The Badger Herald

The Badger Herald is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mac Verstandig
Rating Title/Year Author
A Munich (2005) Mac Verstandig Despite being nearly three hours long, the movie is among the finest to grace the silver screen in some time and should be able to work over any intelligent audience not bothered by a level of blood, gore and even nudity traditionally reserved for either EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2005
D Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) Mac Verstandig Nearly every gut-wrenching turn is somehow derived from an ethnic slur, juvenile sight gag, or the glorification of an illegal substance and its side effects. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2004
F Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Mac Verstandig ...the sort of vitriolic exercise in paranoia that would ordinarily land its creator in therapy. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2004
The Passion of the Christ (2004) Mac Verstandig Unrelentingly anti-Semitic, excessively grotesque and overly narrow in its scope EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2004
B+ Radio (2003) Mac Verstandig ...a stellar work of poignant cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2003
B Runaway Jury (2003) Mac Verstandig ...Far-fetched, poorly crafted, but very entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2003
A- Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Mac Verstandig ...an uproariously quirky story about romance in the very unromantic field of matrimonial law. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2003
A- The School of Rock (2003) Mac Verstandig Jack Black... deftly guides the family film away from the genre's usual mawkishness and into a sort of Bad-Company-meets-Peter-Pan Rock 'n' Roll Never Never Land. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2003
D Duplex (2003) Mac Verstandig ...other than a few shining moments, 'Duplex' relies entirely upon juvenile sight gags to generate jokes that really aren't all that amusing. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
B+ Anything Else (2003) Mac Verstandig Allen creates one of his finer films, with a delicately intricate plot, phenomenal acting and delightfully cynical humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2003
A Matchstick Men (2003) Mac Verstandig ...has so much sheer style and class that it more closely resembles an old Rat Pack project than a modern-day popcorn dud. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2003
C Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) Mac Verstandig ...the sort of B-actor-driven comedic train wreck that David Spade used to dryly mock while doing his 'Hollywood Minute' on Saturday Night Live EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2003
A- American Wedding (2003) Mac Verstandig ...hopefully there will be more to come; it would be a shame if this really is 'Bye bye, Miss American Pie.' EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2003
A- The Real Cancun (2003) Mac Verstandig More closely resembling a "Girls Gone Wild" video than a work of traditional cinema, "The Real Cancun" delivers a unique brand of glossy sex appeal, thanks to a fairly developed array of variously sordid characters. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2003
F Bulletproof Monk (2003) Mac Verstandig Bulletproof Monk has a snide confidence that its petty jokes of culture shock will actually elicit laughs while altogether failing to realize that the punch lines weren't that funny the first time, let alone this time. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2003
C Anger Management (2003) Mac Verstandig [Nicholson and Sandler] put forth fine efforts in this entirely performance-driven film, but save for a few memorable scenes, the oil and vinegar simply don't mix. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2003
A- Phone Booth (2002) Mac Verstandig A riveting tale of morality in a city noted for its sinful characters, "Phone Booth" is that rare edge-of-your-seat movie that is as cerebral as it is thrilling. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2003
B- Head of State (2003) Mac Verstandig Delightfully hilarious yet awkwardly toothless EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2003
D How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Mac Verstandig It is exceedingly difficult to classify How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as a romantic comedy given that the film is about as romantic as a punch to the face -- literally. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2003
D Gods and Generals (2003) Mac Verstandig A repulsive combination of dry textbook history and pandering melodrama. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2003