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Hap Erstein

Hap Erstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ No Score Yet Money (2017) A violent thriller of captor and captives, with plenty of reversals, adding up to a familiar, but entertaining white knuckle entertainment.‐ Palm Beach Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The role belongs to Ford, and he is his usual sly self, with dry comic delivery and intrepid air, which was always more important than death-defying acrobatics.‐ Palm Beach Post
Read More | Posted May 18, 2008
B+ 84% Rocket Science (2007) Blitz cleverly constructs another tale around a competition and again takes us beneath the surface of those vying for the prize.‐ Palm Beach Post
Posted Aug 27, 2007
B+ 61% Bug (2006) The film has a few horrific jolts and plenty of violence, but at its core it is simply a mind-twisting head trip.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 24, 2007
B+ 70% The Valet (2007) Veber's script is masterfully constructed to increase the laughs as the scheme grows more and more convoluted.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 19, 2007
C- 19% The Ex (2007) Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 19, 2007
C 73% Climates (Iklimler) (The Climate) (2006) There is an undeniable beauty to some of [director] Ceylan's imagery, but as drama goes, this film is simply too inert for general audience tastes.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 12, 2007
B+ 85% The Hoax (2007) A gripping little film that is well told and well performed.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 12, 2007
B+ 50% Color Me Kubrick (2007) A ludicrous, but entertaining look at a real-life Kubrick impersonator, played with over-the-top glee by Malkovich.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
A- 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Stranger Than Fiction is the most original comedy of the year, a mind-bending tale with one foot in the real world and the other in pure fiction.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2006
C- 21% The Quiet (2006) In retrospect, it is Belle who manages to acquit herself best with a role that never quite makes sense, but affords her some expressive, silent sequences. Surely she will find other film work and then quietly drop The Quiet from her biography.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 23, 2006
B 73% Twelve and Holding (2006) The film careens from crisis to crisis. Yet each time it threatens to spin out of control, [director Michael] Cuesta demonstrates a firm hand that keeps us leaning in with interest.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
C- 25% Peaceful Warrior (2006) Maybe there are worthy films buried in collections of spiritual homilies, but Peaceful Warrior is not one of them.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
B- 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) You, Me and Dupree overstays its welcome but a compilation reel of Wilson's scenes would make for fairly funny viewing.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
B+ 100% Ritchie Boys (2006) A compelling account of German émigrés trained to infiltrate and fight their former countrymen.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 6, 2006
60% Boynton Beach Club (2006) [D]irector-writer Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) is hoping her target audience will abandon the shuffleboard courts for the multiplex.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 4, 2006
D 40% Running Scared (2006) Presumably patterned after Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, but substantially more graphic, there is surely an audience for this empty brutality, but you would not want to know anyone to whom this picture appeals.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 11, 2006
C+ 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) Based on Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda kid's book series, one can see how the material might have had potential, if the cast were not pressing so much for laughs.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 26, 2006
B 74% Calendar Girls (2003) An innocent comic exercise, fueled more on charm than titillation.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 8, 2004
D 14% View from the Top (2003) Paltrow cannot begin to save this unfunny flight attendant comedy that should have gone direct to video.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2003
B- 41% The Core (2003) Preposterous? Absolutely, but director Jon Amiel seems to be in on the joke, pausing at regular intervals to laugh at the disaster genre in which he is engaged, then resuming the suspense and reeling us back in again.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 27, 2003
C+ 7% Dragonfly (2002) Messages from the afterlife unnerve Costner, but the spooky first half is far better than the payoff.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 21, 2002
B+ 81% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) An ingenious, diabolical, probably libelous, funhouse of a movie.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 25, 2001
92% Traffic (2000) Impressively vast canvas portrait of the futile war on drugs, though lacking anything new on the subject.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 4, 2001
24% Loser (2000) A better-than-average summer night's entertainment.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% Beautiful (2000) Awkward, alternately sour and sappy.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Toy Story 2 (1999) As cleverly written and visually startling as the 1995 feature from computer animation expert Pixar, the follow-up improves upon it in so many tangible ways.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63% Man on the Moon (1999) Enormously underwritten and unfunny.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% The Patriot (2000) A rip-snorting good flick that breaks the cinematic jinx against Revolutionary War stories.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) Never manages to feel like a sustained story.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) Norton hardly revolutionizes the romantic triangle formula, but he does nudge it in the direction of something intelligent.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63% Saving Grace (2000) There is nothing profound in this movie, but it shines through so many of this summer's dumb Hollywood comedies like a beacon through a haze of smoke.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 1, 2000