Steven Rosen Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Steven Rosen

Steven Rosen
Steven Rosen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Denver Post, Hollywood.com

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 31% High Crimes (2002) High Crimes badly misses the demeanor of what it pretends to be -- a tense courtroom drama about military corruption, a la A Few Good Men.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2002
3/4 83% The Rookie (2002) It is lucky to have Dennis Quaid, who is a fit 47, give an extraordinarily honest and restrained performance as Morris.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2002
2/4 76% Panic Room (2002) Director David Fincher and writer David Koepp can't sustain it.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2002
0.5/4 42% Death to Smoochy (2002) This is the kind of stinker that emerges every so often from Hollywood when major 'talent' -- Danny DeVito and Robin Williams, in this case -- get it into their heads that something disastrously unfunny is hilarious.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2002
3/4 84% Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) Funny, cute and slightly subversive.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2002
3/4 57% Blade II (2002) If you can keep your eyes open amid all the blood and gore, you'll see Del Toro has brought unexpected gravity to Blade II.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2002
1/4 25% Showtime (2002) It's really yet another anemic and formulaic Lethal Weapon-derived buddy-cop movie, trying to pass off its lack of imagination as hip knowingness.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2002
1.5/4 49% Harrison's Flowers (2002) It uses the pain and violence of war as background material for color.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2002
3/4 77% Ice Age (2002) [D]espite its familiar subject matter, Ice Age is consistently amusing and engrossing ...‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2002
3.5/4 95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) It glows and sings with color and music, and with the humanity of its characters.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2002
2/4 29% The Time Machine (2002) Bears resemblance to, and shares the weaknesses of, too many recent action-fantasy extravaganzas in which special effects overpower cogent story-telling and visual clarity during the big action sequences.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2002
2/4 63% Beijing Bicycle (2001) Well before it's over, Beijing Bicycle begins spinning its wheels.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2002
3/4 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) Yet, lest one think Soldiers is rousing, be forewarned. It is patriotic in that it is loyal to its American soldiers, although it is surprisingly respectful to their enemy.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2002
1.5/4 38% 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) An American Pie variation without the affection for its characters or original humor.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2002
3/4 88% Italian for Beginners (2001) There are moments it can be heart-rending in an honest and unaffected (and gentle) way.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2002
1/4 7% Dragonfly (2002) ... plays like it was written from the end backward.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2002
3.5/4 79% Iris (2001) The performances in Iris -- by Judi Dench as the older Murdoch and Jim Broadbent as her husband, John Bayley, and by Kate Winslet as the younger Murdoch -- are so good that the film is completely compelling.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2002
.5/4 23% John Q (2002) It features miserable direction by Nick Cassavetes, writing by James Kearns, and acting by too many to be named.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2002
3/4 53% Storytelling (2002) I think Solondz, as dispassionately as possible, is offering a pretty shrewd and insightful look at the nature of exploitation and manipulation in society.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2002
3.5/4 85% Monster's Ball (2002) Monster's Ball shows that convincing acting and a detailed, developed sense of place can make a story not only believable but moving.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2002
56% Taliesin Jones (2002) Succumbs to the same kind of maudlin, sentimental mysticism that mars the Touched by an Angel school of non-God spiritual-uplift movies.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2002
34% I Am Sam (2001) It's similar to a superficially hip and irreverent, yet fundamentally sentimental, TV show.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
90% Lantana (2002) Lantana is so rich in secondary characters and performances it's hard to mention them all. But you will certainly appreciate them.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
32% Charlotte Gray (2002) While Blanchett's presence is surely felt in virtually every scene of the movie, her acting isn't. We don't connect with her at all.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2002
89% Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001) Its story is more interesting for its own back story than for the difficult, problematic way Makhmalbaf has of trying to dramatize it.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2002
76% Black Hawk Down (2001) Scott keeps bringing home the shocks, using light and sound to underscore the visual tumult.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2002
46% Orange County (2002) Not since Tom Cruise in Risky Business has an actor made such a strong impression in his underwear.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2002
86% Gosford Park (2001) This is an exemplary exercise in Anglophilia.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) The Royal Tenenbaums are one of the sweetest, most enjoyable dysfunctional families to be featured in movies.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2001
50% Kate & Leopold (2001) Together, Jackman and Ryan really click.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2001
67% Ali (2001) It does connect solidly more often than not.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2001
75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) Like a good college education itself, A Beautiful Mind broadens your perspective on life.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2001
93% In the Bedroom (2001) Gets at what most Hollywood movies are afraid to say about the way we live on the edge of tragedy.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2001
92% The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo) (2001) In the end, Backbone is about showing off a horror film director's tools of trade.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2001
42% The Majestic (2001) Even Capra would blanch, if he could stay awake, at Darabont's attempt to force-feed such hollow, phony and insincere sentimentality as infuses Majestic.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Fellowship is exciting for two hours. How many other movies can you say that about?‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2001
65% Intimacy (2001) Despite the efforts of Kureishi, Chereau and co-screenwriter Anne-Louise Trividic to make us believe in its realism. Toward the end, there are too many speeches.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2001
42% Vanilla Sky (2001) A film that, despite intriguing ideas, cleverly tricky structure and some remarkable imagery, just doesn't work.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2001
78% Tape (2001) A failed experiment with arresting moments.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2001
96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) The structure of the film feels like freedom. And truth.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) I think it's time for Soderbergh to be leaving Las Vegas.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2001
57% Sidewalks of New York (2001) It is nice that Sidewalks reflects a younger, multiethnic New York, one in which not everybody is wealthy and middle-aged or older as Allen's New York increasingly was. But diversity is no substitute for quality.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
37% Behind Enemy Lines (2001) An involving and driving action-packed movie.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2001
14% Black Knight (2001) Most of the gags are groaners.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2001
66% Spy Game (2001) At times, it just seems like the movie is engaged in a game, itself, to keep us from noticing its faults.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2001
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) The movie needs to be stronger dramatically, with a much more appealing central performance, to be the great family-oriented screen fantasy so many wanted.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2001
89% Amélie (2001) One leaves the theater thinking, as so many Americans of past generations have, 'Ah, there's always Paris.' And there will always be Amelie, too.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2001
66% Heist (2001) Rare for Mamet, that talk here sometimes comes off as strained and awkward, or as a slightly highbrow variation on the usual hackneyed bon mots of generic action films.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2001
47% Life as a House (2001) House may suffer from excessive and unnecessary ornamentation, but its foundation -- Kline's performance -- is solid and strong.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2001
80% Waking Life (2001) To paraphrase the enduring title of a new-wave album, it is pure pop for dream people.‐ Denver Post
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2001