Subject: Reviews/Criticism


Biting reviews and criticism of film, theater, television, music, books etc.

You can actually hear the writers pulling ideas out of their butts and flinging them willy-nilly at the screen.

writer, editor & film reviewer

Mostly, Rome looks like X-rated Masterpiece Theater

American journalist

Like acting with 210 pounds of condemned veal.

(1913 – 1991) Australian actress

MTV isn't even ashamed anymore that it doesn't play videos. Uh, that ‘M’ means music. A couple of videos would be great. Oh, that would be giving in to us. Forget it.

American television critic

“Flubber” is further evidence of the death of cinema.

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Dragging your boyfriend/husband to this movie will give him the leverage to demand multiple screenings of Jerry Bruckheimer films as penance. Ladies, you have been warned.

writer, editor & film reviewer

Mr Lewis’ pictures appeared to have been painted by a mailed fist in a cotton glove.

(1887 – 1964) English biographer, critic, novelist & poet

The most surprising thing about “New Moon,” the second film in the Twilight series, is how much worse it is than the first.

film critic

House of Wax is cheap, dirty entertainment, and it knows it.

writer, editor & film reviewer

This is like a better version of George Lucas’ Red Tails without the explosions. Oh yeah, and change fighter pilots with baseball players.

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Sarah Brightman couldn't act scared on the New York subway at four o'clock in the morning.

(1943 – 2007) American film critic

Not to be missed — but to have stones thrown at it from point blank range.

(1926 – 2009) Irish dramatist, television writer & essayist

There isn't enough Visine in the world!

musician & film reviewer

If Threat Matrix made it onto the ABC schedule, imagine the shows that didn’t.

Parents: If you encounter teenagers who say they liked this movie, do not let them date your children.

(1942 – 2013) American film critic, journalist & screenwriter

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be… it is what it used to be; that is what's wrong with it.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

It resembles a tortoise shell cat having a fit in a plate of tomatoes.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

As I watched Pacific Rim I could literally feel myself shedding IQ points the way Kate Hudson sheds a big lunch in the bathroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

American film critic

Several tons of dynamite are set off in this picture – none of it under the right people.

(1909 – 1955) American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter & film critic

It’s like having an orange popcicle, the mild orange taste is pleasing enough, but no one ever spends much time thinking about it afterwards, it’s banished from our thoughts because while the taste is good, it’s also unremarkable.

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