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Jim Emerson

Jim Emerson
Jim Emerson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Sun-Times, RogerEbert.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 40% The Night Listener (2006) It's a film about people with mixed motivations (maybe even compulsions), who don't always behave with full self-awareness or self-control. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 4, 2006
3.5/4 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) You just won't see a better acted, and better cast, movie than Little Miss Sunshine. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 4, 2006
2/4 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) John Tucker Must Die isn't half bad. It's about two-fifths bad, mostly toward the incoherent ending, but that ratio is... well, not bad. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 28, 2006
2/4 40% Scoop (2006) Scoop feels like the leftovers from that [Manhattan Murder Mystery], after they've been strained through The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 28, 2006
1.5/4 24% Lady in the Water (2006) Who am I to knock the work of the man who, in his own film, casts himself as a writer whose ideas will inspire a future leader who will save the world -- an artist whose work will not be fully understood in his own time, but only many years later? ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2/4 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) You, Me and Dupree has the feel of a film that could have gone in any number of directions, and perhaps at one time went in all of them. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 14, 2006
4/4 97% 51 Birch Street (2006) In some ways, an antidote to the sugarcoated myths and lies the movies have taught us about love and marriage. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
No Score Yet Smell of Paradise (2005) It's just circles within circles within circles, leading nowhere -- except, maybe, to the inner circles of hell itself. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
56% The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) A delightful celebration of the 'Pin-Up Queen of the Universe,' as well as a delicious appreciation of the texture and flavor of images from the 1950s. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
No Score Yet Brunnen (The Well) (2005) True? Who really knows? And who cares? As John Ford might have said: 'Print the legend.' ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
54% Romance & Cigarettes (2007) It's fun to watch all these people strut their stuff. I just feel like being on the set must have been more fun than the 'official' movie that resulted. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
76% Transamerica (2006) It's mildly disappointing. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005) It's a wonderful extension of Sterne's spirited, frolicsome technique. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
89% Caché (2005) This is my favorite kind of movie -- one that allows you to watch it. Indeed, insists that you watch it, that you meet it at least half-way. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) A film this fully realized, with such a personal and sharply focused eye for the telling details of human behavior -- unsparing but not unforgiving -- is a rarity to be prized. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Ang Lee's film is not only a fine and gorgeous Western (in the first act), but an intimate epic love story in the classic Hollywood tradition. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) My enthusiasm for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada knows no bounds. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
87% A History of Violence (2005) The film, based on a graphic novel, has a crackling sense of visual tension. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005
41% Where the Truth Lies (2005) Trashy, contorted and belabored. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2005