Harriette Underhill

Harriette Underhill
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: New York Tribune, Photoplay

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Strictly Business (1917) Strictly Business is a delightful little play from the O. Henry story of the same name. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
No Score Yet The Sawdust Ring (Cirkusblod) (1917) Bessie Love ought never to make another picture, because she can never hope to equal The Sawdust Ring. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
No Score Yet Forbidden Paths (1917) With the talents of Sessue Hayakawa and the beauty of Vivian Martin it would seem that Forbidden Paths... should be a whole lot better than it is. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
No Score Yet Madame Jealousy (1918) Madame Jealousy could be much better than it is, but at that it is much better than it might be, because those allegorical pictures are difficult things to handle. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
No Score Yet Men Who Have Made Love to Me (1918) Mary MacLane has personality. Also, we believe that she is the sort of woman whom other women are mad about or hate intensely. We believe, too, that many more men may have made love to Mary than those which are depicted on the screen. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
83% Tarzan of the Apes (1918) It is interesting if not advanced drama. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
No Score Yet The Wild Goose (1921) The story is incredibly foolish, the acting is incredibly inane and the titles are incredibly bad. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet Mother Eternal (1921) Mr. Abramson wrote and directed the picture himself and he has done well. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet Sacred and Profane Love (1921) It is probable that with some one else [besides Elsie Ferguson] in the leading role we should not have cared for this picture, but as it is presented it held us spellbound. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet O'Malley of the Mounted (1921) It is an excellent picture, perfect in every detail, but there are no surprises in it. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet The Easy Road (1921) You wouldn't believe that a picture with Thomas Meighan in it could be as bad as The Easy Road... for, even with that most engaging actor, the picture manages to achieve an unbelievable amount of banality. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet Paying the Piper (1921) Miss Dickson is not starred, but if any one has a right to be certainly she has, for she dominates the production to such an extent that you don't think much about any one else while she is on the screen. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet The Lonely Trail (1922) Henceforth Mr. Beauvais will be known as the man who took the sin out of cinema. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
No Score Yet The Road to Love (1916) Despite this lack of realism, however, there were some wonderfully effective scenes in the desert and a sand storm that looked real. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
No Score Yet Polly with a Past (1920) Polly is not nearly so effective on the screen as she was on the stage, and how charming Ina Claire was as Polly, with her pretty ways and her pretty French accent. But Miss Claire does not screen well and the lighting was bad. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Back Pay (1922) Frances Marion has made an excellent scenario and Frank Borzage hase directed the picture with fine imagination. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Eden and Return (1921) The story is extremely entertaining and the picture is very well produced. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Sheik's Wife (1921) There are desert scenes and fight scenes and worship scenes, but nothing that is real or gripping in the lives of the principal characters ever occurs. They fail to interest you in the slightest degree. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Idol of the North (1921) Why can't people enjoy pictures with human beings in them -- stories of people who do simple, natural things? - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Traveling Salesman (1921) It is too long in getting started and too much abbreviated at the end when things really begin to happen. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Kingdom of Youth (1918) It is just a thoroughly entertaining story, well produced and delightfully acted. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet Such a Little Pirate (1918) Whatever [Roberts] does is artistic and satisfying. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Son of his Father (1917) Delightfully told. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet Arizona (1918) Arizona makes a delightful picture. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet Arms and the Girl (1917) One could ask for no more satisfactory Ruth Sherwood than Miss Burke. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Blue Bird (1918) Mr. Tourneur has obtained effects which never have been produced on the screen before. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet Forbidden City (1918) Tho Forbidden City has everything to recommend it. There is a beautiful story, splendid direction and a strong supporting cast, with the star doing the best work that we ever have seen her do. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Matrimaniac (1916) It would seen as though Fairbanks never had been quite so entertaining as he is in this new play. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Vixen (1916) Theda Bara returns to her evil ways with a vengeance and she piles enough wickedness in The Vixen to satisfy even the most morbid of her admirers. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Jane Eyre (1921) The way in which Mr. Ballin has transferred this classic to the screen delighted us, who do not, as a rule. find plays and books at all satisfactory with a celluloid finish. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Salome (1919) There is no reason why every one should not go to see Salome as she is presented by Miss Bara and many reasons why they should. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet Great Air Robbery (1920) It is a picture of thrills, violent and sustained. The thin thread of romance running through is merely made the foundation for aerial stunts, - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet Cleopatra (1917) It seems as if some one must have said to some one else, "Here is a fortune; now buy up all the beautiful things there are in the world and make them into a picture."... There was no stint in anything, save perhaps in Miss Bara's costumes. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
No Score Yet Back to God's Country (1919) The picture gives Miss Shipman emotional opportunities and her work is impressive. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
86% Stella Maris (1918) If any there be who think that Mary Pickford is not. a great actress let him go to see Stella Maris and be convinced. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
86% Beyond the Rocks (1922) No one seemed to take the picture very seriously excepting the hero and heroine, and we are not sure that they did. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
67% Sherlock Holmes (1922) Sherlock Holmes is interesting as a picture chiefly because of the cast and the exteriors. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Loves of Pharaoh (Das weib des Pharao) (1922) It is a picture that appeals solely to the eye and never to the heart. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
92% Orphans of the Storm (1921) As yet we cannot write nor think calmly of it. Beautiful picture follows beautiful picture, thrill follows thrill so fast. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
92% Foolish Wives (1922) The picture seems to us to be without a flaw. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet A Doll's House (1922) The screen should amuse, entertain or thrill and also please the eye. A Doll's House does none of these things. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
No Score Yet Dangerous Curve Ahead (1921) The titles are a delight, the picture is beautifully directed and the cast leaves nothing to be desired. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Great Impersonation (1921) It is an intricate though fascinating story of political intrigue as well as domestic complications, and James Kirkwood as the English lord and the German spy, himself gives a great impersonation. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
80% The Miracle Man (1919) As we left the theatre we wanted to cry "George Loane Tucker is great! Hugo Reisenfeld is great! 'The Miracle Man' is great!" - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Wonderful Thing (1921) If it had not boon tor the delightful personality and the art of Miss Talmadge we think The Wonderful Thing would have been a very dull thing. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Perjury (1921) [It's] a most ingenious attempt to crowd into six reels every form of human baseness, and jealousy, anger, cowardice, gossiping, treachery, robbery, money lust, sex |lust, murder or hypocrisy might with equal justice have been assigned the title role. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Hell Diggers (1921) A distinct disappointment. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Disraeli (1921) Henry Kolker has done a great piece of work in the direction and the star, Mr. Arliss, possesses more magnetism than most of the handsome heroes of the screen combined. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet What Do Men Want? (1921) Miss Weber has put the picture on with her usual veracity. She never has any "big moments" in her pictures, and her people act just as they do in real life. - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet Tol'able David (1921) We left the theater last night vowing it was the best picture of the year (not the new year either). - New York Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019