Calgary Sun

Calgary Sun is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Louis B. Hobson
Rating Title/Year Author
Soul Survivors (2001) Louis B. Hobson Purgatory is an apt metaphor for the experience the new horror movie Soul Survivors offers its audiences. It may not amount to torment, but watching it definitely borders on torture. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2001
The Musketeer (2001) Louis B. Hobson To his credit, Hyams keeps what little story he's retained from Dumas' book moving at a jaunty pace. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2001
Jeepers Creepers (2001) Louis B. Hobson A cover- your-face, duck-in -your-seat, scream-out -loud slasher that, for the first hour, pushes so many of the right buttons. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2001
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Louis B. Hobson Smith said this is the last time he will foist Jay and Bob on movie audiences. Please let him be a man of his word. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2001
Lost and Delirious (2001) Louis B. Hobson A powerful, affecting story of first love with all its joy, exuberance, angst and sorrow. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2001
Planet of the Apes (2001) Louis B. Hobson This Planet of the Apes is destined to become the box-office champ. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2001
Made (2001) Louis B. Hobson A film that positively bristles with wry, understated wit. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2001
America's Sweethearts (2001) Louis B. Hobson Once the junket begins the film starts falling apart. Parody and satire are replaced by tired, silly slapstick that is beneath the talents of the actors. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2001
Jurassic Park III (2001) Louis B. Hobson Once the humans are on the island, it's one harrowing chase after another and it all wraps up in 90 breath-snatching, heart-pounding minutes leaving the audience begging for more. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2001
The Score (2001) Louis B. Hobson The Score has its requisite plot twists and they're dandies. What really makes The Score a must-see film are the three central performances. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2001
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Louis B. Hobson As a feature film, it ranks right up there with Titan A.E. and Atlantis for logic and an ability to compel. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2001
Cats & Dogs (2001) Louis B. Hobson The critters eventually outstay their welcome because there is not nearly enough plot to warrant all the effects. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2001
Baby Boy (2001) Louis B. Hobson John Singleton has every right to be a proud papa. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2001
Crazy/Beautiful (2001) Louis B. Hobson What is refreshing about crazy/beautiful is Stockwell does not sensationalize the material. He's more interested in exploring the perils of first love. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2001
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) Louis B. Hobson Whenever poor Murphy has to interact with his fellow humans, the film falters because the crises writer Larry Levin has created are more cute than acute. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2001
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Louis B. Hobson Like its klunky predecessors, Tomb Raider always feels as if scenes are missing or that it was edited by Edward Scissorhands. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2001
Evolution (2001) Louis B. Hobson Evolution is amusing, but it's not as wildly extravagant as Men in Black or as devilishly clever as Galaxy Quest. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2001
What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) Louis B. Hobson Mildly amusing and even offers a few genuine belly laughs but it misses the mark as often as it hits it. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2001
Pearl Harbor (2001) Louis B. Hobson This is worth the escalating price of admission. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2001
A Knight's Tale (2001) Louis B. Hobson A rousing tribute to sporting events regardless of era or rules. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2001
The Mummy Returns (2001) Louis B. Hobson It fills the screen with fun and action for two hours, never promising to do anything more than entertain and enthrall. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2001
Waydowntown (2000) Louis B. Hobson It's Burns' visuals, characters and his punchy dialogue, not his plot, that carry waydowntown. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2001
Driven (2001) Louis B. Hobson The dialogue sequences in Driven are so awkward it's a treat each time Harlin brings his cameras back to the race track. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2001
Joe Dirt (2001) Louis B. Hobson Spade has sold his golden goose and laid an egg. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2001
Along Came a Spider (2001) Louis B. Hobson An ingenious thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2001
Blow (2001) Louis B. Hobson Blow is not only moving, it moves. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2001
Spy Kids (2001) Louis B. Hobson Simultaneously fantastic and fantastical, and clever enough to amuse adults while it's enthralling children. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2001
Someone Like You (2001) Louis B. Hobson There's no shortage of laughs because Elizabeth Chandler's screenplay is witty and acerbic. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2001
Say It Isn't So (2001) Louis B. Hobson The last time I felt so guilty about laughing so heartily at something so lowbrow and gross was at There's Something About Mary. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2001
Heartbreakers (2001) Louis B. Hobson Riotously funny. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2001
Enemy at the Gates (2001) Louis B. Hobson A powerful and gripping story of war depicted on both its grandest and most intimate levels. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2001
Left Behind: The Movie (2001) Louis B. Hobson It's pretty spooky but director Vic Sarin, screenwriter Allan McElroy are unable to sustain much suspense or credibility. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2001
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) Louis B. Hobson Graceland is a slick exercise in cinema excess in which the audience is asked to pick their favourites from a gallery of low lives and hope they can elude the justice and punishment they actually deserve. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2001
Down to Earth (2001) Louis B. Hobson Chris Rock shares a great deal with his character in Down to Earth and that's not necessarily a good thing. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2001