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Paul Attanasio

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Paul Attanasio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94%

Re-Animator (1985)

"Re-Animator is splatter heaven. Based on the sci-fi novel by H.P. Lovecraft, Re-Animator's gore is exceeded only by its wit." ‐Washington Post
Posted Sep 28, 2015
36%

A View to a Kill (1985)

"It's not double-oh-seven anymore, but double-oh-seventy, the best argument yet for the mandatory retirement age." ‐Washington Post
Posted Aug 21, 2015
96%

Back to the Future (1985)

"Zemeckis and Gale have given the movie a core of feeling that makes real claims on us. For all its comedy, Back to the Future is about a kid coming to terms with his parents' inadequacies, a moment familiar to everyone, and the fulcrum in growing up." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 23, 2015
33%

A Man And A Woman, 20 Years Later (1986)

"At his worst, Lelouch is extraordinarily awkward, shooting off in 12 different directions." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 15, 2008
77%

372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning) (1986)

"If Dalle finds with remarkable clarity the one note that her role calls for -- the petulant volcano -- she can't support the existential weight Beineix wants to drop on her." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 2, 2002
78%

Caravaggio (1986)

"I may be a dull fellow, but from the very beginning of Caravaggio, I hadn't the slightest idea as to what Jarman was up to." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26%

The Golden Child (1986)

"A half-baked comedy without a heart." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88%

Something Wild (1986)

"A load of fun." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69%

An American Tail (1986)

"It may be that the truly American tale here is the spectacle of an artist squandering his awesome gifts on the way to becoming a Hollywood institution." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94%

High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963)

"High and Low illuminates its world with a wholeness and complexity you rarely see in film." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81%

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

"This is romance the way Hollywood used to make it, with both conflict and tenderness, at times capturing the texture of the day-to-day, at times finding the lyrical moments when two lovers find that time stops." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81%

Crimes of the Heart (1986)

"As Spacek, Lange and Keaton clamor for attention, "Crimes of the Heart" becomes less a movie than a three-ring circus, and ringmaster Beresford does little to direct your gaze." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88%

Platoon (1986)

"The movie is beautifully written (by Stone), constructed with strong, clean lines, immaculately paced and regularly surprising." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83%

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

"A few Cubans with AK47s isn't exactly "The Guns of Navarone." At the end, you can't decide whether Eastwood and his platoon should get medals or merit badges." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
64%

Belizaire the Cajun (2011)

"This is an impressive debut film." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
44%

Three Amigos! (1986)

"The script of Three Amigos plays like it was slapped together by a few friends with a tape recorder enjoying a charming weekend at the beach." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65%

The Mission (1986)

""The Mission" is everything a movie should be -- magnificently produced, epic in scope, serious in theme -- everything, that is, but good." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31%

Streets of Gold (1986)

"It's a wonder nobody had thought of casting Brandauer as a boxer before -- his work is so full of devilish feints and tricky, misleading expressions." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
14%

Soul Man (1986)

"The pity is, it isn't even outrageous." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
21%

No Mercy (1986)

"Count me among those who would be happy never to see another starring role for Gere, except maybe as Felix in a remake of The Odd Couple." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100%

'Round Midnight (1986)

"A lovingly gentle yet vibrant tribute to jazz, friendship and film itself, made by a director of consummate taste and precise imagination." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33%

The Wraith (1986)

"There is all too little of the quietly charismatic Sheen and all too much of Cassavetes, who is a dead ringer for the young Hugh Hefner." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90%

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

"Screen writer and lyricist Howard Ashman has mastered the essence of '80s humor, recycling the old with a hip knowingness, all with a morbid, outrageous edge." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0%

Firewalker (1986)

"Kitsch." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88%

Radio Days (1987)

"You peel and peel away at it only to find, in the end, nothing. " ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85%

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

"Here you don't see Coppola the camera wizard, you see Coppola the storyteller, the maker of fables. And by the end, you don't feel warmly just toward the movie, but toward the man behind it." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90%

Down by Law (1986)

"It's not that the movie doesn't move fast enough, it's that while it dawdles, it doesn't give you enough to dwell on." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85%

Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home (1986)

"Immensely pleasurable." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50%

Outrageous Fortune (1987)

"Such rarefied screen writing calls for the peerless talents of Arthur Hiller, a director with the comic timing of a tax auditor." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89%

Sid and Nancy (1986)

"The only thing that is sustained in Sid and Nancy is a tone of clinical disinterest that leaves you asking why Cox would want to make a movie about them." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88%

Hoosiers (1986)

"The movie's enormous craftsmanship accumulates till you're actually seduced into believing all its Pepperidge Farm buncombe. That's quite an achievement." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90%

The Color of Money (1986)

"Scorsese gets you inside the game in a way most sports movies never hint at." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
94%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"The movie doesn't progress or deepen, it just gets weirder, and to no good end." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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