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Gary Arnold

Gary Arnold

Agrees with the Tomatometer 49% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Hooper (1978) "People have been mentioning Burt Reyolds and Clark Gable in the same breath for several years now. With Hooper, Reynolds has finally justified the camparison. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 2, 2016
17% Death Hunt (1981) "Supposedly inspired by an authentic incident in the Northwest Territories 50 years ago, the movie emerges as an exercise in bogus historical evocation, minimal characterization and synthetic conflict. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 13, 2016
No Score Yet Avalanche Express (1979) "This fizzled brain-storm from New World, Roger Corman's production company looks like a cinch for the first supplement to "The 50 Worst Films of All Time." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
No Score Yet Sette note in nero (Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes)(The Psychic) (1977) "Fulci demonstrates a masterful command of timing, mood and seductively menacing images. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
71% Goin' South (1978) "Goin' South is the most flat-footed comedy to collapse on the screen since Nickelodeon. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
17% The Boogey Man (1980) "An absurd but proficiently grisly horror cheapie. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
90% The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) "Director Nicholas Gessner is deft enough to keep "Little Girl" engrossing from start to finish, and he springs a few witty, creepy surprises. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
67% Demon Seed (1977) "What might have become an ingenious parable about the battle of the sexes ends up a dopey celebration of an obstetric abomination. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
27% The Car (1977) "There's nothing under the surface either, no pattern or primitive fear mechanism guiding the car. What you see is what you get, and it deserves to be thrown back. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
No Score Yet The Children (1980) "The Children is a feeble reminder of an exploitation trend seen at its most ruthless in a picture like It's Alive! Everything considered, it's difficult to resent The Children for being too inept to become equally hateful. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) "A talky, static, derivative picture that seems to run on forever. Frank Capra Jr., the producer of Billy Jack Goes to Washington, may be considered out of the running for this year's Honor Thy Father Award. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
50% The Choirboys (1977) "The Choirboys takes a fairly obnoxious place among a burgeoning genre of Hollywood films determined to revel in raunchiness. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
85% Rolling Thunder (1977) "Flynn's crisp, laconic direction and evocative use of Southern Texas locations transorm Rolling Thunder, now at area theaters, into a more distinctive exploitation movie than it deserves to be. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
20% The World's Greatest Lover (1977) "Wilder's new movie, The World's Greatest Lover, his second venture as star, director and writer, is not very clever at all. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
70% Pink Floyd - The Wall (1982) ""Do you think they'll drop the Bomb?" asks a loaded musical question at one irresistibly funny point. Obviously, they've already dropped it, and it's called "The Wall." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
88% Saturday Night Fever (1977) "Saturday Night Fever assaults you with a flagrantly foul-mouthed script and coarse viewpoint. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
38% The Fan (1981) "What started out as a taut thriller has somehow evolved into unintentional burlesque, with killer and victim functioning as a second-rate comedy team. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 21, 2015
75% True Confessions (1981) "Des is another solitary soul, but perhaps he's the most subtle and accessible solitary De Niro has yet embodied -- a man whose isolation draws you closer instead of giving you the willies. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
90% The King of Comedy (1983) "The King of Comedy fancies itself a scathing social satire about the lust for celebrity carried to extremes. But ultimately, director Martin Scorsese's movie is a severely misconceived and distasteful study of delusional behavior. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
86% Stripes (1981) "The premise and star remain out of whack until the rambling, diffuse screenplay finally struggles beyond basic training. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
98% The Right Stuff (1983) "It means something to be a member of the brotherhood whose trials and accomplishments are celebrated so enjoyably in The Right Stuff. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
81% Slap Shot (1977) "Newman is literally a diamond in the rough, and it requires a certain forebearance to separate his quality from the surrounding raunch. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
36% The Wiz (1978) "Sidney Lumet's spectacular, joyous production of The Wiz generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture recalling the arrival of the Mother Ship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
No Score Yet Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) "Seems to achieve an astonishing rebirth in the transposition of a play from stage to screen. It is also a rebirth for Robert Altman, who has fashioned a stirring comeback, revitalizing his technique and presumably his career. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
33% He Knows You're Alone (1980) "He Knows You're Alone inspires sustained, high-decibel shrieking when Mastroianni cuts loose, but it ingratiates itself in a more congenial way by being so mischievosly movie-crazy and by swift strokes of characterization and funny romatic by play. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
