George Wu Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

George Wu

George Wu
George Wu's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net, Senses of Cinema

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96%

Control Room (2004)

"Shows how propaganda works on both sides and how the truth is often somewhere in between. " culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 31, 2004
95%

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)

"An accomplished, contemplative work rooted in the philosophy of Buddhism. " culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 25, 2004
100%

Des épaules solides (2003)

"Isn't so much about athletics as about ... discovering a pursuit in life that makes it worth living." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 22, 2004
96%

Osama (2004)

"Focuses more on the relentless hardships and suffering than on the characters experiencing them." culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 30, 2004
49%

Secret Things (2003)

"The initial objective with which Brisseau aligns the audience is replaced with a stark ambivalence that tremendously complicates the movie." culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 28, 2004
82%

Monster (2004)

"Jenkins' writing lacks grace...takes a pointer to the chalkboard over the tragic fate of her victims." culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 10, 2004
81%

Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo) (2001)

"Hou's versatility with the camera has never been better utilized." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 30, 2003
83%

Blue Gate Crossing (2003)

"Yee shows inventive skill at telling the story visually." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 21, 2003
77%

L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

"Deft, exhilarating comedy" culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 19, 2003
95%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"Endlessly spectacular" culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 17, 2003
100%

The Docks of New York (1928)

"Ravishing mood and atmosphere, sensual photography" culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 3, 2003
36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"Just goes through the motions of genre cliché" culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 6, 2003
57%

PTU (PTU - Police Tactical Unit) (2003)

"The characters are all defined by their place in the plot._They don't come alive organically, but seem distant and abstract." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 16, 2003
80%

Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2004)

"Each frame is a photograph used to memorialize the texture of every ancient, crumbling crevice." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 14, 2003
72%

Elephant (2003)

"An observant movie quite unlike any other focusing on teen life" culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 11, 2003
81%

So Close (2003)

"Hong Kong action delirium at its best" culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2003
No Score Yet

One Armed Swordsman (1967)

"One of the essential classics of Hong Kong cinema." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 3, 2003
86%

X2: X-Men United (2003)

"a much superior sequel" culturevulture.net
Posted May 3, 2003
No Score Yet

Guardians of the Frontier (2002)

"Remarkable and refreshingly unusual." culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 2, 2003
38%

The Missing Gun (2003)

"A pumping, in-your-face style-fest." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 31, 2003
95%

Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002)

"Twists and turns galore, but finally, one or two too many." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 25, 2003
96%

Raising Victor Vargas (2003)

"The movie's themes are communicated visually and with quiet immediacy." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 24, 2003
57%

Irréversible (2002)

"Given Irreversible's many plot contrivances -- it has an implausible accumulation of coincidences -- it may just be that Noé doesn't earn his shocks." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 11, 2003
66%

Shanghai Knights (2003)

"Jackie Chan's best film since 1992's Police Story 3: Super Cop." culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 10, 2003
48%

Femme Fatale (2002)

"Emotionally and intellectually resonant." culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 2, 2003
96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"Could use a little more humanity, but it never lacks in eye-popping visuals." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 19, 2002
74%

Blackboards (2002)

"Never comes together as a coherent whole." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 5, 2002
94%

Hell House (2002)

"It is to director George Ratliff's credit that he refuses to exploit the Trinity folks or depict them as freaks." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 31, 2002
92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"Almodóvar's delectable choice of music, the roving camera, and his eye for detail give the movie a supremely graceful feel." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 14, 2002
69%

Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

"Each of the stories in Personal Velocity leaves the viewer wanting even more." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 14, 2002
79%

Friday Night (2003)

"Probably ... too low-keyed and deliberately paced for some, but its rewards are ample for the patient and attentive." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 10, 2002
79%

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"An empty exercise in style that will please no one but the most devout followers of P.T." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 7, 2002
72%

Auto Focus (2002)

"Has no real plot, composed of a mishmash of scenes thematically concerned with Crane's moral downfall. There is no build up or suspense." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2002
89%

Russian Ark (2002)

"Watching this movie is like visiting a museum with two fey tour guides who lack any real insight." culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 30, 2002
92%

Mother India (1957)

"Throughout Mother India, [Mehboob] presents the landscape, the crops, the herds of livestock practically as characters in themselves." culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 16, 2002
71%

Sex and Lucia (2002)

"A company of characters and a trove of opulent experiences to revisit many times." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 15, 2002
87%

Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (2003)

"Loving, nostalgic caricature of old film styles and genres while adding ... humorous wit and a touch of surrealism." culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 15, 2002
No Score Yet

Bruce Lee - A Warrior's Journey (2000)

"Easily one of the best documentaries of Lee among the many out there." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 24, 2002
80%

Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)

"With an obvious rapport with her actors and a striking style behind the camera, Hélène Angel is definitely a director to watch." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 24, 2002
84%

Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002)

"Most of the movie cruises along well enough to earn amused smirks and occasionally elicit the big laugh." culturevulture.net
Posted Jun 12, 2002
90%

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975)

"One of the preeminent examples of 1970s kung fu pulp." culturevulture.net
Posted May 31, 2002
75%

The Orphan of Anyang (Anyangde guer) (2001)

"For most movies, 84 minutes is short, but this one feels like a life sentence." culturevulture.net
Posted May 18, 2002
95%

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

"It's the way the story is told, with efficiency and flair, that makes Lagaan a terrific film." culturevulture.net
Posted May 7, 2002
86%

Son of the Bride (2002)

"Wills itself into good graces through the sheer power of the performances." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 22, 2002
No Score Yet

Mars Canon (2002)

"The material is that of any generic love triangle movie except buffed with an art film sheen." culturevulture.net
Posted Mar 20, 2002
53%

Storytelling (2002)

"What [Solondz] shows us and what he is worried about are nonsense issues, problems made of straw, artifices he has created in his own mind." culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 23, 2002
79%

Last Orders (2002)

"Manages to show life in all of its banality when the intention is quite the opposite." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 31, 2001
97%

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"It should be clear to any one who watches [Bela Tarr's] films that the artistry itself is what connotes hope." culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 28, 2001
92%

The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001)

"No more and no less than a story of terror well-told." culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
72%

Fat Girl (2001)

"Ultimately, the events in Fat Girl feel more like they are chosen to justify a skewed feminist polemic rather than developing from an organic story." culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 8, 2001
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