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Looking Closer

Looking Closer 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. Robert Parks, Jeffrey Overstreet
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B+
2
D
The Island (2005)
3
A
Junebug (2005)
4
A-
5
B+
Match Point (2005)
... retools the resolution of Crimes and Misdemeanors so its hero, instead of losing his grasp on morality, never even had a hold on morality in the first place.
Posted Sep 12, 2007
6
C
Manderlay (2006)
[It] raises interesting questions about what can happen in a democracy when its people are deeply corrupt. ... But likely to be more disheartened than enlightened.
Posted Sep 12, 2007
7
C
The Patriot (2000)
8
C
9
A
The Rookie (2002)
10
A
The Return (2003)
11
B
12
B+
13
D
Sin City (2005)
14
B+
Sideways (2004)
15
A-
16
A-
17
C+
Fay Grim (2007)
18
B+
Waitress (2007)
19
A
20
A-
21
A-
Once (2007)
22
C
23
B+
24
C
Perhaps this disappointing movie will inspire an up-and-coming filmmaker to sense the true potential of this story, and to deliver the first great film about the nativity.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
25
A
The Queen (2006)
There is genius in the casting of Mirren as Elizabeth II. Like the Queen, she's old-school, and she understands that there is power in purposeful restraint.
Posted Oct 23, 2006
26
B-
[S]ome critics are failing to notice that this rather flawed film is set on the shoulders of Paul Giamatti who, with impressive stamina and spirit ... commands our attention more effectively than any other Hollywood leading man could.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
27
A-
In a year when blockbusters have proven disappointing at best, disposable and joyless at worst ... Dead Man's Chest arrives like an emergency delivery of fun.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
28
C+
29
C-
When Jean Grey starts gasping, 'Kill me!' it's like she's the voice of the franchise....
Posted Jun 21, 2006
30
B+
I wonder if anyone will consider Keillor for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar next year. He manages to steal Companion from his entire cast of superstars.
Posted Jun 21, 2006
31
A-
32
A-
33
C-
Essentially, [this] is the same as most stories of lust and infidelity -- two people who 'can't control' their desires end up hurting others, lying, and denying responsibility for their actions.
Posted Dec 30, 2005
34
A-
35
A-
Capote (2005)
Hoffman deserves the Academy Award. ... But screenwriter Dan Futterman should also receive recognition for penning a provocative work.
Posted Dec 28, 2005
36
A
Munich (2005)
Munich reveals itself as a sort of reversal of Schindler's List. ... We half-expect Ephriam to smile at Avner and declare "The list is death."
Posted Dec 28, 2005
37
C+
King Kong (2005)
[It's] a special-effects extravaganza that pummels us senseless. Something's gone wrong if our strongest emotional response to Kong's conclusion is relief.
Posted Dec 13, 2005
38
B+
With very few lines, Rosamund Pike almost steals Pride and Prejudice from Keira Knightley. ... Joe Wright's direction is invigorating.
Posted Nov 30, 2005
39
C
40
B
Newell continues to improve on a world that's enthralling to explore ... in spite of the pouting, cheating little dullard at the center of it all.
Posted Nov 17, 2005
41
B
42
D
Oldboy (2005)
43
B
Last Days (2005)
Cinematographer Harris Savides manages to make these ... disintegrating environments and souls darkly beautiful. [But] Blake is a messiah ... dying for no one but himself.
Posted Oct 31, 2005
44
B
Clooney weaves in archival footage ... letting McCarthy play McCarthy, as if to say, 'See? I'm not making this up.' The problem is, in some places, he is making it up.
Posted Oct 31, 2005
45
B+
Serenity (2005)
46
A-
2046 (2005)
47
B
48
B+
Vera Drake (2004)
49
A-
50
A-