Harlan Jacobson

Harlan Jacobson
Harlan Jacobson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine TV Guide

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 41% Blue in the Face (1995) It feels less like a movie than a lost episode of the old Steve Allen or Jack Paar late-night chat shows. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 61% Strange Days (1995) Strange Days hurtles down the track for two hours, frantically trying to warn us en route to the Big Switchback, only to pull up in a hiss of smoke and hot air. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 22% Showgirls (1995) Showgirls is a positively detumescent experience. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 44% Dead Presidents (1995) Judging by Dead Presidents and his previous film, The Inkwell, the only thing standing between 20-year-old Tate and mainstream stardom is a decent script. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
No Score Yet Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (2004) The film is an insult to peace. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short is the truth-telling picture of the year. It puts beautifully shaded characters in guy comedy mode into an Altman-esque narrative, shot counter to type by Ken Loach's cinematographer, Barry Ackroyd. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2016
4/4 84% The Master (2012) Anderson has achieved his mid-century epic, and in its pure 65mm sumptuousness, the great American movie. - Boston Phoenix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
3/5 87% Get Shorty (1995) This Hollywood is the one we want to believe exists: no film school snots here, no MBA's, no dock-worker philosophers-turned-screenwriters. Just a town full of second-rate swindlers where a clear-eyed racketeer can keep his eye on the ball and rise. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2008
3/5 88% To Die For (1995) Like Roseanne, Gus Van Sant refuses to compromise his trademark smarty-pants assault on storybook America. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2008
3/5 90% Leaving Las Vegas (1995) It's a relief when so dark a film refuses to preach, trusting the viewer to draw his own conclusions about the roots of America's self-destructive funk. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2008