaction." - Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge" "I don't want you to get to know me. I like being an enigma." -Robert Duvall as Bull Meechum in "The Great Santini" "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." - Robert Duvall as Lt. Colonel Kilgore in "Apocalypse Now" Faye Dunaway as Wanda in "Barfly": "I can't stand people, I hate them." Mickey Rourke as Henry in "Barfly": "Oh yeah?" Wanda: "Do you hate them?" Henry: "No, but I seem to feel better when they're not around." Mel Tillis as a gas-station attendant in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings": "Regular or Ethel?" Burt Reynolds as W.W.: "Ethel, if she's workin'." "Nobody likes you. Everybody hates you. You're gonna lose. Smile, you ****" -- Bruce Willis as Joe Hallenbeck talking to himself in "The Last Boy Scout" Milo in "The Last Boy Scout": "You think you are so ****ing cool, don't you? You think you are so ****ing cool. But just once, I would like to hear you scream in pain..." Joe Hallenbeck: "Play some rap music." Caroline's male companion, Keith, to private eye Mike Murphy (Burt Reynolds) in "City Heat": "How would you like to step outside, smart guy?" Mike Murphy: No, I don't think so. See, I'm gonna go upstairs now and put a twinkle in both of Caroline's eyes, but if I'm not to tired afterwards, though, I'll come downstairs and pop your face inside out." Rambo: Murdock... Trautman: He's here. Murdock: Rambo, this is Murdock, we're glad you're alive. Where the hell are you? Give us your position and we'll come to pick you up! Rambo: Murdock... I'm coming to get you!

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"Could have been a good exploitation flick if it didn't get carried away with piling on the plot twists." ‐
Posted Feb 23, 2006
A 73%

Johnstown Flood (2003)

"Mark Bussler's Johnstown Flood is an excellent documentary about one of the worst tragedies to occur in America during the 1800s." ‐
Posted Feb 20, 2006
B+ 97%

Airplane! (1980)

"Some of the humor has become very politically incorrect 25-plus years later. And God love it for that." ‐
Posted Feb 20, 2006
B 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"An often very funny sex comedy." ‐
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B+ 81%

The Big Lebowski (1998)

"It's pretty much impossible not to love The Dude." ‐
Posted Feb 19, 2006
A- 91%

Save the Tiger (1973)

"A great film of uncommon truth." ‐
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B+ No Score Yet

Fatso (1980)

"An underrated, hilarious comedy with a lot of heart." ‐
Posted Feb 19, 2006
C+ 63%

Rocky III (1982)

"The formula was starting to become tiresome by now. And can somebody please explain how Rocky suddenly became more articulate in this one despite more punches to the head?" ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
B+ 73%

Rocky II (1979)

"A very good sequel even though the result of the climactic Balboa vs. Creed rematch is pretty much a foregone conclusion. This is where the series should have ended." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
A 93%

Rocky (1976)

"It's sometimes hard to remember what a great film the original Rocky is because its reputation has been hurt by too many unnecessary sequels." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
C 39%

Rocky IV (1985)

"Predictable and corny. When the Soviet fans as well as the Soviet government officials stand up and cheer Rocky at the end, you can't help but roll your eyes in disbelief." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
C 58%

The Turning Point (1977)

"A glorified made-for-Lifetime-cable movie." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
B 71%

Charly (1968)

"This moving film is the crowning achievement of Cliff Robertson's career." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
B 70%

Prime Cut (1972)

"A prime piece of machismo." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
B+ 81%

The Longest Yard (1974)

"The original has just the right mix of toughness and humor. Burt Reynolds was born to play incarcerated quarterback Paul Crewe." ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2006
B No Score Yet


"A smart, well-written and entertaining post-sexual revolution infidelity comedy." ‐
Posted Feb 13, 2006
6/10 22%

The Pink Panther (2006)

"While it's not up to the Sellers ones from the '60s and '70s, like the Sellers-less Curse of and Son of, it definitely has its moments." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2006
7/10 19%

Firewall (2006)

"A pastiche of other kidnapping thrillers such as Ransom, Don't Say A Word, Hostage and Desperate Hours, but still manages to sustain interest." ‐
Posted Feb 8, 2006
B 77%

Body Double (1984)

"Another sexed-up Hitchcockian thriller from Brian De Palma. Plays much better today than it did in 1984." ‐
Posted Jan 24, 2006
B+ 67%

Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

"One of the great unsung films of the 1970s. It's so good you come away wishing James William Guercio had done more films." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2006
3/4 32%

