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
Publications: New York Daily News

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 75% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Watching Kurt Russell display not only a set of bulging biceps, but also... easy-going self-confidence is admittedly fun at times, even if the movie is as impenetrable as chop suey. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3/4 68% Adventures in Babysitting (1987) [A] mildly entertaining little comedy... - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
3.5/4 68% Baby Boom (1987) The script is too coy and calculating. But watching Keaton romp through "Baby Boom" is a special treat. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
2/4 61% Simon (1980) "Simon" is probably one of those unfortunate movies that seems hilarious on paper, but doesn't begin to work on the screen. It just isn't funny. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
1/4 48% Crimes of Passion (1984) "Crimes of Passion" was obviously trimmed to avoid an X rating. Too bad the entire movie wasn't left on the cutting room floor. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
3.5/4 72% The Sunshine Boys (1975) "The Sunshine Boys" views the afflictions of old age with compassion and understanding and makes these two characters as endearing as they are comical. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
3/4 94% The Late Show (1977) Writer-director Benton has fashioned two richly human characters, and the talents of Art Carney and Lily Tomlin take them from there, making both roles not only believable but irresistible as well. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
3/4 88% Save the Tiger (1973) Avildsen has a particular talent for recreating lifelike situations. Here, his camera works like a magnet, picking up each squalid detail. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
1/4 51% The Secret of My Success (1987) You don't need a Wall Street analyst to figure out that this wishy-washy yuppie comedy is a bad investment. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
43% Lifeguard (1976) Petrie tries to make the film as poignant as he can, but he's such an uninspired director he might as well be building castles in the sand. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2021
2.5/4 79% Lily in Love (1985) "Lily in Love" eventually runs out of steam under the unimaginative direction of Karoly Makk. Still, it's a treat to see Christopher Plummer and Maggie Smith tackle the leading roles. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
3/4 79% Hopscotch (1980) "Hopscotch" is an unusually stylish, refreshingly intelligent comedy... - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
2.5/4 30% Harry & Son (1984) Since there is no real dramatic conflict between the two main characters, the movie just moseys along. It does contain some amusing moments. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/4 67% Target (1985) Hackman and Dillon convey the growing mutual admiration of this extremely likable father-and-son duo but they're up against an increasingly silly script. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
3.5/4 79% Running on Empty (1988) The movie has definite flaws, but it is genuinely moving thanks in part to River Phoenix's sensitive performance as the teenage son. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
3/4 88% California Split (1974) Altman is always at his best in capturing the reality of a given situation. His film is gritty and tough and has so much of the feeling of the inside of a gambling den one can almost smell the cigaret smoke and taste the flat beer. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2021
3/4 88% Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982) The movie breezes right along thanks to director Peter Duffell's light touch and its well-chosen cast. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
3.5/4 89% Testament (1983) [Testament] is a haunting, emotionally devastating movie. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
100% Sugar Cane Alley (Rue Cases Negres) (1984) This gently revealing, but overly long, period piece represents quite an accomplishment for Palcy, a young woman who shows remarkable potential as a film maker. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/4 75% Top Secret! (1984) Although there is no question that this free-swinging spoof... runs out of steam, it is a wonderfully flaky example of what Hollywood has to offer in this traditionally silly summer season. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
2.5/4 93% Ruthless People (1986) One tires of the movie's relentlessly shrill tone and its excessively raunchy jokes. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2021
2/5 50% The Challenge (1982) Despite some high-class talent, "The Challenge" turns out to be no more interesting than the average blood-soaked, kick-and-slash movie. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2021
3/5 70% The Bedroom Window (1987) This is one case in which the leading ladies definitely spice things up. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
2/4 53% Lassiter (1984) Has such a numbing effect on the brain it probably should have been called "Lassitude." - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
3/4 93% Daughters of the Dust (1991) In a series of gently lyrical tableaux, Dash captures the rich traditions of this Gullah family, their oral sagas and their religious beliefs. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
0/4 14% Howard the Duck (1986) Is audience abuse a federal crime? If not, why not? - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
58% Top Gun (1986) ... "Top Gun" is terribly monotonous. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
83% The Exorcist (1973) "The Exorcist".. may not be a great film. It is, however, a brilliantly successful horror movie. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/4 80% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/4 76% The Goonies (1985) "The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
3.5/4 85% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/4 57% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2016
3/4 73% Pretty in Pink (1986) As irresistibly sweet as cotton candy. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2016
92% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
2.5/4 52% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/4 89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2016
3.5/4 96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
3.5/4 86% A Clockwork Orange (1971) A mind shattering experience with its exaggerated violence and outrageous vulgarity. - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
2.5/4 92% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2015
2.5/4 41% Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Not so much a movie as it is a sort of giant display case ... - New York Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/4 93% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2015
2.5/4 93% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
3.5/4 98% Apocalypse Now (1979) Certainly, no movie in history has ever presented stronger proof that war is living hell. - New York Daily News EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015