John Mahoney

John Mahoney
John Mahoney's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter Los Angeles Free Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet I Want to be a Shellfish (1959) Asakazu Nakai photographed it in fluid and poetic black and white and there is a rich but not at all overpowering score by Masaru Sato. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
90% Where's Poppa? (1970) Perhaps Carl Reiner, who directed this latrine etching, hoped to show in some black comedy fashion the tragedy of the aged? - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
67% Husbands (1970) As a whole, the film is sabotaged by self-indulgence, denied discipline, without selection or purpose. maintained at a shrill peak until, like the lampshade buffoon at that drunken party, it simply exhausts itself, falls asleep in mid-sentence. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
80% There Was a Crooked Man (1970) Technically, the film is near perfect, reminding us how good a Hollywood programmer can be, even at an inflated cost of seven million dollars. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
No Score Yet Alex in Wonderland (1970) [Paul] Mazursky does himself the disservice of letting us believe that there is nothing more distinctive within him than plastic storefronts and bubblegum philosophies. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) While the debut directorial effort of former fashion photographer Jerry Schatzberg often impresses in its own right, no amount of now dated technical inflation can disguise the film's basic anemia or a plot which is still tattered and threadbare. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
100% Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) "Investigation" is out of the "Z" school, finishing a bit further down the list in standing, but a proud representative of its class. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
No Score Yet Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1971) Except as a record of a phenomenal moment in time, an extraordinary traveling commune on tour, its cinematic means are derivative and routinized. But it compels. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
91% Wanda (1971) Miss Loden has promise, if not flair, as a director and she is an extraordinary actress... The fact is Miss Loden has given us less content and exposition than a short story. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
27% Waterloo (1970) Waterloo is a spectacle which constantly pays off its panoramas in close-ups... But it gives us only a surface personality of the key military strategists, bits of clever dialogue. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Percy (1971) British actors maintain a high standard of performance even when few demands are made of them. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Say Hello to Yesterday (1971) This is not Alvin Rakoffs feature directorial debut, but his command of the film language and of his performances is still remarkable for its time. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Villain (1971) It is the sort of film one can recommend without qualification as an interestingly made and satisfactory entertainment should it be encountered on the bottom half of a double bill in a subsequent neighborhood run. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
44% The Grissom Gang (1971) It is moving, but not enough, not nearly enough to excuse the film or our enjoyment of the wanton slaughter to which the film has made us a participant. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971) Thematically, it belongs in the Ffties. Cinematically, it thrashes about in a 1965 culture lag. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) Shallow, frivolous and nearly pointless. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) If even half of the science-fact presented in the David L. Wolper production, The Hellstrom Chronicle, is proven true, it could be the most important film you will ever see, while you have the chance. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
92% Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) Two-Lane provides a script to match [Oates] and he gives what is simply one of the year's most memorable performances. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet The Crook (1971) Great fun. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) The film makes exceptionally shrewd use of references children can understand and appreciate. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
63% Billy Jack (1971) The film works in spite of itself, in primitive fashion and because its locale, its odd mixture of pros and real local nonprofessional talents - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
38% Doc Holliday (1971) There is a good deal of talk about extensive research, but it looks like the same old cabbage, simply served up to look a bit more unsavory. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet Jud, The Savage Soldier (1971) Ultimately, Jud fails because it does not deal with the inherent moral, psychological or social problems of the Viet vet, but settles for peculiar melodramatic problems from the kinkier side-streets of the Sunset Strip. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet Shoot Out (1971) It is a contemptuous piece of film making from people who once set standards and now seem to be working off commitments in packages-that would embarrass the most brazen agent. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
63% Lawman (1971) For the budget and the hoopla and the waste, the technical components of the film are routine, the acting as good as top pros can deliver with an ordinary script and a hypothyroid director. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) They are limited by that available footage and at the mercy of moments lost to them, but it is a commendable effort. That the film and the journey were not a disaster may ultimately be the best praise possible. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet Fools' Parade (1971) It is the best film Andrew V. McLaglen has directed and a reassuring reminder that the narrative film need not be dead so long as it can be done well, invested with color and conviction. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
67% The Touch (1971) The Touch is constantly fascinating, a disappointment of greater interest than any handful of successes by other directors. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
83% Turks Fruit (Turkish Delight) (The Sensualist) (Wild Intent) (1973) Okay, the film is flawed - excessive, even unstable. So what? It never loses its balance. It is also fresh, liberated, oddly touching and wholly convincing. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
71% The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (1976) [Sarah] Miles gives a superior performance, a pure and unsuspecting Circe sending out a sensual call. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
83% The Italian Job (1969) What The Italian Job has to revive the viewer of the drowsy first 70 minutes is a whopping good third-act mini-car chase, one which will inevitably compared to the daredevil hill vaulting of Bullitt. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
88% Easy Rider (1969) Easy Rider is very likely the clearest and most disturbing presentation of the angry estrangement of American youth to be brought to the screen. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
97% Bullitt (1968) It is simply one of the most exciting and intelligent action films in years, probably the best good-cop film we can expect to encounter. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
60% The Out-of-Towners (1970) It is the closest the sound film has come to recapturing the genius of the silent movie chase comedy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
88% Planet of the Apes (1968) By its appeal to both the imagination and the intellect within a context of action and elemental adventure, in its relevance to the consuming issues of its time...Planet of the Apes is that rare film which will transcend all age and social groupings. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
86% M*A*S*H (1970) The finest American comedy since Some Like It Hot, the Mr. Roberts of the Korean War, The Graduate of 1970, and the film that has been expected from director Robert Altman for some short time. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
94% In the Heat of the Night (1967) Poitier's excellent performance both transcends and lifts the pretensions of the film, eschewing earlier mannerisms and projecting a wealth of emotion in facial communication. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
78% The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) Jewison continues to prove himself among the most facile and appropriative of the two-dimensional directors ... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) It is a great film and will be an exceptionally popular and profitable one. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
86% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Destined to be among the year's most discussed, honored and profitable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
79% Catch-22 (1970) Cynical and bitterly cold... [Mike] Nichols and [Buck] Henry fail to make an anti-capitalist film. They have made their case so strong that it becomes an anti-human film. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2014
86% The Graduate (1967) The remarkably true ring of Webb's dialogue is preserved and augmented, the visual potential lifted to next power in absurdity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 2001 will emerge from its initial long-run Cinerama engagements and subsequent extended runs as one of MGM's all-time box office hits ... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2014