NYT Staff

NYT Staff
NYT Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times
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T-Meter Title | Year
88% Upstairs (1919) [Mabel Normand] is in trouble most of the time and most of her troubles are laughable. There is not enough in the farce, however, to make all of its five or six reels entertaining. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
62% Experience (1921) As you look it over, you may notice that nowhere does Truth appear in it. Consistency, Logic and Sincerity are also absent. Tediousness and Triteness are present from the beginning, however. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2021
100% Romeo and Juliet (1916) [Theda Bara and Harry Hilliard] proved creditable attempts to translate to the screen the greatest romance of the ages. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
85% The Miracle (1912) What was seen and heard last night went far to emphasize that the moving picture under certain circumstances... may be capable of providing entertainment to be taken seriously by audiences which have never seen the inside of a "movie" house. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
60% The Eternal Sapho (1916) [Bara] has vampired so much that she has lost her sense of values and caricatures a type of woman she formerly gave a vivid portrait of... The fault is really the director's for making her repeat so often a thing that was exaggerated in the beginning. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2021
80% Merton of the Movies (1924) A brilliant pictorial effort which draws laughter with a lump in one's throat and makes one smile through tears. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
43% The Fall of a Nation (1916) An example of good motion picture photography without any evidences of the advance for which one must watch with interest in the handling of this new art form. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
88% Deliverance (1919) All through the photoplay there is symbolism, and some of it is impressive and peculiar to the power of motion pictures. And, let it be repeated, the story, as a story, grips and holds the interest as few photo stories do. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2020
82% Treasure Island (1920) Those least familiar with Stevenson's story will enjoy it most, because, while it has many excellent scenes and some good acting, it falls so far short of its original that any comparison of the two must emphasize its defects. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
29% Unpardonable Sin (1919) Nothing can make The Unpardonable Sin pleasant. It is unpleasant to no purpose, and there its unpleasantness is unjustified. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
75% Thunder (1929) When the picture gets away from railroad procedure. Mr. Chaney seems admirable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
78% The White Heather (1919) Melodramas do not have to obey many laws, but they ought to hold together, and this one does not. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
70% Rolled Stockings (1927) Apparently it is merely meant to be enjoyed by those looking for entertainment and coolness on a hot day.Yesterday afternoon's audience seemed to think so, anyhow. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2020
100% The Great Air Robbery (1920) The melodrama's use of airplanes for midnight mail deliveries, highway, or rather highair, robberies, and battles between the forces of law and lawlessness adds excitement. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
100% Double Speed (1920) [The laughs] prove worth waiting for. This is principally because of Reid, but is also due to clever complications in the story, which is such an involved arrangement of nonsense that no satisfactory outline of it can be given in the space available. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
100% A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) There are some really irresistible scenes in A Connecticut Yankee. Its main idea, of course, offers many opportunities for hilarious fun, and a good number of these have been seized. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2020
99% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) The picture is significant, though... because it is expressionistic in the general sense that all of its elements, its settings, its plot, its people, are expressive, eloquent, and, for the most part, harmoniously so. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
97% Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932) The scenario was so bad that the author had to excuse it by pretending it was a dream. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
100% The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920) Fascinating, exciting to the imagination, and yet so unfamiliar in all of its aspects that it always seems remote, elusive even, when one would like to get closer to its meaning. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
100% The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918) It is a remarkable picture. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
80% The Devil's Passkey (1920) Eric von Stroheim, whose Blind Husbands was one of the outstanding cinematographic works of last year, has done another photoplay of exceptional quality. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
100% Disraeli (1921) No matter how good it is, and be assured that it is good, no one surely would choose to see it in place of the stage production. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
100% Anne of Green Gables (1919) Humor, pathos, melodrama and romance are the reliable ingredients of the story, to which William D. Taylor, the director, has added a number of pleasing pictures. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
83% Your Girl and Mine (1914) In six reels the play is one of action and interesting situations. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
