New Times - Rotten Tomatoes

New Times

All reviews published on New Times always count toward the Tomatometer score because it is a Tomato-approved publication.
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Ice Princess (2005)
Though Disney's incessant promotion of Hilary Duff has made casual moviegoers run from teen-girl flicks as fast as they can, Ice Princess may bring a few back.
Posted Apr 8, 2005
2
5/5
Even as a cynical, anti-romantic teen, I loved this movie.
Posted Apr 8, 2005
3
Ethan Mao (2004)
For a low-budget indie with no special effects, Ethan Mao is a treat to look at.
Posted Apr 8, 2005
4
Off the Map (2003)
There's very scant plot here; rather, it feels like a sort of escapist fantasy for celebrities in the big city who get tired of all the people surrounding them.
Posted Apr 8, 2005
5
3/5
Not as bad as you'd expect
Posted Mar 9, 2005
6
It doesn't seem like we have any good answers for them. But we could start by paying attention to their stories.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
7
The Jacket (2005)
the first great film of 2005
Posted Mar 3, 2005
8
Wong has a reputation for slow-moving mood pieces in which very little happens, but that's not the case here.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
9
The humor is so cartoonish that it's impossible to take the "serious" content as being representative of anything remotely real.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
10
4/5
Sabrina (1954)
A semi-classic for the semi-literate.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
11
4/5
Foul Play (1978)
Look out for the elf!
Posted Mar 1, 2005
12
0/5
Knockout (1941)
Your female boxing movie, and the horse it rode in on.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
13
4/5
Sparks of genius already apparent.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
14
3/5
Von Sydow was better in Strange Brew, but still rather sweet.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
15
3/5
Some rather amusing crap, actually.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
16
2/5
Left Luggage (2001)
While it would be too much to ask for a movie about Holocaust survivors to actually be happy, Krabbé is way too heavyhanded in trying for a tragic atmosphere
Posted Feb 16, 2005
17
4/5
Possibly genius.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
18
3/5
Brown is essentially playing a low-rent Crocodile Dundee here, but it's hard to imagine a kid who wouldn't like to have this guy as their father
Posted Feb 13, 2005
19
5/5
Wings (1927)
The classic war epic-meets-buddy-movie from which most others since have been derived.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
20
0/5
Shocker (1989)
Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror
Posted Feb 13, 2005
21
...plays strictly to the faithful -- most anyone else will have trouble taking Joseph Smith seriously as a non-delusional human being.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
22
5/5
Superman II (1981)
Aside from some unfortunate slapstick, it's a truly spectacular superhero sequel.
Posted Feb 3, 2005
23
Fascination (2005)
Blood! Hooters! Really improbable, out-of-left-field plot developments! You could do a lot worse.
Posted Feb 3, 2005
24
Hide and Suck
Posted Feb 3, 2005
25
Elektra (2005)
You'd think the notion of putting Jennifer Garner in tight red leather...would be a no-lose proposition, and you'd be right. But unfortunately there's other stuff in this
Posted Feb 3, 2005
26
3/5
Airheads (1994)
A bit of a mess, but one of Steve Buscemi's best performances before hitting the big time.
Posted Jan 16, 2005
27
3/5
A lot more fun than you'd think; Freeman has a blast as the Play-Doh commanding villain
Posted Jan 16, 2005
28
One of Bicke's more amusing aspects is his weird fixation on black people, not in a racist way, but in that baby-boomer "I understand your suffering" inadvertent condescension
Posted Jan 13, 2005
29
How come the children are American, yet all their relatives are British?
Posted Jan 13, 2005
30
Mean Creek (2004)
Angry kids on an unsupervised boat trip? Constant ominous music? Gee, wonder what's going to happen next.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
31
The Aviator (2004)
If you genuinely think the special effects here are good, you might be on crack.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
32
...ended up sending us to slumberland a good deal sooner than the title implied.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
33
"Based on 1,000 True Stories" is the most pompous tag line of the year by far, especially from an American director claiming to speak for all the people of Chile.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
34
Closer (2004)
A better movie back when it was called Your Friends & Neighbors and directed by Neil LaBute.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
35
Overnight (2004)
A must-see cautionary tale for those who dream of working in Hollywood, and a barrel of laughs for anyone who already does.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
36
Initially an interesting disappointment, Donnie is now a favorite
Posted Jan 4, 2005
37
Control Room (2004)
Yes, the filmmakers ultimately lean left, but it's the U.S. military's PR guy, Josh Rushing, who stands out as the strongest and most likable personality.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
38
like in the best sci-fi, it's primarily a metaphor for a deeper dilemma: the question of whether or not we'd really be better off eliminating heartbreak from our lives.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
39
40
The filmmakers don't ask specific questions about the religious requirements of the various gurus that could have shed more light.
Posted Dec 9, 2004
41
very much a Soderbergh film, with his trademark jump-cuts and color schemes and various other amusing narrative devices.
Posted Dec 9, 2004
42
2/5
Dust Devil (1992)
There's potential here, but it feels like something got botched in the editing process.
Posted Dec 1, 2004
43
you eventually get that it's supposed to be suspenseful, but it's ... near impossible to actually feel it.
Posted Dec 1, 2004
44
4/5
8 1/2 (1963)
Astute beyond words.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
45
3/5
Impromptu (1991)
Quote not available.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
46
4/5
Quote not available.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
47
The problem with relying on a second viewing is that, the first time out, it's really tough to identify with Reznik in any way.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
48
5/5
One almost never says that a SECOND remake is worth a dang, but this is that very rare exception to prove the rule.
Posted Nov 19, 2004
49
SpongeBob's other major strength, and the central theme of the movie, is the pure joy the cartoon takes in childishness
Posted Nov 19, 2004
50
4/5
Warlock (1991)
A whole lot of fun...just forget the sequels.
Posted Nov 19, 2004