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Uri Lessing

Uri Lessing
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 29% Dragon Wars (2007) This is not a movie to watch for escapism. This is a movie to watch with a bunch of friends and heckle mercilessly. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 14, 2007
2/5 34% Reno 911!: Miami (2007) ..the plot stops parodying 'Cops' in favor of general lunacy. The "R" rating allows the humor to get a bit cruder, but gratuitous nudity and sexuality don't really offer anything new. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 10, 2007
4/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) Despite an odd choice to inject computer animated wonder, Bridge to Terabithia is ...a loving tribute to the best and the worst moments of adolescence... ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 3, 2007
5/5 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) In the British newspaper, Guardian Unlimited, del Toro credited British illustrator Arthur Rackham and the works of Goya...Guillermo del Toro has joins their ranks with this film. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 21, 2007
2/5 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) Every criminal has to have a quirk. That guy's a cross-dresser. He's a master of disguise. They're Nazis. She's a lesbian... Ridiculous cretins like these will make you long for the thoughtful characterizations of Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 10, 2007
4/5 85% The Descent (2006) The violence of "The Descent" is brutal, but the smart psychology and multilayered screenplay provide the true satisfaction. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2007
3/5 21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) The Minimoys are teeny-weeny kind folk with a keen fashion sense and a wicked-cool lair. They're just like what the Borrowers would have been like if they had lived in the field behind the Urban Outfitters production factory. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2007
2/5 69% Freedom Writers (2007) The film may be inspired by a true story, but it's a mishmash of scenes we've seen before, and for a film about original teaching methods, the storyline is surprisingly derivative and predictable. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 19, 2007
0/5 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) Charlotte herself has been turned from a small, grey spider into a creature with a furry, teddy bear face. The result is an odd blend of Wilfred Brimley, Grizzly Adams, and Fozzie Bear. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
4/5 65% Apocalypto (2006) Whether (Mel Gibson's) films are in English, Latin, Aramaic or Yucatec, the real language is that of masculinity personified in the face of emotionless evil. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
3/5 47% The Holiday (2006) Because everyone is rich and in love, you can see the happy ending coming a mile away, but with a film like this, it's the journey that's important and not the destination. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
4/5 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) A concept film, but wow, what a concept! ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
3/5 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) ...ideology aside, "The Pursuit of Happyness" works as a film that celebrates people who toil for a better life. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
5/5 62% Blood Diamond (2006) Zwick and Leavitt add the right amount of horror, character development and political activism to make "Blood Diamond" one of most important films to come along in a long time. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
2/5 69% Babel (2006) The film takes its main characters, spreads them out all over the world, and subjects them to emotionally and physically tortuous situations. Think last year's Crash on a global scale. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
3/5 75% Happy Feet (2006) despite... shortcomings, "Happy Feet" brings a lot of energy and creativity to a genre that increasingly relies on slapstick and over-stimulation. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
3/5 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Writers William Broyles Jr. and Paul Haggis believe that they are contrasting the men's lives with their heroic image. Sadly, what they present to the viewer is yet another fabricated image, and one that is equally false. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 13, 2007
3/5 72% Flushed Away (2006) ...all of these pictures are starting to blend together to form one big, hypertensive splash of motion that threatens to over-stimulate us all! ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 2, 2006
3/5 31% Pizza (2005) Pizza will never be the Lou Malnati's deep dish of the independent film world, but its gentle pacing...makes this gem as comforting as mall pizza on a hungry day. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 1, 2006
4/5 60% National Lampoon Presents The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006) Imagine the cast of "Repo Man" attempting to cast the one ring into the fires of Mordor ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2006
2/5 48% Open Season (2006) Your child will probably go crazy for this imitative mash-up, but you'll wish you had spent your hard-earned money on a good children's book instead. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2006
5/5 75% Look Both Ways (2006) Most films about shell-shocked characters coming to grips with their own mortality are either excruciating or forcefully comical. Not so with this mini-masterpiece. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 13, 2006
5/5 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) The Science of Sleep is probably not a film for everyone, but in a perfect world where dreamers and artists were celebrated, it would be. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 5, 2006
3/5 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) (Owen Wilson) not only carries the movie, but also bears the project proudly on his shoulders while dancing the Fandango. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2006
