Erich Scholz

Erich Scholz
Erich Scholz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Citysearch
Publications: Citysearch

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 71% Cold Mountain (2003) Remains compelling even at over two-and-a-half hours thanks to great performances from Law, Zellweger and the collection of cameo appearances from the likes of Giovanni Ribisi and Hoffman. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2003
2/5 34% Mona Lisa Smile (2003) Serviceable performances from the principals underscore the film's functionality, giving modern star power to its paint-by-numbers plot. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2003
2.5/4 13% Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003) This breezy remake of the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love is so lightweight it threatens to float off the screen, but likable performances from leads Cannon and Milian go far in helping anchor some of writer/director Troy Beyer's flimsy script. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2003
3.5/4 72% Something's Gotta Give (2003) With a surprisingly resonant emotional undercurrent, this adult relationship comedy comes off as extremely likable, if not lovable. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2003
1.5/4 14% Gothika (2003) Dwells in its own abysmal dreariness without creating real suspense, relying instead on a stream of easy shocks to convince us that we're watching a scary movie. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2003
4/10 65% My Life Without Me (2003) A strangely grim affair that will stretch the patience of more than a few viewers. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2003
7/10 83% Elf (2003) Not aspiring to be much more than a simple fish-out-of-water comedy, Elf is sweet and a little hokey -- and has the makings of a holiday classic. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2003
5/10 42% The Human Stain (2003) The filmmakers should've left this story on the bookshelf. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2003
4/10 64% Die Mommie Die! (2003) Busch is actually pretty great as Arden, but with nothing to hang his wig on, it all gets tiresome rather quickly, inviting unflattering comparisons to John Waters' superior 1980 effort, Polyester. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2003
4/10 73% Elephant (2003) Ultimately pointless, this lethargic picture seems to be trying to make a statement but succumbs to its own artiness -- including a cast made up mostly of non-actors. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2003
4/10 36% Radio (2003) This sappy, overlong, three-hankie melodrama featuring Gooding Jr. in full-on Rain Man mode is about as corny as they come. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2003
7/10 53% Veronica Guerin (2003) Ignore the Irish fiddle and tin-whistle score and settle in for a compelling and intense story. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2003
6/10 43% The Event (2003) A touching tribute to a community celebrating life in the face of tragedy and death. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2003
5/10 35% Duplex (2003) Surprisingly low on laughs considering the talent involved. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2003
5/10 8% Emerald Cowboy (2003) The location camerawork and story are outstanding, but amateurish acting and editing keep this dreamy mess from feeling like a proper movie. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
6/10 40% Anything Else (2003) Uneven yet often hilarious. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
6/10 51% Demonlover (2003) Nielsen, Chloe Sevigny and Gina Gershon shine, but ultimately this stylish yet dated arthouse feature is more confused than we are. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
8/10 89% In This World (2003) Winterbottom ... proves he's one of the most talented, dexterous filmmakers around with this powerful drama. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
7/10 92% Millennium Actress (Sennen joyû) (2001) Satoshi Kon and Sadayuki Murai have dispensed with many of the conventions that plague Japanese anime to create an original and compelling animated fantasy that satisfies as both a historical romance and a philosophical drama. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2003
5/10 78% Carnage (2002) A bit long and pretentious at times, Carnage is still an interesting narrative experiment that recalls some of the more avant garde Eastern European cinema from the early '70s. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2003
8/10 81% Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) Gator's gradual transition from smirking punk to neon-clad cheeseball is vividly told by his former friends and contemporaries. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2003
5/10 36% Le Divorce (2003) Unfortunately, a logjam of characters (nearly all from the book are included) means that few get the attention they deserve. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2003
6/10 54% KM.0 (2001) The likeable characters and silly situations create a few genuine laughs and the liberal sexual content (by American standards) is surprisingly refreshing. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2003
5/10 79% I Capture the Castle (2003) This coming-of-age drama, based on the Dodie Smith novel, has the feel of a proper BBC production, but it lacks the energy to compel on the big screen. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2003
