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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
2.5/4
Linklater wants A Scanner Darkly to be a thought-provoking, living graphic novel. But he floods the script with multiple meanings and loses himself in the hydra-headed metaphors.
Posted Jul 7, 2006
2
3.5/4
Taking Dead Man's Chest for what it is, half a movie, this is a rollicking half a movie that restores glory to the phrase 'production values.'
Posted Jul 6, 2006
3
2.5/4
Andy's corruption is so gradual she doesn't realize it is happening. While this is probably truer to life, it doesn't make for interesting drama.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
4
2.5/4
Its deliberate lack of originality is demoralizing.
Posted Jun 26, 2006
5
2/4
Waist Deep (2006)
The problem with Waist Deep is that it has too many small parts. Individually, the parts are fine. Once assembled, though, they don't add up to much.
Posted Jun 23, 2006
6
1.5/4
Click (2006)
It is basically a lowbrow and secular rehash of A Christmas Carol, although Sandler creates a character more hateful than Ebenezer Scrooge.
Posted Jun 22, 2006
7
3/4
The relationship that grows between Bullock and Reeves is beguiling, as are the emotional parallels their characters share.
Posted Jun 15, 2006
8
2/4
Nacho Libre (2006)
Nacho Libre was made for those who didn't consider Napoleon Dynamite weird enough.
Posted Jun 15, 2006
9
2/4
Heart of the Game does contain a powerful human story, but we are forced to watch it from a distance. Serrill never penetrates its fringes.
Posted Jun 15, 2006
10
3/4
Although the film's tone, like the radio show, is droll and spry, Altman turns it into a thinly veiled meditation on death.
Posted Jun 8, 2006
11
3.5/4
Cars (2006)
The script may miss the parental angst lurking within Toy Story and The Incredibles, but it still contains the studio's rich sense of humor.
Posted Jun 8, 2006
12
2/4
The Omen (2006)
For a movie packed with religious symbols The Omen has little understanding of religion. It arrives at spirituality backwards: The devil is real, so you better believe in God.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
13
3/4
The Break-Up (2006)
The Break-Up is more like Annie Hall told with Chicago attitude and work ethic.
Posted Jun 2, 2006
14
3/4
Although Last Stand remains entertaining, it has the slapped-together look and feel of the first film.
Posted May 25, 2006
15
3.5/4
Over the Hedge is an important evolution for DreamWorks Animation because it proceeds from a story, not a compilation of pop culture references.
Posted May 19, 2006
16
3/5
The Wild One (1954)
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Posted May 18, 2006
17
2/4
Stripped of its so-called revelations, this is an awfully silly thriller.
Posted May 18, 2006
18
3/4
Backed by Dillane's hangdog wistfulness, Becker's performance is earnest enough to win us over.
Posted May 12, 2006
19
2/4
Poseidon (2006)
'Adventure' no longer describes what the survivors endure, and an accurate alternative such as The Poseidon Obstacle Course wouldn't fit on most marquees.
Posted May 11, 2006
20
2.5/4
Hoot (2006)
Hoot has a big heart and a generous disposition, but not much wisdom for a movie about owls.
Posted May 4, 2006
21
3.5/4
Abrams and Cruise create an explosive and highly entertaining blend of old-school and new-school spy movies.
Posted May 4, 2006
22
3.5/4
United 93 (2006)
Audiences might not be ready to see it, but Greengrass chose the right time to make what will last as a precise, necessary document of our era.
Posted Apr 28, 2006
23
2/4
Stick It (2006)
In Stick It attitude comes before all else. Attitude runs crazy -- cartwheeling, handspringing, bird-flipping attitude.
Posted Apr 28, 2006
24
3.5/4
Great family films often entertain and inspire, but Akeelah and the Bee teaches useful words as well.
Posted Apr 28, 2006
25
2.5/4
For what it's worth, Scary Movie 4 probably is the best entry in this strangely resilient series.
Posted Apr 16, 2006
26
3/4
Friends With Money should be on Prozac, Zoloft or Paxil. I mean that in a good way.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
27
2/4
The commercial compromises of Take the Lead make it less accessible, not more.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
28
4/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
29
3/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
30
2/5
Knock Off (1998)
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
31
3/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
32
4/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
33
3/5
Waterworld (1995)
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
34
4/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
35
4/5
Brian's Song (1970)
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
36
2/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
37
2/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
38
2/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
39
2/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
40
3/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
41
1/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
42
3/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
43
3/5
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
44
3/5
The Relic (1997)
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Posted Apr 4, 2006
45
3/4
Slither (2006)
Satisfies that bizarre craving for gags that make you gag.
Posted Apr 3, 2006
46
1.5/4
For many people, the only reason to see Basic Instinct 2 is to find out if Stone uncrosses her legs again. She doesn't.
Posted Apr 3, 2006
47
3/4
The political anger of V for Vendetta, like that of 1984, is timeless.
Posted Mar 20, 2006
48
3/5
Quick (1993)
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Posted Mar 20, 2006
49
3/4
She's the Man is foremost an excellent showcase for Bynes.
Posted Mar 20, 2006
50
3.5/4
Hood was fortunate to find such a marvelous canvas in Chweneyagae's face.
Posted Mar 10, 2006