DVD Clinic

DVD Clinic is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Bumbray, JoBlo, Scott Weinberg
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 The Founder (2016) Chris Bumbray Exceptionally well-acted, with a powerhouse performance from Keaton. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2016
8/10 Dog Eat Dog (2016) Chris Bumbray Totally demented but so much fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/10 Devil's Knot (2013) Chris Bumbray Manages to turn a thoroughly gripping true story into an absolutely pedestrian, very dull film. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2013
2/10 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Chris Bumbray A tepid end to a tepid saga. The CGI is bad enough that you'd think this came from the mid-nineties. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2012
6/10 Here Comes the Boom (2012) Chris Bumbray Better than you'd think. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2012
8/10 Tyrannosaur (2011) Chris Bumbray This is a profoundly depressing film at times, but in the end, it also proves to be a surprisingly hopeful one. If you have the stomach for it, TYRANNOSAUR is an intensely rewarding film EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2011
9/10 Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Chris Bumbray The finest film of the 2011 Sundance film fest. One of the few films I've seen in a while that truly filled me with dread. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2011
7.5/10 The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) Chris Bumbray More like a good TV movie than a full-on film, but still a good adaptation of the novel. Rapace is excellent. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2010
5/10 The Switch (2010) Chris Bumbray Not bad bad as the poster makes it out to be, but not good either. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2010
9.5/10 Mesrine: Part II - Public Enemy 1 (2008) Chris Bumbray The film PUBLIC ENEMIES should have been. An incredible gangster epic packed with balls-to-the-wall action! EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2010
1.5/5 Porky's Revenge (1985) Scott Weinberg Cheap-looking, witless and amateurish to the extreme. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2007
1.5/5 Porky's II: The Next Day (1983) Scott Weinberg Let's just say the first hour of the original film has more chuckles than both sequels put together. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2007
4/5 Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Scott Weinberg A pretty darn good, but not completely great, war movie that pays overdue homage to the WWII veterans who never made it home. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2007
4/5 Alone With Her (2006) Scott Weinberg A novel spin on an oft-told tale, Alone with Her is a fine little indie indeed. What could have been just another gimmick flick turns out to be a pretty intense ride. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2007
3.5/5 Hellboy: Blood and Iron (2007) Scott Weinberg Fans of the Hellboy property, particularly younger ones, should find enough to enjoy here. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2007
3.5/5 Summer School (1987) Scott Weinberg Reiner keeps everything moving while letting Harmon do the heavy lifting as his young co-stars sprinkle the chuckles around. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2007
4/5 Off the Black (2006) Scott Weinberg Just a simple little "people drama," nothing more, but a very well-crafted and heartfelt one all the same. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2007
2/5 Black Christmas (2006) Scott Weinberg The fans will dig the brief-yet-nasty FX work, but they'll have to slog through a pretty tiresome movie just to get their hands on those nuggets. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2007
2.5/5 Tideland (2005) Scott Weinberg Gilliam's weirdest -- and most disappointing. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2007
3/5 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2004) Scott Weinberg Once the characters start spewing out reams of dialogue about "geostigma," "sephiroth," and "genova," my eyeballs involuntarily start to glaze over. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2007
2.5/5 Man About Town (2006) Scott Weinberg Binder's made some really fine movies and some curiously weak ones; my opinion is that this one falls firmly in the latter group. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2007
2.5/5 Loving Annabelle (2006) Scott Weinberg If you're looking for a bare-bones story about girl-on-woman love that goes precisely where you're expecting it to go, you could do worse. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2007
3.5/5 () Scott Weinberg All things considered, these sets seem to be the best Bond releases yet. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2007
4.5/5 Conversations With Other Women (2005) Scott Weinberg One of the most realistically romantic movies I've seen in a while. And I'm not easily impressed by what generally passes for "movie romance." EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2007
3/5 Beerfest (2006) Scott Weinberg Five pounds of (funny) stuff in a 12-pound bag. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2007
