Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Delicious, wickedly funny game of cat-and-cat."
"Put in Shirley's shoes, most women would be hunting around for a Door Number 3, and that's where Midlands ultimately fails to connect."
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
"Silly, cheesy, ridiculous, and above all, fun."
Skin Deep (1989)
"A sex farce with more smarm than charm."
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)
"Probably an hour's worth of funny in a 90-minute movie."
""Radio" feels that because its heart is in the right place, it's justified in throwing in every emotionally manipulative trick in the TV movie-of-the-week playbook."
The Two Jakes (1990)
"Of course it's no "Chinatown," but it is satisfyingly moody and atmospheric."
"Okay, I'm saying it: Javier Bardem is the next Robert De Niro."
"Falk is good, but this is ultimately an exercise in shameless manipulation."
"What pieces of the story you do manage to figure out don't carry any emotional weight."
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
"Let's face it: Arnold is well-cast. But the movie takes itself way too seriously."
I Capture the Castle (2003)
"A quirky and handsome family drama that nicely captures the pangs and pleasures of adolescence."
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
"Sorta funny for a while, but it runs out of ammo long before it's over"
"An excellent biopic anchored by a marvelous job by Sinise."
"Stickler deftly weaves Gator's tragedy in with an entertaining larger story of how skateboarding captured youth culture."
White Men Can't Jump (1992)
"A pretty terrific and very different kind of sports comedy."
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
"A smart, nuanced spy thriller that's all about the gray areas."
School of Rock (2003)
"For those about to see School of Rock, we salute you."
Crimson Tide (1995)
"It's great to see a high-tech thriller that thrills because of its actors, not its special effects."
The Rundown (2003)
"Who knew The Rock possessed as much on-screen presence, charisma and good humor as he displays in "The Rundown"?"
Q & A (1990)
"A gritty and morally complex cop thriller featuring a haymaker of a performance from Nolte."
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
"There's really nothing new "Under The Tuscan Sun.""
Cool World (1992)
"Both the live and animated characters are equally uninteresting."
Secondhand Lions (2003)
"Pardon the cliche, but it really is that rare film that will appeal to all ages."
Jagged Edge (1985)
"Taut legal thriller that really does keep the audience guessing."
Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2003)
"Only those who are familiar with or curious about Fellini's work will find it a rewarding experience."
The Mean Season (1985)
"Unsatisfying mix of "Red Dragon" and "Absence of Malice""
"The film doesn't just explain Goldsworthy's vision -- it brings us closer to seeing the world through his eyes."
A Murder of Crows (1999)
"Plodding and unoriginal"
"What is surprising about "Chaos," given the sometimes raw subject matter, is how broadly funny it often is."
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
"Beautifully-acted comedy-drama that doesn't overdose on its quirks."
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
"as timely, as moving and as thought-provoking as they would have on Sept. 12, 2001."
Airplane 2 - The Sequel (1982)
"Inferior to the original, but enough jokes hit their marks to make it worthwhile."
Biloxi Blues (1988)
"Great performances elevate Simon's amusing and nostalgic tale."
The Heart of Me (2003)
"Under the several layers of stuffed shirts that this film seems to wear beats the heart of an old-fashioned, tearjerking romantic drama."
Sudden Death (1995)
"Gets a lot of mileage out of the well-worn trapped-in-a-blank-full-of-hostages action genre."
American Wedding (2003)
"Fans of the first two "American Pie" movies should definitely come back for a third slice. Everyone else might want to cautiously poke at it with a fork first."
"Allen overstuffs the movie with cameos and contrivances."
Bed of Roses (1995)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)
"The execution doesn't quite come together, mostly because of an unnecessary "Memento"-like structure, but the film is still a clever look at romantic obsession."
Auntie Mame (1958)
"Deft Hollywood satire with a top-drawer cast."
"A 64-color story that has been re-drawn for the screen using a 16-color box of crayons. But the colors it does paint are strong and vibrant,"
The Killer Shrews (1959)
"Carpet remnants attack! Very funny "MST3K" version, unwatchable on its own."
Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
"There's cool, there's very cool, and then there's a Jean-Pierre Melville heist film."
Rambling Rose (1991)
"A quirky, funny but moving story with terrific performances all around."
"Brilliantly and pitilessly dissects a father-son relationship that has deteriorated beyond dysfunction."
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
"When placed next to other recent comic-book movies like "Spider-Man" or the "X-Men" films, it seems extra ordinary."
"One of those rare animated films that really is for all ages."