TIME Staff

TIME Staff
TIME Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TIME Magazine
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T-Meter Title | Year
75% Chu Chin Chow (1934) U.S. cinemaddicts may find the photography in Chu Chin Chow inferior to most recent Hollywood musicomedies... but are likely to approve the decor, [music, and Anna May Wong,] the only performer in the cast whose name is familiar to them. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
33% The Trip (1967) The Trip is a psychedelic tour through the bent mind of Peter Fonda, which is evidently full of old movies. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
93% Rope (1948) In photographing the action, Director Hitchcock brought off a tour de force. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
100% Trader Horn (1931) Incomparably the best jungle picture made so far. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Crazy-Quilt (1966) In the relations between these two people Director Korty achieves the fullest realization of his theme. He demonstrates day by day, crisis by crisis, how fear and lust and ignorance transform at last into the sacred mystery of marriage. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
97% A Star Is Born (1954) All this, plus a dozen big musical sequences, makes Star a mighty long gulp of champagne; but, like champagne, it is hard to refuse. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
84% Downhill Racer (1969) A modest effort but a good one. It may be the first film in history that starts at the top, goes steadily downhill, and still stays interesting along the way. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
85% Applause (1929) [It is] surprising to find Rouben Mamoulian, recently director of legitimate productions for Manhattan's Theatre Guild, experimenting so weakly with the cinema. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
96% My Fair Lady (1964) In this literal, beautiful, bountiful version of the most gilt-edged attraction in theater history, Jack Warner has miraculously managed to turn gold into gold. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2015
90% Midnight Cowboy (1969) No amount of obfuscation can obscure the film's vaulting performances. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
96% Patton (1970) The movie's vision blurs the man and, incidentally, the just war around him. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
100% Indiscreet (1958) A funny, freewheeling version of Broadway's Kind Sir. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2014
86% Piccadilly (1929) Like most English pictures, the drama is crudely shaped and conventionally directed. Anna May Wong does the best acting. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2011
96% In the Heat of the Night (1967) No deep solutions are suggested in this subtle and meticulously observed study. Yet Director Norman Jewison has used his camera to extract a cer tain rough-cut beauty from each protagonist. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
82% A Man for All Seasons (1966) One of the most intelligent religious movies ever made. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
86% The Sound of Music (1965) In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
85% Tom Jones (1963) The film is a way-out, walleyed, wonderful exercise in cinema. It is also a social satire written in blood with a broadaxe. It is bawdy as the British were bawdy when a wench had to wear five petticoats to barricade her virtue. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
98% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) It is O'Toole who continually dominates the screen, and he dominates it with professional skill, Irish charm and smashing good looks. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2009
94% West Side Story (1961) Unhappily, the film shares a serious flaw in the essential conception of the show; both are founded on a phony literary analogy and on some potentially vicious pseudo-sociology. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
94% The Apartment (1960) A comedy of men's-room humours and water-cooler politics that now and then among the belly laughs says something serious and sad about the struggle for success, about what it often does to a man, and about the horribly small world of big business. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
79% Gigi (1958) Gigi is dressed to kill, but if all the French finery impresses the customers, it also smothers the story. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
95% The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) It is a whale of a story, and in the telling of it, British Director David Lean does a whale of a job. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
71% Around the World in 80 Days (1956) The wonder is that this Polyphemus of productions does not simply collapse of its own overweight; but, thanks principally to Showman Todd, the picture skips along with an amazing lightness. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
100% Marty (1955) Ernest Borgnine as Marty lives up to all the promise he showed as the sadist in From Here to Eternity, and at the same time brilliantly shatters the type-cast he molded for himself in that picture. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
98% On the Waterfront (1954) On the Waterfront has a script that is a work of love and shows it. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
92% From Here to Eternity (1953) Scriptwriter Daniel Taradash rescued, if not quite a gem, then at least a high-grade industrial diamond from this rough original. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
45% The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) The movie's plot does not quite hold all this pageantry together, but De Mille's scripters and actors enter into the thing in the proper flamboyant spirit. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
95% An American in Paris (1951) A grand show -- a brilliant combination of Hollywood's opulence and technical wizardry with the kind of taste and creativeness that most high-budgeted musicals notoriously lack. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
100% All About Eve (1950) It crackles with smart, smarting dialogue. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
91% Hamlet (1948) Sir Laurence Olivier's masterful version of the classic. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
78% Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Gentleman's Agreement is an important experiment, honestly approached and successfully brought off. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2009
96% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Like most good mass entertainments, this picture has occasional moments of knowing hokum; but unlike most sure-fire movies, it was put together with good taste, honesty, wit -- and even a strong suggestion of guts. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
97% Casablanca (1942) Nothing short of an invasion could add much to Casablanca. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
92% Mrs. Miniver (1942) That almost impossible feat, a great war picture that photographs the inner meaning, instead of the outward realism of World War II. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
100% Rebecca (1940) This time Hitchcock does it all his way, does a splendid job and has a splendid cast to do it with. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
91% You Can't Take It With You (1938) Easily the No. 1 cinema comedy of 1938. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
76% The Life of Emile Zola (1937) Last week Warner Brothers released a movie which is probably the outstanding prestige picture of the season. It is also one of the best shows. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
94% Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Despite the efforts of Producer Irving Thalberg, Director Frank Lloyd, three scenarists and $2,000,000 to give it balance, polish and direction, the picture lacks all three. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
64% The Great Ziegfeld (1936) Pretentious, packed with hokum and as richly sentimental as an Irving Berlin lyric, it is, as such, top-notch entertainment. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
61% Cavalcade (1933) Almost certain to be near the top of the list for 1933. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
86% Grand Hotel (1932) As it is, the hotel is well filled. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
53% Cimarron (1931) It is a long, full-bodied picture, paced so deftly that although it covers more than half a century of crowded, changing events, it never drags and is rarely jerky. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) From such grisly materials the popular cinema is rarely drawn. The film is monumental in the courage that risked its manufacture. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
35% The Broadway Melody (1929) A tedious musical comedy embedded in a routine story like a fly in celluloid. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
93% Wings (1927) The audience gulped down the plot as conventional but reliable stuff, watched with waning interest while spinning, swerving, dodging planes grew into confused monotony against a background of unpicturesque ether. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
98% It Happened One Night (1934) Instead of attempting a journalistic study of bus-travel, regularly punctuated by comic touches, Director Frank Capra and Robert Riskin who adapted Samuel Hopkins Adams' story, fused the two. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2009
87% Ben-Hur (1959) The biggest and the best of Hollywood's super-spectacles. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2008
82% Oliver! (1968) After a season of watching inane twitching in the name of dance, the viewer is most happily greeted by Onna White's choreography, an exuberant step-by-step exploration of Victorian zeal. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
80% David and Lisa (1962) Deeply touching. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2007