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Steven Oxman

Steven Oxman
Steven Oxman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Pilot's Wife (2002) The Pilot's Wife is a good example of a book that screams to be made into a TV movie, and then, once made, screams in horror, or at least in embarrassment, at the result.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Othello (2001) Anyone who buys into the idea that tragedies are supposed to be ennobling should take a look at this contemporized version of Othello on Masterpiece Theatre, a potently disturbing telepic probably without peer. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Guilty Hearts (2002) It's a genuinely unsuspenseful work, and all the good acting in the world can't make it any less perfunctory.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002) Thinking about it isn't really what a Chuck Norris movie is there for, of course -- it's escapist entertainment that makes no apologizes for its bad acting, reliance on explosions and general cheesy cheeriness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
62% Fidel (2002) Throughout this, audience is treated to a pretty comprehensive history lesson. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Three Days (2001) Unfortunately, there's nothing very romantic about any of this, and Robert Tate Miller and Eric Tuchman's teleplay proceeds at a pretty flat pace under Michael Switzer's direction. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet The Seventh Stream (2001) Writer-director John Gray provides some very convincing dialogue, smartly on the concise side, and what carries the pic is the very realistic depiction of a village where life is hard. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Invincible (2001) There's about a minute of fun fighting in Invincible, another minute of relatively bland wirework and the rest is tripe.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Fashion Victim: The Killing of Gianni Versace (2001) The issue of illusion is visually emphasized throughout. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet Shots in the Dark (2001) What really sets this documentary apart isn't so much recent crime photography, which has saturated our media anyway, but the more historical examples. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
83% Shot in the Heart (2001) The piece is ultimately admirable for its lack of easy answers, for its continued sense of emotional confusion. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
No Score Yet Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001) For Disney, history, animation and movie buffs, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth lays out a life story that continues to have an impact.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
90% Dinner with Friends (2001) Jewison, Deakins and editor Ronald Sanders keep everything fluid, providing multiple camera angles on scenes that are physically still. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet A Girl Thing (2001) The whole four hours seems like a pretty undisciplined, flabby exercise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet What Makes a Family (2001) Lifetime's What Makes a Family certainly doesn't break, or even strain, any molds, and it's not particularly nuanced in presenting legal argument, but it's well-executed all around and makes its emotional point effectively.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Bojangles (2001) This particular effort, directed by Joseph Sargent, compensates for its standard storytelling with some visual stylishness and Hines' fast footwork.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Jewel (2001) Shapiro, Fawcett, Bergin and Tyson never allow the pic to go for the gut, instead coating it with a layer of contrived dignity almost as thick as Fawcett's frosted lipstick.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
33% The Last Producer (2002) This mournful comedy benefits from a certain soulfulness in Reynolds' treatment of a once-successful, at least modestly talented producer who genuinely believes he still has something to offer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Haven (2001) Chutzpah... is standing up to uptight politicians in suits and ties, risking that they might not like you. This latter event happens a lot in "Haven," with Natasha Richardson portraying the admirable Gruber with plenty of pluck.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Golden Dreams: The Ballad of Lucy Whipple (2001) The going gets better later on, but despite the work of the lead ladies, the effort as a whole remains firmly in the realm of the mediocre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Sanctuary (2001) Whatever psychological elements have been established collapse during a flurry of inane scenes leading up to the climax, which takes place during a brewing hurricane.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Jackie Ethel Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001) This isn't exactly classy stuff, washing plenty of familiar dirty laundry in public, and it covers too much ground to bother with insight, but it achieves moments of genuine poignancy nonetheless. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Lorna Doone (2000) This co-production boasts some terrific performances, from the romantic leads in Coyle and Warner to the obsessive nastiness Gillen brings to Carver. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Lost Empire (2001) MacDonald and editor Colin Green do their best to make all this coherent, but it's a struggle. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific (2001) This ABC version captures many of its stronger qualities before giving way to fabricated action scenes at the end. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet And Never Let Her Go (2001) It seems strange that this riveting case would result in a miniseries in which the drama feels manufactured.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Invader Zim - Mini-Disc 2 (2001) The cartoon captures a nice blend of the innocent and the satirical, and should appeal to Nick's core audience of youngsters and early teenagers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet When Billie Beat Bobby (2001) In the superb hands of writer-director Jane Anderson, and with unimprovable performances from Holly Hunter and Ron Silver, When Billie Beat Bobby becomes a funny and fulfilling television event.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Varian's War (2000) What they've come up with is a quality offering that turns an unheralded figure into a cinematic hero, a good -- but could have been great -- story about an American intellectual who in unlikely fashion helped prominent artists escape Vichy France.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Old Settler (2001) Old Settler is a decent work, but certainly not an exciting one; it's pretty stodgy and soapish, a quality that's heightened by the limited production values.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Blonde (2001) Montgomery's depiction remains entertaining...there's something deeply fascinating about Marilyn's breathy delivery that the actress understands.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet My Louisiana Sky (2002) While its heart is unquestionably in the right place, My Louisiana Sky is ultimately so superficial, with a moral sense so predictable and yet so unbelievable, that the film is almost condescending.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' (2001) The cast makes the comedy work, although the streaming jokes get really tired really fast, and the scenes aren't sustained enough to build significant momentum. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Sister Mary Explains It All (2001) The biggest problem is that the film simply can't re-create the theatricality of Durang's initial work. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Walter and Henry (2001) It moves along a bit choppily, continually threatening to become interesting and genuinely poignant but never getting there.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Big Heist (2001) Sutherland manages to make the lead character likable, catching the right semi-comic tone without sacrificing basic believability. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
67% On the Edge (2001) The pieces are all exceptionally well-cast -- credit producer Jana Sue Memel and casting directors Mary Margiotta and Karen Margiotta -- and none outstays its welcome, which is the great advantage of short films.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
40% The Mists of Avalon (2001) [The] sense of monotony ultimately dooms this pic about the doom of Camelot.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Nicholas Nickleby (2000) Pic separates itself out by hitting the humor as hard as the pathos, finding a nice contrast between the caricatures of the supporting roles and the dimensionality of the leads.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018