Lawrence Terenzi

Lawrence Terenzi
Lawrence Terenzi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Mr. Showbiz
Publications: Mr. Showbiz

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
45% Planet of the Apes (2001) The most disappointing aspect of Planet of the Apes is that, despite its presentation, the film is so very ordinary, without urgency or revelation. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2001
71% Made (2001) Despite the film's faults, Favreau puts a fresh spin on the mob movie genre, and that's something we can all admire. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) Answers its own question with botched gags, strained set-pieces, and a confused, upstaged star. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2001
47% The Mummy Returns (2001) The movie's a blast. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2001
14% Driven (2001) A slick, simplistic, and laughable effort that's reminiscent of a bad Jerry Bruckheimer film. A really bad Bruckheimer film. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2001
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) There's not much here. Then again, there's not much here to object to, either. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2001
37% Beautiful Creatures (2001) Both Simon Donald's script and Bill Eagles' direction lack humor and rhythm. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
14% Tomcats (2001) This movie bites. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2001
67% Too Much Sleep (2001) For a modest film, however, Too Much Sleep is a modest surprise. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2001
54% Enemy at the Gates (2001) Marred by an unconvincing love triangle and an insincere dénouement, it's a story that nonetheless resonates as much as Saving Private Ryan does. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2001
70/100 32% 15 Minutes (2001) Boasts a fine cast and makes enough cogent points that it rises above standard cop fare. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2001
15/100 14% 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Nonsense from its first frame to its last, stupid beyond even the conventions of its genre, it begs the question of responsibility. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2001
30/100 20% Down to Earth (2001) Rock can't really be expected to pull off the love scenes, but for a man trying to reach the largest possible audience, his comedy is surprisingly uninspired. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2001
75/100 78% The Pledge (2001) Jack Nicholson passes on the ham, delivering a subtle, weighted performance that neatly complements Sean Penn's growing confidence as a director. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2001
32% All the Pretty Horses (2000) It's as if Thornton and scripter Ted Tally are so concerned with big themes and Old West mythology that they forget they've got to present a real live cowboy in order for any of it to work. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2000
84/100 88% Cast Away (2000) Hanks turns in an Oscar-worthy performance yet again. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
48% Vertical Limit (2000) The special effects look good, the stunts and cinematography are outstanding, and once the film gets moving, there are few extraneous moments. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2000
13% Whipped (1999) The best way to say this is succinctly and with a noble degree of restraint: Whipped is cinematic suicide, if not for actor, then certainly for audience. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
78% Space Cowboys (2000) [Eastwood] made a mature film that bests nearly all of the summer's highly touted blockbusters for pure escapism. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
42% Men of Honor (2000) Ultimately, Men of Honor is sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) (1994) Massively entertaining. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
74/100 69% Unbreakable (2000) During a conversation between an astonished doctor and a miraculously unscathed Dunne ... it's a measure of Shyamalan's restraint and his uncanny knack for storytelling. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
35/100 31% 102 Dalmatians (2000) A film without mirth or magic. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
73% Remember the Titans (2000) Titans may prove that Bruckheimer has a social conscience, but it can't hide his penchant for pandering. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Bait (2000) Fuqua draws from so many disparate genres to energize the film that fusion gives way to confusion. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) Discounting certain holiday-themed movies, there has rarely been a film so in touch with the season of its release as Gone in 60 Seconds. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% The Ladies Man (2000) 80 minutes of comic mistiming and missed opportunities. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
70/100 41% The 6th Day (2000) File this one somewhere in the upper echelon of Arnold films -- it won't make you forget The Terminator, but it's much more endurable than the likes of Eraser. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% Play It to the Bone (1999) As empty as a Don King pay-per-view bout. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% The Art of War (2000) Two hours' worth of painful stupidity, overt racism, and mind-battering noise and movement. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Hicks determinedly neglects almost every other narrative element for the sake of atmosphere, a decision that robs the film of almost everything that made Guterson's story compelling. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
15% Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) 70 minutes of irritation. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
11% Get Carter (2000) David McKenna's script is a frayed string and a contextual nightmare, peppered with puzzling references to the first film in a lame attempt at homage. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000) Catholic propaganda? Perhaps. But it's one hell of a movie. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% The Replacements (2000) An agreeably and unapologetically lightweight late-summer blockbuster. - Mr. Showbiz EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000