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Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): John Beifuss
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
2
3/4
3
2.5/4
4
3.5/4
5
2/4
Vitus (2007)
6
3.5/4
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
7
3/4
Hatchet (2006)
8
3/4
Halloween (2007)
9
2.5/4
10
3.5/4
Offside (2006)
11
2.5/4
Interview (2007)
12
2/4
Molière (2007)
13
2/4
The Valet (2007)
14
2.5/4
15
2/4
Joshua (2007)
16
2.5/4
The Invasion (2007)
17
3/4
Stardust (2007)
18
3/4
19
2/4
20
3.5/4
21
2/4
The Ten (2007)
22
3/4
Arctic Tale (2007)
23
3.5/4
Superbad (2007)
24
1.5/4
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Less Abbott & Costello than Cheney & Rove; how else to explain the 'humor' in a movie that gleefully promotes the ugly in the phrase 'ugly American'?
Posted Aug 10, 2007
25
2/4
Thank goodness there was a man around to stimulate Jane's creativity! Such is this film's retrograde premise...
Posted Aug 10, 2007
26
3/4
Paprika (2006)
Offers both eye candy and mind candy -- it's a thoughtful visual treat.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
27
2/4
Is this stylized action -- obscured by shaky camerawork and in-your-face edits -- really more exciting than the eye-popping stunts that unfold in real time in a cheesy martial-arts adventure like 'Ong-Bak'?
Posted Aug 10, 2007
28
2/4
Underdog (2007)
An underachiever.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
29
3/4
30
3/4
Sunshine (2007)
The brilliant production design and convincing special effects (which eschew the CGI slickness of most Hollywood productions) make up for a confused final act.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
31
2/4
Wild Hogs (2007)
At one point, Tim Allen proclaims: 'I'm lame. I'm just lame -- admit it, I'm lame.' Tim, you're preaching to the choir.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
32
3/4
Jindabyne (2006)
The film is novelistic in its nuance, in the patience of its storytelling and in the complexity of its mostly unhappy characters.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
33
3/4
Talk to Me (2007)
Through the persons of Petey and Dewey, 'Talk to Me' examines two competing approaches by which a black man might achieve success in a white man's world.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
34
3/4
Rescue Dawn (2007)
It would be interesting to pair this well-reviewed 'art' film with 'Make Them Die Slowly' or another of the usually reviled Italian jungle-atrocity movies that covered similar ground, literally (dense tropical forest) and incidentally.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
35
3.5/4
Hairspray (2007)
Could Adam Shankman be the unlikely savior of the movie musical?
Posted Jul 20, 2007
36
3/4
You Kill Me (2007)
This dark-themed and morally dubious yet weirdly lighthearted crime comedy seems to both satirize and celebrate the forgiving, nonjudgmental nature of 12-step recovery programs.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
37
3/4
The darkest J.K. Rowling adaptation yet, literally as well as thematically: Even a zooming broomstick ride along the Thames is shot as if through a pall of gloom.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
38
2.5/4
Transformers (2007)
At one point, Bumblebee essentially urinates on an annoying federal officer. It's hard to believe Bay or Spielberg think this is funny... This is pandering at its worst, and it reveals a lack of respect for the audience, kids and adults alike.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
39
4/4
Ratatouille (2007)
Brad Bird makes cartoons, yet I don't think there's a filmmaker anywhere with more respect for his audience.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
40
3/4
Send John McClane to Iraq. Even the title of 'Live Free or Die Hard' suggests that Bruce Willis' supercop is just the one-man troop surge the President needs to restore order to the world's No. 2 failed state.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
41
3.5/4
Crazy Love (2007)
An irresistible comic shocker, with more satisfying surprise twists to its narrative than one finds in a novel by Patricia Highsmith.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
42
3.5/4
The saucer-eyed Cotillard is convincing and astonishing, and she anchors a film that is less show-biz formulaic and more intriguing than its recent American counterparts, 'Walk the Line' and 'Ray.'
Posted Jun 29, 2007
43
3/4
Sicko (2007)
Like 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' 'Sicko' is about a nation's moral obligation...
Posted Jun 29, 2007
44
2/4
Evening (2007)
The handsome period design strives for authenticity, yet when the wedding party listens to a recording of 'I've Got the World on a String,' we don't hear Sinatra or Peggy Lee but 21st century neo-swingster Michael Buble.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
45
2.5/4
The cast is likable, and Perry makes good use of the Atlanta locations.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
46
2/4
1408 (2007)
Domestic difficulties were central to the scariness of 'The Shining' and 'Pet Sematary,' but here the psychological back story and so-called character development seem like padding.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
47
2/4
The steely-eyed seriousness of the enterprise -- the refusal to coddle moviegoers with warm characters or even attractive cinematography -- is alienating.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
48
0.5/4
The fact that God is depicted as a black man makes this post-Katrina flood tale particularly disturbing. Apparently, God wasn't concerned with finding a righteous man in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, but here he saves a rich white suburb from drowning.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
49
4/4
A time capsule of 1970s style and attitude that remains utterly timeless in its respect for its characters and its recognition of the despair, passion, boredom, playfulness and cruelty nurtured not just by life in the ghetto but by life itself.
Posted Jun 19, 2007
50
2.5/4
Here, death has little sadness and no permanence; it's as if the characters, being part of a mostly CGI world, are destined to exist forever in digital limbo, like deleted e-mails.
Posted Jun 19, 2007