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Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) It captures these two extremely vital spirits in the very recent past, and makes you feel the loss of them even more sharply. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jan 9, 2017
57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016) What pulls it all together is what pulls together everything Dolly Parton touches: heartfelt emotion, un-ironic portrayals of modest sincerity (Nettles and Schroder are particularly effective), and a gift for turning treacle into musical gold. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Nov 29, 2016
No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas (2016) It's so busy force-feeding its young 2016 audience with proper 2016 attitudes, it fails to capture what the 1950s were like, which might actually be entertaining to any American Girl doll owner. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Nov 28, 2016
88% Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (2016) As directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, Marathon benefits from the filmmakers clear-eyed, meticulous chronology of the events and their steady focus on the survivors. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Nov 22, 2016
No Score Yet Who Killed JonBenét? (2016) That's rich: A cheeseball TV movie asking its viewers to "let go" of their JonBenét obsession, even as Who Killed JonBenét? exploits the child one more time. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Nov 4, 2016
100% Hamilton's America (2016) All in all, Hamilton's America is a classy commercial for the show. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Oct 22, 2016
57% Killing Reagan (2016) The best moments are the quiet little conversations between Ron and Nancy. Matheson and Nixon are convincing as a close couple united by true love as well as common goals and ambitions. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Oct 14, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) It's an amazing viewing experience. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 9, 2016
100% The Dresser (2015) The crisp bite of Harwood's lines (goosed here and there by snippets of Shakespeare) and the vigorous enthusiasm of Hopkins and McKellen give The Dresser an engaging passion. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 30, 2016
87% All the Way (2016) Transferring his Tony Award-winning performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson to television, Bryan Cranston bursts through the television screen with the energetic shrewdness and vulgarity of one of America's most vexed presidents. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 23, 2016
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) Little Girl Blue is more like a time capsule of a bygone era than the showcase for an enduringly vital artist. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 3, 2016
13% Special Correspondents (2016) The entire production seems like a half-hour comedy special that got stretched out to feature-length. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 29, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) Washington's performance so thoroughly captures the degree to which Hill did not seek or desire such a status, it's difficult to imagine that Anita Hill sees herself as the proud crusader the film would like to leave us with. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 18, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) Pee-wee and Reubens remain cute, but never cutesy; the artist and his creation are pure products of American culture, unique treasures mixing innocence and knowingness in just the right amounts. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Mar 18, 2016
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015) This is the time of year when sentimentality can be a warming thing, and Parton's Coat will keep an awful lot of people warm this winter. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Dec 10, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) I could imagine lots of people firing up their old Netflix accounts each year to watch A Very Murray Christmas all over again. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Dec 7, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! (2015) A noble effort with flashes of amusement and an abundance of talent, the new version of The Wiz on Thursday night couldn't overcome a few key flaws and the fact that this simply isn't a classic piece of material. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Dec 4, 2015
0% The Leisure Class (2015) The Leisure Class ends up making its most cogent comment on the leisure-class of show business - all these over-paid, over-indulged people, collaborating to give birth to a dull baby. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Nov 2, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) Propelled by theme music that mimics a frantic Ramones song, Sharknado 3 succeeds on the strength of its speed. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 22, 2015
80% 7 Days in Hell (2015) I assume a lot of viewers will find it funnier than I did, but I certainly admired the craft, and the impressive cast, that went into making this grass-court trifle. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 13, 2015
82% Hot Girls Wanted (2015) A documentary about making it in the porn industry that works as an excellent warning to viewers who might be tempted to try it as a path to success. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 8, 2015
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) A fascinatingly disturbing true-crime documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper isn't just about a serial killer, but a film about race and class and the value -- or lack of it -- that society places on certain women. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 27, 2015
57% Killing Jesus (2015) Rendered without much embellishment and acted with firmly controlled vigor, Killing Jesus, a TV adaptation of the bestselling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, is a fine retelling of the story of Jesus Christ as a historical figure. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Mar 30, 2015
94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) This frequently jaw-dropping documentary... demonstrates vividly how a cult can spread among people searching for something greater in their lives, some advantage over others, some grand answer. ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Mar 30, 2015
60% Mockingbird Lane (2012) I left the episode wanting to see more of where Fuller and company wanted to take these Munsters, which is a good thing - leaving your audience wanting more is a positive, obviously. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2013
33% Liz & Dick (2012) Taylor and Burton deserved better, and Lohan should have shed her protective shell and made an effort to try and understand a psyche other than her own. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 26, 2012
No Score Yet There's little forward momentum in The Girl. It's just the dramatization of one humiliation after another. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2012
A- 65% Game Change (2012) Game Change does stress a theme that applies to both sides of the aisle. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 3, 2012
A 80% Georgia (1995) A nearly perfect movie about a nearly total screw-up. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Dec 27, 2010
C+ 30% Screamers (1996) Based on a short story by the great nutball sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick, Screamers is more like a high-pitched rip-off of Alien. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 6, 2010
25% Bewitched (2005) What the hell is Will Ferrell doing to his career?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Lucas is a brilliant technician but a poor philosopher, and his lurchingly thought-out rendering of futuristic politics prevents the entire series from achieving the greatness to which it aspires. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) Chow's movie may seem nutty on the surface, but its slyness, its dreamy unfolding of so many moods and genres, becomes intoxicating.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) Mr. & Mrs. Smith works on almost every level and against all odds.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
74% War of the Worlds (2005) Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds is huge and scary, moving and funny-another capper to a career that seems like an unending succession of captivations.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
46% Constantine (2005) Reeves, meanwhile, has confidently entered his self-parodic period.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) Neither version of Melinda, despite Mitchellâ(TM)s game try at making them distinctive beyond their different hairdos, is funny or tragic enough to fully engage us; thereâ(TM)s no opportunity for an audience to be moved.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
56% The Interpreter (2005) Penn is terrific in his low-key doggedness.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
84% Batman Begins (2005) A nonstarter.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
78% Sin City (2005) If Raymond Chandler and Daffy Duck could have produced a child, Sin City would be their baby.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
82% Serenity (2005) Go out and see Joss Whedon's witty whizbang of an action movie, or we will kill a kitten.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
87% A History of Violence (2005) A remarkably convincing examination of heroism, hero worship, and the seductive allure of villainy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) As the star who's framed in the center of nearly every shot he's in, Depp is a constantly surprising Willy Wonka.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 12, 2006
74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) South Korean director Park Chan-wook's tremendous conclusion to his Vengeance trilogy is a modern classic.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 5, 2006
88% Broken Flowers (2005) Murray manages, almost impossibly, to come up with still another rich variation on his Depleted Man persona, and his performance is at once enormously generous and fiercely, concisely witty.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005
94% Paths of Glory (1957) Paths of Glory is all about that greatest of all movie subjects: power.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005
85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) Keira's cat-smile suggests such supernal all-knowingness that, with Austen's adapted dialogue (via Deborah Moggach) tripping off her tongue, she comes off as an eighteenth-century Maureen Dowd.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005
72% Syriana (2005) As he did in Traffic, Gaghan intertwines his disparate subplots with impeccable pacing -- his screenplay is a model of how to arrange scenes so that each one ends leaving you wanting to know more.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) The film is filled with positive messages ...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005
75% In Her Shoes (2005) I think one reason this movie is so appealing is that it's the anti-Sex and the City-its earnestness and relative lack of rank bawdiness or cynicism seem novel in the present pop-culture atmosphere.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 9, 2005