Christian Science Monitor
Chungking Express (1996)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
"Even the much-vaunted depiction of the Japanese attack, while often visually arresting, still suffers from over-frenetic editing and more emphasis on adventure thrills than befits the tragedy of Pearl Harbor."
The Rock (1996)
The Love Punch (2014)
Words And Pictures (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)
A Moment of Innocence (1999)
Licence To Kill (1989)
Days of Thunder (1990)
"Days of Thunder wants to be an action drama, but it's really just a star vehicle of the most rudimentary sort, with nothing to offer Cruise except a chance to look pretty and chant time-tested punchlines."
Hardly Working (1981)
"It's a bumpy movie, no more graceful than its buffoonish main character. Worse, the star tries to have it two ways, alternating between manic physical comedy and softspoken self-pity. The result if often awkward, and sometimes downright weird."
The Immigrant (2014)
"Gray and his cinematographer Darius Khondji and production designer Happy Massee have done a magnificent job of re-creating this Lower East Side melting pot -- the best I've seen since the De Niro flashbacks in The Godfather II."
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
The Babe (1992)
Fed Up (2014)
"Directed by Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky with the same unearthly visual style, and the same mingled concern with technology and psychology, that he showed in his towering 'Solaris' a few years ago."
Magic in the Water (1995)
'Til There Was You (1997)
"The picture certainly succeeds at reproducing Belushi's manic energy and wired-up sensibility. But it fails to give any meaningful insights into a couple of issues that must be dealt with if his biography is to have any enduring value."
Cool World (1992)
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
"Andrew Garfield, returning as Peter Parker, remains ingratiatingly jittery. You can believe that this kid, never at rest, could instantly transform himself into Spider-Man. He matches up well with Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy."
A Few Good Men (1992)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
The German Doctor (2014)
Walking With The Enemy (2014)
"Ozon doesn't really spell anything out for us. He uses Vacth, a beauty who somewhat resembles the young Nastassja Kinski or Dominique Sanda, for her eerie, implacable hauteur. There is a mask behind her mask."
The Other Woman (2014)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
"Returning to the horror-comic vein that launched their careers, director Joel Coen and producer Ethan Coen pepper their new picture with so much humor that the occasional bursts of sheer mayhem seem more ridiculous than revolting."
Hateship Loveship (2014)
The Railway Man (2014)