Robert Kotlowitz

Robert Kotlowitz
Robert Kotlowitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Harper's Magazine
Publications: Harper's Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% Hot Millions (1968) [A] wonderfully funny movie. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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53% Finian's Rainbow (1968) [Finian's Rainbow] looks as though it has been rehearsed for, say, two months, then photographed in a week's time. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Star! (1968) While Star! betrays everything in its course, it betrays no one more than its own star, Julie Andrews. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Dear John (Käre John) (1964) Much has been made about the erotic nature of the movie, and that is a good thing... for it is very sweet eroticism. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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90% The Lion in Winter (1968) Mr. Goldman's script cannot resist undercutting the subject by trivializing it. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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56% The Fixer (1968) In the face of Frankenheimer's beautiful intentions it is really awful to have to say that The Fixer is a high-minded, monotonous drone. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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47% Ice Station Zebra (1968) Buy some popcorn and see the movie. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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67% The Brotherhood (1968) If this story of the Mafia seems near bankruptcy, it's because nearly everything in it is in debt to something else that was done better at another time. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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40% Candy (1968) The joke, if it ever really existed, has gone out of Candy in her film embodiment. In its place is a long, dreary vaudeville, six or seven acts' worth. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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67% The Night They Raided Minsky's (The Night They Invented Striptease) (1968) It seems a shame, for the director William Friedkin apparently wanted something more...but in the end the crassness of the story does him in. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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100% Ulysses (1967) Mr. Strick directed Ulysses and shared the screenplay with Fred Haines. I congratulate them both. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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85% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over) (1966) In La Guerre Est Finie, Resnais has caught the wholly bitter taste of life-in-exile and the obsessive quality that often accompanies the pursuit of hopeless causes. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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91% Persona (1966) This original and individual work acts upon us in its own way; what is finally impossible to escape are the faces of Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, agonized objects of Bergman's worship. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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76% Accident (1967) In the end, for all the fairly sensational things that have been brought to pass, it is the audience that is left forlorn and lonely, excluded from the often boring private visions of Harold Pinter's characters. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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100% Ostre Sledované Vlaky (Closely Watched Trains) (1966) One of the most appealing movies of the year. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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64% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) There is so little authentic feeling in Far From the Madding Crowd. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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41% Camelot (1967) This Camelot could be moved into Disneyland, intact. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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70% Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is another of his Euclidean problems in human geometry, worked relentlessly through step-by-step to the last tear and the neat solution, both of which are designed to provide full satisfaction. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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100% War and Peace (Voyna i Mir) (1968) The Tolstoyan directness comes through the film, the attempt stated and restated -- to resolve the dilemma of how to live. And while the movie sometimes hammers its moral points home with something less than grace, its epic quality never fails. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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No Score Yet Interlude (2005) Their story, of course, has been told several times before, under different names, but never, in my memory, at such excruciating length. The film, which might have been satisfactory at an hour and a quarter, goes on for nearly two. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1968) This follow-up to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is the French at their least charming, being a nearly unbearably coy Gallic imitation of an MGM musical dating from the heyday of Gene Kelly. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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92% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) The movie, it seems to me, is a kind of galactic deep freeze, empty inside, both extraordinarily tedious and fancy at the same time. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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95% La Chinoise (1968) Its pace, for all the talk, is exhilarating, its use of primary colors hard and beautiful, its shifts of mood and action are both intricate and dazzling; while its feeling for its characters is always serious and affectionate, even when Godard is mocking. - Harper's Magazine EDIT
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