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Roger Hurlburt

Roger Hurlburt
Roger Hurlburt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% The 'Burbs (1989) Tom Hanks should forfeit his Academy Award nomination for Big, now that preview audiences have gotten a look at The `Burbs.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
93% Once Were Warriors (1994) Once Were Warriors is a savage and dismaying tale of a venerable culture in decay and a film difficult to recommend.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) In Bill & Ted`s Bogus Journey, the laugh is on moviegoers. Teens may call it triumphant, but most folks will find the insipid film a totally non-non-non- non-heinous (i.e. egregiously bad) trip to nowhere... and beyond.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
57% Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Good news is, Tomorrow Never Dies is highly entertaining. It will thrill novices and delight old-guard Bondphiles.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
81% Scream 2 (1997) Old-hand Craven delivers a delectably gruesome, well-crafted horror yarn that is crisply edited, inventively photographed and devilishly cast.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
92% Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) The cast of international players is excellent, with Serbedzija delivering an especially fine performance as Aleksandar, a humanistic photographer.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
88% After Hours (1985) One of the best self-conscious black comedies to come along in a long time, Martin Scorsese`s After Hours is a film that delivers humor and anxiety like a smack in the face with an amphetamine pie.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
3.5/4 82% Talk Radio (1988) Just how far can Barry go? That`s what stupified audiences will begin to wonder at the outset of this riveting drama.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/4 87% The Hunt for Red October (1990) Based on Tom Clancy`s phenomenally successful techno-thriller novel, The Hunt for Red October proves that a film can equal, if not surpass, the intrigue and excitement of the story it is based on.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
1/4 55% Valmont (1989) The effect is like an ermine violin: It is beautiful to look at, but it doesn't play.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/4 72% Apartment Zero (1989) Not without humor, Apartment Zero is a titillating foray into the dangerous, the unexpected and the macabre.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
2.5/4 67% Prancer (1989) While charming in conception and beautifully photographed in the dead of a Midwestern winter, Prancer is marred by a principal role.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2014
94% Blue Velvet (1986) Blue Velvet is a film for the aficionado. Pity the viewer who wanders into the movie unprepared.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
85% Bugsy (1991) As Siegel, Warren Beatty hones the finest characterization of his career.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
10% On Deadly Ground (1994) On Deadly Ground is a pip. Beautifully photographed by Ric Waite and handsomely produced, it surely is the most ambitious and the best Seagal movie to date.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) The incorporated tale of large-craniumed alien scientists, bug-headed mutants and a heavily mascaraed heroine in a pointy-brassiered jumpsuit proves fine fodder for the MST3K writers and performers.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2014
69% Jacob's Ladder (1990) Despite its frequently maddening lapses in logic and time frame, Jacob`s Ladder transcends most script ills to become a haunting and truly chilling thriller-melodrama.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2014
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
32% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991) While Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello are the spunky, upstaging stars of the film, they also have a better cast and story to work with.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014
40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) Despite brisk direction by Steve Barron, plus unbridled energy and fine special effects, an overt glorification of violence is still at the crux of this stunt film.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014
9% Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
26% Gordy (1995) Fortunately, Gordy turns to fun whenever it wallows in too much goofiness.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993) Each routine was done better -- and funnier -- long ago by Sellers. Gags about getting drunk, mispronouncing words, dressing up in disguises, executing pratfalls and other inane physical bits have become old and tired.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
6% A Smile like Yours (1997) A Smile Like Yours makes no one smile or cry, just wince. The script is unwieldy, and Kinnear and Holly stuggle in every frame to make characters likable.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
13% Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991) Could somebody please tell me why four scriptwriters were needed for Mannequin Two: On the Move?‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
16% The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) A rather vicious melodrama and morality play that will bore most kids silly.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
17% Masters of the Universe (1987) If not for the superb villainy of Frank Langella, who plays the evil Skeletor, Masters of the Universe would be as barren as an asteroid.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
1.5/4 19% Rude Awakening (1989) Released smack-dab in the middle of so-called Woodstock Week, the comedy Rude Awakening is an often well-intentioned, yet mostly misguided comedic flashback into the drug culture of the 1960s.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/4 10% Father Hood (1993) A story of mixed messages that focuses on contempt for the law, legal authority and public safety, it attempts to garner sympathy -- and, unfortunately, laughs -- during a violent cross-country pursuit.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2014
0% Only the Strong (1993) Dacascos and Prieto are fine athletes, to be sure. But that is not enough to make Only the Strong more than a passing fancy destined for cable TV.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2014
1.5/4 33% Tango & Cash (1989) This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2014
72% Léon: The Professional (1994) The Professional is intriguing, but misses the mark as a potential cult favorite.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
81% Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) The editing is relegated to a series of quick (often mercifully so) blackouts. Time shifts occur at random and often confuse.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2014
87% Chungking Express (1996) Made in less than three months using a hand-held camera, director/writer Wong Kar-Wai's Chungking Express is a tale that only a diehard film buff might enjoy.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
87% The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) The Naked Gun is destined to become a cult comedy classic. If the holiday run doesn`t make a bundle, the returns on the video cassette will.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
4% Wired (1989) Every time the film makes some sense, the sweaty and sleepless face of Belushi invades in close-up and we know it`s only a matter of time before director Peerce will make us privy to the comic`s needless death.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
0% Folks! (1992) It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
4% Cool World (1992) Cool World is a major disappointment -- a repellent oddity with unsavory overtones.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 4, 2014
23% A Stranger Among Us (1992) A Stranger Among Us is an unwieldy yarn that plays passion against faith and tradition in a most unconvincing manner.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 3, 2014
13% Carpool (1996) Despite its "family comedy" packaging, parents may balk at taking kids to Carpool, where kidnapping at gunpoint is intended to trigger humor.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted May 2, 2014
0% Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Jaws the Revenge, the fourth in a series of monster shark epics, is dead in the water.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
93% Fargo (1996) McDormand is brilliant, Macy terrific, Presnell perfect, Buscemi fabulous. And Stormare is fascinating as one of the deadliest and most horrid big-screen killers in recent memory. Fargo is a down-and-dirty doozy.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014
58% Short Circuit (1986) Number Five is the real star of this energetic film. Sheedy, Guttenberg and company are just supporting players.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2014
34% The Lawnmower Man (1992) The Lawnmower Man is a visually stunning and innovative sojourn into a world of computer science gone haywire.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2014
96% GoodFellas (1990) From its opening scene of shocking brutality through its remaining 150 minutes of electrifying, relentless drama, violence, humor and horror, Martin Scorsese`s spellbinding Mafia saga GoodFellas is a film audiences will long remember.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2014
76% Braveheart (1995) Well-made but uneven, Braveheart has some grand moments -- but few pertain to Gibson's less than charismatic performance as the resourceful hero.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2014
87% Chasing Amy (1997) Chasing Amy often is convulsively funny.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2014
93% Moonstruck (1987) Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2014
74% The Lost Boys (1987) The Lost Boys is heady, cutting-edge vampire stuff. Mind you, it's also very tongue-in-cheek. So watch out for those fangs, gang.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014
74% The Santa Clause (1994) A funny, warm and inventive Christmas film that proves seeing is not believing -- believing is seeing.‐ South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2013