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Philip Marchand

Philip Marchand

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

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
2.5/4 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) "This is an engrossing film, partly because the director pulls the camera back from time to time to mitigate the occasional effect of claustrophobia and to remind the audiencehow stunning the landscape is. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2/4 42% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) "[A] vulgarized portrayal of the Tudor court. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 29, 2008
3/4 100% Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) "The film certainly makes its case, tracing a chain of abuse from Bagram to the notorious Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib, to the cells of Guantanamo. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 22, 2008
3.5/4 85% War Dance (2007) "'The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places,' Hemingway wrote in A Farewell to Arms. That statement might stand as the summation of this documentary, which celebrates the strength of winsome, broken children. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 22, 2008
2/4 56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) "The characters remain halfway between genuine comic creations and realistic individuals, and the whole narrative feels artificial, stuck in the tension between being a morality play and a freewheeling comedy. " ‐ Toronto Star
Posted Feb 22, 2008
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
Posted Feb 22, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet Ants (2006) "Stand[s] out with exceptional force. " ‐ Toronto Star
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 25, 2008
2.5/4 20% All Hat (2008) "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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 18, 2008
3/4 53% Steep (2007) "Obenhaus's movie certainly contains a lot of spectacular photography. " ‐ Toronto Star
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
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
Posted Jan 7, 2008
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