John Oliver

John Oliver
Tomatometer-approved critic
Wud up moviefreaks! NY movie reporter here, currently working for the teen news website,
Favorite movies of all time: Pulp Fiction, Vertigo, Boogie Nights, The Godfather Trilogy. Favorite movies of 2002 (so far): Changing Lanes, Gangs of New York
Location: Long Island in da house!
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T-Meter Title | Year
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) "After experiencing 'The Two Towers' you'll realize that 'The Fellowship' was merely a nice appetizer to the extravagant main course. Now we can't wait for dessert!" - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2003
96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) "It's a fascinating story, and 'Catch Me If You Can' is just as fascinating to watch, especially with Leo taking the reigns as the suave, persuasive con artist." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2003
86% Chicago (2002) "You can't wait for the next song to blast onto the screen in all its chic, sexy, stylish glory." - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2003
80% The Hours (2002) Ultimately, "The Hours" just beats us over the head one too many times with its depressing message. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2003
7% Extreme Ops (2002) "Extreme Ops" completely goes off the deep end when it decides to turn its light-hearted stunt exhibition story into some sort of terrorist thriller. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2002
49% Jackass - The Movie (2002) The most amazing super-sized dosage of goofball stunts any "Jackass" fan could want. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
16% Abandon (2002) If writer-director Steven Gaghan would have limited himself to one topic and created a meditative drama on college life, "Abandon" would have been worthwhile. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2002
80% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) A beautifully crafted film that truly exemplifies the art of filmmaking. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2002
68% Red Dragon (2002) An all-star cast in a thoroughly entertaining suspense flick that will give even the sleepiest members in the audience a jolting wake up call from the very first minute. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) If it weren't for Witherspoon, the only thing we'd remember about "Sweet Home Alabama" is its classic title song. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2002
63% Moonlight Mile (2002) A naturally heart-wrenching dramedy that takes its viewers through the cathartic experience of a family's first few weeks following the sudden death of their daughter. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2002
21% The Tuxedo (2002) If you think the plot is ridiculous, we dare you to see the movie. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2002
41% The Four Feathers (2002) An intense war epic that offers Heath Ledger the performance of his career. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2002
48% The Banger Sisters (2002) Sarandon's transformation from conservative suit-wearing suburban mom to a wanna-be Pat Benetar is hilarious! - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2002
No Score Yet Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" is one of those movies that you should see tucked away and the bottom of the New Release section in Blockbuster where all the other straight-to-video, Z-grade explosion flicks are kept. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2002
4% Serving Sara (2002) Anyone associated with this god-awful movie should be suspended from Hollywood for the rest of the year. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2002
82% The Good Girl (2002) After a series of lame romantic comedies, Jennifer Aniston finally proves herself to be worthy of a leading role on the big screen. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2002
80% Road to Perdition (2002) If the screenwriters could have accompanied the beautiful visuals with a unqiue and unpredictable story this would have been a movie to place in AFI's Top 100 of all time. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2002
66% Me Without You (2002) It's a pleasure to actually watch a chick flick that appeals to all audiences because of its strict emphasis on human emotion, rather than fluffy pillows, pom-poms and makeovers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2002
39% Men in Black II (2002) Beyond the crowd-pleasing dog, Frank the Pug, "MIB 2" drowns in familiar territory. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2002
22% Mr. Deeds (2002) It's not his best, but it is far from his worst. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2002
90% Minority Report (2002) Spielberg has managed to pick from all his best attributes as a director and combined them to make this roller coaster ride through a fantastically detailed future world. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2002
30% Scooby-Doo (2002) Since "Scooby-Doo" stoops to such bottom-of-the-barrel laughs I have no qualms about using a few childish words to bash this infantile attempt at creating a live-action update of a classic cartoon. Scooby-Doo is poo. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2002
45% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) The film's parade of conflicts feels so forced that you just wish all of these women would just seek some serious mental help. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2002