Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL) - Rotten Tomatoes

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
1.5/4
Derailed (2005)
This is a railroad to nowhere.
Posted Nov 11, 2005
2
3.5/4
Paradise Now (2005)
If any film of 2005 should be required viewing, it is Paradise Now.
Posted Nov 11, 2005
3
3/4
Jarhead (2005)
Think of Jarhead as "Waiting for Godot" with sunscreen.
Posted Nov 11, 2005
4
3/4
The richest humor stems from the characters, though, and fortunately for Disney they are the most adorable bunch the studio has imagined since Lilo and Stitch.
Posted Nov 11, 2005
5
3.5/4
A strange and brave film for its star, director and studio.
Posted Oct 28, 2005
6
3/4
The Legend of Zorro is fun all right, but it is a comedown from the excellent Mask of Zorro.
Posted Oct 28, 2005
7
3.5/4
Shopgirl (2005)
Shopgirl has a loveliness rare in modern Hollywood.
Posted Oct 21, 2005
8
2/5
Quote not available.
Posted Oct 21, 2005
9
3/4
Properly spare and earnest, which prevents it from becoming obnoxious Oscar bait.
Posted Oct 21, 2005
10
3/5
One on One (1977)
Quote not available.
Posted Oct 21, 2005
11
3/4
Dreamer doesn't try anything new, but has been assembled skillfully and seldom turns corny or silly.
Posted Oct 21, 2005
12
3/5
Worth it for the quiz show sketch with Graham Chapman dressed as a schoolgirl who thinks the answer to every question is "Baghdad!"
Posted Oct 21, 2005
13
1.5/4
Four to six movies are happening simultaneously in Elizabethtown and Crowe never decides which one he should be making.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
14
2/4
The film is an exercise in indecision -- what happens when a writer develops an idea, but not a story.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
15
1/4
Waiting (2005)
The only things you'll find on the menu are rancid leftovers.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
16
2/4
The Gospel (2005)
The lord may work in mysterious ways, but they shouldn't include bad acting and hack direction.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
17
2/4
MirrorMask (2005)
Many graphic novels are being turned into movies these days. MirrorMask is a movie that would work better as a graphic novel.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
18
3/4
Oliver Twist (2005)
Polanski tactfully stays out of Charles Dickens' way.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
19
3/4
More than any such movie I remember, The Greatest Game Ever Played celebrates the ideal of sportsmanship.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
20
3/4
Roll Bounce (2005)
A spunky, fun little film.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
21
1/4
Dirty Love (2005)
Aims to be the chick-flick answer to Deuce Bigalow, but even that turns out to be setting its sights too high.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
22
3.5/4
Even though Burton has fun with the never-ending Halloween of his imagination, he takes the emotions and desires of his characters seriously.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
23
3.5/4
Clay superstars Wallace and Gromit could teach most flesh-and-blood actors how film comedy works.
Posted Oct 13, 2005
24
1.5/4
Lord of War (2005)
Few works are as unbearable as a tirade that thinks it's a satire.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
25
3/4
Reese Witherspoon returns to a classier brand of romantic comedy.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
26
2/4
Flightplan (2005)
We identify not with Jodie Foster, but with the 423 other passengers whose trip has been loused up by this hysterical woman.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
27
2/4
Director Lexi Alexander wants to make a message movie yet also seems attracted by the firms' macho ethics.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
28
3/4
The Baxter (2005)
It doesn't take much imagination to guess who will end up with whom, but The Baxter is agreeably silly and has lots of simple charm.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
29
3/4
An Unfinished Life is a star vehicle, but one that successfully downplays celebrity.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
30
2/4
The Constant Gardener doesn't self-destruct, implode or fall to pieces the way other movies do when they end badly. It just loses its form and drifts away.
Posted Aug 31, 2005
31
0/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 31, 2005
32
4/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 31, 2005
33
2/4
Like so many children in fairy tales, The Brothers Grimm gets lost in the woods.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
34
3.5/4
Amazing documentary.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
35
3/4
They have written a story about likable people whom we care about, which allows genuine sweetness to coexist with the bawdy scenes and vulgar dialogue.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
36
2/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 24, 2005
37
1.5/4
Herzlinger forges through Hollywood's network of hangers-on and D-list celebrities, merry in his existence as a worthless twit.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
38
3/4
Red Eye (2005)
The tension rises mostly from the verbal game of cat and mouse of the hunter and hunted sharing adjacent seats.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
39
2/4
November (2005)
More a psychology experiment than a film.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
40
5/5
Stagecoach (1939)
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
41
5/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
42
3/5
The Party (1968)
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
43
2/4
If this is how Bo and Luke translate to the big screen, I'd hate to see the movie versions of Coy and Vance.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
44
3.5/4
Duma (2005)
This is an old-fashioned adventure uncomplicated in its telling but rich in meaning. It belongs to a vanishing breed. Treasure it while it remains.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
45
2/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
46
1/4
[Producer] Adam Sandler is a generous friend to Rob Schneider but a sadist to the rest of us.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
47
1.5/4
Provenza and Jillette are too close to the subject. They think it is far more amusing than it is and worth far more time than it does.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
48
2/5
The Tingler (1959)
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
49
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
50
3/4
The best thing about The Skeleton Key is that it is not a remake of a recent Japanese horror film. The second best thing is that it is pretty scary.
Posted Aug 12, 2005