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Sean Weitner

Sean Weitner
Sean Weitner's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
22% 8MM (1999) There's great potency to stories cut from this cloth, and 8mm manages to avoid it entirely.‐ Flak Magazine
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41% The 6th Day (2000) Just because the movie disappoints doesn't mean it's not a pleasant romp - it makes fun use of its great cast... and it certainly hurries speedily along with as few painful bon mots as possible.‐ Flak Magazine
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32% 15 Minutes (2001) What a frenzied mess 15 Minutes is. It bears a lot of the imprimaturs of good intentions, not the least of which is the ruins to which it leads. ‐ Flak Magazine
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17% Wild Wild West (1999) Wild Wild West is far from perfect; it only barely enters the sphere of good. But it is good, just not nearly as good as it should have been.‐ Flak Magazine
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91% The Weather Underground (2002) Its gimmick is not only gracefully sustained and made believable, it's integrally tied into the character relationships. In other words, it's a delight to watch.‐ Flak Magazine
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48% The Way of the Gun (2000) A pretty mean pleasure.‐ Flak Magazine
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90% United 93 (2006) The most fair characterization of the movie, by a mile, is as an adaptation of The 9/11 Commission Report, and at this it is marvelous. It reads between the report's lines to infer drama but does so scrupulously.‐ Flak Magazine
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69% Unbreakable (2000) Unbreakable will enrapture you the way great movies do, or, at least, the way certain movies made by great directors do.‐ Flak Magazine
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70% The Thomas Crown Affair (1999) The Thomas Crown Affair is puffery, but it's dynamite puffery blessed with a recognizable human heart. It's the kind of summer movie you wish there were more of.‐ Flak Magazine
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29% The Thirteenth Floor (1999) A movie whose slogan is "Question reality" has to provide more to chew on than this one does.‐ Flak Magazine
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88% Tarzan (1999) You'll all be dazzled, and its makers deserve your recognition for their toil and craft. Just pause to acknowledge what is being presented to you for what it is and what it isn't.‐ Flak Magazine
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90% Suzhou River (2000) Haunting and poetic, Suzhou River does right both by its heritage and by an audience looking to have its mind a little blown.‐ Flak Magazine
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59% The Sum of All Fears (2002) Sum's three predecessors provided it, to different degrees, succeeding by making the political personal... Sum inverts this balance, disastrously.‐ Flak Magazine
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55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) The Phantom Menace is a thoroughly and sincerely enjoyable blockbuster. It's well-cast, actually pulls off some limited and necessary levity and is, particularly in its last half-hour, truly masterfully edited.‐ Flak Magazine
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45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003) It's the least of the series and is definitely a trip down the rabbit hole.‐ Flak Magazine
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75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Spy Kids 2 is bursting with creativity and has a definite surfeit of coherence.‐ Flak Magazine
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93% Spy Kids (2001) It's likely to become a kid's classic, a box-office success and a franchise - and it couldn't happen to a nicer movie.‐ Flak Magazine
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81% South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) If you discount the songs, the movie's only funny insofar as its premise is funny (that is, mildly), and its profanity is exhausting.‐ Flak Magazine
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85% The Sixth Sense (1999) While it has a very Hollywood view of theology and sometimes toys with exploitation, it remains imminently recommendable as a thriller that thrills.‐ Flak Magazine
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74% Signs (2002) In terms of nail-biting, it's first rate, and it's handsomely acted by a lovingly chosen cast. Shyamalan just has so much craft that it feels like he's pulling his punches, hindered from achieving art by his unwillingness to go for broke.‐ Flak Magazine
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88% Shrek (2001) Shrek bears a few woulda-coulda scars, but it does well by a heritage that stretches from Monty Python to the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker parodies.‐ Flak Magazine
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68% Shaft (2000) It's an empty script into which you could drop Harry Callahan, Popeye Doyle or even John McClane without blinking.‐ Flak Magazine
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69% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) Series 7 isn't a sour-pussed philippic; instead, it's a howlingly hilarious fusion of parody, satire and human comedy more electric than anything that's unspooled recently.‐ Flak Magazine
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71% The Ring (2002) The Ring works very well, and it brings some unique scares to the multiplexes.‐ Flak Magazine
