Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jonathan R. Perry, Mark Collette
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Stray Dog (1949) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/5 Running Scared (1986) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
1/5 Slaves of New York (1989) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/5 Silverado (1985) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/5 The Doors (1991) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
5/5 Funny Face (1957) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 Donovan's Brain (1953) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 Black Rain (1988) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/5 Hollywood Shuffle (1987) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2.5/4 Smokin' Aces (2007) Jonathan R. Perry It's instantly engrossing, stays great for about 45 minutes and good for another 20, then begins collapsing under the oppressive weight of taking itself very, very seriously. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/4 Volver (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Hollywood, take notice: If you hand Penelope Cruz a role with more depth than the paper it's printed on, this is what you'll get. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/4 Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Jonathan R. Perry I saw better films in 2006 -- but none more imaginative than Guillermo del Toro's communal masterpiece. Bring a friend, and you'll have plenty to talk about. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
0.5/4 Primeval (2007) Jonathan R. Perry It's rough going when our heroes have us longing for the complexity of the riverboat crew from 'Anaconda.' EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/5 Billy Budd (1962) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2/5 Angel and the Badman (1947) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/5 The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3/5 Exposed (1983) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
4/5 Bad Boys (1982) Jonathan R. Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
3.5/4 The Queen (2006) Jonathan R. Perry The remarkable achievement is not just in Helen Mirren's performance -- but in the sly, often almost imperceptible observations of how violently worlds can collide with a fleeting word, a subtle gesture. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2007
1.5/4 Thr3e (2007) Jonathan R. Perry I've seen films that said nothing in entertaining, even compelling ways. 'Thr3e' is not one of them. At least it's not wholesome too. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 Night at the Museum (2006) Jonathan R. Perry An inquisitive mind's thirst for understanding runs counter to your enjoyment, when a film's heart is usually in the right place but its brain is on permanent vacation. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3.5/4 Charlotte's Web (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Don't be put off by the G rating. I know a lot of adults who could learn from a talking pig. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2/4 Blood Diamond (2006) Jonathan R. Perry If ever there were a film that shouldn't end on a note of rhythmic clapping, this is it. What a mess. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2/4 Turistas (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Don't stay home out of fear of imagined atrocities in another country. Stay home from this movie instead. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
0.5/4 Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) Mark Collette ...the comedy half doesn't work without the intrigue half, and director Mayfield doesn't look like he would know intrigue if Martin Scorsese brought it to him wrapped in butcher paper with a bow on top. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2/4 Eragon (2006) Mark Collette Its formula is so vanilla that it could be an early draft of almost any other science fiction or fantasy story. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2006
3/4 Apocalypto (2006) Mark Collette Rather than sprawling into far-reaching epic mode, this carefully contained script zooms in on one man's drive to protect his family against the backdrop of a civilization on the point of collapse. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2006
2/4 The Nativity Story (2006) Mark Collette Hardwicke takes scripture that is at once deeply troubling ... and filled with profound hope, and renders it inert on both counts by playing things so safely that the result is almost irreverent. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2006
2.5/4 Déjà Vu (2006) Jonathan R. Perry A stylish, engrossing popcorn thriller with a few unexpected rewards -- as long as you don't think about it too hard. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
3.5/4 Casino Royale (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Is this the best Bond ever? No. But it is the most confident, expertly crafted and simply exhilarating since For Your Eyes Only. The reason for that is Daniel Craig. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2.5/4 A Good Year (2006) Jonathan R. Perry 'Look Homeward, Gladiator' hints at new dimensions of warmth and heart in Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. They're not there yet, but they're headed in the right direction. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2/4 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Cinema is far too powerful a medium to be graded on a curve-- even when Tim Allen is involved. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
2/4 Marie Antoinette (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Films like 'Marie Antoinette' foster serious discussion about cinema for all the wrong reasons. Just what the hell is this supposed to be? EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2006
0.5/4 Deck the Halls (2006) Mark Collette I'm tired of filmmakers, screenwriters, directors and studios that believe every holiday is its own excuse for making films. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2006
2.5/4 Happy Feet (2006) Mark Collette The long march across the Antarctic wasteland ... sometimes feels just as arduous as the real thing. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2006
4/4 Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Mark Collette When I left the theater, I got in my car, turned off my perpetually running radio, and thought for a long time before I moved. It's been a while since a film has done that. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2006
3.5/4 Flushed Away (2006) Mark Collette This is a stunning example of a dumb concept that an ingenuous team of screenwriters, animators and voice actors turned squarely on its head. And there's scarcely a potty joke to be found. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2006
0/4 Saw III (2006) Mark Collette It induces squirming not because the filmmakers are good at creating suspense, but because they are expert sadists with a $12 million budget. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2006
2.5/4 Man of the Year (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Barry Levinson is a case study in narrative schizophrenia, with no idea what he wants his film to be. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2006
2.5/4 Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Mark Collette This film seems dangerously close to embracing the same kind of selective storytelling that it condemns. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2006
2/4 The Grudge 2 (2006) Mark Collette Shimizu has mastered the American art of pandering to a target demographic. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2006
4/4 The Departed (2006) Jonathan R. Perry Stacked up against Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, sure ... this is lesser Scorsese. And 'lesser' Scorsese is still better than almost anything else around. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
.5/4 Jackass: Number Two (2006) Jonathan R. Perry The title tells all. To hell with it. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2/4 All the King's Men (2006) Jonathan R. Perry What's worse -- a bad remake of a classic film, or just a bad literary adaptation with delusions of grandeur? EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 The Black Dahlia (2006) Jonathan R. Perry After two hours of meandering, convoluted indulgences and loose ends, 'The Black Dahlia' reveals a kinder, gentler Brian De Palma. He should be a good guy to have around. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
3/4 The Wicker Man (2006) Jonathan R. Perry LaBute's remake could be an atonement, a perversely clever way of turning the gun on himself... or a conspiracy theorist's invective against a gender he fears and loathes. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2006
2.5/4 The Guardian (2006) Mark Collette At 135 minutes, I expect more than the usual trainer-turned-father-figure story. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2006
3.5/4 Fearless (2006) Mark Collette Fearless is a visual juggernaut. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
2/4 Gridiron Gang (2006) Mark Collette The film misses the chance to showcase these actors with a deeper exploration of their changing relationship. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2006
0.5/4 The Covenant (2006) Mark Collette Limitless powers, and all we get are some spiders, some Blobs, and some supernatural hair gel. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2006