Kathleen Carroll Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kathleen Carroll

Kathleen Carroll
Kathleen Carroll's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) The marvel of this extraordinary movie is that it captures for even the most jaded grownup that pleasurable state of innocence and awe that only children are fortunate enough to experience.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
54% Top Gun (1986) ... "Top Gun" is terribly monotonous.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
86% The Exorcist (1973) "The Exorcist".. may not be a great film. It is, however, a brilliantly successful horror movie.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/4 79% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) "Ferris Bueller" has some cheerfully zany scenes, but lacks the originality and verve of Hughes' previous telltale teen comedies.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 70% The Goonies (1985) "The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
3.5/4 84% Thelma & Louise (1991) "Thelma & Louise" is a rare thrill - a gleefully offbeat road movie in which two women, instead of the usual footloose fellas, exult in the heady freedom of America's lonesome highways.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/4 52% Annie (1982) What makes "Annie" so winning is that, while it could have easily been just another cutesy-poo Hollywood musical, it happens to be as gritty, genial and boisterous as little Annie herself.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A small sphere of intellectuals will feel that Kubrick has said something, simply because one expected him to say something. ... Most moviegoers will only wish that Mr. Kubrick would come back down to earth.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2016
3/4 78% Pretty in Pink (1986) As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2016
93% Rocky (1976) Like the movies of Frank Capra, Rocky is a glowing tribute to the human spirit - a chin-up reminder that the decent, little guys of the world often accomplish the impossible if only because they try so hard.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
2.5/4 51% Footloose (1984) "Footloose" turns out to be a sort of Boy Scout version of "Flashdance," a carefully toned-down, overly respectable piece of schmaltz ...‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/4 88% The Breakfast Club (1985) Hughes has a wonderful knack for communicating the feelings of teenagers, as well as an obvious rapport with his exceptional cast - who deserve top grades.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2016
3.5/4 98% Taxi Driver (1976) De Niro ... manages to be as sad as he is frightening. From his general discomfort with others and his feeble attempts at communication, it's possible to recognize the root cause of Travis' inner distress as a terrible longing for approval.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
2.5/4 91% Reservoir Dogs (1992) The exaggerated raw violence of "Reservoir Dogs" leaves one feeling cheated in the end. For this movie isn't really about anything. It's just a flashy, stylistically daring exercise in cinematic mayhem.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 94% Superman (1978) It is this year's answer to "Star Wars," a movie that is pure escape and good, clean, unadulterated fun.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2/4 82% Scarface (1983) Stone sticks all too closely to the dated plot structure of the original movie, and such melodramatic flourishes as Montana's incestuous attraction for his sister now seem completely ludicrous.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
2.5/4 44% Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Not so much a movie as it is a sort of giant display case ...‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/4 92% The Little Mermaid (1989) Audiences of all ages are bound to fall in love with this bubbly, thoroughly enchanting fish story.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2015
2.5/4 95% Raging Bull (1980) "Raging Bull" ultimately has a numbing effect on the brain as if one's head had been pummeled by La Motta's so-called "girlish" fists.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/4 93% Carrie (1976) With each new movie, [De Palma] comes closer to mastering Hitchcock's trademark of teasing suspense and tongue-in-cheek horror.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
3.5/4 96% GoodFellas (1990) One remains detached from the characters, but Scorsese succeeds in smashing all the foolishly romantic myths about the mob with this shocking, vigorously honest portrait of a slick yuppie gangster who couldn't stand being "an average nobody."‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
3.5/4 96% Apocalypse Now (1979) Certainly, no movie in history has ever presented stronger proof that war is living hell.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
3.5/4 97% Big (1988) The film succeeds largely because of the splendid performance of Tom Hanks -- who is irresistibly funny as "big" Josh. ‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/4 67% Coming to America (1988) Murphy has dealt audiences the movie equivalent of a royal flush and he is now clearly Hollywood's reigning king of comedy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
3.5/4 90% Do the Right Thing (1989) In the final analysis, the best thing one can say for Lee is that he takes risks, like all true artists. For unlike most of today's film makers, he's not afraid to really challenge a movie audience to do some serious thinking.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
3.5/4 96% Back to the Future (1985) Kids and parents alike are gonna dig this wonderful fantasy.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
85% Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Spielberg has come up with another rousing piece of entertainment.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/4 97% Ghostbusters (1984 Original) (1984) Ghostbusters is primarily a showcase for Murray, who slinks through the movie muttering his lines in his usual cheeky fashion and getting off an occasionally hilarious crack that proves he's thoroughly enjoying himself.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
53% Ghostbusters 2 (1989) The sequel is, on the whole, a fairly mechanical spook show, filled with grinning ghosts that are definitely ghoulish but hardly menacing.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) Right to its bitter end, there is no escaping "Rosemary's Baby." On film Ira Levin's best selling novel is as horribly frightening as it was on paper.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
4/4 97% The Godfather, Part II (1974) It goes much deeper than The Godfather in analyzing the twisted mentalities of these men who pervert the capitalist system for their own gain. The film is richer in texture and gives more evidence of social awareness.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
3.5/4 97% Jaws (1975) Spielberg had paced the film beautifully so that one is always on edge, tensed for those scary moments that turn out to be false alarms, and left somehow totally unprepared for the real shocks.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) A mind-blowing spectacle that sends the audience off onto the wondrously strange world of fantasy and satisfies just about everyone's adolescent craving for a corny old-fashioned adventure movie.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/4 89% Hair (1979) Milos Forman's movie version of Hair is every bit as exhilarating and exciting as the original play. What's more, Forman has managed to recreate with amazing accuracy the rebellious mood and irreverent spirit of those confusing times.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
2/4 97% Airplane! (1980) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, who share both writing and directorial credits, become so desperate for laughs that the jokes descend to a much cruder level.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
85% Saturday Night Fever (1977) Saturday Night Fever is wonderfully honest and completely accurate when it comes to depicting that stagnant environment that keeps young people like Tony pinned down.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
3.5/4 89% The Graduate (1967) As it stands, the vacuum of that warped, moneyed Los Angeles society is too exaggerated, too incredible. But one can't help but believe in Hoffman if not in the disjointed character he portrays.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
3.5/4 97% Annie Hall (1977) Allen (as a result of his exposure to Bergman, perhaps) has greatly matured as a filmmaking talent. Annie Hall is, by far, his most sophisticated, most emotionally complex film.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Sting (1973) As for Newman and Redford, they have developed a form of instant communication. Words are not as important as they way they look at each other. Call it as snow job or call it acting, it is very pleasing to watch.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2015
82% Driving Miss Daisy (1989) The movie never resorts to sentimentality. It has a dry wit as well as genuine warmth. Best of all it is the perfect showcase for two deserving actors -- Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/4 94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Nicholson explodes on the screen in a performance so flawless in timing and character perception that it should send half the stars in Hollywood back to acting school.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
3.5/4 87% Platoon (1986) This film is an act of courage. Stone, the gutsy writer-director, records in a devastating barrage of images the relentless horror and the senseless carnage experienced by far too many Americans in Vietnam.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
3.5/4 98% The French Connection (1971) Its trigger-fast, explosive scenes and high-tension chase sequences (the one in "Bullitt" pales by comparison) will have you literally gasping for breath.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
88% Terms of Endearment (1983) It takes all of perhaps five minutes to fall in love with the leading characters in Terms of Endearment and from that point on, the audience is just putty in the extremely capable hands of writer-director James L. Brooks.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
57% Out of Africa (1985) The relationship between Karen Blixen and her British lover, Denys Finch Hatton, may fail to catch fire. But the production itself is so exquisitely served that you can't help but be grateful for this extraordinary visual treat.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
88% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Kramer vs. Kramer is greatly enriched by its exceptional cast.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2015
94% The Deer Hunter (1978) In trying to measure the devastating impact of Vietnam on the lives of three American soldiers, Cimino brings home the true horror of that senseless conflict in a way that the 6 O'Clock News never could.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015
90% Ordinary People (1980) With the skill of a practiced surgeon, Redford gradually peels away the protective layers of his characters, exposing their flaws, their darkest fears and ultimately, their innermost feelings.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
83% Chariots of Fire (1981) A movie that, with the help of Vangelis Papathanassiou's wonderfully stirring music, lifts the spirits to a new high.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
85% Gandhi (1982) They simply do not build movies like this any more, which is a pity.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015