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Fantastica Daily

Fantastica Daily is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Shirley Klass , Chuck O'Leary , Staci Layne Wilson
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
74%

"A beautiful testament to the strength of the human spirit. This version of Les Miserables is a triumph for everyone involved."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
2
64%

Cobb (1994)

"Completely enthralling from first frame to last, Cobb is a fascinating, uncompromising portrait of a rage-filled, contradictory man fighting his own private war with the world."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
3
43%

Timecop (1994)

"Thanks to Hyams' professionalism, Timecop is a slickly-made, fast-paced and mildly-diverting B movie."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
4
87%

Q & A (1990)

"Sidney Lumet's third film about corruption in the NYC police department is a gritty, gripping and profane thriller with a powerhouse performance by an intimidating Nick Nolte."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
5
58%

Narrow Margin (1990)

"This remake is a terrific suspense-thriller in its own right. Ranks with other underrated Peter Hyams films such as Capricorn One, Outland and The Star Chamber as one his best."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
6
53%

"A gorgeously shot, fair-minded Western that honors Geronimo and the Apaches, but doesn't demonize the U.S. Cavalry. Vastly underrated and far superior to Dances With Wolves."

Posted Jan 26, 2006
7
61%

Capricorn One (1978)

"A sharp, cynical and exciting post-Watergate paranoid thriller that established Peter Hyams as a top-notch action filmmaker."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
8
62%

"A stylish and tough crime-thriller with that underlying mournfulness which characterizes Hill's best work."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
9
62%

Red Heat (1988)

"Hill's muscular, energetic direction makes what might have been just another buddy-cop thriller into an electrifying piece of escapism. One of Arnold's most underrated flicks."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
10
15%

The Jackal (1997)

"A fast-paced, underrated reworking of the often-sluggish Day of the Jackal. Willis is good as the villainous title character. More enjoyable than anyone wanted to admit."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
11
60%

The Edge (1997)

"A riveting story of survival, and the most rousing and gripping outdoor adventure since the original Jaws. One of 1997's very best films."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
12
94%

Pulp Fiction (1994)

"A devilishly lurid blast of great entertainment. Ultra-violent and wickedly funny."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
13
46%

"An incoherent, experimental acid trip so unbearably pretentious that it gave me newfound respect for the Warren Commission. A real torture test."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
14
91%

Nobody's Fool (1994)

"A low-key but very affecting character-comedy with Paul Newman playing the kind of charismatic rebel that made him a star in the first place."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
15
91%

"The Shawshank Redemption works not only as an excellent prison drama, but as a metaphor for overcoming our own private prisons."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
16
42%

Wyatt Earp (1994)

"A great Western that was unfairly disparaged back in 1994. The authentic Wyatt Earp is actually a much-better film than the pulpier, more-popular Tombstone."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
17
14%

"A troubled production (reshoots, release-date postponements) that turned out to be surprisingly watchable."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
18
44%

"A slick, big-budget exploitation movie that's preposterous, foul-mouthed and gratuitously violent, but also a great deal of fun."

Posted Jan 25, 2006
19
33%

The Rookie (1990)

"An entertaining buddy-cop movie with some exciting action sequences and some great lines. Eastwood and Sheen are an amusing odd couple."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
20
16%

"An interesting failure that's not as bad as its reputation. Speaks a lot of truth, but the tone is too broad."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
21
40%

Snake Eyes (1998)

"A moderately suspenseful thriller that seems somewhat conventional compared to De Palma's earlier envelope-pushing efforts. Intriguing, but the mystery villain is rather obvious from the start."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
22
55%

Raising Cain (1992)

"A respectable if overly campy De Palma thriller. Like the director's Body Double, this plays better the second time you watch it."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
23
90%

Blow Out (1981)

"A well-crafted Hitchcockian-style thriller with De Palma again in top form. It's a mystery why this fizzled at the box office in the summer of 1981."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
24
81%

Obsession (1976)

"In spite of Vilmos Zsigmond's overrrated, overly diffuse photography, this is a surprisingly poignant mystery about love, loss and, well, obsession."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
25
93%

Carrie (1976)

"A total knockout. Piper Laurie gives a bravura performance as Carrie's religious fanatic mother, one of the creepiest movie characters ever."

Posted Jan 24, 2006
26
53%

"A dreadful belated sequel to the entertaining Escape From New York. Perfectly epitomizes how Carpenter's skills have eroded since his late '70s, early '80s heyday."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
27
74%

"A touching, uplifting and life-affirming winner that makes it hard to avoid leaving the theater teary-eyed, with a lump in your throat."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
28
78%

"A bold and rousing historical epic."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
29
88%

"If ever a movie got extra points for a strong, unexpected conclusion it's The Usual Suspects."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
30
75%

Ransom (1996)

"A tough, gripping thriller."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
31
16%

"A constantly absorbing little chiller directed by the underrated Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play)."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
32
92%

Bound (1996)

"Stylish, nicely written and filled with tension. An exceptional piece of filmmaking."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
33
15%

The Juror (1996)

"A tightly-wound thriller that succeeds to the degree it does because of Alec Baldwin's sinister performance, which somehow captures the pathos of his monstrous character."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
34
38%

"A fun popcorn movie."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
35
90%

"An uncompromising, surprisingly poignant skid-row love story."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
36
90%

Trainspotting (1996)

"Full of repugnant junkies so unpleasant that I was hoping they'd all OD just so I could escape this torture test."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
37
75%

"Moving, unpredictable and psychologically complex."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
38
54%

The Cable Guy (1996)

"A hilarious black comedy that proved too dark and too smart for its star's fan base."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
39
64%

"Despite being awful in almost every respect, The Frighteners does offer one small pleasure: R. Lee Ermey parodying his Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant character."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
40
13%

"This very guilty pleasure never produces much suspense, but I couldn't stop laughing at Dennis Miller's sardonic asides."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
41
75%

Nixon (1995)

"The combination of Oliver Stone and Richard Nixon, two paranoids from opposite ends of the political spectrum, is a match made in cinematic heaven."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
42
12%

Striptease (1996)

"A rambunctious Reynolds makes a potentially terrible movie watchable."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
43
80%

Casino (1995)

"Martin Scorsese's Casino is an absolutely brilliant film that's an enthralling equal to his masterful GoodFellas. Demands to be seen at least twice."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
44
62%

White Squall (1996)

"An old-fashioned, white-knuckle adventure with the excellent Bridges adding another great characterization to his increasingly impressive resume."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
45
86%

Heat (1995)

"With De Niro and Pacino in excellent form, Mann's Heat ignites the screen."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
46
29%

"A perfectly respectable effort, but with all the talent involved it could have been better."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
47
33%

"A terrifically off-beat underworld thriller."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
48
36%

Eraser (1996)

"James Caan is good as the heavy, but the movie degenerates into routine comic-book mayhem."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
49
57%

Twister (1996)

"Special-effects highlight this Jan DeBont-directed blockbuster that's ruined by cliched plotting and irritating characters."

Posted Jan 23, 2006
50
66%

The Rock (1996)

"Extremely far-fetched, but undeniably exciting."

Posted Jan 23, 2006