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Mike Clark

Mike Clark
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 69%

Hitch (2005)

"Director Andy Tennant is actor-friendly throughout, giving his performers (including a sweet turn by Julie Ann Emery as Mendes' best friend) a chance to breathe in their roles." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 10, 2005
3/4 96%

Born Into Brothels (2004)

"Filmmakers Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman find intermittent beauty without pushing our sentimental buttons. But the title promises more than the movie delivers." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 3, 2005
1.5/4 10%

The Wedding Date (2005)

"The movie goes wrong from the start by simply throwing us into the action and asking us to identify with Messing's desperate scheme." ‐USA Today
Posted Feb 3, 2005
1.5/4 13%

Hide and Seek (2005)

"The movie's only rewards are a few unintentional laughs, as when the sheriff (Dylan Baker) calls Emily a 'cute kid' after a long stretch in which she's been acting and looking battier than Sunset Boulevard's Norma Desmond." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 28, 2005
1.5/4 35%

Racing Stripes (2005)

"Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 14, 2005
2/4 65%

Coach Carter (2005)

"Nothing but the coach's gutsy move and the fact that it really happened distinguishes this movie from a litany of past basketball dramas." ‐USA Today
Posted Jan 13, 2005
2/4 68%

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

"Even if audiences can get by the tasteless shock title, it's tough to figure who will ever watch this movie -- even when it's on cable." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 30, 2004
2/4 43%

A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

"Over the course of a pressing-it two hours, we learn some deep, dark secrets that aren't that deep if you've seen a lot of movies." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 29, 2004
3/4 83%

In Good Company (2004)

"This one's not brilliant, but it has some of [About a Boy's] easygoing charms." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 29, 2004
2/4 25%

Fat Albert (2004)

"This movie is as lame as it is tame." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 24, 2004
3.5/4 78%

A Very Long Engagement (2004)

"This is a long movie that almost wears out its 2 1/4 -hour welcome, yet it's full of surprises." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 17, 2004
3.5/4 52%

Spanglish (2004)

"A performer's showcase. While the pleasantly sentimental comedy doesn't bowl you over with cinematic technique, it's likely to make audiences happy." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 17, 2004
30%

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

"There's nothing like dumbing down a movie grown-ups love so it can be 'sold' to teens who aren't going to go anyway." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 16, 2004
2.5/4 42%

Beyond the Sea (2004)

"In scenes that re-create up-tempo engagements at the Copacabana and other nightspots, this heartfelt portrait comes to life." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 16, 2004
4/4 87%

The Aviator (2004)

"The first and third hours of this 20th-century epic are as dazzling as big-scale movies get." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 16, 2004
4/4 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"As good as Unforgiven. Or, to put it another way, as good as any movie Eastwood has ever directed." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 15, 2004
2/4 56%

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"Its sporadic droll moments tempt one to view it with a charitable eye until patience is exhausted by the end." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 9, 2004
1.5/4 25%

Blade: Trinity (2004)

"It all suggests a cinematic identity crisis." ‐USA Today
Posted Dec 8, 2004
1.5/4 16%

Alexander (2004)

"This is Stone's weakest movie of the past 20 years, and it's unlikely to make any kind of blip." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 24, 2004
1.5/4 44%

National Treasure (2004)

"Ten minutes into the picture, you're searching the screen for life-support machines." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 19, 2004
2/4 68%

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004)

"Harmlessly off-the-cuff -- but facing far more pedigreed multiplex competition -- SpongeBob barely rates as OK when compared with The Incredibles." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 18, 2004
2/4 18%

After the Sunset (2004)

"The movie grows progressively more routine in quarter-hour increments, eventually collapsing under the weight of its own insignificance." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 11, 2004
2.5/4 49%

Alfie (2004)

"Though he's highly irresponsible, this Alfie is not quite a calculating heel, which makes the material go down easier while blunting the point." ‐USA Today
Posted Nov 4, 2004
2.5/4 77%

