Richard Harrington, Washington Post

  1. Eve of Destruction 2013 full review
  2. Barbershop 2002 It's a likable venture that just misses being a lovable one.
  3. Pootie Tang 2001 A two-minute character-based skit ... stretched to a mind-boggling 82 minutes. full review
  4. Mimic 1997 full review
  5. The Crow: City of Angels 1996 Fans of both O'Barr's source inspiration and Brandon Lee's initial embodiment may want to nit-pick, but this Crow has something to crow about. full review
  6. Happy Gilmore 1996 Happy Gilmore may not be an ace in the hole, but it beats par by a long shot. full review
  7. My Girl 2 1996 full review
  8. Scream 1996 The best fright fest of the '90s. full review
  9. Airheads 1994 Even Beavis and Butt-head get to call in their critique. Naturally, they think the Lone Rangers suck. full review
  10. King of the Hill 1993 The slow-paced King of the Hill is a feel-good fable in which it's difficult to work up any worry over a boy with clearly unsinkable spirits. full review
  11. Leprechaun 1993 full review
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 This is a modern classic that enriches the Christmas tradition by turning it on its head and spinning it like a bob. full review
  13. Rudy 1993 Indiana has been very good to director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo. full review
  14. Hellraiser 3: Hell on Earth 1992 full review
  15. Hardware 1990 full review
  16. The Fly II 1989 full review
  17. No Holds Barred 1989 Charmless, stupid and badly made, No Holds Barred makes Rocky look like Citizen Pain. full review
  18. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark 1988 full review
  19. Hellraiser 1987 It's a dark, frequently disturbing and occasionally terrifying film that suggests Barker's vision hasn't quite made the conversion from paper to celluloid. full review
  20. The Serpent and the Rainbow 1987 Take a powerful, revealing nonfiction book, sift through it for its most cliche'd elements and turn it into a terror film and you've got The Serpent and the Rainbow. full review
  21. Switchblade Sisters 1975 The acting is so bad that apparently none of the performers ever got another job in the movies, and the costumes in Ben Hur seem less dated that those on display here.
  22. /titles/197445 A wholesome, engaging, frequently hilarious, ultimately inspirational film. full review
  23. /titles/198216 It's just another martial arts film, all dressed up with no place to go. full review
  24. /titles/197799 The acting is straight out of '50s B movies. The exposition is clumsy, the sound track corny, the denouement silly. Then again, who said bad taste was easy? full review
  25. /titles/197523 full review
  26. /titles/197488 full review
  27. /titles/197434 There was a time when Romero would have used these elements for pure shock effect, but the horrors in Monkey Shines are more internalized, which make them all the more scary. full review
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  30. /titles/198259 As for the conflict, it's hardly riveting and often it's downright silly. The sets and effects betray their downsized budget. And the Japanese bashing is less artful than in Rising Sun, though just as obnoxious. full review
  31. /titles/197837 Highly stylized fashion-wise but awkwardly unfocused in its plotlines, it aims for the western iconography of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone but never gets past its own directorial hurdles. full review