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Monsters and Critics

Monsters and Critics is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ron Wilkinson
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
7/10
Slow in the father-son heart to heart parts, Champ brings it all back home in the end with a great story line and saving performances by Jackson, Alda and Hatcher
Posted Sep 11, 2007
2
6/10
Albert Pierrepoint single-handedly killed over 450 people in his career, dispatching most of them with an icy precision in less than 30 seconds.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3
7/10
New York's Little Italy is going to the dogs, check that, to the rats, and not just the rats in the local fast food joint. A zombie rat movie of the first order.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
4
7/10
Zeta-Jones, Eckhart and Breslin play second fiddle to Ratatouille in what amounts to romantic drama fast food.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
5
7/10
Arctic Tale (2007)
Although lacking the lyric force of March of the Penguins and Winged Migration, the film combines a great story with world-class photography to tell a unique National Geographic tale.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
6
6/10
The squeaky clean love story of Jane Austen fails to make hay of either women's liberation or the miracle of creative writing, sticking to lush estates and courtly costume finery instead
Posted Sep 7, 2007
7
7/10
A successfully executed cautionary tale condemning war and racism in the context of growing up in cloudy Northern England
Posted Sep 7, 2007
8
8/10
Delirious (2007)
A great romp with both Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt having the time of their lives. Especially fun to see Pitt do something completely different.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
9
6/10
A predictable expose' of a foreign country with a dictatorship that encourages the most violent of crimes. But how far away is America?
Posted Sep 7, 2007
10
7/10
The Nines (2007)
A valid exploration of chaos and control told by a guy who knows. Good low budget sci-fi with a hip side.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
11
6/10
Try as he might, Director Garant cannot bring a winning performance out of this summertime silliness. Ping pong remains in disfavor as of the dog days of August.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
12
7/10
Heroic redemption succeeding where several thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo fail, Exiled makes a mark with the last stand of pals doomed by fate and the changing hands of time.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
13
6/10
Ten astronauts try to tell it like it was, but weighted down by the heaviness of the politics that created the lunar exploration program, the best stories will have to wait for later
Posted Sep 7, 2007
14
8/10
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Great action, sets and camera work set this traditional western up for success in spite of stereotypical good guys and bad guys
Posted Sep 7, 2007
15
4/5
Is there an audience out there for a smart, character driven drama? I sincerely hope so since I feel it is a movie worth seeing.
Posted Aug 28, 2007
16
5/10
Unearthed (2007)
A 'B' horror movie not bad enough to be good, Unearthed fails to build tension while also failing to give us a good monster.
Posted Jul 10, 2007
17
7/10
Tremendous footage of war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan combine with introspective thoughts of a life-style left behind in this engaging documentary.
Posted Jul 10, 2007
18
6/10
French superstar Daniel Auteuil reunites with Cesar-nominated co-star Dany Boon from their previous sit-com "The Valet" to give light hearted comedy another try, with the same mixed results.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
19
8/10
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Realistic without being exploitative, Herzog tells one his best stories and one of the best survival epics ever.
Posted Jul 4, 2007
20
7/10
Planet B-Boy (2007)
The energy that flows out of the screen is not only uncontrollable, it is contagious. Miss this flick at your own risk.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
21
7/10
You Kill Me (2007)
Ben Kingsley takes it easy and gives Leoni and Wilson a chance to shine in this easy-going gangster comedy about friends and killers.
Posted Jun 25, 2007
22
7/10
Without question one of the most bizarre love stories of the 20th century, backed up with a socko sound track and unmatched archival footage.
Posted Jun 24, 2007
23
8/10
Ten Canoes (2007)
One of the best films of the year and what will become an ageless standard in preserving and depicting aborigine culture and the tragicomedy of the human race.
Posted Jun 24, 2007
24
7/10
A great sampler of Roma (Gypsy) music with outstanding road footage would be enough, but the insight into the Roma heart is priceless.
Posted Jun 17, 2007
25
8/10
A gripping look at hard times in pre WWII Paris and a passionate lead performance make this film a must-see for Piaf aficionados around the world.
Posted Jun 9, 2007
26
5/10
27
8/10
Fay Grim (2007)
Hal Hartley brings back Parker Posey as the spy who knows too little in this quick-witted follow-up to his 1998 "Henry Fool."
