Gary Brown

Gary Brown
Tomatometer-approved critic
Favorites:
"Casablanca," "The Last Picture Show." "Red," "Kolya."
Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 84% State of Play (2009) Crowe's terrific performance carries the movie. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2009
3/4 43% Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) It's a pretty dumb, predictable story, but for a ten year-old girl, the target audience, Hannah Montana: The Movie is good, clean G-rated fun without so much as one wet kiss. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2009
3/4 88% Adventureland (2009) Uneven and downright bumpy at times, Adventureland is a reflective look at life in the 80's, backed by a terrific soundtrack and enough chuckles to justify two hours of your life. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2009
3/4 73% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) There is something magical about watching a well-made 3-D feature film--even one with a less than stellar script--to listen to the ooh's and ahs and giggles generated by kids in a sold-out theater. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2009
3/4 83% I Love You, Man (2009) This is Judd Apatow material with Apatow nowhere to be found. But it is funny. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2009
2/4 42% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) ...certainly not in the E.T.bracket. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2009
4/4 64% Watchmen (2009) If gore is not your thing, steer clear of this one. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
1/4 No Score Yet Echelon Conspiracy (2009) Echelon Conspiracy is a pale imitation of Eagle Eye, not exactly a good movie to begin with. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2009
2/4 25% Fired Up (2009) Ye gad--how old are these actors playing teenagers? Oh, never mind. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2009
2/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) On this one the better choice is to window shop. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2009
3.5/4 91% Coraline (2009) While the 3-D effect is truly spectacular, it's the story that stokes the imaginations of children. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2009
2/4 28% New In Town (2009) I heard sustained laughter through the first two-thirds of the movie. Then it crashes and burns because the script, strip-mined from other similar themed efforts, runs out of ideas and jokes. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2009
3.5/4 67% Revolutionary Road (2008) DiCaprio and Winslet deliver terrific performances. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2009
3/4 71% Last Chance Harvey (2009) The romantic chemistry that flows between the two great leads is worth the price of admission. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2009
3.5/4 81% Gran Torino (2009) If Gran Torino is Clint Eastwood's last acting gig, he's gone out in top form. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2009
4/4 93% Frost/Nixon (2008) Frost/Nixon is compelling viewing and I can't recommend a movie more highly. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2009
3.5/4 62% Valkyrie (2008) The performances truly stand out, led by Tom Cruise and several members of the supporting cast. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2008
3/4 57% The Tale of Despereaux (2008) The animation quality is first rate. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2008
2/4 21% The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) There was nothing wrong with the original that warranted a re-do--other than pursuit of legal tender. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2008
3/4 66% Cadillac Records (2008) While the storyline is somewhat disjointed, the music really shines. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2008
1/4 24% Four Christmases (2008) ...lowbrow humor that fails to delight. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2008
3/4 49% Twilight (2008) The door is left open for a second installment. Okay, I'll bite. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2008
3/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Okay, so it isn't Sean Connery, but Quantum of Solace is an enjoyable action-packed popcorn flick, with explosions galore and exciting chase scenes throughout. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2008
3/4 77% Role Models (2008) All the people behind me in the back section were cackling their heads off during most of the movie. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2008
3/4 64% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) That clicking sound in the background might have been my arthritic knees banging together in harmony to the songs. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2008
2.5/4 61% Changeling (2008) Though gripping at times, the pace of the movie plods along with all deliberate speed that might prompt occasional glances at the wristwatch. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2008
1.5/4 6% Babylon A.D. (2008) As if the gruff dialogue isn't bad enough, the action scenes are merely adequate. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 58% W. (2008) Perhaps there is a factory near Shanghai doing an express run of Dick Cheney masks in time for Halloween. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
3.5/4 61% The Express (2008) With the stock market going through fits of manic depression, this movie serves as an inspirational distraction. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2008
3/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) ...a smart, hip story with a terrific soundtrack. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2008
3/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) Despite stretches of credulity in the plot, the on-screen chemistry between Gere and Lane carries the movie. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2008
4/4 85% Ghost Town (2008) After a trying week in which many of us suffered damage to our homes and others were still without power, Ghost Town will provide a wonderful boost, if just for a couple of hours. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2008
4/4 91% Nobody's Fool (1994) The tagline for Nobody's Fool was 'Worn to perfection.' That sums up the life and acting career of Paul Newman. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2008
2/4 8% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Throughout the movie Nicolas Cage wears a contorted facial expression that suggests the need for more fiber in his diet. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2008
3/4 43% The House Bunny (2008) Think of it as Beach Blanket Bingo for Generation Why. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2008
3.5/4 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) This time Woody seems to be back on the beam. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2008
3/4 65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) Masterfully directed in cutting fashion by Sanaa Hamri--no scene seems to last more than a couple of minutes, and then the pants come into play--the story has been superbly brought to the screen by Elizabeth Chandler, and the four lead actresses are all t - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
2/4 38% Swing Vote (2008) If Barry Levinson's Wag the Dog serves as the gold standard for political satire, then Swing Vote has got a bad case of fleas. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2008
2/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) The movie slowly begins to descend into a vacuous state because the contrived script really has no place to go. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Hooch & Daddy-O (2005) ...a very funny satire that marks a bright debut for all those involved in the production. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2008
3.5/4 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) Mamma Mia! is a delightful crowd pleaser, evidenced by the enthusiastic applause I heard at the smash ending. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2008
3.5/4 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) To echo the vernacular of today's young people, it is awesome. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2008
2.5/4 41% Hancock (2008) The more we get to know about Hancock and how he acquired his name and mysterious powers, the less entertaining it becomes. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2008
4/4 95% WALL-E (2008) ...absolutely incredible. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2008
3/4 50% Get Smart (2008) This is not your father's Get Smart; it is a revved up, turbo-charged version for the silver screen that appeals directly to the younger age cohort. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2008
2/4 18% The Happening (2008) On a brighter note, the Wayans brothers have new material to make Scary Movie 5. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2008
1.5/4 37% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) ...nearly two hours of mind numbing junk. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2008
3/4 50% Sex and the City (2008) While most guys might opt for something more down to earth like Jackpot Bowling, I liked Sex and the City. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2008
3/4 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Indy, it's great to have you back. When's the next one? - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2008
3/4 79% How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2008) If your taste is for movies off the beaten path, run out and see this one before it disappears. - Houston Community Newspapers EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2008