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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Up the Academy (1980)

"Cheerfully and rudely haphazard." ‐New York Times
Posted May 30, 2007
3.5/5 81%

Slap Shot (1977)

"Slap Shot has a kind of vitality to it that overwhelms most of the questions relating to consistency of character and point of view." ‐New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2007
4/5 No Score Yet

The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu) (1983)

"The Family Game is not always easy to follow, but it's almost always funny and, from the opening shots until the last, it's a visual adventure." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2006
2/5 17%

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968)

"By the end of it I was feeling a certain amount of resentment at having been had, along with Alice B. Toklas, whose name, apparently, is to become an automatic laugh, like smog and girdle." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2006
2.5/5 80%

Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (Beauty Prize Miss Europe) (1930)

"Miss Brooks is a lovely, unusually idiosyncratic screen presence but the film is something of an effort to sit through." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2006
2/5 29%

Lili Marleen (1981)

"What is new for a Fassbinder work is that the film is far more entertaining to watch than it is interesting to speculate about. That means it's a disappointment." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 18, 2006
2/5 No Score Yet

Fish Hawk (1979)

"It's not quite a nature film, but it's not strong enough to be classified as an adventure. It's a benign, almost restful movie whose end effect may well be deep sleep." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 19, 2006
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)

"Children, brought up on TV, should be dazzled by the slam-bang wit and the excellence of the animation techniques." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 12, 2006
4/5 80%

The Age of Innocence (1993)

"Mr. Scorsese has made a big, intelligent movie that functions as if it were a window on a world he had just discovered, and about which he can't wait to spread the news." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 22, 2006
3.5/5 88%

The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) (1971)

"The Emigrants is a stately, pictorially romantic chronicle of the lives of a small group of peasants for whom existence at home becomes so tenuous that emigration seems the only solution." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 24, 2006
1.5/5 0%

Nate and Hayes (1983)

"Tries unsuccessfully to be that buoyant, rollicking pirate movie we all remember having seen in our youth and which they don't make anymore." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 24, 2006
5/5 88%

The Third Generation (Die Dritte Generation) (1980)

"There no longer can be any doubt about it: Rainer Werner Fassbinder is the most dazzling, talented, provocative, original, puzzling, prolific and exhilarating film maker of his generation. Anywhere." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 3, 2006
3/5 No Score Yet

Drolesse (1979)

"Mr. Doillon is apparently a director of talent, certainly with his actors, and he manages to keep a very short story going easily without resorting to the melodrama that one always anticipates." ‐New York Times
Posted May 20, 2006
3.5/5 80%

Emperor of the North Pole (Emperor of the North) (1973)

"The suspense of the film (which is so hugely violent that its PG rating is a mystery), is unrelenting and the performances first-rate." ‐New York Times
Posted May 20, 2006
2.5/5 No Score Yet

India Song (1975)

"So it goes in this kind of romantic nonsense that isn't too different in essential content from the four-hankie movies of the nineteen-thirties and forties." ‐New York Times
Posted May 20, 2006
2.5/5 17%

At Long Last Love (1975)

"At Long Last Love never quite sinks, but then it never leaves the pier." ‐New York Times
Posted May 13, 2006
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Lost Horizon (1973)

"The conjunction of truth and lies hardly seems accidental in a film that sets out to recall a kind of filmmaking now lost, but succeeds only in denting pleasant memories." ‐New York Times
Posted May 6, 2006
2.5/5 20%

Crossing the Line (1990)

"Beginning with Mr. Neeson, every member of the cast is as good as the circumstances allow." ‐New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 36%

Skidoo (1968)

"The movie, which has the form of comedy, is 98 minutes of disconnected story-conference ideas." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 22, 2005
3/5 100%

Winter Soldier (1972)

"Something very important is missing from the movie and, by extension it seems, from what might be called the American character." ‐New York Times
Posted Aug 27, 2005
2/5 81%

...And Justice for All (1979)

"With the exception of Mr. Strasberg and Mr. Levene, the actors are as hysterical as their material." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 25, 2005
4/5 100%

Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)

"A witty, spare, beautifully performed political comedy." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 90%

Story of a Love Affair (Cronaca di un amore) (1950)

"Story of a Love Affair is tacky." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet

Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) (1964)

