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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): Marshall Fine , Jack Garner , Bill Muller , Eleanor O'Sullivan
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
44%

"I need no memory loss affliction to forget 50 First Dates almost immediately."

Posted Feb 12, 2004
2
12%

"Catch That Kid? You shouldn't bother."

Posted Feb 6, 2004
3
80%

Miracle (2004)

"Miracle offers everything a filmgoer could want from a sports movie."

Posted Feb 6, 2004
4
68%

"Easily the first film's equal, if not an improvement."

Posted Feb 6, 2004
5
17%

"It's smarter and more purposeful than most teen flicks."

Posted Jan 30, 2004
6
72%

"If you're moved by great beauty or the glimpse of another world, or appreciate the subtleties of unspoken love and what inspires it, you'll respond, 'Ah, but what paint.'"

Posted Jan 29, 2004
7
16%

"Armitage and his fun cast create a spicy luau from Elmore Leonard's recipe. But they forgot the roast pig."

Posted Jan 29, 2004
8
82%

Monster (2004)

"Theron delivers a disturbing portrait of the rage, confusion, despair and self- hatred that fuel so many murders."

Posted Jan 22, 2004
9
33%

"A simpler, less cluttered narrative would have made for a more engrossing and affecting drama."

Posted Jan 22, 2004
10
52%

"Tad Hamilton! is strangely old-fashioned and naïve, and built upon tired clichés of Hollywood as the Sodom of the Pacific and rural America as the land of high values and sweet innocence."

Posted Jan 22, 2004
11
77%

The Cooler (2003)

"Clever and gritty, surprisingly sweet and shockingly violent all in one."

Posted Jan 16, 2004
12
25%

"Hoffman is especially funny in his first mainstream Hollywood comedy."

Posted Jan 16, 2004
13
23%

Torque (2004)

"A silly, souped-up melodrama without a muffler."

Posted Jan 16, 2004
14
75%

"An engrossing, deeply affecting drama."

Posted Jan 9, 2004
15
77%

Big Fish (2003)

"Just as Preston Sturges' 1940s classic Sullivan's Travels has stood as a definitive ode to the value of humor, Big Fish may survive as a strong statement on imagination."

Posted Jan 9, 2004
16
74%

"Though none of the middle-aged women will challenge the Playboy playmates of any month, their spunk and playfulness are undeniable."

Posted Jan 2, 2004
17
45%

"Nowhere near as adventuresome or artful as its famous predecessor, but it's still a vital, good-looking way to introduce the Walter Farley horse books -- and the resulting films -- to children."

Posted Dec 26, 2003
18
80%

21 Grams (2003)

"All the performances are first-rate, but it's Inarritu and his astonishing storytelling technique that will have you talking."

Posted Dec 25, 2003
19
71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"Law and Kidman meet the challenge of keeping their love story alive, even though they hardly ever share the screen. Zellweger is fabulous as the mountain girl."

Posted Dec 25, 2003
20
77%

Peter Pan (2003)

"No other version of Peter Pan has ever been as richly evocative of the lovely book illustrations of the Victorian era."

Posted Dec 25, 2003
21
89%

In America (2003)

"A richly emotional story of a family's salvation, told with heart and surprising humor."

Posted Dec 19, 2003
22
35%

"[Roberts] does what she can with the material, but is ultimately done in by the surprising lack of imagination and emotional depth in Newell's film."

Posted Dec 19, 2003
23
95%

"The Lord of the Rings may sing the praises of kings and wizards, but it champions the courage, brotherhood and dignity of the common man (even if he is a Hobbit)."

Posted Dec 17, 2003
24
71%

"A witty, effervescent romantic comedy that makes maximum use of the comic talents of Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton."

Posted Dec 11, 2003
25
37%

Sylvia (2003)

"Paltrow moves us as Plath, bringing poignant humanity to the character."

Posted Dec 11, 2003
26
61%

Stuck on You (2003)

"If you like your Farrelly brothers' films outrageous and offensive, you won't be stuck on Stuck on You. You'll only be shocked at how inoffensive the film tries to be."

