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KJ Doughton

KJ Doughton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Paycheck (2003)

"For the average escapism-craving Joe, Paycheck is a breezy way to forget about reality for two hours." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 2, 2004
3.5/5 81%

The Barbarian Invasions (Les Invasions barbares) (2003)

"Like an encounter with Remy the man, Barbarian Invasions is an emotional, infuriating journey that's ultimately worth taking." Film Threat
Posted Dec 30, 2003
5/5 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"As he did with The English Patient, director Minghella performs a miraculous juggling act, balancing his epic, sweeping story with the subtleties of character and detail that make Cold Mountain breathe." Nitrate Online
Posted Dec 16, 2003

School of Rock (2003)

"It's one movie that definitely goes to eleven." Nitrate Online
Posted Aug 30, 2003
4.5/5 92%

School of Rock (2003)

"Linklater and his actors understand passion. They understand enthusiasm." Film Threat
Posted Aug 27, 2003
5/5 90%

The Magdalene Sisters (2003)

"Forget Freddy Versus Jason. For a real horror show, try The Magdalene Sisters." Film Threat
Posted Aug 27, 2003
5/5 46%

Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003)

"Rodriguez hasn't lost touch with life's playful side. Let's hope he never does." Film Threat
Posted Jul 22, 2003
4/5 79%

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003)

"A vertical, high-flying rush of a movie." Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2003

Bruce Almighty (2003)

"[A] cardboard, fast-food vat of lowest common-denominator fluff." Nitrate Online
Posted May 30, 2003
3/5 70%

Confidence (2003)

"As a self-assured exercise in style and plotting, I suppose that Confidence works. Yet, there's something emotionally unsatisfying about its characters." Film Threat
Posted Apr 29, 2003
3/5 66%

Me Without You (2002)

"A journey spanning nearly three decades of bittersweet camaraderie and history, in which we feel that we truly know what makes Holly and Marina tick, and our hearts go out to them as both continue to negotiate their imperfect, love-hate relationship." Film Threat
Posted Apr 15, 2003

Adaptation (2002)

"By focusing on fewer ideas, and resisting the urge to bit off more than he can chew, perhaps Kaufman can shape his next vision into a more focused work. In the meantime, let's rejoice that he's here." Nitrate Online
Posted Feb 24, 2003
5/5 90%

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

"City of God is meticulous in its descriptions of well-intended individuals caught up in these ferocious waves of street crime." Film Threat
Posted Feb 3, 2003

Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003)

"Meirelles explores life's darkest corners with a surprisingly chest-pounding zest for life." Nitrate Online
Posted Feb 1, 2003
4/5 83%

Narc (2002)

"Smacks viewers alongside the head like a desperate junkie hunting down his fix money." Film Threat
Posted Dec 10, 2002
4/5 79%

Dog Soldiers (2002)

"Stock up on silver bullets for director Neil Marshall's intense freight train of a film." Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
2.5/5 74%

Signs (2002)

"A sci-fi movie with grand, out-of-this-world ambitions that ultimately doesn't quite live up to them." Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
2/5 42%

Final (2001)

"Final's redundant, stiff, colorless meetings between Bill and Ann are staged at such a leisurely pace that we're waiting for someone to shut them up and provide some real tension." Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 83%

Narc (2002)

"Joe Carnahan's film smacks viewers alongside the head like a desperate junkie hunting down his fix money." Nitrate Online
Posted Dec 6, 2002

Dog Soldiers (2002)

"'Stock up on silver bullets for director Neil Marshall's intense freight train of a film.'" Nitrate Online
Posted Oct 25, 2002

Uzumaki (2002)

"Succumb to its creepy charms, and you'll never see inner-ear anatomy diagrams, umbrellas, or escargot in quite the same way. You might even hand over laundry chores to someone else." Nitrate Online
Posted Sep 9, 2002

Signs (2002)

"Like a one-hit wonder desperately clinging to the pop charts as its lone hit fades into history, M. Night Shyamalan appears to be grasping at straws." Nitrate Online
Posted Aug 5, 2002

Audition (Ôdishon) (1999)