"No one shrug or sigh or smile is more or less dispensible than another gesture, which explains why minor characters are so important in Ozu films." ‐New York Times
Posted Jul 5, 2005
3/5 67%

Drive, He Said (1971)

"All of the film's characters, and all of the performances, are touched with the kind of unexpected sensibility and decency that are rare in most films of this genre." ‐New York Times
Posted Jun 4, 2005
2/5 91%

Paper Moon (1973)

"The film never makes up its mind whether it wants to be an instant antique or a comment on one." ‐New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005

High Plains Drifter (1973)

"Part ghost story, part revenge Western, more than a little silly, and often quite entertaining in a way that may make you wonder if you have lost your good sense." ‐New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005

Die Marquise von O... (The Marquise of O) (1976)

"It's a dazzling testament to the civilizing effects of several different arts, witty, joyous and so beautiful." ‐New York Times
Posted May 10, 2005
2/5 38%

John and Mary (1969)

"There is nothing wrong with the idea of John and Mary, just with its execution." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
1/5 33%

Convoy (1978)

"A bad joke that backfires on the director." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
3.5/5 98%

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

"It is mostly fun for the way it cherishes movie styles and attitudes from the past." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 85%

The Getaway (1972)

"The action and the violence of The Getaway are supported by no particular themes whatsoever. The movie just unravels." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 67%

New York, New York (1977)

"Why should a man of Mr. Scorsese's talent be giving us what amounts to no more than a film buff's essay on a pop-film form that was never, at any point in film history, of the first freshness?" ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005

Phantasm: Remastered (2016)

"It's thoroughly silly and endearing." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2.5/5 67%

Silent Running (1972)

"Silent Running is no jerry-built science fiction film, but it's a little too simple-minded to be consistently entertaining." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005

The Great White Hope (1970)

"One of those liberal, well-meaning, fervently uncontroversial works that pretend to tackle contemporary problems by finding analogies at a safe remove in history." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005

The Illumination (Iluminacja) (1973)

"Although Zanussi's techniques, which mix fiction with documentary footage, are intelligent, Illumination manages to become increasingly banal as its hero zeroes in on compromise: marriage, fatherhood, the acceptance of his own mortality." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 50%

The MacKintosh Man (1973)

"The screenplay by Walter Hill... has very little to do with character and motivation and everything to do with the incidents and the mechanics of the spy trade." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 84%

The Italian Job (1969)

"The film is technically sophisticated and emotionally retarded." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
1/5 75%

Conversation Piece (Gruppo di famiglia in un interno) (1974)

"As in bad plays, everyone always means exactly what he says and never has to think a second before saying it. There is no feeling for the complexity of the mental processes, for the mysterious ways in which the mind works." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2.5/5 46%

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

"[It's] like attending your high-school class's 10th reunion at Caesar's Palace. Most of the faces are familiar, but the décor has little relationship to anything you've ever seen before." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
1.5/5 30%

Freebie and the Bean (1974)

"It has a cast of otherwise good actors doing bits of business (sometimes called acting) as if they thought they could upstage all of the movie's automobiles, which are seldom still." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005

The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

"Like first love, this study of the growing pains of the leather jacket-bobby soxer Brooklyn high school set of 1957 is, by turns, cheerful, confused, juvenile and never fully realized." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

"A Walt Disney production for children who will watch absolutely anything that moves." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4/5 86%

Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) (1971)

"Beware of a Holy Whore is the work of a very young, very gifted film maker." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4/5 77%

The American Soldier (Der amerikanische Soldat) (1976)

"The film has a languorous, dreamlike pace, a feeling of slow motion." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 71%

Bite the Bullet (1975)

"In spite of all the care, the money and the hardships that apparently went into its production, the movie looks prefabricated, like something assembled from other people's earlier, better inspirations." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
2/5 71%

Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967)

"The director, who also wrote the original story and screenplay, hasn't succeeded in making a drama that is really much more aware than the characters themselves." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
4.5/5 68%

The Electric Horseman (1979)

"At this point, I think it's reasonably safe to say that The Electric Horseman is the best American romantic comedy of 1979." ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
1.5/5 8%

Boom! (1968)

"Those things that in the earlier versions of the work had been metaphorically stylized, have been made stunningly literal in Boom!" ‐New York Times
Posted May 9, 2005
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