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S. James Snyder

S. James Snyder
S. James Snyder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94%

The Cove (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 No Score Yet

El Cártel (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 54%

Surveillance (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet

Le Tango des Rashevski (The Rashevski Tango) (2003)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 87%

At the Edge of the World (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 86%

The Windmill Movie (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet

The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 33%

Shutterbug (2010)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 33%

Tickling Leo (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 62%

Grace Is Gone (2007)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet

La Pivellina (2011)

"Covi and Frimmel work their neorealistic magic, turning what might have been a sappy maternal-awakening melodrama into a simplistic, genuinely sweet tribute to motherhood, Italian style." ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 31, 2011
2/5 33%

Born and Bred (2011)

"[Frimmer's] meandering, repetitive interviews dilute the sport's intensity, while his rigorously linear approach buries the suspense." ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 17, 2011
3/5 40%

Damn! (2011)

"Damn! clearly knows a thing or two about fameballs, but it leaves the rest of the heavy lifting to the viewer." ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 10, 2011
4/5 79%

Battle for Brooklyn (2011)

"Nothing propels a documentary like injustice, and Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley's infuriating chronicle of an outer-borough David-versus-Goliath saga plays like a marathon of inequity." ‐Time Out
Posted Jun 15, 2011
2/5 71%

Dumbstruck (2011)

"Some ventriloquists win the fame game, while some remain stuck in the D-list dugout. The fact that Dumbstruck doesn't even attempt to differentiate these camps makes the film feel as if it's just talking out of the side of its mouth." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 21, 2011
3/5 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"It's all about pacing. The story moves so swiftly, that intensity becomes the thing. The only thing." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Jan 31, 2011
2/5 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

""Little Fockers" has all the appeal of reheated Apple Pie. Time for this crew to think a little fresher." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Dec 22, 2010
4/5 87%

Unstoppable (2010)

"Frank and Will aren't superheroes or super agents, they're blue collar champions. " ‐Metromix.com
Posted Nov 11, 2010
4/5 79%

Fair Game (2010)

"A riveting historical political thriller with heart to spare." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Nov 3, 2010
2/5 40%

Gerrymandering (2010)

"Good policy does not ensure good drama; Gerrymandering summarizes an urgent issue but forgets to detail the true fallout." ‐Time Out
Posted Oct 13, 2010
2.5/5 50%

Stone (2010)

"While the three lead actors prove capable of luring us in and defying our expectations, we gradually realize they have nowhere interesting to go." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"Veering from admiration to mockery, from anti-bailout to pro-business, [Oliver] Stone's sequel is one confused little nostalgia trip." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Sep 23, 2010
1/5 20%

Clear Blue Tuesday (2010)

"An overcrowded, emotionally erratic anthem of NYC endurance." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 1, 2010
2/5 28%

Takers (2010)

"Subplots go on and on, in a noble but meandering attempt to add emotional backbone to the chaos. It's too bad, because the action ... is pretty darn good." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/5 41%

The Expendables (2010)

"Shamelessly in love with its movie stars, and these stars deliver. " ‐Metromix.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
4/5 87%

Neshoba (2010)

"Some questions, this compelling movie reminds us, still require answers." ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 11, 2010
2/5 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"Does offer a grizzlier, more sullen [Zac] Efron than we've seen before and yet ... it's shocking how director Burr Steers steers clear of the story's natural bleakness. " ‐Metromix.com
Posted Jul 30, 2010
2/5 27%

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

"With its assurances that everything happens for a reason and everything will be alright, a potentially haunting story becomes a philosophical one-way street." ‐Chicago Tribune
Posted Jul 30, 2010
3/5 41%

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

"A peculiar case of a messy blockbuster that would work much, much better as a 45-minute affair." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Jul 14, 2010
4/5 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"At once a derivative extension of Pixar's themes and a replica so polished and creative that it's hard to resist." ‐Metromix.com
Posted Jul 9, 2010
2.5/5 10%

Grown Ups (2010)

"Grown Ups betrays everything sweet, sincere and low-key that actuality makes it special." ‐Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 24, 2010
1.5/5 12%

