Glenn Whipp Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 86% 2046 (2005) 2046, at its best, is simply Wong being Wong, delivering eroticism of the highest order, working on a level that no one else can hope to match.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 5, 2005
4/4 87% Broken Flowers (2005) Each encounter provides a master class in close observation and character work, Murray's minimalist expressions careening against the many and varied responses of Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy and Tilda Swinton.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 5, 2005
4/4 92% Grizzly Man (2005) Much of the fascinating wonder of Grizzly Man comes as Herzog attempts to understand Treadwell, a process that raises more questions than it answers.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 12, 2005
4/4 90% Capote (2005) This is fascinating stuff, a biopic (or something like it) that actually uses the form to shed light on its subject and the society surrounding him.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
4/4 87% A History of Violence (2005) It's a savage film that questions its savagery every step of the way and asks its audience to consider the costs of Dirty Harry diplomacy writ large. It will hit you like a ton of bricks. Don't miss it.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005
4/4 86% Pride and Prejudice (2005) Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice is the best Jane Austen adaptation ever to hit the big screen, a thrilling piece of cinema that announces both the arrival of a filmmaker (this is Wright's first feature) and an actress (Keira Knightley).‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 11, 2005
4/4 95% Winged Migration (2003) In a summer full of digitally enhanced machines and mutants, you won't see anything more amazing and electrifying than the soaring birds in this marvelous movie.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 2, 2003
4/4 96% The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) As The Fog of War demonstrates, [McNamara] shouldn't be ignored.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 19, 2003
4/4 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Has everything you'd expect from a high-seas adventure movie -- thrilling battles, threatening weather conditions, bravery, treachery and a wonderfully realized atmosphere where you can practically taste and smell the saltwater.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 14, 2003
4/4 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Every bit as extraordinary as the series' first two installments.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 17, 2003
4/4 75% Big Fish (2003) Big Fish is Tim Burton's masterpiece.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 10, 2003
4/4 87% A Mighty Wind (2003) Seeing these superb comic actors again in yet another sharply written satire is enough to make you smile before they even open their mouths.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 16, 2003
4/4 90% Minority Report (2002) Thrilling, provocative and darkly funny, this timely sci-fi mystery works on so many different levels that it not only invites, it demands repeated viewings.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 21, 2002
4/4 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Best comic book movie ... ever.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 29, 2004
4/4 83% Stone Reader (2003) The first movie I can recall that really inspired me to read afterward.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 2, 2003
4/4 97% Sideways (2004) Raise a glass in celebration.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 22, 2004
4/4 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) An amazingly complex and yet strikingly affecting look at love, life and memory that gives us one of the great movie love stories ever told.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 19, 2004
4/4 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Kill Bill - Vol. 2 finishes the job -- and then some.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 16, 2004
4/4 88% Bad Education (2004) A densely layered, darkly funny look at the lies people tell themselves and others in order to make their fantasies come true.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 10, 2004
4/4 95% Before Sunset (2004) Hawke and Delpy are splendid. They love these characters, and why not? They wrote them.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 2, 2004
4/4 86% Collateral (2004) [A] hauntingly good, surprisingly funny slam-bang thriller.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 6, 2004
4/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) As fine a look at dislocation as you're ever going to see, and it has the nice bonus of boasting Bill Murray's greatest performance.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 12, 2003
4/4 95% Bowling for Columbine (2002) For anyone who cares about the future of America, it's required viewing.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 11, 2002
4/4 73% Gangs of New York (2002) An endlessly fascinating, landmark movie that is as bold as anything the cinema has seen in years.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 20, 2002
4/4 74% Frailty (2002) A superb Southern Gothic slice of horror that is easily the sickest movie to arrive in theaters in a very long time. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 12, 2002
4/4 90% The Big Red One (1980) Schickel's painstaking work elevates The Big Red One into the pantheon of the all-time great war films and gives it a fullness that the original only suggested.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 21, 2005
4/4 84% King Kong (2005) It cannot be oversold: Jackson is so far ahead of every director making these epic, effects-laden event movies that it's really not even fair.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 13, 2005
4/4 89% Caché (2005) Cache is one of those movies you could spend hours examining, analyzing and, above all, arguing about with others.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 27, 2005
4/4 90% Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) A stirring and profoundly moving record of Young's first public performance of this batch of new songs. But it's more than that. It's a testament to Young's poetic lifetime of survival and a heartfelt public acknowledgment of [his] family and friends.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Feb 10, 2006
4/4 90% United 93 (2006) ... a precise, thorough and unsentimental record, filled with indelible images that will prove hard to forget.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
4/4 91% The Departed (2006) You can feel Scorsese's exhilaration in every moment, of The Departed, and the experience is an adrenaline rush, pure and simple.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 6, 2006
4/4 97% Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres) (1969) Movies don't get any better than this.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
4/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) To paraphrase the movie's title, Borat make benefit glorious for everyone -- provided you like your disturbing insights served up rude and crude.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 3, 2006
4/4 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) This isn't kids' stuff, though adventuresome teens would find plenty here to engage them. It's dark poetry set to startling images, a one-of-a-kind nightmare that has a soaring, spiritual center. It's not to be missed.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jan 12, 2007
4/4 92% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) A pulse-pounding, brain-rattling thriller that redefines the action genre.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 20, 2007
4/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) A deeply humane look at the men asked to do something most of us couldn't even begin to understand -- basically, as mentioned at the outset, dig their own graves.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 20, 2006
4/4 79% Surf's Up (2007) The gentle lesson it imparts is similar to last summer's Cars, but it's delivered with less fuss and more cool. And those beautiful, blue waves ... you could lose yourself and hang 10 on them in an endless summer.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 8, 2007
4/4 68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) An extraordinary movie, filled with splendor, laughter and a touch of cosmic wisdom. You won't forget it.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 5, 2007
4/4 77% I'm Not There (2007) Todd Haynes' impressionistic take on Dylan manages to equal the artist.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 21, 2007
4/4 90% Hunger (2008) Hunger stands as one of the year's finest movies, full of imagery and ideas that will stay with you long after this piece of powerhouse art has ended.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3.5/4 97% Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Funny, frightening gut-puncher.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Apr 29, 2005
3.5/4 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) Trust me: You won't hate yourself in the morning. These swindlers are sensational.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jul 15, 2005
3.5/4 94% March of the Penguins (2005) Aside from constantly wondering how Jacquet's team pulled off capturing a never-ending series of amazing shots, you're left with the constant, inescapable thought that it ain't easy being a penguin.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Jun 24, 2005
3.5/4 93% Duma (2005) [Ballard's] pitch-perfect adventure will engage your imagination, no matter your age.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3.5/4 29% Elizabethtown (2005) It makes you feel truly alive to the possibilities of life. That's an act of magic.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 14, 2005
3.5/4 89% Shrek 2 (2004) It's sharp, funny and has a twisted sensibility that manages to be just right for every age group.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted May 19, 2004
3.5/4 94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) A wildly imaginative and wholly original creation.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Nov 26, 2003
3.5/4 74% Signs (2002) It's a much more emotional journey than what Shyamalan has given us in his past two movies, and Gibson, stepping in for Bruce Willis, is the perfect actor to take us on the trip.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Aug 2, 2002
3.5/4 91% School of Rock (2003) An inspired, invigorating comedy that will have you laughing from its opening moments to its closing credits.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Oct 3, 2003
3.5/4 85% Gunner Palace (2005) Tucker's digital video portrait of life in Iraq is fascinating and unsettling.‐ Los Angeles Daily News
Posted Mar 4, 2005