George Bourke

George Bourke
George Bourke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Miami Herald
Publications: Miami Herald

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% The Crimson Kimono (1959) An obvious production of low budget, the Crimson Kimona nevertheless has some good moments, photographically as well as in performance. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
93% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) There has never been another motion picture quite like Lawrence of Arabia. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) You'll be entertained; you'll be thrilled; you'll be spiritually elevated by it. The Best Years of Our Lives takes its place among the 10 most emotionally moving motion pictures we've ever seen. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
96% An American in Paris (1951) The finale ballet Is a masterpiece of ballet and tableaux. It flows out of a scene wherein Leslie, leaving to marry Gnetray, tells Gene that Paris will help him to forget, and gets the reply that Paris never lets lovers forget. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
99% On the Waterfront (1954) You may think you've seen this story before -- but you haven't seen it as the brutally adult, realistic thing that Kazan has made of it. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
99% All About Eve (1950) Don't waste your time further reading this review If you are in the mood for a motion picture at its adult best -- see All About Eve. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2021
93% The Hitch-hiker (1953) Excellent photography and full use of the locales and locations coming to hand in the flight make of Hitch Hiker a believable, though unrelenting bit of movie watching. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
92% The Defiant Ones (1958) Its message is absorbingly wrapped however, in elements of acute suspense and blood raw action that should excite even those who deplore the integration of sobering thought and fiction in their movie entertainment. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
81% The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) [The Man with the Golden Arm] is a slice of life in the raw, garnished with excellent production and directorial values and spiced with arresting performances by Kim Novak, Frank Sinatra, Arnold Slang, Eleanor Parker, Darren McGavln and Robert Strauss. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
80% The Dirty Dozen (1967) It is another magnificent performance by Marvin. Among his men are Telly Savalas Jim Brown Clint Walker, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes, Donald Sutherland, Trini Lopez and Al Mancini. Every one is a scene-stealer at one moment or another. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
90% Gilda (1946) It's really good pulse-tingling cinema presented in good adult taste but there are sequences from which adolescents might draw the conclusion that all that shimmers is not heavenly light. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
83% The Hanging Tree (1959) Daves directed in a fashion to give Coop full leash in playing his grim but sympathetic lend role. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
100% A Night to Remember (1958) [A Night to Remember] is a motion picture that will long be remembered for the manner in which it has dramatized cold fact, and given the suspense and the excitement usually engendered only by fiction. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury (1959) The whole cast is magnificent and the color production rates top credits. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
No Score Yet The Wild Women of Wongo (1958) The story is clumsily told, performances are little more than reactive exercises, and the physical presentation, except in the Introduction of some exciting and provocative under-water shots featuring Jean Hawkshaw fighting an alligator, is flat. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
88% House On Haunted Hill (1959) [House On Haunted Hill,] unlike the majority of recent horror films which have depended on mutilations or monsters for chills, reverts to the fundamental of the ghost story -- fear of the unknown. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
89% Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleeping Beauty Is a magnificent achievement, offering suspense, action and happy humor, in a truly giant-size package. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
100% Rio Bravo (1959) Howard Hawks' direction is almost flawless with a tempo that injects humor, some dry some raucous, as a handy antibiotic for the story's frequent feverish outbursts of violence. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
81% Imitation of Life (1959) This edition of Imitation of Life should do as much for Miss Kohner as did the original movie for Miss Colbert in 1934. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
97% Pather Panchali (1955) [Pather Panchali's] story is told in stark but sensitive manner, with nary a studio prop nor story contrivance to mar its tragic truth. In fact, there is little story to this first directorial effort of young Satyajit Ray, other than that of life itself. - Miami Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020