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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% Streets of Laredo (1949) The story is a grossly hackneyed thing and the dialogue is of an order which no self-respecting horse would deign to speak.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
No Score Yet Lady Godiva (1955) As for what goes before the saunter, it is even more ponderous and dull.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
67% The Chalk Garden (1964) Ronald Neame, who has directed the picture, and John Michael Hayes, who has written the script, present us with a cozy, compact drama that follows a comfortable, sentimental line.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
81% Saboteur (1942) To put it mildly, Mr. Hitchcock and his writers have really let themselves go. Melodramatic action is their forte, but they scoff at speed limits this trip.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
86% The Family Way (1966) The possibilities of serious complications are studiously forgone in favor of folksiness and pathos, which are pleasingly presented but awfully thin.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
75% I Want a Divorce (1940) Miss Blondell and Mr. Powell have been persuaded to hit the old high pace when playing their lighter scenes. Some of these are amusing, but they simply don't sandwich into the whole. And, when the story goes heavy -- well, confidentially, it sinks.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
81% To Each His Own (1946) Although [writers] Charles Brackett and Jacques Thery are not telling anything new in To Each His Own, which follows the broad pattern of countless tales about the grief of unwed mothers, they have worked in a few refreshing twists.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
71% Lady on a Train (1945) It's an empty and careless little fable, intended to be a mystery farce, about the wholly incredible mix-up of a debutante in a murder plot.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
100% Macario (1960) The charm of it is in the felicity with which it flows from a solemn, sad account of misery and futility into a bubbling comedy, spiced with morbid witticisms, and then into a drollish horror tale.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
50% Night Passage (1957) A lot of the well-worked ingredients of six-gun drama are aptly packed in, along with some beautiful Colorado scenery, in wide-screen and color -- plus James Stewart.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
99% Rear Window (1954) The boorish but fascinating pastime of peeking into other people's homes -- a thing that New York apartment dwellers have a slight disposition to do -- is used by Director Alfred Hitchcock to impel a tense and exciting exercise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
50% Goodbye Charlie (1964) Under Vincente Minnelli's direction, the film has a certain style and pace. But it is much more vulgar than stylish, much more sluggish and dull than fast.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
33% Bedtime Story (1964) Mark this one down as good, crisp fun.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
100% Night People (1954) It may be the sheerest piece of fiction, and a reckless piece at that, but it is fun.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
80% The Unfinished Dance (1948) The Unfinished Dance is a big splash of show-off theatre, in which the story is as slickly decorative as are the elaborately staged ballets.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
45% Flower Drum Song (1961) Since colorfulness and pleasant music were the strong points in Flower Drum Song... when it bloomed on the Broadway stage, it is notable that the film version stresses those qualities and does well enough by others.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
20% The Victors (1963) Mr. Foreman's direction is generally artless, highly romanticized, and there really is not one good performance -- one strong characterization -- in the whole film. Eli Wallach's sergeant is the best of a lot of stereotypes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
20% Life at the Top (1965) This picture could be a documentary of all the ugly, tawdry, complicating things that might happen to restless married people when they found themselves helplessly caught in the stuffy social surroundings of the industrial Establishment.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
65% Darling (1965) [Schlesinger] has made a film that will set tongues to wagging and moralists to wringing their hands.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
80% Le Quattro Giornate di Napoli (The Four Days of Naples) (1962) It was certainly designed by [Loy] to make the older people of Italy feel again the fire of courage they felt in those dark moments, and to make the younger people know what it was.There isn't the slightest question that it accomplishes this intent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
71% Summer Holiday (1948) Where Mr. O'Neill's reminiscence of adolescent youth back in the days of peg-top trousers, of the Rubaiyat craze and the five-cent schooner of beer was a subtle and sensitive understanding, this picture is largely a big lark.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
83% Whispering Smith (1948) As a rootin', tootin' Western, this formula-made Whispering Smith is good make-believe entertainment for those who will take it as such.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
100% Gamlet (Hamlet) (1964) It is a spectacle, in the main-a large, mobile, realistic rendering of the melodramatic action of the play-that depends entirely for its impact upon its striking scenery, the physical sweep of its performance and the grand effects...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
100% You're in the Navy Now (1951) It seems only fair to warn you that this farce about Navy men is the most explosively funny service picture that has come along since the nickelodeon versions of the sinking of the battleship Maine.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
