Craig Roush

Craig Roush
Craig Roush's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Biography:
Aspiring journalist and New York University graduate (BFA: cinema studies and journalism). Also: a ginormous, hugantic baseball fan.
Favorites:
Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, A Few Good Men, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, The Fugitive, The French Connection, Glory, Dead Poets Society, Traffic, Memento, Road to Perdition
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Official Websites: execpc.com/~kinnopio

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 46% Constantine (2005) It feels like a repackaged version of The Matrix, only less costly and more literal. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2005
2.5/4 11% The Wedding Date (2005) You may find yourself wishing for something more consequential; just because romantic comedies are supposed to be sweet doesn't mean they have to dissolve like sugar, too. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2005
1/4 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) Less a coherent motion picture than a series of fight scenes and shootouts that feature abysmally unconvincing special effects. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2005
2.5/4 59% Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) A familiar, unremarkable shoot-em-up: low on tension, suspense, and plot, and high on bullets, clichés, and one-liners. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
1.5/4 11% Elektra (2005) Badass action heroine movies are like trendy new cell phone accessories: Suddenly every girl in Hollywood has to have one. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2005
2/4 35% Racing Stripes (2005) One-dimensional storytelling may be necessary for very young viewers, but kids, on the whole, are smarter than Racing Stripes gives them credit for being. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2005
3.5/4 78% A Very Long Engagement (2004) The French version of Cold Mountain, a romance of epic proportions that thinks it's a war picture. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2005
2/4 7% White Noise (2005) A scary, empty thriller ... thick with middle-age fantasy but woefully thin on plot. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2005
3/4 64% Coach Carter (2005) A strong performance by Samuel L. Jackson enables the film to transcend the mold exploited by other teen sports dramas. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
2/4 39% Meet the Fockers (2004) Not nearly as funny as Meet the Parents, and saved only from disaster by Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
1.5/4 4% Darkness (2004) Scary in the familiar, intermittent way of a run-of-the-mill thriller. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
2.5/4 43% A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) It deviates from the teen genre enough to suggest that Scarlett Johnasson is more concerned with the lateral boundaries of her range than the vertical ones. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
3/4 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Not as good as Wes Anderson's two best movies, The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore, but it still offers a broad sample of his distinct style. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
3.5/4 86% The Aviator (2004) If you want to understand why everyone has such high regard for Martin Scorsese, one good place to start would be with The Aviator. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
3.5/4 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) I do not know whether Clint Eastwood has read any Steinbeck, but you would certainly think it from the way that he has filmed Million Dollar Baby. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2005
2/4 33% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) Bland and unremarkable. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2004
3/4 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) A charm of fiction and imagination. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2004
3/4 73% Intermission (2003) A greasy, pugnacious, and very watchable ensemble movie. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2004
1.5/4 53% Spanglish (2004) Spanglish is a real button-pusher, one of those comedies that operates in narrative shorthand. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2004
3/4 91% Hotel Rwanda (2004) Hotel Rwanda is not perfect, but it compels us to be. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2004
2/4 55% Ocean's Twelve (2004) Soderbergh has overcomplicated what made Ocean's Eleven worthwhile: the breezy fun of watching a bunch of A-list stars goofing off. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2004
1.5/4 25% Blade: Trinity (2004) So far from the original Blade, that were it not for Wesley Snipes, you would probably think that it was a spin-off. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2004
3.5/4 68% Closer (2004) Riveting for the way it effortlessly but relentlessly dials up the tension with the things the characters say. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2004
1.5/4 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004) As soggy and unhealthy as a half-baked Christmas cookie. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2004
2.5/4 90% Kinsey (2004) A straightforward accounting of a man's life, neatly sorted out in by-the-book Hollywood fashion. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2004
1/4 69% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) Not the best way to get your feet wet when it comes to the world of the franchise's frenetically goofy sponge-hero. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2004
4/4 97% Sideways (2004) Not just a simple fable but a broad of slice of life, filled with Pinot highs, Merlot lows, and everything in between. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2004
3/4 88% House of Flying Daggers (2004) A combination love story and martial arts picture that is as heartfelt as any. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2004
2/4 46% National Treasure (2004) Plays out like The Da Vinci Code for the American history set. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2004
0.5/4 33% Seed of Chucky (2004) Seed of Chucky is not like Child's Play, which is an enjoyably bad movie. There is no fun to be had in this abomination of a sequel. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2004
3.5/4 56% The Polar Express (2004) A surprisingly faithful and skilled adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's book, a movie that expands the story without diluting it. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2004
1.5/4 18% After the Sunset (2004) For Brosnan, this marks his latest in a series of unconvincing efforts to distance himself from the James Bond franchise. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2004
3/4 82% Finding Neverland (2004) A movie that is not about the characters in it, but rather the power that a bit of imagination has to get them -- and anyone -- through their darkest hours. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2004
3/4 97% The Incredibles (2004) Easily Pixar's best-looking movie yet. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2004
3/4 80% Ray (2004) Foxx's performance as Ray Charles ... is so outstanding that it makes an otherwise formulaic and somewhat predictable movie very much worth watching. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2004
3.5/4 92% Vera Drake (2004) The terrifically honest, emotional, and heartfelt performance given by Imelda Staunton should win over viewers regardless of their opinions on the subject matter. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2004
2/4 29% Around the Bend (2004) I'll put up with the necessary evil of product placement to a certain extent, but I also require a decent narrative. This movie feels like a 90-minute KFC commercial. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2004
2/4 39% The Grudge (2004) Has a handful of scares but none that are legitimately earned. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2004
1.5/4 7% Surviving Christmas (2004) A movie you watch with a half-cringe on your face, waiting to see the lengths to which Affleck will humiliate himself. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2004
2.5/4 77% Team America: World Police (2004) Raunchy, offensive, and sometimes hilarious. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2004
1.5/4 15% Raise Your Voice (2004) Proves with scientific irrefutability one of the movies' few truths: Formulaic, barely-fictional self-discovery movies spruced up with pop tunes will always get bad reviews. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2004
1/4 9% Taxi (2004) About 60 or 70 jokes fall flat in this movie, which wouldn't know comedy if it was written in block letters on the side of the Empire State Building. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2004
2.5/4 81% Friday Night Lights (2004) While Friday Night Lights has the same earnest intentions as Hoosiers, Miracle, and others, it just doesn't have the heart. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2004
3/4 89% Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) Though it might not swing many votes, it should swing people's personal opinions of Kerry. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2004
2/4 36% Shark Tale (2004) The biggest loss in Shark Tale is that it has no pulse. At least Finding Nemo was genuine enough to touch viewers; this movie is simply after their wallets. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2004
0.5/4 14% You Got Served (2004) A dance party of a movie that is so badly acted and sloppily edited that it frequently borders on incoherency. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004
2.5/4 14% Without a Paddle (2004) A mildly pleasant comedy that viewers may find more endearing than they expect. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004
1/4 53% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004) The same romantic comedy that moviegoers have seen dozens of times. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004
2.5/4 61% Wimbledon (2004) Fun to watch, because, like the occasional pure-formula movie, it is well made. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004
3/4 32% When Will I Be Loved (2004) A short but ultimately sharp-edged erotic drama. - Kinnopio's Movie Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004