Owen McNally

Owen McNally
Owen McNally's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hartford Courant
Publications: Hartford Courant

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
27% Event Horizon (1997) Very early on, this defective dramatic vehicle runs out of fuel, degenerates into a slasher/Hellraiser wannabe and self- destructs among explosions, flames and streams of blood. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
61% Desperado (1995) Although expensive and shiny-looking, the movie is irritatingly fragmented into bite-size, or MTV- size, segments. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
1/5 8% The Tie That Binds (1995) Be warned: The Tie That Binds is the flick that flops. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
87% Fearless (1993) Like the movie itself, Daviau's cityscapes are striking, mysterious and emotionally charged. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
67% Sofie (1992) If you have the time to invest, you'll get a most pleasant cinematic return from Sofie. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 50% Andre (1994) The photogenic, agile seals, in fact, steal the show from the biped actors, including even veteran David Carradine. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4.5/5 91% Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu) (1994) The film is seasoned with humor and has a brisk pace. It's pleasing to the eye and stocked with zesty performances all the way around. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/5 39% Corrina, Corrina (1994) Whoopi's great triumph is that she plays the kind of maid that has never been seen on the screen before...Whoopi's liberated maid is a symbolic payback of sorts for all those years of silver screen servitude for black actresses. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
24% Pet Sematary Two (1992) For now, though, it's time for Hollywood to lay this whole burial ground theme to rest. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
58% Kalifornia (1993) If you hop aboard this sick, unjoyful ride, you'd better bail out early. Unsafe at any speed, this dramatic vehicle goes up in flames. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
40% Rapid Fire (1992) The deft and deadly Lee can turn virtually anything from a wooden door to a tray of silverware into a lethal weapon. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
84% Enchanted April (1992) What makes the magic work for the viewer is the exceptional individual performances as well as the fine ensemble efforts that director Mike Newell has orchestrated so beautifully. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
53% Waterland (1992) Screenwriter Peter Prince's adaptation of Graham Swift's much praised novel has a keen surreal edge that slices through barriers separating the past and the present. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
37% Jennifer 8 (1992) Because of its sometimes murky plot and lethargic pace, the film never delivers a real knockout punch as a thriller. It's more like a semi-thriller, at best, steeped in atmosphere but lacking in scary moments. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
96% One False Move (1992) Even worse than this annoying contrivance is Fantasia's portentous speech about the cry of a whippoorwill. And, yes, we actually do hear a whippoorwill cry. Perhaps it's a sign of the death of the hopes the promising film gives rise to, but then betrays. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
18% Freejack (1992) The real casualties in this easy resort to smashing up the set are the actors, including Jagger and Estevez. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
64% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992) Weirdness abounds, but is always depicted in Lynch's highly stylized, painterly manner. He loves to dwell on images languorously, whether they are horrific or pastoral. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
No Score Yet Look Who's Talking Now (1993) There is absolutely no chemistry between Travolta and Alley, who are supposed to be passionate about one another. Strangers on the set could have generated more sparks on-screen. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
50% A Home of Our Own (1993) The film is really a celebration of the resilience of the American family. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
1/5 53% G.I. Jane (1997) You should applaud the message but boo the messenger, Demi Moore, an omnipresent force perpetually and unashamedly flaunting her gigantic celebrity and minuscule acting skills. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
28% Kuffs (1992) The filmmakers are lazy and love to loll around in a good blood bath now and then. They find this somehow regenerative, rather than just plain degenerative. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
11% Surf Ninjas (1993) Adults certainly shouldn't waste a sunny day by taking kids to a matinee to see this. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992) A handsome animated feature film that exudes considerable charm. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
68% Flesh And Bone (1993) Quaid's solid performance holds the film's loose ends together. He's really very much at home on the range here...Ryan rises pretty much above her more usual perky, pretty image, giving a funky performance. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
23% Captain Ron (1992) Aside from Russell's shameless performance, the movie is also afflicted with easily anticipated sight gags. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
17% Boxing Helena (1993) Take one peak into the shoddy, tasteless Boxing Helena, and you'll realize why Madonna and Kim Basinger bailed out of the title role. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
18% The Real McCoy (1993) Too much of this bankrupt film...comes up empty. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
No Score Yet Folks! (1992) Folks! stinks! But Robert Klane's screenplay for this fatally flawed, off-beat, black-humored comedy does have some almost redeeming values. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
52% Mr. Wonderful (1993) Things are never as wonderful as you'd hope them to be in "Mr. Wonderful." But despite the defective rings it wears around its blue collar, it does have its bright moments. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
32% Needful Things (1993) One of those far too rare Stephen King movies you can sit through without feeling as if you've been condemned to purgatory for a couple of hours. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
50% Wind (1992) In fact, most of the action on land is below C level, worth maybe a D-minus at best. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
No Score Yet Out on a Limb (1992) Even a corpse is livelier and funnier than anything else in the flick. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
10% Best of the Best 2 (1993) Roberts, the film's one star, or quasi-star, runs the acting gamut from awful to zilch. Meg Foster, who plays his girlfriend, focuses her energies on the zilch end of her acting range. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
No Score Yet Terminal Bliss (1991) Alan, the young director, seems addicted to static, painfully contrived shots. At times Terminal Bliss looks like a hybird of a student film project and a home movie effort. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
76% The Long Day Closes (1992) Davies and his brilliant cinematographer, Michael Coulter, have created images to be savored in the dark, portraits that make dramatic use of light and shadow. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
13% Ladybugs (1992) Instead of back to school, Ladybugs should have been sent back to the cradle, where it could reflect upon the infantile plot and sophomoric gags that infest it from beginning to end. - Hartford Courant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018