Jonah Hex (2010)

"With a total running time that barely hits 80 minutes, it's hard to believe they even paid [John] Malkovich and [Megan] Fox to show up. " ‐Chicago Tribune
Posted Jun 18, 2010
1/5 42%

Burzynski: the Movie (2010)

"Through all the fuzzy science, Merola sees a savior; you'll see a dull editorial masquerading as objective reporting." ‐Time Out
Posted Jun 2, 2010
3/5 100%

The Juche Idea (2008)

"In the director's hands, these societal passion plays and "documentaries" offer a terrifying, top-down perversion of art itself -- another insidious extension of politics by other means." ‐Time Out
Posted May 26, 2010
2/5 12%

In My Sleep (2010)

"All the labored explanations (and tedious psychology) that follow the bad behavior and bloodshed make for a serious buzzkill." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 28, 2010
1/5 47%

The Cartel (2010)

"Veteran TV anchor Bob Bowdon's feature debut has all the intricate nuance of an evening newscast; its analysis is heavy on diagnosis but simplistic when it comes to the cure, as well as woefully ignorant of racial and fiscal complications." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 14, 2010
2/5 29%

Pornography: A Thriller (2010)

"Taken independently, these chapters probe the thorny porn star-viewer exchange, but Kittredge can't connect the dots into a worthy climax. In other words: all foreplay, no full release." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 14, 2010
3/5 59%

Dancing Across Borders (2010)

"An illuminating profile but a sloppy snapshot of the immigrant experience, Anne Bassâ(TM)s documentary charts the rise of Cambodian Sokvannara Sar on Americaâ(TM)s ballet stages." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 24, 2010
4/5 91%

Easier with Practice (2009)

"Geraghty's performance is harrowing: Clinging to the phone and tortured by his ecstasy, he weaves empathy out of a flawed loner's dysfunctional fetish." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 24, 2010
3/5 70%

Phyllis and Harold (2010)

"Kleine forgoes good-old-days nostalgia in an effort to examine a generation that braved the new America sans a rule book." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 17, 2010
3/5 25%

Falling Awake (2009)

"Playing smarter and smoother than the plot, Cisneros uncorks an antimacho performance that deviates from type." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 3, 2010
3/5 85%

Defamation (2009)

"Meet Yoav Shamir -- the Israeli Michael Moore, who marches through the power centers of the U.S. and his homeland to challenge the religious orthodoxy." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 18, 2009
2/5 42%

Turning Green (2005)

"Both Project Greenlight runners-up, directors Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann get the teen angst and Gaelic aesthetic right; too bad their third-act thuggery isn't just routine, but ridiculous." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 11, 2009
3/5 47%

The Providence Effect (2009)

"Swooning but shallow, this doc plays like a promotional commercial for Providence St. Mel, a private school on Chicago's impoverished West Side that sends 100 percent of its graduates on to college." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 23, 2009
1/5 17%

If One Thing Matters: A Film About Wolfgang Tillmans (2009)

"The risk of such hands-off filmmaking is that the narrative itself can become mired in the mundane; there's little that happens here to shed light on the way this renowned shutterbug works or thinks." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 16, 2009
3/5 89%

Rashevski's Tango (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 40%

The Painter Sam Francis (2009)

"It's a stirring snapshot of that strange space where the act of creating can be a religious experience." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 9, 2009
1/5 No Score Yet

Sandstorm (2009)

"What could have been a riveting thriller about a guilt-riddled cop cracking up instead becomes a series of monster-versus-saint confrontations and some seriously hammy advocacy." ‐Time Out
Posted Sep 2, 2009
2/5 33%

Gospel Hill (2008)

"It's a familiar formula: Greedy suits touting high-rise schematics and targeting blue-collar citizens end up locking horns with a local firebrand. Guess who wins?" ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 26, 2009
1/5 68%

Grace (2009)

"Paul Solet's gyno-horror flick is certainly twisted but only slightly unnerving; the movie is about as gripping as one might expect given that its infant monster is both mute and cradle-bound." ‐Time Out
Posted Aug 12, 2009
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