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Otis Ferguson

Otis Ferguson
Otis Ferguson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Republic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Ramparts We Watch (1940) We may be proud to be America. ... But these are just the times when we should turn away from any group of cheapjacks using such times and such high and noble emotions for nothing in the world but to sell their stinking little tent show.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939) It is not the sort of thing to be considered as a Work of Art: my point is simply that it is an exciting story told with more real movie art per foot than seven reels of anything the intellectual men have been finding good this whole year or more.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% Citizen Kane (1941) This stuff is fine theatre, technically or any other way, and along with them the film is exciting for the recklessness of its independence, even if it seems to have little to be free for.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) The story of course has some lovely and wild ideas, but the picture doesn't know what to do with them, except to be painfully literal and elaborate about everything.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
90% Les Miserables (1935) Charles Laughton in the part of Javert gave it as much character merely because the character as written was eminent, giving a balance to the whole story.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2012
96% Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes) (2012) As a film that neither attempts more than it can do nor is satisfied with the trivial, Port of Shadows is a pleasure.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2012
100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Movies will probably go on improving and broadening themselves; but in any event, The Grapes of Wrath is the most mature picture story that has ever been made, in feeling, in purpose, and in the use of the medium.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2012
100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) The Maltese Falcon is the first crime melodrama with finish, speed and bang to come along in what seems ages.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2012
98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) To say of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that it is among the genuine artistic achievements of this country takes no great daring.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2011
94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is going to be the big movie explosion of the year, and reviewers are going to think twice and think sourly before they'll want to put it down for the clumsy and irritating thing it is.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2011