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Reyhan Harmanci

Reyhan Harmanci
Reyhan Harmanci's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 63% Lymelife (2008) At no point did I feel bored or condescended to, and even though the ending may be overwrought, it had me gripping my chair. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 14, 2012
3/4 63% Lymelife (2008) Rory Culkin does more than hold his own in this high-powered cast. He shows the angst of a teenage boy, but also the resilience. There is a sweetness to this film that keeps the darkness at bay. ‐ Houston Chronicle
Posted Apr 24, 2009
4/4 94% Goodbye Solo (2009) The movie starts fast and the pace rarely relents. Goodbye Solo is almost frighteningly alive: Other filmmakers must wonder exactly how Ramin Bahrani packs so much personality in what could have been standard indie fare. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/4 90% Hunger (2009) It's horrific. But Hunger displays uncommon intelligence and visual panache, transcending the goal of making the situation seem real. It feels more than real. It's art. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 3, 2009
4/4 94% Tokyo Sonata (Tokyo Sonata) (2009) Tokyo Sonata is a bit overwrought, especially in the final act, but it is beautifully shot, features moving performances by the well-chosen cast and has the unity of vision that is the hallmark of an auteur. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/4 75% Tokyo! (2008) The overall project succeeds at offering three tantalizing films for the price of one movie ticket. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 20, 2009
3/4 78% Throw Down Your Heart (2008) It's an entertaining journey, and director Sascha Paladino injects humor and pathos into the musical sequences. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 13, 2009
3/4 82% Absurdistan (2008) Makes for a lovely hour and a half of old-fashioned storytelling. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 20, 2009
1/4 94% Under the Sea 3D (2009) Oceanic movies in actual science museums are far more interesting and nuanced than this documentary -- not to mention the wildly popular Planet Earth series, which even in 2-D looks better. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2009
1/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Could there be a worse time to revisit the indulgences of the '00s? ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 13, 2009
1/4 32% Fanboys (2008) Uninspired and only faintly funny. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Feb 6, 2009
1/4 55% Yonkers Joe (2009) Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2/4 10% Bride Wars (2009) In these recessionary times, it's not just misogynistic to assume that intelligent women turn into feral dogs at the sight of a Tiffany gift box, but it's also beside the point. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 9, 2009
3/4 50% Antarctica (2008) It's fun to see attractive people get together and fall apart. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2009
1/4 40% My Name Is Bruce (2007) Light as air, My Name Is Bruce is good for a mild chuckle, not a belly laugh. As any Campbell fan knows, managing expectations is key to getting the most from his work. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Dec 19, 2008
3/4 71% Were the World Mine (2008) Were the World Mine follows the teen musical formula but renders its material with admirable lushness and intelligence. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 98% Let the Right One In (2008) Let the Right One In strikes a surprising array of notes: scary, sad and hopeful. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 7, 2008
1/4 60% Loins of Punjab Presents (2007) It's frightfully formulaic, with nary a twist or turn on the patented mockumentary form. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2/4 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) Fear(s) of the Dark is a feast for the eyes, even if it doesn't always get the pulse racing. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 31, 2008
4/4 85% Frontrunners (2008) The film sets just the right tone: with inventive music choices and wonderfully piquant moments plucked from what must have been hundreds of hours of footage, Frontrunners is consistently entertaining. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1/4 60% Quid Pro Quo (2008) Its biggest mystery is how it was financed (by Texas trillionaire and Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban, no less) and selected for distribution. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
2.5/4 39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) Although the ending is unsurprising, Henry Poole remains an interesting character. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 80% Ashes of Time Redux (2008) Elliptical, sweeping, lovely and thoroughly confusing, Ashes of Time Redux is not a film to rent. It's well worth paying to see it on the big screen. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 17, 2008
2/4 45% Sex Drive (2008) Some jokes work, some don't and, frankly, I can't remember either, but it leaves a sweet aftertaste. Slight, but sweet. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 17, 2008
3/4 78% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2008) This modest and lovely film is a welcome reprieve after the explosion-filled slate of summer movies. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) The film tastefully yet unenergetically chugs along. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 55% Battle in Seattle (2008) The characters in Battle in Seattle are often crudely drawn, and the able actors struggle with canned lines. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 64% Traitor (2008) Traitor delivers plot twists but few real surprises. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 27, 2008
4/4 100% Man on Wire (2008) Man on Wire, the delightful documentary about French tightrope walker Philippe Petit's incroyable early-morning trip between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, is an interesting film to watch from the front row. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 8, 2008
1/4 48% Bottle Shock (2008) It lacks the character and depth of a product whose value increases with age. In other words, it's no Chateau Montelena '73 Chardonnay. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2008
2/4 No Score Yet 1000 Journals (2007) 1000 Journals has a catchy hook, and Kreuzhage showed tenacity in following many difficult trails, but the movie plods. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2/4 78% Bustin' Down the Door (2008) The film tries to tell us that money hasn't spoiled the fun, but I was much more curious about the black shorts than the Quicksilver brand board shorts. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) Reilly jumps into his role with the zeal of a Method actor -- no fear about sporting tiny underroos for the bulk of his screen time -- but he sometimes comes off as more scary than funny. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2008
3/4 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) It attempts no improvements on the basic suspense formula. It just does everything really well: perfect pacing, lovely camera work, spot-on acting and an ingenious plot. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 11, 2008
1/4 30% War, Inc. (2008) Like the smart weapon technology it mocks, War, Inc. aims at the right targets but misfires so severely that even the clever details get obliterated in the resulting mess. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 13, 2008
3/4 96% Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008) Bell posits that their disillusionment is a side effect of being American and he may well be right. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 6, 2008
1/4 40% Dark Matter (2008) There is nothing wrong with taking inspiration from actual events, but it's a tricky business, and Dark Matter does no one right by sticking to the shocking conclusion. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 2, 2008