Julie Hinds

Julie Hinds
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Too Funny To Fail (2017) The documentary revels in the details of how the show confounded the network and infuriated many viewers during its seven-episode run. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
72% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Smith's eye for arresting images is as strong as Malek's gift for being both present in the moment and lost in his character's anxieties. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
48% War Machine (2017) It's sort of fascinating to watch Pitt aim for something close to George C. Scott's hyper-confident Gen. Buck Turgidson from the Stanley Kubrick 1964 Cold War classic "Dr. Strangelove. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
100% Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg (2016) He still can't stop living and breathing comedy. But finally, Klein has the visual autobiography he deserves. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
88% Batman & Bill (2017) The comics cognoscenti, who are aware of Finger's saga, should still find much to appreciate in the documentary. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) If Rules Don't Apply is merely a nostalgic love letter to Beatty's early days as an actor in the years before 1961's Splendor in the Grass made him an international sex symbol, that's enough. Give it a whirl. You'll be time traveling with one of the best. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/4 70% The Giant Mechanical Man (2012) It's a wistful charmer. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2012
0/4 75% Grease (1978) An unembarrassed movie musical, something my generation experienced only in Sunday-afternoon movies on TV. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/4 12% Little Man (2006) The sizable laughs in Little Man make it better than just about anyone expected. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2006
61% When Brendan Met Trudy (2001) Flits along on its sheer love for movies, injecting a screwball playfulness that feels like a breath of fresh air. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2001
55% The Mexican (2001) Some of what follows is amusing and even touching, but none of it fully capitalizes on the cast's star wattage. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2001
16% 54 (1998) This is so dull! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Beloved (1998) It's heartfelt, praiseworthy and amazingly faithful to Toni Morrison's complex Pulitzer Prize-winning novel! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Big Daddy (1999) It's got the same kind of warmth as The Wedding Singer. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% The Prince of Egypt (1998) Surprisingly moving and compelling! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Antz (1998) The film breaks new ground in its dazzling re-creation of life from an ant's-eye view! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) A 90210 rerun on Viagra! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% The Love Letter (1999) Where it should soar with humor or longing, it merely skips along -- a stream of surprising and somewhat forced revelations. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Notting Hill (1999) Good hair, great chemistry, and a close-up of her at the finale that would make a dentist weep for joy! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Office Space (1999) Works more efficiently at its modest goal than any fax machine known to mankind. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% The General's Daughter (1999) Tired, uninspired. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) If anyone can give Star Wars a run for its money this summer, it's the horny hero of this very funny comedy. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Jack Frost (1998) Jack Frost oozes the kind of fake warmth that gives family films a bad name. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
70% Analyze This (1999) Could use a lot of therapy! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Thin Red Line (1998) Viewers will get lost in the wanderings of this dreamlike movie! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Go (1999) One of the inventive films of the new teen wave! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
35% The Waterboy (1998) You can lead Adam Sandler fans to "The Waterboy," but you can't make them think. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% You've Got Mail (1998) Nice! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) This isn't a film that will change history the way the first Star Wars did 22 years ago. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Payback (1999) Rehashed Quentin Tarantino or a rusted-out Pinto. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) Irreverent, gross and childish! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Rounders (1998) Norton's acting and Dahl's gift for sustaining a tone save Rounders from completely floundering. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
22% Patch Adams (1998) Somebody needs to come up with a remedy for the maudlin Robin Williams comedy. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
63% Arlington Road (1999) A smart if slow-boiling suspense thriller! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
27% Instinct (1999) The result is so artificial. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
71% Enemy of the State (1998) Totally satisfying! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Blade (1998) A hyper smorgasbord of a horror film! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Tarzan (1999) Disney's animation is always dazzling to the eye, but Tarzan is especially kinetic. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
56% Never Been Kissed (1999) Barrymore is bursting with comic flair! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Laden with more useless pork than a congressional bill. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% Stepmom (1998) You won't be able to suspend your disbelief, but you will need extra tissues. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% Entrapment (1999) A creaky star vehicle if there ever was one! - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Smart crowd-pleasers are rare. So are romantic comedies that soar with genuine passion. This movie succeeds as both. - San Jose Mercury News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000