Old School Reviews

Old School Reviews is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): John A. Nesbit
Rating Title/Year Author
C- Brothers in Arms (2004) John A. Nesbit The talking heads format just doesn't make for compelling film, despite its timeliness. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2015
A- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) John A. Nesbit it first seduces and then repulses EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2013
B+ Yossi (2012) John A. Nesbit a very real portrait of a man on the verge of accepting himself EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2013
B Wadjda (2012) John A. Nesbit Unveils rarely seen glimpses of Saudi culture EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2013
C- Salinger (2013) John A. Nesbit a work that Holden Caufield would describe as a phony piece of crap. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2013
B Fantasia 2000 (2000) John A. Nesbit balance in animation styles EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2013
B One Night (2012) John A. Nesbit unforgettable portrait of Havana--away from the tourist haunts and into its back streets EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2013
A Short Term 12 (2013) John A. Nesbit deals honestly with very real issues EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2013
B+ The Grandmaster (2013) John A. Nesbit emphasizes emotional restraint and understatement EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2013
B One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das (2012) John A. Nesbit no one can doubt the sincerity of the filmmaker or subject EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2013
B Blackfish (2013) John A. Nesbit likely to never again buy a ticket to a marine theme park again EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2013
A Fruitvale Station (2013) John A. Nesbit does something more radical ... humanizes the protagonist EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2013
C Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) John A. Nesbit Instead of rolling out historical content like a mighty stream, it only trickles weakly EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2013
A Babette's Feast (1987) John A. Nesbit essentially a fable ... stands the test of time EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2013
F Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) John A. Nesbit worst film ever EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2013
B- Valley Girl (1983) John A. Nesbit homage to the 1980s EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2013
C U-571 (2000) John A. Nesbit ... more like a Star Trek television episode EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2013
B The Straight Story (1999) John A. Nesbit look and feel of a foreign film EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2013
C Tommy Boy (1995) John A. Nesbit re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2013
B- Washington Heights (2002) John A. Nesbit may inspire some to get off at 191st street EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B- Walk the Line (2005) John A. Nesbit the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2013
C Man of Steel (2013) John A. Nesbit Re-booting the franchise is fraught with Kryptonite, however. And the filmmakers paralyze the audience with repetitive fight sequences EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2013
B Witnesses (2003) John A. Nesbit revisits Kurosawa's Rashoman structure EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2013
B And Your Mother Too (2001) John A. Nesbit fresh and alive EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2013
A- Slaughterhouse Five (1972) John A. Nesbit provocative EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2013
C Stone Reader (2002) John A. Nesbit weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2013
C+ Shaft (2000) John A. Nesbit doesn't have the same historical impact as the original .... but entertaining EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2013
B Kon-Tiki (2012) John A. Nesbit a credible account EDIT
Posted May 25, 2013
B Sideways (2004) John A. Nesbit Payne's most enjoyable movie since Election EDIT
Posted May 24, 2013
B Shadow of the Vampire (2000) John A. Nesbit shines forth as a labor of love EDIT
Posted May 24, 2013
C Rules of Engagement (2000) John A. Nesbit Something is missing EDIT
Posted May 19, 2013
C Seabiscuit (2003) John A. Nesbit promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay EDIT
Posted May 19, 2013
B The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) John A. Nesbit among the most provocative releases of the year EDIT
Posted May 14, 2013
B Saved! (2004) John A. Nesbit The real value lies with what its audience does afterwards EDIT
Posted May 5, 2013
C+ Scary Movie (2000) John A. Nesbit mindless fun EDIT
Posted May 5, 2013
C 42 (2013) John A. Nesbit a script that touches the well known base paths of Robinson lore without penetrating the man's heart EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2013
D+ Pollock (2000) John A. Nesbit a plodding glimpse of the latter part of Jackson Pollock's life EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2013
D Psycho (1998) John A. Nesbit failed project EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2013
B Adaminte Makan Abu (2011) John A. Nesbit a graceful, gentle reminder about basic human goodness EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2013
B Room 237 (2012) John A. Nesbit Kubrick fans and movie geeks will want to check this film out as soon as possible EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2013
B Pink Flamingos (1972) John A. Nesbit Waters demonstrates visual talent and entertains EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C The Perfect Son (2000) John A. Nesbit goes through the motions to hit all the politically correct notes EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2013
C Side Effects (2013) John A. Nesbit turns out to be a psychological thriller that uses pharmaceuticals as the MacGuffin EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2013
A- Mother Teresa (1986) John A. Nesbit ...shows her in action EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2013
C The Phantom of the Opera (2004) John A. Nesbit cinematically translated Webber's musical adaptation as well as humanly possible, EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2013
B+ Pi (1998) John A. Nesbit a real treat EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2013
B Black Girl (1966) John A. Nesbit first major feature to surface in Africa EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2013
A Paths of Glory (1957) John A. Nesbit profound, poignant, and eloquent EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2013
C- The Patriot (2000) John A. Nesbit has its moments EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2013
A Amour (2012) John A. Nesbit unforgettable portrait of old age EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2013