Lawrence Van Gelder Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lawrence Van Gelder

Lawrence Van Gelder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Lawrence Van Gelder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Showing 51 - 100 of 133
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 60% The Tavern (1999) New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2001
4/5 No Score Yet Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (2002) New York Times
Posted May 30, 2001
3.5/5 43% Amy (2001) "Provides satisfactions that must be balanced against its flaws. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 18, 2001
3.5/5 78% Keep the River on Your Right (2000) "An engaging and colorful but somewhat overbalanced documentary. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 14, 2001
3.5/5 71% Brigham City (2001) "The performances ... are impeccable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 4, 2001
80% The Apple (1999) "Makhmalbaf elicits remarkably unaffected performances. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2001
73% Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) "Movies are not a hospitable medium for magic, at least not the kind of magic practiced in Las Vegas by Siegfried and Roy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2001
3/5 32% Exit Wounds (2001) "For those in search of action-filled escapist entertainment who are willing to jettison expectations of credibility into the nearest popcorn tub, Exit Wounds ... will do to pass time on an inclement day. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2001
1.5/5 50% God's Army (2000) New York Times
Posted Feb 7, 2001
2/5 25% Detroit 9000 (1998) "As an example of the genre the French call a policier, the film is unexceptional. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
45% Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother) (1992) "High-spirited entertainment! " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/5 41% The Phantom (1996) "The pleasures are familiar, but not the least bit inspired. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 13% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996) "Vampires aren't the only things in Bordello of Blood that can't stand up to daylight. Neither can the plot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% Supercop (1996) "Chan is joined in this outing by a female co-star, Michelle Khan, who seems every bit his equal when it comes to martial-arts prowess and foolhardy daredeviltry. Taken together, they're like watching two 007's, one 0014 or, as they say now, whatever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 28% Maximum Risk (1996) "From start to finish, Maximum Risk presents spectacular stunts choreographed and coordinated by Charles Picerni and some hair-raising, stomach-churning automotive chases attributed to Remy Julienne, the French master of the art. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 56% George of the Jungle (1997) "George of the Jungle may be unsophisticated, but it is enjoyable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12% Steel (1997) "Slow to gather momentum and generates little excitement or tension. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 21% Leave It to Beaver (1997) "Leave It to Beaver is the sort of movie that could be described as good clean fun if it happened to be good or fun. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/5 36% I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) "Like Williamson, Jim Gillespie, the director, respects the conventions of the genre. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) "Here's the lowdown on the latest chapter in Mortal Kombat: deadly dull. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 4% Mr. Magoo (1997) "Incomplete as a cartoon, indecisive as comedy, halting as adventure, Mr. Magoo turns out to be a shortsighted project. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47% Blues Brothers 2000 (1997) "Once the new sequel gets past its cumbersome plotting and gets down to its music, it overrides the temptation to suggest buying the soundtrack recording and forgetting the rest. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 62% Paulie (1998) "It is something to behold. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 41% The Big Hit (1998) "Insatiable moviegoers are advised to wait till this action-comedy, written by Ben Ramsey, thuds into video stores; tasteful moviegoers will avoid it altogether. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 51% Halloween H2O (1998) "...the throwaway jokes are few and far between, and after a pre-title sequence reintroduces Michael and shows just how far up suspense and thrills can be ratcheted, Halloween H20 declines into the routine. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
17% Dirty Work (1998) "Don't bother to hang around for the outtakes. They're not funny either. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
8% Knock Off (1998) "Was a film ever more appropriately titled than Knock Off? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998) "Lymon's career may have been short and sad, but Why Do Fools Fall in Love finds the melodrama of his life in the exciting music of his time and the tumult of his romances. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 10% Supernova (2000) "Light on originality and low on suspense. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9% Virus (1999) "As long on adrenaline and special effects as it is short on genuine novelty and intellectual content. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) (1999) "A film with enough intellectual meat on its stylish bones to give more adventurous moviegoers something to chew on afterward. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% Idle Hands (1999) "Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness! " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/5 4% The Mod Squad (1999) "At the end, theater exit signs are welcome beacons. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 27% Instinct (1999) "[Hopkins and Gooding Jr.] keep Instinct afloat on its sea of simplisms through a succession of climaxes until at last it reaches its unavoidable ending. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 12% My Favorite Martian (1999) "Travel from Mars to Earth is an amazing feat, but not much more remarkable than reviving a sitcom that had been dead for a third of a century. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998) "If you've never had the urge to kick Santa Claus, this might be just the irksome misadventure into comedy that will drive you over the edge. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 21% Inspector Gadget (1999) "Watching Inspector Gadget is like watching a human Swiss Army knife for nearly an hour and a half. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 29% The Thirteenth Floor (1999) "[A] stylish but overplotted and ultimately illogical combination of science fiction, mystery and romance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 83% Free Enterprise (1999) "The fun of Free Enterprise, which occasionally runs a bit thin but is mostly sustained by the filmmakers' verve and wit, lies in its many visual and verbal references to popular culture trivia. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/5 63% Muppets From Space (1999) "The balance of character, plot, irreverent humor and innate decency that made some of the earlier Muppet movies so welcome is lost. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 81% The Harmonists (1999) "The film is filled with stylish renditions of lively, funny and sentimental songs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% The Iron Giant (1999) "Directed by Brad Bird, The Iron Giant is a smooth, skilled example of animated filmmaking. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
18% Trippin (1999) "Trippin' is a juvenile comedy with its heart in the right place and its airy head incapable of applying logic to its script. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 67% Defying Gravity (1997) New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 90% Gabbeh (1997) "Like its subject, Gabbeh is woven with art. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) "The problem with Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo is the low level of its low humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/5 90% Galaxy Quest (1999) "An amiable comedy that simultaneously manages to spoof these popular futuristic space adventures and replicate the very elements that have made them so durable. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/5 No Score Yet Out of Season (2000) New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 20% Next Friday (2000) "Notable chiefly for feeding a stereotype of blacks as shiftless layabouts interested mainly in recreational drugs and irresponsible sex. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/5 38% Light It Up (1999) New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% For Love of the Game (1999) "Filmmaking, like baseball, is a team game, and sometimes even a talented lineup produces unexceptional results. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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