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Steve Rhodes

Steve Rhodes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 No Score Yet A piece of fluff. For all of its pseudo-risqué title, the film itself is remarkably chaste. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Apr 3, 2009
2.5/4 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) The dirty little secret is that 3-D is frequently painful. [But] it's a sweet little movie, which is easy to enjoy once your eyes adjust. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2009
3/4 61% The Nature of Existence (2010) I didn't learn anything, but I sure had a good time laughing at the subject, which made it all worthwhile. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet The Forest (2009) Quite successful and downright creepy too. ... The effect is dramatically enhanced by some classic sounding movie music devised by Matt Robertson. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Tandoori Love (2009) A delightful and silly little fairy tale.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Crude Independence (2009) It deserves an A+ for honesty and integrity, as it eschews the easy path of making one side into villains. ... But the biggest surprise is a lack of demonstrable conflict.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
1.5/4 80% Canary (2009) After watching Canary, I think my mind may have exploded, since it was so purposely obscure. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Mannen som Elsket Yngve (The Man Who Loved Ynge) (2008) While sporadically interesting, the movie was never compelling enough for me. But the actors do give genuine performances, that much is certain.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 23, 2009
2/4 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) Little more than a long series of misfires, Sunshine Cleaning is no Litte Miss Sunshine. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet Nome Próprio (2007) Almost completely silent for long sections, the film is one that tries viewers' patience and then provides them little payback if they stay with it.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Ingenious (2012) Cute enough. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 16, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet Billy Was a Deaf Kid (2009) I didn't like the movie or the script, but I would love to see the 2 leads in a different movie. They clearly have talent, even if this film masked it.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Layover (2009) Layover is a lovely little gem.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Two Million Stupid Women (2009) Forgettable but fun, it is unabashedly stupid, but it does manage to entertain fairly consistently.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Blue Road (2009) Consistently satisfying.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3.5/4 No Score Yet New Brooklyn (2008) Exquisitely constructed, it gives viewers a consistently satisfying experience, which works on every level. But Lewin steals the movie. Be ready to have your heart break.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Corpse Run (2008) If you're a video gamer, you'll probably love Corpse Run from start to finish. For others, it may be more of an acquired taste. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Rock Paper Scissors (2007) Uniformly hilarious and entertaining.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
4/4 No Score Yet Witch Hunt (2008) It's the sort of documentary that can reduce a grown man to tears. I know because it certainly had that effect on me. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Dansen (Dancers) (2008) A touching tale, it is like a lovingly executed short story. ... Both actors give completely genuine performances, sure to touch your hearts in subtle ways. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
2.5/4 No Score Yet Capers (2009) A wonderfully wacky film, filled with one over-the-top moment after another. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
1.5/4 60% Bitter & Twisted (2008) A much more appropriate title for this snoozefest would be Slow & Pointless. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Wake (2009) Everyone on the set clearly had a good time, and their fun easily transfers to the audience.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (2008) Filled with great songs and a great story.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 9, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet How To Be (2008) Filled with British humor so dry that it's down-right parched. (Still, if you're a big fan of Robert Pattinson, I suspect you won't be disappointed.) ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Mar 3, 2009
2/4 No Score Yet Ye che (Night Train) (2007) It's one of those infuriating films that attempts to make a virtue out of the obscurity of its narrative and the painful slowness of its pacing.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2009
3/4 76% 12 (2007) 12 is filled with long, rambling stories by the jurors about incidents from their lives. When the jurors stick to discussing the case, the film works best. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Feb 26, 2009
3/4 59% The International (2009) Slow and preposterous but intriguing and engaging as well. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2009
3/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) What a delightful surprise! It's as wonderfully silly and charming as it is absolutely hilarious. If you loved Legally Blonde, then this is definitely the movie for you. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2009
2/4 40% He's Just Not That Into You (2009) If your director can't elicit some terrific performances with actors such as Johansson, Aniston, Connelly and Barrymore, it's time to replace him and get someone who can. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Feb 6, 2009
1.5/4 78% Owl and the Sparrow (2009) ... a slice of relatively uneventful life in Vietnam. ... I never cared about any of the characters or about the predictable story.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2009
2/4 38% Inkheart (2009) Bettany's wonderful performance is as compelling as the movie itself is lackluster and downright dull. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2009
2.5/4 57% Defiance (2009) As well-intentioned and earnest as it is lifeless and plodding.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 16, 2009
2/4 95% The Class (2008) Cantet uses actual students to retell their own stories, hoping for a gripping authenticity. But what comes across on the screen feels like a sanitized version of real life. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 14, 2009
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Last Enemy (2009) The British really know how to do political thrillers right. The superb acting, the good pacing and the sharp writing make this five episode mini-series fly by.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 12, 2009
3.5/4 67% Revolutionary Road (2008) After Winslet's amazing performances in The Reader and Revolutionary Road, it's quite possible -- and maybe even likely -- that she'll get two Oscar nominations this year.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Jan 9, 2009
3/4 62% Valkyrie (2008) Achieves the authenticity of something that the History Channel would be proud of.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Dec 24, 2008
1/4 27% Seven Pounds (2008) Slow and sappy. ... Prepare to gag. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2008
2.5/4 46% Yes Man (2008) What saves the movie, other than the occasional good laugh, is the charming work done by Carrey's co-star Zooey Deschanel.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2008
3/4 52% Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) Right away, the charms of this heart-warming -- even if completely predictable -- film become obvious. Shot under a bright winter sun, the thick snows glistens and sparkles. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Dec 12, 2008
2.5/4 25% Four Christmases (2008) The film is not a memorable Christmas present for viewers. But it's no lump of coal either. It's passable entertainment with just enough good laughs to make it worthwhile.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Nov 26, 2008
1.5/4 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) It has the dubious honor of being the first Bond film that manages to be downright boring.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Nov 14, 2008
2/4 69% Synecdoche, New York (2008) Relentlessly morose ... this labyrinth of a film is constructed recursively with characters playing other characters ad infinitum, ad nauseam. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/4 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) It's certainly a good film, but its merits seem relatively inconsequential next to the knockout performance by its lead, Scott Thomas ... who uses minimal expressions to convey so much. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2/4 58% The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Slow and earnest, with dreamy, sleep-inducing music, it proves to be a remarkably inconsequential film even if it does possess a few dramatic moments.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Oct 16, 2008
3.5/4 59% Flash of Genius (2008) It's an amazing and touching true story that will have you on the edge of your seat and may even cause you to shed a tear or two.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) I didn't laugh. I didn't even smile. I just never cared. And cinematographically, the film is much uglier than any television series watched at home for free on your HDTV.‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) Burn After Reading bursts with wonderfully wacky intrigue. The film's dramatic music punctuates the story line with a goofy gusto. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Sep 12, 2008
1.5/4 13% The Women (2008) Just shoot me. Filled with the shallowest women you're likely to meet, the movie is a chick flick in the worst sense of that phrase. ... Gag!‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2.5/4 64% Traitor (2008) Traitor plods along while still somehow managing to keep us engrossed no matter how slow the pacing gets ... [but] it asks too much of the viewer's patience for its minimal dramatic payoff. ‐ Internet Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2008