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Stephen Metcalf

Stephen Metcalf
Stephen Metcalf's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Giuliani Time (2006) So successful -- the archive being so generous, after all -- at painting Giuliani as an unlikable bully that by the end of the film you're left wondering, Why even bother? ‐ Slate
Posted May 11, 2006
58% Night Watch (2006) If Night Watch is energetic, it is also frenetic; if neatly plotted, it is also too open-ended, a set-up for the remaining two installments of a trilogy. ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 17, 2006
85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) For a movie about the policing of borders, couldn't this one have maintained a firmer one, between credulity and incredulity? Between seriousness and self-seriousness? ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 9, 2006
89% Caché (2005) Any work of art that embarrasses us for inclining toward warmth or decency (or, God forbid, humor) ought to be distrusted. On the other hand, I have found myself unable to shake Caché. ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 2, 2006
72% Bubble (2006) As the plot unfolded along the lines of a conventional melodrama, I couldn't help thinking: In addition to health care and a living wage, don't the working poor deserve makeup, wardrobe, decent lighting, and some heart-skipping drama? ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 27, 2006
16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) I dare anyone to follow the plot, which manages, like some ill-baked meringue, to be both too light on the surface and too densely clotted underneath. ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 26, 2006
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006) All this, to spoof a petty little Hollywood ego? Too inside. ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 19, 2006
77% Match Point (2005) Match Point is a good movie -- a good, solid movie. ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 3, 2006