People Staff

People Staff
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T-Meter Title | Year
29% Superman III (1983) If not as exhilarating as Superman II, Superman III is surprising and boisterously witty. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
45% The Karate Kid Part II (1986) The film is ultimately too predictable, even somewhat tiresome, and Karate Kid Part II goes down kicking. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
82% Stand and Deliver (1988) Olmos provides plenty to stand up and cheer about even when the film is not delivering much else in the way of substance. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
23% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) There are enough serious laughs to suggest that Quintano may give the Abrahams-Zucker team (Naked Gun; Airplane) substantial competition in the mainstream parody business. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
21% Showgirls (1995) To say this movie is smarmy is to understate the case. To say it stinks is more like it. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
82% Innerspace (1987) Watching Innerspace is like riding a familiar roller coaster: It's decent fun but the thrill is gone. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
73% Heartbreak Ridge (1986) Screenwriter Jim Carabatsos (yes, the very guy who wrote No Mercy) is a Vietnam vet. Yet he seems to have no idea of how men fight, get along or talk. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
50% Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) Prepare for another hour and a half's worth of warm fuzzies. Willy the whale and his human pal, 14-year-old Jesse, are back together, and Moby Dick they aren't. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
88% Heaven Can Wait (1978) Along the way there is fun, football, romance and thoroughly satisfying unreality. Movies are supposed to be like this. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
100% Path to War (2002) Alec Baldwin excelled as former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
78% Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) Masterson and Stoltz possess talent and charm to spare. Here are actors making characters of what could have been cartoons. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
76% Benny & Joon (1993) This film about love among the mentally ill is... as artificially sweet as a mouthful of saccharin. Still, it is irresistibly appealing in an old-fashioned, fantasy romance way. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
78% Sophie's Choice (1982) Streep and Kline, embodying their characters in a way that goes beyond performing, obliterate the excesses on their straight and stirring journey to the heart. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
90% Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) Weir makes beautiful and daring movies, but this one is longer on style than substance. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
91% Something Wild (1986) Buy a ticket to this whirligig of a movie at your own risk. You enter a fun house and exit through a chamber of horrors. But director Jonathan Demme provides a heck of a ride. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
No Score Yet Reckless (1984) First-time director James Foley has made a drooling, teen-sex film dressed up as Rebel Without a Cause. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2020
93% Chan Is Missing (1982) In spite of technical crudities and a sometimes confusing story line, this is a minor triumph. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
24% The River (1984) This dull agribomb will soon be forgotten anyway, even if Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek aren't. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
57% Yanks (1979) Though some of the photography is stunning and the mood of wartime Europe is warmly rendered, this is not a movie to write home about. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
33% Casual Sex? (1988) Only the "Vin Man," a beast from the East named Vinny and played as a macho send-up by comic Andrew Dice Clay, lightens up the proceedings. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
86% Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) Like its subject, the movie celebrates down-hominess but should win over plenty of city folk. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
91% The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) This is terrific family fare, with an appealing cast and some picturesque locations in the Northwest. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
65% 13 Going on 30 (2004) 13 Going on 30, directed with a sweet touch by Gary Winick (Tadpole), is an immensely likable if unchallenging comedy. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
56% Prefontaine (1997) Unlike most sports movies, which have the artificial uplift of a pep rally, Prefontaine, small-scaled and quiet, is about defeat as much as victory. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
76% Cool Runnings (1993) ... mildly amusing but overly calculated comedy... - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
75% Candyman (1992) While Candyman has a standard ration of supernatural powers, the movie's effects are tame. Nor does Rose exhibit any sense of humor. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
79% The Innocent (L'innocente) (1979) Director Luchino Visconti, a giant of modern Italian cinema, died three years ago, just before this film was completed. Too bad: The final U.S. version clearly lacks the master's touch. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
74% The Fog (1980) A doozy of a chiller -- an intricate tale of intrigue and terror stirred by a century-old shipwreck. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
50% Salem's Lot (2004) Even though I didn't approach it with a genre fan's enthusiasm, I will allow that this remake offers its share of scares. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
20% Richard's Things (1980) A lot of tension just leaks away The movie is never uninteresting, though. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
80% The Great Mouse Detective (1986) While it is clearly not the most ambitious or flamboyant, it is an engaging 72 minutes worth of fun for kids and easy to take for their chauffeurs. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
64% Love Actually (2003) Forget about stiff upper lips. Though very British, this irresistible ensemble comedy will easily coax full-sized grins of enjoyment from viewers. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
60% Tiger Cruise (2004) With all the talk about duty, much of it set to stirring music, this TV movie sometimes comes across like a recruiting pitch. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
63% Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) In the age of [Justin] Bieber and Glee, this musical starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers feels slightly behind the curve, but it's better than the first Camp Rock - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
45% Camp Rock (2008) Camp Rock is not all that good. It doesn't have the earnest, smart silliness of the High School Musical franchise. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
40% Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed (2005) You'll be touched and amused by Ullman's memories of doing one-girl shows for her widowed mother, but on the whole this is a letdown. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
50% Old Boyfriends (1979) Tewkesbury has absorbed much of Altman's ability to capture spontaneity, but none of his genius for telling a good story. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
17% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) The road scenes are routine. Even the vehicles aren't appealing. In the name of decency, spare us another Smokey. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
33% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Though equal to its original in quantity of sadistic slapstick, this anticipated sequel is dull and strikingly uninspired. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
56% Immortal Beloved (1994) Ultimately, Beloved has all the sound and fury of Beethoven's music but none of its emotional resonance. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% The Buddy Holly Story (1978) An extraordinary performance by Gary Busey as the early rock'n'roll star gives life to this otherwise ordinary film. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
34% Poetic Justice (1993) If what you really want to see is a simple love story, this is the picture for you. Simple it is, as in simple-minded. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
88% Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs) (1978) Blier's sense of humor is curious if not downright incomprehensible... The comedy is so airy it floats right off the screen. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
80% Shogun Assassin (1980) That wasn't his life passing before him; it was this movie. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
49% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) Replete with rude noises, pathetic table manners and bathroom jokes that would discredit a second grader, Ace Ventura is an endeavor that all concerned should omit from their résumés. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
27% Xanadu (1980) Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Many races ensue, but Drift remains strictly for motorheads. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
42% Bad Boys (1995) The unfailingly ingratiating Smith glides through the movie. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) The movie mostly flows easily, though, to its satisfying conclusion. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
39% Road House (1989) Vulgarity isn't the movie's main vice. Hypocrisy is. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019