Variety Staff

Variety Staff

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Variety Staff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Das Boot (1981) "Everything described in the film is authentic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
73% Roar (1981) "The noble intentions of director-writer-producer Noel Marshall and his actress-wife Tippi Hedren shine through the faults and short-comings of Roar. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
0% The Sting II (1983) "So much of the intricate plot is explained in dialog that the first half of the film often seems like someone reading an instruction book. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet Sebastian (1969) "Very good direction, acting and dialog are apparent in Sebastian, but a fatal flaw in basic plotting makes this production just a moderately entertaining Cold War comedy-drama. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
80% Breaking the Sound Barrier (The Sound Barrier) (1952) "Technically, artistically and emotionally, this is a topflight British offering. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
80% The Pirates of Penzance (1983) "Gilbert & Sullivan's durable The Pirates of Penzance has been turned into an elaborate screen musical by basically the same hands responsible for Joseph Papp's smash New York Shakespeare Festival and Broadway stage production, and result is a delight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
83% An American Romance (1944) "King Vidor's story, coupled with his forthright direction and the excellent acting, are assets that add up to a winning total. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
40% Pin-Up Girl (1944) "It's all very pleasing and pleasant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
60% Hickey & Boggs (2000) "Suffers through audience never being entirely certain as to the identity of some of the characters. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
No Score Yet The President's Lady (1953) "Through it all, Charlton Heston supplies the kind of ammunition to this film that is as loaded as any carbine slung across his broad shoulders. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
75% Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) "Dedicated, exhilarating, shrewd, mocking, funny, emotional, witty, poignant and technically brilliant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
58% Waterland (1992) "A talented but terminally parched piece of literary cinema. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% All Through the Night (1941) "Bogart, as retired mobster turned bigtime gambler, is easy to take. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
93% Beauty and the Beast (2012) "A lovely film that ranks with the best of Disney's animated classics. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
40% Heaven Help Us (1985) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
96% The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993) "Most of this is smoothly done and scripted with plenty of incident. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% The Cool World (1964) "Sometimes the characters get a bit lost in the general schematics of the pic, which at times waters down its underlying irony. But, overall, Clarke has a firm hold on her characters and story. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
57% Noah's Ark (1928) "The Warner staff show everything conceivable under the sun -- mobs, mobs and mobs; Niagaras of water; train wreck; war aplenty; crashes; deluges and everything. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
91% Much Ado About Nothing (1993) "A spirited, winningly acted rendition of one of the Bard's most popular comedies. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
100% Stagecoach (1939) "Directorially, production is John Ford in peak form, sustaining interest and suspense throughout, and presenting exceptional characterizations. Picture is a display of photographic grandeur. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 10, 2012
75% A Single Girl (2000) "A Single Girl delivers 80 unbroken and ultimately irritating minutes in the life of a pretty hotel waitress (Virginie Ledoyen). " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2012
100% The Love Parade (1929) "It's a fine, near-grand entertainment. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
83% All This, and Heaven Too (1940) "Heaven is film theatre at its best. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
67% America, America (The Anatolian Smile) (1963) "Elia Kazan gives a penetrating, thorough and profoundly affecting account of the hardships endured and surmounted at the turn of the century by a young Greek lad " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
100% Hold Back the Dawn (1941) "While Hold Back the Dawn is basically another European refugee yarn, scenarists Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder exercised some ingenuity and imagination and Ketty Frings' original emerges as fine celluloidia. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
100% One Foot in Heaven (1941) "A warm and human preachment for godliness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2012
No Score Yet Here Comes the Navy (1934) "It's light on story, and because of that it borders on being an elaborate newsreel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
86% The Citadel (1936) "Picture is studded with many brilliantly human and dramatic sequences. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
75% Kitty Foyle (1940) "Despite its episodic, and at times, vaguely-defined motivation, picture on whole is a poignant and dramatic portraiture of a typical Cinderella girl's love story. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
No Score Yet East Lynne (1931) "An excellent piece of work in taking a legendary meller play and transposing it into a screen drama of strength and charm. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
83% The Champ (1931) "A good picture, almost entirely by virtue of an inspired performance by a boy, Jackie Cooper. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
71% Sons and Lovers (1960) "Sons and Lovers is a well-made and conscientious adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's famed novel, smoothly directed by Jack Cardiff and superbly acted by a notable cast. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
56% In Old Arizona (1928) "It's the first outdoor talker and a western, with a climax twist to make the story stand out from the usual hill and dale thesis. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012
100% Carry on Spying (Agent Oooh!) (1964) "Kenneth Williams' brand of camp comedy, while very funny in smallish doses, can pall when he has a lengthy chore as here. But Bernard Cribbins brings some useful virility to his fatuous role. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2011
95% Island of Lost Souls (1933) "While the action is not designed to appeal to other than the credulous, there are undoubtedly some horror sequences which are unrivaled. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 17, 2011
100% Le Beau Serge (1958) "An important new French director, Claude Chabrol, is unveiled in this pic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2011
94% Dazed and Confused (1993) "The teenage wasteland, 1976-style, of Dazed and Confused is smack-dab between The Brady Bunch and Children of the Damned , and it's a scary, if sometimes giddily amusing, place to visit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 8, 2011
75% The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) "As the broadcasting tycoon, Fredric March is excellent, and the scenes between him and Peck lift the picture high above the ordinary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 27, 2011
74% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) (1987) "Film is a good showcase for the comic abilities of this threesome, all of whom seem to have their one-liner timing down pat. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2011
50% The Long Ships (1964) "Any attempt to put this into the epic class falls down because of a hodge-podge of a storyline, a mixture of styles and insufficient development of characterization. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 23, 2011
100% Kes (1969) "Simply, the filmmakers have brought the background of the boy's life vividly into reality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2011
54% Secret Beyond the Door (1948) "Mental complexities of the principals makes it sometimes hard to sort out the various motivations used to spin the tale. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
100% The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) "Expert casting and splendid production are the points in the film's favor, primarily. Paul Muni in the title role is at his very top form. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
71% The Offence (1973) "There's a powerful confrontation of authority and accused between police sergeant Sean Connery and suspected child molester Ian Bannen in Sidney Lumet's The Offence. A brilliant scene, however, does not in itself make for a brilliant overall feature. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
60% Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood (1973) "Writer-director Andrew Sinclair has a wonderful feel for his material, and a happy hand in matching it to its setting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2011
88% Quo Vadis (1951) "Quo Vadis is a super-spectacle in all its meaning. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2011
No Score Yet Chu Chin Chow (1934) "This lavish musical from the British studios is a colorful, extravagant costume film that makes its bid for attention purely on an extravaganza platform, and makes the grade. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 2, 2011
96% The Court Jester (1956) "Costumed swashbucklers undergo a happy spoofing in The Court Jester with Danny Kaye heading the fun-poking. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2011
15% Boys (1996) "As vague and unfocused as its title. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2011
45% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) "Unlike famous bumbling sleuths such as Inspector Clouseau and Lt. Frank Drebin, there's no consistency to the "Ace" character, and the whole movie shifts in tone from social satire to sophomoric pranks and traditional copshow plotting. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 8, 2010
No Score Yet Scent of Mystery "The picture -- with or without the smells -- is a fun picture, expertly directed by Jack Cardiff. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 26, 2010
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