1/5 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) In the first film, Depp had fun chewing on the scenery. In this one, the scenery swallows him up and eats him raw. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 11, 2006
3/5 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) The film becomes an exercise in moving people and clues around. It's like a Sherlock Holmes story without Holmes, Watson or Moriarty. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 18, 2006
3/5 23% RV (2006) It's another substandard comedy about a family vacation that goes to hell, and then inexplicably rises to cloud nine, thanks to the exhaustive emasculation of the father, but at least this one has a poop geyser. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2006
2/5 29% Silent Hill (2006) Think the Cirque du Soleil performed by the cast from "Saved By the Bell" knee deep in diarrhea. It may be engrossing and even embarrassingly fun, but it's also just a big disgusting mess. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 21, 2006
5/5 No Score Yet Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005) ...a stunning synthesis of innovative animation and smart storytelling. In 27 minutes, this film accomplishes more than most feature films dare. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 6, 2006
3/5 57% Rank (2006) I found it pretty compelling stuff, but whether or not Rank grips you depends solely on whether or not bull riding grabs you by the horns. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 4, 2006
2/5 61% Find Me Guilty (2006) I just hope this movie's creation wasn't due to any gambling debts or past nefarious dealings. I'd like to think Mr. Lumet is better than that. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 29, 2006
1/5 73% V for Vendetta (2006) With yet another bloated and self-important mythos under their belts, the hope of a quality screenplay penned from the Wachowski brothers continues to fade. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Mar 17, 2006
4/5 22% The Pink Panther (2006) As in his early stand-up routines, we can feel superior to Steve Martin's immature, likable character while adoring him at the same time. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 9, 2006
1/5 19% Firewall (2006) When did Indiana Jones turn into the cranky old guy at the end of the street who would yell at you for playing in his yard? ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 9, 2006
2/5 9% When a Stranger Calls (2006) When a Stranger Calls is basically a poorly written episode of "The Babysitter's Club" but with a body count. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Feb 6, 2006
1/5 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) McPhee is a composite of Margaret Hamilton, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and the grunting Karl from Sling Blade. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jan 27, 2006
5/5 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Heath Ledger's Ennis is like an old mule that refuses to leave the path in front of him. The destination is tragedy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 14, 2005
4/5 84% King Kong (2005) It's clear that like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Jackson lovingly took his feelings and appreciations and created a film that is mind-numbingly comprehensive. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 13, 2005
4/5 72% Syriana (2005) Stephen Gaghan pulls it off by presenting an interesting menagerie of characters, a myriad of locations and a screenplay that overestimates rather than underestimates the audience's intelligence. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 61% Jarhead (2005) ...manages to avoid clichés...and present a side of war never offered before by Hollywood: a side that hundreds of thousands of American troops are experiencing right now. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Nov 3, 2005
3/5 58% The Weather Man (2005) The Weather Man is a rare film where effective filmmaking goes hand in hand with convoluted writing. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2/5 No Score Yet House of Voices (2004) ...unneeded cruelty, and gratuitous scenes exposes House of Voices as derivative of films like Suspiria and The Others, but not a film that deserves to join their ranks. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 23, 2005
2/5 19% Doom (2005) ...about 15 minutes of action, violence and thrills diluted in about an hour of watching large men roam small, pipe-filled corridors holding absurdly large weapons. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 21, 2005
5/5 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) Seeing the real McCarthy's thinning hair, desperate face, and unsubstantiated pontifications serves as a strong reminder of what unchecked sententiousness looks like. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 18, 2005
2/5 28% Elizabethtown (2005) How sad that Cameron Crowe, the man behind Say Anything and Almost Famous should become so infatuated with whimsy. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 14, 2005
4/5 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) In an age where a new Air Bud movie is produced every 72 hours, it's refreshing to see a film so carefully crafted and lovingly brought to the screen. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Oct 8, 2005
4/5 82% Serenity (2005) While movies like I Robot are aimed at the brainless summer crowd. Serenity is designed for basement dwelling geeks just aching to find meaning in the mythos. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 29, 2005
1/5 38% Flightplan (2005) (Jody Foster) storms through the plane with the determination of General Macarthur and a battle cry of, 'Where's my daughter? Where's my daughter? Where's my daughter?' ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Sep 26, 2005
3/5 11% The Cave (2005) Characters leap, dive, climb, swim, lift, and run from one scene to the next. The Cave is the celluloid personification of 'Outside Magazine.' ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2005
1/5 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) ...homosexual characters in romantic comedies serve the same role that Eunuchs did in the ancient Middle East:nonsexual good listeners who exist to assist hapless rich women. ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Jul 29, 2005