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Vanessa Letts

Vanessa Letts
Vanessa Letts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Strictly Ballroom (1992) A delight.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
93% Husbands and Wives (1992) Fractured and slight.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
No Score Yet The Pleasure Principle (1991) I began to scour the film for any kind of intellectual motivation whatsoever. There was none.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) I laughed occasionally, but in pain.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
52% Final Analysis (1992) Concluded on a level of humdrum normality which made everything that preceded it seem stupider than ever.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
56% Homo Faber (Voyager) (1991) The whole thing came over as the worst kind of middle-aged fantasy.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
67% The Adjuster (1992) Is it thought provoking? No.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
81% The Mambo Kings (1992) It is always maddening watching musical 'geniuses' in the cinema when their visibly incompetent efforts bear no relation to what you hear.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
45% Ruby (1992) I have to admit that I was so completely in sympathy with Aiello right from the start that I paid no attention to the moral and aesthetic shortcomings of the film as a whole.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
60% Death in Brunswick (Nothing to Lose) (1990) [A] Coke-and-popcorn black comedy. I quite liked it. Quite.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% Close to Eden (Urga) (Territory of Love) (1991) It was only in the second half... that the film seemed to lift off of its own accord, and I realised I was watching something exceptional.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
27% Toys (1992) No child I know would benefit from seeing this work, and certainly no adult.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
89% Malcolm X (1992) There is too much of a painting-by-numbers, biopic feel to the way the story is unfolded for us.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
40% Used People (1992) Has the feel of a film which has been created, with the help of lifestyle questionnaires... [and] for all that, the end product is chilling rather than romantic.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
No Score Yet Silent Touch (1992) It's awful.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
75% Into the West (1993) The pathos is powerful too, and one wonders why cinema managers don't sell packets of handkerchiefs along-side all the chocolate and ice-creams.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
46% The Last Boy Scout (1991) Violent, chauvinist and funny, and I enjoyed it tremendously.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
81% La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991) Things became too self-referential to stomach.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
58% Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) The idea of going round casually shooting the people who make life boring appeals to me. For this reason alone I get great satisfaction out of the Lethal Weapon formula.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
33% Johnny Suede (1991) Has Odour-Eater hauteur.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
34% The Lawnmower Man (1992) Gratuitously offensive.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
36% Straight Talk (1992) Listening to all her callers didn't do the trick for me. I left the cinema feeling more depressed than ever.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
78% A League of Their Own (1992) It is gentle, weepy and mostly inoffensive, with an ending which celebrates old people.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
73% Patriot Games (1992) The film is too fancy and not sufficiently harsh.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
96% Unforgiven (1992) The film has a kind of wise knowingness which may well mislead some people into thinking that its main aim is to debunk the western.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Simple Men (1992) Hal Hartley's formula is to tease us with what appears to be a succession of crazy red herring but, defying all credibility and charming us at the same time.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
70% Peter's Friends (1992) Anyone else who is going to require a bit of preparatory jollying up should probably avoid this production.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
80% Sneakers (1992) The movie would probably swing along fine as an out-and-out spoof or a serious thriller, but instead it lacks force in either direction.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
71% Sister Act (1992) The film trundles along, full of holy-poky, mayhem and one-liners.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
54% Single White Female (1992) What can the point of this possibly be when even the thrill of being afraid is denied us?‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
69% Naked Lunch (1991) I yearned for something more disgusting to occur.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
88% Until the End of the World (Bis ans Ende der Welt) (1992) The film is funny, and the story has all the logic -- or illogic -- of a dream. It never aspires to anything more concrete.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
18% Boxing Helena (1993) Instead of the grotesque sexual humiliation of Kim Basinger we were all hoping for, we get schoolgirl surrealism.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
57% Savage Nights (Les Nuits Fauves) (1992) The film has a degree of candour and integrity which is exceptional in an industry which ordinarily relies on teamwork.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
92% Lorenzo's Oil (1992) It is as if we are being jollied along and made to realize, in case we weren't capable of getting there by ourselves, 'this is terribly sad', and, 'this is tremendously uplifting.'‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
77% Under Siege (1992) The story, ridiculous and formulaic though it is, is told with a certain wit and panache.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
67% The Public Eye (1992) The film's visual rhythm is a key reflection of its story, so that neither the lush beauty nor the arresting squalor is gratuitous.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
77% Damage (1992) The worst thing about Damages is David Hare's screenplay. It is constructed mostly out of embarrassingly meaningful looks.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
83% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country (1991) I hate to sound like a populist, but Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is the most enjoyable film I have seen this year.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
89% Barton Fink (1991) It was like a witty and stylish description of a dripping tap or a damp sock. Dripping taps and damp socks are all very well, I thought to myself at the end of the film, but when it comes to the crunch, who gives a fink?‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
27% Nowhere to Run (1993) The plot is a succession of flimsy excuses for dressing Van Damme up and stripping him down again.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
21% Passenger 57 (1992) It is a disaster... and the film is in no way thrilling.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
87% Light Sleeper (1992) The plot and characterization came across as an adolescent fantasy which had entirely missed its mark.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
33% 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) The film doesn't, as it should have done, make any profound attempt to examine the split between good and evil within Christopher Columbus himself.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
72% Man Bites Dog (1992) The sheer kitsch of the characters and settings prevents a real-life audience from ever having to feel genuinely implicated.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
65% Hero (1992) The cast is reduced to acting out a series of adjectives.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
8% Body of Evidence (1992) The only people who could possible hope actually to enjoy this film would be... those sad types who derive pleasure from feeling cross.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
71% The Prince of Tides (1991) The main problem with Prince of Tides, however, is not the acting or the direction, but the source material... it reeks of bad novel.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
47% Swing Kids (1993) Despite the film's overall ridiculousness, however, the choreography and music by Cab Calloway and Django Reinhardt is brilliant.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
46% The Vanishing (1993) American scriptwriters have run out of ideas.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018