Gary Kamiya

Gary Kamiya

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Gary Kamiya's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, San Francisco Examiner

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

A Short Film About Love (1988)

"Overall, Kieslowski has crafted a compelling portrait of love, that weed that forces its strange way through life's hardest cement." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Aug 7, 2004

A Short Film About Killing (1988)

"One of the most horrific films you're likely to see -- and one of the most oddly didactic." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted May 29, 2004

Bad Boys (1995)

"A pretty amusing shoot'em-up." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Godzilla (1998)

"Forget the plot, though: All these guys know how to do is high-tech bang-bang, and at times they do it pretty well." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

"This is that rare film whose weaknesses are not only swallowed up by its vast, disturbing ambition, but somehow become part of its strengths." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
4/5 60%

The Edge (1997)

"...a solid man-against-nature tale..." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/4 87%

Crimson Tide (1995)

"It's too slick to be truly disturbing, but it's that slickness that keeps you on the edge of your chair." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Village of the Damned (1995)

"Needless and undeveloped subplots dissipate the clean suspense of the original, and the exponential increase in violence and gore cannot conceal this." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Volcano (1997)

"A flatulent blast of superheated air from the seething bowels of Hollywood..." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

He Got Game (1998)

"He Got Game is a little too sappy to be a great movie, but it puts the ball in the hole." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Chungking Express (1996)

"A frenetic one-way ride through The Land of Vaporous Plot, with stops along the way at Irritatingly Cute Extended Metaphor City." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

A Thousand Acres (1997)

"Ploddingly literal, A Thousand Acres is basically a star vehicle that relies on superior acting to redeem it. It does have superior acting, but that's not nearly enough." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
2.5/4 11%

Bushwhacked (1995)

"It ain't Shakespeare, but it's a decent pre-pube flick about a New Yawk bozo and a bunch of cute kids flopping around in the ponderosa." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

"Using the overpowering techniques of modern film, Steven Spielberg has cut through the glory-tinged gauze that shrouds World War II to reveal its brutal reality, creating a phenomenology of violence unsurpassed in the history of cinema." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
1/4 46%

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

"The film's complete refusal to explore anything beyond Jim's collapse and redemption is both sentimental and finally uninteresting." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The English Patient (1996)

"The English Patient, the superb new film by Anthony Minghella, is that rarest of things: a film based on a great contemporary novel." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)

"Mostly, we get dumb formula, not quite ironic and self-mocking enough to be hip." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999
3/4 97%

A Little Princess (1995)

"A Little Princess is a delightful film. Bring your children, or just bring yourself." ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Prefontaine (1997)

"Even through Prefontaine's obviousness, we feel its force." ‐
Posted Dec 31, 1999