Low IQ Canadian

Low IQ Canadian is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Martin Scribbs
Rating Title/Year Author
3/10 Larry Crowne (2011) Martin Scribbs Could have been a solid, straightforward rom com coasting on likable leads; half-hearted additions trying to link the movie to economic crisis just detract. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2011
I'm Not There (2007) Martin Scribbs I'm Not There may inspire great movies, but doesn't have the discipline to be one itself. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Martin Scribbs The wild, unstoppable commercial success of the Pirates franchise has freed Verbinski to spend a lot of time on flights of fancy and mythological asides. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2007
Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Martin Scribbs A subpar A-Team episode with George Clooney as Face. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2007
Knocked Up (2007) Martin Scribbs Goodhearted and refreshingly messy. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2007
License to Wed (2007) Martin Scribbs Forget blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, wasting our time with License to Wed is the one unpardonable sin. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2007
These Are the Damned (1962) Martin Scribbs Slow-building but creepy story of biker pug uglies, radiation poisoning, and prissy Brit schoolkids. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2007
Evan Almighty (2007) Martin Scribbs Feebleminded slapdashery. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2007
Secret Honor (1984) Martin Scribbs Does anyone have a clue what Altman was driving at with this intense glob of lunacy? EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2005
Bewitched (2005) Martin Scribbs I'll have some of what Nora Ephron's having, as long as I don't have to watch her movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2005
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Martin Scribbs Not only was Good Night, and Good Luck filmed in black-and-white, it was written and acted that way, too. This is Good versus Evil for Political Dummies. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2005
Bad News Bears (2005) Martin Scribbs Bad News Bears is a late summer hoot, and hopefully what your kids are really seeing when they tell you they're going to Sky High. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2005
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) Martin Scribbs Belafonte is magic in his loneliness. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2005
Batman Begins (2005) Martin Scribbs The class dynamics of Batman Begins are just insufferable. Thank heavens we have our incorruptable masked moneybags to keep the criminal poor in line. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2005
Leap Year (1924) Martin Scribbs Slow-moving silent comedy which didn't get screened for sixty years because of Arbuckle's scandal; mainly of historical interest. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2005
Primer (2004) Martin Scribbs I didn't understand Primer; worse yet, I didn't care. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2005
F for Fake (1973) Martin Scribbs A little gem, full of vintage Welles ruminations on the ephemeral nature of personal celebrity and the elusiveness of ultimate truth. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2005
The Yes Men (2003) Martin Scribbs Chris Smith is the next great documentarian for mainstream American audiences to discover, and he richly merits a wide release. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2005
The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Martin Scribbs Preposterous, slow, and unimaginative. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2005
College (1927) Martin Scribbs Madcap fun as the supremely athletic Keaton plays a bookworm who, for love of a jock-loving girl, tries but fails heroically at every possible sport in every possible way. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2005
La Femme Nikita (1990) Martin Scribbs Superb thriller scored to Eurotrash synth pop, La Femme Nikita sets out a whole world of espionage and violence, and engages with a wild yet sympathetic lead. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2005
Finding Neverland (2004) Martin Scribbs A celebration of artistry, not as mere ornament, but as the very stuff of life. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Million Dollar Baby (2004) Martin Scribbs Mystery of the Universe #237: the same Clint Eastwood who once co-starred with an orangutan is now America's finest director of tragedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Bad Education (2004) Martin Scribbs Sexy and complicated as between its adult leads, Bad Education also marks the most insightful critique yet of the pedophile scandals in the Catholic Church. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Ray (2004) Martin Scribbs Yet another ho-hum man of genius biopic, showcasing a scenery-chewing lead-behaving-badly, shoddy Freudian psychoanalysis, and cliche bottom-of-the-ninth redemption. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Sideways (2004) Martin Scribbs A funny, heartfelt coming-of-middle-age story by, for, and about snobs. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Carandiru (2003) Martin Scribbs Humanity struggles out from under a maximally oppressive system, commenting by haunting metaphor on life outside the prison walls. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Mars Needs Women (1966) Martin Scribbs If Plan 10 From Outer Space, a.k.a. Mars Needs Women, doesn't tickle your funnybone, you really don't have one. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2005
Gacy (2003) Martin Scribbs Gacy channels its horror through bicentennial suburban kitsch, clowns-in-the-closet visuals, and a heaving, foul, maggot-carpeted crawlspace deep with death and lies. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2004
Caligula (1979) Martin Scribbs Caligula turns the Julian dynasty's most violent chapter into a sleazy snoozefest. Even the Penthouse Pets look pained to be decorating this historic bomb. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2004
Alfie (2004) Martin Scribbs What at first seems a glossy ad for the swinging single life gradually reveals itself as an stinging indictment of the emotional impotent. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2004
Taxi (2004) Martin Scribbs License revoked. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2004
A Home at the End of the World (2004) Martin Scribbs All roads lead to ruin in Home's world, lending an unexpectedly reactionary tone to the work. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2004
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) Martin Scribbs Porn Star runs out of insight and surprises long before the closing credits roll. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2004
5/5 () Martin Scribbs Brilliant. Reno 911! makes up for all those horribly unfunny Police Academy movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
The Lion in Winter (1968) Martin Scribbs A must-see for perhaps the most scathing verbal pyrotechnics ever committed to film. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
5/5 Pink Flamingos (1972) Martin Scribbs The alpha and omega of shock filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
The Mouse That Roared (1959) Martin Scribbs A welcome return to a more innocent time in geopolitics. Also be sure to catch the mod! fab! DVD preview for Dr. Strangelove. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope (2000) Martin Scribbs Self-important knuckleheads bloviate on club life. Though docs are reknown as tools to create empathy, Bounce merely confirms the worst prejudices of its audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
Goldfinger (1964) Martin Scribbs Goldfinger remains the gold standard for the Bond movies. Recent entries can't compare to this lustrous thriller, a throwback to when the term "thriller" had meaning. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
Kurt & Courtney (1998) Martin Scribbs Unenlightening. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
3/5 Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) Martin Scribbs Arranged in short episodes, each composed entirely of awkward and embarassed conversation between midlevel celebs, Coffee and Cigarettes entertains fitfully. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2004
Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Martin Scribbs With wit as dry as the chapped lips of a constant mouth-breather, Napoleon Dynamite finds moments of painful reserve even in slapstick. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2004
Hero (2002) Martin Scribbs Truly beautiful, but undeniably resigned to peace through tyranny. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2004
Euro Pudding (2002) Martin Scribbs European Union navel-gazing plus braying youth worship equals L' Auberge Espagnol. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2004
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) Martin Scribbs Stoked gives a young woman's rape and murder almost no narrative weight -- it is merely the disappointing spoiler to a talented skateboarder's career. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2004
Westray (2001) Martin Scribbs Westray explains in painful detail how communities will themselves into fatal ignorance. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2004
The Bourne Supremacy (2004) Martin Scribbs Bourne himself hovers above mere physical threats, draining this action movie of any urgency. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2004
4/5 Thelma & Louise (1991) Martin Scribbs Super-charged, Amazonian feminism hijacks the caper, buddy, revenge, and road trip genres. One hell of a ride. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2004
Bonhoeffer (2003) Martin Scribbs Bonhoeffer follows the life of one prominent churchman as he develops an ethics to nourish the anti-Nazi resistence. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2004