Gemma Tarlach

Gemma Tarlach
Gemma Tarlach's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 39% Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Demands implausible leaps of its hero, the young Balian (Orlando Bloom). - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2005
2/4 46% National Treasure (2004) Despite an interesting premise and a decent cast, the movie swings randomly between too much explanation and not enough, between simplistic cliche and inscrutable babble. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2004
2/4 10% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Trips over itself in a rush to get gross and then lingers too long on pustules, gaping wounds and maggots. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2004
3.5/4 93% Godzilla (Gojira) (1954) Instead of a disjointed monster movie, this original Godzilla is a masterful statement about humankind's monstrous abilities to inflict harm on itself and the world. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2004
2.5/4 29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) An entertaining but shameless mash-up of other escapist fare. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2004
2.5/4 46% Hidalgo (2004) An entertaining but far-short- of-epic popcorn romp that's equal parts Indiana Jones and The Last Samurai. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2004
2.5/4 63% Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) The sight of a clumsy, bipedal lizard knocking into what's clearly a cardboard and Styrofoam model has a quaint charm all its own. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2003
3/4 78% Tupac: Resurrection (2003) A sympathetic but honest look at a man whose formidable talent was equaled only by his penchant for making bad choices. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2003
3.5/4 84% Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002) As hilarious as it is raunchy. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2002
2.5/4 64% Possession (2002) For a movie about the power of poetry and passion, there is precious little of either. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2002
3/4 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) Worth its weight in Scooby snacks. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2002
2/4 40% The Scorpion King (2002) Nothing but an episode of Smackdown! in period costume and with a bigger budget. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2002
2.5/4 57% Blade II (2002) Halfway through, however, having sucked dry the undead action flick formula, Blade II mutates into a gross-out monster movie with effects that are more silly than scary. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2002
1/4 29% The Time Machine (2002) The question hanging over The Time Machine is not, as the main character suggests, 'what if?' but rather, 'How can you charge money for this?' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2002
2.5/4 38% 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) Highly flawed but crudely funny. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2002
1.5/4 14% Crossroads (2002) Lacking substance and soul, Crossroads comes up shorter than Britney's cutoffs. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2002
73% Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) The movie's final third is a sloppy cobble-together of B-grade special effects and laughable plot twists that strain credulity. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2002
50% Kate & Leopold (2001) As a spun-sugar, slightly screwball romantic comedy, it's a delicious 'portal' to an hour and change of escapism. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2001
19% On the Line (2001) A flawed and formulaic but watchable little fable about the pursuit of true love. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2001
7% Glitter (2001) While it seems cruel to kick a person when she's down, it would be inaccurate to call Carey's performance anything other than groan-inducing. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
52% Rock Star (2001) You don't have to be a metalhead ... to give the funny, ultimately feel-good flick the headbanger's 'devil horns' gesture of approval. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) As calculating as the consumer marketing machine it villainizes. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2001
82% Beyond the Mat (1999) The film is sometimes riveting -- and sometimes hard to watch. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
62% The Tigger Movie (2000) Most of the Sherman brothers' songs feel like material tacked on to sell a 'Sing-A-Long' album and are quickly forgotten. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000