Tom Sander

Tom Sander
Tom Sander's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Truman Show (1998)

"A disturbing, spooky but eventually uplifting drama/satire/horror film starring Jim Carrey." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 18, 2014

For Love of the Game (1999)

"Kevin Costner is back starring in his third baseball movie, and after those two box office home runs, Mighty Kevin has struck out." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 8, 2014

The Matrix (1999)

"Hang on tight for a real mind-blower, with astonishing visual effects, frightening monsters and exciting stunt fights." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 21, 2013
1/4 11%

Alex & Emma (2003)

"The laughs are few and brief, the pace crawls, the plot gets tedious and downright annoying and the romantic chemistry between the two stars fizzles." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 20, 2003
1.5/4 30%

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

"Disappointing, mediocre and preposterously cartoonish, Hollywood Homicide tries hard but ultimately fails to rise above its bland old cop/young cop /bickering buddies cliché movie origins." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 13, 2003
1/4 40%

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

" Preteen and teen girls who are among J.Lo's biggest fans may swoon over all this glop, but more discerning viewers may just want to scrape their shoes clean." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 12, 2002
1/4 53%

Blood Work (2002)

"Eastwood is an icon of moviemaking, one of the best actors, directors and producers around, responsible for some excellent work. But even a hero can stumble sometimes." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 8, 2002
3/4 74%

Signs (2002)

"Signs will creep you out for two hours, give you the galloping heebie-jeebies, tear some screams from your throat and haunt your nightmares for a long time to come." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 2, 2002
2.5/4 92%

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002)

"Will bring a smile and a cheer from viewers who love it when a film cons them, too." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 7, 2002
3/4 44%

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

"It's an exceptional example of ensemble acting." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 7, 2002
3/4 10%

Bad Company (2002)

"Bad Company is two hours of thrills, suspense, fun and laughter. Chris and Anthony really rock." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 7, 2002
2.5/4 69%

Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

"A fine, rousing, G-rated family film, aimed mainly at little kids but with plenty of entertainment value to keep grown-ups from squirming in their seats." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 24, 2002
1.5/4 52%

The Mystic Masseur (2001)

"It plays out as a plodding, pointless and uninvolving series of incidents that never quite gel." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 17, 2002
3/4 72%

Enigma (2002)

"Offers a pleasant, challenging and quirky puzzle well worth working out." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 17, 2002
3/4 83%

The Rookie (2002)

"A powerful, soulful and touching evocation of family values, the American spirit, believing in yourself, not surrendering to age and living your dream." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 29, 2002
2/4 29%

Clockstoppers (2002)

"Generally, Clockstoppers will fulfill your wildest fantasies about being a different kind of time traveler, while happily killing 94 minutes." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 29, 2002
2.5/4 33%

Resident Evil (2002)

"It's spooky, suspenseful and jump-out-of-your-seat scary." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 15, 2002
1/4 23%

John Q (2002)

"The filmmakers have made a blatant piece of hard-core, unapologetic, heavy-handed political propaganda, one that whips viewers into a frenzy." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Feb 14, 2002

A Walk to Remember (2002)

"Plays like a bad blend of an overripe episode of TV's Dawson's Creek and a recycled and dumbed-down version of Love Story." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 24, 2002

Snow Dogs (2002)

"This is a fine example of old-fashioned Disney movie-making magic at its best." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 17, 2002

Orange County (2002)

"A potentially good comic premise and excellent cast are terribly wasted." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jan 10, 2002

The Last Castle (2001)

"From beginning to end, there's an awful lot of Cool Hand Luke in The Last Castle." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 18, 2001

Serendipity (2001)

"Will melt the hardest heart." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2001

Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

"Hearts in Atlantis works a powerful magical spell on viewers that should touch their hearts and bring smiles, tears and many memories of growing up." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 28, 2001

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"Filled with plot holes and lacks the special oomph needed to elevate it beyond its B-movie status." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2001

The Musketeer (2001)

"Thrilling, mindless, popcorn-crunching entertainment that will get your adrenaline pumping, put a smile on your face and make you long for a time when a sword was more natural to carry than a cell phone." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Sep 6, 2001

Rat Race (2001)

"With everybody going nutso, there's nobody to root for, and the film eventually runs out of steam with a dopey feel-good climax." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 16, 2001

Osmosis Jones (2001)

"In Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary, the Farrellys' gross-out humor generally made you laugh; here it mainly makes you gag and cringe." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 9, 2001

The Princess Diaries (2001)

"A welcome rarity." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Aug 2, 2001

Everybody's Famous! (2001)

"The performances are ... flat, unfunny and uninvolving." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 27, 2001

Bully (2001)

"The product of a talented director and cast, and also the stuff of lasting nightmares." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 19, 2001

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"It's deja vu all over again." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 17, 2001

Legally Blonde (2001)

"Sometimes, dumb is funny." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 12, 2001

Songcatcher (2001)

"A sweet, soulful and satisfying film." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jul 6, 2001

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

"Lacks the wit, satirical edge or inventiveness of Shrek, and eventually the sight of animals talking grows a bit stale." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 21, 2001
92% (2001)

"Has a raw, insightful, sometimes painful reality that cuts way deeper than many glossy fictional dramas." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Jun 21, 2001

What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)

"You know a comedy film's in trouble when the biggest laughs don't come from the two big-name stars, but from the lowest-ranked supporting actor and an unknown bit player." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 31, 2001

The Dish (2001)

"A tasty, easy-to-digest comic treat from Australia that will leave viewers with a contented smile instead of an upset stomach." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted May 4, 2001

Along Came a Spider (2001)

"Delivers a good share of suspense, thrills and psychological goose bumps." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Apr 6, 2001

Tomcats (2001)

"I have to admit I laughed so hard my sides literally ached and I had a coughing fit." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 30, 2001

Say It Isn't So (2001)

"Whether you will laugh at Say It Isn't So will depend on your appreciation for crude, gross, outrageous jokes." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Mar 23, 2001

Finding Forrester (2000)

"Brown's immense likability, exceptional maturity, understated authority and quiet decency steal the picture away." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 27, 2000

Chocolat (2000)

"Much of the time, the film is frothy, sweet and light as cotton candy, benefiting from first-rate ensemble acting, cinematography and directing." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 22, 2000

Miss Congeniality (2000)

"It comes across as shrill, contrived and forced." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2000

The Skulls (2000)

"Eventually runs out of ideas, wind up with a cliche car chase and then go way over the top with a preposterous final showdown of incredible dumbness." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Whatever It Takes (2000)

"Although the film shamelessly rips off plot lines, characters and incidents from the play about Cyrano, TV shows and other movies... it still manages to entertain." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Frequency (2000)

"Frequency is a very special film." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Small Time Crooks (2000)

"A silly, mildly amusing diversion, missing its potential to be a hysterically funny screwball classic." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Remember the Titans (2000)

"This feel-good Walt Disney Pictures film hits all the right buttons and will make viewers stand up and cheer, laugh, cry and learn a thing or two about human nature." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999

The Ninth Gate (1999)

"Starts off as spooky, suspenseful and scary, but sadly disintegrates into dumb and disappointing mumbo jumbo." ‐South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted Dec 31, 1999
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