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Howard Thompson

Howard Thompson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Jungle Book (1967) "Smple, uncluttered, straight-forward fun. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
No Score Yet Vali: The Witch of Positano "The trouble with "Vali," a feature documentary portrait of a professional eccentric, is that neither the picture nor the heroine is very interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The President's Lady (1953) "The stars make sincere and energetic but hardly memorable protagonists. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 18, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Toby Tyler (1960) ""Toby Tyler" can boast some of the most engaging, unstrained performers in many a Disney moon. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet Battle Circus (1953) "An absorbing, often tingling background of a mobile Army surgical hospital at the Korean front. Unfortunately for the general pace and impact, considerable time is allotted to a dawdling and familiar personal drama. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 8, 2008
3.5/5 80% My Side of the Mountain (1969) "A slender, honest study of a boy learning to be a man his own way. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 30, 2007
3.5/5 No Score Yet Trilogy (1995) "It quietly says and conveys more about the human heart and spirit than most of today's free-wheeling blastaways on the screen. Delicately, it towers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 30, 2007
4/5 No Score Yet Enjo (1995) "This dignified, purposeful film is often touching as a case history of doomed innocense at bay. But its coils of compromise and corruption are even more credible and haunting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 23, 2007
92% Snoopy, Come Home (1983) "Most of the time you'll smile or chuckle. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2006
3/5 90% Magnificent Obsession (1954) "Primary credit for mooring the picture to an earthly and earthy plane belongs to the two stars. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 8, 2006
2/5 92% The Big Combo (1955) "A sputtering, misguided antique. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 8, 2006
2.5/5 80% Pushover (1954) "Viewed strictly on its own, as it should be, this modest Columbia melodrama is a creditable job for about half the time. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 8, 2006
3/5 100% Casque d'Or (1952) "An insular underworld drama of love and revenge vibrates authentically against a vividly etched background of early century Paris. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 8, 2006
2.5/5 83% Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam (The Devil Strikes at Night) (1957) "It crouches but -- alas -- never springs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
100% Man of the West (1958) "This is a small picture, but it does have a cryptic defiance and an aura of snakelike evil that gets one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
68% The Blob (1958) "Unfortunately, [Harris's] picture talks itself to death, even with the blob nibbling away at everybody in sight. And most of his trick effects, under the direction of Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., look pretty phony. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
4/5 100% Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954) "The acting is consistently good. M. Gabin is, of course, an old hand at bland toughness. Rene Dary and Paul Frankeur, as two colleagues; Jeanne Moreau and Dora Doll, as two unlucky ladies, and Lino Ventura and Denise Clair... are sordidly convincing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
2/5 67% The Shaggy Dog (1959) "Brisk but unrewarding. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
100% King Creole (1958) "As the lad himself might say, cut my legs off and call me Shorty! Elvis Presley can act. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
96% House On Haunted Hill (1959) "A stale spook concoction from the William Castle-Robb White production team. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2006
3/5 57% The Colossus of Rhodes (1961) "What a place! For that matter, what a picture! " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 15, 2005
1/5 67% Danger: Diabolik (1968) "Infantile junk. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
90% The Magnificent Seven (1960) "Even with some highly fetching Mexican scenery in color, this United Artists release, thrusting Yul Brynner well to the fore, is a pallid, pretentious and overlong reflection of the Japanese original. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
3/5 50% The Long Ships (1964) "A hollow movie and a loud one - but it moves. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
1/5 60% Dinosaurus! (1960) "Motion picture art hit rock bottom all over town yesterday with the arrival of Dinosaurus! " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
80% Swiss Family Robinson (1960) "It's hard to imagine how the picture could be better as a rousing, humorous and gentle-hearted tale of family love amid primitive isolation and dangers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
2/5 50% Doc Holliday (1971) "Doc misfires. Too bad. this picture is loaded with talent and potential. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
2/5 83% They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (Walkers on the Tiger's Tail) (1945) "Even for its brevity, the import remains a long, tedious conversation piece, interspersed with reedy songs and a few interesting, mobile faces. Most of the time the members of the all-male cast sit around on their haunches. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
96% Charulata (1964) "To put it baldly, as the Ray camera could never do, the picture is an artistic masterpiece, impeccably performed, but diluted in impact and power by a stately, inchworm pace that accentuates a plot as old and familiar as the hills. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
2.5/5 50% The Horror of Frankenstein (1971) "The film shatters, with awkward horror pitted against rather bland sheepishness. But it was good fun while it lasted. Hammer almost had something special. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
2/4 87% Greetings (1968) "Most of it is strained and unfunny, with some generous nudity for nudity's sake and a hip sprinkling of four-letter words. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
3/5 44% Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972) "J. Lee Thompson's direction furiously propels the action in a compact chromium-and-glass setting -- and wait till you see that last battle royal. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
3/5 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968) "Superstitious moviegoers could do a lot worse. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
4/5 88% Targets (1968) "Targets scores an unnerving bullseye. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4/5 30% From the Terrace (1960) "This is a handsome picture, well-performed and emotionally intriguing as it describes the rise of a young business man and the corrosive dead-lock of his loveless marriage. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3/5 25% Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) "Adults may find it obvious and as square-cut as cheese. But let's face it. From now till you-know-when, the youngsters are all that matter. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3/5 85% Viva Las Vegas (1964) "Coming on a balmy day, with no pretensions of art, Viva Las Vegas, the new Elvia Presley vehicle, is about as pleasant and unimportant as a banana split. And as fetching to look at, it might be added. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4.5/5 80% Pete 'n' Tillie (1972) "This is the wittiest, warmest and most ingratiating movie to appear in a long time, with a beautifully sustained and muted edge of sadness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2.5/5 71% Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ă”kami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru) (1972) "Here, with no particular imagination or flair, Kenji Misumi directs a blunt melodrama accordingly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
93% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) "This absurd, unwieldy adventure -- if that's the word -- is no worse, but certainly no better, than most of its kind. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2.5/5 83% The Barefoot Executive (1971) "In this genial but strained and arch frolic, the one real joke is not only "in" but it wears thin and even frantic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 33% Night Watch (2011) "Elizabeth Taylor, and about time, has got herself a good picture and a whodunit at that " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4.5/5 50% Winning (1969) "THe effect of Winning, an auto-racing drama, is so refreshingly graphic and intelligent that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward have earned a long vacation, should they so choose. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
0/5 58% The Last House on the Left (1972) "The party who wrote this sickening tripe and also directed the inept actors is Wes Craven. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
5/5 95% Enter the Dragon (1973) "On an adventure level, the performances are quite good. The one by Mr. Lee, not only the picture's supermaster killer but a fine actor as well, is downright fascinating. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3/5 45% Boxcar Bertha (1972) "While there is a striking similarity [to Bonnie and Clyde] in general content, background, fine color photography and even the use of hillbilly music, the new, more modest film stands curiously on its own. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 88% Fantastic Planet (1973) "For original, thoughtful, often strong (but tasteful) animation, I recommend Fantastic Planet for family viewing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
59% The Omega Man (1971) "Peppered with some sharp, even amusing dialogue, the story temporarily shelves the heavy allegory and slips into good, slam-bang suspense. But it doesn't last. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
100% Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) "A born director like Mr. Jires can be forgiven a lopsided beauty that still commands full attention. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 85% The Cincinnati Kid (1965) "The pool sharks in The Hustler have it all over the card sharks in The Cincinnati Kid, in spades. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
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