John Skow

John Skow
John Skow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TIME Magazine
Time Magazine film critic.
Publications: TIME Magazine

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
48% The Frisco Kid (1979) The Frisco Kid just misses being very good, perhaps because although Wilder is funny and endearing, we never quite believe in the character he plays. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
65% Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht) (1978) Dirk Bogarde, looking natty and nerve-worn, is exactly right as the fissured Hermann, a chocolate manufacturer whose business has turned bitter. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
82% My Brilliant Career (1979) This is a modest, clear sighted film, and it profits considerably from a lack of the bravura landscape photography that most directors would have used to puff up a movie set in Australia. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2014
85% The Jerk (1979) Its humor is successful and unsuccessful by turns, and although Comedian Carl Reiner is the director, the instinct here is to give most of both credit and blame to Martin. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2009
88% The Muppet Movie (1979) The transition from the yank-'em-off-if-they-bomb lunacy of the TV show to the coherent narration of the film is not a complete success. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2008