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Suite101.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Fred Topel, Nick Rogers, Rob Humanick
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Godzilla Raids Again (1959) Rob Humanick Unwise in investing so much time in its human characters, who are poorly drawn and never particularly compelling. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 Dust (2007) Rob Humanick For those most curious about the world around them, Dust is a revelation. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2016
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Fred Topel Goes full Herzog into the abstract and esoteric, and that's what we love about Herzog. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2016
8 out of 10 Man of Tai Chi (2013) Fred Topel Reeves has achieved Bruce Lee's vision for Game of Death. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2013
5 out of 10 Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013) Fred Topel Stoner arthouse, if you will. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2013
A- Titanic (1997) Rob Humanick The kind of mass death spectacle Michael Bay is frequently accused (and often guilty) of partaking in is much better encapsulated in Titanic's final third. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2012
8 out of 10 This Must Be the Place (2011) Fred Topel The perfect way to use Sean Penn's powers for good and not evil. He can be serious in his character and the situations are so weird we can all enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2012
3/5 The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Rob Humanick I'll grant benefit of the doubt. Right before I huddle in the fetal position and ease my fractured soul with a few hours of Fraggle Rock. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2011
3/5 Immortals (2011) Rob Humanick The fact is that Immortals would be better if it were a silent movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2011
1/5 Jack and Jill (2011) Rob Humanick Forgive my stereotyping when I observe that most of the people who were laughing were also the same folks generous enough to share their cell phones. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/5 It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) Rob Humanick In tone, it's really the predecessor of James Cameron's gung-ho sequel Aliens. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2011
5/5 It Came From Outer Space (1953) Rob Humanick If anything, a modern vantage point reaffirms how devastatingly the film hits the nail on the head. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2011
3/5 This Island Earth (1955) Rob Humanick Worth consideration from anyone who enjoys their profundity with a side of cheese. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2011
5/5 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Rob Humanick Among the most thrilling cliffhangers in all of cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2011
4/5 Red Planet Mars (1952) Rob Humanick Achieves genuine science fiction with a nearly entire absence of sci-fi subjects on screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2011
4/5 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Rob Humanick Earns its ponderous tone, and the final moments are as fitting as they are unexpected. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/5 The Killer Shrews (1959) Rob Humanick Not particularly watchable until the climax. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Rob Humanick The desolate desert imagery combined with Jack Marshall's creepy score make for a sporadically transfixing experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 The Giant Behemoth (1959) Rob Humanick Lurches forward in fits and spurts, only truly coming alive during a brief rampage sequence through London. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 The Alligator People (1959) Rob Humanick Screams and explosions ensue, and no movie was ever harmed by having a Lon Chaney on board. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 The Brain Eaters (1958) Rob Humanick The cast has their heart in the matter but this is a strictly paint-by-numbers affair. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 War of the Colossal Beast (1958) Rob Humanick The sequel is a similarly rote affair. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) Rob Humanick While Langan's work as the mentally unraveling colossal man is impressive, there's little else here save for genre bric-a-brac. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
1/5 Rodan (1957) Rob Humanick As tedious and lethargic as [the original] Godzilla was smart and engaging. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
2/5 Gog (1954) Rob Humanick A creaky experience any way you cut it. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2011
3/5 Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Rob Humanick This particular monster opus is a fling equivalent, spontaneous and brisk and giddy. Sometimes, we all can use a one night stand. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2011
4/5 Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) Rob Humanick Smarter than you'd be right in expecting a movie called Attack of the Crab Monsters to be, and this is in part because the crabs themselves are that much smarter, too. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2011
4/5 The Monolith Monsters (1957) Rob Humanick For genre buffs, climate change advocates and science junkies, The Monolith Monsters is a pitifully overlooked classic. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2011
3/5 Invaders From Mars (1953) Rob Humanick It isn't great, but it is great fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2011
4/5 The Wasp Woman (1960) Rob Humanick From the perspective of a 21st Century ... The Wasp Woman is a downright revolutionary act of scathing commentary. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3/5 Tarantula (1955) Rob Humanick The tongue-in-cheek tone would foreshadow another monster movie set in the desert, the nearly unsurpassed 1990 throwback Tremors. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2011
5/5 The Fly (1986) Rob Humanick One of the greatest, horror or otherwise. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2011
4/5 The Fly (1958) Rob Humanick The script works hard to ensure that the premise delivers without succumbing to its surface absurdity. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2011
1/5 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) Rob Humanick The lead actor looks a little like Steve Martin, which got me to thinking that digitally inserting that comedian could make something out of this imploded building of a movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
4/5 Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (1958) Rob Humanick Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman, especially one who could avoid a divorce altogether by merely stepping on you. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
3/5 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Rob Humanick Bring on the David Fincher-helmed remake. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
4/5 Klitschko (2011) Rob Humanick You don't have to be a sports fan to find poetry in their story and beauty in what these bodies are capable of. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
4/5 Warrior (2011) Rob Humanick A welcome throwback to big studio movies with heart, mind, and blood running through their veins. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
5/5 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Rob Humanick Yes kids, media was idiotic and hysterical long before the likes of Glenn Beck were around. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2011
3/5 The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) Rob Humanick Among the most underrated entries in Universal's diverse monster catalog. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2011
1/5 Revenge of the Creature (1955) Rob Humanick Less than the sum of its maddeningly redundant parts. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2011
2/5 Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) Rob Humanick The beats of the film are like overused sandpaper, too worn down and tattered to have more than a passing effect. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2011
4/5 Fiend Without a Face (1958) Rob Humanick As far as mad scientist byproducts go, they're a juggernaut. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2011
3/5 The Thing (1951) Rob Humanick Perhaps the most famous shot of the movie is also one of head-slapping irrelevance. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2011
5/5 The Atomic Submarine (1959) Rob Humanick There's so much going on in the shoestring gem that is The Atomic Submarine that it seems only incidentally science fiction. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2011
5/5 Forbidden Planet (1956) Rob Humanick The tragicomic tone would have done the Bard proud, and at even only 98 minutes, Forbidden Planet is positively epic. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2011
Gigantis, the Fire Monster (1955) Rob Humanick A frequently hilarious hodgepodge of reworked dialogue and unnecessary, often absurd changes. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2011
3/5 Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Rob Humanick Compared to the "Japoteurs" propaganda that was barely a decade out, it's an astonishing leap forward. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2011
3/5 When Worlds Collide (1951) Rob Humanick Too bad the finale plays like a greeting card you wish someone had just given you the money for instead. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2011
4/5 The Manster (1959) Rob Humanick Raw greatness that refuses to be contained by mediocre skin. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2011