Radio Free Entertainment

Radio Free Entertainment is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Andrew Manning
Rating Title/Year Author
7/10 Soul Plane (2004) Andrew Manning Rowdy and funny, Soul Plane's sense of humor is often sharper than what most people would expect. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2004
8/10 Shrek 2 (2004) Andrew Manning With its Meet the Parents vibe and its twisted take on classic fairy tale standards, Shrek 2 is always entertaining and often hilarious. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2004
9/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Andrew Manning The epic cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterwork comes to a satisfying conclusion with this third and final installment. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Andrew Manning Avoids many of the pitfalls of the original by setting low goals and aiming for wholly generic, monster-horror mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 Lost in Translation (2003) Andrew Manning Quiet, solemn, and introspective, Lost in Translation conveys so much emotion with so few words. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 21 Grams (2003) Andrew Manning A trio of noteworthy performances from Watts, Del Toro, and Penn is countered by lengthy, drawn-out, non-linear storytelling that guts the film's dramatic impact. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 House of Sand and Fog (2003) Andrew Manning A balanced tale of the American Dream gone awry, made compelling by outstanding performances from Kingsley and Connelly. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 Underworld (2003) Andrew Manning Leather-clad Kate Beckinsale is smokin' hot in this stylish, action-packed showdown between the denizens of the dark. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 Bad Santa (2003) Andrew Manning Tony Cox as a hilarious, pint-sized guttermouth is the main attraction of this movie, which is somewhat more depressing than the trailers would have you believe. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
5/10 Stuck on You (2003) Andrew Manning Typical Farrelly Brothers material--no more, no less. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 Freaky Friday (2003) Andrew Manning Despite the awful history of parent/child switching movies, Freaky Friday strikes gold with funny, first-rate performances from Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Andrew Manning A ferociously disappointing and inept conclusion to a trilogy that began with such a bang. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 Cabin Fever (2002) Andrew Manning Hardly the horror masterpiece that far too many people are making it out to be. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 Bruce Almighty (2003) Andrew Manning Consistently amusing, despite being formulaic and occasionally sappy. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 Finding Nemo (2003) Andrew Manning As the voice of the forgetful Dory, Ellen DeGeneres shows us how Memento could have been a comedy in this entertaining and visually stunning family flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
1.5/10 Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) Andrew Manning I remember watching The Smurfs on TV as a kid--that doesn't mean I want to see a film with 100 shirtless, singing idiots that have been dipped in blue paint. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 The Master of Disguise (2002) Andrew Manning It is virtually impossible to watch The Master of Disguise and not feel embarrassed for stars Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, and Brent Spiner. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7/10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Andrew Manning Though generally overrated, it's a good start to what will undoubtedly become an epic film franchise. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 Training Day (2001) Andrew Manning Denzel Washington delivers a remarkable performance in this enthralling and unique tale of a corrupt cop, completely transforming himself into an unexpectedly imposing threat. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3.5/10 Queen of the Damned (2002) Andrew Manning Aaliyah steals the show as a villainous vampiric vixen in an otherwise ludicrous waste of a story. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 Pitch Black (2000) Andrew Manning A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2/10 Juwanna Mann (2002) Andrew Manning Bogus and wickedly unoriginal. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Andrew Manning Takes Tarantino's trademark brand of excessive violence in an over-the-top direction that mimics the fun but cheesy kung fu revenge films of yesteryear. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2003
3/10 Dreamcatcher (2003) Andrew Manning An awful, ludicrous blend of sci-fi and horror, crammed full of self-indulgent Stephen King gimmicks. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 American Wedding (2003) Andrew Manning Nadia is nowhere to be seen and Stifler never surrenders the spotlight in what is the weakest link of the American Pie series. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 Basic (2003) Andrew Manning Samuel L. Jackson's performance is the main reason to watch this ultimately disappointing mystery that thrives on audience deception and mass confusion. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Andrew Manning The Matrix franchise, founded on a stylish sense of cool, has suddenly reinvented itself in the nerdy image of Star Wars. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
2/10 Wrong Turn (2003) Andrew Manning If giggling hillbillies fuel your nightmares, then there's a chance you'll be rendered sleepless by this inept, wannabe horror flick. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) Andrew Manning Its inclusion of Eugene Levy and the novelty of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels impressions give this sequel an edge on its overrated predecessor. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Andrew Manning Unintentionally comical like a bad '70s slasher flick, but also enthralling in a circus freak show sort of way. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Andrew Manning Easily the most satisfying action film of a year overloaded with disappointing sequels. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 Phone Booth (2002) Andrew Manning Farrell and Sutherland deliver such strong performances that it's easy to overlook the script's melodramatic dialogue and insane lapses of reality. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 Identity (2003) Andrew Manning Highly compelling, until the story's major revelation makes you feel totally cheated. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8/10 X2 (2003) Andrew Manning Full of action, babes, story, and style--now just axe about half the cast so we can have some focus. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 Bulletproof Monk (2003) Andrew Manning Chow Yun-Fat delivers stylish action and finally shows American audiences a sense of humor, but watching Stifler get his kung fu on is just a little too hard to swallow. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
4/10 Daredevil (2003) Andrew Manning Ben Affleck as a superhero: isn't this inherently ill-conceived? EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Andrew Manning Angelina Jolie returns as video game vixen Lara Croft in a by-the-numbers sequel that is weaker than the original. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Andrew Manning The premise of teaming up famous, disparate characters of classic fiction is a lot more intriguing than what ended up as the finished cinematic product. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
4.5/10 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) Andrew Manning A lot less fun than 2000's Charlie's Angels, this sequel made for the ADD generation jumps from one thing to the next like a mongoose on crack, and yet comes up with nothing. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
2.5/10 Tears of the Sun (2003) Andrew Manning Dumbed-down, tree-hugging propaganda trying to masquerade as an action film. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 The Italian Job (2003) Andrew Manning A remarkably average heist flick that's entertaining, but completely devoid of surprises and major thrills. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 Bringing Down the House (2003) Andrew Manning Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy manage to squeeze laughs out of a totally generic, manufactured script that's drowning in odd couple formula. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 Femme Fatale (2002) Andrew Manning Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
7/10 Insomnia (2002) Andrew Manning Never reaches its full potential, but still manages to be better than the average, run-of-the-mill crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 Death to Smoochy (2002) Andrew Manning Robin Williams' manic energy is put to perfect use in this amusing and twisted comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2003
7.5/10 Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Andrew Manning A solid, entertaining bloodbath that will appease most fans of the genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2003
4/10 Hulk (2003) Andrew Manning 'You wouldn't like me when I'm boring.' EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2003
4.5/10 The Core (2003) Andrew Manning Compiles many of the worst elements of Armageddon and Deep Impact into a single, generic package. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2003
7/10 Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) Andrew Manning The wired stuntwork treads a fine line between dramatic embellishment and obvious movie magic, while Mark Dacascos turns in a formidable villain in this decent action adventure. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2003
6/10 Shanghai Knights (2003) Andrew Manning A rehash of previously seen material that still manages to be entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2003