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

"Tristan & Isolde is the first pleasant surprise of 2006...Kevin Reynolds is a pretty good director when he's not associated with Kevin Costner." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 12, 2006
2.75/4 74%

The Matador (2006)

"A slight, but amusing character-driven buddy comedy." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 11, 2006
1.5/4 16%

Grandma's Boy (2006)

"The nicest thing that can be said about this stoner comedy is that it's not the worst of its lowbrow kind." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 6, 2006
2/4 4%

BloodRayne (2006)

"It's bad, but not painfully bad like Boll's previous two...BloodRayne is just an ordinary, formulaic sword-and-sorcery B movie with one hot sex scene." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 6, 2006
1.5/4 82%

Cloud 9 (2006)

"A lame, formula sports comedy so tame and lazily executed that it doesn't even succeed on an exploitation level. Burt Reynolds deserves better, much better." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 3, 2006
3.75/4 77%

The Machinist (2004)

"An absorbing and eerie study of paranoia and psychological torment." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 29, 2005
3.5/4 81%

Dear Frankie (2005)

"A touching little gem." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
3.5/4 88%

Broken Flowers (2005)

"A quirky delight with Bill Murray at his droll best." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
1/4 60%

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

"An idiotic remake of John Carpenter's crackerjack B thriller from 1976. Panders to the lowest common denominator by changing the original's street-gang villains to white cops." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
3.5/4 60%

Oliver Twist (2005)

"A severely overlooked, exceedingly well-done version of an oft-told tale...One of the best films of 2005." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
1/4 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"An infuratingly glib star vehicle that plays like Prizzi's Honor for morons." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
1/4 53%

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

"A sickening, socially-irresponsible glorification of depraved and sadistic behavior...The worst film of 2005." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 28, 2005
3.75/4 82%

Monster (2004)

"Theron gives a powerful, chameleon-like performance in this disturbing but very sad film that shows how harsh the world can seem to people living on the fringe of society." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 78%

Munich (2005)

"Too long, too muddled, too inconsistently paced. A documentary on the History Channel could provide all of this information in less than half the time with a lot more clarity." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3.25/4 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"An ultimately moving, universally human story about the pain caused when certain stigmas within society prevent people from expressing who they really are." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3/4 50%

The Producers (2005)

"Probably played better on stage, but it still makes a good night's entertainment...Silly fun." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
1.5/4 29%

Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

"A sharp and funny 1977 comedy has been dumbed-down by turning it into a lame, overly broad Jim Carrey vehicle." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 20%

Rumor Has It (2005)

"A bland, lackluster piece of instantly forgettable comic fluff." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3.5/4 80%

Miracle (2004)

"Kurt Russell is perfect as hockey coach Herb Brooks in a true story that still manages to be rousing and inspirational despite its inherent predictability." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 20, 2005
1/4 56%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

"Infuratingly lazy and insultingly smug. My choice for the worst film of 2004." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 20, 2005
B+ 29%

The Punisher (2004)

"The biggest guilty pleasure of 2004. An entertaining throwback to the kind of hardcore vigilante films Charles Bronson used to star in." ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2005
4/4 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"Incredibly intense, unflichingly realistic and powerfully moving...One of the all-time great cinematic achievements...God bless Mel Gibson." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 20, 2005
3/4 84%

King Kong (2005)

"Jackson's competent remake is certainly worth a look, but it's ultimately a Kong too long and too much." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 13, 2005
3/4 63%

Saint Ralph (2005)

"A likable little underdog-triumphs drama from Canada... This is a case where my idealistic side won out over my cynical side." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 12, 2005
1/4 72%

Syriana (2005)

"Convoluted, disjointed and extremely dull...amounts to a bunch of ciphers having esoteric conversations about who knows what." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 7, 2005
2/4 42%

Just Friends (2005)

"An innocuous, but overly broad comedy made somewhat palatable by the likable performances of its leads." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 22, 2005
1.5/4 46%

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"A comic noir that feels like a direct-to-DVD movie that could have easily starred Matthew Modine, Dennis Hopper and Gina Gershon." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 22, 2005
3.5/4 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"One of the best biopics of recent years." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 17, 2005
2/4 85%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"Annoyingly glib...Drowns in its own jokiness." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 10, 2005
3/4 20%

Derailed (2005)

"The Weinstein's new company gets off to a good, if unspectacular, start with this solidly efficient thriller." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 10, 2005