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
2.5/5 No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie (1929) Unfortunately viewed only in the novelty sense as an "all-Negro film," this Civil War drama is good enough to stand on its own merits. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3/5 100% The Whole Shootin' Match (1979) Though technically this is not a great film, it is rich in characterizations and warmth. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
2/5 33% Beyond the Law (1967) Despite being improvised, it feels scripted and the actors act as though there was a method to their work, rather than "The Method." - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Countdown at Kusini (1976) Film tends to ramble all over the place, but its intentions are good. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 83% Anything Goes (1936) Directed somewhat ploddingly by Lewis Milestone, better known as the architect of serious films... [Porter's] wonderful score is retained, and Lupino, still in her teens, acquits herself marvelously. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
1/5 88% Harlem on the Prairie (1938) The acting and technical standards of the film are poor. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
2.5/5 79% The Texas Rangers (1936) [A] classier-than-usual western. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
1/5 43% The Strange Case of Doctor Rx (1942) The strangest case of all is the script and how anyone is supposed to make sense of it. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2019
2.5/5 57% Streets of Laredo (1949) The finished film suffers from some confusing cutting, but the performances of the leads and the nice color photography make it worthwhile entertainment. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/5 100% True Confession (1937) A charming screwball comedy. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
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 64% 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
2.5/5 20% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) As the bizarre coincidences become overly complicated, the plot gets more implausible, but the film still has a number of good moments. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 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 27% 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 47% Zardoz (1974) ... pretentious sludge with some memorable visuals. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
1/5 30% 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 33% 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 42% 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 38% 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 9% 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 42% 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 67% 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 29% 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 28% 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 21% 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 37% 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 94% Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Good B actioner. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/5 20% 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 40% 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 55% 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 19% 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 39% 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 81% Cabin in the Sky (1943) The cast is quite exceptional. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 94% 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 64% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) A field day for funny collection of Brits. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
28% 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