Stephen Himes

Stephen Himes
"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me..but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world...You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry...you will someday."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) "A Central Station flashmob of a movie. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Aug 1, 2011
6/10 44% Bad Teacher (2011) "The only way to understand this movie's argument about performance pay is to imagine Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker watching it. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 26, 2011
8/10 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "Harry Potter isn't about the wand choosing the wizard; it's about what education should be about: transforming imagination into reality. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 15, 2011
8/10 75% Everything Must Go (2011) "Will Ferrell isn't stunt casting--his size and deadpan are essential to the character. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
4/10 61% The Beaver (2011) "Jodie Foster invites us to laugh at this guy who talks through a puppet, then scolds us for doing so. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
4/10 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) "More a horror than a comedic film, as if Todd Phillips is making a kind of "Heart of Darkness" argument with Bangkok as his backdrop. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
4/10 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "By filling the plot hole of Lillian's cluelessness with explosive diarrhea, the film undermines the whole "Apatowian Female Comedy" idea. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
9/10 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) ""Midnight in Paris," a parable about romanticism and nostalgia, recalls Early Owen as much as Early Woody. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
5/10 36% Larry Crowne (2011) ""Larry Crowne" is made precisely for people like Larry Crowne. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 5, 2011
4/10 47% The A-Team (2010) "Ocean's Eleven if conceieved by Tony Scott. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 20, 2010
6/10 No Score Yet Ghost Writer (1989) "Polanski creates a sublime image of Tony Blair: A man who traps himself in a storm-battered glass house because he lacks the courage of his convictions. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 10, 2010
0/10 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) "Samantha does everything but draw a picture of the Prophet Muhammad on a pair of crotchless panties. " ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2010
5/10 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) "Tony Stark is Dick Cheney's foreign policy driven by Grover Norquist's fiscal policy, sold to the public by Ari Gold. Very confusing. " ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2010
7/10 47% MacGruber (2010) "Perhaps a satire of Nicolas Cage's Jerry Bruckheimer movies. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 10, 2010
5/10 40% Letters to Juliet (2010) "Asking Juliet Capulet for relationship advice is a little bit like asking John McCain for campaign consulting, isn't it? " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted May 17, 2010
0/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) "It's deeply immoral to turn a ten year old girl into The Bride from "Kill Bill" and pretend it's just a cartoon. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted May 13, 2010
5/10 67% Date Night (2010) "Instead of shooting for 'It Happened One Night,' it opts for being 'The Hangover' for married people. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Apr 8, 2010
4/5 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) "John Cusack's response to the canonization of John Hughes. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Apr 6, 2010
3/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) "'This is It' is tied together by an aesthetic that can only be called Synthetic Intimacy. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 8, 2010
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "To say 'Precious' is exploitative because it's bleak is to argue that Jonathan Kozol shouldn't have written 'Savage Inequalities' because it shows urban schools in a bad light. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2.5/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) "If Molly Ringwold had taken a shot at 'respectability' in a Merchant Ivory Oscar-bait film, this might have been the perfect screenplay. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) "The difference between 'Crazy Heart' and 'The Wrestler' is the quality of the female characters. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 8, 2010
4/5 85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) "Linklater shows how Welles' hubris take him from the Caesar of his own theater to playing Falstaff on 'The Dean Martin Show.' " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 8, 2010
8/10 77% Appaloosa (2008) "A western bromance. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
8/10 65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) "Kevin Smith sees homemade porn as the end of the empire. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
6/10 59% W. (2008) "Josh Brolin develops an ingenious physical tic that encompasses the President: He talks with his mouth full, like a man who's bitten off more than he can chew. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
5/10 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) "As for Meryl Streep, you sense that she's thinking what you're thinking: That she can't actually be in this movie. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
8/10 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) "A journey into Hollywood's heart of darkness. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
6/10 85% Ghost Town (2008) "If, say, Tom Hanks had been cast in the lead rather than Rickey Gervais, "Ghost Town" would be "Wings of Desire" for the "You've Got Mail" crowd. Thankfully, it's more cantankerous. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
6/10 78% Burn After Reading (2008) "Tries to be "The Big Lebowski" of the War on Terror. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
6/10 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) "Introducing the new Lloyd Dobler! " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 20, 2008
4/10 38% Swing Vote (2008) "In its relentless sermonizing about voting, the movie treats the audience like we're Bud Johnson--who the movie also calls a 'dumbass.' " ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2008
5/10 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "Del Toro seems to use this movie as batting practice for The Hobbit. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 22, 2008
2/10 72% Wanted (2008) "Never has a mainstream movie made more of a fetish from splattered brains. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 22, 2008
4/10 17% The Happening (2008) "Shyamalan's religious ideas are a lot like Bush's: Nearly theology free. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 10, 2008
5/10 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) "'Chinese' in the way that Springfield-style cashew chicken is 'Chinese.' " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 10, 2008
3/5 41% Hancock (2008) "Hancock suggests the Colin Powell 'Pottery Barn' argument, but before it gets really interesting, veers wildly off course. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 10, 2008
4/10 51% Get Smart (2008) "Hollywood has no idea what to do with Steve Carell. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 3, 2008
5/10 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) "You sense that if Lucas had his way, Harrison Ford would have measured Shia LeBeouf's midiclorian levels. " ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2008
8/10 94% Iron Man (2008) "The brillance of Downey's performance is that Tony Stark is more of an impenetrable, unstoppable force than Iron Man. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 3, 2008
6/10 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) "If you're really, really high, you might think that H&KEfGB suggests that we are only truly free when we transcend our own racial identities. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted May 8, 2008
6/10 85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) "The difference between Apatow and Hornby is that Hornby has written at least one compelling female character. " ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted May 8, 2008
5/10 52% Leatherheads (2008) "Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Apr 16, 2008
4/10 21% Semi-Pro (2008) "Jackie Moon is every other Will Ferrell character in John Stockton shorts. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Apr 16, 2008
5/10 79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) "The metaphysical angle is too awkward: Horton comes off like a Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Apr 16, 2008
6/10 80% The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) "Like "Terabithia," willfully darker than most children's fare. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Feb 26, 2008
6/10 71% Definitely, Maybe (2008) "Will Hayes' only flaw is that he's too idealistic--in the same way that John Edwards cares too much for poor people. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Feb 26, 2008
5/10 91% Hairspray (2007) "Like your high school's production of "Grease": A musical about sex with a chastity belt strapped to its waist. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
2/10 21% Fred Claus (2007) "Paul Giamatti is forced to play Santa like a socially awkward version of Vince Vaughn " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
7/10 82% Talk to Me (2007) "Even Martin Sheen is keepin' it real. " ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
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