Colette Maude

Colette Maude
Colette Maude's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Time Out
Publications: Time Out

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994) Unlike the book, which retains some humanity amid philosophical digressions and flowery dialogue, Van Sant's film is cold and the gallery of eccentrics merely come across as vulgar caricatures. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
48% Far and Away (1992) Howard's lifelong ambition to make a film about his Irish ancestry results in a light confection, full of sweeping overhead shots and predictable pulp-fiction intrigue. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 96% The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993) This tale of a marriage of convenience charms and amuses with strong comedic performances with a great script and some beautifully shot sequences. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2012
43% Everybody's All-American (1988) Given the material, the performances are competent enough; but Hackford and cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt are too indulgent in creating a near-religion out of the characters' self-absorption. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
79% Singles (1992) Crowe suffuses the film with tender humour and affection as the characters, most of them living in the same apartment block, swap stories, ponder sexual come-ons where none exist, and remain resolute in the face of emotional horrors. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
78% A League of Their Own (1992) Scriptwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel neglect the ensemble, emphasising a sense of historical occasion over character development. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
87% Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1988) Von Sydow towers above the rest of the cast with an immensely moving, tender depiction of a man cowed by age and servitude. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
74% Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) More dizzying than the jumps between past and present is the speed with which consciousness-raised Evelyn swaps caricatures, evolving from Frump to Fighter. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
89% Misery (1990) Reiner captures just the right level of physical tension, but for the most part wisely emphasises the mental duels. Terrific. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
78% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) This is extremely silly, good natured, superficial stuff; a lot depends on whether you take to Bill and Ted's unique lingo (which contorts surfers' expressions) and their gormless behaviour. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) As the film progresses, malicious schemes and loony excesses are combined, with Hanson's self-conscious direction rendering one particularly sensational murder even more implausible. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
83% Talk Radio (1988) Champlain's distorted perspective is compelling, despite Stone's sometimes flashy direction as he attempts to wrest cinematic qualities out of the essentially stagey material. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
77% Licence To Kill (1989) It's all very pacy, with the overly straightforward plotting dimmed but not obscured by the hi-tech effects. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) Between the dubbed dialogue and the dark visuals, the cumulative effect is curiously dislocating. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
88% A Midnight Clear (1992) The performances are uniformly excellent as the film moves inexorably towards bloody confrontation and spiritual reckoning. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
82% Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Far too cosy to serve as an effective social or political metaphor; better to regard it as a solid ensemble piece. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
81% The Best Intentions (1992) With a running time of three hours, this weighty drama tests the most patient soul. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
86% Field of Dreams (1989) Together with moments of dry humour and fine performances, the political element lends the film gravity sufficient to counterbalance any sense of whimsy. Pure magic. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% The Witches (1990) Strange and scary enough to fascinate parents and offspring alike. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
No Score Yet Folks! (1992) Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006