Tucson Citizen

Tucson Citizen is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
C+ The Cowboy Way (1994) John Jennings Serious forgiveness has to come from the audience for the formula action sequences and the truck-sized holes in the story's logic. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
C D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) John Jennings This story is a simple rehash of every 'Karate Kid' and 'Bad News Bears' flick ever made. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
D- Blankman (1994) John Jennings 'Blankman' seems to pretty well describe the state of [co-screenwriter and leading man] Wayans' mind while he was writing this script. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
F Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) John Jennings This flick deserves a solid "D' - for being disappointing, disastrous and downright dumb. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
Beethoven's 2nd (1993) John Jennings Four fluffy fur balls of fun frolic their way across the screen and into your heart. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
B Gordy (1995) John Jennings Despite a script that is formula-based and gets a mite manipulative at times, 'Gordy' provides enough good, clean laughter and creative drive to keep the whole family entertained. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
D The Getaway (1994) John Jennings Director Roger Donaldson seems to abandon any thought of developing these characters. We quickly are led into a stereotypical shoot 'em-up that depends on an ever-rising body count to keep the audience entertained. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
D- The Specialist (1994) John Jennings 'The Specialist' is a bigger bomb than any of the explosive devices Sylvester Stallone rigs in this flick. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
A- The Shawshank Redemption (1994) John Jennings 'The Shawshank Redemption' would be just another interesting prison flick if not for Darabont's feel for good dialogue and his ability to let the camera show new and different perspectives of the prison. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
C Disclosure (1994) John Jennings With all of the big names involved in bringing this project to the screen, it would seem a long shot for it to turn out no better than mediocre. 'Disclosure' somehow manages just that. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
A Schindler's List (1993) John Jennings 'Schindler's List' is the most powerful film to come along in years. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
C Just Cause (1995) John Jennings [The screenwriters] should have thrown away the last 50 pages of the script and fleshed out the characters and situations they already had presented. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
F The Jerky Boys (1995) John Jennings Sitting through 'The Jerky Boys' is like fishing in your bathtub. No matter how long you wait and hope, there's never even the hint of a nibble. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
D Timecop (1994) John Jennings If you get a kick out of Jean-Claude Van Damme flicks, you'll probably be able to forgive the overly complex plot of "Timecop." EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
C- Dumb & Dumber (1994) John Jennings [The screenwriters] come up with plenty of bathroom-type humor that seems aimed more at snickers from fifth-graders than laughter from grown-ups. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
B Rushmore (1998) Chuck Graham What makes "Rushmore" so bracingly bittersweet is watching outgunned Max defy the obvious and rush headlong into battle, armed only with his heart. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B- The Rugrats Movie (1998) Chuck Graham Being an adult who has never seen the "Rugrats" cable TV show, it is a bit difficult to understand after seeing the movie why the No. 1-rated cable TV show - of any kind - is "Rugrats." EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
C Leave It to Beaver (1997) Chuck Graham This seems like about the right amount of plot for a TV episode. But not nearly enough for a 90minute feature. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) Chuck Graham "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is good enough to be a fun date movie or a cheap thrill with friends on a Sunday afternoon. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
C Hart's War (2002) Chuck Graham "Hart's War" keeps sounding too interesting. Trust me, it isn't. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B- Rollerball (2002) Chuck Graham What the audience gets is a defiantly brutal movie where the women are as vicious as the men. Pads whack, bones break and blood flows. Which when you think about it is a great way to relieve tension. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B Best Man (1998) Chuck Graham We get so used to Hollywood's madcap romantic comedies with their screwball setups that we forget the heart of this format is supposed to be true love. "The Best Man" not only remembers, but gives us a sermon on the matter as well. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
D Solo (1996) Chuck Graham "Solo,' an unimaginative action movie that will do nothing to enhance the reputation of the Van Peebles clan. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
