Manuel Mendoza

Manuel Mendoza
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Dallas Morning News film critic.
Publications: Dallas Morning News

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 55% Mao's Last Dancer (2010) Ballet dancer Chi Cao does a great job of capturing both Li's chops on the stage and his sincerity and culture shock in the face of American opulence. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2010
3.5/5 64% 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010) A compelling look at how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates in the political arena, even if audiences come away knowing that writer-producer-director Reed Cowan has told the story from his biased point of view. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2010
4/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Don't think too much about its main prop and plot device -- a magic sword that can turn back the clock and change history -- and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a fun ride. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2010
2.5/5 77% Kites (2010) Kites morphs into an action picture, complete with unfathomable chase scenes and a Thelma & Louise ending that is laugh-out-loud hilarious. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2010
4.5/5 68% Babies (2010) Watch a baby for a while and chances are you'll be entertained. Multiply that times four and you have BabiesM/em>, a documentary as funny, charming and un-self-conscious as its subjects. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2010
B 48% Bottle Shock (2008) The characters are vivid, the scenery is lovely, and lines like, 'I detect bacon fat laced with honey lemon,' establish the silly seriousness of wine snobs. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2008
B+ 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) It's carefully constructed to set up and deliver laugh after laugh. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2006
B+ 72% Mondovino (2005) For wine enthusiasts curious about this quiet battle being waged internationally, Mondovino is an eye-opening, thirst-inducing experience. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2005
B+ 86% Bright Leaves (2004) Bright Leaves is not the kind of film that thetruth.com would use in its anti-smoking campaign. - Dallas Morning News EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2005