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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
44% Link (1986) It's a hirsute yarn full of growls and jabbers, knuckle-dragging and primal screams -- and the notion that not even Ray Berwick's trained apes can save a film with a silly story. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
69% Doc Hollywood (1991) Fox is back where he belongs, playing self-effacing comedy and allowing his boyish style to frame a characterization. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
3/4 79% Lily in Love (1985) For a change it's great to hear two fine actors converse and not merely talk. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
86% The Joy Luck Club (1993) An unforgettable, highly emotional mosaic of a film. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
45% The Karate Kid Part II (1986) There is nary a satisfying moment in the film, despite beautiful on-location settings and fine photography. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
52% Tequila Sunrise (1988) Talky, brooding and leisurely paced, Robert Towne's Tequila Sunrise is a pithy, curiously inviting cop-and-crook thriller with twists, turns and some fine acting. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
63% The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) Everyone has dreams about flying. Here, with The Boy Who Could Fly, one feels it just might be possible -- if not in the head, at least in the heart. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
71% Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) The antics of the Gremlins in this sequel are truly amazing, from their sudden appearances and jump-out tactics, to nasty, premeditated shenanigans and hand-to-hand confrontations with humans. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
76% Benny & Joon (1993) Benny & Joon is a curious movie that should not work but somehow does. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/4 91% Something Wild (1986) Something Wild is fun, at first. Then it becomes deadly and weird and engrossing. Predictable it is not. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
98% Paris Is Burning (1991) Paris Is Burning is a daring and remarkable little film. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
0.5/4 71% Child's Play (1988) Unfortunately, the screenplay by Don Mancini and John Lafia is so predictable, that the jump-out-of-your-seat shocks are telegraphed far in advance. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
34% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Home Alone 2: Alone in New York is a rollicking return to the pesky juvenile high jinks, broad slapstick antics and tender sentimentality that made the first film a phenomenon -- and it does it all even better. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
56% Immortal Beloved (1994) Immortal Beloved is pure historical hokum. Nevertheless, it is an absorbing motion picture and a heady blend of stellar performances, spectacular backdrops and crafty screenwriting. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
60% Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Using the tried-and-true recipe, Die Hard With a Vengeance is a grand slice of bang-up action -- purely Hollywood-style. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
42% Billy Madison (1995) A more moronic vehicle is hard to imagine. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
42% Bad Boys (1995) Perhaps in a misguided effort to capitalize on the stars' comedic talents, the producers diluted the hardball violence of Bad Boys with extraneous shtick and too much banal banter. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) The film is great entertainment. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
38% Legend (1985) It's all flash and no flesh. But in the hands of a visual director like Scott, sometimes that's enough. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
50% Oliver & Company (1988) A film packed with superb animation, songs and a nifty story line. And it's all set to a cadence of love, laced with some danger. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
42% Teen Wolf (1985) The movie plods towards a predictable ending and misses all sorts of chances to be funny. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
33% I Come in Peace (1990) With the mob on one side and the dueling aliens on the other, I Come in Peace is one of the most resourceful, crafty and original sci-fi thrillers to hit the screen in some time. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
40% Bloodsport (1988) Bloodsport is a film that will appeal to a specialized audience to be sure. Laced with humor and an often light and flippantly written script, Bloodsport is a sleeper with a real wake-up punch. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
36% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Despite a promising set up, replete with oodles of Valley-girl lingo and cliquish quips, Buffy the Vampire Slayer becomes a comedy of missed opportunities and banal action. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
29% Hook (1991) Spielberg's Hook is an absolute delight. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
21% Mannequin (1987) Photography is cloudy, the sound weak and often garbled. Performances are broad and antics throughout reveal a penchant for slapstick. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
37% Ishtar (1987) Ishtar is cute, reasonably pleasant entertainment, but no motion picture oasis for Hoffman, Beatty or their fans. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
43% Twins (1988) In all, Twins is kind of fun, although it's strangely brutal at times. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
0/4 13% Clifford (1994) Worthless from start to finish, Clifford is a supreme disaster -- a film that neither Short, Grodin nor Steenburgen will be adding to their resumes. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
29% Event Horizon (1997) There is little to recommend in this nonsensical, repulsively gory outer-space yarn other than moody interiors and a few adequate special effects. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
43% Species (1995) As a straight fright film, Species would be wildly laughable for all the wrong reasons. But for moviegoers able to shelve credibility and go with the gory flow, it is a nifty parody of 1950s science-fiction fare. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
53% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
57% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
89% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/4 89% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/4 74% Apartment Zero (1989) Not without humor, Apartment Zero is a titillating foray into the dangerous, the unexpected and the macabre. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2014
93% Blue Velvet (1986) Blue Velvet is a film for the aficionado. Pity the viewer who wanders into the movie unprepared. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
85% Bugsy (1991) As Siegel, Warren Beatty hones the finest characterization of his career. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
12% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2014
73% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
35% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014