Joe Mader

Joe Mader
Joe Mader's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter Palo Alto Weekly

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
39% I Am David (2004) Essentially a tearjerker, with little originality or insight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2003
76% Assisted Living (2005) This art house fodder is just quirky and fresh enough to catch on with audiences. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2003
93% My Architect (2004) Tinged with sorrow, compassion, forgiveness and, ultimately, love. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2003
64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) The movie's biggest achievement may be Lee's performance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2003
1/4 51% Titan A.E. (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 63% Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 58% A Knight's Tale (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3.5/4 62% The Claim (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1.5/4 9% Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000) The young actors all look like blander versions of more famous people. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 83% Thirteen Days (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 42% Miss Congeniality (2000) With this cutesy bit of ick, Sandra Bullock squanders the good will she engendered with her surprisingly complex portrayal of a party girl in rehab in 28 Days. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1.5/4 19% Monkeybone (2001) Selick does his cast a major disservice. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 92% Ghost World (2001) There are bits of wicked humor, but Zwigoff begins by laughing at the kooks in Clowes' ghost of a world and never stops. The real crime is that Clowes is content to join in with him. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 64% Bandits (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 53% Cecil B. Demented (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1.5/4 33% Just Visiting (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 75% Quills (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 86% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2.5/4 40% Hardball (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 14% Red Planet (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
0.5/4 21% Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) There's no magic here, only incompetence. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3.5/4 93% No Man's Land (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 11% Joe Dirt (2001) Nothing written here will stop this film from being a huge hit, but don't say you weren't warned. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 44% The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 16% Beautiful (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 20% The Crew (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1.5/4 69% Legally Blonde (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1.5/4 50% Love's Labour's Lost (2000) Casting Silverstone as the princess gives final proof of Branagh's temporary (one hopes) insanity. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 76% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) Not as fresh as the first film. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 3% Bless the Child (2000) Forgive them, Lord; Russell et al know not what they do. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 56% Dr. T and the Women (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 47% Me, Myself & Irene (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3.5/4 32% America's Sweethearts (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 14% 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2.5/4 86% Sexy Beast (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 81% Jesus' Son (1999) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 13% Whipped (1999) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 53% Cats & Dogs (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
1/4 14% Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3.5/4 86% Gosford Park (2001) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 8% Summer Catch (2001) Call this one foul. - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
2/4 46% What Lies Beneath (2000) - Palo Alto Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
82% So Close (2003) This is all nonsense, of course, which wouldn't be a problem as long as the film kept the energy and humor going. But it doesn't. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2003
83% The Warrior (2005) The plot is simple to the point of being simplistic, and the characterizations are never more than rudimentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2002
91% Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) The film truly does rescue [the Funk Brothers] from Motown's shadows. It's about time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2002
83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) The film's characters never gain our sympathies. Their depression becomes ours. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2002
92% Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Should thrill the same art house audiences as the celebrated but lesser Amores Perros and Before Night Falls. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2001
82% The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000) The director's penchant for pretty pictures and his insistence on making Hanoi into Eden, where only passions intrude, ultimately lessens his story and characters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2001