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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0.5/4 0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) That's the thing about children when it comes to movies: They're not that discriminating. They can be perilously easy to please, which is why it's important that their parents protect them from films like Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 15, 2014
3/4 90% My Summer of Love (2004) It's all very mesmerizing, for them and us. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2005
2.5/4 63% Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling (2004) Don't expect the inside scoop so much as an unsatisfying slice of life. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 11, 2005
2.5/4 72% Walk on Water (2005) Even when Walk on Water doesn't quite have you by the heart, its little fingers fumble around in your brain. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 17, 2005
2/4 76% Brother to Brother (2004) Ambitious but clumsy, it's a movie to appreciate rather than to be engaged by. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Dec 9, 2004
1/4 11% Thérèse (2004) Unless you're stumped for a way to commemorate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux Friday, there's little point in going to see the low-budget, one-star-worthy hagiography, Therese. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 30, 2004
2/4 26% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) It's little better or worse than the original. But, to be honest, the original -- minus its nascent stars -- wasn't very good. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 26, 2004
1.5/4 5% Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004) Much of the movie is devoted to the boys dueling card-to-card. And so most the dialogue, forgive me fans, sounds something like this: "I'm going to thwart your Egyptian God cards with my Rare Metal Dragon card!" ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 12, 2004
3.5/4 94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) Anyone who feels like they're drowning in their own polluted, godless, reality-TV-choked, errand-ridden consumerist life will find a momentary escape from modernity in The Story of the Weeping Camel. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 17, 2004
2/4 24% Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003) Feels more like a 'making-of' piece or vanity project for actor and first-time director Robin Shou ... than a tight, thorough documentary. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 1, 2004
3/4 94% Blind Shaft (2003) Engrossing because of its amazingly well-documented milieu, which German-trained writer-director Li Yang filmed on location in the northern provinces. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 25, 2004
2/4 61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience (2004) True fans (i.e., the people who are most likely to buy tickets) probably know a lot of this stuff already, and they might be disappointed by the lack of drama and the brevity of 3-D racing action. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 11, 2004
1.5/4 12% Catch That Kid (2004) It's a juicy premise, but the enactment is so dumbed-down that you couldn't possibly fault your jaded children for yawning and rolling their eyes. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 5, 2004
2.5/4 47% Martin & Orloff (2002) You'll chuckle at least once during the proceedings -- but probably not much more than that. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2.5/4 86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003) Such a measured primer of talking heads and footage -- a broad, slick Tibet 101 -- that it seems better suited to the classroom than the big screen, despite its Himalayan scenery and rustic colors. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2003
2.5/4 37% Standard Time (Anything But Love) (2002) The earnest, low-budget indie Anything But Love isn't quite the movie you'd like it to be, but it provides some kicks, nonetheless. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 20, 2003
1/4 52% Suspended Animation (2003) Feels a lot like two different Hancock jobs stitched together. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 30, 2003
3/4 44% Good Boy! (2003) A devastating work of pro-doggie propaganda. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 9, 2003
2.5/4 51% Dopamine (2003) It's more likable than it is good. Still, it might leave you feeling romantic (and romantic about your particular city) even if it doesn't nail its case for love in a psychopharmacological age. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 9, 2003
2.5/4 44% Luther (2003) The film short-hands a lot of stuff, but it's gripping for a while. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 25, 2003
2/4 20% No Good Deed (2003) This undermarketed noir suffers because many of its characters don't seem to belong in the same universe. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 20, 2003
1/4 63% Cabin Fever (2002) It's just a watery, undeservedly smug update of the low-budget, kids-stranded- in-the-sticks bloodfests of the 1970s and '80s. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 11, 2003
1.5/4 38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) (2003) Manny is so uninteresting as a pivotal character that he's a black hole who sucks away our investment in the film. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 4, 2003
1.5/4 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Horror movies don't have to make sense in the real world, but when you have to help their internal logic along this much, it's pretty much a cue for heckling -- or checking your watch. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 28, 2003
2/4 25% O Fantasma (2001) Despite a couple of memorable scenes, it's boring when it's not kinky. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 31, 2003
2/4 45% Lucia, Lucia (2003) A vivacious-looking, tartly-scored bore of a movie. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2003
2/4 53% KM.0 (2001) What's the point of watching if everyone feels like a pawn in a script? ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2003
3/4 28% How to Deal (2003) [A] more-thoughtful -than-average film. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2003
2/4 24% God Is Great and I'm Not (2002) You could watch a heroine barrel into a messy romance all day, provided that she's a lot less dopey than this, but few of Michele's foibles make us sympathize with her. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 10, 2003