Hal Boedeker

Hal Boedeker
Hal Boedeker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Orlando Sentinel
Publications: Orlando Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
87% All the Way (2016) Jay Roach, who directed Cranston in Trumbo, never lets the fast-moving All the Way seem like a play put on film. He draws uniformly fine performances and showcases his hard-working star. The results: Cranston wins again. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) The movie builds a persuasive case for the trailblazing Gellhorn, who worked while Hemingway played. She didn't see herself as a footnote in his life, and this enjoyable movie makes sure she isn't. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
93% James Dean (2001) The movie itself is rarely adventurous, but it could prompt viewers to watch the actual Dean performances again. Credit for that would go mainly to Franco, who excels at playing this odd, conflicted figure. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
57% The Rat Pack (1998) It's a diffused, pointless, tabloid drama rendered, for the most part, in stilted, waxworks fashion. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
50% Salem's Lot (2004) In the lavish visuals, acrobatic vampires prowl ceilings and expire with ferocious flourishes... Those images should satisfy moviegoers who can't get enough visual magic at the multiplex. But great acting serves the show better in the long run. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
20% Carrie (2002) Poor little Carrie didn't need the big buildup. She's too familiar as it is, and despite a worthy star, she's all dressed up with no new, intriguing place to go. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
36% The Little Mermaid Live! (2019) Ultimately, "The Little Mermaid Live!" didn't work as a TV show but it may have succeeded as a tribute. It could send you back to watch the movie without the intrusions of commercials and live actors. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
No Score Yet The Four Diamonds (1995) The Four Diamonds strives for a sensitive homage to its young hero, who died at 14 in 1972, but the deck is stacked against the movie. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
60% Tiger Cruise (2004) [Hayden] Panettiere and [Bill] Pullman give such fine, well-matched performances that neither character has an edge. Their understated acting also prevents the movie from capsizing into sappiness. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
40% The Even Stevens Movie (2003) The Even Stevens Movie could make you think of Gilligan's Island -- it's not great television, but fans should be pleased. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
86% Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) There is something here to offend everyone, but [Chris] Rock's outspokenness is refreshing. This outrageously entertaining program is a welcome antidote to today's absurdities. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
94% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) The documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind offers a loving but clear-eyed look at a singular talent. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
79% Recount (2008) The cable channel has taken a difficult, divisive topic and turned it into a clear, fast-moving thriller with comical overtones. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
79% The Child in Time (2018) Macdonald gives a lovely performance, the scenery is gorgeous, and the finale supplies an unforgettable twist. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
92% Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy (2017) Classy, insightful and extremely moving. Be prepared to shed a few tears because her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, speak so frankly and lovingly. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
76% Hairspray Live! (2016) Hairspray Live! worked best of NBC's recent live musicals because the show captured the excitement of live performance. - Baltimore Sun EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) Maybe the sincere production of The Wiz Live! will inspire young theater lovers, but it didn't soar. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
50% Phil Spector (2013) The results are tedious, talky and self-important. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013