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David Kronke

David Kronke
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
36%

Spice World (1998)

"A movie about four months too late to endure in the pop-culture annals and about four stars too short to be a four-star movie." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 21, 2016
79%

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994)

"Jungle Book entertains in a way both contemporary and traditional." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
8%

Almost Heroes (1998)

"All we're left with is a lame script and dithering direction, a lethal combination." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2.5/4 40%

My Name Is Bruce (2007)

"It's an affably goofy riff on the headaches associated with being America's most underappreciated actor." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 19, 2008
4/4 95%

The Class (2008)

"Exhilarating in its simmering, quiet brilliance." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 19, 2008
72%

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (2008)

"Cyrus' fans will receive this material as Moses received those tablets from Mount Sinai." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 4, 2008
3.5/4 53%

The Last Mimzy (2007)

"A family film combining metaphysical issues, mind-bending special effects and children realizing how dissolute our society is becoming? Sounds like a movie for precocious stoners." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 23, 2007
3/4 74%

The Matador (2006)

"The Matador feels like a cult gem that just might be able to target a larger audience weary of this season of self-important awards magnets." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 3, 2006
2.5/4 44%

Casanova (2005)

"Had the filmmakers aspired to match Ledger's sensibility, Casanova might have been something more than a frothy, forgettable diversion; as is, many should enjoy its carefully calculated manipulations." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 27, 2005
2/4 29%

Fun With Dick and Jane (2005)

"It's formless and toothless and, most critically, not all that fun." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2.5/4 80%

Chrystal (2004)

"While some of the low-key atmospherics are effective, and Thornton suffers with exquisite quietude, some important scenes unfortunately are clumsily staged." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 10, 2005
3.5/4 87%

Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

"No amount of description can prepare you for the visceral nature of the visual astonishments Miyazaki has created." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 10, 2005
2.5/4 52%

Spanglish (2004)

"Here, however, [Brooks'] efforts aren't so finely calibrated." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 17, 2004
2/4 25%

Blade: Trinity (2004)

"Blade Trinity seems a smidgen too jazzed by its extravagant cruelty." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 8, 2004
3/4 38%

Birth (2004)

"[Bright's] gravity makes the story not as queasy as it might otherwise seem." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 29, 2004
3.5/4 81%

Friday Night Lights (2004)

"Friday Night Lights scores." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
1/4 27%

Daddy Day Care (2003)

"Anyone who finds this movie funny can get the same entertainment for free at a local playground." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 9, 2003
2/4 40%

The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

"Certainly, it's foolish to expect much from kids' films, but that should hardly be an excuse to create something as willfully inane and sloppy as The Lizzie McGuire Movie." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 2, 2003
2/5 32%

Hackers (1995)

"It gives you more insight into the minds of Hollywood hacks than of computer hackers." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 15, 2002
1/5 11%

Dracula - Dead and Loving It (1995)

"Not to venture forth some sort of radical idea, but aren't comedies supposed to have jokes?" ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 15, 2002
1.5/4 30%

Scooby-Doo (2002)

"The relentless poor thinking behind this project almost plays like an intentional joke." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 14, 2002
3/4 77%

Undercover Brother (2002)

"A spirited and often funny lark of a movie." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 31, 2002
3/4 82%

The Believer (2002)

"Brooding and affecting, The Believer offers a compelling search for meaning." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 17, 2002
21%

Joe Somebody (2001)

"A movie based on Charles Atlas ads would be both more realistic and more entertaining than the moist, dithering hackwork slinking into theaters under the moniker Joe Somebody." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2001
80%

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"Rowling's glorious contribution to the world with the 'Harry Potter' series was in exciting a young generation to the pleasures of reading. What Columbus has managed is to get that same generation to accept blandly workmanlike, outsize Hollywood product." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 16, 2001
24%

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"Not a bad film, just a fairly uninspired one at a time when we could all use a little more inspiration." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 28, 2001
7%

Glitter (2001)

"Too dispiriting to even qualify as inadvertent camp fun." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 26, 2001
15%

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

"The Wayans family certainly has comic smarts, but they're just slumming it here." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 6, 2001
1.5/5 37%

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

"Next time out, let's hope it involves a story that can stand on its own, without having to be propped up by the Crypt Keeper's silly patter." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 21, 2001
2/5 26%

Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

"Barney looks both more real and more magical on video; on film, he's clearly a doofus in a felt outfit." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 21, 2001
17%

Dirty Work (1998)

"A tone-deaf, scattershot and dispiritingly cheesy affair with more groans than laughs." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 14, 2001
8%

Spy Hard (1996)

"This movie unfortunately wastes a perfectly promising idea -- satirizing James Bond films along with any other pop-culture celluloid phenomenon that crosses the filmmakers' minds." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 14, 2001
55%

Malena (2000)

"The filmmaker's attitude toward Malena is as simple-mindedly retro as his protagonist's." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 25, 2000
31%

Vatel (2000)

"It'll likely earn Oscar consideration for its visual aspects, but no one will probably remember anything else about it." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 25, 2000
22%

Coyote Ugly (2000)

"Its inability to follow through simply underscores the filmmakers' cynicism and gutlessness." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63%

Saving Grace (2000)

"Saving Grace veers frequently and dangerously toward playing as a little too cute, but it's rescued by a number of sage and funny performances." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27%

Hollow Man (2000)

"It's your standard-issue summer moron-o-rama." ‐Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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