Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rotten Tomatoes

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
85%

Gunner Palace (2005)

2
78%

Sin City (2005)

3
91%
4
43%

Guess Who (2005)

5
15%
6
20%

The Ring Two (2005)

"Surprisingly engrossing. "

Posted Mar 18, 2005
7
70%

Off the Map (2003)

8
96%
9
35%

Hostage (2005)

10
68%
11
84%

"A lyrical and warm film. "

Posted Mar 4, 2005
12
44%

The Jacket (2005)

13
30%

Be Cool (2005)

14
72%
15
64%
16
16%
17
46%

Constantine (2005)

18
68%
19
88%

Bad Education (2004)

20
69%

Hitch (2005)

21
10%
22
91%

"A knockout."

Posted Jan 28, 2005
23
88%

The Woodsman (2004)

"Gripping film."

Posted Jan 28, 2005
24
1%

"The acting is awful and amateurish."

Posted Jan 28, 2005
25
13%

Hide and Seek (2005)

"The film plays out slowly, with many gliding, late-night Steadicam shots down long hallways, towards closed doors, while we hear clichéd music, creaking floorboards or dripping water."

Posted Jan 28, 2005
26
90%

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

"A stunning portrait of a nimble and brave man, performing an exhausting and potentially deadly tap-dance among corrupt bureaucrats and soldiers, as he fights a relentless battle for his life and for the lives of his family, his friends and many more."

Posted Jan 21, 2005
27
60%

"A gritty, violent, fast-paced action film, bolstered by a more appealing and experienced cast than is usually found in such movies."

Posted Jan 19, 2005
28
88%

"While Hero offers a symphony of visual wonder and epic splendor, The House of Flying Daggers is a quieter chamber piece, but nearly Hero's equal in grace and beauty."

Posted Jan 14, 2005
29
83%

"It's a likable, if unspectacular, comedy about office politics and the generation gap."

Posted Jan 14, 2005
30
65%

Coach Carter (2005)

"Capable new performers surround Jackson, including young men who play a believable brand of high-flying basketball."

Posted Jan 14, 2005
31
8%

White Noise (2005)

"White Noise never gives skeptics a chance to enjoy the film. I also suspect even believers will be bored because first-time feature director Geoffrey Sax lets the film languish in static."

Posted Jan 7, 2005
32
32%

"If you join me in thinking Webber's Phantom is the most overblown, overrated musical ever, a lopsided victory of style over substance, you'll feel that way about Schumacher's film, because he's loyal to a fault to Webber's rose-tinted vision."

Posted Dec 22, 2004
33
78%

"A poignant and powerful story of passion and persistence, easily among the best films of 2004."

Posted Dec 22, 2004
34
72%

"The kids are plucky and fun, and the dark, fantasy production values come fresh from a Burton movie or a Charles Addams or Edward Gorey cartoon."

Posted Dec 17, 2004
35
83%

"It's Depp who keeps this fabulous but fragile tale alive. Beyond his perfect-sounding Scottish accent, he presents a subtle and complex Barrie who is simultaneously a playful child, a concerned adult and a freethinking artist."

Posted Dec 17, 2004
36
52%

Spanglish (2004)

"Adam Sandler and Téa Leoni are the husband and wife, but newcomer Paz Vega steals the film as Flor."

Posted Dec 17, 2004
37
25%

"In film number three, Blade has grown a little dull. (Couldn't resist)."

Posted Dec 10, 2004
38
56%

"Even more than in the first film, the plot here almost seems a distraction from what really matters -- the playful relationships, humorous asides and frat-house pranks of this Rat Pack of the New Millennium."

Posted Dec 10, 2004
39
77%

The Machinist (2004)

"It's well made and involving, and Bale is obviously committed to bringing this desperate character to life."

Posted Dec 3, 2004
40
87%

"The musicians uncorked that bottle, sending lightning all over Radio City Music Hall. Thanks to Scorsese and Fuqua, we can all catch some bolts."

Posted Dec 3, 2004
41
93%

"It is a carefully structured yet highly emotional argument against the war in Vietnam."

Posted Dec 3, 2004
42
68%

Closer (2004)

"The film is an emotional Rorschach test for viewers, suggesting a sadly diminishing role for affection and trust in modern relationships."

Posted Dec 3, 2004
43
73%

Zelary (2004)

"Offers a wide span of emotions and experiences."

Posted Nov 29, 2004
44
59%

Enduring Love (2004)

"The film balances two related themes with insight: the guilt in the aftermath of tragedy and the challenges of a relationship that moves from unwanted to ominous."

Posted Nov 29, 2004
45
53%

A Dirty Shame (2004)

"It's a marked improvement over his misguided Cecil B. Demented (2000), but falls a bit short of Pecker (1998) as the most entertaining Waters film since 1988's Hairspray."

Posted Nov 29, 2004
46
16%

Alexander (2004)

"Instead of flowing one into the other, the scenes from Alexander's extraordinary 33 years of life too often come at the filmgoer like turned pages from Ptolemy's book."

Posted Nov 23, 2004
47
76%

Being Julia (2004)

"A film whose potent payoff more than justifies its earlier meandering."

Posted Nov 19, 2004
48
96%

Sideways (2004)

"Pull the cork on Sideways and savor."

Posted Nov 12, 2004
49
27%

"Firth and Grant seem a bit less confident in their respective encores; perhaps they sense that they're repeating themselves."

Posted Nov 12, 2004
50
18%

"Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and exotic Caribbean locations are all a joy to look at. But the story that binds them together is little more than a distraction from all that eye candy."

Posted Nov 11, 2004