For 1,352 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jack Mathews' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lowest review score: 0 Dischord
Score distribution:
1,352 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Only sharp dialogue and a suspenseful buglary might have given this lame, quasi morality play some energy. It has neither.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Shot with an annoyingly jerky hand-held camera, Virgin is a test to stick with, and despite the best efforts of Moss, it wore me out.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Having these characters interact is both the joke and raison d'etre of "League." Its story is beyond banal.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Not all cartoon violence; there's cartoon nudity, too. Berry was paid a well-publicized $500,000 bonus to bare her breasts in the movie.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Completely false, manipulative, exploitative and insulting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Wells' vision of the distant future is cartoonishly simplistic without the subtext of British class consciousness that informed the novel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The story, adapted by Dean Georgaris, doesn't come within a light year of science-fiction plausibility, and after a while Woo gives up trying to sell it and reverts to the action choreography that made him a master of Hong Kong martial-arts movies.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    It's an old maxim that you can't make a good movie from a bad script. But with the suspense thriller Twisted, Philip Kaufman shows that you can make one that looks like it should be good.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Their (Murphy/Wilson) exchanges and interplay are so campy and over the top that I kept expecting them to pull out frying pans and start bopping each other over the head with them. I Spy is one just Stooge short of homage.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    I have not read the Anne Tyler novella from which the movie is adapted, but it is clear from the earliest scenes that Evie and Drumstrings are of a different generation from 37-year-old Taylor and 36-year-old Pearce.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Typical of road comedies, it's a pastiche of sketches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Unfortunately, what you'll remember most about the movie is its banal script and dialogue so ripe it almost laughs at itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Gets too caught up in its escalating violence and strained-to-bursting moral subtexts. It's the blood of souls drenching the screen, and it's a hideous sight to behold.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The result is a movie that talks big, even walks big, but has no scale whatsoever.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Both a madcap comedy and a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse. But it's not funny or smart enough to work as either one, let alone to strike a balance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The latest - and really last-minute - documentary hoping to affect the presidential election is a deceptively partisan view of the Iraq War.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Toback is a smart guy with kinky tastes who has nothing left but to tempt actors into performing in his sex fantasies.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Surely, Vinterberg was high on some inert gas when he embarked on it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A ticket to this movie is a season's pass on that train - and you must complete every ride.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    I love golf, history and good stories, and I found this to be among the most boring, flat and cliched sports movies I've ever seen.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    I hated it, but I grant that it does tap into a vein of technological horror - the fear of the VCR! - that will have young videophiles chatting it up for weeks
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    This is the worst performance by a pop star in a dramatic role since Madonna suited up for "Shanghai Surprise."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    French director Mathieu Kassovitz Frenches this flimsy tale to death. No scene goes underplayed, no performance (save one, from Robert Downey Jr.) lacks volume, no horror cliche is forgotten.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Travolta is the least of the film's problems. With a script by James Vanderbilt, whose first credit was for a movie about the tooth fairy ("Darkness Falls"), and directed by John McTiernan, last seen struggling with "Rollerball," Basic is a fundamental failure.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Not to be cruel, but the aspirations of the movie and its principals are so far beyond their reach" not to mention budget"that it arrives in theaters dependent on the kindness of strangers.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Dreamcatcher has no business being this bad.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    With the exception of one masterfully choreographed - and improbably bloodless - martial-arts gang fight, the new version of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is one of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    It might have been a marketing nightmare, but if Lopez and Tyler had switched roles, it would have been a better movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    You'd have to go back to Blake Edwards' "10" and Bo Derek to find a mainstream movie that spends more time gawking at a star's body - or a more cooperative and alluring subject.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    It's just a setup for another bad sight gag that ends up where the script itself belongs, in the trash.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Something's wrong with the math here -- the inheritance of the story's small-town hero is enlarged from $20 million to $40 billion, yet the new movie isn't worth the price of a Depression-era ticket.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The movie's really about the impressions of the original performances by newcomers Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson. Olsen does an uncanny Carrey, and Richardson vaguely resembles Daniels.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Del Toro ("Cronos") is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Wretch of a B movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Of this much I'm sure: It's an awful movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    "Quantum Bull-Bleep" would be a more apt title for the conclusions that the movie draws, but one concept was a revelation to me. One of the scientists said it's a fact that a single object can be in two places at the same time. I guess that explains O.J.'s alibi.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    This is a "What were they thinking?"