Norman Short

Norman Short
Norman Short's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Biography:
Norman Short has held many jobs in a varied and interesting life: rock and roll singer, welders helper, pizza chef, carnival barker, salesman, retail manager, and farmer among them. His hobbies include film, games, music, and home theater. His love of film has been constant through his 40 odd years, but when the decision came to leave the consumer electronics field and take over a family farm (one that has been in his family since the turn of the last century) he now had time to write about the films he loved, and took a full time position at DVD Verdict. Now a gentleman farmer generally at leisure, he has the time to devote to his son Julian, age 5, and to watch movies and write about them. Considered one of the "hardest working men on the web", he has written over 275 reviews in just over a year.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 93% All That Heaven Allows (1955) ...a quintessential example of melodrama. - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2001
1.5/5 14% Company Man (2001) ...a madcap romp that ends up only qualifying as disgruntled at best. - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2001
2/5 No Score Yet Death Before Dishonor (1987) ...manages to hold its own within its niche ridden with low expectations - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2001
5/5 72% Forrest Gump (1994) Forrest Gump is a film that appeals on many levels... - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2001
4.5/5 97% All the King's Men (1949) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2001
1.5/5 24% Antitrust (2001) - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2001
3/5 22% Little Nicky (2000) ...an uneven picture to say the least; - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2001
2/5 22% The Crow - Salvation (2000) Please, God, make the hurting stop. - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2001
4.5/5 93% Rocky (1976) ...an inspiring tale of the underdog, a warm and sympathetic love story, and a dramatic story of unrealized dreams and potential - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2001
4/5 87% Girlfight (2000) I knew long before the film was over that I'd seen the beginning of something special. - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/10 29% Drowning Mona (2000) tame, stale, and flat - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
4/10 26% Double Jeopardy (1999) I even liked this movie the second time I saw it, when it lasted 3 minutes and it was tacked on to the front of another picture. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
7/10 No Score Yet The Breaks (1999) as the film went on things just seemed to get funnier and funnier. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
9/10 97% Bob Roberts (1992) a politically astute, intelligent satire - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
7/10 43% Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998) a surprisingly good gritty shoot-em-up/comedy considering it's budget - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
6/10 30% Big Momma's House (2000) ...whether the main premise of Martin Lawrence in makeup as Big Momma works. The short answer is it doesn't. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
8/10 82% Beyond the Mat (1999) A truly informative and engrossing documentary... - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
3/10 No Score Yet Beethoven's 3rd (2000) The movie stinks. That is the short version. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
4/5 94% American Movie (1999) Ultimately the documentary turns out more successful than the film it documents... - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
8/10 No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small (1974) This quaint little tale of a man gaining the trust of people of a small rural area is a nice diversion from the cares of the modern day. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
4/5 97% Airplane! (1980) While I wouldn't put it in the top ten funniest (nor did I agree with many of the AFI choices) it is still a very funny film that only suffers from some dated jokes. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
9/10 88% Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) ...the definitive horror comedy of the golden era. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2001
2.0/5 93% Rope (1948) ...a story that doesn't follow through on the creepiness of its premise and comes off more like an episode of "Columbo." - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2001
2.5/5 75% The Tic Code (1998) The Tic Code is better as a moving educational experience than a story. - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2001
3.0/5 47% Immortality (2000) The film is unsettling, but rich in story and character, bordering on but not quite crossing the line into pretentiousness. - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2001
4.5/5 71% Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) This is one of the few movies I still laugh out loud at no matter how many times I've seen it... - Jacksonville Film Journal EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2001
2.5/5 14% Red Planet (2000) One of the reasons I liked Red Planet more than Mission to Mars is that it is, in many ways, a smaller picture. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2001
4/5 63% Me Myself I (2000) Call me sentimental (not something I'm usually accused of) but I liked this film, and liked Rachel Griffiths (Hilary and Jackie) even better. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
4/5 80% The Tao of Steve (2000) What film can you remember where there is a Zen spouting fat guy using metaphysics to pick up chicks? This is a refreshing new look at the romantic comedy genre... - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
3.5/5 41% The 6th Day (2000) It is ironic that the film be about cloning, since it inevitably seems a clone of Total Recall, where a futuristic everyman suddenly finds out things aren't what they seem... - Daily-Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
3/5 63% Alice's Restaurant (1969) Sometimes funny and quirky, often melancholy, the film is a pleasure at times but unsatisfying when taken as a whole. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2001
3/5 40% Cherry 2000 (1988) Cheese it might be, but a lot of people like the stuff, and I've always had affection for this film. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2001
10/10 85% The Exorcist (1973) Perhaps the greatest horror film ever made. - DVD Verdict EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000