Laurence Reid

Laurence Reid
Laurence Reid's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Motion Picture News
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T-Meter Title | Year
60% The Vermillion Pencil (1922) The appeal is chiefly melodramatic -- the story is one of physical action and romance, but not drama. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
90% The Legion of the Condemned (1928) There can be no complaints about the screen being surfeited with war stories just as long as they stack up as good as this one. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
80% Treasure Island (1920) The action on the pirate ship, the conflict on the island, the incidents which lead up to Jim's adventure -- these points ore what make the picture retain the vital quality of the story. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
70% Rolled Stockings (1927) The campus atmosphere is fairly authentic -- and the piece does register youth. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
80% The Gray Horizon (1919) Hayakawa is an actor who always makes his work compelling. There is in his repressive methods a reserve strength which is always felt by the observer. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
100% The Great Air Robbery (1920) You get all the thrills of flying from this picture without experiencing any of its dangers. You look with amazement upon the nerve of Locklear, and you wonder at the risks that he and his company have taken. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
100% Brewster's Millions (1921) This adaptation of George Barr McCutcheon's popular novel and Winchell Smith's play fits the star to a dot. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
67% She's a Sheik (1927) The piece skips along at a good pace, sending forth its chuckles and never becoming over-serious in its play of adventure and romance. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
98% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) A picture so thoroughly radical, so totally unlike anything that has ever been presented before, that its reception among filmgoers will cause wide discussion as to its merits or demerits. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) It would not be a misstatement to declare it one of the few distinctive subjects of the screen, particularly in respect to its production and the manner in which it grips the spectator. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
94% Faust (1926) As tine as the technicalities of this production are the attention is not held to strict account. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
100% Old Ironsides (1926) Only the richest superlatives can do justice to Old Ironsides. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
89% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) It shapes up well enough in situations and characters, but for the life of it the sparkle of the book and the play was unable to be captured. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
67% Beau Sabreur (1928) Those who have been waiting in expectation of seeing a fitting sequel to Beau Geste are sure to be disappointed here. The intention may have been good to equal it or surpass it, but the story simply isn't there. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
70% The Divine Woman (1928) Supported by a cast that is well-balanced [Garbo] makes this orthodox story of a warped romance that comes out of the clouds into the strong sunlight of happiness, a work of real consequence. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
86% Beggar on Horseback (1925) A milestone of artistic creations. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
50% Madame Sans-Gene (1923) Somehow the feeling is created that the picture lacks something -- call it animation -- call it drama. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
82% Ladies of the Mob (1928) They've taken Clara Bow out of the "it" roles to bask her under the emotional flame of drama -- and she does very well. Indeed, she does so well by the role that provision should be made toward giving her a chance to do a Bernhardt occasionally. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
100% Forty Winks (1925) This comedy is packed with fun, original situations and business -- and a climax which is surely off the beaten path. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
100% Ten Modern Commandments (1927) There is some creditable atmosphere of activities backstage -- the chorus skipping about as if they were long acquainted with the footlights. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
43% Sacred and Profane Love (1921) It never seems to get beneath the surface. Somehow the plot and characterization appear artificial, which is probably due to the inability of the sponsors to catch the psychology of the theme. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
63% The Shepherd of the Hills (1928) They've taken this Harold Bell Wright story and done very well by it. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
73% Rough House Rosie (1927) It's a time-worn story with scarcely a spark of originality in it. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
67% Human Wreckage (1923) Mrs. Wallace Reid has here brought out the truth -- particularly in the major story in which she is one of the central figures. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
86% Remodeling Her Husband (1920) Lillian Gish shows her versatility as the director and her ability to make the most of the story is a creditable achievement. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
100% The Right of Way (1920) A truly remarkable story made into a truly remarkable picture. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
100% The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) The modern twists and touches make Troy your own town and its characters people you will recognize in some affair or other. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
67% Aloma of the South Seas (1926) The story is tawdry, slow in unfolding, and tenuous all the way -- and it fails to create any excitement. Scenes will build to a dramatic climax and then the punch disappears. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
86% 4 Devils (1928) The best points are the circus scenes -- with Murnau effecting a gorgeous shot of the auditorium with its circural rows, the trapezes high in the air -- and the safety net. Murnau has also brought out an appealing human touch in his sympathetic treatment. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
56% The Village Blacksmith (1922) The picture is thickly coated with sentiment, yet it tugs at the heart because of it. Then, too, the thrills have been gathered together in a goodly collection. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
80% Trifling Women (1922) Looking at Trifling Women we marvel at [Rex Ingram's] skill in so composing his scenes that the design takes on the appearance of superb painting. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
44% The Great Gatsby (1926) It's a sophisticated story, told with first-rate lights and shadows. The spirit of the original is there with plenty to spare. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
91% The Queen of Sheba (1921) It is a spectacle which appeals to the eye. The bizarre costuming, the massiveness of the sets, the physical allurement of its feminine figures, the romance and chariot race -- these spell an entertainment the power of which cannot be denied. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
100% The Cradle Snatchers (1927) The picture is captioned with an eye upon the wise cracks, though none of them are overdone. It is moreover competently staged and as competently acted. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
67% Clarence (1922) There are some bright scenes in the screen version but they are too widely separated. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
50% The Beautiful and Damned (1922) Scott Fitzgerald has been showing us the soul of the flapper as well as the spirit of the times in his stories. But the screen, following conventions, has not caught his psychology. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
70% London After Midnight (1927) Tod Browning wrote it -- and Tod wasn't up to his usual good form. - Motion Picture News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020