Janet Graves

Janet Graves
Janet Graves's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Photoplay
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
81% The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Honest, sympathetic, and highly emotional. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
96% Cape Fear (1962) [Mitchum] makes the nice folks look weak and unconvincing. But then the story as a whole isn't realistic -- though it goes into unnecessary and distasteful detail. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
74% Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) Here are Paul and Shirley playing true love gone wrong (in the shape of two pretty stupid types), while Geraldine portrays fallen grandeur with superb dash. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
No Score Yet Follow that Dream (1962) Most of the way, it's a cheerful homespun comedy with easygoing songs and funny lines; so it can be forgiven for slowing to a near-standstill at the finish. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
No Score Yet Five Finger Exercise (1962) The talk and three of the talkers get so irritating that interest wears thin along with the theme. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
100% Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) (1961) Director Bergman gives it an inner light and warmth with the same message as in Wild Strawberries -- the difficulty and importance of loving. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
94% Last Year at Marienbad (L'année dernière à Marienbad) (1961) Every shot is filled with beauty and with mystery. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
No Score Yet The Horizontal Lieutenant (1961) The team works hard to get chuckles out of a low-geared entry. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
No Score Yet Rome Adventure (1962) Maybe we needn't save our money to visit Italy -- the real thing couldn't possibly look as lovely as this travelogue-with-trimmings. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
86% Hell Is for Heroes (1962) This blunt account of World War II action has a look of reality, borne out by matter-of-fact performances. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
20% State Fair (1962) New and old songs, young and veteran stars (like Alice Faye) are all highly attractive. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
96% The Miracle Worker (1962) Simple, powerful, unsentimental, this version of the stage hit is a real movie. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
78% The Children's Hour (1961) Audrey and Shirley manage to give emotional scenes shattering impact, but they're operating against handicaps. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
No Score Yet Light in the Piazza (1962) Delicate handling and the mellow settings of Florence give this unusual story an air of tender romance you'd hardly expect from the subject. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
No Score Yet Tender Is the Night (1962) In spite of good acting, it isn't too successful at invading the worlds of psychoanalysis and the very rich, who fascinated Fitzgerald so. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
91% Lover Come Back (1961) The three Pillow Talk people have done it again, with a rollicking comedy that coyly pretends to be terribly naughty. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
No Score Yet Sergeants 3 (1962) Well, the boys are just having their fun, so we might as well relax and go along with them. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
80% A View from the Bridge (1962) It's a strong domestic drama. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
100% Whistle Down the Wind (1961) Thanks mostly to Hayley and other delightful youngsters, there are some touching moments in this strange and whimsical yarn. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
No Score Yet Seryozha (A Summer to Remember) (Splendid Days) (1960) Any family anywhere would understand and love this simple, beautifully done story of childhood. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
60% Walk on the Wild Side (1962) Obviously, it's supposed to be real hot stuff, but we couldn't work up even a lukewarm interest in what would happen to any of its people -- who are either completely vicious or completely wish-washy. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
94% The Innocents (1961) Splendidly acted highbrow horror film creating eerie cam- era poetry on an English country estate of half a century ago. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
100% Victim (1961) It is outspoken -- but honestly so, not cheaply designed to merely shock its audience. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
80% Blast of Silence (1961) Respectable effort to do something honest with familiar material. But the spoken narration, both fancy and too-too tough, doesn't fit in with the movie's unpretentious air. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
100% A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut) (1957) A powerful French film focuses on the eternally fascinating theme of escape from prison. It's classic in outline, though set in the ugliest period of modern times. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
86% The Haunting (1963) The horror stories filled with monsters and dripping blood are just kid stuff in comparison with this skillfully made thriller. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
79% Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Short on science, the picture's long enough on excitement, strongly recalling the hit Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. - Photoplay EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020