TV Guide Staff

TV Guide Staff
TV Guide Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TV Guide
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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 80% Shogun Assassin (1980) This violent Japanese adventure is surprisingly good, though it doesn't have much of a plot. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/4 50% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981) The film is interesting in its portrayal of rock 'n' roll on the road, though it's unsuccessful as a whole. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998) TEKKEN: THE MOTION PICTURE suffers in comparison to other anime versions of video games, thanks in part to its truncated story line and weakly sketched main characters. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Limehouse Blues (1934) Wong scores best, perhaps because she is the only one of the leads who is not miscast. Otherwise, every other cast member plays over the top. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
1/5 24% Xanadu (1980) Though meant to be a throwback to old-style Hollywood musicals, XANADU merely replaces style and substance with flash and glitz... - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
20% Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984) This time out, as if it mattered, the crazed Jason once again stomps through the woods of a lonely summer camp, carving up all the nubile young camp counselors. As usual, the open ending prepares blood-lustful viewers for another sequel. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
43% Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) This is easily Lewis' best film. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 48% MacGruber (2010) MacGruber is easily the best movie based on a Saturday Night Live skit in 15 years. But, considering the quality of recent sketch-to-screen projects, that sentence doesn't quite do justice to how funny the movie is. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
1/5 48% Zardoz (1974) ... pretentious sludge with some memorable visuals. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
1/5 27% Over the Top (1987) Arm wrestling, truck driving, weird weight lifting, and tear jerking are the stuff of this predictable Sylvester Stallone vehicle... - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
1.5/5 28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Lowbrow comedy at its worst, See No Evil, Hear No Evil is full of cheap disability jokes, stupid car chases, and boring shootouts, and none of it is very entertaining. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/5 31% I Come in Peace (1990) To Baxley's credit, the narrative moves at such a quick clip that the threadbare story has little time to grate on the nerves, and the onscreen stunts belie the film's limited budget. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/4 44% Teen Wolf (1985) Fox is enormously likable here, but the gimmickry of the werewolf transformation and Fox's lupine existence is just that - a gimmick, a wholly artificial contrivance that intrudes on the character. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
43% Hello, Dolly! (1969) It's an exercise in star turns, surrounded by elephantine blandness. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 21% Harlem Nights (1989) In the end, there's no soul to be had in this city of appearances. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/5 36% Legend (1985) Sumptuous, grandly-scaled, and often ludicrous. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2.5/5 37% Every Which Way But Loose (1978) There's no accounting for the success of this over the failure of Eastwood's infinitely superior Bronco Billy. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
1/5 7% Orca - The Killer Whale (1977) Dino De Laurentiis' attempt to cash in on the popularity of Jaws is a total failure. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
1/5 44% The Wiz (1978) Despite its marvelous personnel and terrific premise, The Wiz is a bungled mess. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 80% A Very Curious Girl (La fiancée du pirate) (1969) A minor art-house success. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
3/5 26% Hook (1991) As top-heavy as Captain Hook's ornate, immobile ship, this lavish, elaborate production ultimately collapses under its own weight. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
2/5 27% The Amityville Horror (1979) The film's reputation exceeds its achievements, and the "true story" angle has been vigorously disputed. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 19% Mannequin (1987) A lifeless and sophomoric attempt at romantic comedy that draws on the fantasy films of old Hollywood but fails miserably. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/5 38% Ishtar (1987) An incredible box office loser and, to be frank, far from great, Ishtar is still not nearly as awful as many would have it. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Good B actioner. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet King of Chinatown (1939) Neat and quick, the film moves at a nice pace in its 56-minute run. Despite some bad editing early in the film, this is an interesting thriller with a great cast. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Portrait in Black (1960) Turner was dressed in some eye-catching Jean Louis gowns, and the film employed some beautiful sets, but neither of these flashy touches could conceal Portrait in Black's contrived plot. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Bombs Over Burma (1943) Grade-Z filler. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 40% A Chorus Line (1985) Athough director Attenborough's film version has a couple of pleasant numbers which serve as oases amidst the dullness, it really hurts for those who remember the dazzle and emotional depth of the let's-put-on-a-show original. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
1/5 54% Police Academy (1984) It all plays like a made-for-TV film with some nudity and scatological humor thrown in, but it made a bunch of money. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 18% Invasion U.S.A. (1985) A numbingly stupid actioner, INVASION U.S.A. has one of the most laughable villains ever committed to film. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
1.5/5 36% The Trip (1967) These images more closely resemble a bad dream following an overdose of pepperoni-and-onion pizza than the result of ingesting hallucinogenic drugs. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 85% Cabin in the Sky (1943) The cast is quite exceptional. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 93% Rope (1948) Although the story of this verbose film is intriguing, it's not top-drawer Hitchcock. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/5 62% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) A field day for funny collection of Brits. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
29% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Somehow, this one's even worse than the first. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 86% The Optimists (1973) An underrated film with an excellent performance by Sellers. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet No Time for Breakfast (Docteur Françoise Gailland) (1976) This plotless film ambles nicely from situation to situation because of Girardot's marvelous performance. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Naked Ape (1973) This boring semidocumentary traces man's evolution from prehistory to the present day. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Pieces of Dreams (1970) A bit dull and maudlin. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/4 66% Frankie & Johnny (1991) Marshall adds a poignancy to his lovers' quest by showing the price of failure in characters surrounding them, who either live with their loneliness or, worse, have settled for bad relationships out of need rather than love. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/4 73% Baby Boom (1987) While the script is often trite, Keaton turns in her best comic performance since MANHATTAN. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 100% Desk Set (1957) A charming, if predictable, romantic comedy is enlivened by the matchless talents of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--as well as by its graceful use of a brand-new comic trope: the electronic computer. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 45% The Cutting Edge (1992) It's as though today's moviemakers have lost faith in romance, pure and simple, as a subject. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 60% Green Card (1990) Peter Weir's talent, so evident in his Australian work, remained dormant here, but Depardieu's lively performance is a redeeming factor. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
2/4 52% Only You (1994) [D]espite the lovely Italian locales and a relatively appealing cast, the film is far too cloying for all but the most sentimental tastes. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 80% Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) Benefiting from some fine special effects, this fast-moving comedy ought to please any family. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 40% Nobody Waved Good-Bye (1965) Nobody Waved Good-Bye is a mixed bag. The story and script are routine, often dipping to a soap opera level. The direction is simplistic and predictable, with pretentious camerawork. The acting, however, is competent. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 40% Pinocchio in Outer Space (1965) This is well animated, but nowhere near the quality of Disney. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
3/5 92% Hard Times (1975) HARD TIMES is still an enjoyable film, and the depression-era settings are painstakingly captured. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019