Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Total Reviews:
64

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 39% Milwaukee Minnesota (2003) " The busyness of the story, filled with conventional crime-plot scams and devices, only further exposes the narrative's thinness." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 2, 2005
1.5/4 60% Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) " In this version of Assault on Precinct 13, the mix of one-dimensional characters and high-tech shootouts make the formula seem especially tired." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 18, 2005
3/4 84% The Yes Men (2004) " Think of a politicized version of the MTV show Punk'd and you're on your way to getting the idea of The Yes Men." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 11, 2004
2/4 15% Head in the Clouds (2004) " The story, setting and colorful cast should help make Head in the Clouds a winner, but the film undercuts itself repeatedly by being too heavy-handed." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 14, 2004
2.5/4 50% Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) " You could classify the film as self-help drama, with the line between sermon and drama intentionally obscured." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 30, 2004
2/4 31% The Forgotten (2004) " An episode of NYPD Blue devolved into an underwhelming X-Files episode." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 23, 2004
2.5/4 34% What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) " Matlin's dramatizations are intentionally heavy-handed... Meanwhile, many of the dozen-plus panelists grossly over-ponder the many scientific observations made." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 23, 2004
2.5/4 54% Mr. 3000 (2004) " Mac makes the most of the set-up." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 16, 2004
3/4 86% Collateral (2004) " Flawed but captivating." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 5, 2004
1.5/4 15% White Chicks (2004) " A disconnected mess that runs way too long." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jun 23, 2004
3/4 88% Tracker (2003) " Combines a classic movie-Western setting and narrative with a Heart of Darkness-like morality play." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 13, 2004
1.5/4 17% Laws of Attraction (2004) " There oughta be a law - or at least a code of honor -- among Hollywood screenwriters from pushing forth lame hard-genre stories like Laws of Attraction." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 29, 2004
2/4 6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) " For the most part, the road scenes drag on too long and get the movie sidetracked en route to the movie's modest 'family always comes first' message." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 7, 2004
2.5/4 63% Starsky & Hutch (2004) " Keeps you laughing or winking enough to keep from thinking about the thin story." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 4, 2004
2/4 1% Twisted (2004) " A stylish but clumsy crime psychodrama." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 26, 2004
2.5/4 68% Barbershop 2 - Back in Business (2004) " The high-velocity comic additions provided by Latifah and the flashbacks relating to Eddie's youth are enough to make this sequel one more sharp cut." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 6, 2004
2/4 16% The Big Bounce (2004) " Only slightly successful in living up to the material." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 29, 2004
2.5/4 60% Stuck On You (2003) " Die-hard Something About Mary fans may feel that the brothers have gone soft with age and profit. But Stuck on You strikes the right balance of shocking send-up and inspirational cheer." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 11, 2003
2.5/4 33% Mambo Italiano (2003) " It's the balance of ethnic humor, melodrama and simple charms that make Mambo Italiano, while not something too special, a solid choice for those who enjoy Greek Wedding and its other recent spinoffs." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 16, 2003
2.5/4 91% The Weather Underground (2002) " Harkens to a time when political posturing attended to stakes that were real." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.5/4 42% The Fighting Temptations (2003) " There's no great plot development or surprises to keep your interest. But the camaraderie and small-community details captured by director Jonathan Lynn save the day." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 18, 2003
2.5/4 82% Matchstick Men (2003) " What the film lacks in plot and detailed story development it makes up for in glib dialogue and the characters' self-reflection." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 12, 2003
2.5/4 24% Masked And Anonymous (2003) " How much you end up liking the film probably relates to how much you sympathize with Dylan or Dylan-like characters." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 11, 2003
2/4 80% JapĆ³n (2003) " Its pretensions have the ring of, if not exactly a vanity project, a strictly personal obsession." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 5, 2003
2/4 84% Morvern Callar (2002) " You'll wonder how Morvern got that way. So why didn't Ramsay?" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 16, 2003
