is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Brian Orndorf, Harvey S. Karten, Susan Granger
Rating Title/Year Author
B Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Story (2018) Harvey S. Karten Almost custom-made for anyone interested in theater, particularly about how actors are trained for physical action. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2020
B+ Hitler's Hollywood (2017) Harvey S. Karten Goebbels knew that movies could influence the masses of German people, so he picked particular films using the commercial Hollywood style to show in theaters. A top-notch collage of such works. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2018
B Drinking Buddies (2013) Harvey S. Karten A realistic look at choices today's unmarried youths must make. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2013
8.5/10 Django Unchained (2012) Katherine Brodsky Reminds you why you love the movies the way that only Quentin Tarantino cam. Christoph Waltz is a flawless charmer. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2013
7/10 Barney's Version (2010) Katherine Brodsky ...charming and moving. It is at once both sardonically funny and bitterly sad. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2013
7.5/10 Incendies (2010) Katherine Brodsky To say that 'Incendies' is an intense film would be a gross understatement. It is a disturbingly painful film that is difficult to shake off. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2013
6/10 No Strings Attached (2011) Katherine Brodsky In some ways, "No Strings Attached" plays out rather conventionally within its genre. At the same time, there is a certain rawness to it that makes it fresher than most rom-com flicks. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2013
8.5/10 Black Swan (2010) Katherine Brodsky Darren Aronofsky takes you to the edge and pushes you beyond...A visceral experience, set to an intoxicating score and cinematography. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2013
B Bride Flight (2008) Harvey S. Karten An expensively filmed chick flick about three Dutch women who seek a better life among the Kiwis. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2011
B Water for Elephants (2011) Harvey S. Karten One of the better pics from Hollywood but you won't want to run away to join this circus. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2011
B+ Budrus (2009) Harvey S. Karten An intense, albeit one-sided, documentary on location during demonstrations by the Palestinians in the village of Budrus against Israeli encroachments. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2011
B- Sanctum (2011) Harvey S. Karten Lacking plot and witty dialogue, this deserves a 'fresh' strictly for its photography. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2011
B True Grit (2010) Harvey S. Karten Its great strength is its contrast between a brash young innocent and a seen-it-all, laid-back older man. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2010
A Irreversible (2002) Brian Orndorf Contains crippling, extended acts of sexual violence and general inhumanity, yet, under the bleeding rawness of it all, was a film of brilliant technical achievement and unrivaled, unrelenting ferocity. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
A The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Brian Orndorf The filmmaker's great conjunction picture, where every element, from casting to cinematography, found perfect alignment, bringing about Anderson's most emotionally pulling, visually arresting feature. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
A Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Brian Orndorf While certainly sweet, Love is more compelling as a veiled threat, with Anderson jerking the audience around, wielding abrasive characters and hostile situations in a manner I've come to adore. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
A Lost in Translation (2003) Brian Orndorf A relationship picture with elegant connective tissue; it's brittle and real, focused on the nuances of body language and unspoken desire, while indulging in a cheeky bit of knowing absurdity when the mood strikes. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
A Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Brian Orndorf A head-spinning dream project of extraordinarily bi-polar, nutso invention, Vol. 1 is a candy store rampage, cheering on Tarantino's fetishes as he built a colorful war machine of ideal double-feature dementia. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2009
A Open Range (2003) Brian Orndorf Range is handed a stunning period scope by Costner's directorial eye, while forming an unexpectedly tender core to help endear these character past their grizzled exterior. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2009
A X2 (2003) Brian Orndorf For this brief shining moment, the "X-Men" universe held perfect pitch, and funny book movies had a new standard of execution to live up to. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2009
3/10 Glitter (2001) Brian Orndorf Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2007
F Summer Catch (2001) Brian Orndorf The element of Summer Catch that sours it all for good is that so many actors decided it would be a good idea to be in this film. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2007
