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Steve Crum

Steve Crum
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 55%

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"The challenge of Kirsten Dunst is to portray Marie as she matures from giggly teen to frustrated wife to loving mother and queen. Dunst succeeds in a stunning performance." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Oct 23, 2006
A- 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"A brilliantly layered story about war's heroes and the publicity machine surrounding them...a numbing, somber movie." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B 91%

The Departed (2006)

"Solid work by DiCaprio, Damon, Sheen and Baldwin...(is) upstaged by Nicholson bravado. Wahlberg, however, comes close." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Oct 9, 2006
D+ 48%

Open Season (2006)

"Disney never showed, say, Goofy actually defecating on camera, but 'Open Season' does just that with Eliott. And an entire scene is built around Boog's having a b.m." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Sep 28, 2006
D+ 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"As for Stark's hellfire and brimstone speeches to the masses, Sean Penn's forced delivery and mock Southern dialect simply do not sell. Is Penn miscast? Yes." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B+ 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"The meaty beef of the story covers the lasting effect of TV's 'Superman,' particularly for the Baby Boomer target audience, and George Reeves' far too early death." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Sep 10, 2006
A 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"Coming near the close of a summer full of movie superheroes and remakes, 'The Illusionist' is a film buff's treat. Here is an atmospheric, period tale of magic and murder." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B 71%

Invincible (2006)

"Produced by Mark Ciardi ['The Rookie,' 'Miracles'], the fact-based 'Invincible' goes for touchdown. It is a formula movie that works." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Aug 25, 2006
D+ 72%

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

"The whole of the movie is rough edged cruel. Main characters, including Ricky, are ignoble back stabbers." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Aug 10, 2006
A 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"Top praise should go to Stone. After the overblown failure 'Alexander,' he made a wise decision to shoot an up close and personal script. Less proves definitely more." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Aug 8, 2006
B 63%

The Ant Bully (2006)

"So well animated, voiced, written, and directed, it defines itself as one of the best animated flicks this summer, rightfully standing beside 'Monster House' and 'Cars.'" Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jul 27, 2006
D+ 24%

Lady in the Water (2006)

"All 'Lady in the Water' lacks is a narrator ending the tale with 'and they lived happily ever after.' This is a Shyamalan flick?" Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jul 21, 2006
C- 69%

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

"The script does not wear so well, dragging along for stretches. Reeves, in his usual sullen delivery way, does not help take up the slack." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jul 13, 2006
D- 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"The pace is the many sword fighting sequences clang on and on. Even battling gigantic tentacles becomes a yawner after the 45th pirate is squeezed." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jul 6, 2006
B 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"Our caped hero does not turn the world backwards to relive time, but much of director Bryan Singer's film is lifted from the 1978 Richard Donner version." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jun 30, 2006
C 32%

Click (2006)

"Michael never thinks big like changing mankind for the good. He would rather click-freeze a guy and pull down his pants to embarrass him. THAT's a Sandler laugh." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jun 23, 2006
D- 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"The camera languishes on sequences like Nacho rubbing cow manure into Esqueleto's face. Jokes like these are nacho good, nacho funny." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jun 15, 2006
C 27%

The Omen (2006)

"John Moore ('Behind Enemy Lines') copycats Richard Donner's style, but with about half the suspense and pacing." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jun 8, 2006
B- 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"Terrific supporting cast with eccentric characters lifts this comedy above the norm; Vaughn's rapid fire delivery of witty stream-of-consciousness dialogue really scores." Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
Posted Jun 1, 2006
B 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"A dazzling movie about fireball car missiles, a guy who can turn into a killer-quiller porcupine, and accepting others different from us." ‐
Posted May 25, 2006
D+ 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"As for the film's entertainment virtues, forget it. This is one of the most talky and pretentious major films in memory." ‐
Posted May 18, 2006
B 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"The real stars are the stunts and special effects, particularly the 90 thousand gallons of H20." ‐
Posted May 11, 2006
B 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"Not only is 'M:i:III' a massive adrenaline rush in terms of almost non-stop action sequences, it is better than its predecessors." ‐
Posted May 4, 2006
A 91%

United 93 (2006)