Posted May 17, 2007
28
7/10
Snow Cake (2006)
Sigourney Weaver scores big with her first role in recent history that shows her at her best. Alan Rickman provides the perfect counterpart as the loneliest man in Central Canada.
Posted May 16, 2007
29
8/10
Red Road (2007)
Jackie (Kate Dickie) works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never
Posted May 15, 2007
30
7/10
For something completely different, controversial subject matter (New York bombing) combines with seamless set/surroundings to project a set of abstract images and a marginally successful experimental adventure.
Posted May 15, 2007
31
8/10
An expressionist journey with the best, most shadowy sets, the most outrageous inventions and the most horrific childhood memories ever seen in a lighthouse or an orphanage, let alone both.
Posted May 12, 2007
32
8/10
The engaging story of the obsession that is Broadway musical theatre with the world-class melodies and melodrama that go with it. A vibrant microcosm of human hopes and dreams.
Posted May 12, 2007
33
5/10
Civic Duty (2006)
"Rear Window" updated to post 9-11 corporate downsizing has too many mixed messages to convey the simple fear of a classic thriller.
Posted May 6, 2007
34
8/10
Eighteen short stories in 120 minutes is almost too much to take but this film seems to bind them all together, somehow, with love.
Posted May 3, 2007
35
7/10
The Valet (2007)
Daniel Auteuil gets funny with an enjoyable 85 minute sit-com of how not to balance an irate and powerful wife with a smart and paparazzi-popular mistress.
Posted Apr 19, 2007
36
6/10
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Serpico meets the zombies at high noon as Pegg and Frost take a stab at the mock buddy cop movie with some funny lines but overall mixed results.
Posted Apr 18, 2007
37
8/10
Coeurs (2007)
An eminently peaceful portrait of love and loss inviting the audience into the emotional inner workings of a snowy and somber Paris.
Posted Apr 15, 2007
38
8/10
The Hoax (2007)
Fast paced, intriguing and fun from beginning to end with a super cast and nary a lack-luster performance---the years best scam flick so far.
Posted Apr 6, 2007
39
7/10
An ambitious set of scrappy performances combined with a screenplay that threatens to fragment from shear edginess. Succeeds only due to the pure sincerity of the cast.
Posted Apr 4, 2007
40
6/10
[The film] shows respect for open communications and differing life styles and lets the audience in on diverse feelings and ways of acting them out.
Posted Apr 2, 2007
41
7/10
Black Book (2007)
Although there is little new in this finely crafted WWII pot-boiler, it remains a thoroughly enjoyable wartime thriller during its entire 145 minutes of good-guy/bad-guy subterfuge.
Posted Apr 2, 2007
42
6/10
Dark secrets eat away from within, but after 120 minutes of self-loathing this soapy tale fails to engage with either genuine mystery or genuine reconciliation.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
43
9/10
A film with a depth of feeling seldom scene in commercial cinema, Charles Burnett's student project of life in LA's Watts neighborhood is a textbook of neo-realism and of the artistic use of the film media stripped to its basics.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
44
5/10
Premonition (2007)
Sandra Bullock morphs from the shopping mall rom-com queen to the sixth sense psycho but can't pull it off in this solo performance of woman's intuition gone bad.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
45
8/10
A plain-spoken film of true grit that tells the dishonorable heartbreak of war like it is. A gem of filmic honesty in an entertainment world obsessed with heroic actions and simple solutions.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
46
5/10
The music industry kicks itself in the butt and vows to go straight as the founding fathers and mothers of rock decry the greed and falsehood that has suddenly crept into pop music.
Posted Mar 11, 2007
47
7/10
A venture into the world of lust and love scripted with the beauty and discipline of Greek tragedy. As enthralling as it is disturbing. A must see for those who can tolerate the explicit sex.
Posted Mar 11, 2007
48
7/10
300 (2007)
If it's comic books you want, you'll love this look at Spartans versus Persians. Even better in IMAX, but don't expect much story to go along with the sound and fury.
Posted Mar 10, 2007
49
6/10
Gray Matters (2007)
If Heather Graham is on the way to becoming the next Goldie Hawn she has a ways yet to go in this soft-core coming out flick by Sue Kramer.
Posted Feb 21, 2007
50
7/10
The fresh, bright and funny exploration of the bureaucracy of war, when mandatory Israeli military service meets "Laverne and Shirley." A touching and personal slice of life as two 18 year old women redefine the age-old battle of winning hearts and minds
Posted Feb 17, 2007