George Meyer

George Meyer
Tomatometer-approved critic

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
10% I Dreamed of Africa (2000) Director Hugh Hudson gives us a Kenya that is dusty, bleak and generally unappealing. Rarely has a movie about Africa aroused so few feelings of escapism. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 22% Mr. Deeds (2002) While Brill's direction is crisp, Herlihy's jokes aren't much. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2002
21% Joe Somebody (2001) Makes the most of an infusion of top tube talent and network-style attributes. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2001
26% How High (2001) As for Redman and Method Man, neither should give up his day job in music. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2001
3.5/5 30% Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Spotty, only slightly inspired and occasionally amusing fluff. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2001
47% Life as a House (2001) Kline's angry, misanthropic character is the best thing going for this flick. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2001
69% Legally Blonde (2001) Thanks to a razor-sharp performance by Reese Witherspoon, this movie produces a lot more entertainment than its paper-thin premise deserves. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2001
51% Kiss of the Dragon (2001) The chop-socky martial arts scenes look terrific. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2001
53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) If you suffer from America's secret longing, you're going to have fun at The Fast and the Furious. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
58% A Knight's Tale (2001) Owes its irreverent mood and iconic strut to the World Wrestling Federation and its various offspring. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2001
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) Its humor remains suitable for youngsters yet doesn't gouge their psyches with the 'circle of life' and 'you can do it' self-esteem lessons that by this time have become pretty tiresome. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2001
52% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) Even the most ardent Archie Comics fan is apt to feel a little cheated. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2001
33% Just Visiting (2001) While the results don't approach the hilarious, they certainly do reach the level of 'amusing,' with moments that stretch toward 'funny.' - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2001
42% Someone Like You (2001) Even with Judd, Kinnear and science in his herd, Goldwyn can't keep Someone Like You from giving viewers plenty to beef about. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2001
63% The Brothers (2001) An amiable, engaging and personal film. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2001
10% Head over Heels (2001) Unless you're happy as a pin-up, Freddie, go find yourself something real. Fast. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2001
53% Save the Last Dance (2001) While the resulting romance between Sara and Derek plays out unremarkably, the surrounding social milieu is treated with unusual restraint and good sense. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2001
12% Double Take (2001) There's nothing intrinsically worthless about clichéd comedy; it merely requires great skill in execution. Double Take lacks great skill in execution. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2001
42% Miss Congeniality (2000) Without help from either script or director, poor Bullock gets stuck as a distant runner-up in this featherweight farce. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
18% Dude, Where's My Car? (2000) It's not for fans of Beavis and Butt-head; it IS for Beavis and Butt-head. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2000
17% Held Up (2000) Thanks to an attractive cast and an air of amiability, much of it works. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) Resoundingly awful. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Little Nicky (2000) Quick laughs aren't always bad laughs. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% Whatever It Takes (2000) The predictable scenarios don't allow the actors many opportunities to distinguish themselves. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% Crazy in Alabama (1999) Melanie Griffith's presence causing the upbeat portion of Mark Childress' story to drag its feet, the movie tips out of kilter. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
66% Boiler Room (2000) Younger dresses his film with more quick cutting, high-volume dialogue and ethnic slurs than it needs, but his hard-edged view of humans caught in conflict has grit and verve. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Light It Up (1999) Overblown story. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% Return to Me (2000) Were this a student film, you'd expect to see it returned with a middling grade, covered with red-inked criticisms. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
29% Jakob the Liar (1999) A well-made film with first-rate performances! - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% Frequency (2000) Good escapist fun. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% Big Momma's House (2000) Everything about Big Momma's House looks like a twice-told joke. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
42% The Ninth Gate (1999) Unwilling to settle on one climax to his lumbering narrative, Polanski seems to have included them all. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% Ready to Rumble (2000) Rassling enthusiasts will soon see this exploitation for what it is: a cheap rip-off. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% The Bachelor (1999) The Bachelor makes for a fine date movie. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Three to Tango (1999) The lack of film stars doesn't signify that Three To Tango lacks virtues; it's just that it doesn't stretch toward anything excellent. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Cruise has hit his stride as an action hero with such confidence that he can completely take over any scene the script requires him to. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
42% What Planet Are You From? (2000) [Nichols] gives Shandling his best-ever framework to deliver material that, though not out of this world, is at least down to Earth. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
72% The Best Man (1999) Lee's story, which rambles on for a good half-hour longer than is necessary, contains little we haven't already seen dozens of times at the movies. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Bicentennial Man (1999) If anyone's going to animate a machine, it might as well be Robin Williams. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Bait (2000) If nothing else, Bait reasserts Foxx's possibilities as an actor who can carry a movie on his own. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% The Whole Nine Yards (2000) Lynn does deliver an efficient and professional job that's likely to strike senses of humor right on cue. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) An entertaining, grand-scale historical drama. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
47% The Perfect Storm (2000) Disaster epic catches the Perfect wave. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) Deuce Bigelow has far too many sagging scenes that rely on tired gags. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% The Muse (1999) Beautiful as always, Stone shows a real flair for comedy that may signal a new career direction for the former femme fatale. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Erin Brockovich (2000) For better or worse, this is Roberts' film. Thank heavens it's for the better. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) It's a funny, bright, witty and, above all, cute romantic comedy. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) This is a movie that knows its audience. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
42% Center Stage (2000) Unless you really have an affection for dance, you'll likely find yourself easily distracted during the soap-operatic nature of the petty infighting between students, their parents and mentors. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Mumford (1999) Veteran writer-director Lawrence Kasdan knows his film history. - Orlando Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000