Judith Egerton

Judith Egerton
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a big geek and cartoonist
Favorites:
Waking Life, Spirited Away, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Rushmore, Eternal Sunshine, Castle In The Sky, The Lion King, Garden State, The Graduate, Powerpuff Girls Movie, Bottle Rocket, Royal Tenenbaums, Harry Potter, etc.
Location: Louisville
Official Websites: courier-journal.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 96% Sideways (2004) Shame on the academy if Giamatti isn't on the ballot this year - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
2.5/4 32% The Forgotten (2004) The Forgotten is kinetic enough to keep you in your seat, but it slips from memory quickly. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2004
3/4 44% I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004) In the end, it is the complex aura surrounding Owen's character...that stay with the viewer long after the threads of the story have unraveled in one's mind. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2004
3/4 86% Collateral (2004) Nice guy Tom Cruise is bad - very bad - in Michael Mann's new movie, Collateral. And that's good. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2004
3.5/4 80% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) With Meryl Streep in an updated version of the Angela Lansbury role, Denzel Washington in the Frank Sinatra part...the movie is a virtual master class of acting. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2004
3/4 48% De-Lovely (2004) Kevin Kline's acting and musical talent combine to make Irwin Winkler's beautiful yet flawed De-Lovely a movie to see. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2004
2/4 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) I hoped for far more laughs, a sharper edge to the humor and a comedy that would attain the rank of other SNL alum works such as Caddyshack. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2004
3/4 88% Hilary and Jackie (1998) No, it's not a movie about two first ladies married to adulterous husbands. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
3/4 88% Affliction (1997) One wonders why Dafoe is even in the movie. But Nolte is, and that's what enriches Schrader's bleak drama. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
2/4 25% In Dreams (1999) Someday, Annette Bening is going to star in a movie that's as interesting and powerful as she can be as an actress. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
3/4 81% The General (1998) Neither Boorman's cinematic expertise nor Gleeson's canny performance is enough to make us care about Cahill's destruction. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
4/4 84% The English Patient (1996) It's Casablanca set amid the swirling Sahara sands of North Africa and the voluptuous hills of Tuscany. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
3/4 81% Unhook the Stars (1996) Cassavetes' film reveals that he has a sharp eye for human nature. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
3/4 69% Tin Cup (1996) Like other Shelton movies, it's dappled with interesting characters. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
2.5/4 88% Career Girls (1997) More modest and less involving than Secrets & Lies. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
2.5/4 No Score Yet State of Seige (1972) A political thriller with a cautionary message, but it doesn't carry out its mission. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
3.5/4 60% A Civil Action (1998) A legal drama that doesn't follow the usual Hollywood-John Grisham formula. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
2.5/4 74% Existenz (1999) Brave moviegoers and fans of writer-director David Cronenberg will find funny dialogue and grotesquely engrossing scenes in his latest sci-fi horror tale. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
2.5/4 75% Mysteries of Egypt (1998) It's a visually appealing but basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
2.5/4 74% The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) (1999) It is disconcerting to see {Jackson}...after watching his exceptional performances as crazy criminals in two Quentin Tarantino movies. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3/4 17% Wild Wild West (1999) I recommend you suspend any whiff of disbelief and enjoy Sonnenfeld's hammy sci-fi Western, set in the late 1860s. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3.5/4 81% The Eel (Unagi) (1998) Imamura composed The Eel with an artist's eye and takes his time, so don't expect a fast-paced American-style film. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3.5/4 63% Music of the Heart (1999) Doesn't revolve around a self-centered main character or possess the schmaltz of Mr. Holland's Opus. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3.5/4 51% Anna and the King (2000) The third major screen version of the story, has much to recommend it. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
2/4 35% Where the Heart Is (2000) The script, based on a novel by Billie Lett, is sprinkled with phrases meant to be poignant and funny, but sound like repackaged cliches. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
2.5/4 65% Dinosaur (2000) The movie follows a rather dull tale similar to the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3.5/4 42% Men of Honor (2000) The decision to shift some of the attention to De Niro's character...dilutes the power of Brashear's fascinating life story. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
3/4 74% The Cat's Meow (2001) Dunst gives us a bright, bubbly woman with comedic talent. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2004
2.5/4 78% Down in the Delta (1998) Employs too many redundant, stagy flashbacks to tell the story of Loretta's ancestors. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 41% Cousin Bette (1998) A revenge drama, with Lange's Bette pulling the strings. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2.5/4 52% Halloween H20 (1998) The selfish pea brains who brought their bright-eyed infant to...this violent horror movie deserve a private, late-night visit from the uncompromising Michael Myers. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2/4 70% I Married a Strange Person (1998) Newlyweds often discover that their mates have odd quirks once they begin living together, but in Plympton's movie, that truth is taken to cartoon extreme. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 77% Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) It's both a daring composition and a repelling look at gender warfare. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2/4 16% 54 (1998) One can only hope "54" will hammer the final nail in disco's coffin. It's music that I don't want stayin' alive. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
4/4 100% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Based on Russell Banks' tragic novel about a town grieving for 14 children killed in a bus crash, easily makes my list of top 1997 films. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 68% The Crucible (1996) Arthur Miller's story of hysteria, persecution and social injustice, is classy and powerful with some marvelous acting. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3.5/4 77% Michael Collins (1996) A way to relate pivotal events to an audience who probably knows little about the Irish republic's creation. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 43% Multiplicity (1996) It's a showcase for Keaton. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2/4 31% Inventing the Abbotts (1997) In the end, it adds up to nothing more than a humorless, forgettable nostalgia piece with carefully re-created costumes and settings from the Eisenhower years. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
4/4 89% The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996) The latest movie from the great director Milos Forman is a sensational, irreverent docudrama. And, as they say in the porno trade, it's adult entertainment. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 24% A Thousand Acres (1997) Fans of Jane Smiley's enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will find the movie version disappointing. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 39% A Life Less Ordinary (1997) Part fantasy-adventure, part musical, part nutty romance and part boy-girl crime spree. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2.5/4 No Score Yet Weed (1997) A loopy visit to an extended pot party in Amsterdam where a bong is so large that it has to be lit with a blowtorch. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3.5/4 77% Kundun (1997) Scorsese skillfully indulges his propensity for obsessive detail. Visually, the direction is varied and exhilarating - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2.5/4 50% The Matchmaker (1997) There are two reasons to see "The Matchmaker" and neither involves the two characters at the center of this far-fetched romantic comedy. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
2/4 16% Godzilla (1998) If only one could fast-forward past the idiot characters to the parts where the creature nests in Madison Square Garden, crushes Fifth Avenue and chomps a taxicab. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
3/4 78% Space Cowboys (2000) It's tempting to pin a derisive label like Geezers in Space on this comedy-drama, but its veteran stars...make Space Cowboys hard to dislike. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
4/4 95% Secrets & Lies (1997) The characters are so painfully real it's more like watching a documentary than a made-up story. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
4/4 85% Breaking the Waves (1996) Will introduce the experimental director to a wider American audience. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004
4/4 80% Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella) (1997) Benigni's point, made with tender sensitivity, is that a child's innocence is worth protecting. - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2004