Larry Carroll

Larry Carroll

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"Whoever thought that one of the best times at the movies this year would feature a shot of Doogie Howser snorting cocaine out of the small of a woman's back? " ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2004
F 9%

Catwoman (2004)

"Swordfish; Gothika; this howler. Best Actress winner Halle Berry is getting dangerously close to exhausting her nine Hollywood lives." ‐
Posted Jul 23, 2004
B 97%

Maria Full of Grace (2004)

"Marston, making his directorial debut, made some choices while creating his film that simply cannot be described more accurately than as ballsy." ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2004
C 11%

A Cinderella Story (2004)

"Chad Michael Murray could be the next Johnny Depp, or he could be the next Luke Perry - only time will tell." ‐
Posted Jul 16, 2004
D 89%

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

"The worst kind of rockumentary: a boring, self-important, uninspired portrayal of a band more than a decade past its prime. " ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2004
B 15%

Sleepover (2004)

"This is the kind of movie a young girl can take and make her own, and in a world full of pandering entertainment, that's something special." ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2004
B+ 50%

America's Heart and Soul (2004)

"We watch movies every day that celebrate violence, sex, and crude humor. Now, here's the chance to watch a movie that powerfully presents something worth celebrating: us." ‐
Posted Jul 6, 2004
A 95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"Somehow, improbably, Linklater has now made two of the most romantic films of the last decade, both featuring the same characters." ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2004
D 7%

Kaena: The Prophecy (2004)

"With George Lucas' lawyers eager to justify undoubtedly Jabba-sized retainers, writer-director Delaporte may want to start the tie selection now for his court appearance." ‐
Posted Jun 29, 2004
B 78%

Two Brothers (2004)

"Annaud once again harnesses a knack for telling a largely dialogue-free story with mesmerizing, all-natural acting performances from animals." ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2004
F 15%

White Chicks (2004)

"The only real laugh to be had at a screening of White Chicks is during the trailer for the goofy upcoming film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2004
C+ 26%

The Stepford Wives (2004)

"The ending of the new Stepford Wives is completely ineffective. It doesn't clearly define what these women are and goes for a lazy screenwriter's cure all." ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2004
B- 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"An occasionally inspired, somewhat confused, utterly watchable film featuring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood." ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2004
F 71%

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

"Like a confused film school student, director Jared Hess is happy to pay homage to his film heroes, but doesn't have enough passion to say much of anything in his own voice." ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2004
A- 83%

Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

"The triumph of Born Into This isn't that is makes us understand the man, but rather that it is able to reproduce him so vividly." ‐
Posted Jun 2, 2004
B- 18%

Soul Plane (2004)

"Is Soul Plane an instant classic? Nope. Does it go too far at times? Absolutely. But is it a damn funny movie? Fo' shizzle, my nizzle." ‐
Posted May 27, 2004
B+ 24%

Stateside (2004)

"Everything an independent film should be: daring, experimental, character-driven and thoroughly entertaining." ‐
Posted May 23, 2004
C+ 88%

Shrek 2 (2004)

"The highly anticipated sequel is a two-headed monster: some love it while others feel it desecrates the memory of the original. Larry Carroll and Todd Gilchrist debate." ‐
Posted May 19, 2004
C+ 26%

A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

"Goes down a well-traveled road that leaves Drumstrings neutered and Evie with a forehead that, like her character, heals all too cleanly." ‐
Posted May 16, 2004
A- 93%

Super Size Me (2004)

"Feeds us the message quite literally that we are all poisoning ourselves to death in such a charming, hilarious, self-deprecating manner that you actually enjoy hearing it." ‐
Posted May 11, 2004
C+ 39%

Seeing Other People (2004)

"A genial, harmless, uneventful little film that will have you smiling while you're also thinking about what to get for dinner after it ends." ‐
Posted May 9, 2004
D 4%

Godsend (2003)

"A young boy scans the movie theater and whispers, 'I see bored people.' Welcome to Hollywood's latest attempt to duplicate The Sixth Sense." ‐
Posted May 2, 2004
B+ 84%

Mean Girls (2004)

"Fey has crafted what would seem to be an impossibility: a bawdy, uproarious, entertaining teen comedy that successfully delivers a worthwhile message." ‐
Posted Apr 30, 2004
C+ 64%

13 Going on 30 (2004)

"Rick Springfield was a punch line by '83; Michael Jackson was in his "Bad" phase in 1987. No wonder Jenna's such a dork - her MTV is five years behind everyone else's. " ‐
Posted Apr 23, 2004
C+ 62%

Young Adam (2004)

