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Critical Eye

Critical Eye is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mark Freeman
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A tremendous example of what is possible when you take a simple premise, and imbue it with intelligence and dignity
Posted Sep 20, 2002
2
Signs (2002)
Its attempts to merge popcorn mentalities and issues of theology means there is not enough of either approach to really work.
Posted Sep 9, 2002
3
'...a great, participatory spectator sport.'
Posted Jul 3, 2002
4
the most interesting, successful, and basically honest work this director has done for a long, long time.
Posted Jun 28, 2002
5
'In this poor remake of such a well loved classic, Parker exposes the limitations of his skill and the basic flaws in his vision.'
Posted Jun 28, 2002
6
'...toys with issues of spectatorship so brilliantly, that you emerge having learnt a lot about fiction, documentary, and yourself.'
Posted Jun 13, 2002
7
"its successes are also tempered with elements which prove the direct antithesis of what it gets right."
Posted Jun 4, 2002
8
"It's such a weird and demented world these men choose to inhabit, but Molloy doesn't take us any further than the surface."
Posted Jun 4, 2002
9
'...like the lives of the geniuses it centres on, The Royal Tenenbaums is a good looking, angst ridden example of squandered potential.'
Posted May 17, 2002
10
a return of the action hero as self-parody
Posted Apr 19, 2002
11
'...doesn't quite have the cohesion and power of the sublime Gabbeh... but still remains strong and compelling'
Posted Apr 5, 2002
12
It may be a film which salutes intelligence and the power of love, but it's also a symbol of cinematic cowardice and fear.
Posted Apr 5, 2002
13
Waking Life (2001)
It has taken a decade for Linklater to move from Slacker to Waking Life, and a comparison between the two brilliantly exposes the changes that have occurred over this time.
Posted Mar 29, 2002
14
Ali (2001)
It's great art cinema masquerading as a mainstream film.
Posted Mar 29, 2002
15
"the focus on the girls sometimes falls flat, but the rest is strong and executed with some precision."
Posted Mar 15, 2002
16
...leads us from the alien to the comprehensible with a gentle, leisurely hand.
Posted Feb 22, 2002
17
From Hell (2001)
a clumsy amalgam of contemporary vision and period thriller
Posted Feb 15, 2002
18
gets better, deeper, more perfect, the longer you spend within its intricate, tragic, fascinating world.
Posted Feb 8, 2002
19
Not since last year's Rules of Engagement has there been a film with a blacker, more sinister heart.
Posted Feb 1, 2002
20
"a sensorial smorgasbord where you become attuned to the symphonic marriage of pure sound and perfect image."
Posted Jan 11, 2002
21
Amélie (2001)
irritating and nauseatingly cute
Posted Jan 11, 2002
22
'...it's so relentlessly referential that The Man Who Wasn't There slips almost into claustrophobia.'
Posted Dec 28, 2001
23
The Others (2001)
a masterful film that reinvigorates the long forgotten genre of the female Gothic.
Posted Nov 22, 2001
24
Kippur (2000)
all the more daring for its desire to convey its message without didacticism or even conventional methods of narrative.
Posted Nov 22, 2001
25
"a remarkably fresh, energetic celebration of youth and culture."
Posted Jul 16, 2001
26
Chopper (2001)
"tough, provocative and challenging."
Posted Jul 16, 2001
27
There are indeed a few things that are better than sex. Unfortunately Better Than Sex is not one of them.
Posted Apr 26, 2001
28
Rosetta (1999)
a careful, painful film, but beautiful in its execution
Posted Mar 21, 2001