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Shannon J. Harvey

Shannon J. Harvey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 41% The Core (2003) Switch off, space out, and go where no self-respecting film lover has gone before.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2003
3/5 90% Whale Rider (2003) . More than a story of a girl rejected because she wasn't born a boy, Whale Rider challenges traditional gender roles in a circle of life drama that begins with a birth and ends with a re-birth. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3/5 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) . When all is said and done, The Life of David Gale is thus only worth about $8.50 on a cheap Tuesday. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 71% Phone Booth (2003) . To use phone language, it doesn't put you on hold for one second. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) . I watched The Matrix to freshen up on all that coolness the night before seeing Reloaded. I would still watch it again over this. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2003
3.5/5 85% Spider (2002) A bleak, beautifully crafted, intelligent tale of paranoia - a typical subject for Cronenberg. It's a pity most audiences will, ironically, go mad trying to decipher it.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 9, 2003
4/5 53% Alexandra's Project (2003) An edgy little Aussie thriller that will have husbands shaking in their shoes, Alexandra's Project is a film like no other.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 9, 2003
2.5/5 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) . I hate to label this lightweight romp a "chick flick", but when the title actually issues a challenge to the fairer sex, well, the writing is on the wall.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2003
4/5 81% The Good Girl (2002) The Good Girl belongs to Aniston, who buries Rachel in style with a sweet, soulful, hangdog performance that you will be thinking of long after you leave the cinema. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2003
3/5 86% X2: X-Men United (2003) While most movie-goers will love the film's sheer thrill ride, X-Men fans might leave a little disappointed. The best, I guess, is yet to come. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 24, 2003
2.5/5 33% Johnny English (2003) It's the same bawdy British humour as the Ali G movie, and there's more inspiration in the gags from Jackass. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 21, 2003
2.5/5 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) It starts out as an intriguing story of telepathic friends and ends up a monster mash of Ed Wood awfulness.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Sandler essentially plays the same socially retarded moron that made him rich, but Anderson strips him of his usual comic props ... He's buried the man-child within and brought all that emotionally stunted melancholy to the surface.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3.5/5 56% Ned Kelly (2003) At last! A feature film about Australia's greatest outlaw and folk hero that, while not reaching five-star status, all Australians can be proud of.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 31, 2003
3/5 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) Washington is customarily solid as the naval shrink, but directs without imagination or flair, sticking to Hollywood conventions and skimming over the harsher aspects of Fisher's life.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
2/5 79% Dog Soldiers (2002) Pretend it's a werewolf itself by avoiding eye contact and walking slowly away. It's fun, but it's a real howler.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
3.5/5 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) Welcome to The Emperor's Club, close affiliate to the Dead Poet's Society and Mr Holland's Opus, where students arrive in limousines and wear ties to class.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2003
3/5 61% Swimming Upstream (2004) Like Fingleton himself, Swimming Upstream is a hard-working, no-thrills drama - but it's still a winner.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
2.5/5 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) It has zero taste, zero intelligence, zero sophistication and zero redeeming social value. So it's a zero-star movie but as far as gutter-entertainment and gross-out humour goes, it's five-star laughs.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3.5/5 66% Solaris (2002) If you're the type to be stimulated by Solaris's weighty philosophical issues, it's a mind-bending sci-fi trip into the unknown. For all others, it will be the perfect cure for insomnia. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
1/5 40% Maid in Manhattan (2002) It's a condescending, totally unbelievable film made worse by poor dialogue, acting and directing, all strung together by a laughably cliched Cinderella story. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3/5 63% Moonlight Mile (2002) There's no hint of giant bunnies or falling airline engines; just good solid family drama. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
5/5 96% The Pianist (2002) POWERFUL seems too small a word to describe The Pianist, a masterpiece from a master film-maker.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
3.5/5 88% Roger Dodger (2002) Roger Dodger is an enjoyably bruising tale of the inflated male ego that takes a hammering thanks to a little ironic justice.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 9, 2003
2.5/5 43% The Recruit (2003) An enjoyably forgettable espionage thriller marked more by these two actors going toe-to-toe as if they're in an acting masterclass rather than a Hollywood movie.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
3/5 20% Just Married (2003) Move over Britney Spears and all other aspiring Britney wannabees. There's a new Britney in town and her name is Brittany Murphy. .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
3/5 43% The Rules of Attraction (2002) James van der Beek not only buries his wussy Dawson's Creek character but spits on its grave.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2003
5/5 98% The Conversation (1974) Francis Ford Coppola's remastered masterpiece of modern-day paranoia is far more than a simple rehashing of a classic slice of cinema. It proves to be more prescient now than ever. . .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
4/5 75% Gangs of New York (2002) If Scorsese ever puts out a director's cut, that will be the film to watch. . .‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
4.5/5 81% The Hours (2002) The Hours is a skilful, mature portrait of womanhood through the generations. In just two hours, viewers will be moved by an engrossing, interlinking story, its connections and how each woman presents a brave face to the world but is utterly alone,‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2003
3/5 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) If this is The Next Generation's final voyage, then it goes somewhat gently into that good night rather than raging against the dying of the light. Should a final adventure give them the justice they deserve? Like Picard, I say 'Make it so!'‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 10, 2003
4/5 81% One Hour Photo (2002) One Hour Photo is genuinely scary. Not because Sy takes his obsession to insane levels, but because we all know sane people like him.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 4, 2003
4.5/5 86% Chicago (2002) Gere steals the show.‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jan 28, 2003
50% Jurassic Park III (2001) JP3 is not as intricate or as new as the original, nor as howlingly elaborate as the sequel, but in its own formulaic way, it's a nice little thrill ride that achieves what it's designed for.‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2002
68% U-571 (2000) Begs for credibility.‐ Urban Cinefile
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2001