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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 36%

The Deep (1977)

"The Deep doesn't exactly give you the bends, but when you come up for air you realize that this was one cinematic dive that could have been deeper . . . and better edited." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jul 2, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet

Florence Nightingale (1985)

"Though slow-moving in spots, this biopic about the 'mother of modern nursing' stays close enough to the facts to be worthwhile, and has production values rich enough to make the drama come alive." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 29, 2009
4/10 14%

Striking Distance (1993)

"Striking Distance is set and filmed in Pittsburgh, where apparently the three rivers are full of red herrings." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 22, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet

Princess Protection Program (2009)

"My Disney princess gave it an 8 out of 10, my son gave it a 7 out of 10, and my wife and I gave it a 6 out of 10." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 20, 2009
4/10 24%

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009)

"These guys have talent, but I'd like to see what they can do when they forget about making little girls scream and concentrate on their music." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 20, 2009
8/10 96%

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

"Folman uses animation to tell a story that he quite possibly couldn't have told using live-action." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 19, 2009
6/10 25%

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)

"Isla Fisher gives it all she's got, and Hugh Dancy does his best, but the parts never come together to make Confessions of a Shopaholic a zinger of a romantic comedy." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 18, 2009
7/10 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"A sweet romantic comedy that has enough humor to keep the kids entertained as well--and without having to resort to a lot of belching or farting." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 14, 2009
8/10 No Score Yet


"Spin City is better than the average sitcom, and even approaches those rare classics." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 14, 2009
9/10 78%

Doubt (2008)

"If it's a less than perfect film, it's only because there may not be as much doubt for some as for others." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 14, 2009
8/10 96%

Winged Migration (2003)

"If you want hard information, there are better films out there. But for sheer poetry and an 89-minute appreciation of migratory birds?" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 14, 2009
6/10 59%

The International (2009)

"A competent film with a competent cast, despite a by-the-numbers script. It's just unfortunate that we've seen so much of this before, and that the film meanders, then lurches earnestly toward a conclusion." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 14, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet


"Though this collection doesn't contain any of his truly great films, it's a nice 'B' collection." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 13, 2009
6/10 33%

Morning Light (2008)

"The film pulls in too many different directions to be a winner." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 11, 2009
7/10 89%

Roxanne (1987)

"Mostly you have to credit the two stars, who make for a nice fit and know how to hold the audience's attention every time the camera is trained on them, with a look here, or a perfectly delivered line there." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 No Score Yet

It Could Happen to You (1937)

"And yet . . . there's something extremely likable about this film." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet


"Taken individually, these cartoons probably merit a 7/10, but they just don't seem to flow from one to the next." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

"The best of the bunch, especially for young viewers today, is Goliath II." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 82%

Enchanted April (1992)

"There are so many well-acted, well-filmed movies that charm, I found myself wondering why this one didn't." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
7/10 No Score Yet

Wind in the Willows (1949)

"Remains for many the definitive animated version of the classic Kenneth Grahame children's novel." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
8/10 92%

A Bug's Life (1998)

"The whole film is one big wow in Hi-Def." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
4/10 20%

Passengers (2008)

"A TV series and another film handled this concept with more grace and complexity." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
4/10 5%

Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)

"There are better action movies out there. Period." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
7/10 90%

The Pink Panther (1963)

"On its own terms, The Pink Panther is an enjoyable romp of the old-school sort . . . just don't expect snorts and giggles." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 No Score Yet

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)

"Though the laugh-out-loud moments are dwarfed by the amount of lamer jokes, Into the Wild Green Yonder is still entertaining." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
8/10 94%

Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006)

"Watch The Fugitive and Tell No One and you'll get a pretty good sense of what separates French filmmaking from Hollywood." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
8/10 98%

The French Connection (1971)

"Though it seems slower now, there's still steady movement. Doyle is like a nervous tiger on the prowl, one big itch looking for something to scratch, and Hackman delivers one of the best performances of his career." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 40%

The Last Word (2009)

"The script may be intelligent, but there just aren't enough memorable lines or performances to make you keep coming back for more." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
7/10 78%

Air Force One (1997)

"The bad guys are the original snakes on a plane, and they don't care who they bite." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
9/10 No Score Yet

Glory (1956)

"Glory is one of the best films ever made about the Civil War, and this Blu-ray presentation is awesome." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 38%

Anaconda (1997)

"Anaconda is campy fun if you're into B-movie creature features. Just don't look at the star list and think that the film is going to transcend the genre." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 78%

Sukai Kurora (The Sky Crawlers) (2008)

"The wonderful artwork and animation can start to pale when the storyline gets so bogged down in existential angst and action." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 29%

The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

"I've seen better murder mysteries and better virtual reality movies. The Thirteenth Floor is only average." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
5/10 24%

Fired Up (2009)

"I wouldn't say that Olsen and D'Agosto save this film (no one could have done that), but they're fun to watch." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
8/10 97%

Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984)

"All the pieces still come together nicely 25 years after Ghostbusters raked in more than $238 million at the box office." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 No Score Yet

Flirting with Forty (2008)

"Flirting with Forty is a female fantasy, with Buckley providing the eye candy." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jun 7, 2009
6/10 67%

Gulliver's Travels (1939)

"It looks like coal compared to the diamond Disney just released (Pinocchio)." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 22, 2009
6/10 69%

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"While I can appreciate the clever concept, even if it's intentional that the film Synecdoche, New York resembles the play being performed which resembles the life that drives it, all are too ploddingly long." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 19, 2009
8/10 89%

Bolt (2008)

"It has everything you want from an animated film: great artwork, animation, characters, details, story, action, humor, and heart." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 16, 2009
7/10 93%

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

"A character tour-de-force for Sally Hawkins, but also a great vehicle for Eddie Marsan as the driving instructor who turns out to be her nemesis." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 14, 2009
7/10 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"Like Dreamgirls, this film aims to capture not just the essence of music and musicians, but an era as well." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 12, 2009
7/10 84%

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

"When Hathaway and DeWitt are on-camera together, there's a palpable seethe of sibling rivalry that overshadows the wedding, Kym's problems, or even the horrible event that everyone has been trying to put behind them." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 9, 2009
10/10 100%

Pinocchio (1940)

"A must-have for Disney fans and Blu-ray lovers." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 8, 2009
4/10 44%

Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

"As good as Escape to Witch Mountain is, Return from Witch Mountain is hokey." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 7, 2009
7/10 76%

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

"One of the most memorable Disney live-action films to come out of the '70s." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 7, 2009
8/10 62%

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) (2008)

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is such an accessible and understated film that I can readily picture it being used in schools at whatever age they're teaching children about the holocaust." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 1, 2009
7/10 43%

Air Bud (1997)

"No basketballs were harmed during the making of this film." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 28, 2009
8/10 81%

I Served the King of England (2008)

"This heady comedy is a fun and absorbing satire of everything from politics and personal survival to sexual mores . . . and more." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 27, 2009
5/10 41%

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

"The plot's a suitcase full of old clothes, and there aren't enough clever lines inserted that might keep non pet-owning adults from enjoying this other than as a parent gratified to see their little one having fun." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 24, 2009
7/10 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"The choreography and dancing are amazing." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 15, 2009
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