Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alice Tynan, Anna Smith, Chris Tilly, Dan Lybarger, Edward Douglas, Fred Topel, Greg Dean Schmitz, Jen Yamato, Joe Utichi, Kaleem Aftab, Luke Goodsell, Michael Adams, Rich Cline, Rob Carnevale, Ryan Fujitani, Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Scott Collura, Scott Weinberg, Todd Jorgenson
Rating Title/Year Author
The Maid (2009) Alice Tynan Saavedra totally embodies the role of Raquel, holed up in her disinfected cage, while Sergio Armstrong's handheld cinematography underscores the claustrophobia of her existence. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2010
Disgrace (2008) Alice Tynan Steve Jacobs' adaptation of J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel Disgrace fearlessly pares back the layers of post-Apartheid South Africa within the microcosm of a father/daughter relationship. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2010
Bronson (2008) Alice Tynan Britain's Got Talent never looked so good. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2010
Be Kind Rewind (2008) Fred Topel The greatest idea for a comedy ever... Please understand that this is a Michel Gondry, so even as commercial as it wants to be, it's still an art film. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2008
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Fred Topel The clues seem sharper this time around. Maybe they had more time to perfect the script or maybe I just got smarter in the last few years. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2007
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Fred Topel Walk Hard would be funny anyway. It's just even more amazing because it's so right about the musical biopics. If they need a cheesy quote from me, I'll say Walk Hard rocks hard. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3/10 Miami Vice (2006) Binh Ngo In bringing Miami Vice to the big screen, Michael Mann forgot to tell us who these characters are and why we should care about them. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2006
7/10 Fearless (2006) Binh Ngo If fights scenes are all you're after, Fearless suffices, but you've seen Jet Li in better form. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2006
7/10 A Scanner Darkly (2006) Tim Ryan If A Scanner Darkly doesn't match Waking Life's wonderfully fluid meditation on the nature of existence, it's still a remarkable visual experience and an involving drama -- albeit one that takes a while to wrap your head around. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
7/10 V for Vendetta (2006) Tim Ryan In all, V for Vendetta is a provocative film, not least because it's sometimes unclear what reactions it should be provoking. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
7/10 Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (2006) Tim Ryan This is an informative film about an important issue. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
8/10 LOL (2006) Tim Ryan It has some sly laughs (and a few wrenching moments, including one distressed voicemail message) and a sharp ear for how people (awkwardly) communicate. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
3/10 The Oh in Ohio (2006) Tim Ryan Like the Cleveland Indians in the playoffs, The OH in Ohio is a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
10/10 The King (2005) Tim Ryan There isn't a scene in The King that doesn't work, and it all adds up to something rare: a film that doesn't cheat, and that may turn off some but will leave others, ahem, all shook up. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
8/10 Friends With Money (2006) Tim Ryan This a rare film about social status in which the bourgeoisie is seen in three dimensions, with discreet charm. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
7/10 () Tim Ryan The film never feels simply like an accusatory diatribe; it's a sincere examination of the most important pop music of our time. Beyond Beats and Rhymes is rap food for thought. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
8/10 Son of Man (2006) Tim Ryan The movie is a mix of gritty realism and fable, and director Mark Dornford-May finds many ways to place the story in a contemporary setting. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
8/10 American Hardcore (2006) Tim Ryan About as definitive a chronicle of American punk as we're likely to get. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
8/10 Factotum (2005) Tim Ryan A wry examination of quiet desperation, the film boasts rich performances and a nice topographical map of skid row. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
7/10 Open Window (2006) Tim Ryan A solid drama about how a traumatic incident affects a once-joyous relationship. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2006
6/10 Loudquietloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006) Tim Ryan Filmmakers Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin capture concert performances so powerful, so joyful, that most objections can be overlooked. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
8/10 Thank You for Smoking (2005) Tim Ryan A comedy for our troubled, intensely partisan times EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
6/10 Art School Confidential (2006) Tim Ryan The film has its share of pleasures, particularly as a wry satire of how arbitrarily the art world selects its favorites for reasons that can have little to do with the art itself. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
