Lawrence Journal-World

Lawrence Journal-World is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dan Lybarger, Jon Niccum
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The Fan (1981) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3/5 Three Seasons (1999) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2007
5/5 Airplane! (1980) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3/5 Innerspace (1987) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3/5 She's So Lovely (1997) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2007
2/4 Lady in the Water (2006) Jon Niccum Lady in the Water appears to be a creepy fairy tale, but it's really a psychological thriller. Trouble is, the psychology involves the mindset of its writer-director. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2006
2/4 You, Me and Dupree (2006) Jon Niccum It simply fades into Wilson's growing résumé of watchable but unremarkable comedies. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2006
2.5/4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Jon Niccum At more than two-and-a-half hours, this second installment veers toward overkill EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2006
3/4 The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Jon Niccum Come February, it might be very fashionable to present Streep with another Oscar EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2006
2.5/4 Superman Returns (2006) Jon Niccum It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a downer. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2006
3/4 An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Jon Niccum the documentary is so convincing that it makes opposers of the argument as credible as Holocaust deniers. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2006
2/4 Nacho Libre (2006) Jon Niccum What is least appealing about the Hesses is the sense that they are always laughing 'at' rather than 'with' their characters EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2006
2/4 Cars (2006) Jon Niccum Apparently, anthropomorphized machines are a whole lot less fun than anthropomorphized fish, insects, toys or monsters. Remember last year's Robots? Yeah, me neither EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2006
2.5/4 The Break-Up (2006) Jon Niccum It's at least trying to stay anchored in the real world, where cute couples don't always make up and walk hand-in-hand into the sunset. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2006
2.5/4 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Jon Niccum The main downfall of X-Men: The Last Stand is also its biggest guilty pleasure: watching just how many mutant baddies they can throw on the screen. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2006
2/4 The Da Vinci Code (2006) Jon Niccum Ideas that are genuinely challenging to people's beliefs don't come from sources like Ron Howard. His movie is a professional, workmanlike effort -- a passable potboiler and not much more. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2006
2/4 Poseidon (2006) Jon Niccum It's the cinematic equivalent of a Carnival Cruise EDIT
Posted May 12, 2006
3.5/4 Mission: Impossible III (2006) Jon Niccum The movie is why popcorn was invented. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2006
3.5/4 United 93 (2006) Jon Niccum The very act of depicting the events with such detached frankness makes for a far more gripping experience than any cinematic embellishments might provide. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2.5/4 American Dreamz (2006) Jon Niccum The film is tailor-made for the vast audience that can't wait to watch Fox's Idol each week while still intellectually grasping what a glossy hunk of junk it is. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2006
3/4 Thank You for Smoking (2005) Jon Niccum a comedy both as dark as a black lung and as illuminating as a stadium full of flicked lighters. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3/4 Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Jon Niccum What at first appears to be heading into Quentin Tarantino or Guy Ritchie turf steadily finds its own violent voice EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2006
1.5/4 Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Jon Niccum Stone's every line of dialogue, every gesture, every hussy lip smack screams 'I'm too sexy for this movie.' And it's often hilarious. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2006
2.5/4 V for Vendetta (2006) Jon Niccum V for Vendetta is a confounding exercise that has no trouble getting people to think, but it's far less successful at getting them to feel. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2006
2.5/4 The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Jon Niccum So visceral is the carnage and so believable are the victims' reactions to it that it's impossible not to get caught up in the story. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 16 Blocks (2006) Jon Niccum the quieter scenes far outweigh the noisier ones EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2006
3/4 Running Scared (2006) Jon Niccum For a picture so fetishistically obsessed with death, Running Scared is vibrantly alive. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2006
2.5/4 Hoodwinked! (2005) Jon Niccum an irreverent, imaginative and often just plain weird spin on the classic fairy tale EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2006
2/4 Firewall (2006) Jon Niccum once the fistfights, car chases and stray explosions begin to mount, the movie veers into exponentially dumb overkill. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2006
3/4 Capote (2005) Jon Niccum it does a capable job of capturing a time and place, bringing to life several unforgettable personalities and illustrating the moral self-loathing of a writer whose real-life subject must die before he has a decent ending to his book. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2006
3/5 S.O.B. (1981) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
4/5 Sleepers (1996) Jon Niccum Disturbing and powerful EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
5/5 The Parallax View (1974) Jon Niccum Among the top paranoid thrillers of the 1970s EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2/5 Backdraft (1991) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
4/5 Live and Let Die (1973) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
1/5 Hard Target (1993) Jon Niccum Hysterically inept attempt at action filmmaking EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
3/5 Death Race 2000 (1975) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
3/5 Benny & Joon (1993) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
3/5 Eating Raoul (1982) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/4 End of the Spear (2006) Jon Niccum This generally engrossing Christian parable is the type of film that conservatives will overpraise and liberals will overcriticize. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2006
2.5/4 Last Holiday (2006) Jon Niccum somehow the conviction that Queen Latifah brings to the project makes some of the film's dopier choices easier to forgive. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2006
2/4 Brokeback Mountain (2005) Jon Niccum a monotonous and often inadvertently campy romance that rivals The Hours as the most overrated movie of the decade EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2006
4/5 Brother's Keeper (1992) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2005
1/5 In Love and War (1996) Jon Niccum Boring and artificial EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2005
2.5/4 The Producers (2005) Jon Niccum The 'zany' performances are like a well-oiled machine, and, consequently, much of the movie comes across as mechanical. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2005
3/4 Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Jon Niccum When Murrow cautions viewers they should 'not be driven by fear into an age of unreason,' the film seems more culturally relevant than anything playing at the multiplex. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2005
1/5 The Doors (1991) Jon Niccum Tedious and self-important EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
4/5 Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
3/5 Tightrope (1984) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005
3/5 James and the Giant Peach (1996) Jon Niccum Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2005