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Mac Verstandig

Mac Verstandig
"Journalism is literature in a hurry." -Runaway Bride

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "The special effects are some of the most dazzling and amazing ever seen on the big screen. In addition, the acting is excellent. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 18, 2008
A 78% Munich (2005) "Despite being nearly three hours long, the movie is among the finest to grace the silver screen in some time and should be able to work over any intelligent audience not bothered by a level of blood, gore and even nudity traditionally reserved for either " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Dec 19, 2005
D 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) "Nearly every gut-wrenching turn is somehow derived from an ethnic slur, juvenile sight gag, or the glorification of an illegal substance and its side effects. " ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 2, 2004
F 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) "...the sort of vitriolic exercise in paranoia that would ordinarily land its creator in therapy." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Jun 29, 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) "Unrelentingly anti-Semitic, excessively grotesque and overly narrow in its scope" ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Feb 27, 2004
B+ 36% Radio (2003) "...a stellar work of poignant cinema." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 27, 2003
B 72% Runaway Jury (2003) "...Far-fetched, poorly crafted, but very entertaining." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 21, 2003
A- 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) "...an uproariously quirky story about romance in the very unromantic field of matrimonial law." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 12, 2003
A- 92% School of Rock (2003) "Jack Black... deftly guides the family film away from the genre's usual mawkishness and into a sort of Bad-Company-meets-Peter-Pan Rock 'n' Roll Never Never Land." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 6, 2003
D 35% Duplex (2003) "...other than a few shining moments, 'Duplex' relies entirely upon juvenile sight gags to generate jokes that really aren't all that amusing." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Oct 4, 2003
B+ 40% Anything Else (2003) "Allen creates one of his finer films, with a delicately intricate plot, phenomenal acting and delightfully cynical humor." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 22, 2003
A 82% Matchstick Men (2003) "...has so much sheer style and class that it more closely resembles an old Rat Pack project than a modern-day popcorn dud." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 15, 2003
C 23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) "...the sort of B-actor-driven comedic train wreck that David Spade used to dryly mock while doing his 'Hollywood Minute' on Saturday Night Live" ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 12, 2003
A- 54% American Wedding (2003) "...hopefully there will be more to come; it would be a shame if this really is 'Bye bye, Miss American Pie.'" ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2003
3/4 33% Romeo Must Die (2000) "Everyone can enjoy the main special effect in the movie: Jet Li. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Aug 27, 2003
A- 35% The Real Cancun (2003) "More closely resembling a "Girls Gone Wild" video than a work of traditional cinema, "The Real Cancun" delivers a unique brand of glossy sex appeal, thanks to a fairly developed array of variously sordid characters." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted May 1, 2003
F 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) "Bulletproof Monk has a snide confidence that its petty jokes of culture shock will actually elicit laughs while altogether failing to realize that the punch lines weren't that funny the first time, let alone this time." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 21, 2003
C 43% Anger Management (2003) "[Nicholson and Sandler] put forth fine efforts in this entirely performance-driven film, but save for a few memorable scenes, the oil and vinegar simply don't mix." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 14, 2003
A- 71% Phone Booth (2003) "A riveting tale of morality in a city noted for its sinful characters, "Phone Booth" is that rare edge-of-your-seat movie that is as cerebral as it is thrilling." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Apr 6, 2003
B- 31% Head of State (2003) "Delightfully hilarious yet awkwardly toothless" ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 31, 2003
D 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) "It is exceedingly difficult to classify How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as a romantic comedy given that the film is about as romantic as a punch to the face -- literally." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 5, 2003
D 8% Gods and Generals (2003) "A repulsive combination of dry textbook history and pandering melodrama." ‐ The Badger Herald
Posted Mar 5, 2003
9/10 73% Snatch (2001) "Rare film that produces disgust-induced humor with some degree of frequency and yet never stoops to a juvenile level. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 19, 2001
8/10 81% Pollock (2000) "The artwork that is shown on screen is so utterly fascinating and spectacular that one needn't be an art aficionado to appreciate the splattered canvases. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 15, 2001
80% Primary Colors (1998) "Great movie." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Life Is Beautiful (La Vita รจ bella) (1997) "The movie is a solid work and wholesome reminder of the Holocaust." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 58% Blast From the Past (1999) "Blast From the Past is the type of totally innocuous film where the viewer is neither better nor worse for having watched. " ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Big Daddy (1999) "Unrealistic, hard to believe, poorly acted, and technically deficient." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is the type of fall-out-of- your-seat-laughing comedy that only comes around on the rarest of occasions." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Wonder Boys (2000) "The movie's plot loses steam well before the fourth quarter even begins and things aren't helped by a desperately forced ending." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Summer of Sam (1999) "A powerful and unforgettable film!" ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
61% American Pie (1999) "American Pie is a guilty pleasure at its best!" ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% The Blair Witch Project (1999) "One of the scariest and most intense films since Alfred Hitchcock gave us a reason to not shower in 1960." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
46% Runaway Bride (1999) "Simply isn't as good as its antecedent." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Toy Story 2 (1999) "Toy Story 2 is the perfect film to carry the Disney torch into the next century." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% The 13th Warrior (1999) "The 13th Warrior reeks so badly of melodrama and poor acting that it carries a worst scent than a canine's least appetizing residue." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
79% Fight Club (1999) "Fight Club is a work of prevailing violence." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
84% Magnolia (1999) "Although its too early to tell, P. T. Anderson could ultimately end up leading a filmmaking revolution in Hollywood." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% American Beauty (1999) "Kevin Spacey gives a performance, in what may be one of the great films of our time, that will surely garner him an Academy Award nomination." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Being John Malkovich (1999) "Classic. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% The Green Mile (1999) "The movie uses the emotional sentiments that death presents as a crutch of support for an otherwise weak and underdeveloped production." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14% Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew (1999) "There are only two explanations for why anyone would make Pokemon: The First Movie: alien abduction or drugs." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Anna and the King (2000) "Sprinkled with a delightfully innocent humor. " ‐ Entertainment Insiders
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37% Bicentennial Man (1999) "An impuissant and confused movie." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Hurricane (1999) "Denzel Washington gives yet another kick-ass performance." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Diamonds (1999) "A thoroughly enjoyable piece." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
52% Angela's Ashes (1999) "The two and a half hour duration goes at the rate of a Leslie Nielson death scene." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Liberty Heights (1999) "Offers a light wit that is oftentimes funny." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6/10 40% Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) "Universal is marketing this film for Best Picture is an insult to the Academy's intellect." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63% Music of the Heart (1999) "This movie has an amazing finale." ‐ Moviereviews.org
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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