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Louis Menand

Louis Menand
Louis Menand's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) The Fellowship of the Ring is an impressive piece of filmmaking. It is, indeed, intensely faithful to the text, although, unsurprisingly, a great deal of the story is omitted.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) In Eyes Wide Shut nothing works.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) No audience can resist it. You may walk out of the theater rich with indignation at the shamelessness of it all, but you cannot get rid of the lump in your throat.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
84% The Wings of the Dove (1997) The problem is that once you posit an atmosphere of relative lubricity, most of the tension in the story disappears. Who in this movie would care if Kate carried on a torrid affair with Merton Densher?‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
83% Washington Square (1997) If you are going to have an appealing Townsend you may as well have a distinctive Catherine. When they are sitting side by side playing piano duets, or kissing passionately in the parlor while the doctor is out, they make believable lovers.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
80% Clueless (1995) Alicia Silverstone is a Cybill Shepherd who can act. This is a powerful combination. She deserves a slightly less stupid movie, and no doubt she will get many chances to make one.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
85% Persuasion (1995) An extremely intelligent and textured film.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
98% Sense and Sensibility (1995) It sounds heretical, but the key to the movie's success is the fact that Thompson has made a number of improvements on Austen's original.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) From the point of view of the series as a whole, the new movie is pure backstory. And in spite of all the zipping and zapping, its own plot barely advances an inch.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018