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EURWeb is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Kam Williams
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Dead Man Down (2013) Kam Williams Though the wheels gradually come off the increasingly-preposterous production, all is forgiven on account of the convoluted adventure's compelling storyline, arresting special f/x, and satisfying, if farfetched resolution. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2013
3.5/4 Cadillac Records (2008) Kam Williams Highly recommended musical melodrama revisits rise of Chess Records, despite the glaring omission of Aretha who recorded her very first album with legendary company in 1956. How about showing the Queen of Soul a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T? EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2008
3.5/4 Hallam Foe (2007) Kam Williams Jamie Bell in his most memorable outing since Billy Elliot, as a Peeping Tom acting upon Oedipal urges in a dysfunctional family drama from Scotland. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2008
1/4 The Exiles (1961) Kam Williams Best if approached as a nostalgic curiosity shot a half century ago rather than as a conventional flick offering a satisfying cinematic experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2008
4/4 Forgiveness (2004) Kam Williams More truth than reconciliation in post-Apartheid revenge flick. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2008
4/4 I'm Through With White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks) (2007) Kam Williams Alternately entertaining and enlightening, this hilariously funny flick is proof positive that it's possible to shoot a sophisticated romantic romp on a shoe-string budget. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2008
4/4 Constantine's Sword (2007) Kam Williams A powerful documentary which makes the case that the faith-based fanaticism that has destabilized the planet has been fueled as much by the West as by radical Islam. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2008
3/4 Blackout (2007) Kam Williams A well-crafted, slice-of-life saga which amply illustrates how easily matters might go from bad to worse in the already-overburdened inner-city when disaster strikes in the 'hood. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2008
2/4 Semi-Pro (2008) Kam Williams True to the Will Ferrell formula, going for the joke trumps plot and character development at every turn, with the trademark humor coming via nonsensical slapstick and such Seventies-era fashion statements as cotton-candy afros and loathsome leisure suit EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2008
3.5/4 Excellent Cadavers (2005) Kam Williams Bittersweet bio-pic pays tribute to two a couple of Italian prosecutors crazy enough to take on the mob. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2008
3/4 () Kam Williams Though the IRS-entangled Wesley Snipes still remains too associated with the role to be forgotten, Sticky Fingaz certainly held his own over the course of the year he was entrusted with the franchise. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2008
3/4 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Kam Williams The Un-Juno. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2008
1/4 Good Luck Chuck (2007) Kam Williams A transparent excuse for a constant parade of topless females eager to assume a compromising position. The only thing missing was a cheesy porn soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2008
2/4 The Perfect Holiday (2007) Kam Williams Be grateful that Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut have the wherewithal to elevate a mediocre script. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2007
1/4 Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Kam Williams Britain's most-beloved mute behaving like a buffoon while vacationing in France. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2007
1/4 Redacted (2007) Kam Williams Perhaps Brian De Palma was too blinded by his undoubtedly fervent feelings about the Bush Administration's bungling of the invasion and occupation to make an honest appraisal of his message movie's abundance of technical flaws. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2007
2.5/4 The Kingdom (2007) Kam Williams A combination flick, part psychological thriller, part pyrotechnic patriotic spectacular, which works somehow despite considerable conceptual flaws. Sweet revenge in the desert! EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2007
4/4 Desert Bayou (2006) Kam Williams A damning documentary which exposes FEMA's wholesale failings while depicting a nation still deep in denial and willing to look the other way despite the ongoing suffering of a long-marginalized segment of society. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2007
3/4 Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof (2007) Kam Williams Deliberately designed to look like a low-grade B-flick from the Fifties, this slasher adventure from Quentin Tarantino is a guaranteed treat for that rare film fan nostalgic about the worst era in cinema. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2007
4/4 49 Up (2005) Kam Williams Time-lapse cinematography taken at seven year intervals. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2007
2/4 Confessions of a Call Girl (2006) Kam Williams Confessions of a Call Girl lands in this critic's 'It's so bad it's good' file because the characters are so laughably cartoonish and because Tamala Jones never gets tired of baring her curvaceous booty and cannonball implants for the camera. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2007
4/4 Superbad (2007) Kam Williams A relentlessly-raunchy cross between American Pie and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, a laugh out loud teensploit that's every bit as funny as either of those classics. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2007
1/4 Unaccompanied Minors (2006) Kam Williams Predigested drivel. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2/4 Crossing the Line (2006) Kam Williams Not exactly compelling stuff, especially if you caught the recent 60 Minutes segment about this traitor which covered substantially the same ground. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2007
4/4 El cantante (2006) Kam Williams Certain to evoke a few tears from Fania fans with feelings of nostalgia for the bygone era. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2007
