Tony Mastroianni

Tony Mastroianni
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Cleveland Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Made in Italy (1965) The result is light and entertaining fare for adults. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
No Score Yet La Mandragola (1965) The film's virtues include an adherence to Machiavelli's witty and biting dialog; its faults include the freedom of the camera to roam the boudoir. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
No Score Yet Money Talks (1972) The problem is that it says nothing at great length. - Cleveland Press EDIT
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No Score Yet Life at the Top (1965) Life at the Top emerges as stronger stuff than the average sequel. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
No Score Yet The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) Mystery-starved audiences may find some of this diverting, about the first half of it anyway. But the movie achieves a sort of plateau and never moves from it. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
No Score Yet Il Successo (1963) Gassman is a master of nuances. So much is expressed with a shrug, a gesture, a curled lip. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
80% The Slender Thread (1965) The Slender Thread is a carefully constructed study in suspense, its climaxes well sustained. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet A Study in Terror (1965) Add John Neville, a skillful English actor to the long list of performers who have played Sherlock Holmes, and place him high on the list. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Stop the World--I Want to Get Off (1966) Director Philip Saville has a free-wheeling camera technique which helps give the movie motion and variety: Tanner is a good Littlechap and makes the most of his big moments. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
93% The Sting (1973) This is sheer entertainment, artfully made but without self conscious artiness. It is a picture put together by craftsmen who bring to it all their skills with only one purpose-entertainment. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Steagle (1971) The Steagle is another movie about alienation and not a very good one. With so much alienation on screen is it any wonder that audiences are beginning to feel alienated? - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Speeding up Time (1971) The biggest flaw in the movie Is the script which concentrates on individual scenes but fails to tie them into a comprehensible or logical plot. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Showdown (1973) Showdown" is a tired western. Everyone in it is tired. The only suspense in the film is watching a tired Dean Martin and a tired Rock Hudson getting on their horses. Sometimes you think they won't make it. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Se permettete parliamo di donne (1966) The actor is a tireless performer. It's the movie that sometimes gets tiresome. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
56% Little Murders (1971) The movie tells no story. It is almost an unconnected series of sketches, some funny, others dull, all uneven. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Looking For Love (1964) The plot is wildly improbable yet completely predictable. But for all of that Looking for Love is pleasant, a movie that is strictly for fun. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Silencers (1966) The total effect is overblown sensationalism on the tawdry side. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
64% Love Story (1970) Love Story is a three-handkerchief movie if you are hard boiled. Otherwise it rates six hankies. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966) Regardless who is on screen, the chimp steals the movie. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
82% Magnum Force (1973) The dialog is as uninspired as the plot but the stunt and chase sequences are up to par for this sort of thing. The action is fast, brutal and bloody. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Late Liz (1971) The Late Liz hits you over the head with its message and while you cannot fault it for a lack of sincerity -- it is about as sincere as you can get -- a little professionalism would have gone a long way to help it. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
67% Lawman (1971) Trying to be thoughtful, it is merely dull. Since it doesn't replace gore with thoughts it ends up being both dull and gory. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971) Maybe it's true that no one starts out to make a bad movie, but surely no one must have thought this one to be very good to begin with. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Last Run (1971) The scenery is breathtaking and the mountain road chases better than average. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Last Of The Secret Agents? (1966) There's a good deal of frantic activity as Marty Allen and Steve Rossi attempt] slapstick that never comes off, satire that's merely dull and a story about secret agents and international art thefts that never generates any interest. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
20% Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1972) [It] was a very funny thing on stage, but with serious overtones. On film Simon's lines have just as much wit, just as much fun and just as much bite. But... The hero's anguish seems to overshadow his fumbling attempts at being a Casanova. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) Soames is a movie that remains inventive throughout. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Monkeys, Go Home! (1967) An amusing, light-hearted and pleasant motion picture for the entire family. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Sleeping Car Murder (1965) Five or 10 years from now connoisseurs of murder mystery motion pictures will be calling The Sleeping Car Murder a classic. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Skin Game (1971) Garner has the characterization of lovable rascal down to a science. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Dynamite Chicken (1971) Most of it is pretty repetitious. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Shoot Out (1971) Peck is adequate in a role that doesn't demand much more than adequacy. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Serpent (1973) Serpent is a low-key espionage procedural drama that has more good moments than bad. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Secret of My Success (1965) Secret of My Success is an absurd, formless, shapeless affair that was handsomely photographed and well acted. Trouble with it is a script that wanders off in several directions resulting in a very uneven motion picture. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Such Good Friends (1971) The picture takes on such institutions as marriage, medicine and friendship and treats them all pretty roughly. What succeeds is a barrage of bright, witty, trenchant lines written by Elaine May operating under the pseudonym of Esther Dale. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) The whole thing is rather jerky. The sensitivity is in the performances but seldom anywhere else. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Swinger (1966) There are parts of The Swinger that are so bad they are funny; other parts so bad they are awful. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Scalawag (1973) It is a general lackluster look, a slowness of development, an attempt at a more complicated plot that causes the story to flounder. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Rounders (1965) The movie has wonderful outdoor color photography, better than some done for bigger films. Ford and Fonda seem to be having fun in their non-heroic cowboy parts. It's not great, but it's different. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Rider on the Rain (1970) Bronson is perfect. An underrated actor limited to television roles and a few secondary roles in major movies, Bronson here proves that he can carry a film more effectively than many star performers. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Red Sky At Morning (1971) The leisure in the telling of Red Sky at Morning turns out to be merely sluggishness because the warmth and charm indicated in the material seldom come across on screen. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Raid on Rommel (1971) It's a terribly complicated and not very interesting plot. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
62% The Quiller Memorandum (1966) Segal's characterization is something of a puzzle. It is not consistent, is full of mannerisms and is seldom believable. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
No Score Yet Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971) Mrs. Pollifax -- Spyis a spy spoof that never works, a comedy-adventure with little comedy and less adventure. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
No Score Yet Syskonbädd 1782 (My Sister My Love) (1966) The canvas is too broad, the characters too involved, the scene too cluttered to allow the tragedy to develop in a logical and headlong pace. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
86% The Optimists (1973) The crotchety old gent is played by Peter Sellers in a performance that has more discipline and skill than this actor has shown in years. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet No Time for Breakfast (Docteur Françoise Gailland) (1976) No Time For Breakfast is the kind of movie that sneaks up on you. At first glance you get the impression that you have been faced with a French soap opera. But soap operas lack this film's insights and its skilled, understated acting. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Naked Ape (1973) Take a non-book, base a movie on it and the result is a non-movie. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams (1970) The result is a rather sudsy romance which is more sentimental than spiritual. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
No Score Yet OK Connery (Operation Kid Brother) (Secret Agent 00) (Operation Double 007) (1967) Dreary and dismal. - Cleveland Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019