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Maureen M. Hart

Maureen M. Hart
Maureen M. Hart's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 80% Kings of the Evening (2010) A sweet tale well suited to the holiday season. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 15, 2010
3/4 No Score Yet El Camino (2008) An existentially loaded road trip, El Camino succeeds thanks to director Erik Weigel, tackling his first full-length feature, and a talented cast that includes Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 16, 2009
3/4 77% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) The word Iraq is never uttered, but there's no avoiding it as Kennedy asserts during the Bay of Pigs crisis that to attack Cuba, a country that hadn't attacked the United States, would be contrary to our national tradition. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3/4 58% Humboldt County (2008) Be prepared: Humboldt County is a slow starter. But what appears to be the cliched uptight nerd liberated by flighty sprite tale evolves into something deeper, darker, more resonant. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 20, 2008
2.5/4 35% Tru Loved (2008) Tru Loved is worth a look for the supporting cast alone. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2/4 7% Red Roses and Petrol (2008) Little about the Doyles makes you want to partake of their sour hospitality, even if it's only for an hour and a half. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 40% Dark Matter (2008) The film does a fine job of displaying the contrasts between these tense, formalized Chinese students and the faux populist American academics. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 87% Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007) Erdem's script and his young cast do a fine job of recalling the years between carefree childhood (embodied by Omer's brother, the precocious and adorable Ali) and adult power and duties. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4/4 100% Moving Midway (2008) In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire's documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that's the least of its virtues. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 68% Save Me (1993) A melodrama better suited to the Logo network than to theaters. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 74% A Man Named Pearl (2008) Fryar is such pleasant company that the film's weaknesses can be overlooked. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/4 62% Monster Camp: The Story of NERO Seattle (2008) How much audiences will like Monster Camp may depend on their ability/need to abandon their everyday personas for weekends of fantasy dress-up and battles. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 4, 2008
3/4 78% Praying With Lior (2008) [Director Ilana] Trachtman doesn't downplay the challenges of a family with a Down syndrome child, even one as high-functioning as Lior. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 24, 2008
3/4 100% Kenny (2008) A hit and prize winner in Australia, Kenny has the power to charm, no matter which way the water swirls. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3.5/4 100% Indestructible (2008) Byer, despite the lousy hand fate dealt him, wasn't much about gloom. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 17, 2008
3/4 60% Forgiveness (2004) Though the film could have used better explainers for some of its talking heads...its message is as satisfying as the sweetest revenge. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2008
3/4 91% Shotgun Stories (2007) Director Jeff Nichols lets the action unfold slowly following an impromptu insult, but the escalation of hatred and pain feels natural. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 9, 2008
2/4 53% A Four Letter Word (2008) Archer's acting is overly arch, but Cory Grant is quite effective as Zeke. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 24, 2008
1/4 No Score Yet Fade (2008) Arthur provides some overly mannered narration via a journal he's been keeping, but that also offers few clues to how much of what we're seeing is real or imagined. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted May 1, 2008
3/4 39% The Favor (2008) The Favor measures the costs of crushing disappointment and the strength of love, and though those themes are the stuff of soap opera, writer/director Eva Aridjis recruited just the right cast to keep the suds at bay. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 10, 2008
1/4 40% The Grand (2008) It's hard to believe that a lineup so stellar could generate so few laughs, but there it is. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 3, 2008
2.5/4 60% Look (2007) The performances feel natural, improvised, and it's easy to believe this is the world we inhabit. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2008
3/4 80% The Memory Thief (2007) Tragedy and closure, memory and truth are the subjects of writer/director Gil Kofman's first narrative feature. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 20, 2008
3/4 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) Former talk show host Ricki Lake had her first baby in a hospital and came away with the need for a birth experience that was more empowering, with less medical intervention. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 15, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Honey and Clover (2006) Sho Sakurai is the Michael Cera of Japan as the lovestruck hero of Honey and Clover, directed by Masahiro Takasa from the popular Japanese comic by Chica Umino. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 15, 2008
3/4 80% Daughters of Wisdom (2007) Harshly beautiful. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 1, 2008
4/4 90% Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007) It's inspirational to watch and listen as the Steinway employees demonstrate with pride their part in producing an instrument that will sell for more than $100,000 and may succeed some of its brethren on the stage at Carnegie Hall. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 18, 2008
2.5/4 77% American Experience (2007) After a strong start, Oswald's Ghost ends up as ephemeral as its namesake. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 15, 2007
2.5/4 80% I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal (2007) More objective filmmakers might have delved a little deeper and produced something more real. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3.5/4 86% Shadow Company (2007) Shadow Company provides a pretty thorough examination of the unknown soldiers doing a lot of the heavy lifting there, outside the conventional rules of warfare. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 6, 2007
2.5/4 80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) We see where this is going early on; by the end, despite the film's beautiful cinematography, persuasive subjects and ironically upbeat soundtrack, we just feel bludgeoned. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 27, 2007
2/4 37% Sydney White (2007) Sydney White, according to its producers, is a sequel to Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story, and it shares with that 2004 film the vacuum-like ability to suck the fun out of a fairy tale. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3.5/4 80% Kamp Katrina (2007) For a much more micro look at the storm's impact upon a small band of New Orleans eccentrics, there's David Redmon and Ashley Sabin's Kamp Katrina. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 30, 2007
2/4 29% Eye of the Dolphin (2007) As Eye of the Dolphin makes some jarringly contrived plot twists, a viewer can imagine writer/director/executive producer Michael Sellers listing his assets and pondering how to combine them for one movie. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 23, 2007