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Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Westhoff
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
Writer-director Gary David Goldberg relies so much on the predetermined beats of sitcom writing that Must Love Dogs is too stiff to qualify as lightweight.
Posted Aug 1, 2005
2
2.5/4
The Island (2005)
It is never flat-out awful.
Posted Jul 26, 2005
3
2/4
The film equivalent of a tribute band.
Posted Jul 26, 2005
4
2/5
Out to Sea (1997)
Quote not available.
Posted Jul 26, 2005
5
3/4
Murderball (2005)
Murderball opens our eyes to many things, but the greatest is that handicapped people don't have to be silent to inspire us.
Posted Jul 26, 2005
6
3/4
Vaughn and Wilson could do cold readings of Sylvia Plath poems and make them sound hilarious.
Posted Jul 19, 2005
7
3/4
Depp's one-joke performance makes the film a confection with a hollow center.
Posted Jul 19, 2005
8
3/4
A more accurate title would have been "The Fantastic Two and the Other Two, Not So Much."
Posted Jul 8, 2005
9
1/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jul 7, 2005
10
2/4
Deep Blue (2005)
British filmmakers Andy Byatt and Alstair Fothergill don't try to teach us much; they just ask us to look at pretty fish.
Posted Jul 1, 2005
11
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 29, 2005
12
2.5/4
May be the most efficiently built engine of escalating terror you will ever encounter. But Spielberg's technique serves no purpose this time except the visceral.
Posted Jun 29, 2005
13
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
14
3/4
Bewitched (2005)
Rises above Ephron's usual banality.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
15
3.5/4
The most shocking thing about Land of the Dead is not the vivid dismemberments but how boldly Romero holds a macabre mirror up to post-9/11 America.
Posted Jun 24, 2005
16
3/4
A fun, silly family movie that, like its star, has more under its hood than expected.
Posted Jun 22, 2005
17
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jun 16, 2005
18
1/4
Take away the giggling, pop songs and pink scenery and you have a story as mean-spirited as The Sweet Smell of Success.
Posted Jun 16, 2005
19
3/4
Nolan and Goyer go beyond the studio's call and treat Batman as a flesh-and-blood character, not a marketing concept.
Posted Jun 15, 2005
20
3/4
Gets some kicks out of smashing elements of romantic comedy into the staples of the spy movie.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
21
3.5/4
Miyazaki doesn't push children down a familiar path. He takes off the training wheels and dares to ask young viewers to imagine alongside him.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
22
1/4
So technically flawed it is nearly unwatchable. Audiences would be justified in filing a class-action suit against the studio.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
23
2/4
Cedric the Entertainer is a funny man, but he isn't Jackie Gleason, and anyone who isn't Jackie Gleason has no business playing Ralph Kramden.
Posted Jun 10, 2005
24
3.5/4
Not matter how hard the script tries to turn Braddock into a symbol of American perseverance, Crowe never portrays him as anything more than a human being.
Posted Jun 6, 2005
25
2/5
Quote not available.
Posted May 30, 2005
26
1.5/4
Madagascar (2005)
DreamWorks set the bar awfully low last fall with Shark Tale, but like a limbo champion it slips lower still with Madagascar.
Posted May 27, 2005
27
1/4
Thirty years later Reynolds still looks fit to play the lead; Sandler still looks like a water boy.
Posted May 27, 2005
28
1/5
Quote not available.
Posted May 20, 2005
29
4/5
Quote not available.
Posted May 20, 2005
30
3/5
Bob Roberts (1992)
Quote not available.
Posted May 20, 2005
31
3/4
Layer Cake (2005)
It's hard to remember an American gangster film that has been as brazenly entertaining as Layer Cake.
Posted May 20, 2005
32
3.5/4
Like the best practitioners of its subject, Mad Hot Ballroom entrances while following a rigid set of steps.
Posted May 20, 2005
33
2/5
Virtuosity (1995)
Quote not available.
Posted May 16, 2005
34
3/5
Faces (1968)
Quote not available.
Posted May 16, 2005
35
1/5
Bulletproof (1996)
Quote not available.
Posted May 16, 2005
36
3/4
As he brings his beginning to an end, George Lucas finally produces a second-generation Star Wars adventure worthy of the originals.
Posted May 16, 2005
37
2/5
Quote not available.
Posted May 13, 2005
38
1/5
Judge Dredd (1995)
Quote not available.
Posted May 13, 2005
39
1/4
Mindhunters (2005)
If Mindhunters weren't so repellant, Kathryn Morris' performance might have been her career breakthrough.
Posted May 13, 2005
40
3/4
Once Phil's repressed indignities emerge as a caffeine-fueled rage that makes Ditka tremble, Kicking & Screaming shoves Ferrell into the wacky-land where he excels.
Posted May 13, 2005
41
2/4
Even when Lopez and Fonda share the same scene, as they often do, they are in different movies.
Posted May 13, 2005
42
2/4
Unfortunately, you don't have to see Kindgom of Heaven to learn how it ends. You just have to turn on CNN.
Posted May 6, 2005
43
2/4
House of Wax (2005)
House of Wax is not a remake of the 1953 Vincent Price movie with the same title. Rather, it is the umpty-third version of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Posted May 6, 2005
44
4/5
Rocky (1976)
Quote not available.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
45
5/5
Quote not available.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
46
2/4
The next villain who tortures Keifer Sutherland on 24 can strap him down and force him to watch The Interpreter.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
47
3/4
What makes Chow unique, perhaps even revolutionary, is that he is the first movie comedian to consistently make hilarious use of digital effects.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
48
3/4
Its greatest fault is that it simply doesn't live up to the reputation - not to mention the radio programs, novels, TV series and text-based computer game - that precedes it.
Posted Apr 29, 2005
49
2/4
Brown features so many drivers in so many classes that we lose track of the players after 10 minutes.
Posted Apr 10, 2005
50
3/4
Sahara (2005)
Someone had the brilliant idea to treat Sahara as a Hope and Crosby "Road" picture pasted onto a James Bond/Indiana Jones plot.
Posted Apr 10, 2005