3.5/5 A Scanner Darkly (2006) Scott Weinberg Destined to become one of those movies that college kids love to rent and smoke bongs with. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2007
4/5 () Scott Weinberg Cool in a cornball kinda way, but hey, these movies are considered classics for a reason. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2006
2/5 Mozart & the Whale (2005) Scott Weinberg Shapeless and redundant, this flick is exactly the sort of movie you'd envision if I said "mildly retarded yet physically gorgeous young romance." EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2006
4/5 World Trade Center (2006) Scott Weinberg It's plainly evident that all of the filmmakers approached the subject matter with appropriate honor and respect. (In other words, this movie is no Pearl Harbor.) EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3.5/5 The Transformers: The Movie (1986) Scott Weinberg It's good mindless fun, and a flick that no doubt holds a lot of Nostalgia Value for several members of my generation's sci-fi geeks. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2006
3.5/5 The Dark Crystal (1982) Scott Weinberg Points to the Henson team for trying to broaden the scope of their creatures -- and there's little denying that this particular flick still seems to hold up pretty darn well. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2006
4/5 Labyrinth (1986) Scott Weinberg A long and colorful quest filled with crazy critters and creative set design. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2006
3.5/5 () Scott Weinberg While N&D certainly does have its rough spots, I'm thinking it's just good enough to warrant the three-disc Netflix rental, provided you're a big fan of Stephen King. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2006
4/5 Edmond (2005) Scott Weinberg It's not exactly a "happy" movie, but it sure is a fascinating one. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2006
4/5 () Scott Weinberg It's only six episodes, but it's got as many laughs as Naked Gun 2 and 3. More, probably. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2006
4/5 Body Double (1984) Scott Weinberg It's a mystery, a romance, a horror flick, and a straight-faced parody all rolled into one unique little movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2006
4.5/5 The Fox and the Hound (1981) Scott Weinberg Disney may have gone off the rails for a few years after The Fox and the Hound, but this one still feels like a classic. Or at very least, a mini-classic. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2006
3.5/5 Point Break (1991) Scott Weinberg There's fun to be had, but there's also a few chapters worth skipping through. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2006
4.5/5 () Scott Weinberg Frankly I think this is one of my very favorite DVD releases of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2006
1.5/5 Bottoms Up (2006) Scott Weinberg Jason Mewes woos Paris Hilton. Everything else is just roadkill. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2006
3/5 The Lost City (2005) Scott Weinberg It's by no means a flawless film, but it's a meaty one, and if you're a big fan of Andy Garcia, I'd definitely recommend it. (Plus, Bill Murray's in there.) EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2006
4.5/5 Marathon Man (1976) Scott Weinberg Although best-known for its infamous "Is it safe?" sequence, Marathon Man is a whole lot better than just one horrific scene. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2006
2/5 Three (2006) Scott Weinberg The chick's in a white bikini, you see, and her breasts are really large. Yeah, now you're getting it. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2006
4/5 () Scott Weinberg Animation buffs will no doubt enjoy the Maniacs' first season, but it's the movie geeks who'll probably get the biggest kick out of the cartoon. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2006
2.5/5 ATL (2006) Scott Weinberg A well-meaning and good-hearted urban melodrama -- that doesn't really seem to have anything new to say. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2006
3/5 Imagine Me & You (2005) Scott Weinberg It's a fluffy little concoction that'll capably fill 90 minutes, but it's not destined to become anybody's newest favorite. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2006
3/5 The Sisters (2005) Scott Weinberg Just goes to show you that you can be rich, smart, beautiful, and accomplished ... and still be as miserable as us middle-class drones. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2006
3.5/5 The Boondock Saints (1999) Scott Weinberg While I don't think the flick really has much of a brain in its head ... it sure isn't boring. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2006
1.5/5 Date Movie (2006) Scott Weinberg The kind of spoof that doesn't so much "poke fun" at its targets as it does "lazily reference" them. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2006
2/5 Something New (2006) Scott Weinberg Anyone who finds something new in Something New is obviously looking a whole lot closer than the movie deserves. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2006