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      John Skow

      John Skow's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TIME Magazine

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      The Innocent (1976) The Innocent is a beautifully made melodrama, whose elaborate and operatic moral dilemmas turn on issues that are curiosities today. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
      Wifemistress (1977) Wifemistress is thoroughly likable. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
      The Wiz (1978) So much wit and talent and energy crowd the screen in this lavishly filmed variant of the Oz story that it is depressing to realize that the production never had a chance. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
      The Frisco Kid (1979) The Frisco Kid just misses being very good, perhaps because although Wilder is funny and endearing, we never quite believe in the character he plays. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
      Despair (1979) Dirk Bogarde, looking natty and nerve-worn, is exactly right as the fissured Hermann, a chocolate manufacturer whose business has turned bitter. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
      My Brilliant Career (1979) This is a modest, clear sighted film, and it profits considerably from a lack of the bravura landscape photography that most directors would have used to puff up a movie set in Australia. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Sep 09, 2014
      The Jerk (1979) Its humor is successful and unsuccessful by turns, and although Comedian Carl Reiner is the director, the instinct here is to give most of both credit and blame to Martin. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted Feb 02, 2009
      The Muppet Movie (1979) The transition from the yank-'em-off-if-they-bomb lunacy of the TV show to the coherent narration of the film is not a complete success. - TIME Magazine
      Read More | Posted May 06, 2008
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