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Pamela Troy

Pamela Troy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
61% Diary of the Dead (2007) What undermines the movie is a streak of moralizing undercutting the humor that's a vital ingredient to any good zombie flick.‐
Posted Mar 1, 2008
80% Chicago 10 (2008) The Signal is not for the squeamish, but the violence is doled out judiciously and interspersed with moments of mordant, truly biting comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2008
87% The Orphanage (2007) Anyone who enjoys a good scare - and a good conversation - should see, and enjoy this latest addition to the Jamesian tradition of intelligent horror.‐
Posted Nov 28, 2007
27% The Omen (2006) 'The Omen' is not a bad film. It just suffers in comparison to its original.‐
Posted Jun 6, 2006
90% United 93 (2006) A powerful and engrossing account undiluted by the sentimentality that often mars Hollywood depictions of history.‐
Posted Apr 28, 2006
36% Scary Movie 4 (2006) It's almost as though the filmmakers were trying to frustrate and annoy horror fans, and it's a hardy soul who will be willing to sit out the entire 123 minutes.‐
Posted Apr 13, 2006
86% Slither (2006) In this well-made, well-acted, and funny sci-fi horror hybrid, wet alien flesh glistens and pulsates, penis-like organs strain to plunge into the flesh of unwilling victims...‐
Posted Apr 3, 2006
73% V for Vendetta (2006) Important plot points are treated in a rushed, perfunctory manner and what could have been a fascinating parable about tyranny, terrorism, and the sheer charisma of violence becomes just another series of bloody fight scenes.‐
Posted Mar 18, 2006
36% Saw II (2005) In 'Saw II,' both the cops and the victims are so dim the whole elaborate exercise hardly seems worthwhile. ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2005
26% Stay (2005) A richly detailed, fascinating, and insightful puzzle that should prompt many to go back for a second look‐
Posted Oct 21, 2005
21% Into the Blue (2005) Devolves into a series of silly fight and chase scenes in which bad guys are bloodily maimed and dispatched while most of the good guys come out miraculously unscathed‐
Posted Sep 30, 2005
32% UNDEAD (2005) Offers both a broadly funny Australian spin and a unique attempt to make sense out of the senseless conventions of zombie films‐
Posted Jul 5, 2005
25% House of Wax (2005) The unmistakable promise of a sequel in the last scene inspires more resignation than anticipation.‐
Posted May 6, 2005
19% The Ring Two (2005) To those who saw and enjoyed the first one, it's a bitter disappointment.‐
Posted Mar 18, 2005
1% Alone in the Dark (2005) None of it hangs together enough to make a coherent narrative.‐
Posted Jan 27, 2005
32% The Forgotten (2004) 'The Forgotten' deserves to be. ‐
Posted Sep 27, 2004
92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) 'Shaun of the Dead' has that most vital ingredient of any good zombie film, an underlying layer of social commentary that gives the script a brain.‐
Posted Sep 24, 2004
20% Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) It is not in the least bit scary and most of the best traditions of zombie films are ignored.‐
Posted Sep 12, 2004
11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) A great waste of time, talent and resources‐
Posted Aug 21, 2004
81% L' Imbalsamatore (The Embalmer) (The Taxidermist) (2002) A twisted and fascinating tale, with a climax that's as logical as it is unexpected‐
Posted May 22, 2004
4% Godsend (2003) By the climax the last vestiges of mystery and believability have been so effectively destroyed that there's no real tension.‐
Posted Apr 29, 2004
75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) Intelligent and gripping version that wields the same sledge-hammer horror and wit as the original‐
Posted Mar 18, 2004
46% Secret Window (2004) Will appeal to...horror fans who prefer an ending that truly sinks its teeth into the story and concludes it with a crisp, satisfying crunch.‐
Posted Mar 11, 2004
33% The Butterfly Effect (2004) In an era of senseless action and lobotomized scripts that rely too heavily on special effects, even the modest food for thought offered by 'The Butterfly Effect' is welcome.‐
Posted Jan 22, 2004
14% Gothika (2003) Those who like their chills diluted may enjoy it, but anyone who prefers their horror straight up is likely to find the film a disappointment.‐
Posted Nov 21, 2003
35% Scary Movie 3 (2003) A strong emphasis on sight gags, cameos, a little social satire, and an absolutely merciless attack on sentiment.‐
Posted Oct 23, 2003
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988) A respectful, interesting, and worthwhile adaptation‐
Posted Oct 23, 2003
No Score Yet Goodbye, Mr. Chips Comes as close as it can to capturing the book's unromantic and genuinely touching spirit.‐
Posted Oct 15, 2003
64% Out of Time (2003) The sure-handed direction of Carl Franklin...makes a complex story both lucid and believable.‐
Posted Oct 2, 2003
12% Cold Creek Manor (2003) A potentially good story spoiled by being not just badly, but stupidly told. It therefore deserves no quarter.‐
Posted Sep 18, 2003
62% Cabin Fever (2002) A well-crafted, truly nasty piece of work‐
Posted Sep 15, 2003