Wade Major Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Wade Major

Wade Major
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Bandit Queen (1995) A towering achievement.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 85% An Ideal Husband (1999) While it would have been easy to simply rely on the strength of Wilde's writing to carry the project, Parker and his cast never give any less than their very best...‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
5/5 84% Elf (2003) New Line's Christmas gift for the ages -- timeless, touching and hilarious beyond all description.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2003
5/5 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) The Passion of the Christ is painstakingly true to its source material, neither editorializing nor embellishing upon what is taught each week in thousands upon thousands of churches across the globe.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2004
5/5 86% Springtime in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2002) After more than a decade in artistic exile, China's Tian Zhuangzhuang has resurfaced with a veritable vengeance, delivering what may well be the crowning achievement of his storied, turbulent career.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2004
5/5 86% Intimate Strangers (2003) Further confirmation that Leconte -- already one of the most prolific and highly respected directors in the world -- is at the very top of his game.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2004
5/5 90% United 93 (2006) ... a film that honors its subject with solemnity ...‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2006
4/4 67% Miss Potter (2007) As with any good story, there are ups and downs and some rather dramatic emotional shifts in Miss Potter that don't always hew to one's wants or expectations. But it's ever a gentle and rewarding ride, safely guided throughout.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2006
4/4 59% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) There is Oscar-caliber work at almost all levels here, beginning with the exceptional adaptation by Tykwer.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 29, 2006
5/5 77% OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008) Arguably the funniest spy spoof ever made.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 9, 2008
4/4 61% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) While Kenneth Branagh's latest incarnation can't rival Sidney Lumet's original 1974 version for its all-star credentials, it is by far the more enjoyable and cinematic interpretation... ‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/4 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Wonder Wheel" is a fiercely brave deep-dive into Allen's late-life psyche - a rare glimpse at a singular artist in unexpected transition‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/4 89% I, Tonya (2018) ...what Rogers and Gillespie have smartly perceived is... a ravaging class divide which many aspects of American society... both exploit and encourage...‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/4 89% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) ...the real horror of war is not found in the bloodletting of combat... but in the individualized toll it takes on simple people - human beings reduced to their basest survival instincts...‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/4 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It dares to wrestle with big, existential issues, confront some surprisingly grown up questions and take enormous narrative risks.‐ CineGods.com
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4.5/5 81% Happy, Texas (1999) ...an irresistibly winsome and winning comedy...‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4.5/5 74% Heaven (2002) Vintage Kieslowski.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2002
4.5/5 87% On Guard (1997) One of the most splendid entertainments to emerge from the French film industry in years.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
4.5/5 85% Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) The kind of picture that should be greeted with open arms by long-frustrated holiday filmgoers, worn and wearied of taking their blockbuster thrills and art-house intelligence in separate doses.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2003
4.5/5 86% Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion (2003) As objective as any film on the subject can possibly be, Tibet was reportedly made over the course of a decade, sustained by a passion and dedication on the part of its makers that resonates in every frame of this gripping, heartbreaking odyssey.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2004
4.5/5 84% Batman Begins (2005) This stunning new effort from director Christopher Nolan doesn't merely resurrect the franchise, it positively reinvents it.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2005
4.5/5 63% The New World (2005) Sumptuous photography and production design, stunning sound design and period recreation so convincing that it sometimes seems to have replicated an alien world are the added hallmarks of Malick's method.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2005
4.5/5 80% Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) A profound, powerful, heartfelt odyssey that cuts to the core of what it means to be a loving and virtuous human being.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2006
4.5/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) Far from offering traditional summer escapism...a brainy, action-packed morality play meant to throttle the audience, body and mind, for a solid 152 minutes and haunt them for days and weeks later.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2008
4.5/5 97% Ajami (2010) Extraordinarily accomplished and deeply provocative, the film's appeal among sophisticated filmgoers should remain strong throughout Oscar season and beyond.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2010
4.5/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) Precisely the kind of heady, ambitious effort Malick fans have long awaited from the former Harvard philosophy student and MIT philosophy professor.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 17, 2011
3.5/4 58% Après vous (After You) (2003) Classic French farce -- both predictable and unpredictable -- quickened by excellent performances from the two leads and their respective leading ladies.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2005
4/5 59% Hart's War (2002) An intense, provocative drama that revels in challenging the established archetypes rather than exploiting them.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2002
4/5 95% Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Rarely in either Hollywood or Bollywood has such magic been wrought so seamlessly by the concerted, coordinated efforts of so many for the enjoyment of all.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2002
4/5 90% Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) Those sufficiently attuned to appreciate its magic and majesty, Jimmy Wang Yu's restored masterpiece may very well be the archival discovery of the decade.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2002
4/5 78% The Pledge (2001) Penn's task is well-served not only by a superb cast but the efforts of first-rate collaborators.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 68% Charlie's Angels (2000) A sassy, brassy, titillating bundle of joy, Charlie's Angels is as close to pure, unrepentant fun as any movie in years.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 100% Le samouraï (1967) Even if its influence on contemporary filmmakers weren't so striking and acknowledged, Le Samourai would stand well enough on its own merits, strongly suggesting that some of the greatest films of the future may well come from the past.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2002
4/5 39% Full Frontal (2002) It's a delight.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2002
4/5 92% Bloody Sunday (2002) An exceptionally accomplished historical recreation.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2002
4/5 85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) An exhilarating tale of individual triumph that skillfully blends comedy, romance, drama and pointed social commentary.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2002
4/5 75% Laissez-passer (2002) Though it is by no means his best work, Laissez-Passer is a distinguished and distinctive effort by a bona-fide master, a fascinating film replete with rewards to be had by all willing to make the effort to reap them.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2002
4/5 40% The Abduction Club (2002) One of the most charming and original romantic comedies to emerge in decades.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2002
4/5 85% X2: X-Men United (2003) That rarest of action films, devoid of clichés and surprisingly attentive to the humanity of its characters.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2003
4/5 60% Down With Love (2003) One of 2003's most refreshing surprises.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2003
4/5 36% Le Divorce (2003) It's a confirmation that Ivory and Merchant remain at the very top of their game.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2003
4/5 79% Open Range (2003) One of 2003's best films.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2003
4/5 95% Lost In Translation (2003) A brave and accomplished study of love and human connections that establishes the young Coppola as one of the most acute talents of her generation.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2003
4/5 53% Veronica Guerin (2003) A powerful fact-based drama.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2003
4/5 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) A feverish, exhilarating collision of '70s film genres.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2003
4/5 66% Pride and Prejudice (2003) It's a remarkable ensemble that becomes even more impressive in light of the fact that all are relative unknowns (at least for the time being).‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2003
4/5 90% Good Bye, Lenin! (2004) Formulaic Hollywood melodrama and heartfelt European humanism come together with surprising ease.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2004
4/5 99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004) Both technically proficient and dramatically satisfying.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2004
4/5 68% Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong) (2004) Easily one of 2004's most thrilling adventures.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2004
4/5 80% Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) Kang isn't just Korea's preeminent big-budget director -- he's one of the best big-scale filmmakers in the world.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2004