60% Impact (1949) The melodramatics in this picture are tediously uninspired. Since definitions are in order, let's label Impact a dull thud.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
86% Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) Really good newspaper pictures are few and far between. This one, while melodramatic, does all right by the trade.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
76% The Day of the Triffids (1963) As an old-fashioned plot picture unhampered by artistic pretensions, The Day of the Triffids is above par for the course.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
95% Les Vampires (1915) A few hours of it, however, was sufficient to convince this viewer that this French opposite number to The Perils of Pauline is the ultimate in cinema camp. It is a lurid, slow-moving, grotesque stretch-out of fantastic adventures.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
40% Nobody Waved Good-Bye (1965) A good job of pictorial pamphleteering on the topic of parent-child relations is done by Nobody Waved Good-bye, but it comes to no forceful conclusion, either emotional or intellectual.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
20% Judith (1966) It comes out a disappointing picture, more lurid and loud than lustrous, and certainly much more of a fiction than an illusion of what might have taken place.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
No Score Yet A House Is Not a Home (1964) [A] ridiculously maudlin film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
14% Caprice (1967) The construction is so flimsy and the presentation so poor that those usually competent performers come through looking like halfwits and dopes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
83% Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967) I gather this is precisely what Mr. Whitehead intended it to be -- an engrossing and amusing observation of scattered aspects of the current mod scene, done so briskly the viewer gets caught up in it but not so seriously he's likely to be sold.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
67% With a Song in My Heart (1952) Just about as grandiose and mawkish as Hollywood homage can be.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
88% Knute Rockne---All American (1940) As a memorial to a fine and inspiring molder of character in young men, this picture ranks high.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
57% Jungle Book (1942) The color is strikingly vivid and some of the individual scenes have natural charm. But the film, as a whole, is ostentatious.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
No Score Yet Mary, Mary (1963) There must be some simple explanation of why Miss Kerr's play has run for so long, but I don't get it from this movie, which is two hours of conversational fuzz.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
83% Woman on the Run (1950) Woman on the Run will not win prizes but it does make crime enjoyable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2015
71% Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) The pathos of little children caught in the agony of war is always a solid staple of sentiment on the screen. It has been well and touchingly presented in any number of films. And it is offered again with deep compassion in "Conspiracy of Hearts" ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
89% Cry, the Beloved Country (1952) It is difficult to do proper justice to the fine qualities of this film or to the courage and skill of Mr. Korda in transmitting such a difficult and sobering theme.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
93% Fail-Safe (1964) It packs a melodramatic wallop that will rattle a lot of chattering teeth.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
83% Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Dance, Girl, Dance is just a cliché-ridden, garbled repetition of the story of the aches and pains in a dancer's rise to fame and fortune.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
67% The Pumpkin Eater (1964) It might make for valid drama if Mr. Pinter had done a half‐way job of establishing this insecure woman on firm psychological ground.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
17% Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962) Sophia Loren is given very little opportunity to display her acknowledged talent for acting in Anatol Litvak's new film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2015
67% I'll See You In My Dreams (1951) If the names of Gus Kahn and Danny Thomas are vague or unfamiliar to you now, just keep your ear close to the sidewalk; you'll be hearing a lot of them soon.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
82% Accident (1967) The whole thing is such a teapot tempest, and it is so assiduously underplayed that it is neither strong drama nor stinging satire. It is just a sad little story of a wistful don.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
33% Pin-Up Girl (1944) Could it be that this is the musical which really scraped the bottom of the barrel?‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
80% Daisies (1967) A pretentiously kookie and laboriously overblown mod farce.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2014
50% Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) It is an obvious but feeble imitation of "The Ten Commandments" of Cecil B. de Mille, and it is much more concerned with salt-mining than it is with debauchery or lust.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2014
3.5/5 100% En Lektion i Kärlek (A Lesson in Love) (1954) Even though it came early in the snowballing Bergman career, it reveals certain sparkling characteristics that have been striking in Mr. Bergman's themes and style.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2013