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Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington
Richard Harrington's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) Director Penelope Spheeris neither champions, patronizes nor condescends to the participants' stylized fury. The result is a film that will appeal equally to the furious and the curious, assuming that both enter the arena with an open mind.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
86% Sign o' the Times (1987) What the [film] confirms is that more often than not, Prince is one of rock's most charismatic and compelling performers.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
88% Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987) Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is as long and unwieldy as its title, but it's probably the most revealing look we'll ever get of its subject, and the most loving evocation of his music.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2014
0% Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1993) Somehow, writer-director Allan Goldstein has managed to make a film that looks and feels older than its original mold.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2012
65% Selena (1997) At its best, "Selena" suggests why so many people reacted with such great heartbreak to her death.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2010
26% Halloween (2007) Contains dialogue so nasty and stupid, you'd swear (right along with the characters) that the booker for Jerry Springer wrote it (Zombie did).‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2007
25% Stone Cold (1991) Brian Bosworth's acting debut in Stone Cold carries about the same wallop The Boz did in the late stages of his very brief career in professional football.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 4, 2006
5% Supercross (2005) A poor man's Lords of Dogtown.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2005
84% Rize (2005) Visually stunning.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2005
66% Unleashed (2005) A film that could use a little less conversation, a lot more action.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 13, 2005
47% Death of a Dynasty (2003) Death of a Dynasty is, like the music it parodies: aggressive, over-the-top, louder than life and in your face.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2005
87% Lightning in a Bottle (2004) The event's musical director, Steve Jordan, marvels at one point: 'Looks like y'all hired the phone book . . . just looked up "Blues" in the Yellow Pages.'‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2004
79% American Experience (2004) A spectacular concert documentary that also gives some fascinating insights into the making of 'The Black Album.'‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2004
89% Dig! (2004) Ultimately undermined by the fact that the two rock bands Timoner chose to focus on -- the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols -- simply don't matter as much as she thinks they do.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
95% End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones (2004) Gramaglia and Fields have uncovered plenty of good historical footage, and the interviews with band members, managers, friends and peer fans confirm not only how influential, but how beloved the Ramones were, particularly the ever-visible Joey.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2004
20% Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) Plot and narrative? Minimal. Confrontations? Endless. Surprises? None.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) There are sterling concert performances by several bands in peak form.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2004
87% Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004) Feels like an elegy for an aging rock pixie.‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 30, 2004
81% Hellboy (2004) Del Toro moves his story along with unrelenting energy and wit while introducing the opposing parties with admirable efficiency.‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 2, 2004
26% Never Die Alone (2004) A bumbling adaptation.‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 26, 2004
36% Neil Young - Greendale (2004) Has a purposely amateurish feel that doesn't obscure the careful editing.‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 18, 2004
54% Steve Earle: Just an American Boy (2003) Decidedly low-tech and not always particularly coherent or cohesive.‐ Washington Post
Posted Dec 12, 2003
11% Timeline (2003) Time travels, but it sure doesn't fly by in this debacle.‐ Washington Post
Posted Nov 26, 2003
35% Spice World (1998) The Spice Girls play themselves with no particular distinction.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2003
37% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Weakens, dilutes, disinfects and otherwise undermines the legacy of Tobe Hooper's 1974 original.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 17, 2003
95% Concert for George (2003) It offers a special 'something' for everyone who ever appreciated the Quiet Beatle's musical gifts and spiritual explorations.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 3, 2003
41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) A script was wanting for years, and still is.‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 15, 2003
88% DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) Somewhat skillfully stretches a 20-minute episode into a 73-minute feature likely to enchant anyone up to the age of 7 or 8...‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2003
100% Guelwaar (1992) Sembene is hardly a didactic director and in fact invests his characters with such complexities that they are sometimes compromised.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
60% Only the Strong Survive (2003) Fortunately, the performances themselves are beautifully filmed and recorded.‐ Washington Post
Posted May 9, 2003
48% Final Destination 2 (2003) Part of the fun here is anticipating the Rube Goldberg-style machinations by which Death catches up with its targets.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 31, 2003
72% Intacto (2002) Mesmerizing art-noirish thriller.‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 24, 2003
16% Ghost Ship (2002) The plot doesn't always make sense, despite a thunderous explicatory montage halfway through, but as a fresh setting for terror shenanigans, this Ghost Ship is somewhere between B minus and the High Cs.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 25, 2002
79% Biggie and Tupac (2002) Most of the information has already appeared in one forum or another and, no matter how Broomfield dresses it up, it tends to speculation, conspiracy theories or, at best, circumstantial evidence.‐ Washington Post
Posted Oct 24, 2002
48% Switchblade Sisters (1975) The acting is so bad that apparently none of the performers ever got another job in the movies, and the costumes in Ben Hur seem less dated that those on display here.‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 25, 2002
83% Barbershop (2002) It's a likable venture that just misses being a lovable one.‐ Washington Post
Posted Sep 13, 2002
86% 24 Hour Party People (2002) The manic swirl of characters (most speaking in thick Northern accents that are sometimes muffled and incomprehensible) may leave you exhausted and confused.‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 16, 2002
73% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) Looks like a bootleg concert video made by a gifted fan.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2002
88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002) The unexpected drama captured puts I Am Trying to Break Your Heart in the good company, if not quite the league, of Let It Be and Gimme Shelter.‐ Washington Post
Posted Aug 9, 2002
98% The Last Waltz (1978) Still sounds powerful, vibrant, imaginative and adventurous.‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 19, 2002
1.5/5 36% Resident Evil (2002) It all looks and plays like a $40 million version of a game you're more likely to enjoy on a computer.‐ Washington Post
Posted Mar 15, 2002
96% Castle in the Sky (1989) Frequently astounding.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2002
12% The Glimmer Man (1996) The plot of The Glimmer Man involves not only the Family Man but Our Evil Secret Government, the Russian Mafia and Rich Powerful Politicians -- the three stooges of action cinema in the '90s.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
12% Tales from the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood (1996) Triple the length of its cable television inspiration, Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood is triple the gore, triple the naked women, but not, alas, triple the fun.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
79% Scream (1996) The best fright fest of the '90s.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
42% I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) A smart, sharply drawn genre film with a moral center and a solid cast.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
29% Maximum Risk (1996) There are so many car crashes in Maximum Risk that Van Damme ends up playing second fiddle to an ever-expanding salvage operation.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
12% The Crow: City of Angels (1996) Fans of both O'Barr's source inspiration and Brandon Lee's initial embodiment may want to nit-pick, but this Crow has something to crow about.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
79% Traveller (1997) This is a film about people who get by depending on antisocial skills and outlaw wit, and Green and writer Jim McGlynn clearly empathize with their independent spirit and lifestyle, even if they don't completely approve.‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
6% Solo (1996) Since filmgoers are told early on that there is only one other super-cyborg prototype in the world, well, guess what the big climax is?‐ Washington Post
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002