Todd Anthony

Todd Anthony
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
45% Stepmom (1998) Were it not for the stellar acting of Sarandon (the most infectious weeper this side of Brenda Blethyn) and Julia Roberts (irresistible as ever) the whole predictable enterprise would be too mawkish for words. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) Gellar, Phillippe and Witherspoon are fine as long as the material plays to their strengths, which appear to be sexy clowning and rapid-fire quipping in the fashionable vulgar vernacular. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
59% Deep Blue Sea (1999) It's the first summer blockbuster of 1999 that delivers more than its promotional trailer promises. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3% The Mod Squad (1999) If only the filmmakers had paid as much attention to plot as they did to the soundtrack, The Mod Squad might have had a reason for existence (other than raking in profits from gullible opening-weekend audiences). - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
68% Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995) Antonia's Line perfectly fits the Oscar mold: set in the past, studiously PC, sentimental, multigenerational, and loaded with hollow ruminations on the nature of life, death, and the passage of time. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
78% GoldenEye (1995) Basically, James, GoldenEye wasn't bad. A bit long and not the sexiest or most thrilling Bond movie. But a Bond movie nonetheless, and far from an embarrassment like Moonraker. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
54% Blade (1998) Filter out the gloss, the gore and the insistent techno score, and all you're left with are the gleaming pecs and bulging biceps of Wesley Snipes as Buff the Vampire Slayer. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
81% X-Men (2000) In Singer's dark vision, action and special effects take a back seat to message. He uses X-Men to preach a sermon of tolerance; like most sermons, it isn't much fun to sit through. X misses the spot. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
75% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) In the final analysis, the marquee names are all that really distinguish Eyes Wide Shut from, say, a really well-photographed installment in the Emmanuelle series. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2014
18% Trippin (1999) The messages, in other words, are mixed -- which makes them pretty much consistent with the perspective of a hormone-driven 17-year-old boy. Viewed in that context, Trippin' doesn't fall quite so far. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2014
6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993) Stay away at all costs. Do not be lulled by nostalgic memories of Inspector Clouseau's malapropisms; do not be fooled by slick print or TV ads; do not let your kids talk you into it. - New Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
15% Dead Man on Campus (1998) This Dead Man is a stiff. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
5% The Avengers (1998) Thurman and Fiennes look great in the roles, but they don't generate a fraction of the kinky sexual chemistry that Macnee and Rigg exuded. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2014
17% Wild Wild West (1999) The film aims low and still misses. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
38% Armageddon (1998) If you've seen any of a dozen similar disaster movies, you know how it all turns out. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 90% In the Mood for Love (2001) It bleeds color and passion like a Monet in an impressionistic, visually ravishing tale of unrequited love between two repressed souls. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2014
61% Kurt & Courtney (1998) Simply put, the guerrilla filmmaker gives great dish. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2014
94% Dark Days (2000) Marc Singer's documentary Dark Days absolutely blew me away. It takes the viewer on a thoroughly engrossing journey to the heart of darkness. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2014
92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) The film is literate without being pretentious, bawdy without being gross and grounded in historical fact without being constricted by it. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2014
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) The film weaves visual elegance, lesbian subtext, six hilariously inappropriate song-and-dance numbers and a flair for chiffon into a showcase for leading ladies of French cinema past and present. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2013
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) Miyazaki's world is stunning for its richness and imagination. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2013
80% Office Space (1999) Isn't it a shame that people expect certain conventions from their movies -- niggling little things like interesting plots with beginnings, middles and ends, and maybe a little character development thrown in for good measure? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2013
87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) It's a thrill to behold this supernaturally accomplished triumph of guerrilla filmmaking technique. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2013
97% Chicken Run (2000) It's nothing less than a stop-motion tour de force, bursting with charm, humor, invention and eye-popping mise en scene. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2013
93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) Its dramatic shortcomings may demote Private Ryan from the ranks of battlefield classics, but the film explodes romantic notions of World War II like an artillery shell bursting through the center of your rib cage. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 36% 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Superficial? You betcha. But eye candy, attitude and humor abound in what amounts to a glorified Miami Vice episode complete with an undercover lawman who lives aboard a boat. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2003
4/4 99% Finding Nemo (2003) Pixar has done it again. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2003
3/4 73% The Italian Job (2003) The clever opening and rousing finish will stay with you long after the memory of Norton's tonsorial folly fades. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2003
2/4 33% The In-Laws (2003) No tension. No edge. Halfhearted action. You could meet these parents, but what's the point? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2003
2.5/4 48% Bruce Almighty (2003) The tale goes all sentimental and preachy, which might have worked had the director been Frank Capra. But it isn't; it's Tom Shadyac. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2003
3/4 60% Down With Love (2003) The flick's jaunty outlook, splashy set design, period-perfect costumes and cutting wordplay carry the day. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2003
2.5/4 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) More special effects. More fight sequences. More chases. More stunts. More neo-philosophical babble. But more, in this case, adds up to less. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
3/4 87% A Mighty Wind (2003) We expect sly acting and clever writing from Guest and company. But the big surprise here is the quality of the songwriting and musicianship. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2003
1.5/4 27% Daddy Day Care (2003) For those of us who fondly recall the risk-taker who gave us Raw and 48 HRS. and Trading Places, it's hard to stomach Daddy Day Care's vanilla pudding. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2003
2/4 85% X2: X-Men United (2003) Suffers from acute sequelitis. The characters aren't as vibrant, the dialogue isn't as witty and the action isn't as fresh as they were the first time around. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2003
3/4 62% Identity (2003) It will either leave you giddy at the audacity or moaning at the stupidity. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
2/4 35% The Real Cancun (2003) Few truly compelling stories and disappointingly little debauchery ensue. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2003
2/4 42% Anger Management (2003) Where are the Farrelly brothers when you need them? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2003
2.5/4 11% A Man Apart (2003) Plays like a forgotten Miami Vice episode. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2003
2.5/4 21% Basic (2003) The more you think about the far-fetched sequence of events that leads to the Big Surprise, the less sense it makes. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
2/4 29% Dreamcatcher (2003) Given all those prestigious pedigrees, Dreamcatcher should have been great, or at least bad in new and interesting ways. Instead, it shamelessly recycles plot points and themes from Alien, Independence Day even Outbreak. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2003
1.5/4 14% View from the Top (2003) It takes a special 'talent' to make Mike Myers unfunny, and Barreto has it in abundance. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2003
1/4 29% The Hunted (2003) No movie in recent memory made me laugh harder or longer than the numbingly incompetent First Blood rip-off The Hunted. Trouble is, I'm pretty sure it wasn't intended as a comedy. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2003
2/4 64% Willard (2003) Instantly forgettable, and so determinedly offbeat that it offers less fun than it should. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2003
3/4 60% Old School (2003) For most of its relatively brisk 91 minutes, Old School taps a keg of rich, frothy humor. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2003
1/4 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) A manipulative melodrama so intent on ramming home its political message that it runs roughshod over logic, telegraphs its plot developments and browbeats its audience. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2003
3/4 44% Daredevil (2003) Rather than lay on the expository detail, Daredevil focuses on character development. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
3.5/4 86% The Quiet American (2003) A complex thriller worth shouting about. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003
1/4 42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Having nearly suffocated amid the swirling mist of estrogen fumes that enveloped a recent screening of the insipid chick flick How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, I need an immediate infusion of guy stuff to detox. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003
2.5/4 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) On the heels of the threadbare Tuxedo, Shanghai Knights confirms there may be a chink in Jackie Chan's armor. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2003