Ruth Batchelor

Ruth Batchelor
Ruth Batchelor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Free Press
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Publications: Los Angeles Free Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet The Defector (1966) The film may be outdated now, but it's worth seeing Clift at the end of his career. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
13% Brannigan (1975) I won't say Brannigan is without laughs. Most of them in the wrong places. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
No Score Yet Janis - The Way She Was (1974) From the first spastic, gut-ripping, throattearing scream, to the last "Me and Bobby McGee" voiced-over stills, it's Janis. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
25% Bug (1975) The acting, writing and direction are awful. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
74% Tommy (1975) I had an earful and an eyeful of something surprising and unique. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
33% Rosebud (1975) Rosebud makes even Exodus look like Gone With The Wind. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
63% The Wind and the Lion (1975) The script is an embarrassment the directing is stilted; the editor must have felt he was watching a Ping Pong match. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) The humor which keeps the incredibility of W.W. going is missing when Burt himself isn't around. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
40% Breakout (1975) If you like Bronson, you'll love Breakout. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet Shark's Treasure (1975) All the water stuff has a great air of authenticity and is beautifully photographed. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet Charlotte (La jeune fille assassinée) (1974) Sirpa Lane (Charlotte), is everything Karen Black should have been in The Day of the Locust. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet Ein unbekannter rechnet ab (Ten Little Indians)(And Then There Were None) (1974) Even if you're not familiar with the whodunit plot, the direction is so boring you won't care. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
98% Jaws (1975) It is not only the most realistically terrifying film I've ever gasped through, it is extraordinarily well made. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet Lepke (1975) Amateurish. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet Jacqueline Susann's 'Once Is Not Enough' (1975) A fitting epitaph to the saga of Jacqueline Susann. Movie buffs will love it, and Susann fans will finally get their money's worth. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
66% Rollerball (1975) If this is the future, take me back to Raquel Welch and Kansas City Bomber. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet The Wilby Conspiracy (1975) Fortunately the actors, direction, dialogue and scenic photography carry the film over some confusing moments in the plot. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet Return to Macon County (The Last Escape) (1975) A boring hunk of amateurism. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet Hennessy (1975) The plot is imaginative, it's Britishly well-directed, and the tension does build. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
69% Black Christmas (1974) The editing is more butchered that the victims. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
64% Race with the Devil (1975) All the wives are good for is crying and screaming and the husbands spend half their time comforting their wives, whose only brave deed is to go to a library and steal a book about witches. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
No Score Yet Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) The film does have some redeeming action shots, and Tamara's costumes are worth looking at... but unless you're desperate for a film and have seen everything else in town, I think you could give this a pass. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
No Score Yet Ruleta Rusa (1975) It is supposed to be a suspense comedy, but all they really achieve is total confusion in the audience. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
44% Rooster Cogburn (1975) Wayne gives it what he can, and so does Hepburn, but there's just too much going against them. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
No Score Yet Lies My Father Told Me (1975) Lies My Father Told Me is a gift you should not deny yourself. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
No Score Yet Paper Tiger (1975) Paper Tiger shows a growing friendship between the boy and his tutor. Fine. But it also shows senseless killing, with no explanations. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
33% Man Friday (1975) Robinson Crusoe has been done to death, and much better. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
No Score Yet Old Dracula (1974) It seems these film makers are trying for comedy, and they made a full-length film out of what Bob Hope would have turned down as a bad skit 20 years ago. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
75% The Sunshine Boys (1975) I'm afraid it would be a rainy day in hell before The Sunshine Boys would be anything more than an afternoon matinee flick for the Actor's Home For The Aged. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
No Score Yet Lucky Lady (1975) The worst offense in this unfunny comedy is the killing off of Robby Benson, who plays the boy-skipper of their sloop. How can you show the bloody murder of the one character an audience cares for, in a Peckinpah-style scene, in a so-called comedy? - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
63% Hustle (1975) After seeing Lucky Lady and now Hustle, I'm convinced that The Longest Yard was a fluke. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
No Score Yet The Commitment (1976) It is not a slick film, nor very professional, but its dedication to reality is unrelenting. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
No Score Yet Winterhawk (1975) The story... has been told far too often and much better, by John Ford in the Searchers, for instance. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
80% Inserts (1975) Inserts is a worthwhile film and does not deserve to be X'd off your list. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
80% Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) Shelley Winters... gives the performance she was born for. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
No Score Yet Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story (1976) It works all the way. Even the ending is real, touching and not without humor. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
97% Taxi Driver (1976) If in Taxi Driver Scorsese's trying to show us that our cities are becoming like those of Clockwork Orange, Kubrick already did that four years ago, without nearly as much obscenity or gore. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
No Score Yet I Will, I Will...For Now (1975) An outdated writer-director's idea of "hip". - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
33% The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976) Goldie Hawn gets a chance to really do her stuff. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
75% Robin and Marian (1976) Audrey Hepburn, at 46, is still the only actress on the screen who can make a nun's habit look chic. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
97% The Bad News Bears (1976) Tatum's Paper Moon was no fluke. She's a born actress. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
11% Lipstick (1976) Cheap sexploitation on a subject that deserves much better. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
No Score Yet The River Niger (1976) The play was award-winning, but as a film, The River Niger is a washout. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
No Score Yet Tunnel Vision (Tunnelvision) (1976) The humor is sophomoric and very much like a shoot off of NBC's Saturday Night show. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
No Score Yet W.c. Fields And Me (1976) The biggest trouble with W.C. Fields and Me has to be the "Me" being Monti. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
No Score Yet Sandstone (1974) The camera work and the sound system are abominable. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) In the hands of British director Michael Winner, whose funniest picture was Death Wish, this dog really dies - not the animal, the whole film. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
60% That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) A movie buff's technicolor dream. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
50% Burnt Offerings (1976) If you want a good laugh at a bad movie, Burnt Offerings doesn't have to be thrown in the ash can. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
87% Car Wash (1976) Car Wash is an ensemble effort and there's not a weak link in the entire chain of activity. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019