Monsters and Critics - Rotten Tomatoes

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
74%

"Visually sumptuous but flat of plot, eccentric characters can't redeem this mildly funny romantic comedy from the hum-drum."

Posted Feb 15, 2007
2
82%

Days of Glory (2007)

"A clear and urgent essay on the battle for soldier's hearts and minds in the context of foreign wars. A great action war film featuring suburb acting throughout."

Posted Feb 15, 2007
3
93%

"A neatly crafted thriller with first rate acting, directing and writing combined with spy paraphernalia and political intrigue. Fully deserving of its status as Germany's Best Foreign Film Oscar nominee."

Posted Feb 7, 2007
4
36%

The Situation (2006)

"The super-accurate reportage may be lost when combined with the war-flick plot. Fact and fiction have different audiences."

Posted Feb 3, 2007
5
23%

"Alan Arkin tries, but fails, as the gold standard curmudgeon who never had it so good."

Posted Jan 31, 2007
6
11%

"A pack of attractive Romanians do it werewolf style in a mixed bag of teenage romance and watered down scariness. Unfortunately, neither romance or horror enough for enthusiasts of either persuasion."

Posted Jan 26, 2007
7
91%

The Italian (2007)

"An engaging and honest journey through provincial Russia skillfully lensed from the perspective of a six year old. A powerful testimony to the human spirit and a strong statement in favor of the modern family."

Posted Jan 17, 2007
8
83%

"A touching but slender piece on the number one news piece in Japan. But what is the rest of the story?"

Posted Jan 12, 2007
9
75%

The Dead Girl (2006)

"A well crafted five part ensemble drama of the toughest sort. Tight dialog, first rate acting and searing images make their statement on the tragedy of runaway abduction."

Posted Dec 29, 2006
10
66%

Miss Potter (2007)

"A lush and perfectly produced period piece that, if not increasing our pulse rate, at least provides viewing the whole family will enjoy."

Posted Dec 29, 2006
11
87%

"Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett go the extra yard to bring genuinely anguished insight into the reverberation of sexual and personal predation."

Posted Dec 29, 2006
12
74%

"A period piece with an edge, combining lush photography with an engaging script, strong acting and on-screen chemistry between Norton and Watts."

Posted Dec 18, 2006
13
66%

"Golden mums by the millions spell incest and death as Yimou Zhang tests the American market for saturation with the martial arts. Our cup may be running over."

Posted Dec 17, 2006
14
73%

Family Law (2006)

"An engaging and humorous look at the father and son in all men. Very much worth the watching."

Posted Dec 6, 2006
15
34%

"The inner city doesn't work for either Minghella or Law in this tedious pot-boiler that even Juliette Binoche can't pull out of the fire"

Posted Dec 6, 2006
16
34%

3 Needles (2006)

"A gripping triptych of the HIV virus taking hold of every shred of human frailty in a tale of a pandemic both sexual and commercial."

Posted Nov 28, 2006
17
44%

" 'The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes' is a semi-animated, human-acted fantasy that plays sweetly but takes too long to say too little."

Posted Nov 25, 2006
18
46%

Bobby (2006)

"A dynamite ensemble cast gives a good try but writer/director Emilio Estevez bites off more than he can script in a too ambitious Robert Altman experiment gone mediocre"

Posted Nov 25, 2006
19
75%

Happy Feet (2006)

"Massive motion capture in a super-computerized animated romp in Antarctica with the feel-good theme of being yourself."

Posted Nov 14, 2006
20
49%

Candy (2006)

"After 'Brokeback Mountain' Heath Ledger goes on to a second self-sacrificial role in the reigning standard of gritty and graphic junkie destruction derbies."

Posted Nov 11, 2006
21
32%

"A fantastic and imaginative story of the normal and freakish in the fictitious prequel to the singular photography of Diane Arbus."

Posted Nov 6, 2006
22
69%

"A slick look at the cocaine trade of the 70s/80s that made Miami the home of more homicides per capita, and more banks per square mile, than any other city in America."

Posted Oct 26, 2006
23
76%

Catch a Fire (2006)

"The rough trip of South African anti-apartheid hero Patrick Chamusso from apolitical worker to galvanized revolutionary and the brutal Afrikaner regime that tried to contain him."

