Jon Popick

Jon Popick
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Disgracing film critics everywhere since 1998.
Location: Rochester, NY
Official Websites: sick-boy.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 34% Very Annie Mary (2001) - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2013
16% Godzilla (1998) It's a horrendously long, poorly acted, unoriginal piece of crap that made me sad to be a Japanese-American. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998) Can't Hardly Wait offers nothing that its predecessors hasn't, but has possibly broken new ground in terms of underage drinking and teen sex. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
28% Lost in Space (1998) Big kudos to production designer Norman Garwood for making one of the coolest spaceships ever. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
81% He Got Game (1998) A long, boring, meandering, dog of a movie. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
52% The World Is Not Enough (1999) The latest James Bond flick falls as flat as Tomorrow Never Dies, with decent action sequences and bad soap opera acting. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
28% Hard Rain (1997) You know you're in trouble when Betty White (denture wearer...Rogaine needer) is the big scene-stealer. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
13% Hush (1998) The only way that a story this insipid could be any good would be if it was a very campy black comedy. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
81% Primary Colors (1998) Travolta is amazingly Clintonesque as Stanton, a role that I never believed he could pull off. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
43% Dr. Dolittle (1998) It's quite funny for the first thirty minutes, but after that it's kind of like beating a dead horse. A dead talking horse. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
35% Spice World (1998) I actually prayed for the songs. The singing scenes were far less vapid than the ones where the acting was trying to happen. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
76% Dark City (1998) Writer/Director Alex Proyas needs to stop it with the writing and concentrate on making the pretty. He needs to find a good script and just direct it. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
38% Armageddon (1998) That said, Armageddon is still good. Well, maybe good isn't the right word. It is very entertaining and even features (gulp) a female in a sort of important role. - rec.arts.movies.reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
7/10 83% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) This comedy thing isn't supposed to be as easy as these guys make it seem. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
6/10 37% Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008) You're being short-changed. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
2/10 5% 88 Minutes (2008) Even a viewer with incredibly low expectations will be staggered by its badness. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
2/10 11% Fool's Gold (2008) It's like Raiders of the Lost Ark, only for retards. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2008
9/10 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) Simultaneously exhilarating and disturbing while leading me to a place I wasn't sure I wanted to go. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2007
3/10 41% The Bucket List (2007) It's like a cross between My Name Is Earl and The Amazing Race, only with two guys dying from cancer. And without the soul, heart, or brains. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2007
7/10 74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) John C. Reilly is not anyone's idea of a leading man (which is part of the spoof, people). - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2007
6/10 85% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Two hours of singing is going to bore the pants off of gore-starved viewers, and the last-reel gore is going to scare the pants of the foofy Broadway types. And that means a theatre full of people without pants. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2007
7/10 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) A scene-stealing performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2007
3/10 32% Youth Without Youth (2007) This is the work of a man who has truly lost his marbles. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
5/10 62% Grace Is Gone (2007) The perfect maudlin holiday entertainment. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
7/10 83% Atonement (2007) Sightly better than average, unless you count Keira Knightley's lack of screen time as a positive (note: it is). - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
5/10 65% The Kite Runner (2007) Tepid at best. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
5/10 42% The Golden Compass (2007) Like every other story that pits the Haves against the Have-Nots. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
7/10 68% I Am Legend (2007) A tidy post-apocalyptic thriller starring the increasingly impressive Will Smith. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
9/10 94% Juno (2007) I can't remember the last time I was pulled into a film this quickly and this deeply. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2007
6/10 89% The Savages (2007) Exactly like I thought it would be for about 96 of its 113-minute running time. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2007
5/10 36% August Rush (2007) Think of it as a fairytale only with more of a ... oh, who am I kidding? I can't defend this. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2007
7/10 72% The Mist (2007) Deeply upsetting enough for me to recommend it to only the heartiest viewers. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2007
3/10 20% Fred Claus (2007) There is absolutely no way writers were involved in the process that pooped out this holiday turkey. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2007
69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Everyone who pretended to love Aquatic because they were afraid of hopping off the Anderson bandwagon because deep down they hoped it was just a little career hiccup? Don't lock your knees when you jump because you'll wreck 'em. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) Things We Lost in the Fire: Any sense of rhythm or pace, and an ending that won't make you groan. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) Affleck's non-acting effort is dark, scuzzy, and authentic. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
89% Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007) Little else we've not been exposed to in the last handful of years. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
80% American Gangster (2007) Heat, Part II - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2007
5/10 57% We Own the Night (2007) Instead of playing to the strength of its leads, the script almost seems to highlight their weaknesses (in other words, you don't see Wahlberg's abs once). - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2007
68% Honeydripper (2007) Very light and quite predictable. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
77% I'm Not There (2007) Whether you buy the whole enchilada or not, you'll be in awe of There's editing and photography. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
33% The Babysitters (2008) Ultimately plays out as weakly as an actual adult film. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Half the fun is watching a first-rate cast try to outdo each other without chewing up any scenery. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
23% The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) The trouble lies in the story. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
52% Breakfast with Scot (2007) Agonizingly pedestrian. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2007
87% Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008) Very unusual, but very likeable and quite colorful, as well. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2007
100% Chacun son cinéma (To Each His Cinema) (2007) Very funny stuff from the likes of Takeshi Kitano, Nanni Moretti, the Coen brothers, Lars von Trier, Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg, and Walter Salles. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007
70% Very Young Girls (2007) More of a direct-to-Lifetime Network quality. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007
38% Reservation Road (2007) There are some really nice quiet moments, but George generally opts for the screaming and the uncontrollable sobbing one might think need accompany a film with Oscar aspirations. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007
49% Towelhead (2007) If there's a message, I didn't get it. But that doesn't mean I didn't dig the flick, especially the performance from Macidissi. - Planet S Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2007