Ted Porter

Ted Porter
Ted Porter's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
The Trades film critic.
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 69% Disturbia (2007) A kind of "Rear Window" for the teen set, the new thriller "Disturbia" transports the themes and plot points of Hitchcock's masterpiece into the digital age. As might be expected, it falls far short of matching its predecessor.. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2007
C 10% Perfect Stranger (2007) Far-fetched situations abound, and much of the dialogue is obvious or over the top in its effort to be by turns intense, shocking, risqué, or clever, with the result that it's rarely any of those things. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2007
C+ 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) In their desire to get things just right, Ron Howard and company have managed to create a safe, respectable movie drained of any real inspiration or hint of provocation. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2006
A- 85% The Descent (2006) One of the better horror films to come along in the last few years, this UK production with an all-female cast packs in enough claustrophobic thrills and genuine scares to make you afraid of the dark again. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2006
D 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Virtually none of the titillating thrills, extreme violence, or campy, sexy fun that made that movie such a guilty pleasure are on display here. "Basic Instinct 2" makes the original look like a masterwork, and that's just plain scary. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
D+ 9% When a Stranger Calls (2006) A lame, entirely pointless epilogue only adds to the sense that we've just been cheated out of a good, lasting scare. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2006
B 31% Tristan & Isolde (2006) ...the luminous Sophia Myles, as Isolde, steals the show. - Trades EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2006