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James Hebert

James Hebert

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

James Hebert's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Diego Union-Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
21% The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) "We'll spare you the spoiler. And though it has its moments, you might want to spare yourself the movie. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 11, 2008
3/4 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) "There's something infuriatingly entertaining about this silly story, those slumming actors (Meryl Streep! Pierce Brosnan!) and those cruel, cruel songs. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/4 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) "In this remake of the 1972 film, the Farrellys -- proud perpetrators of Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary and other jolly assaults on good taste -- turn Neil Simon's script inside out and flog it like a piƱata. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/4 91% Hairspray (2007) "A goofy bouffant of a movie primped with rich '60s atmosphere and held together by the gloss coat of Marc Shaiman's swinging music. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jul 19, 2007
1.5/4 57% Transformers (2007) "It's a Hasbro ad. It's a Chevy commercial. It's a pitch for Homeland Security. (A pretty ineffective one.) " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2007
3/4 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) "In this fourth film, there's a zip to the dialogue and a lift to the storytelling that recalls the spark of the original '88 Die Hard. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jun 25, 2007
3.5/4 65% Snow Cake (2006) "Snow Cake reflects a sense of the almost infinite ways autism manifests itself, in all its baffling and fascinating and sometimes agonizing realities. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted May 25, 2007
2.5/4 66% Miss Potter (2007) "It's buttoned-up to a fault, as proper as clotted cream, and at times as exciting. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Mar 16, 2007
2/4 21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) "The story [Besson] co-wrote for Arthur is workable, even clever at times, but the visualization of the Minimoys and their crib is weird and almost aggressively off-putting -- like an episode of When CGI Attacks! " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2007
2.5/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) "It's a lot of food for thought -- even if sometimes, a bit too much is on the menu. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 17, 2006
3/4 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) "Stranger Than Fiction is subversive in its own, low-key way. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Nov 10, 2006
1.5/4 35% The Lake House (2006) "This is the first time Reeves and Bullock have been paired since the 1994 hit Speed, where they were stuck on a bus that would blow up if its speed dropped below 50 mph. There's no danger of that kind of velocity here. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jun 16, 2006
3/4 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "Like the first two films, this one crackles with action, delves smartly (but not smarmily) into social relevance, and salts in enough humor to make all the vaporizings and razor-izings feel a bit more festive. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jun 7, 2006
2.5/4 62% ATL (2006) "But the story behind ATL (credited to Antwone Fisher, the onetime Navy man in San Diego who had a movie made about his life four years ago) for the most part feels genuine and resonant. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Mar 31, 2006
2.5/4 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) "Block Party itself doesn't kill, exactly, but its charms are enough to disarm. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Mar 3, 2006
2.5/4 61% Something New (2006) "Something New has some surprisingly wise and nuanced things to say about navigating racial attitudes -- both society's and one's own. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Feb 3, 2006
1.5/4 52% The Family Stone (2005) "Strangely, though, it's not an overdose of sentimentality that makes the family - - and the film - - so hard to buy. It's that most of its members are so blithely cruel. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Dec 16, 2005
2.5/4 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) "The action sequences are real and raw, and if Lords never quite gets airborne, it does justice to a scene whose legacy rolls on. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jun 3, 2005
3.5/4 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) "The movie's tone -- which is as naturalistic as the plot is fantastic -- heightens the tantalizing sense that maybe, finally, this is the real Carrey we're seeing. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Mar 19, 2004
2.5/4 86% 24 Hour Party People (2002) "It's part of the charm of 24 Hour Party People ... that the filmmakers gleefully embellish or downright invent scenes -- and often admit that they're doing it. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Aug 30, 2002
3.5/4 92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) "An account that's as raw and colorful as the misfits it mythologizes. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted May 3, 2002
3/4 59% Scotland, Pa. (2001) "Underachieves only in not taking the Shakespeare parallels quite far enough. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Apr 26, 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) "Makes for deft (if weightless) entertainment. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Apr 13, 2001
70% Frequency (2000) "Frequency probably won't rewrite the history of time-bending movies, but the movie works in enough dimensions to make it a pleasant one-way trip. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Beyond the Mat (1999) "The film manages to put a pin on pro wrestling's harsh realities. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) "It is also two-hours-plus in length. Not until the movie nears that 'plus' portion, unfortunately, does it find some semblance of a stride. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) "Gives up too early in its search to say something authentic. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Hollow Man (2000) "Paul Verhoeven's exceedingly violent, surprisingly pointless invisible-man tale nearly warrants a trotting-out of the Union-Tribune's dreaded 'dog' designation. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
28% Snow Day (2000) "The attempted humor is a hodgepodge of predictable slapstick and TV-cartoon cliche. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Mumford (1999) "After so many gross offenses committed in the name of comedy lately, here's a film whose humor rests on the audacious assumption that you, the moviegoer, have a brain. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% Chill Factor (1999) "The plot is rigged to disintegrate if a moviegoer's IQ nudges above 70. " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Deep Blue Sea (1999) "Sharks for Dummies! " ‐ San Diego Union-Tribune
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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