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Patrick Z. McGavin

Patrick Z. McGavin
Patrick Z. McGavin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Hollywood Reporter, Movieline, Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% Satin Rouge (2002) A fascinating examination of the joyous, turbulent self-discovery made by a proper, middle-aged woman. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 31, 2002
3/4 48% Naqoyqatsi (Naqoyqatsi: Life as War) (2002) A disturbing and frighteningly evocative assembly of imagery and hypnotic music composed by Philip Glass. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 24, 2002
2.5/4 66% Lan Yu (2002) The movie is gorgeously made, but it is also somewhat shallow and art-conscious. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 17, 2002
4/4 91% Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat) (The Base of the Air Is Red) (1977) This is a movie about the world at war with itself, and the result is riveting, sublime and unforgettable. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Sep 26, 2002
3/4 82% Secret Ballot (2002) A gem, captured in the unhurried, low-key style favored by many directors of the Iranian new wave. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Aug 29, 2002
3.5/4 88% Devdas (2002) It does what the movies were meant to do: move, dance and swirl in the popular imagination. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 25, 2002
2.5/4 73% Tuvalu (2002) A fascinating work that never quite coalesces, Tuvalu finally becomes oppressively repetitive. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 20, 2002
2/4 No Score Yet Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun (1997) Doesn't transcend the feeling that the content never achieves the kinetic power and magnetism of the IMAX format. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 11, 2002
31% Second Time Around (2001) Extremely well acted by the four primary actors, this is a seriously intended movie that is not easily forgotten. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 7, 2002
.5/4 10% Slackers (2002) Not only is Slackers painfully bad, but it's also about as morally unpleasant as a teen sex comedy can be. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Jan 31, 2002
3/4 75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) This is a movie that is neither sentimental nor cheap; it never takes itself too seriously, and it has faith in the intelligence of its audience. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Dec 20, 2001
69% Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) Too full of worship and the culture of celebrity to ever pose the questions that should be asked. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Dec 6, 2001
62% Vengo (2001) Filled with dazzling moments, Vengo never quite reaches the heights those moments promise. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 29, 2001
80% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) Miike is brilliant at transforming the mundane and familiar ... into something sinister and eerie. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 29, 2001
77% Come Undone (2000) While Come Undone has some explicit material, what makes it a mature and special work is its embrace of the knotty and unfamiliar. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 1, 2001
77% Our Lady of the Assassins (2001) A film of clarity, feeling and electric intensity. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 25, 2001
86% La Cienaga (2001) A film that has an extraordinary cumulative power. ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 18, 2001
98% Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother) (1999) A dedication to great women performers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2001
60% Kikujiro (2000) ... a great deal of fun.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 11, 2001