Jeff Stark

Jeff Stark
Jeff Stark's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
11% A Man Apart (2003) Yes, Vin Diesel still rocks. But you wouldn't know it from this dreary, predictable sub-Traffic action flick. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2003
37% Spun (2003) This tale of Southern California speed freaks works too hard for its high. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2003
83% Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (2003) A beautiful movie about the power of music, about the power of being right. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2003
23% Biker Boyz (2003) Biker Boyz is about fast motorcycles and the tough dudes -- and even tougher chicks -- who soup them up in illegal street races. Unfortunately, it's about more than that. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2003
84% Narc (2002) About the best thing you could say about Narc is that it's a rock-solid little genre picture. Whether you like it or not is basically a matter of taste. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2002
78% 25th Hour (2003) A clumsy, oh-well story about the moral quandary of a drug-dealing recidivist who more or less deserves to go to jail. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) In a way, it plays like a dated feminist tract, one of those works that wants to show women making tough decisions and being emotionally resilient, but is at root about them being screwed over by men. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2002
88% Roger Dodger (2002) There's a lot of tooth in Roger Dodger. But what's nice is that there's a casual intelligence that permeates the script. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
26% Formula 51 (2002) Director Yu seems far more interested in gross-out humor than in showing us well-thought stunts or a car chase that we haven't seen 10,000 times. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People (2002) The bad thing about 24 Hour Party People is that it's blindly ambitious, garishly self-indulgent and reckless with the truth. The good thing is it knows all these things. And the best thing is that it might be a great movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2002
39% Men in Black II (2002) Instead of inhabiting the same world of his original, the delightful 1997 Men in Black, or inventing a new world, this update kitschifies it, rendering it into a silly joke. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2002
92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) The problem is that Peralta wants it all, and that it doesn't all add up. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2002
92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) A people pleaser that makes use of dozens of great movie tricks and manages to sprinkle great lines throughout. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2002
74% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) This is a smart movie that knows its classical music, knows its Freud and knows its Sade. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2002
86% Son of the Bride (2002) While it's not as fantastical as Amelie or as brutish as No Man's Land, it has something that neither of those movies have: a sort of measured everyday realism. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2002
3% Rollerball (2002) John McTiernan's botched remake may be subtler than Norman Jewison's 1975 ultraviolent futuristic corporate-sports saga. It's also stupider. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2002
73% The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) The classic book had a lot of complex, smart things to say about revenge. The movie doesn't. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
92% (2001) An engrossing documentary follows two friends as they soar and crash with the dot-com wave. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2001
54% The Legend of 1900 (La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) (1999) Giuseppe Tornatore's tale of a ship-bound piano virtuoso drowns in its own treacle. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000