Apollo Guide

Tomatometer-approved publication
Rating Title/Year Author
83/100 Homicide (1991) Jaime N. Christley The experience of spending time with the 'Homicide' team is so pleasurable that it's disappointing to be reminded of the stringent requirements of "plot" and "resolution." EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
80/100 A Feast at Midnight (1995) Diane Selkirk Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
58/100 Promised Land (1987) Janet Branagan Capable, believable performances cannot make up for a plot that is simply not there. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
58/100 Bodywork (2000) Wesley Lovell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
31/100 () Janet Branagan Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
69/100 Stranded (2002) Ryan Cracknell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
18/100 Longshot (2001) Ryan Cracknell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
24/100 The Crimson Code (2000) Ryan Cracknell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
77/100 James and the Giant Peach (1996) Dan Jardine Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
42/100 High Explosive (2000) Ryan Cracknell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
21/100 Un Peligroso Rescate (2000) Wesley Lovell It's hard to imagine anyone finding this movie entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
71/100 Alexandria... Why? (1979) Dan Jardine Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
64/100 Jack Frost (1998) Chris Kaynes Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
38/100 The Prophet's Game (1999) Dan Jardine Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
33/100 Merchant of Death (1997) Dan Jardine Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
59/100 Chicks, Man (1999) Janet Branagan Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2011
55/100 Circus Boys (1989) Jamie Gillies Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2011
74/100 The Princess and the Frog (2009) Brian Webster The result is a pretty standard old-style Disney story -- of damsel up against exotic challenges -- that's very nicely spiced up by its unique setting. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2010
20/100 Cypress Edge (1997) Jaime N. Christley Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2010
93/100 Red Beard (1965) Dan Jardine Something for everyone. A masterpiece, and with Kurosawa that's really saying something. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2010
53/100 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) Brian Webster I never thought the day would come where I'd wish I were watching Scooby-Doo rather than what's actually onscreen. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2010
78/100 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Brian Webster Funny, eccentric and great-looking, Fantastic Mr. Fox is utterly unique and highly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2010
71/100 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004) Jamie Gillies Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2010
83/100 I Killed My Mother (2009) Dan Jardine Xavier Dolan has done at 19 what most of us will never accomplish: produce a legitimate work of art that communicates to us in innovative, challenging and affecting ways. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2010
73/100 Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) Brian Webster If you've got the slightest interest in Jackson's music, then this is the movie for you. If you want to learn the truth about the icon, then you're looking at the wrong film. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2010
87/100 Come and See (1985) Dan Jardine a helluva journey, told with with brutal bluntness and numbing, unflinching realism. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2010
63/100 The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Jamie Gillies Apart from the close ups of the lead actresses in 16th century garb, this movie is recommended only to soap opera aficionados and lovers of corsets. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2010
63/100 Surrogates (2009) Brian Webster Sure, it's made capably, in a technical sense. But it's banal, utterly predictable and often quite stupid. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2010
88/100 Silent Light (2007) Dan Jardine A beautiful, thoughtful and haunting film EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2010
73/100 The Lovely Bones (2009) Brian Webster Peter Jackson is anything but a good fit to direct this story, as his well-intentioned efforts at conveying transcendence sometimes look and feel phony. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2010
71/100 Extract (2009) Brian Webster Mike Judge's nuggets are often enjoyable enough for us to want to ignore the fact that Extract really doesn't work particularly well in its totality. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2010
89/100 Chop Shop (2007) Dan Jardine A film brimming with humanity. Gritty, smart, attentive and truthful. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2010
82/100 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Dan Jardine A slew of terrific performances help to elevate Wilder's twist-ridden courtroom drama above your standard fare in the genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2010
80/100 A Walk to Beautiful (2007) Dan Jardine A powerful, resonant, cautionary tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2009
89/100 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) Dan Jardine The fellas in Leone's films are seething cesspools of hatred and frustration whose only satisfaction-however fleeting-is found in pursuit and acquisition of money EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2009
76/100 Sherlock Holmes (2009) Dan Jardine The film does what it sets out to do, re-establish Holmes as a cinematic hero worth knowing and watching. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2009
85/100 Up (2009) Dan Jardine One of Pixar's most emotionally satisfying creations. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
68/100 The Hurt Locker (2008) Dan Jardine Bigelow displays a fine Hitchcockian skill set, but her politics are muddy-headed at best. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2009
55/100 Cloverfield (2008) Jamie Gillies Memorable neither for its special effects nor the gimmickry of the hand-held camera. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2009
73/100 Brüno (2009) Brian Webster You can watch Bruno purely as outrageousness or you can view it while pondering where the line is - or should be - between incisive social commentary and misanthropy. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2009
81/100 I Love You, Man (2009) Jamie Gillies With discussions of music, relationships, aging and growing up, it acts like a latter-day Lemmon - Matthau comedy, with a sadness underneath that makes it authentic. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2009
86/100 Up (2009) Brian Webster A joyous, wacky, sometimes bittersweet story of love, loss and making your dreams come true, Up does what Pixar movies usually do %u2013 it far exceeds our expectations. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
68/100 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Brian Webster I'm mystified by those who find these characters appealing. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2009
69/100 The Proposal (2009) Brian Webster It's not awful, certainly not memorable and - despite the words of at least one quote whore - it's not "the year's best comedy." EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2009
57/100 Commando (1985) Jamie Gillies It might have been fun to watch when I was nine, but knowing what I know now, it is a horribly offensive film. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2009
85/100 Defiance (2008) Jamie Gillies This is not an easy film to watch, as it describes the horrors of war with neither sympathetic nor maudlin touches. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2009
80/100 Winged Migration (2001) Jamie Gillies Filmed with exceptional care and remarkable photographic ingenuity, no other nature documentary is as personal and as close-up as this one to the peculiarities of birds. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2009
66/100 Chéri (2009) Brian Webster Scene after scene unfolds, with colourful costumes, attractive sets, knowing glances and innuendo, but also a feeling that this is a pedestrian read-through of a stage play. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2009
62/100 Untraceable (2008) Jamie Gillies Untraceable is prototype Internet conspiracy drivel, with a hackneyed plot years too late and a simple premise of good cops and innocents against sickos. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2009
64/100 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) Brian Webster Clearly, one person's authentic homage is another person's overwrought teeth-gnashing fest, as Branagh's film never hesitates to slop on the melodramatic mustard. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2009