Posted Dec 11, 2003
27
79%

Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)

"It'll never happen with a movie this off the wall, but Campbell's version of an elderly Elvis actually deserves Oscar consideration -- it's that on-the-money real, hilarious and strangely touching."

Posted Dec 5, 2003
28
66%

"Tom Cruise stars at his forceful, charismatic best, while director Edward Zwick contributes the sort of sensitivity and power he brought to Glory."

Posted Dec 5, 2003
29
21%

Honey (2003)

"Honey is naturally sweet, but a little sticky."

Posted Dec 5, 2003
30
39%

"[Downey's] portrayal is engaging, witty and affecting -- and so is the film."

Posted Nov 26, 2003
31
13%

"Haunted is much more loyal to the original amusement attraction than the freewheeling and more imaginative Pirates film, which is good for nostalgia but not especially good for storytelling."

Posted Nov 26, 2003
32
78%

Bad Santa (2003)

"A raunchy romp for adults who enjoy a hint of perversion, especially if they're ready for the cotton-candy sweetness of Christmas to be spiked with 100-proof bourbon."

Posted Nov 26, 2003
33
11%

Timeline (2003)

"The characters are such cardboard cutouts and the plot so thin, you'll wish the Monty Python gang could come and wreak havoc on the film."

Posted Nov 26, 2003
34
58%

The Missing (2003)

"A lean, efficient film that owes as much to the influence of Clint Eastwood as Ford."

Posted Nov 26, 2003
35
91%

"Shattered Glass joins the ranks of first-rate media films, with an authenticity and sense of drama that makes it among the most effective of the genre since All the President's Men."

Posted Nov 21, 2003
36
10%

"A clunky enterprise that shifts tones willy-nilly, jumping from snippets of Seuss poetry to baser forms of humor, including gross-out toilet jokes and even a few misplaced bits of sexual innuendo."

Posted Nov 21, 2003
37
14%

Gothika (2003)

"Gothika doesn't have much substance, like the ghosts it celebrates, but it does have style."

Posted Nov 21, 2003
38
85%

"When your character is called master and commander, you'd better be a take-charge guy. That's Russell Crowe from stem to stern in Peter Weir's grand sea epic, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."

Posted Nov 14, 2003
39
57%

"Looney Tunes have always offered the smartest, most hip and sophisticated of all cartoon comedy, and that's generally true here as well."

Posted Nov 13, 2003
40
43%

"Though not quite as dramatically compelling as one might have hoped, The Human Stain remains a challenging, thought-provoking film, buoyed with finely crafted performances."

Posted Nov 13, 2003
41
95%

"Witty and engrossing."

Posted Nov 13, 2003
42
84%

"The performances are all first-rate."

Posted Nov 7, 2003
43
84%

Elf (2003)

"Thanks to the sweet purity of Ferrell's portrayal -- and the script's fresh approach to time-worn traditions involving Santa and the Christmas spirit -- Elf might just qualify as a holiday perennial."

Posted Nov 7, 2003
44
63%

Love Actually (2003)

"All too rare is the holiday film that not only makes you feel good, but also is good. Love Actually works."

Posted Nov 7, 2003
45
36%

"Spins an appropriate conclusion to the murky man-vs.- machines saga."

Posted Nov 5, 2003
46
34%

In the Cut (2003)

"Jane Campion's In the Cut is all mood -- and almost no meaning."

Posted Oct 31, 2003
47
38%

Brother Bear (2003)

"It feels like the moviemakers went through the motions because it's time again for a holiday season cartoon for the little ones."

Posted Oct 31, 2003
48
58%

"Displays a succinct sensitivity making it [Sayles'] best film since Lone Star."

Posted Oct 24, 2003
49
82%

"The 3-D work is extremely effective, giving us a realistic, close-up view of insects unlike anything previously viewed."

Posted Oct 24, 2003
50
36%

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

"The scattergun humor occasionally hits the broad targets -- and sometimes misses by a mile."

Posted Oct 24, 2003