Jeff Strickler Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jeff Strickler

Jeff Strickler
Jeff Strickler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 10%

Annapolis (2006)

"Apparently the filmmakers are counting on viewers not remembering An Officer and a Gentleman, which seems fairly unlikely. Then again, the plot is so predictable that no prior knowledge is necessary to figure out where it's going." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3.5/4 70%

Roving Mars (2006)

"As informative as it is cool to look at, this Imax documentary combines science with special effects that would be the envy of any sci-fi film." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 26, 2006
3.5/4 77%

Match Point (2005)

"The arrival of Match Point is good luck for movie fans." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 19, 2006
3/4 88%

The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2007)

"Regardless of what you think the movie is about, it has a fascinating subject: John Peterson, farmer, performance artist, author and, at times, a flamboyant thorn in his neighbors' side." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 19, 2006
2.5/4 62%

The New World (2005)

"Malick appears to consider this an epic tale, but beyond its 2-hour-plus length, the film never quite reaches the scale he's after." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 19, 2006
3/4 50%

Ocean Oasis (2001)

"It's peaceful, gentle and tranquil. It's not quite the same as a vacation, but it's about as close as you're going to get on celluloid." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2006
3.5/4 56%

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004)

"The movie is something of a throwback to the early days of Imax, when the emphasis was more on awing audiences with technology that made us feel as if we actually were in the picture." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2006
3/4 55%

Last Holiday (2006)

"The Last Holiday would be predictable even if it weren't a remake, but that isn't necessarily a drawback. On the contrary, it actually adds a boost to the movie's feel-good format." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2006
4/4 68%

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

"Dench's Oscar-worthy performance is a delight. She turns Mrs. Henderson into a cross between the stereotypical little old lady and a hurricane. As Guest's character discovers, you've got to love her even as she's steamrolling you." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 12, 2006
3.5/4 93%

Duma (2005)

"[Director] Ballard's dime-store philosophizing gets schmaltzy, but the emotions seem heartfelt. And as he has done in earlier movies, he incorporates some spectacular backdrops." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2006
3/4 68%

Cape of Good Hope (2005)

"No matter how heavy-handed the sentimentality gets, the film's intentions seem sincere." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Jan 5, 2006
3/4 44%

Casanova (2005)

"The movie sidesteps modern-day issues of political correctness raised by a story about a rogue who shamelessly uses women for his own amusement. This is all done for our amusement." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2.5/4 20%

Rumor Has It (2005)

"The comedy Rumor Has It whispers at being something more than just a diversion, but it never delivers on that potential." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 22, 2005
3/4 40%

The Ringer (2005)

"The Ringer is a much sweeter comedy than its pedigree suggests. In fact, it's almost the opposite of what we expect." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2/4 6%

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

"While their last movie relied on boisterous physical humor, this is built on a family feud." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 22, 2005
2.5/4 52%

The Family Stone (2005)

"The movie's warmth is contagious. Too bad its humor isn't." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 15, 2005
3/4 69%

Christmas in the Clouds (2005)

"Although nearly every aspect of the plot is predictable, Christmas in the Clouds produces a delightful surprise: a warm glow that you take home with you." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 8, 2005
3/4 72%

Syriana (2005)

"Syriana is a caustic and cynical political thriller with a plot that occasionally confuses but a message that leaves no room for misinterpretation." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 8, 2005
4/4 76%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

"Andrew Adamson, the director of the Shrek movies, clearly feels great affection for the book and has taken pride in living up to the source." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 8, 2005
2.5/4 52%

First Descent (2005)

"For nonsnowboarders, it's hard to figure out what those fans are so excited about." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 1, 2005
3/4 68%

Protocols of Zion (2005)

"Even though his (Director Levin) is a circular journey, it's an interesting trip." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Dec 1, 2005
3/4 94%

Ushpizin (2005)

"Viewers who aren't familiar with Orthodox Jewish culture might have trouble fully relating to this Israeli film. But everyone should be able to appreciate its heartwarming tone." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2005
1.5/4 6%

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

"The frenzy peters out, leaving youngsters as bored as their parents." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3/4 49%

The Dying Gaul (2005)