2.5/4 48% Assassination Tango (2003) " The film works as a self-portrait -- of both Duvall's character, and Duvall and his self-reflective style of acting." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 10, 2003
2/4 49% The Safety of Objects (2001) " The effectiveness of The Safety of Objects and all such 'burb-angst weepies comes down to how far viewers will go toward feeling empathetic, or even sympathetic, rather than resentful toward such self-absorbed and self-loathing characters." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Apr 3, 2003
2/4 25% Till Human Voices Wake Us (2003) " If Petroni wanted to leave viewers with a mixed interpretation, he succeeded." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 28, 2003
2/4 31% Head of State (2003) " None of this is terribly believable, of course, but it passes as cinematic setup for Rock's best stand-up talent: socially pinpointed humor and outrage." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 28, 2003
2.5/4 54% A Wedding for Bella (2003) " The movie's relatively simple plot and uncomplicated morality play well with the affable cast." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 14, 2003
2/4 29% The Hunted (2003) " There's not really even the pretense of ambition, beyond sticking hard to the demands of the action thriller genre." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 14, 2003
2/4 33% Tears of the Sun (2003) " The movie is smothered by wooden characters, one-dimensional performances, a flawed story line and unforgivable cliches." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 7, 2003
2/4 43% The Recruit (2003) " The Recruit epitomizes the phrase 'genre filler.'" — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 30, 2003
3.5/4 82% The Believer (2002) " Artful, effective and socially redeeming stuff." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 30, 2003
3/4 78% 25th Hour (2003) " A well-executed link between the abyss separating doom from freedom." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 9, 2003
3/4 95% The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002) " The documentary gains its edge and its substance by allowing figures on both sides of the debate to present their claims." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 9, 2003
3/4 67% Sade (2000) " This time out, [Sade] is an unsettlingly familiar figure -- in turns loyal and deceitful, responsible and reckless, idealistically selfless and coldly self-interested." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2002
2.5/4 62% The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002) " It's hard to be certain without the benefit of detailed cultural context, but one gets the hunch that Carrera himself isn't all that clear about where he draws the line between the dramatic and parodic." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 13, 2002
3/4 82% Drumline (2002) " Director Charles Stone III applies more detail to the film's music than to the story line; what's best about Drumline is its energy." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2.5/4 51% The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) " If you can look past the leaps in logic and take it in as a morality tale about the consequences of unprincipled affections, then Elysian Fields can offer its share of blissful moments." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 29, 2002
2.5/4 25% Formula 51 (The 51st State) (2002) " An irreverent dark comedy whose style outpaces its substance." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 17, 2002
2/4 22% The Tuxedo (2002) " Chan's stunts are limited and so embellished by editing that there's really not much of a sense of action or even action-comedy." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 26, 2002
2.5/4 87% Home Movie (2001) " Smith examines the intimate, unguarded moments of folks who live in unusual homes -- which pop up in nearly every corner of the country." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 26, 2002
3/4 82% Barbershop (2002) " Manages to offer a heartening lesson about communal triumph over personal gain, while shearing away all the gloss, dreck and dry ends that normally comes with so blunt a message." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 12, 2002
2.5/4 60% The Independent (2001) " Even with its over-the-top spirit, The Independent's sense of spoof quickly goes flat." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 1, 2002
1.5/4 3% Rollerball (2002) " Its semi-serious story, weighed against its cartoonishly violent game scenes, pull viewers toward conflicting but mutually unfulfilling peak moments." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 8, 2002
19% Collateral Damage (2002) " A relative letdown." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2002
58% Birthday Girl (2002) " The film's overall mood and focus is interesting but constantly unfulfilling." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 1, 2002
83% Lakeboat (2000) " Viewers learn that these salty guys have salty imaginations and that Mamet's a master at capturing their thoughts in discursive detail." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 4, 2002
56% Sidewalks of New York (2001) " The psychobabble never reaches Allen-esque levels; an overriding innocence and optimism corrals the dialogue and redeems even the older, more complicated psyches in the ensemble." — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 30, 2001
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