Movie Eye

Movie Eye is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
1.5/4 Obsessed (2009) Frank Ochieng [An] uninspired, generic psycho-chick flick...Puerile and simplistic in its synthetic gimmickry, Obsessed oozes nothing but contempt and a cornball solution for exploiting the repetitive misogynist melodramas EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2009
2/4 The Soloist (2009) Frank Ochieng Although ambitious in its lyrical presentation, filmmaker Joe Wright's The Soloist plays a stale tune of cliched melancholy musical chairs. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2009
1.5/4 17 Again (2009) Frank Ochieng It must have taken the powers-that-be a brief 20-minute lunch session over a stale roast beef sandwich to conceive this woefully derivative teen comedy EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2009
3/4 Earth (2007) Frank Ochieng Enriching, informative and noteworthy, Earth explores the wonderment of our neighboring species and the behavioral observations that ensue in glorified curiosity. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2009
2.5/4 Crank: High Voltage (2009) Frank Ochieng Brash, outrageously inane and chaotically crafty, Crank 2: High Voltage is unapologetic in its sheer penchant for graphic-induced ribaldry as its charismatic calling card. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
1.5/4 Super Capers (2009) Frank Ochieng [A] woefully toothless send-up of superhero silliness. Indeed, Super Capers is in need of its own creative rescuing. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2009
2/4 Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Frank Ochieng In the long run, one would be advised to walk slowly and sluggishly, not race hurriedly, to the so-called new and improved findings at weak-kneed Witch Mountain. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2009
2.5/4 Alien Trespass (2009) Frank Ochieng ...gently wacky. Although breezy and sketchy on the easy laughs at times, Alien Trespass does promise to entertain for the sole purpose of its campy off-kilter makeup. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2009
3/4 Watchmen (2009) Frank Ochieng A nearly 3-hour orgy of orchestrated violent vibrancy designed to perpetuate a whole new appreciation for ambitious, unconventional superhero expositions. Robustly confrontational and impishly raw. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2009
2.5/4 Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Frank Ochieng Monsters vs. Aliens still packs a sufficient amount of jolting jocularity that is sure to satisfy the entertaining mindsets of youngsters and oldsters alike...a zesty escapist treat EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2009
1/4 Dragonball: Evolution (2009) Frank Ochieng Wong's noxious narrative is nothing more than a hyperactive hackjob that may appease some 10-year old boy grasping his Jackie Chan action figure. [A] cobbled-together canker soar of a fantasy EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2009
2.5/4 Observe and Report (2009) Frank Ochieng Hill's lopsided laugher is bizarrely charming and frothy in its impishness of impropriety...Roguishly appalling but unapologetic in its mindlessness... EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2009
2/4 Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) Frank Ochieng ...plays like a cornball extension of Miley's terminally cutesy televised vehicle. Sadly, it's not the best of both worlds for Miley Cyrus or Hannah Montana in this jagged juvenile farce. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2009
3/4 Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008) Frank Ochieng Gervasi uncovers the obscurity blanket from [these] veteran Canadian metal rockers and gives them a cinematic salute in the outrageously entertaining Anvil! EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2009
3/4 The Pope's Toilet (2005) Frank Ochieng Although not the best imaginative movie title ever to grace a matinee sign, The Pope's Toilet resonates with a distinctive warmth and sense of reality and purpose. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2009
3/4 Adventureland (2009) Frank Ochieng ...a refreshing take on "the teen turmoil scene" where the uncertainty and inherent fear of a gifted mind is explored with the legitimacy of doubt and disappointment. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2009
2/4 Fast & Furious (2009) Frank Ochieng ...pretty much contains the same high-octane hollow hedonism that has run through this routinely noisy, frenetic film franchise...this speeding-wheel spectacle has all the charm and intrigue of a shopping mall speed bump. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2009
2.5/4 I Love You, Man (2009) Frank Ochieng Indeed, there is every reason to "man-up" in warped and witty I Love You, Man that plays like a screwy The Odd Couple in a millennium zoned-out state of arrested development. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2009
1.5/4 12 Rounds (2009) Frank Ochieng Preposterous in its perverse practicality, 12 Rounds flexes its cheapened muscles more than its monosyllabic star Cena does in a 20-minute match-up on Monday Night Raw. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2009
3/4 Goodbye Solo (2008) Frank Ochieng An emotional lullaby about lost diverse souls trying to cope with the rigors of life in a confining, cultural cage of ambivalence...another tantalizing triumph for Bahrani EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2009
2.5/4 Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Frank Ochieng Roguishly insightful and quietly riveting, Happy-Go-Lucky is innocuously entertaining in its free-wheeling spirit...methodically merry-minded and meaningful... EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2008
2.5/4 What Just Happened? (2008) Frank Ochieng Although slightly scathing in its cynical look at highly paid Hollywood hacks rambunctiously jumping through artistic creative hoops, Happened is impishly on the spot in its aimless ribbing at movie wheeling-and-dealing madness. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2008
3/4 The Order of Myths (2008) Frank Ochieng [An] affectingly insightful and well-informed documentary. Myths taps into a special kind of Southern tradition%u2014with underlying racial overtones as a societal hovering factor. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2008
3.5/4 Milk (2008) Frank Ochieng Both triumphant and vastly disturbing, Van Sant's Milk is a penetrating portrait of an unconventional political figurehead immersed in the chaotic struggles of his defining times EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2008
