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Frank Rich
Frank Rich's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, TIME Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% A Little Romance (1979) The film's portrait of young love may be touching, but its most moving moments celebrate love of a different kind: the passion that movie professionals, both young and old, have for their craft. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2015
89% Wise Blood (1979) This time, Huston has found material that was all but guaranteed to fuel the battiest recesses of his imagination. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 19, 2014
96% Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) [Spielberg's] new movie is richer and more ambitious than Jaws, and it reaches the viewer at a far more profound level than Star Wars. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2014
96% Being There (1979) Here is a comedy that valiantly defies both gravity and the latest Hollywood fashion. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2014
50% Cruising (1980) This detective melodrama has something to offend almost everyone. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014
89% Heaven Can Wait (1978) [The film] has everything going for it: big laughs, populist politics, billowy sequences set in heaven, a murder plot, a climactic Super Bowl game, a supporting cast of choice comic actors, and best of all, a touching (but PG) romance. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2014
84% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) I Wanna Hold Your Hand re-creates precisely the excitement the Beatles let loose 14 years ago; it transports the audience back to the eye of a phenomenal social hurricane. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2011
97% Alien (1979) It is depressing to watch an expensive, crafty movie that never soars beyond its cold desire to score the big bucks. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2010
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Benton gives his film its depth and complexity by challenging the audience's preconceptions and snap opinions at every turn. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2010
94% The Deer Hunter (1978) This excruciatingly violent, three-hour Viet Nam saga demolishes the moral and ideological cliches of an era: it shoves the audience into hell and leaves it stranded without a map. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2009
60% Moonraker (1979) Broccoli just keeps piling on the goodies: lush Ken Adam sets, gadgetry and gams galore, super stunts and effects. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
75% Meatballs (1979) Through it all, Murray smiles and forges ahead, but his big riffs have been edited down to frantic bursts of mugging. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2008
85% All That Jazz (1979) Though Scheider is a wry, sensitive actor, he soon gets lost in the vulgar theatrics. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2008
62% Saint Jack (1979) If Saint Jack is not another complete embarrassment for Bogdanovich, it nonetheless reveals his deficiencies as a film maker. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2008
88% The Black Stallion (1979) Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 11, 2007
57% Corvette Summer (1978) As long as one doesn't demand too much of it, Corvette Summer delivers a very pleasant two hours of escape. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2007
91% National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) The Lampoon people understand the darkest secret of an American college education: one of the noblest reasons to go is to spend four years studying sex. ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2007