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Joseph McBride

Joseph McBride
Joseph McBride's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boxoffice Magazine, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14% Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992) Though slickly animated, this first full-length pic featuring the vintage cat and mouse characters is misconceived from start to finish, full of gooey sentimentality and relegating Tom and Jerry to supporting characters in a banal melodramatic plot.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
32% 3 Ninjas (1992) Director Jon Turtletaub and editor David Rennie keep things zipping along.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
30% Bebe's Kids (1992) Blended with broad sight gags is a pointed message about the resentment of latchkey kids who, echoing Aretha Franklin, proclaim that they don't get any "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
43% Rapid Fire (1992) Director Dwight H. Little expertly handles implausible but entertaining action sequences that keep the pic lively despite a schlocky plot and cardboard characterizations.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
44% Stay Tuned (1992) Not diabolical enough for true black comedy, too scary and violent for kids lured by its PG rating and witless in its sendup of obsessive TV viewing, Stay Tuned is a picture with nothing for everybody. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
41% Pure Country (1992) Though this slick-looking paean to down-home values often undercuts its own message, Pure Country is an effective vehicle for amiable country star George Strait.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
63% Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) Writer-director Andrew Bergman has a rare talent for intelligently conceived farce, and he has plenty of fun with the premise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
73% Patriot Games (1992) While Ford is a solid blend of thought and action in his James Bondish role, and his need to protect his family gives the film some gripping moments, the film's moral viewpoint is strictly neanderthal.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2008
87% Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) What was conceived as a child's dream of a Saturday matinee serial has evolved into a moving excursion into religious myth.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 5, 2008
98% Annie Hall (1977) A touching and hilarious love story that is Allen's most three-dimensional film to date.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
81% Driving Miss Daisy (1989) Bruce Beresford's sensitive direction complements Alfred Uhry's skillful adapation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2008
96% GoodFellas (1990) Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2007
93% Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese makes pictures about the kinds of people you wouldn't want to know.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2007
12% Striptease (1996) Striptease doesn't even succeed in its own lowdown aspirations at raunchy comedy.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
80% The Boxer (1997) As up-to-the-minute as today's newspaper headlines, The Boxer is a thoughtful though emotionally rather dry film about the current attempts to bring peace to Northern Ireland.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
3.5/5 77% Michael Collins (1996) Liam Neeson is perfectly cast as the man known to his comrades as "The Big Fellow," a charming ladies' man whose ruthless guerrilla tactics blended with altruism and a fervent love of country.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) Spielberg amply delivers the goods with...The Lost World: Jurassic Park, a beautifully crafted series of nightmarish set pieces with no other goal in mind than to scare and delight the audience.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 75% Kundun (1997) Kundun is both a stunning visual feast and a moving meditation on the difficulty of sustaining the Buddhist principle of nonviolence in a brutal world.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
2/5 53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco (1996) This sequel is serviceable family-market fodder, but even little children might expect something more sophisticated these days.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 89% Get on the Bus (1996) Not only is this film a must-see for African Americans, it will enlighten and inspire any white moviegoers who open their minds enough to take the journey along with them.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
1.5/5 62% Manny & Lo (1996) Krueger's characters aren't complex enough to sustain a feature film, and her direction is both visually and dramatically listless.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
89% Titanic (1997) Like a David Lean film, it is an intimate epic with a moving and resonant love story at its core.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
74% Nixon (1995) Anthony Hopkins's audaciously theatrical, profoundly moving portrait of Richard Nixon richly deserves the adjective 'Shakespearean.'‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000