-size disaster, with the wrong actors in the wrong roles in a project that had no reason to be remade in the USA.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The film's pace is just plain wacky, moving with the haste of a receding glacier most of the time, but then jumping ahead as if Hartley hit the gas on a time machine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A ponderously slow experience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The last act, when the movie falls apart like a cheap toy, is both a deus ex machina and an anticlimax.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The title doesn't hint at the unsavory mess the film actually is.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Clumsily merges fiction and reality, biography and musical fantasy, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that allows Spacey to lamely address his own miscasting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    More than a bad movie, it's an anti-movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    History as filtered through the faux-liberal prism of Hollywood's dream factory, and an insult, I believe, to the people who actually carried the fight and endured the pain for civil rights.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    There's a reason filmmaking is considered a craft, and Hoge, a former teacher in a juvenile prison, cannot pull off what would be a tricky proposition for a skilled veteran.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    There is not a frame of "Cheaper" that doesn't feel contrived. It fails the most fundamental test of movie logic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    If there's anything more tiresome in film today than hip irony, it is forced irony, and here comes a boatload with Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The salvaging operations, and the scavenging of B-52 parts for retail recycling and junk art that seem to consume most of the film take it to tedium, and beyond.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Though Morrow and Forlani are fine actors, they can't even fake a physical attraction between their characters, let alone orgasms.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Desperate for a slice of Spanish soap opera? You might try this misguided romantic melodrama.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Earnestness is the primary appeal of Meng Ong's clumsy melodrama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The movie is dismally organized, his (Keys) interviews are shallow and uninformative, and the project has a whole lacks a strong point of view.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Whether Jawed Wassel could have made more of it with further editing we'll never know, but it's a clunky bit of storytelling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    A weak documentary. There's very little here to demonstrate the personality and leadership qualities that made Massoud both a legend and a martyr. Raw, sloppily edited, unfocused and without any sense of scale, it's personal journalism with its heart in the right place, and that's about it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    What's here is a glimpse not into how far people will go to win a reality TV show, but how far greedy writers and producers will go to degrade, debouch and enrich themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    It's an interesting profile in self-destruction until the script becomes unhinged itself and has Laura doing things that are not so much outrageous as hilariously stupid.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Jack Mathews
    Possibly the worst idea for a movie this century.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Two hours of the worst sort of sentimental sap.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The actual fights between the predators and the serpents are too silly to contemplate. Both shiny and metallic, they look like kitchen appliances fighting it out. That's when you can see them. Writer-director Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil") has created the darkest, if not worst, sci-fi movie since "Battlefield Earth."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    In 1939, when "Ten Little Indians" was published, Agatha Christie mysteries were the crème de la pop literature. Her fans depended on logic in her stories, and they got it. Mindhunters would have insulted their intelligence, and it should insult yours.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    No better than whatever you might pick up while wearing a blindfold at Blockbuster, even if you happen to reach into a trash can.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Greenebaum's tedious, film-school level exercise in self-indulgence and exploitation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This is extremely dark and politically loaded material.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    There isn't a scene, an action or a character that rings true, yet the narrative summary of the events that inspired it is a matter of record.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Critics are inclined to describe the action in films like "XXX" and Lee Tamahori's sequel, XXX: State of the Union, as "cartoon violence." I'll resist doing that out of respect for cartoons.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Rates an inquisition of its own. It may not be heresy to fill out an ensemble cast of Peruvian and Spanish characters almost exclusively with non-Hispanic actors, but it certainly destroys any sense of authenticity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    While there is a great deal of laughter among the quartet, there's scarcely a giggle in it for the audience.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    At the end of her spontaneous date, she says it's been the best night of her life. It will not be one of yours.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This, the 10th and worst-written entry in the series, would have been better if it had followed Dreyfuss instead of Clouseau, or if Kline had been cast as Clouseau instead of Martin.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Ultraviolet, unscreened for critics, is unfit for consumption.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This is an execrable movie depicting the improbable events in the life of a young boy being intermittently raised by his crackhead, highway-hookin' mom (actress-director Asia Argento, with a face that makes Courtney Love's mug shot look glamorous), her plumb-nuts evangelical parents and a cartoonishly incompetent West Virginia social system.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Less a movie than an 80-minute promo for a self-help program for the seriously desperate.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Hideously ugly to look at and not even worth following.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    If you liked "Van Wilder," which starred Ryan Reynolds and Tara Reid, be warned: The only person returning from the cast is the boring Indian kid Taj Mahal Badalandabad (Kal Penn).