20% The Hollywood Knights (1980) "Far from showing continued promise, Mutrux has now identified himself as a kind of untutored, remedical-school imitator of George Lucas. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
98% Manhattan (1979) "With Manhattan, a sparkling romance about the overspecialized anxieties of overintellectualized New Yorkers, Woody Allen has bounced back from the sobriety of "Interiors" to an exhilarating new comic high. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
69% Nighthawks (1981) "Nighthawks, an aggressively shallow police thriller pitting New York undercover cops against international terrorists. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
85% The Blues Brothers (1980) "There is no more material sustaining The Blues Brothers"than one would find in a silent comedy short running 10 or 20 minutes. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
No Score Yet Hitler: A Film From Germany (Hitler - ein Film aus Deutschland) (1978) "The emotional satisfaction that Syberberg appears to derive from this kind of reflection makes my skin crawl, but its defeatist vanity and absolutism may help explain the cult appeal of the otherwise inexplicable New German Cinema. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
97% Apocalypse Now (1979) "It's the cumulative effect generated by mixing richly portentous imagery with absurdly portentous prose, starkly portentous sound and flatulently portentous music. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
33% North Sea Hijack (ffolkes) (Assault Force) (1980) "ffolkes is an admirably crisp, incisive counter-terrorist thriller, the most proficient and entertaining movie of its kind since Richard Lester's Juggernaut. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
No Score Yet Moment by Moment (1978) "Moment by Moment is a Grade-A stinker, hatched under Stigwood auspices for the greater mortification of Lily Tomlin and John Travolta, locked in excruciating erotic two-step as a melancholy Beverly Hills housewife and her hopeful lover boy. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
67% The Dogs of War (1980) "The Dogs of War can be recommended only as a desperate snack for rabid tastes. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
86% Trading Places (1983) "Trading Places is a comedy of unavoidable fits and starts. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 23, 2015
67% The Mirror Crack'd (1980) "The Christie plot ends up so drastically foreshortened that you'd swear a reel must have been misplaced, although the sluggish direction of Guy Hamilton doesn't make one anxious to see it restored. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 2, 2015
74% For Your Eyes Only (1981) "No. 12 in the phenomenally durable James Bond series. For Your Eyes Only is undeniably easy on the eyes. Maybe too easy to prevent the mind from wandering and the lids from drooping. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 30, 2015
79% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) "[The Spy Who Loved Me] gets off to a promising start but proves seriously deficient in staying power. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 23, 2015
88% F for Fake (1974) "The result is a curious, unsatisfactory pastiche of documentary tidbits acquired from Reichenbach and speculative filler supplied by Welles himself. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 11, 2015
60% Moonraker (1979) "Moonraker, the newest James Bond spectacle, is a cheerful, splashy entertainment. The curators of the Bond museum do not surpass themselves with this exhibition, the 11th in the series, but they haven't fallen down on the job either. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 6, 2015
42% Octopussy (1983) "It's a pleasure to report that the James Bond company is confidently back on the beam. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 6, 2015
75% Used Cars (1980) "Director/co-writer Robert Zemeckis has undeniable energy and flair, but it's being misspent on pretexts and situations that seem inexcusably gratuitous and snide. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 2, 2015
40% I, the Jury (1982) "Apart from Assante and the random effective bit player -- notably Frederick Downs, a Veterans Administration official who plays the first murder victim, Jack Williams -- the level of acting tends to be perilously amateurish. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 23, 2015
72% A Little Romance (1979) "Thanks to the heavy synthetic hand of director George Roy Hill, the potentially charming aspects of th kids' infatuation curdle into syrupy gruel. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 22, 2015
63% Never Say Never Again (1983) "Never Say Never Again is the best acted Bond picture ever made, because it clearly surpasses any predecessors in the area of inventive and clever character delineation. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 9, 2015
32% Grease 2 (1982) "Grease 2 is the most serendipitous sequel in recent memory. It is an ingratiating, jubilant improvement on a crummy original. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 15, 2015
83% Chariots of Fire (1981) "Despite its bombastic tendencies, Chariots has a healthy glow that's charming. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 4, 2015
75% Caddyshack (1980) "Caddyshack, a derelict farce that lurches about in search of hilarious possibilities among the members and employes of a country club, is the latest misbegotten spawn of National Lampoon's Animal House. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 4, 2015
91% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) "Bergman's casting coup lives up to expectations. Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann invest their roles with undeniable emotional conviction and impact. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 4, 2015
93% Ordinary People (1980) "Despite the sponginess of the content, Hutton's extraordinary film acting debut ought to assure his famous novice director a long, successful career behind the camera. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 4, 2015
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