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Dan Fazio

Dan Fazio
Dan Fazio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Citysearch

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 31% Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) Much funnier than it has any right to be, Malibu succeeds because it tweaks stereotypes and rarely takes the low road. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 17, 2003
7/10 43% Anger Management (2003) With Nicholson's winking, over-the-top performance as the icing on the cake, this is Sandler's funniest movie in years. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 10, 2003
8/10 64% Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003) Combines thrilling animated action with genuine wit and character development. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 3, 2003
3/10 11% A Man Apart (2003) This wannabe hard-boiled thriller plays more like a cartoon than anything else, thanks to its ridiculous, over-the-top violence and characters so thin that you don't care if they get shot. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 3, 2003
6/10 41% The Core (2003) A modestly fun exercise in predictability thanks to a cast that appears to relish playing cardboard cutouts. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 27, 2003
7/10 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) If you're in the mood for skin-crawling sci-fi without much substance, then you'll enjoy this ride. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 20, 2003
2/10 37% Spun (2003) Spun only seems interested in grossing people out. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 13, 2003
7/10 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) Do you like video games, martial arts and insane Chinese humor? See this movie. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Feb 27, 2003
3/10 34% Poolhall Junkies (2002) Poolhall Junkies is a bad movie, but admirable in a way for its sheer effort. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Feb 27, 2003
7/10 44% Daredevil (2003) Colorful, cheesy and about as deep as the printed page of a comic book -- and that's just Ben Affleck's performance. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Feb 13, 2003
6/10 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) The movie aims to please kids, kung-fu nuts and Wilson's cult following, and it should do a reasonable job of satisfying all three camps. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Feb 6, 2003
4/10 43% The Recruit (2003) Sure, it's the CIA, but how about declassifying a few plot points? ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jan 30, 2003
3/10 9% Darkness Falls (2003) As Darkness Falls devolves into an uninteresting chase movie, it disappointingly squanders the film's sorta-clever premise and genuinely scary opening scene. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jan 23, 2003
4/10 24% A Guy Thing (2003) In the end, this hit-or-miss comedy will stick with you about as long as a rented tux. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jan 17, 2003
5/10 20% Just Married (2003) In two years this flick will be running endlessly on Comedy Central, but if you're craving a mindless romantic comedy before then, Married makes a decent matinee. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jan 10, 2003
8/10 96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Jackson has staged an impressive war movie, and it's no crime to fall slightly short of a masterpiece like Fellowship. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 17, 2002
6/10 82% Drumline (2002) By the time its otherwise paint-by-numbers story reaches a finale, Drumline has made band seem cool -- no small feat in the wake of American Pie 2. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 13, 2002
9/10 91% Adaptation (2002) For those in on the joke, it's funny and smart -- a bold experiment in rule-breaking. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 5, 2002
2/10 26% Friday After Next (2002) It gets old quickly. Watch Barbershop again if you're in need of a Cube fix--this isn't worth sitting through. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 22, 2002
7/10 58% Die Another Day (2002) Make it half an hour shorter, and it's the perfect Bond flick. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 21, 2002
2/10 85% Spider (2002) Rarely has a film so tediously built to a climax this underwhelming. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 20, 2002
6/10 82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) HP2 is the first movie's equal, but is somehow the lesser because of it. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 14, 2002
8/10 76% 8 Mile (2002) Backed by a smart story that avoids easy answers and pat endings, the rapper may be in line for some real acting recognition. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Nov 7, 2002
5/10 15% I Spy (2002) A thinly veiled excuse for Wilson to play his self-deprecating act against Murphy's well-honed prima donna shtick. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 31, 2002
8/10 72% The Ring (2002) A good scary movie will make you want to cover your eyes, and The Ring succeeds almost too well. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 18, 2002
8/10 43% The Rules of Attraction (2002) Captures the tortured illogic of physical attraction perfectly, while exploding the Hollywood myth that college is just like Van Wilder or American Pie. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 10, 2002
4/10 20% Knockaround Guys (2002) A promising story that's been sloppily put to film. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 10, 2002
5/10 63% Moonlight Mile (2002) Sarandon, Hoffman and the still-emerging Gyllenhall all deliver great performances, but this sad-sack flick falls short of its potential. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 1, 2002
8/10 97% Spirited Away (2002) The closest American counterpart to Spirited Away is Alice in Wonderland, but no analogy will fully prepare you. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Oct 1, 2002
7/10 82% Barbershop (2002) Consistently funny, and celebratory of its Chicago setting. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Sep 13, 2002
5/10 61% Blue Crush (2002) It's pretty standard teen fare, although the gorgeous surf cinematograpy helps distinguish Blue Crush from the pack. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 15, 2002
6/10 74% Signs (2002) Shyamalan again proves that he's a master of suspense and dread, and a great student of film. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Aug 2, 2002
8/10 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) The third Austin Powers is packed with inside jokes and cameos that will delight fans of the series. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 25, 2002
7/10 40% Reign of Fire (2002) Ignore logic, and the flick has plenty of grungy fantasy appeal. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 11, 2002
3/10 39% Men in Black II (2002) The filmmakers trot out all the same gimmicks, but they lose their charm when you know what's coming. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jul 2, 2002
8/10 90% Minority Report (2002) A mesmerizing whodunit. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jun 20, 2002
3/10 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) Uninitiated kids may adopt this new Scooby, but anyone who loved the show will find it frustrating. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jun 14, 2002
7/10 59% The Sum of All Fears (2002) A solid -- if routine -- entry in the Jack Ryan series. ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 30, 2002
3/4 65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) The film isn't without flaws -- acting is wooden early on, at least one action scene could be cut and certain computer effects look phony. But it's worthy of this compliment: Clones is a real Star Wars movie. ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 15, 2002
4/4 89% Spider-Man (2002) Well-acted, funny and exciting, Spider-Man is on par with the first Batman. ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 3, 2002
2/4 47% Hollywood Ending (2002) Much of the film's humor is simple slapstick, and the blind-director premise is straight out of a sitcom. ‐ Citysearch
Posted May 2, 2002
2/4 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) Too clumsy in key moments ... to make a big splash. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 26, 2002
3/4 41% The Scorpion King (2002) Ditches the computer-generated effects of the Mummy movies for a real, live-action Rock smackdown. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 19, 2002
2/4 31% Murder by Numbers (2002) As a hybrid teen thriller and murder mystery, Murder by Numbers fits the profile too closely. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Apr 19, 2002
2/4 57% Blade II (2002) Unfortunately, the flick is longer than it is entertaining, and too brutal for the general public. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 22, 2002
2/4 29% The Time Machine (2002) The film feels rushed throughout, and especially during its overly action-packed finale. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 8, 2002
2/4 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) The intensely violent battle sequences have an undeniable emotional impact, but how much more of this can moviegoers take? ‐ Citysearch
Posted Mar 1, 2002
2/10 10% Slackers (2002) Feel bad for King, who's honestly trying, and Schwartzman, who's shot himself in the foot. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Feb 1, 2002
3/4 73% The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) Monte Cristo smartly emphasizes the well-wrought story and omits needless chase scenes and swordfights as the revenge unfolds. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Jan 25, 2002
3/10 42% The Majestic (2001) The Majestic is to Frank Capra what a '50s theme restaurant is to the '50s -- nostalgic, but artificial. ‐ Citysearch
Posted Dec 21, 2001