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J. Robert Parks

J. Robert Parks
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% The Road Home (Wo de fu qin mu qin) (2001) A sumptuous treat.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) Its lush romanticism meshes perfectly with the musical numbers, and the combination sweeps the audience along in a rush of love and tragedy.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2001
25% Pearl Harbor (2001) A movie with all brawn and few brains.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted May 24, 2001
58% A Knight's Tale (2001) If you look for a little more depth in your movies, then you've lined up other entertainment options.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted May 21, 2001
53% The Golden Bowl (2000) Quite pleasant with solid acting and an absorbing story.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted May 21, 2001
93% Spy Kids (2001) Neatly combines the more outrageous elements of James Bond spy movies with the fun aspects of kid flicks.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted May 21, 2001
62% The Claim (2000) A raw tale, told with passion and conviction.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted May 21, 2001
9% Say It Isn't So (2001) This ludicrously awful film ... is an abomination from start to finish.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
96% Yi Yi (2000) One of the most absorbing movies of the last year, a three-hour movie that I wished would've been an hour or two longer.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2001
3/5 56% Hamlet (2000) This sort of contemporizing is useful as a commentary both on Hamlet and our society.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2001
33% 15 Minutes (2001) A muddled disaster of conflicting ideas and outright hyperbole.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2001
90% In the Mood for Love (2001) Enormous credit has to go to Leung and Cheung, who are two of the finest actors making movies today.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2001
20% Down to Earth (2001) Only fitfully funny.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2001
92% Traffic (2000) Is Traffic the best movie of the year? No way. But does it have some of the year's best acting and directing? Absolutely.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) Both an exhilarating action movie and a sweeping romantic epic.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2001
57% The Gift (2000) While this movie has none of the power of [Raimi's] last film, A Simple Plan, he knows how to get his audience on the edge of its collective seat.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2001
35% Where the Heart Is (2000) If we could just strip away the plot, Where the Heart Is would be a delightful film. As it is, wait for video.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Unbreakable (2000) A well-crafted, strongly-acted film.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
12% Hanging Up (2000) I hung up long before the movie's conclusion.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Dinosaur (2000) The animators have done a tremendous job of making the animals fit in each scene.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Bounce (2000) Adequate entertainment if you're in the mood for a date flick.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
31% 102 Dalmatians (2000) Served up with enough charm that it never feels tired or base.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% Men of Honor (2000) The film's lack of pace -- each conflict is drawn out to epic lengths -- bleeds the passion out of the picture.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
31% 28 Days (2000) Mostly, though, this is a cookie-cutter drama.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Shanghai Noon (2000) The jokes are obvious and rarely funny.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% Dick (1999) The first half of the movie is wonderfully silly.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% The Insider (1999) Compelling cinema.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Eye of the Beholder (2000) Please don't waste your time on this dreck.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Erin Brockovich (2000) Thoroughly entertaining.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) Those who embraced Field of Dreams ... will probably flock to this one, and the hard-core golfer might find it a thrill to see Robert Jones and Walter Hagen recreated with such care and devotion.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Gladiator (2000) The film moves slowly and ambivalently.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Mission to Mars (2000) [Brian De Palma] has taken an intelligent cast and decent premise and yet made a movie so bad that it might one day become a cult camp-classic.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% The 6th Day (2000) Not as good as the Terminator movies or True Lies but better than Eraser or End of Days.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% Loving Jezebel (1999) Director and writer Kwyn Bader, making his big-screen debut, crafts an appealing story despite falling into the pitfalls often associated with a first-time director.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% The Patriot (2000) While it's easy to sound cynical in describing this paint-by-numbers plot, The Patriot is, by and large, well-made and enjoyable.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Love and Basketball (2000) Love and Basketball may not break any new ground, but, like the tulips around the neighborhood, it's always nice to see something pretty, even if we've seen it before.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
36% Rules of Engagement (2000) Rules of Engagement avoids most of the typical courtroom pitfalls.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% The Beach (2000) Unfortunately, this film is too diffuse to be successful.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Lucky Numbers (2000) Filled with enough laughs (there's an amazing visual gag involving a semi-truck) and good performances that it's probably worth a look.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Charlie's Angels (2000) Let's be honest -- you can only have so much sexploitation until it just becomes exploitation.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Angela's Ashes (1999) Though the story and mood are dreary, the fundamental human traits of struggle and family shine brightly.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Absorbing, yes, but difficult as well. And while it may not measure up to Kubrick's masterpieces, at least in this "young" filmgoer's mind, it is a great film and well worth seeing.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Proof of Life (2000) Though the film's pace and verve are strong parts of its success, its primary strengths are two solid performances from Crowe and Morse.‐ Phantom Tollbooth
Posted Jan 1, 2000