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68% Red Dragon (2002) It's resolutely average and, worse, unambitious, so bloody competent that it is in fact bloodless, cleanly avoiding opportunities to take its scenario someplace interesting, frustrating any attempts to get really caught up in it.‐ Flak Magazine
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72% Reconstruction (2004) Great puzzle movies are bigger than the game, but this one has its feet firmly planted on the board.‐ Flak Magazine
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54% Payback (1999) Payback vies for the arch jokes of Point Blank about the bureaucracy of crime and the absence of trust in the criminal realm, but when those ideas register at all, it's at the gag level.‐ Flak Magazine
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81% One Hour Photo (2002) One Hour Photo gets under your skin, and gets you thinking in a non-trivial way about your life in pictures.‐ Flak Magazine
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93% No Country for Old Men (2007) The Coens' authorship here is as distinct as it's ever been, translating McCarthy's severe prose into a movie of astonishing beauty and terror.‐ Flak Magazine
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53% The Muse (1999) I hate to say it, but Albert Brooks appears to have lost his edge.‐ Flak Magazine
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83% Mulholland Drive (2001) It's one of the greatest movies about Hollywood ever made.‐ Flak Magazine
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19% Monkeybone (2001) Monkeybone is almost self-hating... It shocks us with how it subverts expectation but doesn't weave that subversion into anything more than discontent.‐ Flak Magazine
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39% Men in Black II (2002) Most high-concept comedies don't have half this much cerebral fluid sloshing around in them, and if MIIB could maintain these heights... then all those it-doesn't-make-any-sense sticks-in-the-mud could leave the rest of us to enjoy Sonnenfeld's mania.‐ Flak Magazine
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84% Meet the Parents (2000) All deserve kudos for crafting such a well-observed comedy. The performances are all exceptional, but [Jay] Roach in particular makes them sublime with his patient direction.‐ Flak Magazine
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36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Reloaded was about introducing characters and asking questions; Revolutions is about ignoring both.‐ Flak Magazine
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81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) The Man Who Wasn't There is all style and all heart, so much so that it shines a light back onto [the Coen brothers'] whole filmography.‐ Flak Magazine
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72% Limbo (1999) It's a frustrating but ultimately satisfying film if you have any affection for Sayles.‐ Flak Magazine
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50% Life (1999) It's a vanity piece. All of the showboating that Murphy and Lawrence do, all the stuff that's not really funny - they're supposed to be acting. Showing range. Emotions. It doesn't work.‐ Flak Magazine
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97% Killer of Sheep (2007) Killer of Sheep stands as the best kind of document: a fiction so informed by its time that it feels like history but breathes like art.‐ Flak Magazine
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75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Intolerable Cruelty, while cleverly critical of material culture and romance-killing cynicism, never knocks your socks off - the mania doesn't eclipse the mannerisms. ‐ Flak Magazine
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93% In the Bedroom (2001) Field shows a fine hand for subtleties... You just wish for a stronger hand down there undergirding those subtleties.‐ Flak Magazine
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92% Insomnia (2002) It's a brooding, melancholy piece of Oscar bait let loose during the high noon of blockbuster season.‐ Flak Magazine
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97% The Incredibles (2004) The Incredibles seems a hop, skip and jump ahead of the curve. ‐ Flak Magazine
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85% An Ideal Husband (1999) Though not without its moments and ultimately worth seeing, An Ideal Husband is strangely unfunny. ‐ Flak Magazine
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53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Grinch's pleasantness is powered solely by its high production values and Carrey's magnetism. If either factor contributed just a little less, the whole movie would fall apart.‐ Flak Magazine
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27% Hollow Man (2000) Hollow Man is a major disappointment because - unlike most Verhoeven - it's got no teeth.‐ Flak Magazine
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16% The Haunting (1999) Nobody will get any pleasure out of The Haunting.‐ Flak Magazine
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39% Hannibal (2001) The problem with Hannibal is how disconnected the gore is from any meaning, how poorly it's thought out.‐ Flak Magazine
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57% The Gift (2000) The only thing here to really inspire awe or fright is that such a promising collection of talent can achieve so little.‐ Flak Magazine
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22% The General's Daughter (1999) The film is a marvel of ineptitude.‐ Flak Magazine
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