Jeff Huston's Believe Me

Jeff Huston's Believe Me is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Huston
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Madeline (1998) Jeffrey Huston A disarming, charming fable so artfully crafted that adults will fall under its spell. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2004
The Majestic (2001) Jeffrey Huston There are a lot of problems -- most generic, tired ones -- with The Majestic, but it also overflows with genuine joy. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2001
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Jeffrey Huston This is blatant histrionic mugging directed squarely at Oscar voters. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Jeffrey Huston Cliches, cliches, cliches -- they keep coming as fast (if not faster) than the assaulting action. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2001
Monsters, Inc. (2001) Jeffrey Huston It's basic, but man is Monsters, Inc. a load of fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2001
The Last Castle (2001) Jeffrey Huston The Last Castle is one bad movie; everyone involved should be embarrassed by association even if they acquit themselves individually. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2001
Serendipity (2001) Jeffrey Huston Defying logic and reason, Serendipity captures our hearts and makes us goners. Sounds like true love to me. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2001
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) Jeffrey Huston While often told with a contrived hand, the film's genuine heart and stunning artistry soften the blows of rudimentary storytelling, even healing them. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2001
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) Jeffrey Huston This won't be a classic but it is classic Woody Allen. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2001
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Jeffrey Huston It's sad how uninspired and downright senseless so much of this is. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2001
The Others (2001) Jeffrey Huston A substantial, evocative piece of cinema and a superior one for its genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2001
The Princess Diaries (2001) Jeffrey Huston It's solid target-audience entertainment, but it's also all-too-sappy filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2001
Rush Hour 2 (2001) Jeffrey Huston Rush Hour 2 initially falls victim to being a mindless retread, a letdown, then surprisingly saves itself. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2001
Planet of the Apes (2001) Jeffrey Huston Burton loads his Planet of the Apes with scenes that fans of the series have long dreamed of. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2001
Jurassic Park III (2001) Jeffrey Huston Jurassic Park III doesn't validate itself with anything original but rather in being a consistently fun and satisfying summertime entry. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2001
Cats & Dogs (2001) Jeffrey Huston As the perfect antidote to Dr. Dolittle 2's sappy blandness, the relentlessly inventive and entertaining Cats and Dogs comes along at just the right time. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2001
Crazy/Beautiful (2001) Jeffrey Huston Whatever young Carlos and Nicole share doesn't feel like something worth taking a risk for. For a date movie, uh, that's a problem. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2001
Baby Boy (2001) Jeffrey Huston While primarily an examination on the young African-American male, Singleton's social commentary is universal to all men. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Jeffrey Huston If there's bad fallout to the success of 1995's Babe, you're lookin' at it. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2001
The Fast and the Furious (2001) Jeffrey Huston Dang if this ain't as good as going-through-the-motions gets. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2001
Evolution (2001) Jeffrey Huston Despite some legitimate signs of life, Evolution isn't fit enough to survive. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2001
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Jeffrey Huston While the Ogre will pull in more money this summer, I'm betting Atlantis is the one that endures. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2001
Moulin Rouge (2001) Jeffrey Huston A vivacious amalgam of past and present. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2001
Pearl Harbor (2001) Jeffrey Huston Once you realize Pearl Harbor is more classic homage than contemporary schmaltz, the beauty (and quality) of this sweeping romance just falls into place. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2001
Shrek (2001) Jeffrey Huston Shrek may very well be the first film I've seen that has failed to live up to expectations, and then go on to exceed them. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2001
A Knight's Tale (2001) Jeffrey Huston A Knight's Tale is as crass as studio filmmaking gets. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2001
Town & Country (2001) Jeffrey Huston This comedy's problem isn't that it's witless but rather that it's aimless. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2001
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Jeffrey Huston Successfully follows formula with a sophistication and honesty that reaches beyond formula to grab hold of something real. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2001
Kingdom Come (2001) Jeffrey Huston The broad execution of the material keeps it from being all good, but a genuine heart and occasional successes keep it from being all bad. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2001
Just Visiting (2001) Jeffrey Huston Leaves one feeling what a screenplay written by an 8-year-old must feel like. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2001
Blow (2001) Jeffrey Huston In spite of familiarity, Blow ends up making an impression that lasts. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2001
Spy Kids (2001) Jeffrey Huston One of the most fun and rewarding live-action family films to splash multiplexes in quite sometime. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2001
Someone Like You (2001) Jeffrey Huston The masses like their stereotypes untainted by insight or reality, and movies like Someone Like You are more than happy to oblige. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2001
Say It Isn't So (2001) Jeffrey Huston Just when you thought studio flicks couldn't get any worse, a movie like Say It Isn't So! comes along to restore your faith in how truly hideous Hollywood can be. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2001
Heartbreakers (2001) Jeffrey Huston There's something about the sum of Heartbreakers' parts that leaves one looking for that Extra-Strength Tylenol which specializes in throbbing cinematic hangovers. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2001
15 Minutes (2001) Jeffrey Huston So grossly amateurish is this embarrassment that all the time 15 Minutes can hope to muster on the clock of our cultural fascination is about five seconds. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2001
High Fidelity (2000) Jeffrey Huston Other than those rare giggles or guffaws, High Fidelity is strictly analogue. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2001
Monkeybone (2001) Jeffrey Huston Stands as a prime example of virtually everything that's wrong with Hollywood right now. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2001
The Gift (2000) Jeffrey Huston There are few things better than watching a director in complete control. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2001
Thirteen Days (2000) Jeffrey Huston The well-constructed but tensionless first half is followed by a more riveting second. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2001
Cast Away (2000) Jeffrey Huston What a better cinematic palette we would have if stars wielded their clout like this more often." EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2000
Miss Congeniality (2000) Jeffrey Huston Just retype the plot, slap in the same complaints, and bam -- new Bullock movie review. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2000
The Family Man (2000) Jeffrey Huston A film brimming with good intentions that, unfortunately, lacks conviction. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2000
The Emperor's New Groove (2000) Jeffrey Huston A very welcome, if simple, departure from the typical Disney mold that's highly entertaining to boot. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2000
Proof of Life (2000) Jeffrey Huston With Proof of Life, Crowe certifies that he can make the generic films better than they really are. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2000
Chicken Run (2000) Jeffrey Huston Chicken Run is, in every way possible, great filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Pay It Forward (2000) Jeffrey Huston An emotional button-pusher that should have the pre-cursing title Oprah Winfrey Presents. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Bedazzled (2000) Jeffrey Huston Certainly isn't the comedy Hell it appeared to be, nor even a blase purgatory. This is an altogether fun movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Way of the Gun (2000) Jeffrey Huston A masterful construction of plot, characters and style. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Frequency (2000) Jeffrey Huston Frequency is, quite easily, the most illogical film I've seen in ages. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000