Calgary Sun - Rotten Tomatoes

Calgary Sun

Calgary Sun is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Louis B. Hobson
Purgatory is an apt metaphor for the experience the new horror movie Soul Survivors offers its audiences. It may not amount to torment, but watching it definitely borders on torture.
Posted Sep 7, 2001
To his credit, Hyams keeps what little story he's retained from Dumas' book moving at a jaunty pace.
Posted Sep 7, 2001
A cover- your-face, duck-in -your-seat, scream-out -loud slasher that, for the first hour, pushes so many of the right buttons.
Posted Aug 31, 2001
Smith said this is the last time he will foist Jay and Bob on movie audiences. Please let him be a man of his word.
Posted Aug 24, 2001
A powerful, affecting story of first love with all its joy, exuberance, angst and sorrow.
Posted Jul 27, 2001
This Planet of the Apes is destined to become the box-office champ.
Posted Jul 27, 2001
Made (2001)
A film that positively bristles with wry, understated wit.
Posted Jul 20, 2001
Once the junket begins the film starts falling apart. Parody and satire are replaced by tired, silly slapstick that is beneath the talents of the actors.
Posted Jul 20, 2001
Once the humans are on the island, it's one harrowing chase after another and it all wraps up in 90 breath-snatching, heart-pounding minutes leaving the audience begging for more.
Posted Jul 18, 2001
The Score (2001)
The Score has its requisite plot twists and they're dandies. What really makes The Score a must-see film are the three central performances.
Posted Jul 13, 2001
As a feature film, it ranks right up there with Titan A.E. and Atlantis for logic and an ability to compel.
Posted Jul 11, 2001
Cats & Dogs (2001)
The critters eventually outstay their welcome because there is not nearly enough plot to warrant all the effects.
Posted Jul 5, 2001
Baby Boy (2001)
John Singleton has every right to be a proud papa.
Posted Jun 29, 2001
What is refreshing about crazy/beautiful is Stockwell does not sensationalize the material. He's more interested in exploring the perils of first love.
Posted Jun 29, 2001
Whenever poor Murphy has to interact with his fellow humans, the film falters because the crises writer Larry Levin has created are more cute than acute.
Posted Jun 22, 2001
Like its klunky predecessors, Tomb Raider always feels as if scenes are missing or that it was edited by Edward Scissorhands.
Posted Jun 15, 2001
Evolution (2001)
Evolution is amusing, but it's not as wildly extravagant as Men in Black or as devilishly clever as Galaxy Quest.
Posted Jun 8, 2001
Mildly amusing and even offers a few genuine belly laughs but it misses the mark as often as it hits it.
Posted Jun 1, 2001
Pearl Harbor (2001)
This is worth the escalating price of admission.
Posted May 25, 2001
A rousing tribute to sporting events regardless of era or rules.
Posted May 11, 2001
It fills the screen with fun and action for two hours, never promising to do anything more than entertain and enthrall.
Posted May 4, 2001
Waydowntown (2002)
It's Burns' visuals, characters and his punchy dialogue, not his plot, that carry waydowntown.
Posted May 2, 2001
Driven (2001)
The dialogue sequences in Driven are so awkward it's a treat each time Harlin brings his cameras back to the race track.
Posted Apr 27, 2001
Joe Dirt (2001)
Spade has sold his golden goose and laid an egg.
Posted Apr 11, 2001
An ingenious thriller.
Posted Apr 6, 2001
Blow (2001)
Blow is not only moving, it moves.
Posted Apr 6, 2001
Spy Kids (2001)
Simultaneously fantastic and fantastical, and clever enough to amuse adults while it's enthralling children.
Posted Mar 30, 2001
There's no shortage of laughs because Elizabeth Chandler's screenplay is witty and acerbic.
Posted Mar 30, 2001
The last time I felt so guilty about laughing so heartily at something so lowbrow and gross was at There's Something About Mary.
Posted Mar 23, 2001
Riotously funny.
Posted Mar 23, 2001
A powerful and gripping story of war depicted on both its grandest and most intimate levels.
Posted Mar 16, 2001
It's pretty spooky but director Vic Sarin, screenwriter Allan McElroy are unable to sustain much suspense or credibility.
Posted Mar 2, 2001
Graceland is a slick exercise in cinema excess in which the audience is asked to pick their favourites from a gallery of low lives and hope they can elude the justice and punishment they actually deserve.
Posted Feb 23, 2001
Chris Rock shares a great deal with his character in Down to Earth and that's not necessarily a good thing.
Posted Feb 16, 2001