Jackie Loohauis

Jackie Loohauis
Jackie Loohauis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 22% Darling Companion (2012) The plot itself is thin kibble indeed, and the scriptwriting team of Lawrence and Meg Kasdan must bring in a gypsy psychic (Ayelet Zurer) as a plot device to give the film some spice. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
2.5/4 75% Big Miracle (2012) "Big Miracle," perhaps inadvertently ... delivers a message custom-made for our times: That somewhere between avarice and ideology there's a path people can walk together to save the planet. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2012
3/4 81% Dolphin Tale (2011) With "Dolphin Tale," Hollywood dares to do the almost unimaginable: Create a really heartwarming family movie. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
1.5/4 33% The Ward (2011) The master who gave us "Halloween," one of the most terrifying films of all time, can't provoke more than a chill in "The Ward." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2011
2/4 87% The Last Lions (2011) This is National Geographic writ raw for effect, and "The Last Lions" suffers for it. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2011
2/4 35% Alien Trespass (2009) To see how Alien Trespass might have been done, rent The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra with its puppet monster on visible strings, its dime-store sets and its dreadful artificial dialogue. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2009
3/4 19% Fly Me to the Moon (2008) Delightful enough to earn the buzz. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2008
3/4 85% Shine a Light (2008) Jagger remains amazing, a human explosion crossing the stage for two hours. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2008
2.5/4 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) A frightening genre offering, raising the bar on raising the dead. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2007
2.5/4 86% Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox (2007) Swirl together hemp, peppermint, vitamin E and a huge dollop of weirdness, and you have one of the most strangely brewed documentaries in years. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
2.5/4 7% Silk (2007) If you see Silk, be happy just to see it, in all its gorgeousness. That alone makes it worth your own trek to the theater. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
3/4 10% Pathfinder (2007) Pathfinder sweeps fantasy to a new level: gritty, layered, chill-chasing. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
2.5/4 67% Meet the Robinsons (2007) The mishmash won't offend kids, but it won't hold their interest for long. If only Walt had been around to think it through. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2007
2/4 5% Three (2007) Thr3e is far short of Se7en. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 52% For Your Consideration (2006) You know what else we heard about this film? They're saying it could be nominated for an Oscar... - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2006
3/4 57% Feast (2006) The movie happens to be terrific. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2006
1/4 27% The Omen (2006) Take the numbers 06-06-06 and calculate them according to the rituals of ancient mystical prophecy, and what do you get? Zilch. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2006
1/4 51% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) The body count is higher than the scriptwriters' combined IQ's. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2006
1.5/4 43% Final Destination 3 (2006) If you're into state-of-the art depictions of human pureeing, this is indeed your flick. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2006
1.5/4 36% Saw II (2005) Think gore, gore and more gore. That's all the filmmakers can deliver from a concept that's already broken its teeth. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2005
1.5/4 11% Venom (2005) You'll sleep like you just took the recommended daily dosage of Tylenol PM right though this snore-monger. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2005
3/4 74% Land of the Dead (2005) Romero was savvy enough to turn a $100,000 indie quickie into a classic and he shows he can still make a corpse stagger with his new film, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2005
3/4 72% Walk on Water (2005) The history of this film sparkles with fresh thinking. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2005
.5/4 25% House of Wax (2005) In this film, Paris is the brains of the outfit. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2005
2/4 90% Roar: Lions of the Kalahari (2007) For those who can take it, the film offers an experience that's literally wild. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2005
1.5/4 7% White Noise (2005) Only the most novice horror fan will find anything really scary in White Noise. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2005
2.5/4 25% Blade: Trinity (2004) From his director's chair, Goyer gives the film an adult stylishness that borders on the genuinely artistic. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2004
1.5/4 9% Taxi (2004) The meter's running but the fare is flat-rate. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2004
3/4 65% Bright Young Things (2004) A film that not only Anglophiles will enjoy, it is a work that charms us with its portrayal of a lost time, place and generation. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2004
3.5/4 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) Arguably the most intelligent, hilarious sendup of the horror genre seen in decades. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2004
0/4 53% A Dirty Shame (2004) Not a good film. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2004
2/4 25% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) You can tell a movie is in trouble when its most emotionally compelling scene involves a monkey in danger of being eaten by a giant snake. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2004
1.5/4 20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) We won't give you any spoilers here about which species zooms which, but let's just say it's the audience who never had a chance. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2004
1.5/4 67% Adrenaline Rush (2006) A thrill flick in search of an educational reason to exist. Unfortunately, the filmmakers never provide one. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3/4 89% National Geographic: Forces of Nature (2004) Puts audiences extremely close to a series of deadly disasters of the type most of us just read about. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2004
0.5/4 50% Ella Enchanted (2004) Leaden, sophomoric, lumpen, Ella Enchanted belongs in only one place: the cinder bin that spawned it. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2004
2.5/4 51% The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) A monster hoot, one so gut-busting that we can only hope that, as in the good ol' days, a nurse will be stationed in the lobby. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2004
2/4 14% Gothika (2003) Flattens out before it hits its end, the filmmakers almost visibly losing steam along the way. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
2.5/4 35% Scary Movie 3 (2003) Someone needs to tell Mrs. Zucker that her son David is being naughty again. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2003
1.5/4 37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) All we really get is a Chainsaw that sputters before it splatters, leaving the sleepy audience anxious to saw logs. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2003
1.5/4 31% Underworld (2003) Appears to be nothing more than what it probably is: the middle section of a series of prequels and sequels. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2003
1/4 41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) A film with virtually no plot, no humor and no acting talent. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2003
3/4 62% Hulk (2003) The Hulk delivers more Zen than zap, taking the comic-book movie to new philosophical levels, something not done since Darkman. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2003
3/4 95% Winged Migration (2003) This Oscar-nominated movie is an amazing flight for audiences as well as the birds. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2003
3/4 62% Identity (2003) It takes rare wit, guts and humor to try this kind of thing in an A-list film. Identity proves it has enough individuality to succeed. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
3/4 80% Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) Using breakthrough digital 3-D, Cameron injects enough magic to make a film that appeals to both geeks and Titanic romantics. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2003
2/4 11% A Man Apart (2003) This plot has holes in it you could drive a Hummer through. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2003
2/4 29% Dreamcatcher (2003) What director-writer-producer Lawrence Kasden delivers is as old as pod people. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2003
3/4 64% Willard (2003) This, indeed, is a Norman Bates for the 21st century. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2003
3.5/4 91% Coral Reef Adventure (2004) Color, musical bounce and warm seas lapping on island shores. And just enough science to send you home thinking. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2003