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Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)

Star Newspapers (Chicago, 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): Michael Drakulich
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Iron Man (2008)
The visual effects are bound to give you goosebumps and maybe you'll find yourself uttering an audible "whoa."
Posted Jul 7, 2008
2
1.5/4
Why does Adam Sandler continue to make these comedies that aren't funny? Because your neighbor's 13-year old kid keeps going to see them.
Posted Jul 7, 2008
3
1.5/4
What does that say when a self-admitted narcissist receives such a following? In playing the victim card so often, Sarah Jessica Parker's character is one of the most unlikable characters I've seen in a long time.
Posted Jul 7, 2008
4
2/4
An iconic film character deserved a better story than this.
Posted Jul 7, 2008
5
2/4
6
2/4
Wanted (2008)
7
4/4
WALL-E (2008)
8
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
This was a story that needed to be told because the ethnic war that raged in Rwanda in 1994 is often forgotten by the rest of the world.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
9
Kinsey (2004)
While "Kinsey" will give insight into the man to a whole new audience, director Bill Condon has not quite made him as human as he may have intended.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
10
This is Bruckheimer's niche. Don't ever expect him to adapt a Nicholas Sparks book into a film any time soon.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
11
Sideways (2004)
Payne's beautiful command of his content diverts your attention away from the fact it's a typical road movie.
Posted Nov 12, 2004
12
I, Robot (2004)
This is jaw-droppingly juvenile and insulting to my intelligence. Perhaps its subject matter is obsolete. Asimov deserved better.
Posted Aug 19, 2004
13
Generally, the film makes good on its humorous potential.
Posted Aug 19, 2004
14
Two Brothers (2004)
Annaud's methods are misleading which undermine his admirable intent.
Posted Aug 19, 2004
15
Control Room (2004)
Bush and Rumsfeld have called Al-Jazeera "the mouthpiece of Osama Bin-Laden." You might find truth to that statement next to Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
Posted Aug 19, 2004
16
When audiences walk out of theaters in stunned silence, I'm not sure it is for the same reasons director Mel Gibson wanted.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
17
The gist of this film can be summed in one short phrase: 'Sorry. My bad.'
Posted Mar 24, 2004
18
I hope kids see through this film's slick production value and realize Lindsay Lohan's character is only a shade above contemptible much less worth their admiration.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
19
Beauty and skill bereft of passion or personality.
Posted Jan 13, 2004
20
Sweet and poignant; perceptive and true.
Posted Jan 13, 2004
21
The Cooler (2003)
While everything works on a superficial, plot-driven level with Bernie and Natalie, there is a broader theme at work that adds depth not frequently found in this genre.
Posted Jan 13, 2004
22
Any exhibition of tenderness or subtlety is followed by scenes that are logically inconsistent or go for a tawdry effect
Posted Dec 13, 2003
23
21 Grams (2003)
Inarritu plots the story in a non-linear style that mirrors randomness. He does it so exceptionally well, we almost forget about the film's deficiencies.
Posted Dec 13, 2003
24
Elephant (2003)
Director Gus Van Sant should be applauded for resisting the temptation to extrapolate the motives of his two central characters and apply them universally.
Posted Dec 13, 2003
25
The Missing (2003)
Had lesser actors been cast in the two lead roles, The Missing could have been no better than an average episode of Bonanza.
Posted Dec 13, 2003
26
This is not Crowe's greatest performance, but could be one of the most likable characters he'll ever play.
Posted Dec 13, 2003
27
1/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
28
2/5
Desert Bloom (1986)
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
29
3/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
30
3/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
31
3/5
Cousin Bette (1998)
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
32
1/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
33
2/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
34
2/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
35
3/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
36
2/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
37
4/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
38
2/5
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Posted Nov 13, 2003
39
It is just another good looking action flick. The ignominious fate of being forgotten amidst all the others in the same genre is not what this franchise deserves.
Posted Nov 13, 2003
40
'There is something to be said for reminding audiences of simple truths found amidst complex circumstances. But here, the film becomes a series of hokey contrivances and the simple truth it illustrates is so reductive it is almost insulting.'
Posted Oct 22, 2003
41
'One area Rodriguez has not managed to nail down is telling a compelling narrative.'
Posted Oct 22, 2003
42
'It is an unflinching, harsh but engrossing glimpse into what rural Irish families and the Catholic Church did to exterminate sex.'
Posted Oct 22, 2003
43
Grind (2003)
Brings Out The Worst Of A Fringe Sport That Fights For Mainstream Acceptance...this Film Fails So Completely In Almost Every Aspect.
Posted Oct 22, 2003
44
Seabiscuit (2003)
Gary Ross' work is skilled and sublime from almost all angles, transcending a sporting drama into a multifaceted film that enthralls and captivates.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
45
Hulk (2003)
Director Ang Lee is to be commended for at least at-tempting to go beyond what could have been an empty special effects bonanza. But the subject of strained child/parent relationships is treated superficially.
Posted Jul 16, 2003
46
The film relies on kinetic energy as its entertainment hook. There is plenty of action, no doubt, but hardly any of it inventive.
Posted Jul 16, 2003
47
Finding Nemo (2003)
It was one of those instances where I found myself recounting out loud the funniest moments to someone who just saw the movie with me.
Posted Jul 16, 2003
48
The In-Laws (2003)
If the CIA really did every-thing so openly as one of its operatives does in The In-Laws, it's amazing any of them could stay under cover.
Posted Jul 16, 2003
49
Its akin to a computer network, which is generally easy enough to grasp, but its specifics can become frustrating.
Posted Jul 16, 2003
50
It's Spielberg who pulls the con by leading us down a familiar path only to rup the rug out from under us.
Posted Jul 16, 2003