Jack Kroll

Jack Kroll
Jack Kroll's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Newsweek
Publications: Newsweek

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994) There are just too many half-cooked ingredients in this utopian stew of a movie. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
58% Disclosure (1994) In this world of Information Highway sophistication and virtual-reality marvels, the pivotal plot points are all rickety coincidences: an overheard conversation, a fortuitous phone call. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
89% The Usual Suspects (1995) For many true movie fiends, noir is the key American movie type, and the most fun when it's done right. The Usual Suspects is done right. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
50% Shadows and Fog (1992) Shadows and Fog is Woody Allen's first mystery movie. The mystery: what caused this total breakdown of a unique artist? - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
61% Strange Days (1995) Director Kathryn Bigelow comes closer than any other filmmaker to turning movies into a virtual reality trip. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
56% City Hall (1996) Its chief pleasure is the acting of the big cast, notably Pacino. At 55, he has a haggard, life-wrestling beauty and a street eloquence that has more innocence than De Niro and more sincerity than Nicholson. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
63% Kansas City (1996) Altman loves to explode movie genres, and his script, co-written with Frank Barhydt, fuses the classic '30s screwball comedy and crime film. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) This friendliness is the key emotion in this clean, clever, entertaining movie by a gifted and developing artist. It's a feeling that crackles in the sensational special effects. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
32% 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) Here's a one-word review of 1492: hubris. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2008
97% Babe (1995) It has a surprising charm. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2008
74% Cop Land (1997) Mangold is something of a pseudo-Scorsese. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2008
52% Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) A ludicrous, impossible story, another whiplashing ride through the world of amazing stunts and special effects, directed by action specialist John McTiernan. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2008
77% Braveheart (1995) Braveheart is a huge historical epic directed by Gibson with a well-balanced blend of romantic and documentary styles. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2008
75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) From the already famous 'mirror' love scene, played with a carnal sweetness that's rare in the brittle, cynical sexuality of film today, to the anger, fear and pain of their final confrontation, Cruise and Kidman are open and touching. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Black and White (2002) Maverick moviemaker James Toback (Two Girls and a Guy) has latched on to the most fascinating cultural phenomenon of the American moment. - Newsweek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000