4/10 38% On_Line (2003) Writer-director Jed Weintrob is so busy trying to make important statements about human relationships in the cyber age that he loses control of his whiny, unlikable characters. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2003
9/10 86% 28 Days Later (2003) Filmgoers may debate its allegory and sexual politics, but 28 Days Later is the real deal: a scary flick for uncertain times. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2003
7/10 57% Jet Lag (2003) A perfect date movie for jaded Francophiles. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2003
7/10 94% Manito (2003) A compelling slice-of-life narrative that draws much of its strength from its non-professional actors. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2003
5/10 48% The Heart of Me (2003) We've seen it all before. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2003
3/10 28% Love the Hard Way (2003) The film's premise -- that the savvy student played by Charlotte Ayanna would get involved with this creep -- is a stretch at best. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2003
4/10 76% L'Auberge Espagnole (2003) This mushy tale of twenty-something angst is like a Euro version of Reality Bites. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2003
8/10 64% The Shape Of Things (2002) The layered script is alternately hilarious and realistic, horrifying and stilted. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2003
7/10 64% The Dancer Upstairs (2002) Malkovich squeezes the most from his exotic locations, and the intriguing performances give a human face to its topical subject. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2003
5/10 62% Identity (2003) Like a creaky roller coaster, you feel it could fall apart at any time. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2003
44% XX/XY (2003) Spoiled 20-somethings waxing nostalgic over failed relationships rarely makes compelling viewing for anyone over the legal drinking age, and XX/XY is no exception. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2003
9/10 98% The Man Without a Past (2002) Provokes thought and provides joy in equal measure. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2003
7/10 43% Dysfunktional Family (2003) At his best, Griffin recalls a young Richard Pryor. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2003
6/10 72% Phone Booth (2003) It's Farrell's portrayal of the smug publicist that turns the improbably absurd premise into weird, pulpy fun. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2003
9/10 96% Raising Victor Vargas (2003) Victor and Judy are so appealing and realistic in their lead roles that you'll swear you're watching a documentary. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2003
7/10 30% Head of State (2003) [Rock's] off-the-wall sense of humor and genuinely likable persona overcome his lack of finesse behind the camera. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2003
6/10 70% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) If you're a parent ... this isn't a bad 75-minute distraction for the little ones. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2003
5/10 64% Willard (2003) The film never delivers on its morbid promise, thanks to the character's too-obscure motives and dialogue that's dull when it should be snappy. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2003
4/10 50% The Safety of Objects (2001) A film about people who feel too much for people who don't think too much. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2003
6/10 25% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) You want explosions, expertly choreographed violence and implausible situations easily remedied by running up a wall and doing a back flip? Cradle delivers the goods. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2003
6/10 44% Deliver Us From Eva (2003) A pleasant enough romp, but it succumbs to a one-note script that restricts the film's characters from taking advantage of much of its potential hilarity. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2003
6/10 86% Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002) The source and the subject matter make it difficult to assign critical judgement to Blind Spot, but the film's snail pace means it will probably appeal mostly to scholars and students of the Holocaust. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2003
5/10 11% National Security (2003) Your enjoyment of National Security will be in direct proportion to how much you can tolerate Martin Lawrence's antics. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2003
6/10 No Score Yet Pinocchio (2002) The so-inept- it's-surreal dubbing (featuring the voices of Glenn Close, Regis Philbin and Breckin Meyer) brings back memories of cheesy old Godzilla flicks. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2003
7/10 78% 25th Hour (2003) In the end, viewers will find sympathy for even a low-life like Brogan -- one of the film's many ambiguities that will linger long after the projection bulb has dimmed. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2002
4/10 40% Equilibrium (2002) Combining elements of 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Matrix, this ridiculous sci-fi mish-mash sounds appealing, but is nothing more than a poorly designed knockoff. - Citysearch EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2002