Jeffrey Huston

Jeffrey Huston
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am a writer/director for Steelehouse Productions, a film/video production company that produces both client-based and independent work.
Favorites:
Schindler's List
Location: Tulsa, OK

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
86% Garden State (2004) [Writer/Director] Braff deftly avoids Author Intrusion by understanding how to imbue his ideas into the fabric of his characters. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2004
60% The Terminal (2004) By favoring cuteness over credibility, The Terminal ends up being far too fantastical--even for Steven Spielberg. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2004
53% The Notebook (2004) Though The Notebook may be trite in narrative, the feelings it conjures are surprisingly--and effectively--real. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) An all-consuming force. It never lets up. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2004
71% Cold Mountain (2003) It is handsomely crafted, to be sure, but boasts little authenticity and zero credibility. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2003
49% Human Nature (2002) Soul is what's lacking in every character in this movie and, subsequently, the movie itself. - Mixed Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2002
42% The Majestic (2001) There are a lot of problems -- most generic, tired ones -- with The Majestic, but it also overflows with genuine joy. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2001
74% A Beautiful Mind (2001) This is blatant histrionic mugging directed squarely at Oscar voters. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2001
37% Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Cliches, cliches, cliches -- they keep coming as fast (if not faster) than the assaulting action. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) It's basic, but man is Monsters, Inc. a load of fun. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2001
52% The Last Castle (2001) The Last Castle is one bad movie; everyone involved should be embarrassed by association even if they acquit themselves individually. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2001
59% Serendipity (2001) Defying logic and reason, Serendipity captures our hearts and makes us goners. Sounds like true love to me. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2001
49% Hearts in Atlantis (2001) While often told with a contrived hand, the film's genuine heart and stunning artistry soften the blows of rudimentary storytelling, even healing them. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2001
45% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) This won't be a classic but it is classic Woody Allen. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) It's sad how uninspired and downright senseless so much of this is. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2001
83% The Others (2001) A substantial, evocative piece of cinema and a superior one for its genre. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2001
47% The Princess Diaries (2001) It's solid target-audience entertainment, but it's also all-too-sappy filmmaking. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2001
52% Rush Hour 2 (2001) Rush Hour 2 initially falls victim to being a mindless retread, a letdown, then surprisingly saves itself. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2001
45% Planet of the Apes (2001) Burton loads his Planet of the Apes with scenes that fans of the series have long dreamed of. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2001
50% Jurassic Park III (2001) Jurassic Park III doesn't validate itself with anything original but rather in being a consistently fun and satisfying summertime entry. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2001
53% Cats & Dogs (2001) As the perfect antidote to Dr. Dolittle 2's sappy blandness, the relentlessly inventive and entertaining Cats and Dogs comes along at just the right time. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2001
63% Crazy/Beautiful (2001) Whatever young Carlos and Nicole share doesn't feel like something worth taking a risk for. For a date movie, uh, that's a problem. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2001
71% Baby Boy (2001) While primarily an examination on the young African-American male, Singleton's social commentary is universal to all men. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) If there's bad fallout to the success of 1995's Babe, you're lookin' at it. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) Dang if this ain't as good as going-through-the-motions gets. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
43% Evolution (2001) Despite some legitimate signs of life, Evolution isn't fit enough to survive. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2001
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) While the Ogre will pull in more money this summer, I'm betting Atlantis is the one that endures. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) A vivacious amalgam of past and present. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2001
24% Pearl Harbor (2001) Once you realize Pearl Harbor is more classic homage than contemporary schmaltz, the beauty (and quality) of this sweeping romance just falls into place. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2001
88% Shrek (2001) Shrek may very well be the first film I've seen that has failed to live up to expectations, and then go on to exceed them. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2001
58% A Knight's Tale (2001) A Knight's Tale is as crass as studio filmmaking gets. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2001
13% Town & Country (2000) This comedy's problem isn't that it's witless but rather that it's aimless. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2001
81% Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Successfully follows formula with a sophistication and honesty that reaches beyond formula to grab hold of something real. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2001
28% Kingdom Come (2001) The broad execution of the material keeps it from being all good, but a genuine heart and occasional successes keep it from being all bad. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2001
33% Just Visiting (2001) Leaves one feeling what a screenplay written by an 8-year-old must feel like. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
55% Blow (2001) In spite of familiarity, Blow ends up making an impression that lasts. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
93% Spy Kids (2001) One of the most fun and rewarding live-action family films to splash multiplexes in quite sometime. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2001
42% Someone Like You (2001) The masses like their stereotypes untainted by insight or reality, and movies like Someone Like You are more than happy to oblige. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2001
9% Say It Isn't So (2001) Just when you thought studio flicks couldn't get any worse, a movie like Say It Isn't So! comes along to restore your faith in how truly hideous Hollywood can be. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2001
53% Heartbreakers (2001) There's something about the sum of Heartbreakers' parts that leaves one looking for that Extra-Strength Tylenol which specializes in throbbing cinematic hangovers. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
32% 15 Minutes (2001) So grossly amateurish is this embarrassment that all the time 15 Minutes can hope to muster on the clock of our cultural fascination is about five seconds. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2001
91% High Fidelity (2000) Other than those rare giggles or guffaws, High Fidelity is strictly analogue. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2001
19% Monkeybone (2001) Stands as a prime example of virtually everything that's wrong with Hollywood right now. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2001
57% The Gift (2000) There are few things better than watching a director in complete control. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2001
83% Thirteen Days (2000) The well-constructed but tensionless first half is followed by a more riveting second. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2001
88% Cast Away (2000) What a better cinematic palette we would have if stars wielded their clout like this more often." - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
42% Miss Congeniality (2000) Just retype the plot, slap in the same complaints, and bam -- new Bullock movie review. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
53% The Family Man (2000) A film brimming with good intentions that, unfortunately, lacks conviction. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) A very welcome, if simple, departure from the typical Disney mold that's highly entertaining to boot. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2000
39% Proof of Life (2000) With Proof of Life, Crowe certifies that he can make the generic films better than they really are. - Jeff Huston's Believe Me EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2000