"Asks you to question a lot of things about society's willingness to judge, but fails in offering any intelligent arguments of its own. " ‐
Posted Apr 16, 2004
B+ 70%

Dogville (2003)

"The film equivalent of an early 80s West Coast punk rock demo: low budget, unfocused fury from deep within that not everyone will agree with, but with undeniable primal power." ‐
Posted Apr 6, 2004
C+ 41%

Jersey Girl (2004)

"The man who once envisioned a monster made entirely out of poop now only allows the substance to be used in a cutesy joke involving a baby's diaper." ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2004
B 76%

Bon Voyage (2004)

"Just what the doctor ordered for older moviegoers longing for a return to the golden age of film." ‐
Posted Mar 19, 2004
B+ 75%

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"Snyder takes his horror seriously, and God bless him for it. He has crafted the rarest of remakes: one that might actually surpass the original." ‐
Posted Mar 18, 2004
F 13%

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

"Cody Banks 2 is everything you fear in a sequel and more." ‐
Posted Mar 12, 2004
B 76%

The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004)

"This may become known as the gold standard for straight-to-video cartoon releases." ‐
Posted Mar 7, 2004
C 47%

Hidalgo (2004)

"Capitulates to weak dialogue, poor pacing, and a half-hearted performance from mumbler Viggo Mortensen, leaving it to be remembered more for a few scenes than as a total film" ‐
Posted Mar 6, 2004
B- 64%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"Director Phillips may have set out to update the classic TV show, but what he ended up with is a 21st-Century remake of 'Dragnet', the Tom Hanks-Dan Aykroyd two-star flick. " ‐
Posted Mar 6, 2004
D- 1%

Twisted (2004)

"A complete jumble of a movie that could have a talking albino gnu wander into the last frame and not make any less sense" ‐
Posted Feb 27, 2004
B- 22%

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)

"Solid dancing and a catchy soundtrack. But expect to have the time of your life again and you'll most likely be disappointed. " ‐
Posted Feb 27, 2004
F 46%

Eurotrip (2003)

"If Eurotrip were a comedian saying, 'Stop me if you've heard this one,' he'd get little more than half a syllable into his act. " ‐
Posted Feb 23, 2004
B+ 44%

50 First Dates (2004)

"A delightful, breezy, eager-to-please tale of romance that will go down as a career highlight for both lead actors." ‐
Posted Feb 14, 2004
B 68%

Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

"Some jokes hit and others miss, but the laughter, camaraderie and warmth will keep you smiling as much as it did the first time around." ‐
Posted Feb 6, 2004
A- 93%

Touching the Void (2004)

"This film will make you dizzy, thirsty and cold, and you might even find yourself having difficulty breathing - but you'll love every minute of it." ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2004
F 16%

You Got Served (2004)

"You Got Hosed might be a more accurate title for those suckered into putting down ten dollars for this waste of celluloid. " ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2004
C 52%

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

"It's no contest. The supporting performances of Gary Cole and Ginnifer Goodwin easily outshine the tepid romantic chemistry of this film's young leads." ‐
Posted Jan 23, 2004
B- 89%

Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

"A director's material is only as good as its presentation and Kon needs some lessons in streamlining his product. " ‐
Posted Jan 18, 2004
C+ 25%

Along Came Polly (2004)

"It's Stiller who seems to take the biggest hit, revealing the fact that his career has entered a stale state of self-parody." ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2004
B 98%

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

"Truly remarkable - a history lesson, a mea culpa and one last chance to discuss a pivotal era with someone who was actually there." ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2003
C 24%

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

"This remake is perfect holiday fare for all those families who can't get enough of According to Jim, My Wife & Kids and Yes, Dear." ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2003
B+ 77%

Peter Pan (2003)

"Move over, Elf. Australian director P.J. Hogan has put together an equally delightful holiday treat anchored by two magical lead performances." ‐
Posted Dec 24, 2003
A 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"Kingsley's subtle acting style is lifted to blissfully new heights in the first half of the film, where he often does nothing but focus his intense glare on a subject." ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2003
C 35%

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

"Brings to mind the old adage about the three stages of an actor's Hollywood career: Get Julia Roberts; get someone like Julia Roberts; get a younger version of Julia Roberts." ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2003
C+ No Score Yet


"Although it opens with perhaps the most sensual depiction of gay male attraction ever presented in a mainstream film, Part 2 fails to soar." ‐
Posted Dec 12, 2003

The Cooler (2003)

"Director Wayne Kramer takes this motley collection of flawed souls, throws them in a martini mixer, shakes things up and serves them in a chilled glass." ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2003