Zertinet Movies

Zertinet Movies is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Steven Snyder
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/4 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) Steven Snyder The special effects sequences, silly jokes, tantalizing outfits and overbearing soundtrack seem painfully forced and fake. Or maybe a better word is shallow. This film, for whatever it achieves, is painfully shallow. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2008
2.5/4 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Steven Snyder The bigger the scope gets, the less we really care. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2008
2.5/4 Rocky Balboa (2006) Steven Snyder There's nothing particularly memorable here -- no profound triumphs or lasting rallying cries. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2008
1.5/4 The Condemned (2007) Steven Snyder What a base, and baseless, film this is. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2007
3/4 Sunshine (2007) Steven Snyder It may, at the very end, be a failure, but it's a glorious failure. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2007
3.5/4 Knocked Up (2007) Steven Snyder It's hard to deny the fact that, all this considered, it's a work of art, even with that title. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2007
3/4 The Simpsons Movie (2007) Steven Snyder Is it as good as the television show? Yes. Does it have some of the sharp writing from the series' earlier years that has gone missing from the show as of late? Yes. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
1/4 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) Steven Snyder This comedy isn't just juvenile, it's borderline brainless - the sort of bland, unfunny and, at times, slightly offensive drivel that one might expect from a grade schooler. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2007
3/4 Sunshine (1999) Steven Snyder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2007
3/4 Joshua (2007) Steven Snyder A trippy film that falls somewhere between tired genre picture, hilarious satire and ingenious game of cat-and-mouse. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2007
2/4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Steven Snyder For almost the entirety of Order of the Phoenix, we see much the same thing we did in Goblet of Fire. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2007
1/4 Evan Almighty (2007) Steven Snyder It's a trifle of a thing; the kind of thing you'd see on a broadcast network on a Saturday afternoon, at least before you grew bored and changed the channel. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2007
1/4 Lucky You (2007) Steven Snyder Gambling and love rarely mix. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2007
3.5/4 28 Weeks Later (2007) Steven Snyder Against all odds, Weeks proves to be a jarring and effective follow-up to its equally-shocking predecessor. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2007
3.5/4 Red Road (2006) Steven Snyder It's a jarring sensation, for a thriller not to be about the chase, or the mysterious force of evil lurking in the shadows, but about an intangible gulf dividing two people occupying the same room. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
1.5/4 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Steven Snyder The makers of the franchise better find something more interesting for their four heroes to do -- and quick. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
4/4 Ratatouille (2007) Steven Snyder This is a summer animated film aimed at your 15-year-old youngster, not your toddler. [While] younger fans will enjoy the sight of these furry heroes in a man's world, they will easily lose track of the intricate story, smart dialogue and complex themes. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
4/4 Sicko (2007) Steven Snyder Provocative, funny, and all around exceptional. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3/4 Angel-A (2005) Steven Snyder What's at once refreshing and disorienting about the way Luc Besson -- one of the most interesting international visionaries at work today -- handles the story is his attempt to de-romanticize one of the most idealistic and sublime formulas around. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3/4 Peaceful Warrior (2006) Steven Snyder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
4/4 Into Great Silence (2005) Steven Snyder By the final third of the documentary, we evolve to a state of envy - envious at their resolute commitment and their utter faith - and even the most cynical atheist might find himself convinced that if anyone will find God, it is these men. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3.5/4 A Mighty Heart (2007) Steven Snyder While the movie does indeed work as a thriller, it's more the tale of a state of mind that is fierce and vigorous until it shatters into a million pieces. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3.5/4 Paris, je t'aime (2006) Steven Snyder There's something romantic about the big city, because with so many people in such a small space, something unexpected and joyful is bound to cross your path one day. And this is the precise mentality that makes [this movie] such a breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
