Thomas Delapa

Thomas Delapa

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Thomas Delapa's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 51% The Fountain (2006) "The Fountain may fill your cup as the year's most mystical movie experience. But I make no promises that you'll feel any younger. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2006
2.5/4 50% For Your Consideration (2006) "The cast's semi-improvised schtick hits its mark with cutting precision, but the word on the street is that For Your Consideration can't be considered anything but a comic trifle. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2006
1/4 6% Deck the Halls (2006) "Like that holiday fruitcake that nobody wants, here's another stale and joyless Christmas comedy. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2006
1.5/4 46% Bobby (2006) "To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen, Estevez is no Robert Altman. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 27, 2006
1.5/4 55% Déjà Vu (2006) "I got that eerie feeling of déjà vu about an hour in ... While Washington gives a big easy performance we've seen before, Jim Caviezel's mad bomber at least is no dud. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2006
1.5/4 54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) "Dude, where's my guitar pick? I dunno, look in your bong. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 21, 2006
2.5/4 53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) "A holiday gift, The Grinch just may steal the hearts of kids and grown-ups alike. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2006
2/4 75% Happy Feet (2006) "Just because audiences went like lemmings to March of the Penguins, it doesn't mean they'll make tracks to see a funky and furry cartoon version. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2006
1.5/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) "Blame director Richard Linklater and author Eric Schlosser for cooking Schlosser's best-selling book into an unhappy movie meal. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2006
2.5/4 88% Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006) "Despite death threats, boycotts and public vilification, the song has gone on for the Dixie Chicks. And that's not whistling Dixie. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2006
1.5/4 95% Casino Royale (2006) "The spy who gagged me. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 20, 2006
2/4 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) "You could imagine Stranger than Fiction as a repeat of The Truman Show as adapted by Adaptation author Charlie Kaufman. Early on, Harold's story clicks. But Zach Helm's script reaches The End before Harold reaches his. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2006
1.5/4 48% Harsh Times (2006) "Bale's wild-eyed menace keeps you watching for a time, but by the grisly end he's just another American psycho. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2006
2/4 69% Babel (2006) "If Crash drove you to distraction, then thou best stay away from Babel, this year's towering exercise in socio-political-psycho babble. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 14, 2006
1.5/4 25% A Good Year (2006) "Definitely not vintage Crowe ... He can do a world of things as a leading man, but Cary Grant (or Tom Hanks) he's not. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 8, 2006
1.5/4 72% Flushed Away (2006) "Though Roddy's tale is set in London, it's bloody obvious that DreamWorks is the American tail wagging the rat in this one. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2006
2/4 72% American Hardcore (2006) "For the record, Rachman's punk-rockology has its cracks. While he worships at the altar of Henry Rollins and Black Flag, he excludes such key West Coast bands as X and the Dead Kennedys. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2006
3.5/4 No Score Yet 10,000 Maniacs - MTV Unplugged (1994) "Plug into one of MTV's greatest "Unplugged" concerts, a 73-minute set showcasing singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant and her onetime band. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2006
2/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "Candid Camera crossed with Jackass ... Candidly, Cohen can be a politically incorrect laugh riot, but he's often just lewd and crude, comrade. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Nov 7, 2006
2/4 60% Al Franken: God Spoke (2006) "Feisty, quick-witted and quixotic, Franken takes on such right-wing demigods as Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2006
3/4 97% Airplane! (1980) "Still the funniest and most inspired of the madcap genre spoofs. For every dumb or tasteless joke that doesn't fly, a dozen land directly at Laugh Central. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2006
2/4 76% Catch a Fire (2006) "Had it been released twenty years ago, it would have had a better chance of catching on with audiences. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2006
3.5/4 100% Deliver Us from Evil (2006) "Devastating ... Heaven only knows why Deliver Us from Evil is only playing at a handful of theaters around the country. For one of the most important films of the year, it's shocking to discover that there's no room at the inn. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2006
1.5/4 31% Running With Scissors (2006) "To cut to the chase, Burroughs' movie memoir runs out of inspiration before he takes a stab at adulthood. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 30, 2006
1.5/4 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) "Given the spectacular backdrop of Versailles as her playpen, Coppola reduces history into a pop Halloween party .... Forget the liberty, equality and fraternity stuff. Let's just get to, 'Off with their heads!' " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2006
2/4 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) "Like being flogged over the head with a ten-foot tin flagpole. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2006
