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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
It mongrelizes a much funnier, fresher movie.
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2
3/4
16 Blocks (2006)
A quick-moving thriller where the characters' stories and motivations unfold as the plot does.
Posted Mar 10, 2006
3
3.5/4
Why We Fight (2006)
A provocative documentary that asks us to ask questions about our foreign policy and our responsibilities as a society.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
4
3/4
Eight Below (2006)
Eight Below is Disney's long-form apology for Snow Dogs.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
5
2/4
Freedomland (2006)
Freedomland features something I never expected to see: a bad performance by Julianne Moore.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
6
3/4
Firewall (2006)
If Ford's character is too much like the ones he played in Patriot Games and The Fugitive, at least Firewall restores his status of everyday action hero.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
7
2/4
Martin plays Clouseau as a cartoon. We always are aware of the distance between the actor and the character, whereas with Sellers, Clouseau was a part of him.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
8
3.5/4
Quietly, almost subliminally, Something New is more profound than the overwrought "relevance" of Oscar nominee Crash.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
9
1/5
Eddie (1996)
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Posted Feb 16, 2006
10
3/4
While compelling in its own right, Three Burials is more an homage to a past master than an original work.
Posted Feb 10, 2006
11
2/4
Donaldson never raises the stakes high enough for the audience to empathize with Munro, just to be amused by him.
Posted Feb 10, 2006
12
3/4
What makes Imagine Me & You noteworthy at this particular moment in film history is that it openly faces issues that Brokeback Mountain avoids.
Posted Feb 10, 2006
13
3/4
Annapolis (2006)
Annapolis is a good film basically because it's not a bad film.
Posted Feb 10, 2006
14
3/4
Even though you fear they will join hands and sing 'Kumbaya,' it is inspiring to see people come together to make sure something good and fundamental doesn't pass away.
Posted Jan 24, 2006
15
3.5/4
The cynicism that defined Brooks' early films has given way to hopefulness in the face of possible global catastrophe.
Posted Jan 24, 2006
16
3.5/4
A beautiful and remarkable film about a beautiful and remarkable person.
Posted Jan 24, 2006
17
2/4
Match Point (2005)
Match Point may be Allen's best film in years, but the disastrous casting of Rhys-Myers makes it another disappointment.
Posted Jan 13, 2006
18
3/4
Mrs. Henderson Presents whips up a sexy bit of froth that goes flat only near the end when the movie tries to justify itself.
Posted Jan 13, 2006
19
3/4
Hoodwinked (2005)
As animation, Hoodwinked is cute junk. As a comedy, it ekes out the minimum requirement of laughs.
Posted Jan 13, 2006
20
3/4
Glory Road (2006)
For all its faults, the film brings back a forgotten moment in racial equality more vividly than a documentary on ESPN Classic.
Posted Jan 13, 2006
21
3/5
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Posted Dec 23, 2005
22
3/5
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Posted Dec 23, 2005
23
3/5
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Posted Dec 23, 2005
24
3/4
However muddled the story gets, Scorsese guarantees Bringing Out the Dead remains a pulsating trip.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
25
2/4
Ravenous (1999)
The plot begins brazenly, but the story becomes more conventional (though no less bloody) as it goes along.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
26
1/5
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Posted Dec 23, 2005
27
2.5/4
Munich (2005)
Spielberg invests too much time and energy on the intricate espionage plot before getting around to asking if these black ops were the right thing to do.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
28
2/4
Rumor Has It (2005)
Reiner is guilty of either mishandling his material on a grand scale or of not recognizing that the script starts with a dynamite idea but runs dry on page two.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
29
2/4
Casanova (2005)
Hallström crosses the line from irreverence into bigotry by using Pucci as an instrument to attack the Catholic church.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
30
3/4
The Ringer (2005)
The real appeal of The Ringer is how this scrappy bunch rallies together like the nerds in Revenge of the Nerds.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
31
1.5/4
Basically, act one is too long, act two is too short and act three comes from another movie.
Posted Dec 23, 2005
32
3.5/4
The Producers is such a blast you have to wonder how great it could have been with a director who knew what to do with a movie camera.
Posted Dec 15, 2005
33
2.5/4
The Family Stone introduces a fun and agreeable bunch of people to hang around with, even if they never say or do anything worth remembering.
Posted Dec 15, 2005
34
2/4
Films set in different countries can teach us so much about other cultures. For example, did you know that Memoirs of a Geisha is Japanese for 'Sominex'?
Posted Dec 15, 2005
35
2.5/4
If the filmmakers weren't trying so hard to deny the characters' failings, Brokeback Mountain might have lived up to its immense reputation.
Posted Dec 15, 2005
36
2/5
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Posted Dec 12, 2005
37
4/4
King Kong (2005)
Jackson hasn't realized just his own dream but the collective dream of everyone who sees the movie screen as a window into the fantastic.
Posted Dec 12, 2005
38
3/4
Adamson ushers us into Narnia with an unexpected feel for realism and honest characterization, which works both for and against the film.
Posted Dec 8, 2005
39
3/5
Maverick (1994)
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Posted Nov 23, 2005
40
1/4
Lame-brained remake.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
41
1.5/4
Rent (2005)
You'll hear more soul in your parents' scratchy collection of Ray Conniff albums.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
42
3/4
Ramis gives this twisted thriller the grim irony Quentin Tarantino and his followers boast of, but don't understand.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
43
2/5
Nick of Time (1995)
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Posted Nov 23, 2005
44
2.5/4
Surprisingly amiable for all its bleak tidings.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
45
3/5
Dodge City (1939)
Much fun.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
46
3/5
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Posted Nov 23, 2005
47
3.5/4
Phoenix explores the dark, gravelly depths of his voice to find Cash's haunted tones.
Posted Nov 23, 2005
48
3.5/4
Here, finally, is a Harry Potter movie that approaches the timelessness of J.K. Rowling's novels.
Posted Nov 17, 2005
49
3.5/4
Knightley fits into Austen's era so perfectly it's hard to believe the actress ever wore a soccer jersey.
Posted Nov 11, 2005
50
3/4
Zathura (2005)
Zathura is a far better film than Jumanji, and not just because Robin Williams isn't in it.
Posted Nov 11, 2005