D Spawn (1997) Chuck Graham After a while all a person can do is mumble "whatever" and sit back, hoping the fascination with digital imagery will do some shape-shifting into a fascination with plot and character. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B Cop Land (1997) Chuck Graham The set-up for "Cop Land" is pretty clever, and plays into society's paranoia with the same gleeful ease as "Conspiracy Theory." EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
D Red Planet (2000) Chuck Graham Some days it just doesn't pay to go to Mars. These days it doesn't pay to see a movie about Mars, either. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
B- The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999) Gabrielle Fimbres About an hour into the movie, the audience, with the attention span of a bunch of 4-year-olds, became restless. But for the most part, the children seemed enamoured of Elmo. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
C- Love Affair (1994) John Jennings [Warren] Beatty and [Annette] Bening are a couple in real life, which makes it ironic that the one thing that's lacking in this latest effort is a sense of believability about the romantic relationship. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
A- Wyatt Earp (1994) John Jennings This is a lively, lovely portrayal of a cool-headed killer for whom loyalty was the mark of a man. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) John Jennings The real Geronimo probably would consider this film, which depicts him as a noble savage, to be a wonderfully silly comedy. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
A- Toy Story (1995) John Jennings Yes, the electronically produced pictures are truly impressive, but they take a back seat to a solid story line that quietly and effectively shows youngsters how to cope with jealousy and fear, and underscores the value of friendship and loyalty. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
D+ Houseguest (1995) John Jennings This unexpected visitor scenario certainly is nothing new. With a decent script, though, Sinbad just might have pulled this thing out of its nose-dive. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
F Exit to Eden (1994) John Jennings What makes this film stink up the theater is [Gary] Marshall's inability to decide whether he is making a serious film about sexual hang-ups, or a light-hearted comedy with all sorts of gags, coincidences and pratfalls. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
C Airheads (1994) John Jennings The sappy plot, dumb dialogue and continuous overacting and over-reacting will have you asking for your money back. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
F Mixed Nuts (1994) John Jennings Goes over about as well as knock-knock jokes at a funeral. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
D+ Milk Money (1994) John Jennings Only a journeyman's directing job by Richard Benjamin keeps this thing from being a total washout. If not for some decent camera work and a good sense of cinematic pacing, this flick would totally crash and burn. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
C Rob Roy (1995) John Jennings Comes across as a watered-down version of Robin Hood, though, what we end up with is a long and rather boring movie. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
B- Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) John Jennings The Jungle Book makes for bright, interesting entertainment. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
B- Richie Rich (1994) John Jennings It would be a mistake to kiss off Richie Rich as just a kids' flick. It is lively, colorful and fun for us old fogies, too. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
B- The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) John Jennings Thanks to some outstanding casting and a respectful approach to spoofing a national television treasure, The Brady Bunch Movie is a winner. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
C Speed (1994) John Jennings After a while, you realize that there is no situation the bus can be put into that Yost's writing won't get it out of. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Chuck Graham If there is to be a sequel, as the ending promises, let's hope they either put the emphasis on dialogue or double the budget for special effects. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2018
C Monkeybone (2001) Chuck Graham There is a germ of creativity in the stop-motion animation and live action of Monkeybone. Unfortunately, this germ is not very contagious. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
B+ Saving Grace (2000) Chuck Graham Often sly, though sometimes maddeningly silly as only the English can be, this summer cinema escape is filled with good times that never rely on profanity or flatulence. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
B The Score (2001) Chuck Graham A crime caper of substance. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
B The Horse Whisperer (1998) Chuck Graham If the thought of being loved to death by a sack full of kittens is appealing, you will enjoy The Horse Whisperer. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
B My Dog Skip (2000) Chuck Graham Adults, who have known life's joys and sorrows firsthand, will be fighting back tears. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
D Hanging Up (2000) Chuck Graham This is a comedy? EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
C- The Ninth Gate (1999) Chuck Graham The Ninth Gate is so subtly told and contains such enigmatic metaphors that nobody will understand it until 2013. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2018
B Seabiscuit (2003) Chuck Graham This well-crafted movie may gallop away as summer's blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018