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Dr. Dolittle 2
"...series of "wacky" misadventures that could have been lifted straight out of, say, Gilligan's Island -- the situation comedy..."

June 22, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Driven
"...crash scene. The whole affair feels desperately overscripted and straight out of an early Seventies TV movie of the..."

April 27, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Boys Life 3
"...a gay twist intended to poke holes in Every (Straight) Man's Fantasy. (A theatrical-length version of the story seems..."

April 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Heartbreakers
"...conspire to make Heartbreakers a pleasant enough dark romp straight out of the Thirties tradition of grand screwball comedy...."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Valentine
"...pre-pubescent super-vixens-in-training. Prefacing the film with a scene lifted straight from Carrie, Blanks moves forward to modern San Francisco..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Save the Last Dance
"...dance, takes a liking to her and teaches the straight-laced Sara how to bump and grind like the best..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Thirteen Days
"...May's nonfiction book, which provides the script with voluminous, straight-from-the-transcript details), continually ratchets up the sweaty-palm level time and..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Red Planet
"...her no-bullshit demeanor and a serene, knowing face lifted straight from a Byzantine fresco, is surprisingly perfect as the..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Meet the Parents
"...what the script called for, he is nevertheless the straight man to Stiller's deadpan antics. And there's something about..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Watcher
"...screeching soundtrack and some jump cuts and split-second edits straight from the MTV school of zero-attention-span filmmaking? Yet The..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Piece of Eden
"...stays together, or something along those lines -- is straight from the John Mellencamp school of rural oversimplification. The..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Momma's House
"...as the warrior-grandma. The other half he plays it straight, as Malcolm. The words “Martin Lawrence” and “romantic lead”..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Interview
"...like lines from bad existential theatre. Yet the narrative's straightforward focus on mundane specifics of evidence and circumstance seem..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Keeping the Faith
"...easy feat for a first-time director. The premise is straight out of Jackie Mason: Brian Finn (Norton) and Jake..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Whatever it Takes
"...desire, the unobtainable Ashley Grant (O'Keefe), a cookie-cutter gamine straight out of central casting by way of Anytown, USA...."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Waking the Dead
"...single sorrowful breath. Crudup plays Fielding Pierce, a young straight-arrow Coast Guard officer in 1973 who falls in love..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hard
"...ends up aping the stereotypes that critics of the straight cinema found so dismaying to begin with. Palomaria plays..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Supernova
"...it's senseless. How it even managed to bypass the straight-to-video route boggles the mind and is a speculative fiction..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Galaxy Quest
A parody of Gene Roddenberry's TV world and its rabid fans.
"...nemesis, the Gorn. Parisot and his cast play things straight, which, frankly, makes the movie. As DeMarco, Weaver is..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Now & Then: From Frosh to Seniors
"...comes out in slow degrees as unabashedly gay. Inseparable straight buddies Gerardo and Chris, meanwhile, have to deal with..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Trick
"...the first gay date movie that's equally accessible to straight couples. The kick in Trick is watching the unexpected..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Edge of Seventeen
"...self-destructive behavior, or his desperate attempts to play it straight. The scene in which he confesses his double life..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Drop Dead Gorgeous
This parody of beauty pageants in the flyover states takes the form of a mockumentary filmed at Minnesota's Sarah Rose Miss Teen Princess America Pageant.
"...deeply flawed, frequently abandoning the conceit and turning to straight comedy, which of course renders the whole effect null..."

July 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Twin Dragons
"...centerpiece fights but also the endearingly loopy bits of straight slapstick -- as when the mechanic ends up conducting..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Forces of Nature
"...as he's ever been, he's still mainly a befuddled straight man to Bullock's titular force of nature. As Ben..."

March 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Office Space
White-collar prisoners of the corporate office will recognize themselves in this very funny, Austin-lensed movie.
"...hodge-podge but what the narrative lacks in honing and straight-ahead storytelling it more than makes up for with well-aimed..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ghosts of Dickens' Past
"...Feature Films for Families, a U.S. company that shoots straight-to-video family films. The story is a fictionalized account of..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Virus
"...to be disbelieved and a welter of dialogue ripped straight from the pages of Amazingly Bad Tales, it's sci-fi..."

Jan. 22, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Enemy of the State
"...State boasts precious little comedy -- it's a thriller straight through to its sleek, millennial-fever heart, an onrushing, giddily..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Monument Ave.
"...feels wildly dissimilar. Leary, for his part, plays Bobby straight, never giving in to the omnipresent opportunities that arise..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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