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Melinda Ennis

Melinda Ennis
Melinda Ennis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) While the filmmakers have beefed up fantasy elements from the book, this is a very human story. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 15, 2007
B+ 91% God Grew Tired Of Us (2007) While it is emotionally and spiritually satisfying, its optimistic point of view avoids harder truths it might have explored. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2007
C- 20% The Wild (2006) What's truly wild, and sad, about The Wild is that Disney, once the icon of animated originality, has been reduced to releasing this retread. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 13, 2006
C 51% Aquamarine (2006) If you are now or ever have been a girl of 8 to 13, you'll be occasionally charmed by the giggly bonds of girlfriends and 'guppie love' the film portrays -- but also occasionally green at the gills. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 2, 2006
B+ 46% Rent (2005) The movie makes the story accessible to everyone, without diminishing the musical's revolutionary, youthful heart. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 23, 2005
B- 75% Zathura (2005) Although it too predictably stays the course of its predecessor, it's enough of a blast to provide a thrill ride for the kids and be an entertaining (and inevitable) journey for parents. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 10, 2005
B 61% Shopgirl (2005) A flawed but captivating gem. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 30, 2005
A- 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) As quintessentially English as fish 'n' chips and as sharp as a Wiltshire cheddar, the hysterically witty import Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is absolutely fabulous for the whole family. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 6, 2005
B- 32% November (2005) There is much promise here from the young director, Greg Harrison. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 15, 2005
C 45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) As horror it's not so horrifying, and as a courtroom drama we can see better any night on Law and Order. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 8, 2005
C+ 32% Pretty Persuasion (2005) The movie shifts tones as abruptly as a teenager's mood swings. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 1, 2005
A- 69% Mystery of the Nile (2005) Provides a banquet of stunning scenery while making the most of the sweeping, panoramic capabilities of the Imax format. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 31, 2005
B 64% Heights (2005) A refreshing, adult-themed departure from the summer's cartoons and alien frights. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 7, 2005
D 20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) A half-baked world no kid would want to visit. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 12, 2005
B- 82% Bugs! (2003) Does effectively showcase the life-and-death struggle waged constantly among creatures that, at least in numbers, dominate the planet. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 2, 2005
B 55% Madagascar (2005) Like Looney Tunes, there's cartoon craziness for the kids and knowing, 'wink-wink' humor to keep the grown-ups giggling and guessing at the film allusions that fill the clever script. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 26, 2005
C+ No Score Yet Come Away Home (2005) Predictable as a picturesque beach sunset. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 28, 2005
A- 88% Turtles Can Fly (2005) Bahman Ghobadi's new drama about Iraq's children of war shows us the scenes lurking behind the headlines and sound bites. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 7, 2005
C 52% Ice Princess (2005) Might have better served the young girls who will love it, and their pushy parents, if Casey had been a little less perfect. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 17, 2005
C+ 20% The Pacifier (2005) Vin Diesel's new movie may not pacify his extreme-action-addict fans looking for an adrenaline fix, but it is a nice little Disney film that is a surprisingly pleasant way to spend time with the family. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 3, 2005
C 72% Paper Clips (2004) The story becomes more about the collection of the paper clips and less and less about what the paper clips represent. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 17, 2005
B+ 90% Mean Creek (2004) An unusually truthful depiction of the way kids today talk, think and act. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 3, 2004
B+ 74% Les égarés (Strayed) (2003) Ulliel is brilliant as a lost boy who has grown mad in a world filled with madness. And Beart's portrayal is haunting. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 1, 2004
C- 33% Klezmer on Fish Street (2004) Unfortunately, in this amateurish, muddled film, the issues are poured out in a jumble of unexplained puzzle pieces that are never put together. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 3, 2004
A 90% Roar: Lions of the Kalahari (2007) Roar: Lions of the Kalahari has a plot worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy and the epic sweep of a David Lean film, but these lions are regally real. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 19, 2004
D 11% New York Minute (2004) So strictly amateur-hour that it could end up as a camp classic. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 6, 2004
C- 12% Catch That Kid (2004) Parents can catch a nap while the kids catch a dubious lesson that crime can be cool. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 5, 2004
D+ 17% The Perfect Score (2004) Despite the serious subject matter, director Brian Robbins can't decide whether this is a drama, a satire or an American Pie-style teen spoof, and the film dissolves into a shapeless, weightless mass. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 29, 2004
C+ 52% Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004) A fluffy, forgettable bit of froth that has little to do with reality as we know it. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 22, 2004
C+ 25% Along Came Polly (2004) Runs out of steam about the time the Stiller-Aniston romance is supposed to be creating some. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 15, 2004
C 19% Chasing Liberty (2004) Though potentially drowse-inducing for grown-ups, this is a teen girl's dream romp through pretty postcard settings and pretty, passionate first love. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 8, 2004
B+ 57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Although the plot is convoluted with moments that are too over-the-top, and not all the cameos score, you'll be glad the Looney Tunes gang is back with their acerbic wit and impeccable comic timing intact. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 13, 2003
D- 60% Old School (2003) Although a graduate of the Animal House school of tasteless, sophomoric humor, Old School gets docked many points due to its sloppy script and lame direction. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 20, 2003
C 20% Knockaround Guys (2002) Perhaps if co-directors David Levien and Brian Koppelman had spent more time devising a coherent vision for the film, we would not have felt as knocked around after watching it. ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2002