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Steve Ramos

Steve Ramos
Steve Ramos's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 63% Anna Karenina (2012) What Tolstoy continues to teach us, and what Wright captures so beautifully in his movie, is how love and desire force one to act in ways others cannot understand. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/4 95% Pina (2011) An immersive moviegoing experience beyond imagination. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 9, 2012
3/5 57% House Of Boys (2011) [A] sweet natured and showy go-go boys drama. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2011
4/5 94% The Guard (2011) Filmmaker John Michael McDonagh proves his talent for casting with his first feature, the lively, often funny, always thrilling Irish crime comedy The Guard. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/5 98% Project Nim (2011) British filmmaker James Marsh recreates this tale of an ambitious primate language study through traditional face-the-camera interviews, clever graphics and dramatic recreations. A powerful musical score adds gravitas. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2011
5/5 84% Beginners (2011) Sweet moments of subtle comedy and straightforward family drama mix perfectly with Mike Mills' trademark artfulness in Beginners. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2011
2/5 33% The Ward (2011) Tthis one comes off as an amateurish misstep due to unoriginal storytelling from fledgling screenwriters Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2011
3/5 88% If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) It's a powerful tale; one guaranteed to generate heated discussions and with spirited debate solid box office often follows. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 14, 2011
2/4 36% I Am (2011) Despite some beautiful travel photography from cameraman Roko Belic and swift editing by Jennifer Abbott, "I Am" remains a personal diary that leaves the casual moviegoer out of the experience. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted May 5, 2011
4/5 82% Trollhunter (2011) A monster thrill ride that combines handheld camerawork with rollicking action reminiscent of Jurassic Park. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 3, 2011
4/5 80% The Last Mountain (2011) Last Mountain is one of many environmental documentaries that play festivals and arthouses year after year, and Haney sets it apart and makes it compelling by focusing on the people in the valley as much as the environmental issue. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 3, 2011
4/5 73% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) It's simply hilarious. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2/5 46% Soul Surfer (2011) Sappy melodrama, clumsy dialogue and heavy-handed proselytizing derail the inspirational story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 5, 2011
3/4 66% Insidious (2011) There are enough quality scares and inspired jolts to keep the most passionate horror buffs screaming happily. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 31, 2011
4/5 38% Skateland (2011) Burns, a former journalist and screenwriter, and cameraman Peter Simonite make great use of the film's East Texas setting. Skateland may be produced with limited resources, but Burns captures the look and spirit of the times with perfect detail. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2011
4/5 76% 3 Backyards (2011) Three lives intersect over the course of a fall day in Long Island in Eric Mendelsohn's dazzling and delicate independent drama 3 Backyards. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 12, 2011
2/5 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) Hardwicke shows a strong grasp at epic fantasy with Red Riding Hood; her nemesis is not a man-eating wolf but an unsurprising script. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2011
5/5 86% Meek's Cutoff (2011) The film's most powerful performance belongs to Williams, who shows a spirit and resolve seldom seen before. Her scenes confronting Meek are explosive and give the film a strong emotional core. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) The film's best moments belong to Teresa Palmer as unexpected backup to Number Four, who makes a fiery entrance every bit as dramatic as Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 17, 2011
2/5 39% The Eagle (2011) Unfortunately, the storytelling falters throughout and The Eagle, despite its grandeur, turns out to be Macdonald's most disappointing effort. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2011
4/5 65% Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) Documentary subjects are seldom this mysterious. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2011
2/5 44% Another Happy Day (2011) Barkin looks great and makes a noble effort trying to keep her middle-aged mom character grounded, but Levinson unloads too many hysterical outbursts and crying fits to keep Lynn from dissolving into parody. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2011
3/5 65% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) A fan-friendly movie that delivers on its genre promises. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2011
3/5 48% Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2011) A straightforward martial arts movie that takes full advantage of Yen's mastery of Wing Chun kung fu. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2010
2/5 29% The Warrior's Way (2010) While the film claims dazzling visuals, Lee fails to deliver the type of never-before-seen martial arts fights fans demand. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2010
2/5 43% Faster (2010) Watching Driver peel rubber proves B grade action movies are a welcome diversion in the era of CGI blockbusters. If only Faster didn't fizzle each time Johnson put down his gun. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 24, 2010
3/5 88% A Small Act (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2010
2/5 9% Saw 3D (2010) Lackluster 3D effects will dampen the trick-or-treat holiday enthusiasm. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
2/5 33% 11/4/08 (2010) There are numerous times when one wishes the camera would remain on one of its many fascinating subjects and tell a more in-depth story. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
4/5 100% Waste Land (2010) Has the potential to not only become the top-earner for New York-based Arthouse Films when it opens Friday at the Angelika Film Center but also one of the year's best-reviewed documentaries. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
2.5/4 50% Stone (2010) Screenwriter Angus MacLachlan attempts something bold -- broad themes about a society in moral decline -- but he fails to find the story in all that philosophizing. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/4 93% The Tillman Story (2010) What begins as an examination of a coverup blossoms into a fascinating story of the American public and its desire for a patriotic martyr no matter the cost. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 21, 2010
2/5 9% My Soul to Take (2010) My Soul to Take lacks quality 3D and the one, standout, never-seen-before scare necessary to get horror fans spreading the word to fellow scary movie buffs. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2010
3/4 68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) No present-day actor celebrates the working class like Hoffman, and he captures the ordinary joys and heartache of Jack, Connie, Clyde and Lucy with feeling and respect. ‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 7, 2010
4/5 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) Guggenheim articulates the issues facing public education, offers the solutions presented by his various subjects and, through the journeys of these five kids, raises awareness in a powerful manner. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/5 68% Jack Goes Boating (2010) Smart, sweet and emotionally rich. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2010
2/5 57% Bran Nue Dae (2010) While well known to many Down-Under fans, Bran Nue Dae has too much comic kitsch for U.S. specialty film audiences. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 71% Lovely, Still (2010) For Fackler, Lovely, Still remains an impressive first step towards another directing project. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2010
4/5 100% Last Train Home (2010) A riveting and big picture look at the social phenomenon unique to modern-day China and its rise as a capitalist power. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2010
4/5 83% Prince of Broadway (2010) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2010
3/5 15% The Romantics (2010) Candice Bergen strikes an emotional spark every time she appears onscreen as Lila's uptight mother. Her scenes with Paquin are the best in the film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2010
3/5 No Score Yet Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Go Get Some Rosemary (2009) Quote not available. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
1/5 28% Takers (2010) What helps salvage the film...are the unintentional laughs generated by the film's outrageous gun battles, childish dialogue and an action chase featuring Brown that seems to go on forever. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/5 81% Cairo Time (2010) An impressive introduction to U.S. audiences for Nadda. Her storytelling talents are deserving of higher-profile features. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2010
4/5 63% The Dry Land (2010) Williams and Ferrera emphasize the heartache of coming home in their Iraq War drama The Dry Land, and the result is a worthy family melodrama for the Iraq War generation. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2010
1/5 14% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Proof that kids comedy still requires quality storytelling and engaging lead performances to be successful. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2010
3/5 71% Valhalla Rising (2010) While Valhalla Rising is too challenging to expand Refn's North American audience, it will continue to cement his world master status to serious specialty film fans. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2010
4/5 85% Kisses (2010) Beautiful black and white photography (also handled by Daly) slowly evolves into color once the adventure is underway--it's a nice gesture to The Wizard of Oz. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2010
63% Lymelife (2008) While they may not claim the marquee power of Baldwin or Nixon, Culkin and Roberts bring Lymelife its best performances and help boost the film above the ranks of the ordinary, dysfunctional family tale. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2010