75% Babe Comes Home (1927) The plot is all about baseball, with, of course, a timely home run in the end, but it's all tied together with a gay romance and promises to show audience-holding strength. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
100% The Breath of the Gods (1920) The director, Rolin Sturgeon... must be credited with skillful work, and the story, an adaption of a novel by Sidney McCall, gives opportunities for the acting of an excellent cast, including, especially, Tsuro Aoki, as the heroine. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
71% Human Wreckage (1923) A valiant attempt has been made to render this production effective, and James Kirkwood's performance in certain sequences is unusually good. The story, however, wanders along until it becomes tiresome. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
92% Maria Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944) Through all this Miss del Rio suffers nobly. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
86% Remodeling Her Husband (1920) Miss Gish's antics cannot enliven five or six reels of film otherwise dull, and Remodeling Her Husband is not, therefore, continuously amusing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
33% The Alaskan (1924) Suspense has little place in the various doings of the characters, as one can predict far ahead that hero and heroine are not going to perish for their courage and goodness. The improbable surprises sprung upon one do not help this picture. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
95% Hearts of the World (1918) Mr. Griffith's film seeks to make the war a big reality, to bring as much of it as possible within the four walls of a comfortable Broadway theatre... But the picture is not just a series of photographs of fighting. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
100% The Horitz Passion Play (1897) The views are most realistic. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
No Score Yet The Passion Play of Oberammergau (1898) The display was in every respect interesting, and held the attention of the spectators from beginning to end. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
78% Carmen (1915) This second Carmen is an example of excellent motion picture photography, buti ts scenario... is loose and vague, and Miss Bara seems very mechanically seductive when compared, as she must be, with Geraldine Farrar. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
56% Manhattan Cocktail (1928) It is a synthetic Manhattan cocktail without the cherry. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
80% Trifling Women (1922) The players all do effective work. Mr. Ingram seems to have made another discovery in Ramon Novarro. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
50% A Blind Bargain (1922) It is interesting at times, though, to watch Mr. Chaney, and some of Director Worsley's pictures are interesting, too. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
71% Arizona (1918) An enjoyable comedy in which the athletic stunts of the star play a conspicuous and entertaining, though by no means monoplizing, part. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
33% Thirty Days (1922) [Thirty Days] doesn't get anywhere in particular nor go very fast as a story, but it is a gay piece of foolishness and keeps the spectator in pretty continuous good humor. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
50% The Beautiful and Damned (1922) Certainly somebody is to blame for a story that fails to satisfy as entertainment and means nothing, and yet fills several reels of film. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2020
100% One Glorious Day (1922) This spiritistic satire is something that could not be attempted on the stage, and it would not be the same thing at all in any printed form. It belongs exclusively to the screen, and on the screen it is a joyful thing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
80% Jane Eyre (1921) Mr. Ballin has done Charlotte Brontë's novel faithfully, and he has also made a motion picture, a photoplay, at least, that holds the interest mainly through its motion picture scenes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
92% The Queen of Sheba (1921) The picture is another effort to win by astonishment. Everything that could be thought of by J. Gordon Edwards, the director, and others that would amaze, startle and shock those eager or able to be shocked seems to have been crowded into it. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
100% Sin Flood (1922) Although Mr. Berger's psychological satire is sharper on the stage than on the screen, the film stands up well and as motion pictures go is far superior to the general run of stuff. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
67% Clarence (1922) They've made a pleasant screen comedy out of material taken from Booth Tarkington play, Clarence. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
86% Hamlet (1921) The Nielsen-Gade Hamlet is an extraordinary work. It does not need to apologize to any production that has come from a foreign or domestic studio since the invention of motion pictures. It holds a secure place in the class with the best. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
80% Carmen (1915) An ingeniously prepared, picturesque, amorous and exceedingly physical photoplay based on the novel by Prosper Merimée. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
90% Daughter of the Gods (1916) There are a few scenes of great tropic beauty and a magnificent bonfire toward the end, but the interiors are mostly cluttered and disorderly, while the battle scenes, until the final moments, seem helter-skelter and rather dinky. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
No Score Yet Pippa Passes (1909) The contrast between the "tired business man" at a roof garden and the sweatshop worker applauding Pippa is certainly striking. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
90% The Dragon Painter (1919) Despite its contradictory ending, however, The Dragon Painter is impressive, and Hayakawa's interpretation of the leading role is clear and convincing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019