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Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz
Jane Horwitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 81% Disneynature Born In China (2017) With "Born in China," Disneynature continues its tradition of ascribing human traits and emotions to wild creatures in ways that flirt with artificiality.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2.5/4 79% Dig Two Graves (2017) The story takes improbably lurid turns and sometimes tangles its thread. Yet at every twist, it is saved by the moral weight of the tale, the gorgeous, haunted vistas in Eric Maddison's cinematography and the solidly credible, equally haunted acting.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/4 85% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) Gaga looks like fun, but the soul-revealing "Mr. Gaga" makes clear the sacrifice Naharin's dedication has exacted from family and dancers alike.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1.5/4 39% Rock Dog (2017) Intermittently diverting as it may be, the movie bears all the earmarks of a cobbled-together, made-by-committee product, poorly aimed at its tween-and-younger target audience in look, tone, music and story.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 94% Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened... (2016) Funnily enough, there may be more poignancy in this heart-piercing anatomy of a flop than the original musical was able to muster.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1.5/4 49% Almost Christmas (2016) Is it a good movie? Not particularly.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/4 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Conjures shivers worthy of Halloween.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
12% Delgo (2008) Although the film may be too violent for kids younger than 10 and too storybook for teens, it is a tale of mythic pretensions and can be quite stunning.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2008
12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Tiresome and messy, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor borrows mightily from the Indiana Jones franchise and various martial-arts films, but it doesn't do what those films did nearly as well.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2008
0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) Apart from Jon Voight, slumming and turning in a rather droll, if lonely, performance as the German-accented villain, the movie amounts to cynical, cutesy claptrap.‐ Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2007
22% Barnyard (2006) Kids 8 and older may laugh now and again at this ill-conceived animated comic fable about barnyard animals who party like frat boys when the farmer isn't looking, but it surely doesn't earn the laughs through good storytelling or beautiful animation.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2006
73% Sky High (2005) Director Mike Mitchell deftly blends two genres -- the high school romance and the special-effects-laden superhero comic book adaptation -- and manages to spoof yet salute both with a refreshing lack of pretension.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2005
40% The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) A smug, cutesy music video/ fashion show for [Hilary] Duff.‐ Washington Post
Posted May 2, 2003
19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Likely to provide 72 minutes of enjoyment and a few scary thrills to tykes, as well as a pleasant diversion for parents.‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 14, 2003
97% Spirited Away (2002) Like old myths and wonder tales spun afresh.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2002
63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) For the first two-thirds of this sparklingly inventive and artful, always fast and furious tale, kids will go happily along for the ride.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 3, 2002
4/5 86% Lilo & Stitch (2002) Fresh and rainbowy as a midday Hawaiian sun shower.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 21, 2002
69% Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) A ripping yarn with memorable characters.‐ Washington Post
Posted May 24, 2002
16% Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) A purgatory of low-budget interplanetary adventure.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
4/5 54% Cats & Dogs (2001) A surprisingly witty and sophisticated spy movie spoof that will tickle adult pet lovers and still capture kids 6 and older with its boy-and- his-dog love story and pet slapstick.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 6, 2002
3.5/5 29% Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) A welcome slice of pie in the face.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 6, 2001
7% Mr. Nanny (1993) In its cynical blending of children, superstar, guns and comedy, Kindergarten Cop was execrable, but it was slick. Mr. Nanny isn't slick, it's sticky.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
20% Jack Frost (1998) Formulaic and charmless!‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
77% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) The direction of Gary Halvorson and screenplay by Mitchell Kriegman and Joseph Mazzarino keep Elmo's adventures sparkling.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
35% Undercover Blues (1993) The script by Ian Abrams brims with overwritten cleverness.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) [A] highly entertaining, relatively gentle animated feature ...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000