Luke Sader

Luke Sader
Luke Sader's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter
Publications: Hollywood Reporter

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
81% Handsome Harry (2010) Sheridan (who also produced) is well cast as the good-looking, rugged Harry, and his performance is certainly adequate. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
9% Marmaduke (2010) Bland sitcom romp based on the long-running comic strip features wisecracking canines in a beach-set family story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2010
18% Righteous Kill (2008) An ordinary cop picture boosted by two charismatic superstars but hindered by its dearth of surprises. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2008
41% The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008) Pirates scores with adventure, humor and a morality tale rather than a standard biblical message. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008
15% September Dawn (2007) [The film] too often feels like a very elaborate episode of Gunsmoke. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2007
71% Black Sheep (2006) A giddily subversive addition to the age-old cinema tradition of the horror comedy. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2007
44% In the Land of Women (2007) With an age-old cinema theme of a young man's maturation, it also needs to land female ticket-buyers but seems a lot like something women could find at home on the WE channel. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) Lumbering morality tale packaged as a romance. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2007
9% Norbit (2007) Puerile comedy vehicle is a backward step for its star. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2007
22% Barnyard (2006) While youngsters might enjoy the movie, more discerning tweens, teens and adults will not be as easily amused, and boxoffice prospects look modest, albeit followed by a long DVD shelf life. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2006
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) A raucously fun, fluid follow-up with an ecological message. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) Manages to sail past many of the cliches usually found in this genre while throwing together a wild story line more apt for a new millennium. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2006
45% Hellbent (2005) If audiences have been waiting for a gay slasher film, their wait might be over, but their appetite will not be sated. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2005
No Score Yet Meet the Family (2005) The no-name cast is barely adequate: They declare lines with all the nuance of old, rapid-fire Laugh-In one-liners, dumbed down with sexual innuendo. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2005
14% Rebound (2005) Predictable yet passably entertaining. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2005
61% Swimming Upstream (2004) Good as Rush and Davis are as combative working-class parents Harold and Dora, their story line overpowers the drippy dramatics of their teen athlete son. It unwittingly feels like two separate movies. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2005
58% Enduring Love (2004) Craig, in his meatiest film role to date, delivers his usual incisive performance, even if this intimate drama of contemporary Londoners pushes the boundaries of credibility. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2004
15% Raise Your Voice (2004) It resembles an episode of TV's Saved by the Bell, with a bigger budget and an underlying religious bent. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2004
60% Vlad (2004) It boasts enough camp, skin and 15th century flashbacks of torment to make it fitting fodder for campus screens. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2004
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004) This cheap-looking, broad and ultimately unnecessary comedy makes John Landis' benchmark Animal House -- one of the earliest films to bear the National Lampoon brand name -- look like Lubitsch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2004
13% Catch That Kid (2004) Remake of Danish family film is mainly fun for the young. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2004
16% The Perfect Score (2004) The story is flimsy, and when the dialogue touches on controversial issues regarding the SAT and its fairness, the slacker tone turns abruptly melodramatic. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2004
56% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) It will never be confused with the groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but when it comes to a zippy live-action-meets-animation kid flick with plenty of grown-up gags, Looney Tunes: Back in Action does not disappoint. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2003
No Score Yet Controlled Chaos (2007) It's hard to tell whether film school grad Zendel thought she was crafting a new-millennium Sunset Boulevard, but what results is more like the cultish morass of Showgirls in its camp dramatization of a poisonous entertainment milieu. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2003
14% The Young Unknown (2000) A curious exercise in the vein of David Rabe's Hurlyburly that needed greater dramatic heft than is exhibited by the industry lightweights it depicts. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2003
70% Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Fiedler brings his trademark high-pitched squeal to the beloved, childlike Piglet. The other voice actors are just as good, with each one providing great heart and verve for their respective characters. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2003
No Score Yet Hansel & Gretel (2002) It would be hard to imagine a more feeble rendering of the 19th century Grimm Brothers tale. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2002
66% Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002) A musical whale-of-a-tale that should engage, inform and amuse parents as well as offspring. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
100% Streeters (De La Calle) (2001) An engrossing, contemporary look at the life of teenagers and young children living on and under the streets of Mexico City. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2002
74% Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) Provides a satisfactory overview of the bizarre world of extreme athletes as several daredevils express their own views. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2002
54% Auggie Rose (2001) A picture that feels awfully slight. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2001