2.5/4 Flow: For Love of Water (2008) Frank Ochieng Although meandering at times, Flow is still a serviceable documentary spouting daunting informational facts and figures about the freshwater supply threats and the perilous consequences that inevitably follow. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
3.5/4 The Wrestler (2008) Frank Ochieng Aronofsky has devised one of the most gritty and intensely authentic sports flicks in recent memory. Rourke is absorbingly raw and reflective...deeply affecting in its razor-like observations EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
3/4 Last Chance Harvey (2008) Frank Ochieng Charmingly perceptive and gently elegant in wit and warmth...Last Chance Harvey is quirky and quiet while boasting steady performances by leads Hoffman and Thompson. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2008
3/4 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) Frank Ochieng Long after the credits roll one will be rendered both empty and lifted by a bewildered family's sudden forbidden journey into the abyss of emotional darkness. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2008
1.5/4 Four Christmases (2008) Frank Ochieng Letting the hulking Vince Vaughn near a Christmas movie is just like giving a knife to your crazy drunken uncle during a seasonal family gathering--it's reckless, pointless and ultimately foolish in concept. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2008
3.5/4 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Frank Ochieng ...adventurous and exuberantly triumphant. Clearly, this underdog rags-to-riches saga percolates in originality and blistering spirit...fascinatingly lyrical and mischievous EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2008
2/4 Twilight (2008) Frank Ochieng Twilight sparkles for its intended audience of indiscriminate adolescent females. However, it will only be deemed as a softened, hackneyed horror show of synthetic affection for the rest of us. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2008
3.5/4 Wendy and Lucy (2008) Frank Ochieng [A] thoroughly contemplative and reflective small scale feature. Tender and relentlessly subdued in its low-key poignancy...quaint yet [a] gut-wrenching narrative. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2008
2.5/4 Soul Men (2008) Frank Ochieng Awkwardly sentimental but nevertheless sharply spry in song and sass, Lee's acid-tongued Soul Men certainly have something to sing about. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3/4 Role Models (2008) Frank Ochieng Wain's loopy-minded laugher does carry some credible distinction as being somewhat earnest within its snappy, obnoxious boundaries. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2008
3/4 I.O.U.S.A. (2008) Frank Ochieng [A] timely documentary...There is a sense of urgency that propels Creadon's cautionary narrative as an alarming wake-up call to financial discipline. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2008
3.5/4 The Visitor (2007) Frank Ochieng Uplifting and undeniably winning in its perceptive landscape, The Visitor is no stranger to compelling filmmaking rooted in gentleness and inspirational fortitude EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2008
1.5/4 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) Frank Ochieng The terminally cutesy Chihuahua is just another demonstratively derivative kids' narrative that barks up the wrong creative tree...[a] forgettable fleabag farce... EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2008
1.5/4 An American Carol (2008) Frank Ochieng Overall, Zucker's cinematic middle finger is about as funny as an exploding toilet seat for hemorrhoid-induced senior citizens...a dreary picture mired in sophomoric sludge. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2008
2.5/4 Eagle Eye (2008) Frank Ochieng Eagle Eye's simplistic and colorful contrivance is oddly refreshing in its preposterous exuberance...a transparent treat at best. Thoroughly rollicking and roguish... EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2008
2/4 Nights in Rodanthe (2008) Frank Ochieng ...[A] moping melodramatic malaise. Ridiculously artificial in its Cupid-driven cornucopia of sketchy endearment. [Rodanthe] has the forceful flair of an unlit wax candle. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2008
1/4 My Best Friend's Girl (2008) Frank Ochieng Raunchy and wretched...profoundly unfunny and sophomoric sludge...meaningless material that wouldn't be suitable for lining your pet parrot's birdcage. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2008
3/4 Towelhead (2007) Frank Ochieng ...[A] shocking and subversive coming-of-age melodrama. Perceptively blunt and incendiary, Towelhead is one of the most challenging cinematic efforts of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2008
3/4 Ghost Town (2008) Frank Ochieng Koepp strangely captures the cheeky charm and chippy imagination of Ghost Town that could have been deemed just another faceless formulaic fantasy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 Lakeview Terrace (2008) Frank Ochieng ...conventional but compellingly caustic...LaBute's excitable exposition is passable enough to sustain the manufactured intrigue and tension EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2008
1.5/4 The Women (2008) Frank Ochieng Lame and saturated in the dour makeup of an afternoon soap opera, The Women is a transparent chick flick standing on its shaky high heels without much support. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2008
2/4 Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys (2008) Frank Ochieng Overstuffed and self-indulgent...The Family That Preys is nothing more than a busy-minded, shifty soap opera propelled by its empty-minded sense of indignation. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 Righteous Kill (2008) Frank Ochieng ...a synthetic, spineless suspense piece that cobbles together all the familiar ingredients of sensationalistic cynicism on the gaudy backs of a sneering DeNiro and edgy Pacino EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2.5/4 Burn After Reading (2008) Frank Ochieng The Coens' brand of irreverent chuckles propels Burn After Reading as a stylistic and sassy sideshow for unredeemable rogues on the road to surrealistic scrutiny. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Frank Ochieng The Pang Brothers' remake yearns to be sensationalistic and probing but falls short in its request for a slight redemptive actioner that sizzles with moral conflict and confusion. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
1/4 Disaster Movie (2008) Frank Ochieng Pointlessly rancid and redundant...Hopefully, Disaster Movie will indeed vanish as quickly as a three-second burp at a chili-eating contest. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2008