8/10 The Science of Sleep (2006) Tim Ryan Equally fanciful and haunting. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
8/10 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Tim Ryan The film builds to a stunningly funny climax, one that is a moment of familial growth without an ounce of schmaltz. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
4/10 The Darwin Awards (2006) Tim Ryan The visual representation of gruesome death makes this black comedy a bit hard to stomach. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
10/10 The Proposition (2005) Tim Ryan One of the wildest and bloodiest odysseys in recent cinema. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
4/10 Battle in Heaven (2005) Tim Ryan Visually arresting but dramatically inert, Battle in Heaven is the very definition of a difficult film. The question is whether such difficulty is ultimately rewarding. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
9/10 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Tim Ryan The best comedians are remarkable for their ability to express things that most people wouldn't dare say. What separates Cohen is his ability to get these people to speak the words themselves, uncensored. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2006
5/10 Infamous (2006) Tim Ryan Truman Capote is good company, and for much of Infamous' running time, that's enough to hold our attention. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2006
3/10 Death of a President (2006) Tim Ryan D.O.A.P. leaves an ugly aftertaste. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2006
8/10 Rescue Dawn (2006) Tim Ryan ... another triumph for the great German director. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2006
6/10 Breaking and Entering (2006) Jen Yamato Despite some admirably committed performances, the film is marred by a few plot contrivances that cast unbelievability into a story that strives to be about real relationships, real politics, and real economics. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2006
4/10 Black Book (2006) Jen Yamato It's Nazis, melodrama and intrigue galore as Paul Verhoeven adds his patented Verhoeven touch to this sordid tale of a Jewish girl in hiding during World War II. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2006
8/10 Catch a Fire (2006) Jen Yamato The film champions its "terrorist" and vilifies its family man-turned-desperate lawman, and argues that when the lines between good and bad are forever blurred, forgiveness is mankind's only salvation. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
9/10 Deliver Us From Evil (2006) Jen Yamato What further elevates Deliver Us From Evil beyond the poignancy and courage of O'Grady's victims and the sorrow of their devastated families is Berg's access to the pedophile himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
4/10 Kabul Express (2006) Jen Yamato Obliterates the poignancy it's attempting to establish by being a weird, mismatched hybrid of political drama, adventure thriller, and road comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
7/10 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006) Jen Yamato Filled with entertaining action sequences and a dazzling supporting cast, Operation Stormbreaker succeeds in serving up tasty fare for the older set, as well as kids. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
8/10 The Dog Problem (2006) Jen Yamato Scott Caan's second directorial effort is an intimate, comical gem of a film... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
6/10 El cantante (2006) Jen Yamato El Cantante is driven by the rhythmic, pulsating sounds of Lavoe's music, without which the film would be nothing. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2006
6/10 Saw II (2005) Senh Duong Your typical sequel, but is still entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2005
8/10 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) Senh Duong The world of the dead, where people are in varying degrees of decomposition and their surroundings and structures are moldy and worn, especially shows Burton's creativity and imagination at work. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2005
8/10 Flightplan (2005) Senh Duong This is a taut, tense and suspenseful psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2005
10/10 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Senh Duong The year's best film so far! EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2005
4/5 Red Eye (2005) Senh Duong Overall, the film is focused and to the point. Suspenseful throughout. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2005
3/4 () James A. Chen This is a test review for Dukes of Hazzard. Only a test. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2005
4/5 Wedding Crashers (2005) James A. Chen This is a test review. Only a test. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2005
4/5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) James A. Chen This is a test quote, this is only a test. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2005
1/5 Fantastic Four (2005) James A. Chen This is a test review for Fantastic Four. This is only a test. Added. asdfsaf EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
4/5 Hitch (2005) Hitch is a formula movie, but a forumla well-executed EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2005