Roger Hurlburt

Roger Hurlburt
Roger Hurlburt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
33% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Home Alone 2: Alone in New York is a rollicking return to the pesky juvenile high jinks, broad slapstick antics and tender sentimentality that made the first film a phenomenon -- and it does it all even better. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
55% Immortal Beloved (1994) Immortal Beloved is pure historical hokum. Nevertheless, it is an absorbing motion picture and a heady blend of stellar performances, spectacular backdrops and crafty screenwriting. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
52% Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) Using the tried-and-true recipe, Die Hard With a Vengeance is a grand slice of bang-up action -- purely Hollywood-style. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
40% Billy Madison (1995) A more moronic vehicle is hard to imagine. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
42% Bad Boys (1995) Perhaps in a misguided effort to capitalize on the stars' comedic talents, the producers diluted the hardball violence of Bad Boys with extraneous shtick and too much banal banter. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) The film is great entertainment. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
36% Legend (1985) It's all flash and no flesh. But in the hands of a visual director like Scott, sometimes that's enough. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
50% Oliver & Company (1988) A film packed with superb animation, songs and a nifty story line. And it's all set to a cadence of love, laced with some danger. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
44% Teen Wolf (1985) The movie plods towards a predictable ending and misses all sorts of chances to be funny. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
31% I Come in Peace (1990) With the mob on one side and the dueling aliens on the other, I Come in Peace is one of the most resourceful, crafty and original sci-fi thrillers to hit the screen in some time. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
39% Bloodsport (1988) Bloodsport is a film that will appeal to a specialized audience to be sure. Laced with humor and an often light and flippantly written script, Bloodsport is a sleeper with a real wake-up punch. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
35% Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Despite a promising set up, replete with oodles of Valley-girl lingo and cliquish quips, Buffy the Vampire Slayer becomes a comedy of missed opportunities and banal action. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
26% Hook (1991) Spielberg's Hook is an absolute delight. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
22% Mannequin (1987) Photography is cloudy, the sound weak and often garbled. Performances are broad and antics throughout reveal a penchant for slapstick. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
38% Ishtar (1987) Ishtar is cute, reasonably pleasant entertainment, but no motion picture oasis for Hoffman, Beatty or their fans. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
44% Twins (1988) In all, Twins is kind of fun, although it's strangely brutal at times. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
0/4 10% Clifford (1994) Worthless from start to finish, Clifford is a supreme disaster -- a film that neither Short, Grodin nor Steenburgen will be adding to their resumes. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
27% Event Horizon (1997) There is little to recommend in this nonsensical, repulsively gory outer-space yarn other than moody interiors and a few adequate special effects. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
43% Species (1995) As a straight fright film, Species would be wildly laughable for all the wrong reasons. But for moviegoers able to shelve credibility and go with the gory flow, it is a nifty parody of 1950s science-fiction fare. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
53% The 'Burbs (1989) Tom Hanks should forfeit his Academy Award nomination for Big, now that preview audiences have gotten a look at The `Burbs. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
93% Once Were Warriors (1994) Once Were Warriors is a savage and dismaying tale of a venerable culture in decay and a film difficult to recommend. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) In Bill & Ted`s Bogus Journey, the laugh is on moviegoers. Teens may call it triumphant, but most folks will find the insipid film a totally non-non-non- non-heinous (i.e. egregiously bad) trip to nowhere... and beyond. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
57% Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Good news is, Tomorrow Never Dies is highly entertaining. It will thrill novices and delight old-guard Bondphiles. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
82% Scream 2 (1997) Old-hand Craven delivers a delectably gruesome, well-crafted horror yarn that is crisply edited, inventively photographed and devilishly cast. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
92% Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot) (1994) The cast of international players is excellent, with Serbedzija delivering an especially fine performance as Aleksandar, a humanistic photographer. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2015
88% After Hours (1985) One of the best self-conscious black comedies to come along in a long time, Martin Scorsese`s After Hours is a film that delivers humor and anxiety like a smack in the face with an amphetamine pie. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2015
3.5/4 82% Talk Radio (1988) Just how far can Barry go? That`s what stupified audiences will begin to wonder at the outset of this riveting drama. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/4 89% The Hunt for Red October (1990) Based on Tom Clancy`s phenomenally successful techno-thriller novel, The Hunt for Red October proves that a film can equal, if not surpass, the intrigue and excitement of the story it is based on. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2015
1/4 55% Valmont (1989) The effect is like an ermine violin: It is beautiful to look at, but it doesn't play. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/4 73% Apartment Zero (1989) Not without humor, Apartment Zero is a titillating foray into the dangerous, the unexpected and the macabre. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
2.5/4 67% Prancer (1989) While charming in conception and beautifully photographed in the dead of a Midwestern winter, Prancer is marred by a principal role. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2014
95% Blue Velvet (1986) Blue Velvet is a film for the aficionado. Pity the viewer who wanders into the movie unprepared. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
85% Bugsy (1991) As Siegel, Warren Beatty hones the finest characterization of his career. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
10% On Deadly Ground (1994) On Deadly Ground is a pip. Beautifully photographed by Ric Waite and handsomely produced, it surely is the most ambitious and the best Seagal movie to date. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) The incorporated tale of large-craniumed alien scientists, bug-headed mutants and a heavily mascaraed heroine in a pointy-brassiered jumpsuit proves fine fodder for the MST3K writers and performers. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2014
72% Jacob's Ladder (1990) Despite its frequently maddening lapses in logic and time frame, Jacob`s Ladder transcends most script ills to become a haunting and truly chilling thriller-melodrama. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2014
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2014
35% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991) While Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello are the spunky, upstaging stars of the film, they also have a better cast and story to work with. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014
40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) Despite brisk direction by Steve Barron, plus unbridled energy and fine special effects, an overt glorification of violence is still at the crux of this stunt film. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2014
9% Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2014
26% Gordy (1995) Fortunately, Gordy turns to fun whenever it wallows in too much goofiness. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
6% Son of the Pink Panther (1993) Each routine was done better -- and funnier -- long ago by Sellers. Gags about getting drunk, mispronouncing words, dressing up in disguises, executing pratfalls and other inane physical bits have become old and tired. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2014
6% A Smile like Yours (1997) A Smile Like Yours makes no one smile or cry, just wince. The script is unwieldy, and Kinnear and Holly stuggle in every frame to make characters likable. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2014
13% Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991) Could somebody please tell me why four scriptwriters were needed for Mannequin Two: On the Move? - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
15% The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) A rather vicious melodrama and morality play that will bore most kids silly. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2014
17% Masters of the Universe (1987) If not for the superb villainy of Frank Langella, who plays the evil Skeletor, Masters of the Universe would be as barren as an asteroid. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
1.5/4 19% Rude Awakening (1989) Released smack-dab in the middle of so-called Woodstock Week, the comedy Rude Awakening is an often well-intentioned, yet mostly misguided comedic flashback into the drug culture of the 1960s. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/4 10% Father Hood (1993) A story of mixed messages that focuses on contempt for the law, legal authority and public safety, it attempts to garner sympathy -- and, unfortunately, laughs -- during a violent cross-country pursuit. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2014
No Score Yet Only the Strong (1993) Dacascos and Prieto are fine athletes, to be sure. But that is not enough to make Only the Strong more than a passing fancy destined for cable TV. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2014
1.5/4 31% Tango & Cash (1989) This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2014