4/4 Summer '04 (2006) Kam Williams As twisted and steamy a psychological thriller as you could hope to find, provided you're not put off by the pedophilia coursing through this intriguing romantic roundelay. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
0/4 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) Kam Williams Adam Sandler and Kevin James ought to be ashamed to be associated with the cinematic equivalent of gay bashing. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2007
4/4 () Kam Williams What is most remarkable about these Asian-American stand-up comics' sophisticated brand of humor is that most manage to be hilarious without referring to themselves in a disparaging fashion. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2007
2/4 Last Stand (2007) Kam Williams To the extent that you can ignore the jokes in The Last Stand, you'll likely appreciate the rest of Parr's otherwise well-crafted, multi-layered mystery. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2007
4/4 Dynamite Warrior (2006) Kam Williams Puts the fun back into Kung Fu. And Zen some. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2007
4/4 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman (2006) Kam Williams Curiously, like a compelling cross of Annie Hall and Erica Jong, it is the globetrotting Fox who emerges as the most empathetic and elegant figure by film's end, in spite of her warts-and-all confessional style. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
4/4 Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006) Kam Williams Fascinating stuff, but this portrait of these scary 'altar boys' is probably the last thing that Haiti's Board of Tourism wants to see in circulation. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2007
3.5/4 Transformers (2007) Kam Williams Gets this critic's seal of approval as another overblown Michael Bay extravaganza, for it succeeds in bringing a cornucopia of beloved robots to life for a concatenation of epic battles worthy of a bombastic summer blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2007
4/4 Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Kam Williams If you only see one film this summer, you need to get out more. But make this the one you choose. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2007
2/4 Gray Matters (2006) Kam Williams Despite being bogged down by several distracting, extended dance numbers, this zany farce has just enough momentum and surprises along the way to hold one's interest for the duration. But it'll help immeasurably if you're a devotee of daytime soap operas. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2007
1.5/4 Evan Almighty (2007) Kam Williams A faith-based, corporate-sponsored, family comedy for folks who don't mind having a familiar Biblical tale about sin overhauled into a contemporary allegory about saving the environment. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2007
4/4 () Kam Williams This classic series holds up, because everybody enjoys timeless, classic bad B-flicks, especially when you can sit back and relax since somebody else already went to the trouble of poking fun at them for you. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2007
4/4 () Kam Williams Despite death threats, in this revealing expose' former 'Economic Hit Man' John Perkins details exactly how America goes about cheating less powerful nations, exploiting their citizens while helping itself to their natural resources. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2007
4/4 Ali's Dozen (2007) Kam Williams Film focuses on the pivotal round in 12 different fights which best help highlight Muhammad ali's brilliance inside the ring, where he exhibited a guile and grace unmatched either before or since. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2007
0/4 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Kam Williams The worst comic book adaptation since, well, since Fantastic Four 1. An unimaginative disaster that takes forever to end, as if the celluloid is being stretched by Mr. Fantastic to make the movie last ten times longer than ninety minutes. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2007
3/4 () Kam Williams Best remembered for launching the careers of John Travolta and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, this sitcom revolved around juvenile delinquents cutting-up while their flabbergasted teacher attempted to impart his pearls of wisdom. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2007
1.5/4 The Gronholm Method (2005) Kam Williams Ostensibly-inspired by The Apprentice, what this reality movie's missing most is a cocky host with a cotton candy-colored comb-over. How do you say, 'You're fired!' in Spanish. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2007
1/4 Flip the Script (2005) Kam Williams Pardon me for expecting African-American fare to be far more sophisticated than the new millennium's equivalent of Amos & Andy, complete with Kingfish-quality buffoonery and an array of other degenerate coons. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2007
2/4 Rain (2006) Kam Williams A formulaic soap opera likely to resonate only with fans of romance novels, though men might enjoy the multi-faceted performance of the magnetic Brooklyn Sudano. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2007
3/4 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Kam Williams Who cares that this blockbuster is an incoherent, overplotted mess, when it comes stocked with a charismatic protagonist plus enough swashbuckling action and spooky special f/x to make you forget the fact that the story is impossible to keep straight? EDIT
Posted May 27, 2007
4/4 A/K/A Tommy Chong (2005) Kam Williams A very scary documentary illustrating the carte blanche accorded Big Brother by the Patriot Act EDIT
Posted May 24, 2007
1/4 Preaching to the Choir (2005) Kam Williams A blasphemous blaxploit! EDIT
Posted May 24, 2007
4/4 () Kam Williams An eye-opening expose' on the evils of slavery which forced the U.S. to face that long-suppressed aspect of its legacy. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2007
2/4 Shrek the Third (2007) Kam Williams Enough projectile vomit, fart and poop jokes to keep kids of any age enthralled for ninety-minutes. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2007
0/4 Spark (1999) Kam Williams Shot on the cheap in what appears to be an abandoned ghost town, it looks like the only thing they bothered to budget for was cuss words. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2007