M.V. Moorhead

M.V. Moorhead
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: New Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
29% 200 Cigarettes (1999) [Director Risa Bramon Garcia] gets sharp, funny work from her hot young cast. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3% The Mod Squad (1999) It's a terrible movie, really, but I'm not hard-hearted enough to condemn it, because it brings back some of the scrappy feel of '70s TV action series. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) [A] cheeky, delightfully playful romantic comedy. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) Easily the scariest horror picture of the '90s, a movie that can take a place among the most potent and inexorable of modern shockers, like Night of the Living Dead or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
28% Lost in Space (1998) The actors are good sports. The standout, inevitably, is Gary Oldman. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2014
96% The Iron Giant (1999) The film isn't as blisteringly satirical as The Simpsons; it's warmer. And while its nostalgia isn't simplistic, it is affectionate. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
83% Lakeboat (2000) Forster is the reason that even non-Mamet-heads might consider giving Lakeboat a shot. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2001
15% Scary Movie 2 (2001) Most of it is incredibly, gleefully crude and tasteless, but it is also good-natured and harmless, and there's a pretty good chance you'll find yourself laughing. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2001
85% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) An expertly acted divertissement. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) A modest family comedy, probably fun for kids and reasonably cute, or at least not too insufferable, for most of the grownups who will take them. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
53% Let It Snow (2001) A derivative but likable romantic comedy. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) The movie may be intellectually sophomoric, dramatically adolescent and morally vacuous, but it's good fun while it lasts. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2001
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) It would also be hard to imagine a less exciting movie. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2001
33% Just Visiting (2001) A crude, visually ugly, and peculiarly over-plotted movie, but the blunt, pungent, physical shtick is often pretty funny. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
21% Pokémon 3: The Movie (2001) If you don't take an intiated kid -- and if you don't, why are you going, you freak? -- expect to be perplexed. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2001
14% Tomcats (2001) It's often uneven, but Tomcats delivers the requisite laughs and horniness. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2001
44% Get Over It (2001) It's incredibly insipid, but it isn't offensive or wretched to sit through. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2001
23% See Spot Run (2001) What's amazing about See Spot Run is that, granting how wretched it looks from the trailers and TV ads, it's actually so very much worse even than that. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2001
15% Sweet November (2001) [Reeves] gives the worst performance in Sweet November, and he's the best thing about it. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2001
61% Recess: School's Out (2001) Some of the jokes are cute, and the plot ... is admirably convoluted. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2001
32% All the Pretty Horses (2000) It all feels disorienting and truncated. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2000
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Much of it -- most of it -- ranges from very funny to hilarious, and director Mark Dindal maintains a fine, headlong pace. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2000
57% Godzilla 2000 (2000) This film may just be about as much brainless fun as you're likely to have at the movies this dreary summer. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% The Hurricane (1999) The screenwriters, Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon, and the director, Norman Jewison, couldn't find a focused structure out of which to deliver emotional payoffs to the audience. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
33% Price of Glory (2000) Despite the plot hokum and the self-consciously ethnic dialogue, this leisurely paced, handsomely shot film...is ultimately satisfying - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
21% Duets (2000) A highly likable movie. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Pokémon - The Movie 2000 (2000) A lot of children's movies ... amount to little more than commercials for merchandising. The difference with Pokémon 2000 is that the kids seemed to realize it. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) A very good kids' movie from a grown-up standpoint -- it has a coherent plot, a good pace and well-defined characters, and a funny monster-movie spoof at the finale. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
62% The Tigger Movie (2000) The Tigger Movie seems pretty cheesy. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
64% Dinosaur (2000) Tougher-minded children among us may find it hard to sit, without embarrassment, through this bizarre mixture of paleontology, preposterous anthropomorphism, and fuzzy-headed New Age myth-making. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000