Posted Oct 24, 2006
24
67%

The Bridge (2006)

"What starts as a clever documentary of Golden Gate Bridge jumpers becomes one the most compelling examinations of suicide ever put to film."

Posted Oct 23, 2006
25
94%

"Documented proof that life in the good old days of the 1960s was not all that good. The dark side of love and flowers."

Posted Oct 15, 2006
26
25%

Zerophilia (2005)

"Sexual confusion made manifest in a romantic comedy gender-bender first try by newcomer Martin Curland and a host of young faces and bodies."

Posted Oct 15, 2006
27
21%

"All the audience can do with this DOA comedy is wait for their next chance to see Robin Williams do another stand-up routine, providing a precious break in an otherwise tedious film."

Posted Oct 10, 2006
28
96%

"An inspiring look at an idea the medical establishment doesn't like grass roots pharmaceutical research."

Posted Oct 6, 2006
29
91%

The Departed (2006)

"Although there will be claims of wasted talent, Scorsese's new blockbuster wanna-be combines sizzling dialog with no-holds-barred action for this year's top-of-the-heap gangster flick"

Posted Sep 30, 2006
30
68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"A nice mix of real facts, and what could have been real facts, in a sweet look at the man of steel killed not by kryptonite, but by television."

Posted Sep 25, 2006
31
93%

Lassie (2006)

"Lassie déjà vu filmed in the magnificent British Isles with more than enough animal stampedes to enthrall an entire theatre of ten year olds, and their parents."

Posted Sep 15, 2006
32
59%

Red Doors (2005)

"Although deserving a place in the annals of dignified cinema, Georgia Lee's breakthough feature film is a snoozer."

Posted Sep 6, 2006
33
79%

""Hill Street Blues" set in Paris, Xavier Beauvois updates film noir with a gritty tale of a tough woman in a tough city."

Posted Sep 6, 2006
34
17%

Jailbait (2004)

"Photography from inside a shoe box makes for a dull film no matter how close up and personal."

Posted Aug 27, 2006
35
21%

The Quiet (2006)

"Too much quiet makes for a film too easy to sleep through. When we will get to see Camilla Belle act up?"

Posted Aug 23, 2006
36
76%

Factotum (2006)

"Matt Dillon shows his stuff in the ultimate troubled-male role of Bukowski's archetypal slacker."

Posted Aug 18, 2006
37
90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"One friend may be all it takes."

Posted Aug 12, 2006
38
75%

Gabrielle (2006)

"Marriage noir with another devastating performance by Huppert that plumbs the depths of unhinged despair."

Posted Aug 5, 2006
39
85%

The Descent (2006)

"Technical details and weak characters fail to derail the latest frontrunner in blood soaked underground horror."

Posted Aug 4, 2006
40
84%

13 Tzameti (2005)

"A taught thriller all the better for somber and distraught grayscale photography"

Posted Jul 30, 2006
41
18%

Shadowboxer (2005)

"Trained assassins do the right thing and rehash a very bad cliché at the same time."

Posted Jul 21, 2006
42
22%

"The Queen of the Indies ploughs the fertile ground of feminine self-empowerment with good vibrations for all."

Posted Jul 13, 2006
43
21%

"In summer multiplex fare, Owen Wilson does better than Cable Guy, but not much."

Posted Jul 13, 2006
44
100%

Deeper Than Y (2006)

"Deeper Than Y is a short and sweet documentary about what we are and what we may become, from them that know."

Posted Jul 11, 2006
45
70%

Heading South (2006)

"Looking for love in all the wrong places cools in the warmth of the Haitian sun."

Posted Jul 6, 2006
46
52%

"Completely over the top and proud of it."

Posted Jun 27, 2006
47
78%

"Minimalist day in the life of the angry young leaves us wondering."

Posted Jun 21, 2006
48
55%

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"Napoleon Dynamite behind the microphone, Fish puts his life on the silver screen."

Posted Jun 15, 2006
49
No Score Yet

"The condemned die a thousand deaths while awaiting execution in Iran."

Posted Jun 15, 2006
50
No Score Yet

Lockdown, USA (2006)

"Mandatory viewing for those fighting for legal reform."

Posted Jun 14, 2006

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