Critics Inc./America Online

Critics Inc./America Online is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brandon Judell
Rating Title/Year Author
Braveheart (1995) Brandon Judell It's sad that Paramount Pictures which has many gay employees has stooped to release such a flawed work of bigotry and forced them to stand behind it. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2018
Life and Death on the A-List (1995) Brandon Judell A welcome addition to the growing genre of AIDS on celluloid. Corcoran's direction captures the plight of what it is to have been young, beautiful and worshipped, then to suddenly find yourself older, not so wiser, battling a not so pleasant disease. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2018
7/10 Step Up 3 (2010) Brandon Judell Would it be a better musical experience if when Gene Kelly splashed about in Singin' in the Rain, you saw each drop of water bouncing towards you? EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2010
Deja Vu (1997) Brandon Judell In a mood for a little O. Henry? Then you're in luck. In this most whimsical of romances, auteur Henry Jaglom, has again created another of his unconventional opuses EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2005
The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997) Brandon Judell Overwhelmingly romantic, subtly cynical, and constantly entertaining, "The Chambermaid and the Titanic" is an example of how to make a superb film for less than $200 million. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2005
Bulworth (1998) Brandon Judell one of the hardest-hitting and unblinkingly brave political satires to hit American screens since "Dr. Strangelove." EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2005
Sliding Doors (1998) Brandon Judell a clever conceit, but it's one that eventually wears out its welcome. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2005
Callejon De Los Milagros (1995) Brandon Judell The result is a startlingly funny, at times desperately despairing, symbiosis of lower-class lives trying to make the best of the few assets they have. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2005
Marius et Jeannette (1997) Brandon Judell a study of the difficulties working-class love faces when confronted with unemployment, past betrayals, and a deteriorating social structure EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2005
3/5 Johnny Guitar (1954) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2005
1/5 Stag (1997) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2005
4/5 Not One Less (1999) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2005
3/5 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2005
1/5 Circuit (2001) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2005
3/5 Multiplicity (1996) Brandon Judell Whatever you know about cloning, leave at the theater door. Whatever you know about the modern housewife, shuck that, too. The feminism of "Multiplicity" is barely circa 1959. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2003
Striptease (1996) Brandon Judell For a movie with more bare breasts than any two tattered issues of "Playboy" and "Hustler," "Striptease" is the flattest offering of the year. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2003
3/4 Walking and Talking (1996) Brandon Judell a totally charming, though lightweight, look at a childhood friendship EDIT
Posted May 28, 2003
2.5/4 The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Brandon Judell The most exciting characters are killed off too early, and what we're left with is a Satan's "Seasme Street." EDIT
Posted May 8, 2003
4/4 Ai no Corrida (1976) Brandon Judell In her essay, "A Theory on Female Sexuality" (1966), American psychiatrist Mary Jane Sherfey noted that "the strength of the [sex] drive determines the force required to suppress it." EDIT
Posted May 8, 2003
3.5/4 Hak-saeng boo-keun shin-wei (1996) Brandon Judell Park, one of Korea's most acclaimed directors, here displays why he is so honored. Mixing farce with real pain and making it work is always a major accomplishment. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2003
1.5/4 House Arrest (1996) Brandon Judell MGM can make millions with House Arrest. All they have to do is allow free admittance, and charge $10 a head for those wanting to run out of the theater before the end credits roll. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2003
A Further Gesture (1997) Brandon Judell if you haven't seen a film this month with an ex IRA hero, you won't go wrong with "The Break." EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2003
Artemisia (1997) Brandon Judell an always perceptive look into the life of an artist only previously known to the most academic of us. Merlet brings the sixteen-hundreds alive with all its wantonness. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2003
Everything Relative (1996) Brandon Judell How could you not like a film which features Harvey Fierstein as a moyl with two-pierced ears? You simply can't. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2003
Different for Girls (1996) Brandon Judell What makes this wonderfully deranged film fly is Rupert ("Maurice"; "Where Angels Fear to Tread") Graves. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2003
Courage Under Fire (1996) Brandon Judell a confused Gulf War flick adopting the structure of "Rashomon," the sentimentality of "Love Story," and the souls of Hollywood hacks. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2003