2/10 Corky Romano (2001) Brian Orndorf Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2007
6/10 Open Season (2006) Susan Granger Mischievous and spunky, it's aimed at family fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2006
8/10 The Guardian (2006) Susan Granger An exciting crowd-pleaser, examining what it takes - physically and psychologically - to be a hero. Think of it as "Top Fin"! EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2006
5/10 Flyboys (2006) Susan Granger In the sky, the scenes soar - but the ground story never takes off. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2006
1/10 Jackass: Number Two (2006) Susan Granger It tells us seomthing about the demoralizing state of movie audiences today when donkey dung like this tops the box-office. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2006
8/10 The Last King of Scotland (2006) Susan Granger Featuring an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance by Forest Whitaker, this gripping drama interweaves historical fact with fiction into an edgy, eye-riveting tale. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2006
5/10 Fearless (2006) Susan Granger While no "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," this chop-socky features Jet Li's flying fists and feet doing Chinese We Shu martial arts. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2006
6/10 All the King's Men (2006) Susan Granger Ponderous and pretentious - nstead of a timeless, relevant political commentary, it just feels discordant and tediously dated. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2006
5/10 Gridiron Gang (2006) Susan Granger No sappy sports cliche or trite inspirational slogan is ignored. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2006
2/10 The Covenant (2006) Susan Granger This supernatural story doesn't muster much horror, much less tap into the thriller aspect. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2006
4/10 The Black Dahlia (2006) Susan Granger Plot threads get tangled in a florid web of confusion, and the cast's tawdry, melodramatic antics often evoke unintentional amusement. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2006
3/10 Beerfest (2006) Susan Granger This tepid celebration of binge drinking goes flat fast. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2006
4/10 The Quiet (2005) Susan Granger Perversely sordid, some of the creepy soft-core scenes cross the lurid line of bad taste. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2006
4/10 Crank (2006) Susan Granger A reckless, relentless rush that goes nowhere in an exhausting 83 minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2006
8/10 Hollywoodland (2006) Susan Granger Ben Affleck exudes sleaziness, Diane Lane is slyly manipulative and Adrien Brody scores as the scummy's an enigmatic and intriguing tale. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2006
6/10 Accepted (2006) Susan Granger Subversive, sophomoric comedy EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2006
9/10 The Illusionist (2006) Susan Granger This lavishly romantic tale of magic and mystery is utterly spellbinding, teasing and tantalizing you with the truth while juggling smoke and mirrors. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2006
7/10 Lassie (2005) Susan Granger Yes, they're still making a few timeless, sentimental family films the way they used to - with no CGI. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2006
8/10 Snakes on a Plane (2006) Susan Granger This repitilian horror thriller is the stuff of which nightmares are made. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2006
2/10 Zoom (2006) Susan Granger Just exactly how desperate are you to get the kids out of the house and into the theater? EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2006
5/10 Step Up (2006) Susan Granger Formulaic story, filled with flashy, toe-tapping interludes... EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2006
7/10 World Trade Center (2006) Susan Granger Somber and life-affirming, intense yet respectful, it marks the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attack. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2006
4/10 The Descent (2005) Susan Granger A mindless, tense fright-fest EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2006
6/10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Susan Granger Silly, squealing spoof of dopey daredevils who clearly have a few lug nuts loose. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2006
6/10 The Night Listener (2006) Susan Granger It's fitting that kaleidoscopic images introduce this psychological thriller in which reality and fantasy collide and splinter into cinematic fragments. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2006
4/10 John Tucker Must Die (2006) Susan Granger Tepid teen revenge fantasy EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2006
8/10 The Ant Bully (2006) Susan Granger A fun-filled, enormously entertaining fable about family, friendship and fair play EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2006
6/10 Miami Vice (2006) Susan Granger It's style over substance in this explosive, shoot 'em up that tries to make up with fast pace and visceral atmosphere what it lacks in characterization and coherence. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2006