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Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Capital Times (Madison, WI) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rob Thomas
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
A spellbinding character study wrapped in a great adventure story.
Posted May 7, 2004
2
3/5
Atmospheric but watery romantic melodrama
Posted May 7, 2004
3
2/4
Van Helsing (2004)
Whoever owns the film rights to The Invisible Man, lock your doors. Stephen Sommers is coming for you next.
Posted May 7, 2004
4
5/5
The film that made Eastwood Eastwood is a fantastic Western classic.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
5
2/5
A second-rate attempt to out-Zucker the Zucker brothers.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
6
3.5/4
Becker stays tapped into complicated and painful truths while keeping us laughing.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
7
2.5/4
Crimson Gold (2004)
"Crimson Gold" works better when we don't look at Hussein at all, but look at Tehran through his eyes.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
8
4/5
A very effective horror remake that's driven by character rather than cheap shocks.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
9
3/4
Here's something you wouldn't have thought possible after the gory realism of "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Thin Red Line": a sweet, whimsical little World War II film.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
10
3/5
Rocky III (1982)
A definite crowd-pleaser, although you can see the series start to slide downhill
Posted Apr 22, 2004
11
2.5/4
This is a strange sort of comedy where the big jokes don't work but the little ones do.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
12
5/5
One of the best of the Moore Bonds, this is non-stop, gloriously excessive entertainment.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
13
2/4
Since there's no real-world grit to go with the grace, the story comes off as shallow and unaffecting.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
14
3/5
The End (1978)
An intermittently successful dark comedy with a few solid gags.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
15
3/4
This is a teen comedy that's not just for teens, but for adults who fondly remember the great teen comedies of their adolescent years.
Posted Apr 8, 2004
16
4/5
The Dead (1987)
Very faithful Joyce adaptation that's worth sticking with to its powerful end.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
17
3/4
Peosay does a remarkably good job providing the historical and political context for the China-Tibet struggle, something that often seems missing from "Free Tibet" rhetoric.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
18
5/5
Witness (1985)
A dynamic, thoughtful thriller that balances its themes extraordinarily well.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
19
1/4
Taking Lives (2004)
20
1/5
Only You (1994)
Too schmaltzy by half, and Downey and Tomei just never click.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
21
3.5/4
Scathingly funny and movingly elegaic.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
22
4/5
A wonderful, funny, star-studded family film that really gets at the Muppets' quirky appeal.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
23
3/4
It's those little character moments, balanced between charm and pathos, that make this film such a winner.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
24
4/4
"The Fog of War" is a fascinating documentary, both an examination of the forces that guide nations and a portrait of an old man who slipped through his own fingers.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
25
4/5
Bullitt (1968)
It's more than just that great car chase. The whole film is gritty, down-to-earth and enjoyable.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
26
2/4
Aram Khachaturian may be one of the most important composers of the last century. That doesn't make him one of the most interesting.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
27
2/5
True Lies (1994)
Good action sequences marred by a mean-spirited, misanthropic tone.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
28
3.5/4
The Company (2003)
Ballet and Robert Altman should be the most mismatched of dance partners. But, amazingly, the two are perfectly in step.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
29
5/5
A phenomenal documentary about one of the most notorious film shoots of all time.
Posted Feb 19, 2004
30
3/5
A giant lizard movie with an eco-friendly message? How can you pass it up?
Posted Feb 19, 2004
31
1/5
Wild Orchid (1990)
Goofy, grubby softcore precursor to "Red Shoe Diaries"
Posted Feb 19, 2004
32
2/4
Really, when you want to learn about the ins and outs of cinema, who else would you turn to but the auteurs behind "Analyze That," "Wild Things" and "Hope Floats"?
Posted Feb 19, 2004
33
4/5
This should be a hit-and-miss effort, but it's mostly hits.
Posted Feb 19, 2004
34
3/5
It's goofy, cornball charm sure wears a lot better than the last two "serious" Batman flicks.
Posted Feb 19, 2004
35
2/5
Aimless, lifeless comedy from Hanks' phone-it-in period.
Posted Feb 19, 2004
36
2/4
"Could have used three or four more passes through the funny machine."
Posted Feb 19, 2004
37
2/5
9 to 5 (1980)
So-so office revenge comedy that seems way overpraised in retrospect.
Posted Feb 5, 2004
38
2/5
Pretty crummy "American Graffiti" wannabe.
Posted Feb 5, 2004
39
2/5
I've never understood what people thought was so great about this middling sports comedy.
Posted Feb 5, 2004
40
3.5/4
A shattering piece of filmmaking that successfully ties the suspense of a real-time crime with the tragedy of a larger social ill. It will make you feel something.
Posted Feb 5, 2004
41
4/5
For a tragedy that carries a strong emotional kick, it's wickedly fun.
Posted Feb 5, 2004
42
3/4
Miracle (2004)
43
3/5
Cheesy, witty, enjoyable Arnold pic.
Posted Jan 29, 2004
44
3/4
It's the shots, not the dialogue or even the fine acting, that will stay with you after you leave the theater.
Posted Jan 29, 2004
45
3/5
Outbreak (1995)
Scary, convincing and thought-provoking.
Posted Jan 22, 2004
46
1.5/4
Never has the Manhattan club scene ever looked so tedious; this film makes a powerful argument for staying home and renting a movie.
Posted Jan 22, 2004
47
3/5
The Warriors (1979)
A campy treat for anyone who wants to "come out and play-ay!"
Posted Jan 22, 2004
48
5/5
Chinatown (1974)
A modern classic that stays true to private eye-movie conventions while digging way, way, deep underneath them.
Posted Jan 22, 2004
49
2.5/4
"Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!" is like one of those first dates that end with a handshake rather than a kiss.
Posted Jan 22, 2004
50
0/5
Staggeringly inept monster movie; the MST3k version is a must-see.
Posted Jan 15, 2004