An authentic script on teen angst
Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
Increasingly silly skits
Even those famous outtakes that play during the credits appear labored.
Superbad respects teens and comedy
I know it hasn’t escaped you how terrible comedies have gotten.
A visually lush adaptation
Who knew that Matthew Vaughn had an inner Narnia?
Lacking the orginal bite
The My Name Is Earl star sounds scruffy enough, but it just doesn’t fit.
The legendary playwright is better
There is a burgeoning trend whereby the work of a legendary writer is attributed to some spurious personal experience.
Because even Eddie Murphy had better things to do, Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in this mess of a sequel.
Oh my god, this movie totally sucks
Bratz is based on those slutty dolls people inexplicably buy for their kids.
Three years too late
What we could use now is a documentary that gets it right before it’s too late to mean anything.
A film about an enigma
Thus the paradox of a man who left three albums of eloquent songs about his inner life and little else.
Terror on repeat
It’s difficult to criticize a documentary about the horror of nuclear warfare and how to prevent it from happening again.
Unlike Lopez, he digs beneath the soap-opera dialogue and bares his character’s soul.
The gamut of taste
In this big-screen vehicle for pop sensation Antwan Andre Patton, nearly every element of the plot rips off the mangy 1980 comedy Caddyshack .
Hallelujah the hodgepodge
Winona Ryder, for example, plays a newlywed who gets sexually liberated by a dummy (the wooden kind).
All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
Lindsay Lohan's robotic reel life
Lohan’s virgin/whore dons a robotic hand, the perfect prop to match her performance.
Barely worth an illegal download
Andy Samberg and his SNL Digital Shorts cohort stepped in to recapture some of that “Lazy Sunday” magic.
Reinventing Austen's bio
Anne Hathaway is game enough as Jane, though she has to spend an awful lot of time on the verge of tears.
The Bourne Ultimatum possesses central intelligence
Some talented filmmakers try to play a Hollywood game, churning out a big-budget commercial product in exchange for a smaller, more personal and artistic venture.
The Simpsons Movie craps out
Maybe 18 seasons is too long to remain topical and funny, especially in prime time on Fox TV.
Slips toward mediocrity
A cute and exceptional little boy, a lovable old geezer — you don’t have to be Pauline Kael to realize this formula is a winner.
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