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    What might work as a narrative device in a novel - the spirit guiding readers through Nick's revelations - is just plain ridiculous in a movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    "Charlie's Angels," "Survivor," "American Gladiators" and "Girls Gone Wild" are just some of the bad influences on Hong Kong action director Corey Yuen's laughably silly adaptation of the video game DOA: Dead or Alive.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    There is no excusing date rape, but the revenge conceived and executed by Rosario Dawson's Maya in this revolting, amateurish drama is something you might only wish on Osama Bin Laden.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Bacon's performance in "Saw" creator James Wan's laughably extreme revenge thriller Death Sentence is six degrees of ham.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Apparently, the show’s appeal is due to the good-heartedness of its undereducated anti-heroes, but their kind of dumb grows old fast.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    About the only plausible element in the entire movie is bratty Vanessa's loathing of "Aunt" Mona, whom she sees as a vacuous over-reacher.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This documentary doesn't probe too deeply, and it presupposes that there is a general interest in Jeremy commensurate with his Q rating among the porn-renting public.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Say a little prayer and save your money.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Vampire movies aren't what they used to be. How about a little mist, some shadows, some pale gray faces set off by stark red lips? Maestro, a little Transylvanian mood music, if you please.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    You may need fortification for this astonishingly bad movie.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Shows what can happen when a bunch of good actors get together without adult supervision. They emote all over the place, banging into each other, talking too loud, knocking over furniture, wallowing in clichés and otherwise behaving like rank amateurs.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    His (Kaminski) first feature is so thoroughly awful, it isn't even interesting to look at.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A shell of a romantic fantasy festooned with characters inspired by and resembling those in the bar scene in "Star Wars," the waiting room in "Beetlejuice" and the circus in "A Bug's Life."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The acting is more amateurish than Billy's diva act, and for all its ambitious editing, the film looks like something made in the Addams Family's attic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A deadly script.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    If the point of this umpteenth posttraumatic stress drama is that war is hell, even years after it's over and you're sitting in a movie theater, Big Bad Love makes it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Blakeney's script contains more hackneyed dialogue and misfired jokes per minute than would seem possible, and the result embarrasses every actor in it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Truly depressing commentary.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The Musketeer is the worst Hollywood period film in -- it seems like ages since "American Outlaws."
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Deuces Wild is the worst thing to have happened to Brooklyn since the Ice Age severed it from the mainland.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A postseason basketball comedy that shoots and misses at a rate that would embarrass even the Los Angeles Clippers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Ishii instills this unpleasantness with some Hitchcockian black humor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Exploits and trivializes public anxiety for entertainment and commercial gain. They've been doing it for years. But this little piggie didn't get to the market in time.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A one-joke idea...wears itself out almost instantly.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The sex may be real, but the violence and acting are comically phony, resulting in something that, while intended to shock, merely revolts.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Boring is too active a verb to describe this minimalist psychological thriller.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    It's nonsense. Even when its big secret is revealed in the final moments, it adds up to nothing more than a dizzy, dark, hysterical waste of time.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This particular script is deplorable. It's a pure cribbing of Ron Bass' screenplay for "Sleeping With the Enemy," which was no prize itself.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    I have an idea for a Mars movie. When our first astronauts step onto the Red Planet, they discover that Martians not only exist but that they've hired Johnnie Cochran to represent them in a massive defamation suit against American filmmakers.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Dalton, using a Scottish brogue coarse enough to take his tongue with it, is hootably bad, and Kathy Bates, playing Ma James, is pure ham.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    In these movies, it's always easy to figure out who's going to survive and make the killers cough up their own blood, but you still hope that the victims will go in the order of their performances -- worst actor first, etc. No such luck.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Close call as to who's career has sunk farthest.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Adapted - badly and unfaithfully - Close Your Eyes is a convoluted jumble of paranormal psychology, occultism and pagan symbolism, topped off with a quest for immortality.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    You won't hear a better soundtrack on a bad movie this year.