3/4 92% Memento (2000) "Just when you thought film noir was dead and buried, along comes the memorably mind-bending Memento. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2006
2/4 76% The Prestige (2006) "Nolan has nothing special up his sleeve in this hazy smoke-and-mirrors drama, especially in Jackman's climactic trick that's too sci-fi and fantastic to be believed. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2006
2/4 54% Flicka (2006) "Lohman tries her darnedest to put some spirit in this rustic Flicka flick, but she's burned by the buckboard-wooden dialogue and by McGraw, who better keep the reins on his day job. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 23, 2006
1.5/4 21% Man of the Year (2006) "Sloppy political satire ... Williams has all the edge of Tom DeLay at a Greenpeace convention. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
2.5/4 100% Repulsion (1965) "A methodical but fairly repellent exercise in claustrophobic horror. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
3.5/4 97% The Queen (2006) "All hail Helen Mirren. As Queen Elizabeth II, Mirren gives a commanding performance that cries out for an Oscar, if not a star-studded crown. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
2.5/4 73% Infamous (2006) "Tru or false: Toby Jones' letter-perfect performance as Truman Capote is better than Philip Seymour Hoffman's Oscar-winning turn in Capote. All things being equal, I'd vote for Jones, despite what has to be considered a case of bloody bad timing. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
1.5/4 76% Cape Fear (1991) "In Scorsese's frightfully wrong remake, De Niro seduces a teen (Juliette Lewis), bites off breasts with geek-like fury and breaks the world's record for longest hitchhike on the underside of a car. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2006
3.5/4 97% Stop Making Sense (2014) "This ain't no disco, but it is a party. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2006
2.5/4 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) "Whitaker dynamically gets his teeth into Amin, capturing the schizoid conscience of a would-be king. Given Whitaker's dominating presence, it's practically a coup that Macdonald would keep him waiting in the wings for half the film. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2006
2.5/4 48% Open Season (2006) "Sony Pictures bags a warm and furry comedy stocked with cute critters and gentle lessons about leaving the nest. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2006
1/4 91% The Departed (2006) "Redolent of four-letter words, Scorsese's flatulent Boston massacre doesn't amount to a hill of beans ... It's easily his worst film since Cape Fear. How bad is GoodFellas Does Boston? So bad that even Nicholson is a deadly bore. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 95% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) "Courting stardom, Grant delivers an engaging performance in Mike Newell's romantic comedy about the horrors of flying solo in a married world. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2006
3/4 77% The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006) "A spirited, often acidic flashback of the roiling 1960s, backed up with eclectic interviews, Lennon songs and vivid archival footage. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2006
1.5/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) "Maybe Gondry should have put more science in his fantasy of unrequited love, because little about it feels grounded in anything real ... Like most dreams, you're liable to forget about it in the morning. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2006
1.5/4 37% The Guardian (2006) "An Officer and a Gentleman joins the Coast Guard and struggles to stay afloat. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2006
3.5/4 97% Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922) "Murnau's horror masterwork features a treasure-trove of silent film techniques, unearthly locations and a truly horrid vampire played by Max Schreck. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
3/4 No Score Yet Olivier's Shakespeare (2006) ""Lord Larry" does the Bard in a trio of royal screen interpretations ... Not only one of the greatest classical actors of his era, Laurence Olivier was also the 20th century's greatest popularizer of Shakespeare. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
1/4 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) "While you're waiting for Jet Li's high-flying (and tricked-up) fights, I'm afraid you'll have sit through director Ronny Yu's lowbrow lunge at serious drama. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
3/4 13% Haven (2006) "An extraordinary directorial debut that just may knock your socks off, or at least your flip-flops. ... Though Flowers may be accused of sensationalizing his subject, there's no denying his stunning cinematic flourishes. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
1.5/4 33% Flyboys (2006) "Curse you, Red Baron ... In a drama cast with vacuous young actors, even the battle scenes seem to exist in a vacuum. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
1/4 11% All The King's Men (2006) "With his Oscar as scepter, there's no stopping Penn, who plays Stark like a pint-sized Humpty Dumpty in suspenders. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2006
2.5/4 90% Half Nelson (2006) "Gosling gets a hold of this gritty little indie, squeezes tight, and doesn't let go. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
2/4 46% The Last Kiss (2006) "Considering Bilson's sweet and cheeky performance, it won't be the last you see of her. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
1/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "De Palma should have called this sleazy murder mystery The Really Big Sleep. " ‐ Boulder Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2006
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