Harvey's Movie Review

Harvey's Movie Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication do not count toward the Tomatometer.
Rating Title/Year Author
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) Harvey O'Brien It is just too hard to have fun with this movie, and it really shouldn't be. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2003
The Book That Wrote Itself (1999) Harvey O'Brien Blurs the boundaries between vanity production and authorial tour-de-force. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
() Harvey O'Brien Unremarkable but entirely pleasant. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
Puckoon (2002) Harvey O'Brien Lacks many ineffable qualities including charm, irony, and subtlety, all of which were sorely needed to make the film work. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
Phone Booth (2002) Harvey O'Brien It is amazing that Phonebooth gets away with stretching a twenty minute short idea into a feature film without managing to feel stretched EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
Red Dragon (2002) Harvey O'Brien A terrific cast buoys a basic rendering of Thomas Harris' novel EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
Max (2002) Harvey O'Brien a thought-provoking film, and though not revolutionary, it is daring in tackling the subject it does, which makes it worthwhile EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2003
City Hunter (1993) Harvey O'Brien Frantic to a fault and including references to various popular cultural icons including the Street Fighter II video game, City Hunter manages to upstage its own exuberant star EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2003
Game of Death (1979) Harvey O'Brien disgusting, ghoulish EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2003
Return of the Dragon (1972) Harvey O'Brien It's hard to really hate the film, perhaps precisely because Lee clearly tries so hard EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2003
() Harvey O'Brien Lance Daly's no-budget feature benefits from an ironic sense of humour about itself which helps to smooth over the lack of niceties. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2003
X2 (2003) Harvey O'Brien The sequel to X-Men is an equally accomplished comic book film aimed at audiences above the age of seven EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2003
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Harvey O'Brien The faithful will receive the Word like Holy Scripture, but unbelievers will not be converted EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2003
Champion (1949) Harvey O'Brien a fairly uncompromising film with a strong polemical centre EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2003
The Pledge (2001) Harvey O'Brien a gripping adult drama which does not condescend to its audience EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2003
The Sum of All Fears (2002) Harvey O'Brien The patently absurd premise is unfortunately played with the sincerity due to it in a post 9/11 context, only with the added sanctimony of a self-satisfied neo-imperialist fantasy EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2003
Posse (1975) Harvey O'Brien a minor classic of the western from a period in which the genre was finding it difficult to survive EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2003
The Core (2003) Harvey O'Brien Oh, come on: what were you expecting? EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2003
Frailty (2002) Harvey O'Brien serious appreciation of schisms in the American moral conscience which brings visual weight to a solid script and keeps its audience riveted at almost every turn EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2003
Road to Perdition (2002) Harvey O'Brien seems to expect more of itself than was reasonable under the circumstances and invites the audience to share its anticipation EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2003
Far From Heaven (2002) Harvey O'Brien Self-conscious cinematic reconstruction of the 1950s melodrama as envisioned by Douglas Sirk. If that sentence has no meaning for you, then the film probably won't either. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2003
The Hours (2002) Harvey O'Brien not a crowd-pleaser, but those who do find a place in their hearts for it will probably love it beyond all reason EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2003
The Mapmaker (2002) Harvey O'Brien Well-intentioned but heavy-handed low-budget political thriller set in the border counties of Northern Ireland. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2003
The Heart of Me (2002) Harvey O'Brien becomes increasingly intricate and well timed as it goes, and builds to a lovely climax EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2003
Resurrection Man (1997) Harvey O'Brien an effective genre piece which sustains an atmosphere of dark horror in spite of the absence of the supernatural EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2003
The Good Thief (2002) Harvey O'Brien an essentially modest and undemanding film which may be either too wildly praised or too indiscriminately condemned for it to find its feet at the box office EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2003
Adaptation (2002) Harvey O'Brien not so much a movie as it is a thesis on screenwriting EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2003
Signs (2002) Harvey O'Brien best thought of as a quiet counterpoint to the grand spectacles of the pre-millenium years. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2003
About Schmidt (2002) Harvey O'Brien not the multiplex muncher it has been marketed to be, though it is a worthwhile viewing experience EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2003
5/5 Fail-Safe (1964) Harvey O'Brien Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2003
3/5 Jacknife (1989) Harvey O'Brien Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2003
The Banger Sisters (2002) Harvey O'Brien you are left with the impression of a movie which is less sure about what it wants to be than its characters are, undermining whatever points the director wanted to make EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2003
Chicago (2002) Harvey O'Brien Not all spectacles are equal though, and the spectacle of a film flailing desperately to win love and admiration is not unlike the story at its centre -- cautionary EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2003
Gangs of New York (2002) Harvey O'Brien An epic drowned in blood... EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2003
Bowling for Columbine (2002) Harvey O'Brien Effective but occasionally manipulative documentary polemic EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
Donnie Darko (2001) Harvey O'Brien a film with many great qualities but which is less satisfying than it is promising EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
Die Another Day (2002) Harvey O'Brien the Bond people have responded to xXx by caving in: they are now trying to imitate their own imitations EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
One Hour Photo (2002) Harvey O'Brien a fairly rewarding little movie which should please genre fans with a little more patience than your average stalk 'n' slash fan EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Harvey O'Brien might have enough legs to take the franchise to yet another big screen outing before the whole thing gets put out to pasture EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
The Good Girl (2002) Harvey O'Brien If Aniston were not in it, would you bother? EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Harvey O'Brien The fragmented narrative leaves Jackson juggling too many characters and too many stories, sometimes to the detriment of each and all of them EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
Bloody Sunday (2002) Harvey O'Brien Greengrass has delivered an undoubted stylistic tour-de-force, and has managed elements such as sound and cinematography with skill EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2002
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Harvey O'Brien Long and plodding viewing like the first. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2002
Unfaithful (2002) Harvey O'Brien Handsome but superficial EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2002
With or Without You (1999) Harvey O'Brien bland and generic to the point where there is little real reason to recommend it EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2002
Wild About Harry (2000) Harvey O'Brien pleasant enough, well acted, and generally entertaining, but not especially inspiring EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2002
Lilo & Stitch (2002) Harvey O'Brien a harmless and enjoyable little movie which, after quite a bright start, does eventually settle into the expected Disney stuff before picking up again for a sci-fi chase finale EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2002
28 Days Later (2002) Harvey O'Brien Though wildly overpraised in the press, 28 days later... is not at all bad. It combines skill and low-budget abandon in a way which makes it superior to many genre entries without offering any kind of revolution. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2002
Insomnia (2002) Harvey O'Brien a rare example of an American remake which actually improves upon its predecessor EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2002
Maeve (1982) Harvey O'Brien The film is eager to challenge and engage in discourse, though it must be said that the conversation between filmmaker and audience is pretty one-sided. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2002