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Philip Marchand

Philip Marchand
Philip Marchand's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Toronto Star

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 35% Vantage Point (2008) Vantage Point is a thriller that has quite a lot on its mind. The very structure of the movie challenges the audience's patience, if not its wit.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Ants (2006) Stand[s] out with exceptional force.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2008
2.5/4 80% Garbage Warrior (2007) Garbage Warrior is, in the end, a fitting tribute to a free spirit and a valuable citizen.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2008
2.5/4 71% Definitely, Maybe (2008) It's no accident that the producers Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, are the pair responsible for such romantic comedies as Love Actually, About a Boy, Bridget Jones's Diary and Notting Hill, all starring Hugh Grant.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2008
2.5/4 80% The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) The Spiderwick Chronicles exemplifies a problem with many of today's fantasy-adventure movies: the sense that narrative values, such as the artful building of suspense, can be slighted because the computer-generated special effects are so good.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2008
2/4 0% Normal (2007) [The unhappy characters] are not richly developed, but it seems characteristic of this genre to highlight one-dimensional individuals.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
1.5/4 22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins reinforces the sense that movies are not about real life but about other movies.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
3/4 58% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) Director Ari Sandel, who made an Academy Award-winning short film, West Bank Story, shows generous portions of each comedian's performance. Students of the art will be interested in the commentary the performers provide.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
.5/4 2% Strange Wilderness (2008) This movie is designed for an audience that likes gross-out humour and endless silliness.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2008
2.5/4 68% Honeydripper (2007) Honeydripper, by veteran American director John Sayles, shows just how much life music can give to a movie.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2008
3/4 83% The Rape of Europa (2007) There is a heart-rending feeling to this documentary, in part due to its sense of irretrievable loss.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
2.5/4 20% All Hat (2007) The plot is reasonably convincing, the pace tight, the laid-back score of jazz guitar and harmonica suitable to a film about country living, in which blood and gore are conspicuously absent.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
2/4 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) "So they send in the devil to do God's work," says a hulking Australian mercenary, part of the rescue attempt. "It's ironic, isn't it?" Highly ironic. The implications of that irony are not explored in the movie.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
2/4 16% Untraceable (2008) Untraceable demonstrates, once again, how unnecessary it is for audiences actually to understand technical jargon.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2008
2.5/4 87% Starting Out in the Evening (2007) What to do with this light, while it lasts? [Director] Wagner's problem is to find an answer to that question and also to offer some resolution to the conflicts of honesty and compromise the movie portrays.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
3/4 53% Steep (2007) Obenhaus's movie certainly contains a lot of spectacular photography.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
1/4 4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006) The biggest laugh occurred when one prisoner, chained to the wall of a cave, asked another chained prisoner, 'Where you from?'‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2008
.5/4 0% One Missed Call (2008) The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short.‐ Toronto Star
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2008