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Jeff Vorndam

Jeff Vorndam
"All I want is to enter my house justified." - Joel McCrea in Ride the High Country

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jeff Vorndam's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ No Score Yet Inugami (2001) AboutFilm.com
Posted Aug 3, 2005
C- No Score Yet Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine in Daehakroh AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 6, 2004
A- No Score Yet War and Peace (2003) "Superbly demonstrates the gulf between the people's will and the greed of those in power. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B- 100% Streeters (De La Calle) (2001) "A bleak and realistic movie... it's a shame the story is so trite. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 94% The Pinochet Case (2002) "The Pinochet Case would make a good double-bill with Long Night's Journey Into Day, a documentary about the public trials of Apartheid criminals in South Africa. Both films deal with forgiveness, and contend that victims can only forgive when asked. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 80% Distance (2001) "It's a purposely unsatisfying and ambiguous film, more intent on showing than telling. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
C- 79% Pistol Opera (2001) "From scene-to-scene it makes little sense. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 95% Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002) "See it before it gets remade. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 1, 2003
C+ 90% Sud Sanaeha (2003) "Besides the flaking skin, the veggie lotion and the puppetry of the penis, not a whole lot happens in this movie. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 1, 2003
B- 76% 8 Mile (2002) "It's telling that the title of the film is a geographic location, for Curtis Hanson and Scott Silver invest great care in placing this story in a specific environment. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
C 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) "Good intentions, mediocre movie. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
B- 77% Dark Water (2002) "Little incidents pile up, and eventually what was strange becomes terrifying. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 21, 2002
B 72% Intacto (2002) "...a detour into weirdsville. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 20, 2002
F 14% The Young Unknown (2000) "Deserves to remain unreleased. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 12, 2002
B 87% Hybrid (2001) "The budding connection between filmmaker/grandson and subject/grandfather is ample reward for an occasionally sluggish viewing experience. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 14, 2002
B+ 100% Tribute (2001) "Hopefully, this film will find distribution! " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
B+ 97% Spirited Away (2001) "Absolutely teems with creativity. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 66% Me Without You (2002) "It drags on well past its climax, and covers too large a time period to settle into a groove. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) "Normally, Rohmer's talky films fascinate me, but when he moves his setting to the past, and relies on a historical text, he loses the richness of characterization that makes his films so memorable. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C No Score Yet Barracks "There's only so much nuttiness and tribulation that I can take, and Barracks taxed my capacity for both within its first half hour. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
B No Score Yet Closed Doors "Badr goes from wide-eyed and wet-eared to wild-eyed and dogmatic with unerring conviction. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
B+ 82% Derrida (2002) "Asks what truth can be discerned from non-firsthand experience, and specifically questions cinema's capability for recording truth. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
A- 100% My Voyage to Italy (2001) "You walk out of this movie having seen not just one great film, but many. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 2, 2002
A+ 89% Rushmore (1998) "Recreates the contrary feelings of adolescence: teetering invincibility, boundless optimism and ambition dogged by defeat, and the swoon of discovering yourself in unguarded moments. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 27, 2002
A 79% Fight Club (1999) "The greatness of the film lies in its ability to tantalizingly stoke our rage and disillusionment before delivering nihilism to its proper resting place. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 27, 2002
B 94% Hell House (2002) "It's left to the audience to decide whether the church's activities are commendable or insidious. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 14, 2002
C 72% Happy Times (2002) "A film about ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to find happiness in a cruel (and capitalist) world, Happy Times is disappointing. Zhang Yimou is one of China's premier directors, but his last two movies show signs of slipping. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted May 13, 2002
B No Score Yet Failan (2001) "Unlike Letter from an Unknown Woman, Failan is not deliriously lyrical. It's convincing primarily due to the strength of Choi Min-Sik's performance as Kang-jae. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
C 86% Decasia (2002) "There is simply not enough of interest onscreen to sustain its seventy-minute running time. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
B 56% Fulltime Killer (2003) "To some eyes this will seem like a recycling of clichés, an assassin's greatest hits. To others, it will remind them that Hong Kong action cinema is still alive and kicking. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
D 63% A Chronicle of Corpses (2000) "It has a patina of European art-house intellectual rigor, but its substance is clichéd. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
B+ 80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) "Aside from the film's emotional transparency, The Royal Tenenbaums works very well. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 8, 2002
C+ 75% Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) "A coolly expressive joke with scant insight " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 29, 2001
D No Score Yet Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999) "A seemingly endless wallow in Bunuelesque class comedy, neither funny nor profound. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ No Score Yet Aprile (1998) "There's a curious duality going on here as both the film and the events depicted in the film reveal an extremely self-indulgent man who believes everyone else should be as interested in himself as he is. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) "Negation is a theme in the film; characters are defined by what they didn't do, effort is revealed to be useless, and introspection and investigation fruitless tasks. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 4, 2001
A- 87% Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1999) "Forget being John Malkovich, try being Mohsen Makhmalbaf. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 8, 2001
A 92% Traffic (2000) "What Traffic achieves, and what makes it a great, landmark film is that it acknowledges our culpability and how at odds we are with the avowed intent to eradicate drugs. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 11, 2001
B 80% Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legend of Rita) (The Legends of Rita) (2000) "heavily fraught with politics, not all of which translate across national boundaries. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 20, 2001
B- 72% Limbo (1999) "its message is forced out like a grapefruit through a keyhole. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Feb 14, 2001
B 94% Liquid Sky (1983) "During the question and answer session, Tsukerman's most astounding revelation was that his cast and crew were drug-free during production. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) "Imparts an objection to the objectification of women. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 91% Barton Fink (1991) "The hermetic and insular world of the self-tortured artist is externalized through Barton's environment. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 94% Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) "Alec Baldwin justifies his entire career with a five-minute monologue that is the epitome of dick-swinging bombast. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 67% Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1989) "As Kieslowski shows, actions have an infinite number of splayed consequences, and it becomes imperative for us to do as we should. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 100% The World of Apu (1960) "The World of Apu has that kick, that unseen but felt dimension that translates into something more than mere dialogue and moving pictures projected on a screen. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) "No fictional sports movie has a story this good. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 94% Pulp Fiction (1994) "Quentin Tarantino mined the riches of cinema past (no Godard was left un-homaged) to construct a dazzling prototype for cinema today. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 95% Dead Man Walking (1995) "It's a stunning testament to the power that resides in love, forgiveness, and a respect for humanity-all of which shine through every frame. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A- 100% Maboroshi no hikari (Maborosi) (Illusion) (1995) "Illuminating. Subdued. Ambient. Symmetry. Ruminating. " ‐ AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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