World Voice News

World Voice News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Frank Ochieng
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 The Tree of Life (2008) Frank Ochieng ...absorbing, mysterious, lyrical and distinctively titillating...a moody masterpiece that is thrillingly alarming...[a] tale of wandering hedonism and anguish EDIT
Posted May 5, 2008
4/4 Taxi to the Dark Side (2007) Frank Ochieng Utterly engrossing and captivating in its inquisitive scope. Provocative and polarizing, Taxi invites us to eavesdrop on a movement of mistrust and mischievous mayhem EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2008
2/4 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Frank Ochieng Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins feels like a rudimentary retread of previously outrageous "black attack" farces... needlessly cluttered, unfocused and pointless... EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2008
2/4 Mad Money (2008) Frank Ochieng [A] pointless payday for director Khourie's banal blank check comedy...a straining pseudo-hysterical heist flick that has all the giddy appeal of an empty bank draft. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2008
3.5/4 Starting Out in the Evening (2007) Frank Ochieng Wagner's penetrating narrative is poetically stimulating in its smart approach to its dialogue-driven excellence and standout performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2007
2/4 Margot at the Wedding (2007) Frank Ochieng Synthetically dull, manipulative and emotionally clunky, Baumbach's mawkish melodrama is a pretentious and garrulous character study that sits idly in its moping gibberish. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3/4 Juno (2007) Frank Ochieng Cunningly perceptive and hip in its irresistible skepticism about the comforts and uncertainties of love, Juno is enchantingly bright and breezy in its effecting resonance. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2007
3/4 A Mighty Heart (2007) Frank Ochieng Absorbingly touching and terrifying, A Mighty Heart is an intimate film but has the gutsy and reflective ingredients of sorrow, introspection and outrage. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2007
2/4 Bee Movie (2007) Frank Ochieng A spelling bee. A busy bee. A killer bee. But a Seinfeld bee? Sorry Jerry, your hapless honey-seeking hero doesn't create much of an animated buzz. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2007
3/4 American Gangster (2007) Frank Ochieng American Gangster dares to look in the menacing mirror and reflect the scabrous priorities that define some handsomely yet disillusion others hauntingly. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2007
1.5/4 Saw IV (2007) Frank Ochieng Stultifying in its pseudo-sensationalistic schlock, this numbingly and nightmarish narrative has no legitimate creepy conviction beyond flexing its meaningless, morose muscles EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2.5/4 Dan in Real Life (2007) Frank Ochieng Heartwarming, quirky and quietly affecting...the overall package is peppered with an easy-going dosage of reflective schmaltz...warm, inviting and actively spirited... EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2007
2/4 Rendition (2007) Frank Ochieng ...housing top-notch actors and their hefty paychecks but nothing else beyond the obviousness of the melodramatic malarkey it spouts with empty conviction. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2007
3/4 Gone Baby Gone (2007) Frank Ochieng [A] tortured morality play that takes place on the salacious sidewalks where bluebloods and bombastic blue-collared souls equally pound the pavement in cynical unity. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2007
2.5/4 30 Days of Night (2007) Frank Ochieng Bleak, bombastic and belligerent, Slade's blood-busting bohemians will indeed take a caustic chunk out of your imaginative horrifying souls. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3/4 Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) Frank Ochieng Surprisingly, this insightful tearjerker is padded with expressive layers well beyond the average made-for-television sentiments because of the penetrating performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2007
1.5/4 The Comebacks (2007) Frank Ochieng Let's face it, folks...we need another repetitive spoof movie like a piglet needs dirty fingernails...never registers beyond aping its lazy connect-the-dots jocularity. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2007
2/4 The Final Season (2007) Frank Ochieng Inspirational but overly cliched with its pseudo-earnestness...In short, this heartland-based hokum about a high school baseball team is definitely corn off the cob. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2007
3/4 Why Did I Get Married? (2007) Frank Ochieng Lyrical and reflective, Married is an entertaining inquiry into that everlasting hunt for elusive marital bliss and the empty-hearted casualties that are all too familiar with its unpredictability. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2007
2/4 We Own the Night (2007) Frank Ochieng A sluggishly regurgitation of the noteworthy 70's-style cop dramas. The nocturnal naughtiness behind Gray's mean streets saga begs for a compelling ounce of creative daylight EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2007
2/4 Across the Universe (2007) Frank Ochieng Somehow, the Beatles' precious diamonds are glaringly missing from Lucy's sky if not in Julie's unevenly charismatic but cluttered and customary Universe. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2007
1.5/4 Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) Frank Ochieng Extinction is basically a robotic and wretched screen-sized visual video game that never challenges or stimulates the audience's rush for genuine outrageous freakiness. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2007
3.5/4 Control (2007) Frank Ochieng [An] intimate look at a tragic footnote in entertainment. A moody yet strangely melodic concoction about creativity and confusion in an overwhelming abyss of artistic isolation EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2007
2/4 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) Frank Ochieng Cunningham's scope is myopic and minimal in a mystical yet meandering piece of malarkey that masquerades as a long-winded Tolkien treasure hunt for teenage thrill-seekers. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2007
1.5/4 The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Frank Ochieng The Farrellys' The Heartbreak Kid is a seemingly sketchy and erratic farce that begs for some of the wayward cinematic siblings' trademark outlandish quirkiness. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2007
2/4 Feast of Love (2007) Frank Ochieng Feast does nothing concrete to make us embrace this uneven romancer that has all the giddy spirit of a melted box of chocolates. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2007
2/4 The Game Plan (2007) Frank Ochieng Sappy and simplistic, The Game Plan belongs on the sidelines of stale cotton candy creativity. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2007
3/4 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Frank Ochieng Aside from the movie's mouthful title, this [is a] contemplative and carousing exposition. [The] prairie-induced pathos is plenty to digest with absolute reverence. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2007
1.5/4 Good Luck Chuck (2007) Frank Ochieng [A] fetid romantic comedy...In short, if it weren't for bad Luck then the chump Chuck wouldn't have any cinematic luck at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2007
2/4 The Brave One (2007) Frank Ochieng Jordan's Brave delves into a showy yet sluggish crime drama that incorporates all the cliched parts of a fatalistic fantasy audiences have seen over and over. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2007