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Ron Wells
Ron Wells's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) Dey ultimately lets Chan down. If the legendary actor could have brought in old school chum Sammo Hung, he could have made this a great picture. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 62% Paulie (1998) My head still throbs from being hit repeatedly with blunt life lessons. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 60% Rush Hour (1998) Chris Tucker is the man. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 54% Girl, Interrupted (1999) Sounding like the scribblings from a teenager's diary, the 28-year-old Ryder lapses into self-parody. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 79% The Prince of Egypt (1998) Much of the animation is stunning and all of the vocal performances are good to great. It's just much of the passion seems to be in not stepping on anyone's beliefs or interpretations, instead of in telling the story in the most compelling way possible. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) If, like me, you're sick of every work of art getting judged by your grandmother's delicate sensibilities and would like to watch some real artists have some fun while flipping off the cultural watchdogs, this film was made for you. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 95% Come and See (Idi i smotri) (1985) This Soviet-era Russian film displays the horrors of World War II in a manner that makes The Deer Hunter look like The Green Berets. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 57% Never Been Kissed (1999) This is an okay date flick. It's somewhat forgettable, like high school should be, but possessing a few moments it'll be tough to get out of your head. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 63% Man on the Moon (1999) Whether you like the film will probably depend on whether you thought Kaufman was funny the first time. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 86% Sexy Beast (2000) It's nice to see a new director willing to spend as much time with his actors as he does moving the camera around. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 61% 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Of all the teen films released this year, this one is, by far, the best. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Very funny and painfully relevant two hours of entertainment. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 22% Little Nicky (2000) No, it's not a masterpiece, nor is it meant to be. For those of us greatly amused by the little rascal, this is a definite four-star movie. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 92% Election (1999) Beuller?... Beuller? Where's Ferris? Oh, there he is on the floor. Brought to his knees and he still hasn't learned anything. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 48% Bamboozled (2000) The director's new masterpiece is a summation of nearly everything he has learned as a filmmaker, and about black culture, but he doesn't feel the need to beat the audience over the head for each lesson he's trying to impart. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 80% The Green Mile (1999) One of the best prison films ever made. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 67% Manic (2003) This is exactly the kind of film the Dogme 95 movement was meant to inspire. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 57% Pitch Black (2000) Hey man, it's February. You've already picked through all the leftover Oscar-bait you can take, so it's no time to be picky. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4.5/5 94% Dark Days (2000) If you want to know where to find the truly dedicated filmmakers, you have to see documentaries. It's there you can find true commitment, from the likes of filmmakers like Marc Singer. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 83% The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) When Law leaves in the middle, the whole film just sags. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 91% Waiting for Guffman (1996) It's Corky's movie. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 64% The X-Files - Fight the Future (1998) If you watch the show religiously, you've probably already seen it this weekend. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3.5/5 63% Bring It On (2000) This is one of the most likable [teen films] ever made not starring John Cusack ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 63% Clay Pigeons (1998) Vince Vaughn may play the two best movie serial killers this year if his Norman Bates rendition can match his performance in Clay Pigeons. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) In his first action flick in a long career, Apted succeeds in both the character stuff and the action scenes. Something had to give, and it's the plot. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2/5 22% 8MM (1999) Walker at least has a solid premise here. Too bad the script didn't find its way to another David Fincher who could understand it. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 63% Acts of Worship (2003) Some of the acting may not be the best and many of the points aren't made with a soft touch, but damn, I can't think of another film about addiction with a more accurate view from the inside. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 18, 2003
3.5/5 43% Camera Obscura (2003) A nuanced crime film with some colorful personalities. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 19, 2003
3/5 80% E Minha Cara (2001) While much of the film is fascinating, many stretches feel like you're just watching somebody's home movies (which you are), with too much camera movement and lack of concentration. ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 20, 2003
2/5 20% Monkeybone (2001) A largely frustrating 90-minute experience. ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 18, 2003
4/5 83% Senorita Extraviada (2001) Look, I know this documentary isn't easy to watch. It will make you angry. That's good; it should make you angry. ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 14, 2003
3.5/5 No Score Yet Born Rich (2004) At least Johnson was honest to both the audience and himself, and kept an open mind. Really, that's all you can ask for. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 11, 2003
3/5 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) Chan and Wilson have an easy chemistry together and director David Dobkin ... knows enough not to get in the way of that or the fight choreography. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 10, 2003
4/5 83% Narc (2002) The best thing I can say about this film is that I can't wait to see what the director does next. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 11, 2003
4/5 100% Fudoh: The New Generation (2000) Every so often a film comes along that just breaks your heart... and then there are films like this one that hit you in the head like an aluminum baseball bat. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 27, 2002
5/5 92% The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) I'm willing to bet ... that I don't see another [documentary] this year as richly entertaining or as cathartic. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 16, 2002
3.5/5 54% Payback (1999) Payback is just Die Hard: Without a Soul. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
2/5 39% Men in Black II (2002) There are plenty of crazy aliens, and a few jokes at the expense of the occasional celebrity. Too bad none of it was really all that funny or even memorable. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3/5 82% The Deep End (2001) A film that is diverting but not memorable. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 76% Kundun (1997) Scorcese has made one of his best and most personal films. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
2/5 25% Mission to Mars (2000) Typically, while a good screenplay only requires a single author, this unimaginative, derivative dreck required at least four, even with the massive cribbing from 2001: A Space Odyssey. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
1.5/5 22% The General's Daughter (1999) This may be the most gratuitous film I've seen this year. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3.5/5 78% Tadpole (2002) A real step forward for the digital video revolution. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3.5/5 92% Face/Off (1997) What we have here is the first, true American John Woo movie. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
4/5 63% Session 9 (2001) I'd have to say it's fairly effective. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
5/5 94% Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) This minimalist masterpiece is one of the greatest American films to come out of the 1970's. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3/5 68% U-571 (2000) (Mostow's) theme of what it takes to be a leader nearly breaks a surprisingly decent action film. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3.5/5 71% The Cider House Rules (1999) What the film is really about are CHOICES: the need to make them, how they affect others, and actively dealing with the repercussions of your actions. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3.5/5 67% Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998) If you like Maddin's other works, you'll probably dig this. If you don't, this film will not convert you to the cause. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002
3.5/5 57% Deep Blue Sea (1999) LL Cool J and Thomas Jane (are you looking for the new Steve McQueen? HE'S RIGHT HERE) keep the movie rolling. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 8, 2002