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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bill Muller, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Jack Garner, Marshall Fine
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
8/10
Control Room (2004)
If you're interested in keeping an open mind on the still developing Iraqi saga, Control Room is a first-rate way to encounter more than one point of view.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
2
5/10
Alternately gloomy and silly stuff.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
3
6/10
A modest family film that'll be catnip for kids. Still, there's just enough Garfield 'tude (and Murray wit) to keep adults from scratching the furniture.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
4
3/10
It fights a war that was largely long-ago victorious. It's not clear why anyone thought it would be a good idea to readdress it.
Posted Jun 11, 2004
5
10/10
As magical and adventurous as ever, but perhaps just a smidgen darker than its predecessors, and deliciously foreboding.
Posted Jun 4, 2004
6
10/10
A remarkable Italian drama that elevates a thriller to the artful level of deeply affecting drama.
Posted Jun 3, 2004
7
9/10
Thanks to first-rate performances, the lovely shifts of the seasons and the resourceful, minimalist script, the film gently holds the heart -- and ultimately moves it.
Posted May 28, 2004
8
A restored print of the landmark film has been re-released, and the superbly crafted, often-unnerving film is well worth your attention.
Posted May 28, 2004
9
7/10
In the words of its star, Dennis Quaid, Emmerich has made 'the mother of all disaster movies.'
Posted May 28, 2004
10
4/10
Hudson is attractive and amusing, but the role offers little challenge.
Posted May 28, 2004
11
7/10
Offers food for thought, as well as a perverse sort of entertainment.
Posted May 21, 2004
12
7/10
Shrek 2 (2004)
Less magical and falls short of the 2001 Oscar-winning hit -- but that still leaves plenty of room for the new film to entertain.
Posted May 21, 2004
13
8/10
For American viewers, Lost Boys of Sudan not only details a great tragedy a half-a-world away, but also illuminates much that's good and bad about life in our own country.
Posted May 14, 2004
14
10/10
Stone Reader (2003)
It sends viewers running to the bookstore or the library.
Posted May 7, 2004
15
7/10
Van Helsing (2004)
If action and special effects make your day -- along with a ruggedly mysterious leading man -- Van Helsing may get you to bay at the moon, alongside the Wolf Man.
Posted May 7, 2004
16
2/10
Envy (2004)
Contrived and corny.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
17
7/10
Mean Girls (2004)
Waters keeps the film brisk, entertaining and edgy, successfully sidestepping any temptation to preach.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
18
7/10
A lovely, well-acted production.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
19
5/10
Brosnan and Moore are attractive, but there isn't much chemistry between them.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
20
6/10
Though the film is less substantial and less magical than Big, it still frames an exuberant, often-funny performance by Garner.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
21
10/10
Dogville (2003)
The daring, artistic brilliance of Dogville far outshines any negative interpretation we may have of the work. It's to be praised for inspiring varying interpretations and generating debate.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
22
6/10
Man on Fire (2004)
Such a talent pool on both sides of the camera makes much of Man on Fire well worth watching.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
23
6/10
It's a little rough around the edges, but it converts its lack of polish into a virtue and wins us over with its likable characters.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
24
4/10
The Punisher (2004)
A strange and violent blend of silliness and sadism.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
25
10/10
Kill Bill Vol. 2 is even better than Vol. 1.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
26
7/10
The Alamo (2004)
Despite much that's engrossing, the film falls short of a hoped-for epic stature.
Posted Apr 9, 2004
27
7/10
First-time director Luke Greenfield and his writers manage to blend adolescent male fantasies, modern-day teen life and the sleazy porn world in ways that surprise and amuse.
Posted Apr 9, 2004
28
4/10
Ella Enchanted simply reinforced for me how much I loved The Princess Bride. There's nothing like a pale imitation to stir up affection for a film that really got it right.
Posted Apr 9, 2004
29
10/10
Closer Walk (2004)
A challenging and often painful film.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
30
5/10
Hellboy (2004)
Hellboy is at its best in the first half. That's when we get to watch him in action. But director Guillermo del Toro ultimately allows the film to run out of steam.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
31
5/10
The writing never rises above the level of a so-so TV pilot, and Martha Coolidge's direction lacks inspiration.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
32
7/10
An artful, well-made production.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
33
8/10
A fascinating, dark mystery that echoes aspects of The Name of the Rose and TV's Cadfael.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
34
5/10
Walking Tall (2004)
All in all, it's a journeyman's enterprise, directed without much imagination by Kevin Bray.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
35
10/10
Hanks delivers a gem of pure comic inspiration.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
36
7/10
Jersey Girl (2004)
The point about parental responsibility is worth raising -- and Smith and company raise it with good humor and affection.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
37
4/10
Taking Lives (2004)
You'll jump, but then you'll feel silly.
Posted Mar 19, 2004
38
10/10
39
8/10
A well-made thriller that echoes Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King in equal measure.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
40
9/10
The performances are first-rate, especially from Girard. Arcand's direction is heartfelt and artful.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
41
7/10
Hidalgo (2004)
A rousing if occasionally overwrought adventure saga that plays like a cinematic buffet table, piled high with Seabiscuit, Bite the Bullet, Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Samurai and The Black Stallion.
Posted Mar 5, 2004
42
8/10
The actors are at the top of their comedic game, and their chemistry is undeniable.
Posted Mar 4, 2004
43
7/10
With its likable young couple, Caribbean locales and great Cuban music, Havana Nights knocks the original Dirty Dancing off the dance floor.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
44
10/10
Offers insightful, painful history and a clear demonstration that the so-called 'best and the brightest' of the JFK and LBJ years did some tragically stupid things.
Posted Feb 26, 2004
45
10/10
Using ancient languages, vivid images and visceral violence, Gibson has brought new life to one of civilization's oldest narratives.
Posted Feb 23, 2004
46
10/10
Among the handful of the greatest films ever made about mountaineering.
Posted Feb 20, 2004
47
4/10
A bland exploration of a bright concept.
Posted Feb 20, 2004
48
5/10
Offers some entertaining punches, but ultimately goes down on a split decision.
Posted Feb 20, 2004
49
8/10
The Dreamers (2004)
Marks a long-overdue return to the important themes of human connection and social commitment that run through many of Bertolucci's most memorable films.
Posted Feb 13, 2004
50
10/10
A fresh, very funny and wonderful artful enterprise.
Posted Feb 13, 2004