Hank Sartin

Hank Sartin
Hank Sartin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader Time Out RogerEbert.com Time Out Sydney
Biography:
Chicago Reader film critic.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
42% Reign of Fire (2002) An odd cross between Mad Max and Dragonheart, this movie is all borrowed ideas, but it's still trashy fun. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
3/4 100% Big Men (2014) In "Big Men", Rachel Boynton offers a case study in how the promise of big wealth brings out the ruthless self-interest of all the parties concerned. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2014
51% Cherish (2002) The mix of tones can be jarring, but it all has an odd charm. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2014
3/5 75% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) Khrzhanovsky and screenwriter Vladimir Sorokin have both the grim ideas and the little sideways winks in perfect equilibrium in the brilliant first half hour of this strange film. The rest of the film is certainly memorable, if increasingly impenetrable. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2013
2.5/4 55% Five Dances (2013) Just when the plotting had me sighing with impatience, Brown would get back into showing us rehearsal and things would liven up again. It's in the recording of dance that this movie comes alive. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/4 68% Haute Cuisine (2013) This movie keeps up a vigorous pace and carries you along on the force of its self-confidence. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
2.5/4 85% The Patience Stone (2013) The details of the woman's life are like a crash course in the sociology of a country living through turmoil ... - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2013
2.5/4 38% Touchy Feely (2013) I wanted to like this movie more than I did. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2013
95% Hero (2004) The result is both thrilling and thoughtful, offering imaginative action sequences as it considers questions of loyalty and the individual's role in history. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2013
2/4 37% Dealing With Idiots (2013) It's really an excuse to give a bunch of terrific actors a chance to riff in scenes that feel improvised. Unfortunately, the results feel shaggy and unstructured. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
4/5 57% Desert Fury (Desert Town) (1947) It could easily have been a horrible jumble, but in fact it's compulsively watchable. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2012
3/5 40% Feast of Love (2007) There's only so much Freeman's gorgeous voiceover can do to hold it all together. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2012
3/5 85% Beaufort (2008) Cedar overcomes the generic characters and formulaic "which innocent will die next in an ironic twist" plotting by his attention to detail. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/5 65% Cosmopolis (2012) Watching Cosmopolis, it's hard to say if you're witnessing a revelation or a crock, but you'll hang on its every word. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2012
4/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Brainless? Sure. Entertaining? Yup. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2012
3/5 83% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) For Potter-ites, there are plenty of satisfactions to be had, but the fun mostly comes from recognizing plot points from the novel merely suggested onscreen. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2012
2/5 19% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Director Bradley Parker shakes his camera around a lot. - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2012
5/5 93% West Side Story (1961) You have to admire the way every aspect of the film works toward the emotional impact. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2012
3/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) It's also a fairly entertaining children's story. But for kids? Let's say it's a film for Wes Anderson. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2012
5/5 98% Up (2009) The pacing is perfect, the animation looks terrific, the emotional range is wide, and there are a few sly jokes you might not catch the first time around. That's okay; you'll want to see it a second time anyway. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2012
1/5 5% Good Luck Chuck (2007) We've never gotten the appeal of Cook, and this did nothing to explain it. - Time Out Chicago EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2012
2/5 17% The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/5 23% Push (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/5 66% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
3/5 65% The Merry Gentleman (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
4/5 93% This Is England (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 88% Frozen River (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 60% Paper Heart (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 78% You Kill Me (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 85% Rumba (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 25% P.S. I Love You (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 68% Away We Go (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
1/5 63% Harry Brown (2010) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 72% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 91% Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 52% Easy Virtue (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 38% Self Medicated (2006) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 35% Diminished Capacity (2008) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 76% Paranoid Park (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet El Cártel (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/5 41% Shrek the Third (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 47% Everybody's Fine (2009) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 76% Private Property (Nue propriete) (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 71% Fracture (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 27% Evening (2007) - Time Out EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011