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Rating Title/Year Author
Equilibrium (2002) Leah Rozen A balanced thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978) People Staff Blier's sense of humor is curious if not downright incomprehensible... The comedy is so airy it floats right off the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Tom Gliatto An excellent film is about a defunct biotech start-up, Theranos, and founder Elizabeth Holmes. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
() People Staff That wasn't his life passing before him; it was this movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Holiday (2006) Leah Rozen Nancy Meyers is a whiz at turning out fun, frothy commercial fare. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) People Staff Replete with rude noises, pathetic table manners and bathroom jokes that would discredit a second grader, Ace Ventura is an endeavor that all concerned should omit from their résumés. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) Ralph Novak While it isn't as insultingly dopey as the first two films in this series, this Die Hard is every bit as violent, obscene and implausible. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
The Cell (2000) Leah Rozen It's eye candy, all right, but lacks any nutritional value. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Xanadu (1980) People Staff Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Stepmom (1998) Leah Rozen Stepmom plays just this side of icky, pulling at the heartstrings as if hitched to a Mack truck. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Leah Rozen But I'm a Cheerleader often leans too hard on stereotypes in reaching for its laughs, but Lyonne and DuVall, who plays the tomboy Lyonne falls for, give nervy, on-target performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) People Staff Many races ensue, but Drift remains strictly for motorheads. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Reign of Fire (2002) Leah Rozen Better than the trailers made it seem, but nothing to get fired up about. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Bad Boys (1995) People Staff The unfailingly ingratiating Smith glides through the movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) People Staff The movie mostly flows easily, though, to its satisfying conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) Ralph Novak Nobody under 13 should be allowed to see this movie. Nobody over 13 should want to. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Oliver & Company (1988) Peter Travers With its captivating characters, sprightly songs and zap-happy animation, Oliver & Company adds up to a tip-top frolic. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Road House (1989) People Staff Vulgarity isn't the movie's main vice. Hypocrisy is. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Teen Wolf (1985) People Staff This combination of wolf and Fox is well-intentioned, harmless fun, and it's got I Was a Teenage Werewolf, the lycanthropic skeleton in Michael Landon's closet, beat by a mile. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Harlem Nights (1989) Ralph Novak What this film suffers from is lack of fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) People Staff With Clint Eastwood at the wheel, the trip is not totally disagreeable. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
The Lord of the Rings (1978) People Staff Ralph Bakshi's imagination was on the Fritz; his animated version of Tolkien's fable made Middle-earth look like Grand Central Station during the rush hour of the Ores. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Hook (1991) People Staff What it all is, really, is a glorious Spielbergian essay on the value, in gold doubloons, of rampant sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
The Amityville Horror (1979) People Staff The family sticks around to sample the entire range of demon poltergeist effects, while Rod Steiger, a priest who tries to help, is laid up in bed, perhaps due to a chronic case of overacting. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Mannequin (1987) People Staff To label this movie "entertainment" is to perpetrate consumer fraud. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Ishtar (1987) People Staff Beatty goes along with the casting joke of playing the nerd sidekick to Hoffman's slick loverboy. But zany antics aren't his forte. Hoffman's impishness serves the film better until the sheer weight of the production grinds him down EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Twins (1988) Peter Travers What a concept: Cast pumped-up Arnold Schwarzenegger and pint-size Danny De Vito as twins separated at birth. Funny, huh? Sure is, hilarious even, for about five minutes. But the 102 minutes remaining are a stretch for one joke. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) People Staff One monster's company, II's a crowd. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
A Chorus Line (1985) People Staff This $24 million extravaganza is an empty shell, so cautious it lacks even the sleazy energy of a real desecration. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Police Academy (1984) People Staff The movie is generally good-natured and, for this kind of thing, tasteful. Nobody should be arrested because of it, anyway. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Young Guns (1988) Peter Travers The boys shoot, ride, flirt, get high on peyote and revel in enough self-adoring, anachronistic behavior to have all but inveterate teenyboppers swearing vengeance on the film's makers. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
The Blob (1988) Peter Travers All we get is sullen Kevin Dillon subbing for Steve and a bigger, nastier lump that bloodies up its victims in stomach-churning close-ups. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Invasion U.S.A. (1985) People Staff Director Joseph Zito has in fact made both good and bad guys equally one- dimensional and unlikable. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
Cocktail (1988) Peter Travers As if realizing that his star hasn't smiled for 15 minutes, Donaldson tacks on a goody-goody ending that would shame the Care Bears. How to sum up what went wrong? Cruise has a line in the movie: "Flat beer from rusty pipes." EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) People Staff Like a box of candy left on the beach, this movie is a gooey, sugary mess. But buried in the glop are a few nuggets. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
Pretty Woman (1990) Ralph Novak Despite its cornball attributes-maybe because of them-this is a sweetheart of an old-fashioned romantic comedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) Leah Rozen 10 Things is smarter than most adolescent fluff, but it never cuts loose with the unexpected daft zing of Clueless or transcends its pre-cap-and-gown concerns. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
Baby Boom (1987) People Staff The only satisfying thing about the ending is that it keeps any more movie from happening. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) People Staff But the movie's problems go deeper-than the dialogue: its whole premise is flawed. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Green Card (1990) Ralph Novak Silly and obvious as this romantic comedy is (and its script would have seemed dated in 1942), it might have mustered a considerable charm if Depardieu had been better matched in his first American film. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Only You (1994) People Staff Hunt plays the Eve Arden role of Tomei's wisecracking pal to perfection, making her the single best reason to see the movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
Never Been Kissed (1999) Leah Rozen "This is a very bad idea." Exacta-mundo, sister. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Pokémon: The First Movie (1999) Leah Rozen Inspiring message, uninspired movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2019
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Leah Rozen Although director Renny Harlin clearly knows his way around an action scene, he fails to make Deep seem, well, deep. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
The First Wives Club (1996) People Staff The awful thing about this movie is that its stars, three of the best comic actresses in Hollywood, are reduced to bimbos too. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
Death Becomes Her (1992) People Staff [Streep], Hawn and Zemeckis combine to offer a fearsome look at what, under different circumstances, might well have happened to Baby Jane. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Clifford (1994) People Staff Hamstrung by a script that is neither funny nor fanciful enough, Clifford just sits on the screen, as flat as last week's seltzer. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Tom Gliatto Blunt isn't a musical-comedy star like her predecessor... But Blunt can carry a tune confidently and tunefully, and her acting is charming. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
I, Robot (2004) People Staff The problem with Robot is that it keeps reminding you of better, edgier flicks, notably Blade Runner, The Terminator and Minority Report, not to mention director Alex Proyas's own Dark City. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Event Horizon (1997) Leah Rozen Despite a few nifty special effects, this sci-fi horror film, in which grisly things happen to a space crew after its members board an abandoned ship, is a boring and blood-soaked mess. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018