3.5/4 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Steven Snyder A successful bit of thoughtful escapism that balances the sensory thrills of the number one with the more serious thoughts of number two. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2/4 Shrek the Third (2007) Steven Snyder What's lacking is that intangible sense of fun, of inventiveness, of ingenuity, that made the first Shrek something you ran to your friends, grabbed them by the arms and told them they simply HAD to see. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
3.5/4 The TV Set (2006) Steven Snyder Is it a travesty? A farce? Utterly preposterous? Exactly. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
3/4 Fay Grim (2006) Steven Snyder Nothing short of a comic feast. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2.5/4 Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Steven Snyder Even the most cynical person must concede that it's kind of fun watching beautiful people act cool. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
1/4 Bug (2006) Steven Snyder A disaster on every level. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
4/4 Casablanca (1942) Steven Snyder It is one of the most timeless of all movies in terms of topic, emotion, acting and motivation. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
4/4 The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) Steven Snyder A film that shows the slow push for freedom as the sticky, messy and lengthy process it really is. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2007
2.5/4 Year of the Dog (2007) Steven Snyder Sure, the film seems formulaic, plays out at times in a clunky fashion as one storyline stops abruptly and another picks up. But by the end, it will have you rooting for this sad woman, that she can find the happiness that eludes her. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2007
3.5/4 The Host (2006) Steven Snyder A delirious mix of scares, laughs and surprising political critiques, a movie which always seems to be running ahead of the audience and daring us to keep up. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2007
4/4 The Lookout (2007) Steven Snyder What makes The Lookout such a surprise - and such a joy - is that it runs wild across multiple genres. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2007
2/4 Copying Beethoven (2006) Steven Snyder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2007
2.5/4 TMNT (2007) Steven Snyder The Turtles are back -- and as they say, new and improved. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2007
3/4 Blades of Glory (2007) Steven Snyder It's the new Will Ferrell movie. Need we say more? EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2007
4/4 The Last Mimzy (2007) Steven Snyder All great children's stories treat their target audience seriously, and here Mimzy sees something simultaneously pure, naive, brave and tragic in its adolescent adventurers. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2007
3.5/4 The Exterminating Angels (2006) Steven Snyder A sexually-charged, eyebrow-raising thriller that often straddles that fine line between erotic thriller and all-out pornography. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2007
2.5/4 The Dead Girl (2006) Steven Snyder With The Dead Girl, this technique of breaking the narrative apart and then piecing it back together has led to a sort of narrative vacuum at its center -- an empty hole where a thing called exposition would typically reside. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2007
3.5/4 Road (2005) Steven Snyder It's a less "entertaining" movie, but a much more life-affirming one. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2007
3/4 300 (2006) Steven Snyder While the film is an inspired bit of production design, ingeniously conceived and skillfully crafted, what it ultimately lacks in its final, sweeping gestures is any sense of gravity. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2007
3.5/4 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Steven Snyder Itâ(TM)s a movie about the nature of time, about getting older and struggling to connect with who we once were. And above all, itâ(TM)s a story about taking a breather from the marathon of life to find our way home. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/4 Zodiac (2007) Steven Snyder Maybe the movie is less about finding the answer than the intricacy of the mystery itself, in the remarkable -- outright shocking -- persistence of those determined to bring a guilty man to justice. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/4 Breach (2007) Steven Snyder It's stunning how much drama Breach is able to evoke with only a few, angry words. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007
3.5/4 Venus (2006) Steven Snyder There are scenes in Venus when rational thought seems lost to something more powerful, and ambiguous. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007
2/4 Inland Empire (2006) Steven Snyder Inland Empire might just be the funniest movie of the year. Or maybe its the most horrifying. Trust me: It's difficult to tell. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007
4/4 Days of Glory (1944) Steven Snyder Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007
3/4 The Astronaut Farmer (2007) Steven Snyder It's hardly subversive, but it is a powerful, PG-rated punch in the gut of America's heartland. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007
4/4 The Lives of Others (2006) Steven Snyder The movie becomes more than just a spy thriller; it's a story of an unlikely friendship that turns an enemy into a best friend. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2007