"A tasteful, shattering document of a grim day in American history." ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2006
D+ 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"What really hurts is Quaid's ridiculous idiot persona as the prez. It is simply too off center--even with a Texas twang." ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B 37%

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

"While 'SM4' has its share of barebacked sex scenes and toilet humor (a sad given in most recent comedies), there are enough satirical gems to justify the admission price." ‐
Posted Apr 13, 2006
C+ 51%

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

"'Slevin' romps through bloody Tarantino territory" ‐
Posted Apr 6, 2006
F 7%

Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

"['Basic Instinct 2'] has to hold the record for the most times the 'f' word has been used, not as an expletive, but as an action verb." ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2006
A- 87%

Inside Man (2006)

"This is a gentler [Spike] Lee here, leading us through an involved thriller carried by a top notch cast." ‐
Posted Mar 24, 2006
B 73%

V for Vendetta (2006)

"Based on a cult graphic novel (R-rated comic book) of the same name, the movie is surprisingly thought provoking, and predictably violent." ‐
Posted Mar 17, 2006
F 49%

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"A note to the thrifty: Stopping to leer at fatal car wrecks is just as graphic, and requires no admission price." ‐
Posted Mar 9, 2006
D 41%

The Four Feathers (2002)

"Michael Schiffe and Hossein Amini's screenplay adaptation (is) as full of holes as the tracks of a camel herd. [published 9-19-02]" ‐Kansas City Kansan
Posted Feb 18, 2006
C- 19%

Firewall (2006)

"The best that can be said about the predictable 'Firewall' is its showcasing of the patented action-Ford." ‐
Posted Feb 16, 2006
A 84%

King Kong (2005)

"This 'Kong' is not better than the superb original, but it is just as good." ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2005
B+ 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"What we get is a surprisingly entertaining film, corny as it is at times, that could have suited John Wayne. [Published 5-13-02]" ‐Kansas City Kansan
Posted Dec 19, 2005
A- 64%

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

"The charismatic Fanning proves she is the best child actress in decades." ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2005
A 76%

Black Hawk Down (2001)

"'Black Hawk Down' jerks you around, slaps the side of your head, and kicks your butt back up to keep moving on. [Published 1-26-02]" ‐Kansas City Kansan
Posted Dec 11, 2005
B- 45%

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

"'The Thing About My Folks' is Falk's film with Reiser having little to do except serve as sidekick and exasperated son." ‐
Posted Sep 21, 2005
A 88%

Broken Flowers (2005)

"Watching Murray alongside a daffy collection of former girlfriends is akin to the pleasure of seeing a staring Jack Benny surrounded by his wild TV cast." ‐
Posted Aug 28, 2005
B+ 73%

Sky High (2005)

"There are enough characters in the clean cut satire 'Sky High' to spin-off a dozen Saturday morning TV series." ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2005
D- 13%

Stealth (2005)

"The movie's shallow script, plastic acting, and Fourth of July explosions seem more appropriate for a pricey boxed game at Best Buy." ‐
Posted Aug 1, 2005
A 83%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"Definitely number one in movies about candy factories, nudging (or is that fudging) out 1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' by an everlasting gobstopper." ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2005
D+ 27%

Fantastic Four (2005)

"Superheroes are only as good as the supervillain, so let's get these forces clashing early on and often." ‐
Posted Jul 13, 2005
A 74%

War of the Worlds (2005)

"THE definition of escapist summer movie and a triumph for director Spielberg. It is a stunner and a half." ‐
Posted Jun 29, 2005
C 73%

Land of the Dead (2005)

"Effects, including random head explosions and other bloody body parts, are state of the low art." ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2005
A- 84%

Batman Begins (2005)

"The best Batman movie since Michael Keaton's first--and this new one is unique in many ways." ‐
Posted Jun 15, 2005
B- 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"A romantic, action-comedy of high caliber with S & M to boot--literally." ‐
Posted Jun 11, 2005
B+ 55%

Madagascar (2005)

"The zaniest zebra and looniest lemurs this side of Shrek's forest." ‐
Posted Jun 7, 2005
D 31%

The Longest Yard (2005)

"A testosterone ensemble piece." ‐
Posted Jun 1, 2005
A+ 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"The most unspectacular of major studio productions during 2004 is the most gut wrenching memorable." ‐
Posted May 31, 2005
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