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Stephen Garrett

Stephen Garrett
Stephen Garrett's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Observer, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Missing from Vicky Cristina Barcelona are the keenly complex touches that elevated [Woody Allen's] earlier statements on caprice. Then again, that's been gone from his movies for years, and there's vain hope in thinking that Iberia would inspire it again.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
62% Changeling (2008) Ultimately all of Eastwood's genre-blending comes up with nothing more than a hollow highbrow message movie that lacks all the blood and verve of its lowbrow inspirations. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Crystal Skull carries its legacy with a sort of "I still got it" bravado that makes you smile at its AARP filmmakers rather than pity them. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
78% Burn After Reading (2008) A statement on imperial power and its sledgehammer approach to human life? Sure, why not. By the end, audiences will be as indifferent as the filmmakers.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
84% Rachel Getting Married (2008) This is a movie about emotional displacement during a celebration of unity, and the dissonance is devastating.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009) There's no need for character assassination here. But the absence of darker, more contradictory revelations of his nature leaves Che bereft of complexity. All that remains is a South American superman: uncomplex, pure of heart, defiantly pious and boring.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
44% Blindness (2008) Blindness stumbles because it's a fundamental mismatch: A visceral director better known for searing portraits of real-life injustices shouldn't really make a parable.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) A fundamentally conservative look at love that desperately thinks of itself as transgressive. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/4 50% Hardcore Henry (2016) [Naishuller's] debut feature is a landmark of sorts, and a potent omen in this year of mass-marketed virtual reality.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) A dazzlingly elegaic reverie about the ravages of colonialism on Amazonian tribes ...‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) What the soldiers are really wrestling are not people but explosives; it's the literal dehumanization of the enemy. And ironically enough, it's that encounter that makes certain people never feel more alive.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) [A] delightful account of the infamous televised debates between liberal firebrand Gore Vidal and conservative gadfly William F. Buckley, Jr., during the 1968 Republican and Democratic Conventions.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
91% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Those who suspend their disbelief will have a delightful time swallowing such unlikely coincidences, and the skeptics who remain will find it increasingly hard to resist the movie's Dickensian charms.‐ Esquire Magazine
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2/5 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) Those with a yen for food porn (especially truffle fetishists) will feast. All others may want to order something else off the menu.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2013
3/5 51% A Single Shot (2013) Despite its byzantine narrative, the film remains never less than absorbing, as the walls slowly close in on this good-hearted but ultimately flawed protagonist.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Max and the Junkmen (2012) The deep cynicism would be depressing if it weren't so riveting.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2012
3/5 77% Unforgivable (2012) All are wounded souls, and all try their best, even if their acts are less than virtuous.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2012
2/5 89% The Harder They Come (1973) Atrocious acting, amateurish camerawork and a hackneyed story line all make for one painful slog.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2012
5/5 100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) The despair-and the artistry-is breathtaking.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2012
5/5 97% La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (1938) Funny, heart-wrenching, nail-biting, caustic and profound, touting the futility of armed combat while turning imprisonment and escape into a microcosm for society's aspirations and contradictions.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 8, 2012
3/5 87% Chico & Rita (2012) An animated film that could actually open up audiences to the world, instead of giving them an escape from it.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2012
2/5 81% Young Adult (2011) While one might be tempted to call it mature, that word suggests a capacity for self-evaluation and unsentimental levity.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2011
1/5 66% Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 66% Cadillac Records (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 21% Next Day Air (2009) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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4/5 59% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 28% Punisher: War Zone (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 56% Hula Girls (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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4/5 No Score Yet The Bridge of Warsaw (Pont de Varsovia) (1990) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 49% Man in the Chair (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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1/5 31% St. Trinian's (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 29% Tehilim (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 No Score Yet Noise (2006) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 83% Nana (2005) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 27% Step Up 2 the Streets (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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1/5 12% College Road Trip (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 15% Hitman (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 62% Arctic Tale (2007) This anthropomorphic Disneyfication -- presumably intended to give youngsters something to relate to -- is made worse by the film's elementary dialogue and Queen Latifah's crass 'n' brash delivery.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
1/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 39% Transporter 3 (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 25% Sex and Death 101 (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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2/5 79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 78% The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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1/5 14% My Best Friend's Girl (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 54% Gardens of the Night (2008) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
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3/5 63% Lymelife (2008) Solid, but forgettable.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 35% Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007) Quote not available.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011