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People Staff
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T-Meter Title | Year
79% The Great Mouse Detective (1986) While it is clearly not the most ambitious or flamboyant, it is an engaging 72 minutes worth of fun for kids and easy to take for their chauffeurs. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
64% Love Actually (2003) Forget about stiff upper lips. Though very British, this irresistible ensemble comedy will easily coax full-sized grins of enjoyment from viewers. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
60% Tiger Cruise (2004) With all the talk about duty, much of it set to stirring music, this TV movie sometimes comes across like a recruiting pitch. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
63% Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) In the age of [Justin] Bieber and Glee, this musical starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers feels slightly behind the curve, but it's better than the first Camp Rock - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
45% Camp Rock (2008) Camp Rock is not all that good. It doesn't have the earnest, smart silliness of the High School Musical franchise. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
40% Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed (2005) You'll be touched and amused by Ullman's memories of doing one-girl shows for her widowed mother, but on the whole this is a letdown. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
56% Old Boyfriends (1979) Tewkesbury has absorbed much of Altman's ability to capture spontaneity, but none of his genius for telling a good story. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
17% Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) The road scenes are routine. Even the vehicles aren't appealing. In the name of decency, spare us another Smokey. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
33% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Though equal to its original in quantity of sadistic slapstick, this anticipated sequel is dull and strikingly uninspired. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
55% Immortal Beloved (1994) Ultimately, Beloved has all the sound and fury of Beethoven's music but none of its emotional resonance. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% The Buddy Holly Story (1978) An extraordinary performance by Gary Busey as the early rock'n'roll star gives life to this otherwise ordinary film. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
37% Poetic Justice (1993) If what you really want to see is a simple love story, this is the picture for you. Simple it is, as in simple-minded. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
88% Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Préparez vos mouchoirs) (1978) Blier's sense of humor is curious if not downright incomprehensible... The comedy is so airy it floats right off the screen. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
80% Shogun Assassin (1980) That wasn't his life passing before him; it was this movie. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
47% Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1993) Replete with rude noises, pathetic table manners and bathroom jokes that would discredit a second grader, Ace Ventura is an endeavor that all concerned should omit from their résumés. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
25% Xanadu (1980) Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
38% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Many races ensue, but Drift remains strictly for motorheads. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
42% Bad Boys (1995) The unfailingly ingratiating Smith glides through the movie. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) The movie mostly flows easily, though, to its satisfying conclusion. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
37% Road House (1989) Vulgarity isn't the movie's main vice. Hypocrisy is. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
44% Teen Wolf (1985) This combination of wolf and Fox is well-intentioned, harmless fun, and it's got I Was a Teenage Werewolf, the lycanthropic skeleton in Michael Landon's closet, beat by a mile. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
37% Every Which Way But Loose (1978) With Clint Eastwood at the wheel, the trip is not totally disagreeable. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
52% The Lord of the Rings (1978) Ralph Bakshi's imagination was on the Fritz; his animated version of Tolkien's fable made Middle-earth look like Grand Central Station during the rush hour of the Ores. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
26% Hook (1991) What it all is, really, is a glorious Spielbergian essay on the value, in gold doubloons, of rampant sentimentality. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
28% The Amityville Horror (1979) The family sticks around to sample the entire range of demon poltergeist effects, while Rod Steiger, a priest who tries to help, is laid up in bed, perhaps due to a chronic case of overacting. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
22% Mannequin (1987) To label this movie "entertainment" is to perpetrate consumer fraud. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
38% Ishtar (1987) Beatty goes along with the casting joke of playing the nerd sidekick to Hoffman's slick loverboy. But zany antics aren't his forte. Hoffman's impishness serves the film better until the sheer weight of the production grinds him down - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
28% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) One monster's company, II's a crowd. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
40% A Chorus Line (1985) This $24 million extravaganza is an empty shell, so cautious it lacks even the sleazy energy of a real desecration. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
54% Police Academy (1984) The movie is generally good-natured and, for this kind of thing, tasteful. Nobody should be arrested because of it, anyway. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
18% Invasion U.S.A. (1985) Director Joseph Zito has in fact made both good and bad guys equally one- dimensional and unlikable. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
12% Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) Like a box of candy left on the beach, this movie is a gooey, sugary mess. But buried in the glop are a few nuggets. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
74% Baby Boom (1987) The only satisfying thing about the ending is that it keeps any more movie from happening. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
74% Sleepless in Seattle (1993) But the movie's problems go deeper-than the dialogue: its whole premise is flawed. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
52% Only You (1994) Hunt plays the Eve Arden role of Tomei's wisecracking pal to perfection, making her the single best reason to see the movie. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
49% The First Wives Club (1996) The awful thing about this movie is that its stars, three of the best comic actresses in Hollywood, are reduced to bimbos too. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
52% Death Becomes Her (1992) [Streep], Hawn and Zemeckis combine to offer a fearsome look at what, under different circumstances, might well have happened to Baby Jane. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
10% Clifford (1994) Hamstrung by a script that is neither funny nor fanciful enough, Clifford just sits on the screen, as flat as last week's seltzer. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
56% I, Robot (2004) The problem with Robot is that it keeps reminding you of better, edgier flicks, notably Blade Runner, The Terminator and Minority Report, not to mention director Alex Proyas's own Dark City. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
53% The Cable Guy (1996) This insipid comedy has all the zip of a trip down a playground slide lined with tar and broken glass. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
50% The Frisco Kid (1979) Though Robert Aldrich can be a capable director of action yarns (The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard), one would never guess it after sitting through this aimless, interminable (122 minutes) mess. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
49% Mommie Dearest (1981) Mara Hobel and Diana Scarwid are wonderful playing Christina the child and the adult... but it's Dunaway, greedily attacking her role, who proves most riveting. In this glossy, gaudy Hollywood kind of movie, she makes her very own kind of truth. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
53% Mars Attacks! (1996) Attacks' only real virtue is its consistency: On every level, whether it's acting, humor, action or special effects, it is consistently disappointing. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
40% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Marvelously funny even for those who didn't see the film it hilariously parodies - 199l's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves - this Mel Brooks comedy is one sprightly spoof. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
55% The Craft (1996) The Craft casts a relatively potent spell. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
17% Dr. Giggles (1992) The standard horror accoutrements are here: haunted house, carnival, house of mirrors, inept cops, naive parents (De Young is Combs's father). Drake makes a feeble monster, though. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
20% Pinocchio's Christmas (1980) A charming spin-off tale of boyhood misadventures, this animated tape is also noteworthy for a breezy sound track and such witty touches as putting Pinocchio's dad, Geppetto, in an ill-fitting Beatle wig. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
48% The Watcher in the Woods (1981) Davis, in her 50th year in movies, is wonderfully wicked. But she can't compensate, especially for the contrived ending of this Disneyville Horror. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
50% Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976) The songs, again by Marks, are syrupy. The Animagic process quickly becomes aninoying. And Muller's plot proves even more impenetrable. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
44% A Goofy Movie (1995) Sadly, one cannot say that a star is born. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018