Box Office Prophets

Box Office Prophets is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): J. Don Birnam, Sean Collier
Rating Title/Year Author
1/10 Halloween (2007) Sean Collier It's not thrilling enough for horror hounds, not entertaining enough for casual audiences, not smart enough for franchise fans and not good enough for anyone. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/10 Private Parts (1997) Sean Collier There are some genuinely funny moments, but it's nothing for casual viewers to bother with. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
8/10 Ocean's Eleven (2001) Sean Collier Soderbergh absolutely nailed the formula for a modern heist movie, in a fashion so satisfying that nothing (including the film's sequels) has been able to match it since. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
8/10 Ant-Man (2015) Sean Collier Ant-Man is a fine and entertaining chapter in the story. It's often funny, it has a great cast ... and its effects are impressive. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
7/10 GoldenEye (1995) Sean Collier It's a thoroughly fun film overall, though, and ranks as something of a forgotten gem 25 years later. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
7/10 What About Bob? (1991) Sean Collier What About Bob? is carried, almost single-handedly, by a peak performance by Murray, whose work here is the equal of his turns in Ghostbusters or Caddyshack. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
6/10 Jagged Edge (1985) Sean Collier Close - who was not nominated for this role, despite earning nods the prior three years - is a supreme heroine, endlessly watchable and perfectly sincere. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
9/10 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Sean Collier Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 is just plain fun, a technicolor jukebox of a good time. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
8/10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Sean Collier Talladega Nights holds up well, thanks to a clearly improv-first on-set culture. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/10 Invasion U.S.A. (1985) Sean Collier There are some sufficiently large explosions and acceptable preposterous setups, but ... I'm not sure Invasion U.S.A. is worth tracking down. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Control (2007) Matthew Huntley It's beautifully raw, poetically photographed and contains some of the best performances of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2007
Sleeping Beauty (1959) Kim Hollis Despite being a gorgeously animated movie, the story is far too slight to amount to much substance. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2006
A The Rundown (2003) Kim Hollis With actors who were once the very definition of "action star" taking new directions almost out of necessity, it's time for a new champion of the genre to emerge. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2003
A Millennium Actress (2001) Kim Hollis The truth and the fiction are seamlessly interwoven as one scene blends effortlessly into the next. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2003
B Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) Kim Hollis Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a charming and humorous ode to those entertainers who dedicated their youth to making audiences smile. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2003
A Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) Kim Hollis Less slapsticky and punch-line driven than the John Hughes productions that also typify the '80s, it's an honest and genuine look at high school life in that period. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2003
B Stitch! The Movie (2003) Kim Hollis While it's primarily going to find its biggest audience amongst children who will enjoy the raucous and goofy action and quotable jokes, there are also plenty of sly references there for the die-hard fans of Lilo & Stitch. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2003
2/5 Ice Castles (1979) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 A Clockwork Orange (1971) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Live and Let Die (1973) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 The Omen (1976) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
2/5 Major League II (1994) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 Father of the Bride Part II (1995) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 Ghostbusters (1984) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 The Fly II (1989) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Predator (1987) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
2/5 Road House (1989) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 The Hunt for Red October (1990) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 Spaceballs (1987) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
2/5 Project A 2 (1987) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 Singles (1992) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
2/5 Foxes (1980) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Rope (1948) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Johnny Dangerously (1984) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 Some Kind of Wonderful (1987) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 Grumpier Old Men (1995) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 The Terminator (1984) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
B+ O (2001) Kim Hollis Though "O" is decidedly not uplifting, the film does provide a singularly satisfying movie-going experience on many levels. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
3/5 Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
5/5 The Jungle Book (1967) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
A- The Deep End (2001) Kim Hollis This movie gives the viewer a light push as it slowly reveals its layers through character development and the genuine tension displayed through its stars' dynamic performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
F Jeepers Creepers (2001) Kim Hollis The story is abhorrently foul and the ending is contemptible. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
4/5 Roxanne (1987) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
B Hearts in Atlantis (2001) Kim Hollis Hearts in Atlantis succeeds by being an unobtrusive, thoughtful look at the importance of friendship and loyalty through the youthful eyes of a highly-appealing and thoroughly likeable young character. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
1/5 The Devil Bat (1941) Kim Hollis Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
B Two Can Play That Game (2001) Kim Hollis The film moves along at a brisk, carefree pace, and though the plotline is rather predictable, going through the ten-day program with Shante is a blast. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003
B Zoolander (2001) Kim Hollis It's a fairly thin premise, to be certain, but Zoolander is still a lot of fun to watch, even though the film is ultimately forgettable. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2003