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Mike Clark

Mike Clark
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 21% Into the Blue (2005) Too long at 110 minutes, the movie gets a lot more complicated with its array of peripheral characters. But it's never very deep on characterizations. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 30, 2005
4/4 87% A History of Violence (2005) Violence is in the spirit of the hardest-hitting film noir offerings from the '50s, but far more explicit. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2.5/4 64% Roll Bounce (2005) If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2.5/4 56% Just Like Heaven (2005) [Mark Waters] has pretty well delivered just what young PG-13 girls carrying that extra pack of Kleenex will expect. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 15, 2005
2.5/4 61% Lord of War (2005) Intelligent but not particularly involving. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 15, 2005
2.5/4 52% Transporter 2 (2005) Although not without its entertaining moments, the result is so over the top that we'll never again be able to look at Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning's identical setup in Man on Fire without chortling. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 2, 2005
1/4 6% Underclassman (2005) That sound you hear is from jet engines gassing up, about to zoom Underclassman to DVD-ville. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 1, 2005
2/4 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) The best thing to be said about this expensive but drab wannabe mirthmaker is that it has some of its director's quirky touches. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 26, 2005
2/4 31% Valiant (2005) Too inoffensive to engender the hostility once reserved for Howard the Duck. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 18, 2005
1/4 5% Supercross (2005) The movie's biggest drawback is a failure to deliver what's promised. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 17, 2005
3/4 53% Four Brothers (2005) The sometimes absurd Brothers works only on a larger-than-life level. But on that level, the zest is back. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 12, 2005
1.5/4 37% The Great Raid (2005) Just about any golden age Hollywood hack could have made a zestier drama about one of the greatest rescue missions in U.S. military history. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 11, 2005
3/4 88% Broken Flowers (2005) Flowers is smartly observational -- but a little screen heat would be worth a bouquet. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 5, 2005
2.5/4 14% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) You can't blame the millions who will fantasize about Gen. Sherman burning the movie's negative, but when it comes to the home market, this will be a good one for its target audience to pass out to. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 5, 2005
3/4 73% Sky High (2005) Harmless family comedy with welcomely loopy asides. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 29, 2005
2/4 48% Bad News Bears (2005) The material is so solid and Thornton so tailor-made that the movie almost gets by. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 22, 2005
2/4 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) A little of this will go a long way, and besides, who wants to see someone torturing Three's Company's Priscilla Barnes in a roach motel? ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 21, 2005
2.5/4 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) Crashers slumps badly in the stretch when the filmmakers have to find a way to surprise us when we're fully aware of where the story is going. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/4 73% Land of the Dead (2005) It's fairly solid fun without breaking any new ground. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 24, 2005
2/4 41% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) Loaded does not address the fact that a car with superpowers in an auto race is a lot like a home run hitter who takes steroids. Herbie is the new Jose Canseco. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 22, 2005
2.5/4 81% Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) Commercially, this IFC release is better suited for the IFC Channel. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 16, 2005
2.5/4 84% Batman Begins (2005) No fan of cult director Christopher Nolan is going to regard this respectable effort as anything but a comedown from 2001's Memento. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 14, 2005
3/4 40% High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005) Purely as an exercise in style, this movie has its moments. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 9, 2005
1/4 13% The Honeymooners (2005) Cedric and Epps have none of the team chemistry Gleason shared with Art Carney, and Epps' Norton displays none of Carney's eccentricities. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 9, 2005
1.5/4 20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) There's sad news to report about The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: Put on the cardboard glasses, and you can still see the movie. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 9, 2005
3/4 91% A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2005) Its 98 minutes are as easy to enjoy as picking up a spare, and we don't mean a tire around the waist. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 3, 2005
3/4 55% Lords of Dogtown (2005) It's hard to think of a movie since 1950's Sunset Boulevard that has gotten more dramatic impact out of a pool. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 3, 2005
4/4 80% Cinderella Man (2005) I've never seen a boxing movie that has so convinced me I was seeing a pro bout both real and sustained. ‐ USA Today
Posted Jun 2, 2005
3/4 31% The Longest Yard (2005) Though there's no drearier trend in current movies than recycling, this modified Yard is more smoothly crafted than the 1974 slapstick version. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 27, 2005
2.5/4 65% Danny the Dog (2005) The movie doesn't make it, but there's enough going on to make it more arf than barf. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 13, 2005
3/4 81% Layer Cake (2005) This is one of those movies in which you simply pluck out what there is to entertain you and forget about the rest. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 12, 2005
1.5/4 25% Mindhunters (2005) A contrived, unpleasant and very drawn-out affair. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 12, 2005
1/4 25% House of Wax (2005) When the cast starts wondering where the roadkill is, someone says, 'Follow the smell.' Good tip: That's how you'll know where Wax is playing. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 6, 2005
2/4 39% Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Even a persuasive supporting cast gets Heaven only so far. ‐ USA Today
Posted May 5, 2005
2.5/4 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Galaxy is good enough to keep you rooting for it, but the mode of transport needs fresher points and plugs. ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 29, 2005
2/4 16% xXx: State of the Union (2005) At least this movie seems more aware of its trashiness than National Treasure was. It's therefore freer to have some off-the-cuff fun the way Steven Seagal's more tolerable vehicles once did. ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 28, 2005
3/4 41% A Lot Like Love (2005) Love's life is in its leads and some fairly crisp pacing. ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 21, 2005
2/4 26% Le match de leur vie (2005) The maker of Hoosiers and Rudy barely makes do with the soccer-themed drama The Game of Their Lives. ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 21, 2005
2.5/4 65% Fever Pitch (2005) Other Hornby screen adaptations are About a Boy and High Fidelity -- superb comedies both and, in Fidelity's case, a treatise on male obsession with far more depth and even more laughs. ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 7, 2005
3.5/4 78% Sin City (2005) It'll be interesting to see how time treats City's novelty value once live action/computer screen hybrids become more common. Right now it looks like one of the movies that will define its year even more than the Kill Bill duo did. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 31, 2005
2.5/4 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) Sporadically amusing but sometimes slogging. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 24, 2005
3.5/4 53% Melinda and Melinda (2005) With a grabber performance by Radha Mitchell as both Melindas, this dually plotted exercise is fun to see and even fun to ruminate about. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 18, 2005
2.5/4 87% Millions (2005) Boyle is enough of a stylist to make it all passable. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 11, 2005
2.5/4 35% Hostage (2005) It can never quite make that final leap over its formula. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 10, 2005
2.5/4 22% In My Country (2005) Because Ann Peacock's pedestrian script couldn't make any movie come to life, our interest in these two characters is nil. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 10, 2005
3/4 85% Gunner Palace (2005) With its title concisely suggesting what we're about to see, Gunner Palace is an Iraq war documentary that seems to lack an agenda. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have a brutally direct question on its mind. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 4, 2005
2/4 20% The Pacifier (2005) The Pacifier is low on Diesel fuel, though probably amusing enough if you're part of the intended demographic. ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 4, 2005
1/4 6% Son of the Mask (2005) Icky and incompetent (special effects aside) in equal parts, this groaner makes 1994's The Mask look like something you'd study in a film graduate course at NYU. ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 17, 2005
1.5/4 46% Constantine (2005) So where are we? In two hours of Dullsville, as Sinatra used to say. ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 17, 2005
3.5/4 83% Inside Deep Throat (2005) This trip down memory lane seems to have no agenda and treats principals on both sides of the conflict with respect. ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 11, 2005