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Slackers depends on the pathetic Ethan and the flatulent Sam for most of its laughs, and both characters are more revolting than amusing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    An instant contender for cult status on the midnight-movie circuit, where lines like "Do we look like quantum wormhole specialists?" will be given the respect they deserve.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Derivative to the point of distraction.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Preposterous, physically hideous paranormal thriller.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Here's one for the Sick Voyeurs Club.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A stinker of epic proportions.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Turner's guileless amateurism stands in refreshing contrast to the rest of the performances -- stilted, self-conscious and sleep-inducing -- that fill this tedious 3-1/2-hour marathon, the Civil War in real time.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    At the half-hour mark, Godsend falls off the edge of reason, veering wildly away from what seems the promising beginning of a drama about the ethics of human cloning and instead becomes the cheesiest of hallucinatory horror movies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Isn't a movie as much as it is a feature-length screen test.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This vulgar, equal-opportunity chick flick aims pretty low.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The individual scenes are just random, uninspired riffs by Carvey or awkwardly flat cameos by the likes of Jesse Ventura and Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    A mindless, cliche-riddled action-cartoon, a blur of metal and fire and screeching tires, with bad dialogue, cardboard characters and a volume set so high, it makes the Indianapolis 500 sound like chamber music.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The question is, how did the producers get the amiable, talented Jason Lee to Boogie Board down the toilet with (Green)?
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Only Emily Mortimer maintains a measure of dignity, playing the slinky assassin named Dakota. Whether her restraint was by her design or the filmmakers', she'll come to appreciate that she all but disappears amid the caterwauling and purging of a story that should have died in Liverpool.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Bad as he is, Fallon cannot claim Taxi's worst moment. That belongs to Ann-Margret.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Most of the incidents are harmlessly derivative, but the movie has a mean streak that undermines our empathy for the characters, particularly Tom.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    If you approach this movie in the right frame of mind -- that is, with total contempt -- you can still enjoy it as a comedy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    The Worst Comedy of the Year race heats up today with the release of Keenen Ivory Wayans' Scary Movie 2. This one is so bad, even Adam Sandler will be impressed.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    So clumsy and unfocused that not getting it isn't half as bad as sitting through it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    We're left with virtually no insight into the appeal of a movement that lasted 30 years.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Insipid, self-indulgent bit of art-house macabre.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    This badly written, badly directed and badly acted little movie about an ordinary guy from Jersey who discovers passion with a fashion plate in Manhattan looks great.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Jack Mathews
    Earnest but practically unwatchable movie. I haven't spent an hour and a half with worse company since high school detention.
    • 8 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    An early and daunting contender for worst movie of the year, writer-director Irving Schwartz's amateurish melodrama stars a hollow-eyed Piper Perabo as a self-loathing young woman who has every reason to hate herself.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    "Comedy is hard," said Steve Martin. For the writers of Date Movie, it's apparently impossible.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    Possibly the worst movie of 2007.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    Italian actress, writer and director Asia Argento's performance in the godawful Scarlet Diva is one of those bawl, spit, scream and vomit exhibitions that provoke admiring applause in acting classes and great gales of laughter in theaters.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    Never graduates above the boneheaded.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    Thekind of misfire that makes you understand why every waiter, parking valet and sushi delivery boy in Beverly Hills has a screenplay under his waistband.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    This will qualify as a spoiler only for those who have never seen a really bad movie before.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    A little Disney Christmas release that comes wrapped in used toilet paper.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    This is the biggest lowdown, rotten, disgusting, depraved sideshow in the megaplex. Check your brains, your taste and your self-respect right over there with the bearded ticket taker.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    More than awful, more than dreadful, and easily the worst beach movie ever made.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    The Bundy portrayed here doesn't have even the veneer of charm; he's a raving psycho, and watching him work, whatever the filmmakers' intent, is revolting exploitation.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    It's fitting that the kangaroo gives the most lifelike performance.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    A shrill, amateurish two-character play that demeans women and leaves men with the quaint notion that the best way to a woman's heart is through enslavement.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Jack Mathews
    The only good thing about this on-the-fly, low-budget quickie is its Cape Cod setting and the in-focus cinematography of Ernst Kubitza. Very pretty. Otherwise, it is a speechifying bore.