"[E]xcept for some problems in the middle act, the movie is easy to swallow." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3/4 43%

Bee Season (2005)

"The lack of emotion is a bit off-putting at first, but as the story unfolds, we grow to appreciate that the film's detached tone reflects the family dynamics." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 17, 2005
3.5/4 88%

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"The strongest film of the bunch." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 17, 2005
3/4 85%

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

"Pride & Prejudice is highbrow movie- making, in the finest sense of the term." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 10, 2005
2.5/4 16%

Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005)

"Sometimes [50 Cent] could enunciate more clearly, but he does a great job of being a bad rapper early in Marcus' career. And most musicians will say that performing badly on purpose is one of the most difficult things for them to do." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 9, 2005
2.5/4 36%

Chicken Little (2005)

"While the frenetic pacing might help conceal the movie's flaws, the bizarre twists in the plot are not easily glossed over." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 3, 2005
2.5/4 93%

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

"Daniels and Linney do a great job of being despicable without coming off as monstrous, which is what makes the characters credible." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Nov 3, 2005
3.5/4 85%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"Movies don't get much cheesier than this -- or much more fun." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2005
3/4 61%

Shopgirl (2005)

"Sparse but effective." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2005
58%

The Weather Man (2005)

"David is pathetic, something that fans of Cage's macho adventures might have trouble accepting. But he's intriguingly pathetic, a state that raises some interesting issues." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 27, 2005
4/4 90%

Capote (2005)

"As entertaining as it is insightful." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2005
2/4 45%

The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)

"To call this drama heavy-handed would be stating the obvious." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3/4 68%

North Country (2005)

"Caro knows how to push viewers' buttons, and she does so every chance she gets. The weather in the movie might be chilly, but she makes sure our blood is boiling." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3.5/4 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"We're not sure if Strathairn is playing Murrow or channeling him. Either way, we're impressed." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 13, 2005
2.5/4 28%

Elizabethtown (2005)

"Just as we're reaching for our coats so we can beat the rush to the parking lot, the movie launches a new chapter." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 13, 2005
3/4 69%

Mystery of the Nile (2005)

"The filmmakers document some of the more-difficult challenges the expedition faced, but they also provide an informative overview of the river's biology and history, as well as introducing some of the people who depend on the river." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Oct 6, 2005
2.5/4 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"The first half of the story -- the one shrouded in doubt -- is much more effective than the second half, which is shrouded in bloodletting." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 29, 2005
3/4 63%

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

"It's not easy to find a movie that both Horatio Alger and Happy Gilmore would endorse wholeheartedly, but the true-life golf story The Greatest Game Every Played qualifies." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 29, 2005
2.5/4 60%

Oliver Twist (2005)

"The film is high on production values but short on heart." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 29, 2005
66%

Everything is Illuminated (2005)

"The ultra-serious Jonathan and the laid-back Alex are an ideal odd couple. By switching focus between them, Schreiber can quickly steer the movie to different emotional ground." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 29, 2005
2.5/4 32%

The Baxter (2005)

"Showalter tackles his mission with energy and an upbeat attitude that makes him a winner as a lovable loser." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 29, 2005
2.5/4 38%

Flightplan (2005)

"The first half, which is vintage Hitchcock, is by far superior to the second half, which is pure Steven Seagal." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2.5/4 64%

Roll Bounce (2005)

"This nostalgic roller skate down memory lane is shored up by a performance by Bow Wow that surprises in its depth and a soundtrack that keeps toes tapping." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 22, 2005
3/4 45%

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

"Reiser wrote the script specifically for Falk and himself, so it's not surprising that the actors bond with their characters. And that makes it easy for the viewers to bond with them." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 22, 2005
3.5/4 88%

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

"The movie's biggest asset is Hanks, who can't hide the excitement in his voice. The mood is contagious." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 22, 2005
61%

Lord of War (2005)

"The viewer needs to bond with Yuri or we won't care what happens; but a lot of what happens is distasteful." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 15, 2005
2/4 36%

Asylum (2005)

"Once characters' actions lose credibility, it's hard to empathize with them, no matter how well the roles are played." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 15, 2005
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