The Machinist (2004)

"Give Anderson credit for at least sustaining a mood." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 29, 2004
1.5/4 48%

Saw (2004)

"So over the top that even the recruited audience of non-critics at my screening began to howl." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 29, 2004
3.5/4 81%

Ray (2004)

"To any poor soul who thinks Foxx wasn't indispensable to this movie: Hit the road, Jack." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 28, 2004
2.5/4 55%

P.S. (2004)

"Linney remains a full-blooded character so memorable that she's worth watching -- even in a less-than-memorable movie." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 21, 2004
4/4 92%

Vera Drake (2004)

"This is the kind of people-driven story that the movies used to give us -- before special effects took over." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 21, 2004
2/4 39%

The Grudge (2004)

"The new film's hill of beans doesn't loom very tall when its acting weight rests on the shoulders of Sarah Michelle Gellar and the ever-likable but unassertive Bill Pullman." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 21, 2004
4/4 96%

Sideways (2004)

"This is a building-block movie: Its stand-out excellence becomes apparent only gradually." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 21, 2004
64%

Stage Beauty (2004)

"Director Richard Eyre and writer Jeffery Hatcher, who wrote the source play, obviously know the milieu." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 15, 2004
1.5/4 15%

Raise Your Voice (2004)

"Even the kindest reaction to Raise My Voice is likely to be 'shut your face.'" ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 8, 2004
3.5/4 81%

Friday Night Lights (2004)

"One of the best football movies ever." ‐USA Today
Posted Oct 7, 2004
3/4 95%

Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002)

"It offers a fairly fresh variation on a done-to-death genre." ‐USA Today
Posted Sep 30, 2004
2/4 40%

Ladder 49 (2004)

"Needs cogent drama or star power, but it doesn't have either." ‐USA Today
Posted Sep 30, 2004
2/4 26%

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

"There's no J. Lo this time, no Ice Cube, no Jon Voight, no Owen Wilson." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 26, 2004
1/4 0%

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

"One of the worst comedies ever." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2.5/4 95%

Hero (2004)

"A movie just good enough to keep nurturing rooting interest as you watch it." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 26, 2004
2.5/4 90%

Mean Creek (2004)

"A harbinger of possibly better things to come." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 19, 2004
3/4 55%

Danny Deckchair (2003)

"A soothing antidote to some of the summer's high-priced Hollywood clunkers." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 12, 2004
3.5/4 86%

Collateral (2004)

"A stirring two-hour footnote to [Mann's] masterpiece Heat." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 5, 2004
3/4 72%

Open Water (2004)

"A tiny movie about ocean fears that will flush that overrated The Blair Witch Project 20,000 leagues under the sea." ‐USA Today
Posted Aug 5, 2004
2.5/4 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"A case of smart and talented people trying to jam a Cold War square into a Gulf War circle." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 30, 2004
2.5/4 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"This is one more 'youth movie' that'll put years on anyone over 25." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 30, 2004
2/4 19%

She Hate Me (2004)

"This 140-minute I-don't-know- what-it-is unravels like a ball of yarn after a bout with a tiger on Colombian catnip." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 28, 2004
1.5/4 11%

A Cinderella Story (2004)

"Desperately conceived by even the most insipid standards of contemporary teen-queen cinema." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 16, 2004
3/4 67%

The Door in the Floor (2004)

"After Garp, this is the best screen treatment of the bunch." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 14, 2004
2.5/4 31%

King Arthur (2004)

"Never seems to quite know what's on its mind, though individual scenes (a cool battle on the ice) have their moments." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 7, 2004
2.5/4 43%

The Clearing (2004)

"This is one of those moderately engrossing movies that seems to collapse all at once during the wrap-up, yet it's well-acted all around, especially by its star, who once again reminds us why audiences have liked him for 40 years." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 2, 2004
95%

Before Sunset (2004)

"It eats at you, just like renewed love." ‐USA Today
Posted Jul 2, 2004
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