CSM Staff

CSM Staff
CSM Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Christian Science Monitor

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
.5/4 29% 200 Cigarettes (1999) Silly, plotless, slow. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 75% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) The humor is as rude and crude as the characters, but the picture certainly isn't lacking in energy. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 70% Analyze This (1999) The screenplay offers some hearty laughs if you can stand bursts of violence and language as foul as a Mafioso's business agenda. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 68% Tango (1998) The plot and dialogue are far less engaging than in [director Carlos] Saura's best work, but the dance sequences are exuberantly performed and radiantly filmed. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) The story raises hard moral questions relating to the relative value of human lives and the overwhelming debt that may be felt by those who benefit when others sacrifice. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/4 80% Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) (1997) Exceptional, well-crafted, uplifting. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 82% Elizabeth (1998) Acted and directed with great energy and imagination. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 92% Dancemaker (1999) A splendidly entertaining visit with the world's greatest modern-dance choreographer and members of his brilliant troupe, focusing on the hardships as well as the rewards of their highly exacting profession. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/4 83% Children of Heaven (Bacheha-Ye aseman) (1999) This modestly produced family drama has all the poignancy and humor associated with today's vibrant Iranian film industry. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 68% The School of Flesh (1998) This rather perfunctory French drama never quite catches fire. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/4 81% The Harmonists (1999) Like the Harmonists in their shows, this neatly assembled German production serves up a beguiling blend of humor, sentiment, and nostalgia. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet Devil's Island (1996) Ambitious but uneven. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 43% The Deep End of the Ocean (1999) The subject is poignant and suspenseful, but the treatment is drab and uninvolving despite competent acting and a few well-crafted scenes. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
2/4 48% The Corruptor (1998) The trite story has plenty of distasteful moments. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
.5/4 54% Cruel Intentions (1999) The cruelest intentions of this film are aimed at its audience, who gets only lame comedy and unconvincing drama as it wallows in its sordid subject matter. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
No Score Yet L'Annee des Meduses (1984) [A] tediously filmed drama about the summer romances of a mother and daughter. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet Good Weather, But Stormy Late This Afternoon (Beau Temps, Mais Orageux en Fin de Journee) (1986) The mood is oddly beguiling, and there's an exquisite scene when music swells in the background and the characters start singing, for no reason except that they really love each other, deep down. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
100% My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1987) Splendidly acted, and directed with touches of visual poetry by Lasse Hallström. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
75% Project X (1987) Matthew Broderick is likable but unexciting in this likable but unexciting movie. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet Psychos in Love (1987) Love finally cures them of their murderous ways, but not before a lot of grotesquely comic gore and "splatter" scenes. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3/4 60% Rush Hour (1998) The fast-talking Tucker and quick-kicking Chan are a surprisingly good team that manages to deliver a stylish and fun combination of highly choreographed action and comedy. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
1/4 15% Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) The story is trite and the cartooning is cut-rate, but youngsters will enjoy seeing their TV heroes in a movie-length adventure. Shown with a 20-minute short called "Pikachu's Vacation," so sloppily made that it's barely coherent. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
38% Ishtar (1987) An ordinary pile of sand with a $40 million price tag. - Christian Science Monitor EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2002