Detroit Free Press
September Dawn (2007)
"It turns a complicated story of religious bigotry and paranoia, with visitations from God, self-appointed prophets and 'divine' instruction into a dry history lesson."
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
"The Nanny Diaries has been rendered unexpectedly enjoyable and engaging by good casting and performances, and superior writing and direction."
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
"A throwback to silent movie clowns."
The Last Legion (2007)
No End in Sight (2007)
"Ferguson's case is so confidently built that it seems unassailable..."
Death at a Funeral (2007)
The Invasion (2007)
"There have been two official remakes of Invasion, and both tapped into the original's fear and dread of a society subverted by the others. This one taps only into that part of the brain that shuts down when confronted with witless tedium."
Arctic Tale (2007)
"Arctic Tale does afford us some beautiful landscape cinematography and up-close looks at creatures in the wild..."
The Ten (2007)
"The unrelenting Judd Apatow stamp on movie comedy continues with Superbad, which is recognizably in the same hilariously vulgar vein."
"Interview feels more like a lab experiment/tribute than a committed, personal drama, leaving us with the sense that Buscemi wanted to feel more connected to this material than he actually did."
"Werewolves ride into town on motorcycles, sporting dark sunglasses, shaggy but mostly human except for pearly white canine teeth. Sorry, dudes, but no amount of jump cutting, death metal or slow motion is going to make you look anything but ridiculous. "
"Even if it is not as smart and emotionally affecting as MirrorMask it will alert moviegoers to the talent of Gaiman -- a storyteller for the ages."
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
"Brett Ratner, the great refusnik of all the A-list, big-budget action film directors, sticks steadfastly to formula."
Daddy Day Camp (2007)
"Owes more to the third or fourth sequel to Meatballs and other character-building summer-camp comedies than it does to Daddy Day Care, with neither director Fred Savage or the writers inclined to come up with a single original idea."
El Cantante (2007)
"Lavoe was a gifted and original singer and song interpreter, but this film is unlikely to spread the word."
Goya's Ghosts (2007)
Hot Rod (2007)
"Director Akiva Schaffer apparently thinks that by adding stupid stunts to the formula, Hot Rod also can attract the Jackass crowd."
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
"The third chapter in the globe-trotting -- more like globe-speeding, actually -- saga of Jason Bourne, a.k.a. the Spy With No Memory, is easily the best of the three."
Black Sheep (2006)
"Anyone lacking a taste for red meat will likely say bah to the one-joke juiciness of Black Sheep, but ovine enthusiasts will be licking their chops."
"Serious movie standards aren't necessarily required in an entertainment like Underdog. Still, as with most movies, it's frustrating to watch Hollywood undercut the intelligence of its target audience. "
Becoming Jane (2007)
"Explains Austen's art simply and neatly: too simply, in fact, to do justice to such a brilliant observer of social manners and hypocrisies and weaver of complex, romantic moral tales."
My Best Friend (2007)
"You'll laugh, but you may also be counting your friends on your fingers when you leave."
Talk to Me (2007)
"he mood shifts awkwardly from broad comedy to melodrama and social commentary."
Rescue Dawn (2007)
"The performances here are as excellent as they are unnerving."
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
"Sunshine, if a fireball, is one that warns us yet again of the danger of flying too close to the sun."
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
"A movie as incomprehensible as it exploitive. It winds its way to a climax that is almost stunning in its stupidity."
No Reservations (2007)
"In the same way that leftover food sometimes tastes better warmed over, No Reservations is a more enjoyable film than the 2001 German film on which it is based, Mostly Martha."
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
"Go on, sucker, buy your ticket."
David & Layla (2007)
"There is nothing poetic about it."
"It is the most deliriously enjoyable movie in a summer that hasn't been exactly packed with old-fashioned moviegoing pleasure."
Introducing the Dwights (2007)
"Keith Thompson's screenplay is clever and ensures that every character is well-rounded and recognizably human."
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
"So the only real argument I can make for Eagle vs. Shark, a stupid-absurdist comedy from New Zealand, is that I laughed a lot, often despite myself, and that while I might not be able to wholly justify it, I can mount a questionable defense."
Dynamite Warrior (2007)
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
"...Winter's coming-of-age-in-the-1980s saga is content to rewalk the same mean streets, never ducking into one alley or back room we haven't visited."
Broken English (2007)
"One has to worry about a world where there is a constant appetite for films like this one."
"An unnerving thriller that has a lot more on its maniacal mind than giving us the willies."
"There is a lot of story here, complex and compelling."
"This remains a well-crafted genre movie, and one that promises further developments in its final scene."
License to Wed (2007)
"An unexpected summer surprise. Not only is it full of way-cool machinery, epic robot fights and mind-dazzling effects, it also has more than its quotient of actual wit and fun."
"Moore could open a lot of eyes with Sicko but as the song says, we don't need another hero, especially one self-proclaimed."
"Ratatouille has its heart, and its head, in this effort to serve up something unique and satisfying."
Burn Notice: Season 1 (TV, 2007)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
"If this is living free, you might consider pulling the plug."