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Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93%

That Thing You Do! (1996)

"Though Hanks doesn't serve up much context, he's solid with details, and the Wonders' performances ring truer than most." ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 16, 2001
19%

Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

"For those who saw the first two Massacres, this will seem pretty much deja-boo!" ‐Washington Post
Posted Nov 16, 2001
3.5/5 19%

On the Line (2001)

"Harmless romantic and musical hijinks abound, and sentimentality prevails." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 26, 2001
2.5/5 21%

Bones (2001)

"Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like Hellraiser." ‐Washington Post
Posted Oct 25, 2001
1/5 29%

Pootie Tang (2001)

"A two-minute character-based skit ... stretched to a mind-boggling 82 minutes." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jun 29, 2001
4.5/5 87%

Calle 54 (2001)

"A brilliantly conceived and elegantly realized documentary tribute to Latin jazz, it packs more drama into each of its 12 musical tableaux than most feature films manage in two hours." ‐Washington Post
Posted May 10, 2001
19%

Universal Soldier (1992)

"Perhaps Van Damme and Lundgren trade blows more easily than lines, but the whole affair is enjoyable in a mindless way." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 31%

Rapid Fire (1992)

"Brandon Lee may want to follow in his father's kick-steps, but unlike martial arts legend Bruce Lee, he's far too pretty for the job." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0%

MAC and Me (1988)

"So why is it so hard to like this film? Having seen it done so much better by Spielberg doesn't help, of course." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56%

Native Son (1986)

"Transforms the novel into an all-too-genteel crime story, denuded of rage, devoid of social and historic context." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
74%

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors (1987)

"While it's better than its predecessor, it's still not quite up to its inspiration." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
0%

Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol (1987)

"Just when you think American film comedy has hit the bottom of the barrel, it makes a supreme effort and keeps sinking." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
37%

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (1995)

"There's still a lot of filler in this chiller." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
20%

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

"So long, Freddy, it's been good to know you." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33%

Creepshow 2 (1987)

"Part of the problem is that King's short stories simply work better in print." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65%

Pumpkinhead (1988)

"Typically hollow and patchy, the script is low par for the course, the acting close behind." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89%

Cronos (1994)

"It's also an amazingly assured feature debut for the 29-year-old del Toro, who is both its writer and director." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
56%

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master (1988)

"As always, the teen actors are disposable, and even Robert Englund seems to be sleepwalking through Freddy." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95%

Red Rock West (1993)

"It is a treasure waiting to be discovered." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69%

Child's Play (1988)

"Director Tom Holland keeps things moving without rushing them. Unfortunately, Child's Play gets a little ugly at the end." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60%

Happy Gilmore (1996)

"Happy Gilmore may not be an ace in the hole, but it beats par by a long shot." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60%

Tapeheads (1988)

"The irony is that nothing Fishman and his cohorts have come up with is really as funny as a two-hour slice of MTV itself." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40%

Child's Play 2 (1990)

"An inevitable sequel that's not as good as its progenitor, but better than most movies with the numbers 2 through 8 in their titles." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92%

True Romance (1993)

"The movie may be stylistically visceral, but it's aesthetically corrupt. It might as well have been called Pump Up the Violence." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33%

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 - The Dream Child (1989)

"As for Englund, he still looks as if he's been working at Domino's too long, and he still sounds as if he's stealing his material from Don Rickles." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38%

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

"So loosely based on a Stephen King short story as to constitute fraud, The Lawnmower Man goes right to the bottom of a growing list of failed King adaptations." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
63%

Executive Decision (1995)

"Deliciously turbulent." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10%

Red Scorpion (1989)

"Beware of its stink." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29%

Village of the Damned (1995)

"Carpenter, whose batting average is dipping dangerously low, shows no grasp of character development, plot line or time passage." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
33%

Lionheart (1991)

"As Lionheart heads for his final confrontation, the film's soundtrack blasts out a "Rocky"-like song called 'No Mercy.' Unless you're a Van Damme or martial arts fanatic, you're more likely to be thinking: No, merci." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100%

Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise) (1987)

"Ambitious and daring in its seamless melding of color, depth and detail." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60%

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1987)

"Take a powerful, revealing nonfiction book, sift through it for its most cliche'd elements and turn it into a terror film and you've got The Serpent and the Rainbow." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82%

Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm (1993)

"Closer to radio drama than kiddie fare, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is the strangest PG film of the year." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5%

Highlander III: The Sorcerer (Highlander: The Final Dimension) (1993)

"As for Van Peebles, he's quite the ridiculous sight and sound." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
69%

Street Smart (1987)

"Schatzberg's major problems are lethargic pacing and a strained plot." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990)

"Truth be told, there's something amusingly surreal in watching these happy-go-lucky, man-sized terps engage in full-scale punch-and-kick-outs with the inevitable villains." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38%

Pure Country (1992)

"George Strait plays it right to his name in Pure Country, a pleasant, low-key country-and-western film." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
74%

Backbeat (1994)

"Working with a time period and two crucial characters probably not too familiar to less-than-avid Beatles or rock fans, Softley needs a great performance, and he gets it from Hart." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80%

Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

"[Murphy's] material, which trades on racial and sexual stereotypes even as it skewers them, may be offensive to some, but for others he remains a hell of a good yuck." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
47%

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)

"Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is stupid fun, a distaff, gothic version of Pee-wee's Playhouse." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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No Place to Hide (1993)

"No Place to Hide is so bad it's not even any good." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
31%

Judgment Night (1993)

"The filmmakers have made a big deal of a soundtrack that features 10 collaborations between rappers and rockers (the theme is performed by De La Soul and Teenage Fan Club), but their casting consciousness is less adventurous." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83%

They Live (1988)

"The plot for They Live is full of black holes, the acting is wretched, the effects are second-rate." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
29%

Popcorn (1989)

"[Popcorn] has several good ideas that, unfortunately, go unrealized." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3%

RoboCop 3 (1993)

"As for the conflict, it's hardly riveting and often it's downright silly. The sets and effects betray their downsized budget. And the Japanese bashing is less artful than in Rising Sun, though just as obnoxious." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85%

Tremors (1990)

"A delightful throwback to such '50s and '60s films as "Them," "The Deadly Mantis" and "Attacks" of both "The Giant Leeches" and "The Crab Monsters."" ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26%

The Puppet Masters (1994)

"The Puppet Masters occasionally lives up to its reputation, but the delay between story conception and celluloid conversion has clearly wilted its power and potential." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
11%

No Holds Barred (1989)

"Charmless, stupid and badly made, No Holds Barred makes Rocky look like Citizen Pain." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
73%

Tombstone (1993)

"Highly stylized fashion-wise but awkwardly unfocused in its plotlines, it aims for the western iconography of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone but never gets past its own directorial hurdles." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
6%

Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6) (1995)

"Unfortunately, while director Joe Chapelle and writer Daniel Farrands took advantage of a clearance sale at the Horror Cliche Emporium, they forgot to stop in at Plots R Us." ‐Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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