"Audition emerges as the most harrowing, unforgiving slice of shock cinema since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer." Film Threat
Posted Jul 4, 2002

Windtalkers (2002)

"Has more in common with Michael Bay than with the fever-dream lunacy and go-for-broke kick of Hard Boiled. Too bad." Nitrate Online
Posted Jun 24, 2002

The Insider (1999)

"One of the year's best films." Nitrate Online
Posted Jun 18, 2002

Rain (2001)

"Moody, heartbreaking, and filmed in a natural, unforced style that makes its characters seem entirely convincing even when its script is not." Nitrate Online
Posted May 10, 2002

Frailty (2002)

"After a rather unsavory start, Frailty develops into anything but that which its title suggests, opting instead to become a strong, good old-fashioned suspense/horror story with lots of creepiness along the way." Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 26, 2002

Queen of the Damned (2002)

"It's striving to be cool to the core ... but it ultimately has more in common with Beetlejuice than a black mass." Nitrate Online
Posted Mar 4, 2002

Storytelling (2002)

"It's a feel-bad ending for a depressing story that throws a bunch of hot-button items in the viewer's face and asks to be seen as hip, winking social commentary." Nitrate Online
Posted Feb 4, 2002

Black Hawk Down (2001)

"Black Hawk Down, boasting the most authentic depiction of contemporary warfare ever filmed, belongs in a time capsule. It's a classic." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 25, 2002

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

"Whatever the final verdict is on A Beautiful Mind's faithfulness to the story which inspired it, Crowe's performance will weather the storm. It's the real deal." Nitrate Online
Posted Dec 31, 2001

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"Will not disappoint Rowling's legions of fans." Nitrate Online
Posted Nov 23, 2001

Ghost World (2001)

"The haunting, final scenes from Ghost World are surprisingly powerful without being cut-and-dried." Nitrate Online
Posted Nov 5, 2001

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"As far as leftovers go...Jurassic Park 3 is fairly tasty fare." Nitrate Online
Posted Jul 27, 2001

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"Unbelievably, the film's recreation of December 7, 1941, in which Japanese submarines and carrier-based planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleets, is so impersonal and unfocused that it had this reviewer nodding off." Nitrate Online
Posted Jun 1, 2001

Wild Wild West (1999)

"An elaborately overpriced, over-hyped, and overproduced shell of a movie that will make history only as one of the screen's more self-indulgent box-office bombs." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

U-571 (2000)

"Demonstrates that a submarine movie needs some type of inventive subtext to keep it afloat and engaging." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Perhaps the reason for the film's acceptance in rock 'n roll 'insider' circles is its ultimately affectionate vibe. Reiner obviously loves his leather-jacketed bunch, even as they walk into one land mine after another." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bowfinger (1999)

"There's a sweet side to Bowfinger that keeps such satire light." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Big Daddy (1999)

"Big Daddy is simply the result of calculated corporate types trying to find an approach that will appeal to as many different demographics as possible." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994)

"If action fans can take a chance and wade through the unfamiliar settings and awkward dubbing, they'll find an action film that transcends the best of the genre." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Any Given Sunday (1999)

"After two hours of shoving our noses into the most unsavory portrayal of professional sports ever filmed, Stone actually conjures up some faith and optimism." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

American Psycho (2000)

"American Psycho is half of a brilliant movie, before it hacks itself to pieces during the final reel." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

"Second-string Woo." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Frequency (2000)

"Open up and swallow Frequency's far-fetched premise, and you might just find yourself yearning for those late-seventies years when feel-good sci-fi like E.T. was king." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Almost Famous (2000)

"The next best thing to a backstage pass." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Flirting With Disaster (1996)

"Russell finds humanity and sympathy in each and every oddball that's dredged up from under the stones that his film turns up." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

American Pie (1999)

"It's a tastier and more thoughtful recipe than most teen raunchfests can boast." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Fight Club (1999)

"An unhinged mess of a movie, with potentially dangerous ideas handled in a winking, cynical manner." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

"Cage is tailor-made for the role of Frank, a far more sympathetic figure than De Niro's creepy cabby." Nitrate Online
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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