Alaska (1996) Brandon Judell Charlton Heston, though he has saved the Jews and a whole bunch of other distressed folk in the past, along with painting the Sistine Chapel, can't rescue his son's picture. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2003
Sandman (1970) Brandon Judell Nigh perfect Chaplinesque slapstick comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
Taste of Cherry (1997) Brandon Judell That Kiarostami keeps us guessing and caring to the very end as to how Mr. Badii will answer these questions, and that he accomplishes this concern on our parts with a startling spareness, is nothing less than Divine. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
Leather Jacket Love Story (1997) Brandon Judell So good-natured and peppered with so much nudity and so many crazed drag queens, you'll find yourself more than willing to overlook its poor sound quality, mixed bag of actors, and lack of suspense. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
I Went Down (1997) Brandon Judell This good-natured, rough-housing Irish comedy is one of those buddy pictures where two oddly matched chaps thrown together by caustic Fate eventually save each other's life and become the best of buddies. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
I Love You... Don't Touch Me! (1997) Brandon Judell This woman is so grating, so self-absorbed, and so without a sense of humor, you can't be sympathetic to her self-inflicted chastity. Katie deserves to be alone. Sadly, she's wound up on the screen. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
The Big Lebowski (1998) Brandon Judell Nimble, crackerjack entertainment with the crazed, anything-goes humor and the visual splendor we have come to expect in the best of the Coen Brothers' offerings. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997) Brandon Judell ... when Ms. Rand, who died in 1982, is verbally sparring with the likes of Phil Donahue or Mike Wallace on old TV broadcasts, she comes alive. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2003
0/10 Bird of Prey (1995) Brandon Judell At one point, Kily/Tilly notes: "Parents! You can't live with them. You can't live without their Mastercard." Hopefully, that will be the only sentence I remember from this abomination, and if the Lord is merciful, not even that. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2003
Passover Fever (1996) Brandon Judell a very funny comedy. Sort of like a B'nai B'rith version of "Parenthood." EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2003
Wild Things (1998) Brandon Judell What "Titanic" supplied for female teens, "Wild Things" will supply for their male counterparts. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2003
Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) Brandon Judell Finally a Rocky Horror Show to greet the millennium. Welcome to Woop Woop is indisputably the best "bad" film to hit our screens in many a moon. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2003
Twilight (1998) Brandon Judell Imagine a Medicare version of the private eye Paul Newman played in both "Harper" (1966) and "The Drowning Pool" (1976), and you have "Twilight." EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
Sphere (1998) Brandon Judell Sphere yearns to be a philosophical epic but it's final and only edict is so rudimentary as to barely exist: man is not yet 'ready' either intellectually or emotionally for the gifts E.T.'s are willing to share with us. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
The Leading Man (1996) Brandon Judell Jon Bon Jovi, with his fiendishly angelic smile, thick, unruly locks, and piercing, flirtatious orbs, is slowly grooming himself for stardom. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) Brandon Judell the miscasting of Ms. Elfman as someone with a brain defies belief. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
Kissing a Fool (1998) Brandon Judell A little more "Kissing" like this, and years from now it's quite possible "Friends" will be all Schwimmer is remembered for. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1997) Brandon Judell a film more noteworthy for its title's lack of commas than for any other asset EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2003
4/5 A Price Above Rubies (1998) Brandon Judell Thanks to Boaz (Fresh) Yorkin, we now have Bye, Bye, Hasid or better yet Escape from the Tefillin. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2002
5/5 Breaking the Waves (1996) Brandon Judell mesmerizing, harrowing and in the end euphoric EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2002
Nothing (1998) Brandon Judell Like an Albert Brooks who can't misfire, like a West Coast suburban, post-pubescent Woody Allen, like a Sartre on laughing gas, Aaronson has created a film that will have you floored. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2002
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Brandon Judell Pauline Kael noted the effort "demonstrates how even a gifted Frenchman who adores American musicals misunderstands their conventions." EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2001
There's Something About Mary (1998) Brandon Judell Cameron, with her unique beauty and unquittable smile, has a way of grounding the most ridiculous situations. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2001
Madeline (1998) Brandon Judell Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2001