Jesse Paddock

Jesse Paddock
Jesse Paddock's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):
Biography: film reviewer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) Taken together, If a Tree Falls and Better This World tell a sad story of the marginalization of the activist left in America. - House Next Door EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2011
78% Tropical Malady (2005) A weird, gorgeous and disorienting act of exploration - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2005
94% Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005) Brown weaves together audio footage and taped interviews that show a man whose proximity to death had calcified into a sharp blade of self-deprecating wit. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2005
57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) So horribly misconceived and shoddily structured that its good intentions are worn out in the first twenty minutes - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2005
67% Everything is Illuminated (2005) Severely hampered by a screenplay that waters down much of the book's power, but the blow isn't lethal - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2005
92% The Squid and the Whale (2005) Wickedly funny, there's still a recognizable warmth, a sense of familiarity, in Baumbach's writing. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2005
61% Oliver Twist (2005) 'Oliver Twist' proves what 'The Pianist' only hinted at-that Roman Polanski is the world's most talented paint-by-numbers artist. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2005
83% Hustle & Flow (2005) Gets so much of the rhythms and feel of the Dirty South right, it can be forgiven for its occasional missteps. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2005
76% Wedding Crashers (2005) Wilson and Vaughn are generous comedians; they love more than anything injecting disarming affection into their comedy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2005
75% War of the Worlds (2005) Spectacle filmmaking of the highest order. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2005
44% Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2001) The plotting keeps getting away from Kim as the story progresses. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2005
No Score Yet Spiritual Voices (1995) Never manages to portray its quotidian aspects as meaningfully as its director intends - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2005
No Score Yet Confession (1998) Intriguing, poetic, minimal and occasionally dull - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2005
No Score Yet Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974 - Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein (1966) Unfortunately for Dylanologists, Gilbert is more interested in his own story than the man whose photographs he seeks out. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2005
70% In the Realms of the Unreal (2005) Director Jessica Yu makes the case that it's tough to know much about Darger with certainty. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2005
92% Gunga Din (1939) If PC backlash makes such classics like Gunga Din difficult to revisit, so be it. At this point, there's no getting around it. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2005
44% The Jacket (2005) The two actors generate a decent chemistry together and manage to give this cobbled-together stinker whatever tiny shred of credibility it possesses as a romance. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2005
No Score Yet Lenny Bruce: Without Tears (1972) Baker's portrayal reveals a brilliant social critic and waggish storyteller. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2005
86% Bright Leaves (2004) McElwee's examination of tobacco culture shows concern but not condescension. - City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
83% In Good Company (2004) Weitz continues to make smart, funny movies that parse out the neuroses of the male species. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2004
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) It's sad to see the filmmaker himself sinking under the weight of his own ambition. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2004
66% La Petite Lili (2004) Centers on a small family of wealthy, prominent celebrities, whose indulgent infighting feels forced and predictable - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2004
92% Tarnation (2004) One of the most powerful examples of film as self-healing, 'Tarnation' astonishes both as art and as testament. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2004
92% Vera Drake (2004) A piercing study...gritty, humane. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees (2004) Careful, intelligent writing that is formally arresting, provocative and still wickedly funny. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2004
69% Criminal (2004) Itself something of a counterfeit, 'Criminal' loses coherence at each new plot twist, eventually becoming silly and contrived. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) Joplin lets loose a version of 'Cry Baby' that should stand as one of the great performances in any concert film. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2004
72% Gozu (2003) A wild surrealism that brings to mind both the rigorous weirdness of David Lynch and the twisted dark comedy of Luis Bunuel - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2004
72% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) While it runs out of steam near the end, it never runs out of charm, thanks to Jon Heder's narcoleptic zeal as the title character. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2004
86% Garden State (2004) An often riotous journey of self-discovery. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2004