Fantastic Planet (1973)
"The film's images are phantasmagorical."
Easy Virtue (1927)
"The film's conclusion is rushed, but the movie still has much to admire as a catty drama about scandal and scorn."
Allegro Non Troppo (1976)
"Generally humorous, quite colorful, and at least somewhat thought provoking."
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
"The script has a weak structure and the characters are fairly superficial, but the film is still moving as all get out."
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
"The film is made up almost entirely of talk, and yet the performances are so wonderfully flamboyant and focused that conversations become the action of the movie."
"The second act is a yawner, but the opening is exciting and the ending will please any viewer who thrives on action, special effects, and Ewoks."
The Ewok Adventure (1990)
"The characterizations aren't strong enough to carry it, and the children who are attracted to the Ewoks-at-home sequences will probably be scared to death by the effects work."
Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
"[A] silent classic."
Opening Night (1977)
"The unpredictability of Rowlands' character brings one surprise after another to the narrative as the other characters scramble to accommodate or cajole her, and the surprises are often as funny as they are intensely dramatic."
"[A] compelling, enjoyable yarn."
Pat and Mike (1952)
"The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script."
"In attempting to straddle dramatic realism, Richardson tried hard to avoid moralizing on the hypocrisies of adults or exaggerating the experiences of youth, but in striving for the middle ground, he also strive for mediocrity."
American Flyers (1985)
"Scriptwriter Steve Tesich returns to bicycle racing, but he's forced to throw in a subplot about an incurable movie disease to make the thing work."
The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
"The film has a strong blend of humor, action and drama."
"The story is utterly predictable, but the action scenes are creative and Li exudes excitement every time the camera turns to him -- there is no wonder at all why Chung's character is willing to dump all her riches to be in his arms."
"For the uninitiated, much of the action might seem confusing, but for those who have a familiarity with the conventions of the genre, the film's fight scenes are a real kick, getting even wilder and wilder as the film progresses."
Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
"Yasujiro Ozu's film is in color, and the screen compositions are incredible."
"Young children will be unmoved by the film, but older children will enjoy it, as will adults looking for some mindless fun."
"It is a formula effort, mixing safe thrills and pleasantries, and is fairly harmless entertainment."
"People can read artistic significance into anything and lots of people have read gobs of it into this, but it is a silly movie with lots of perverse sex and no redeeming values, artistic or otherwise."
"Now we don't normally take to the idea that someone should go around murdering critics, since more than one disc producer is after our own head, but the movie is always a treat when it shows up on late night television."
Risky Business (1983)
"It works well as a comedy but one cringes at the thought that it defined, for a while, the social expectations of a generation."
"t is almost an anti-thriller, but viewers who are willing to steep themselves in the intricacies of Japanese ceremonies and the banal details of evil will find the experience highly rewarding."
" The movie is so fragmented that no real interpretation of the play ever coagulates. As with all of Welles' films, however, there are a number of memorable moments."
"A marvelous, very un-stage-like and brisk adaptation that never compromises the spirit of its source."
El Emisario de Mackintosh (1973)
"For the most part the film is standard fare, with plot discrepancies countered by the film's atmosphere and star appeal."
Harry & Son (1984)
"Produced, directed and even partially scripted by Newman, the story about a man suffering from a heart condition is hardly exciting or rewarding material."
Going Overboard (1994)
"When a star becomes really successful, the public is inundated with every scrap of celluloid he ever worked on as he learned his craft, and such is the case with this Adam Sandler vehicle."
"A collection of deliberately unlinked comedy sketches and animated filler, the film is a workable sampler of the group's humor."
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
"Works a little better than the first Power Rangers movie but will not extend its appeal beyond the show's fan base."
Strange Brew (1983)
"The film celebrates stupidity and would likely have caused an international incident if Canadians weren't so nice, but it essentially lives up to its premise, once in a while coming up with a gag that is halfway funny."
"The film is funnier in concept than it is in demonstration, but it has endured over time and is pleasant, repeatable entertainment."
The Blues Brothers (1980)
"A cult musical comedy film with a still-growing reputation."
Amazing Grace and Chuck (2011)
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (2002)
"A wild martial arts feature that combines a prison movie setting with the sort of gore effects one normally finds in a horror film."
"The film presents a series of utterly charming moments, some magical and some down-to-earth but, considering the setting, equally utopian."
Les Vampires (1915)
"The elaborate production, written and directed by Louis Feuillade, is an epic modern crime thriller, the precursor to many of today's multi-million dollar action films."
"One must admire the talents of Melville and Cocteau while watching the film, but the strongest emotions are arch and the biggest plot turns are silly."
"It is the performances, however, that have enabled the movie to retain its vitality."
Rented Lips (1988)
"Martin Mull stars and the scenes he appears in are often humorous, but when he is not present, the movie is as bad as they come."
Elephant Boy (1997)
"Robert Flaherty joined forces with Zoltan Korda to produce the terrific adventure film, based upon a Rudyard Kipling tale."
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
"A captivating murder mystery, and although the viewer finds out fairly early on who the killer is, the mystery of his motive and the suspense of his capture are sufficient to keep one glued to the screen."
The Long Riders (1980)
"It is an action film, an engaging one, and covers old ground with a contemporary style which never feels out of place."
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
"The movie is locked into a sixties stylistic approach that can feel dated, but Hoffman's performance can prevent one from ever tiring of the film."
"Ben Kingsley's title performance is amazing, particularly in the way he ages across the five decades which the film depicts."
Out of Africa (1985)
"The film runs for 161 minutes and does not have a strongly defined narrative."
Brian's Song (1970)
"The film's emotions are obvious and blunt, but they get the job done."
Incident at Blood Pass (1970)
"Terrific plotting, marvelous music and Toshiro Mifune."