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Teresa Wiltz

Teresa Wiltz
Teresa Wiltz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72% The Best Man (1999) Ultimately when it's all said and done, Best Man remains always a groomsman, never a groom: It backs down on its promise to both challenge and entertain, opting instead for the easy laugh--and the pat ending. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 14, 2013
65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) This is pure, escapist fun -- skepticism and naysaying are best left at home. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 6, 2008
78% Desert Bayou (2007) Desert Bayou is at its most compelling when it stops preachifying and focuses on the lives of two troubled families. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 25, 2007
9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) It's earnest, silly and sweet, with just enough food fights and musical numbers to keep everyone else from gagging on the goo. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 2, 2007
57% The Hip Hop Project (2006) There's not enough story to the story, which is curious, given that rap is ultimately a tale-telling medium. ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 10, 2007
91% The Italian (2007) At times, the difficulties that Vanya encounters strain credulity. The Italian doesn't bother to infuse its characters with complex motivations. They're either Bad or Good. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 27, 2007
48% Idlewild (2006) For all its shortcomings, Idlewild also has something that few films can pull off: Moments of such pure cinematic fabulousness, breathtaking dance sequences and idiosyncratic flourishes that we are more than willing to forgive it for all its sins. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 24, 2006
72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Talladega Nights doesn't do much more than go for the quick guffaw, and frequently the guffaw comes from stereotypical slights along the redneck vein. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 3, 2006
27% Waist Deep (2006) No, it's not a great movie. It is, however, an interesting one, a combination of exploitative hood flick and meditation on trust and love -- thug love, romantic love and, most important, parent-child love. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 22, 2006
72% Friends With Money (2006) You could make an argument that that's how life is, unresolved, but as a film, it makes for frustrating viewing, particularly when plot threads with the potential to bust open the story are left hanging. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 20, 2006
86% Slither (2006) Slither isn't scary, it's just what one character says when she spots the slugs from outer space, Grooooosss. And we don't mean that in a good way. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 30, 2006
62% ATL (2006) Notwithstanding the melodrama and the often ham-handed directing, ATL somehow works. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 30, 2006
61% Find Me Guilty (2006) Diesel infuses the Lucchese family made man with a convincing cocktail of sweetness and rage. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 16, 2006
72% The War Within (2005) Call it a portrait of a mild-mannered zealot, one that seeps under the skin and unsettles the nerves. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 14, 2005
89% Tony Takitani (2005) It's a marvelously moody meditation, beautiful to look at and beautiful to ponder as the camera slowly pans from one scene to the next, framing life as still life. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 13, 2005
83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) Based on a Russian folk tale, Corpse Bride makes for breathtaking viewing. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 23, 2005
64% Roll Bounce (2005) The film can't get its rhythms right, fluctuating wildly between comedy and pathos. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 23, 2005
6% Underclassman (2005) If you saw 21 Jump Street back in the '80s, or any of a number of shows featuring cute and cuddly cops, you pretty much know where this flick is heading. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 1, 2005
11% The Cave (2005) The Cave isn't just a bad movie, it's a very, very, very bad movie, so bad that it can't even redeem itself by turning into high camp. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 26, 2005
77% Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2005) Visually, Balzac is a jewel of a movie, with panoramic vistas of the lake on the mountain, framed in mist, where the villagers, in a haunting nighttime ceremony, float candlelit paper boats bearing the names of their dearly departed. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 12, 2005
13% The Honeymooners (2005) Blame it all on the Bad Guys, those Hollywood suits who think by committee and never met a focus group they didn't like. This is product, pure and simple. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jun 10, 2005
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Although Hitchhiker starts out a total gas, it doesn't have enough fuel to sustain the ride, ultimately amounting to little more than some amusing gags strung together in search of a story. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 29, 2005
49% Rory O'Shea Was Here (2005) For all its noble intentions and vigorous performances, never transcends the claustrophobic character study. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 18, 2005
No Score Yet A big, sprawling, sweet-natured mishmash with plots upon subplots and enough characters to make the head spin. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 11, 2005
10% The Wedding Date (2005) Don't bother asking how an Ivy League guy would end up hooking. Such a query could only lead to some dark answers, answers that the filmmakers have no interest in dealing with but which would make for a much more interesting movie. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Feb 4, 2005
11% Are We There Yet? (2005) We've got stereotypes-a-go-go: Raging redneck truckers. Accented Asians. Country bumpkins. Black fathers missing in action. The humor's a tad too raunchy for the kids, and the predictable plot won't win over any of the parents. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 21, 2005
90% Kinsey (2004) There's a flatness to the filmmaking; what's needed here is a lot more va-va in its va-va-voom. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 19, 2004
83% Finding Neverland (2004) You're expected to weep, and perhaps you will weep. But if you do, it's not likely that you'll respect yourself in the morning. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 19, 2004
27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) It's a pleasing enough romp, and if you're starved for romantic comedy (where have they all gone?) this will ease your hunger pangs. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 12, 2004
55% P.S. (2004) Somehow, wondrous acting holds things together, particularly that of Linney and Grace. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 5, 2004
96% Sideways (2004) There's not a false note here, and the entire supporting cast -- Madsen, Oh, Church and Marylouise Burke as Miles's Mother -- is uniformly excellent. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2004
81% Ray (2004) To describe Foxx's performance here is to gush, and so gush we will. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2004
38% Birth (2004) Mystery is fine. We like mystery. Muddle is another thing altogether, and jerking around the audience in the name of 'art' is pretty unforgivable. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 29, 2004
15% Head in the Clouds (2004) There's plenty of eye candy -- gorgeous scenery, gorgeous costumes, gorgeous people -- to keep the viewer from minding (too much) the Olympic leaps of faith required to invest in the film's plot. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 22, 2004
64% Stage Beauty (2004) This is a celebration of the theater, a big, wet kiss to the craft of acting and the artists who inhabited London's early stages. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 15, 2004
62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) With razor-sharp performances, zingy one-liners, broad slapstick humor and a message of sorts, there's enough to distract the viewer from becoming hopelessly lost in the lint-filled chaos that is the umbilicus. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 8, 2004
50% Ella Enchanted (2004) This all makes for good and entertaining fun, from the musical numbers of 1980s pop tunes to the flamboyant fight scenes. For a while. But you've seen this all before.‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 9, 2004
36% Scary Movie 3 (2003) If you haven't been a regular fixture at the multiplex, or don't spend all your time in front of the tube surfing hip-hop videos on MTV2, then you're not in on the joke, and if you're not in on the joke, you might want to skip this one.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 24, 2003
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003) Flops where it should zing, trotting out cringe-worthy cliches and hoary plot contrivances.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 2, 2003
35% The Real Cancun (2003) A 90-minute confessathon minus the bleeped-out cuss words and pixelated breasts.‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 25, 2003
No Score Yet Despite the film's shortcomings, the stories are quietly moving.‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 27, 2002
1/5 30% All About the Benjamins (2002) The comedy is clumsy; the violence vicious.‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 8, 2002
3/5 72% The Visit (2000) A testament to the tenacity of the family, particularly the African American family. ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 20, 2001