Shane Burridge

Shane Burridge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Shane Burridge's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Runaway Train (1985)

"While RUNAWAY TRAIN does balance action and philosophy quite neatly it's still intriguing to wonder how differently Kurosawa would have handled it" ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2009

Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

"Avoids becoming pretentious or 'artistic' through a lively sense of humour that vies with the graphic design and Hanshaw's performances as SITA's main asset" ‐
Posted Mar 8, 2009

Phase IV (1974)

"Should forever dispel anyone's image of ants as little black dots." ‐
Posted Feb 27, 2009
No Score Yet

Lost Horizon (1973)

"At the moment the characters descend into the valley of Shangri-La, the film, in unconscious critical mimicry, goes downhill" ‐
Posted Jan 25, 2009

The Fly (1958)

"A barometer for what some people perceive as funny and what others think is creepy" ‐
Posted Dec 5, 2008

Twins of Evil (1971)

"Even though time has since separated the film from its Playboy gimmick, TWINS still has a campy feel to it" ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2008

Speed Racer (2008)

"The Wachowskis blur the definition of "children's film" as much as the original cartoon challenged Western perceptions of "children's television"." ‐
Posted Aug 21, 2008
No Score Yet

The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)

"You still can't get any closer to a bug" ‐
Posted Aug 21, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

"WICKED needs to be viewed as a different kind of film" ‐
Posted Aug 3, 2008
No Score Yet

The 27th Day (1957)

"Smart enough to keep you watching and earn your forgiveness for clunky moments along the way" ‐
Posted Jun 14, 2008
No Score Yet

International Guerillas (1990)

"Everybody would be easier to tell apart if they didn't all have the same mustache" ‐
Posted May 22, 2008

Grindhouse (2007)

"3-D Naughtiness! Perverts in Revolt! Sinful Dwarfs! And Even a Movie Review, Why Not?" ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2008
No Score Yet

Fukkatsu no hi (Day of Resurrection) (The End) (Virus) (1980)

"There's no short way to document the end of the world" ‐
Posted Mar 12, 2008

Cloverfield (2008)

"Follow(s) Joe Bob Briggs' "first rule of drive-in moviemaking"" ‐
Posted Feb 21, 2008

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)

"Bartlett's background as a documentary film-maker is an advantage for a film that doesn't require any actors but a liability when it comes to adapting Bach's fiction" ‐
Posted Jan 20, 2008
No Score Yet

The Blue Lagoon (1949)

"The innocent approach to 1949's LAGOON works better when viewed as an alternative or balance to the less restricted remake." ‐
Posted Dec 28, 2007

Writer Named Phil Hall (2007)

"[capsule]" ‐
Posted Dec 27, 2007

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

"The budgets of [Wood's] own efforts would have been splurged within the first minute of DIED's title credits" ‐
Posted Nov 14, 2007
No Score Yet

Juggernaut (1974)

"If you show a ticking bomb, then you'd better blow something up with it" ‐
Posted Oct 11, 2007

Inserts (1975)

"A new twist on the usual affection for the 20s-30s that cinema-goers were accustomed to" ‐
Posted Sep 7, 2007

Flash Gordon (1980)

"About the only thing that isn't red in this movie is the blood" ‐
Posted Jul 4, 2007

Jabberwocky (1977)

"The cast looks like it was recruited from a Pasolini movie, the budget-concious framing is claustrophobic, and there's way too much smoke" ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2007

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

" a house guest that can't be gotten rid of" ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2007

El Juicio de Billy Jack (1974)

"I defy anyone not to hit the fast-forward button any time a character picks up a guitar" ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2007
No Score Yet

Sammy Going South (A Boy Ten Feet Tall) (1965)

"The concept of walking from one place to another is the simplest in the world - so why not do it?" ‐
Posted Jun 8, 2007

Hell's Angels (1930)

"The two spectacular set pieces are as much the audience's reason for viewing the film as it was Hughes' reason to make it" ‐
Posted May 21, 2007
No Score Yet

Maidstone (1970)

"Will the real Norman Mailer please shut up?" ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2007

The Goonies (1985)

"You'll feel more like you were on a theme park ride than at a movie" ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2007
No Score Yet

J-Men Forever (1979)

"Media hijacking works best in small doses" ‐
Posted Feb 14, 2007

Overnight (2004)

"For Duffy, watching this film must be like seeing a scab peeled off" ‐
Posted Dec 17, 2006

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

"If 12-year old boys had money, Tucker would have made a million overnight" ‐
Posted Nov 28, 2006
No Score Yet

Tintin and Me (2003)

"Tintinphiles will be captivated." ‐
Posted Nov 1, 2006
No Score Yet

Evil Roy Slade (1972)

"John Astin's performance ... has secured EVIL ROY SLADE a place in many viewers' hearts" ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2006
No Score Yet

Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

"The irresistibly cheesy music makes it seem like Sci-Fi for lounge lizards." ‐
Posted Sep 27, 2006
No Score Yet

Nihon chinbotsu (The Sinking of Japan) (2006)

"Western audiences only ever saw a truncated version marketed by Roger Corman's New World Studios, which edited the film with a hacksaw" ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2006
No Score Yet

1984 (1956)

"There is a kind of glum, low-rent fatality to the production that suggests oppression through attrition" ‐
Posted Aug 24, 2006

Mystery Men (1999)

"The Just-Us League of America" ‐
Posted Jul 6, 2006

Forbidden Zone (1980)

"Patently the only film of its kind that could give a home to its nutso musical numbers" ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2006
No Score Yet

Chained for Life (1951) (1951)

"Stake[s] out supposedly serious territory to justify our own morbid fascination in the subject" ‐
Posted May 23, 2006
No Score Yet

Ocean Waves ()

"Simple is nice" ‐
Posted Apr 25, 2006

The Gumball Rally (1976)

"The cars are the stars" ‐
Posted Apr 25, 2006

Grizzly Man (2005)

"Makes us feel like kids at a Punch and Judy show wanting to shout out "Behind you!"" ‐
Posted Mar 1, 2006

A Zed and Two Noughts (1990)

"Another exercise in cataloguing, another elaborate death ritual, and another story inhabited with fixation" ‐
Posted Jan 25, 2006

King Kong (2005)

"Warning. Flashback and long personal reminiscence ahead." ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"The first Potter film to improve on the book" ‐
Posted Dec 5, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"If Charlie is upstaged by the factory, then the factory itself gets upstaged by Willy Wonka" ‐
Posted Nov 6, 2005

Andy Warhol's Bad (1977)

"You would be wise not to read any further material about BAD until you've viewed it for yourself" ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2005

Titicut Follies (1967)

"Wiseman's film is famous for being banned...and you can bet it wasn't the inmates who kicked up the fuss" ‐
Posted Sep 7, 2005
No Score Yet

Hugó, a víziló (Hugo the Hippo) (1976)

"Its YELLOW SUBMARINE aspirations are obvious, its Marie-and-Jimmy Osmond songs just bewildering" ‐
Posted Jul 31, 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

"The world (the Universe, and Everything) is divided into fans of Douglas Adams, and those who have never read anything by the man" ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2005
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