Louis B. Hobson

Louis B. Hobson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

X-Men (2000)

"The best news is that you don't even have to know what a Marvel Comic is to enjoy X-Men." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 15, 2015

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"Time has done little to diminish the power of E.T.'s signature moments." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 19, 2015

Chicken Run (2000)

"The claymation comedy Chicken Run is eggsactly what the doctor ordered. It's a witty, high-spirited adventure that will appeal to moviegoers of all ages. Call it chicken soup for the funny bone. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Aug 24, 2014

Bless the Child (2000)

"Bless the Child is unsettling but it is never really terrifying. It's closer to a scary dream than a true nightmare." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2014

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"One can only hope for John Travolta's sake that his sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth was meant to be an uproarious comedy. If not, everyone connected with it is in deep, deep trouble." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 30, 2014

In the Mood for Love (2001)

"In the Mood for Love is a beautifully understated and heart-wrenching story of unrequited passion." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 15, 2014

Amélie (2001)

"Tautou is a remarkable young actress. Her wide-eyed, gamine look, reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn or Leslie Caron, gives Amelie an innocence and vulnerability that is so essential to make the story work." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 9, 2014

Memento (2000)

"Pearce's central performance is as compelling as the film's premise and Nolan's execution of it. In Pearce's hands, Leonard is a time bomb with a short fuse." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2/5 16%

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

"It's interesting and very telling that in the credits the actors are named last. It's Wiseman's way of acknowledging his films are not about performances but special effects." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 30, 2006
2.5/5 35%

The Lake House (2006)

"The problem lies with whoever insisted Bullock and Reeves be so dour and melancholy." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2/5 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"It's initially very funny but it's a sight gag that runs out of steam about the fourth or fifth time Black dons his luchador costume." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2006
3/5 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"A Prairie Home Companion glides along effortlessly offering some sweet sentiment, loads of gentle laughs and some great little musical moments." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 9, 2006
3/5 79%

District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006)

"The problem with front loading a film with such spectacular stunts is director Pierre Morel has nowhere to go." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 2, 2006
2/5 13%

Just My Luck (2006)

"Lindsay Lohan's new romantic comedy, Just My Luck, is strictly for tweens." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 12, 2006
2.5/5 26%

Hoot (2006)

"He [Shriner] creates some charming moments and a few exciting ones, but he can't seem to tie them all together and sustain the pacing." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 5, 2006
3.5/5 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"It is because Palmer's performance is so real and centred that we become so involved in Akeelah's quest." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2.5/5 31%

Stick It (2006)

"Stick It can't stand up under too much scrutiny. It's cliched and contrived, but it does play well to its target audience of young females." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 28, 2006
4/5 91%

United 93 (2006)

"Paul Greengrass's United 93 is beyond devastating. His film about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, is all the more numbing because it is handled with such dignity and efficiency." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2.5/5 33%

The Sentinel (2006)

"The Sentinel is not half bad, but it's not nearly as good as it could have been." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006
3/5 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"It may be seriously flawed, but American Dreamz is still amusing and pleasantly subversive." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2/5 37%

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

"Scary Movie 4 has the feel of a film thrown together for a deadline, rather than conceived to poke fun at haunted house, ghost, alien and pop culture movies." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3.5/5 44%

Take the Lead (2006)

"Take the Lead is equal parts To Sir with Love and Fame and it's a surprisingly effective mix." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 7, 2006
4/5 57%

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

"Ice Age: The Meltdown is a joy from start to finish, as nutty and irreverent as its tiny hero Scrat." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/5 83%

Six Figures (2005)

"It's Bourne's subtle and nuanced performance, and not the veiled whodunit nature of the plot that makes Six Figures compelling." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/5 86%

Slither (2006)

"Slither is the equivalent of an emotional workout. It will have you squirming, screaming, jumping, chortling, howling and groaning." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3.5/5 73%

These Girls (2006)

"What could have been a rather nasty dark comedy is a wildly funny satire on the art of seduction." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3.5/5 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"It's not about ideas or insights but about cleverly calculated thrills, stunning camera work, a magnificent musical score and haunting atmospheric lighting." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 17, 2006
3/5 48%

Beowulf & Grendel (2006)

"The incredible landscapes are breathtaking and hint at how inhospitable nature can be." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2.5/5 24%

Failure to Launch (2006)

"... the film lurches more often than it launches." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2006
3/5 49%

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"It is an unpleasant, vile exercise in sadism, but undeniably effective." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2006
3.5/5 26%

The Shaggy Dog (2006)

"The Shaggy Dog may be silly, contrived and obvious, but it is wholesome, spirited family entertainment." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/5 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"[Director Wayne] Kramer, who showed such promise as a filmmaker with The Cooler, takes a couple of giant steps backward with Running Scared." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 24, 2006
3/5 43%

Final Destination 3 (2006)

"[Director] Wong and [writer] Morgan honed their skills on The X-Files, Millenium and The Commish and it shows in their ability to create suspense and tension as well as carnage." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3/5 19%

Firewall (2006)

"The suspense, tension and thrills may not stop your heart, but they'll certainly rev it up a bit." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3.5/5 22%

The Pink Panther (2006)

"Steve Martin is no Peter Sellers, but he still makes a winning Inspector Clouseau." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3/5 10%

Annapolis (2006)

"Annapolis works because it presses emotional buttons which are virtually foolproof, not because it offers anything new to the audience." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 27, 2006
4/5 74%

The Matador (2006)

"How the two men become friends is as wildly funny as it is improbable, but that's the joy of this dark comedy." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/5 0%

Karla (2006)

"What proves most disturbing is the way in which the film portrays Homolka as a victim." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/5 62%

The New World (2005)

"The greatest failing of The New World is that it may dazzle our senses but it fails to involve us emotionally." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 20, 2006
3.5/4 55%

Glory Road (2006)

"To the credit of everyone involved with Disney's Glory Road, all things familiar still become exhilarating and inspirational." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jan 13, 2006
4/5 82%

Walk the Line (2005)

"[Y]ou'd be foolish to miss it because it does boast moments of true perfection and genius." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2005
4/5 52%

The Family Stone (2005)

"It's the kind of warm-hearted, insightful comedy that should become a holiday viewing tradition." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 16, 2005
3.5/5 36%

Chicken Little (2005)

"The animators and voice actors have a great deal of sly fun bringing this misfit foursome to life." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 6%

Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

"The script is not nearly clever or original enough and Gosnell's direction goes into panic mode each time he stages the chaos." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 28, 2005
3.5/5 42%

Just Friends (2005)

"The best thing about Just Friends is that it never pretends to be anything other than a crass, unsophisticated youth comedy." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 28, 2005
2.5/5 46%

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"Ramis keeps the action moving at a good pace, but his film lacks the manic menace of Fargo." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 28, 2005
4/5 46%

Rent (2005)

"Larson's music has been given an intoxicating urgency, and the performances are outstanding." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 23, 2005

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck is a masterful character study that is also a taut thriller." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2005
5/5 85%

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

"From its breathtaking cinematography and soaring musical score to its lavish period costumes and stunning sets, this is a film that assaults the senses as it takes the viewer on a wonderful journey through the pitfalls of love." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2005
3.5/5 56%

Just Like Heaven (2005)

"A spirited diversion that showcases the talents of Witherspoon and Ruffalo, who should team up again soon." ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Oct 14, 2005
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