Kevin Biggers

Kevin Biggers
Kevin Biggers's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

"Right from the beginning, there's a discomforting sense of banality blanketing the film: the journey, the pie motif, the faith in "new beginnings.""
Posted Apr 4, 2008

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"More technically marvelous than Citizen Kane; more epic than Treasure of the Sierra Madre; more thrilling than any Malick film (yes, even Badlands)."
Posted Jan 3, 2008

Atonement (2007)

"Champions of the novel who oppose the imbalanced adaptation will find no wrongdoing with the look of the film."
Posted Dec 6, 2007

I'm Not There (2007)

"Forget the six impersonations of Bob Dylan. Ultimately, I'm Not There is all about Todd Haynes trying to be Jean-Luc Godard."
Posted Nov 21, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

"Each scene feels like its own little Hotel Chevalier, contrived for the mere purpose of seduction and nothing more."
Posted Oct 5, 2007

Evening (2007)

"Vanessa Redgrave pursuing a poorly CGI-ed butterfly, with this incredibly idiotic look on her face, reminded me of a time I saw a retarded dog chasing a tree."
Posted Jun 28, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

"The only part where Pan errs is in its marketing, via a top-of-the-poster blurb that proclaims it a "fairy tale for grown-ups.""
Posted Dec 28, 2006

Inland Empire (2006)

"She's a wife in the suburbs. She's a whore. She's a damsel in distress. She's everything but an actress."
Posted Dec 15, 2006

Babel (2006)

"The ending is cowardly, mawkishly idealistic and, worst of all, panders to the upbeat-ending demands of Hollywood (Babel is the largest financed Iñárritu film)."
Posted Oct 27, 2006

Little Children (2006)

"As a husband obsessed with porn, Gregg Edelman enacts one of the more interesting instances of masturbation in the history of the cinema."
Posted Oct 12, 2006

The Science of Sleep (2006)

"The most definitive, most expressive, most imaginative, most thorough, most beautiful cinematic cogitation of romance, ever. And a big middle finger to everyone who disagrees."
Posted Sep 22, 2006

The Black Dahlia (2006)

"If you've heard anything about this movie, from the floating film festival persiflage to the test and press screening whispers, you know one thing: it climaxes strangely."
Posted Sep 14, 2006

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Director Allen Coulter's vision does the real Hollywood of that time justice, bequeathing a gauche garishness to the landscape and a guttural voice to the interiors."
Posted Sep 8, 2006

The Illusionist (2006)

"Even when you feel the story slipping - which does occur halfway through - Burger rips your eyes away from any possible digressions and averts them back to the movie."
Posted Aug 24, 2006

Scoop (2006)

"One thing is for sure: Scarlett Johansson has never been worse. And yes, that means worse than The Island."
Posted Jul 27, 2006

Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

"I'm not a scientist; I'm not an activist; I'm not a super liberal or a super conservative or political really in any absurd way. I'm a film critic."
Posted Jun 28, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"Instead of giving us something forceful or poignant, Altman seems to prefer a sort of objective curtain, shrouding the story and the characters."
Posted Jun 9, 2006

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

"While speaking with Millman recently about Peaceful Warrior, the author confirmed that my Chicken Soup Theory had severely plagued the many versions of script."
Posted Jun 1, 2006

The King (2006)

"Let's get one thing straight: I do not like Gael Garcia Bernal."
Posted May 19, 2006

Brick (2006)

"Forget the media-saturated affectations that surrounded Brokeback Mountain and Crash. The real vicious truth is the state of the American teenager."
Posted Mar 31, 2006

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006)

"Not even half a year since Baumbach's gem The Squid and the Whale, another film has emerged conveying similar themes of domestic discomfort and disenchantment."
Posted Mar 15, 2006

Waiting (2005)

"McKittrick neglects to realize that his target audience (males, ages 18-25) presumably aren't interested in seeing or hearing about the male genitalia at any time..."
Posted Feb 7, 2006

Hoodwinked (2005)

"Certainly a nobler attempt in the animated feature genre than the likes of Robots, Shark Tale and Chicken Little. "
Posted Jan 16, 2006

The Matador (2006)

"For a much better attempt at this kind of storytelling, make a mental note to some day check out Israeli writer-director Eytan Fox's Walk on Water."
Posted Dec 30, 2005

Christmas in the Clouds (2005)

"While it's understandable some might appreciate Christmas in the Clouds merely for what it attempts to be, it's inexplicable to extol the film on that basis alone."
Posted Dec 23, 2005

Syriana (2005)

"The standout of this already brilliant bunch of actors is Alexander Siddig, who before this starred in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
Posted Nov 30, 2005

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"A hodgepodge of uninspired acting, unfocused thematic intentions and flawed storytelling."
Posted Nov 22, 2005

I Love Your Work (2005)

"You know you're in trouble when a movie arrives in theatres in the fall of 2005 right after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall of 2003."
Posted Nov 3, 2005

The Dying Gaul (2005)

"It's a very poor man's version of Closer, with four characters chopped down to three, and Peter Sarsgaard and Campbell Scott standing in for Clive Owen and Jude Law."
Posted Nov 3, 2005

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"Stylistically, Good Night, and Good Luck is a tough film to watch. Thematically, it's a must-see fall offering."
Posted Oct 6, 2005

Capote (2005)

"While much of the action is subtle, the impact is as searing and visceral as any film currently in theaters."
Posted Oct 3, 2005

An Unfinished Life (2005)

"The problem with An Unfinished Life is it tries too hard to be the equivalent of Million Dollar Baby, notwithstanding the fact that it was actually made before Clint's opus."
Posted Sep 13, 2005

The Man (2005)

"The stunts are shamefully executed and lack any depth or significance. The camera angles amount to some of the most uninspiring cinematography in recent years."
Posted Sep 9, 2005

2046 (2005)

"The camera achieves striking beauty... Each smile, each tear, each lit cigarette achieves a sort of luminescent stature unmatched by even Wong's previous films."
Posted Aug 5, 2005

Sky High (2005)

"Although it aims for Spy Kids and The Incredibles territory, this family entertainment is strictly for those too young to attend the titular institution."
Posted Jul 28, 2005

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

"All told, it's fair to say The Devil's Rejects is one of the most disappointing films of the year thus far."
Posted Jul 21, 2005

The Beautiful Country (2005)

"Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland, possibly sacrificing any hope for financial success, ensures that the film proceeds proportional to the speed of a real-life journey."
Posted Jul 20, 2005

Murderball (2005)

"The level of humanity and truth in Murderball are more breathtaking than any summer-blockbuster special effects."
Posted Jul 10, 2005

The Talent Given Us (2004)

"As a sheer comedy, The Talent Given Us is head and shoulders above most if not all comedies of 2005 thus far."
Posted Jun 27, 2005
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