L.A. Weekly - Rotten Tomatoes

L.A. Weekly

Tomatometer-approved publication
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
...in a summer of billionaires with robot suits and nerdy scientists with rage issues, somehow the red-skinned demon who drinks beer in the shower is the big screen superhero I can relate to the most.
Posted Jun 29, 2008
2
Sixty Six (2006)
It's cliched and gooey, but because it's English, and has Helena Bonham Carter in a rare non-gothy role, viewers may be fooled into thinking it's quirky. No.
Posted Jun 27, 2008
3
Meet the filmmaker that [Tornatore] is today -- sadomasochistic fantasist, exploiter of women and cheesy Hitchcock imitator.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
4
By keeping the tone light and the players human (Steve Coogan has a nice turn as a greasy casino host), and never, ever romanticizing the addict, Finding Amanda comes by its heartbreak honestly.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
5
Expired (2008)
Expired pretends to be a valentine to society's outcasts, but it's just one more indie comedy that mocks its characters while sucking up to its knowing audience.
Posted Jun 26, 2008
6
Highly recommended. In a world where the Best Animated Feature Oscar were not basically owned by Disney and Dreamworks, it would be a deserving champion.
Posted Jun 25, 2008
7
Fragments (2008)
A movie like this tends to come out at least once a year.
Posted Jun 25, 2008
8
Choke (2008)
Honestly, this is like the anti-SEX AND THE CITY. I liked that movie, but if you're a dude who hated it and got dragged by your girlfriend anyway, this is the appropriate payback date film.
Posted Jun 24, 2008
9
Baghead (2008)
The balance is weighted in favor of character-based laughs rather than scares, but the deadpan tone is maintained throughout
Posted Jun 23, 2008
10
Wanted (2008)
Angelina's first line in the movie is "You apologize too much." The movie itself never does
Posted Jun 20, 2008
11
12
My Winnipeg (2007)

13
Brick Lane (2008)
Sarah Gavron's tale of a young Bangladeshi woman unwillingly transplanted to London's East End is absorbing enough, moving enough and visually attractive enough to provide a perfectly acceptable night out at the movies.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
14
Who needs paranoid thrillers when we have Russia's deathless gift for autocracy as plot material?
Posted Jun 19, 2008
15
Director Michael Skolnik's generically crafted documentary on the precarious conditions of Swaziland, last functioning monarchy in Africa, is a curious mixture of banality and revelation.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
16
Mike Myers likes ice hockey. He also likes Deepak Chopra, a little bit too much. So he pulled together a bit of hockey and a whole lot of Chopra and called it a plot.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
17
[I continue] to cling stubbornly to the dowdy notion that kids deserve better than a sugarcoated portrait of our past or, for that matter, our present.
Posted Jun 19, 2008
18
Meet Bill (2008)
19
Like most British realist dramas, When Did You Last See Your Father? is stuffed with team-player acting.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
20
21
A film that views heterosexual relationships with the sensitivity of a beer commercial.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
22
The audience is herded from cliché to unintentional farce to insult-to-its-intelligence.
Posted Jun 5, 2008
23
24
King fails to grasp what he once understood: When times are hard, you don't cry poverty. You step on the gas and give the audience a show.
Posted May 29, 2008
25
Short Order (2008)
Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.
Posted May 29, 2008
26
Recount (2008)
Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.
Posted May 27, 2008
27
War, Inc. (2008)
28
Refusenik (2008)
[An] absorbing portrait of the refusenik movement of the 1960s and '70s.
Posted May 22, 2008
29
30
Surfwise (2007)
A mesmerizingly ambivalent documentary about an itinerant family of Jewish surfer-dude health nuts.
Posted May 22, 2008
31
A tale as ploddingly familiar as it is good-looking and worth telling.
Posted May 22, 2008
32
33
34
35
Reprise (2006)
A savage, funny, tender, tragic and strangely beautiful riff on being young and growing up in a broken world.
Posted May 15, 2008
36
Noise (2007)
Noise has too many warring genres on the boil and too many thoughts jockeying for supremacy.
Posted May 15, 2008
37
Writer-director Georgina Garcia Riedel's feature debut is so good for so long that it breaks the heart to watch the film lose its way.
Posted May 15, 2008
38
A pity that, other than the fights, everything else in the movie is equally bloodless.
Posted May 15, 2008
39
Vice (2008)
Writer-director Raul Sanchez Inglis tries to do several ambitious, honorable things with Vice, but for much of the action, they cancel each other out.
Posted May 8, 2008
40
41
42
Movies tell the same stories over and over, but I know of only one that evokes mourned innocence in just a three-minute slow-motion shot of a Michael Jackson impersonator and a stuffed monkey aboard a clown bike.
Posted May 8, 2008
43
I For India (2007)
44
45
46
Easily the best movie of the year, so far. Really.
Posted May 3, 2008
47
Canadian filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa has given it the old college try, but in pursuit of tact and sensitivity, he has hollowed out the novel's urgency.
Posted May 1, 2008
48
Iron Man (2008)
49
The Favor (2008)
50