Its a movie about a kid “elijah wood” wanting different parents because his are strick. He goes around the world seeking different families. Its a 90s movie in a nutshell and no one but me remembers it for some reason. Plus bruce willy in a bunny suit.
“The Spirit” is mannered to the point of madness. There is not a trace of human emotion in it. To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material.”
Still makes me laugh. [www.rogerebert.com]
Still my favorite review of a bad movie is AO Scott on Pearl Harbour, to wit:
“The Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II has inspired a splendid movie, full of vivid performances and unforgettable scenes, a movie that uses the coming of war as a backdrop for individual stories of love, ambition, heroism and betrayal. The name of that movie is ”From Here to Eternity.”
Ebert sometimes had astoundingly wrong-headed reactions to genre films. But if there was a nice pair of tits in it he was most forgiving. Just look at his favourable reviews of those atrocious TOMB RAIDER movies.
Not for nothing, but when Roger started writing his blog I just so happened to be going through the worst life crisis at 30 years old (mother passing away after a battle with cancer and finding out my spouse was engaged in an affair with a co-worker). I found his community to be very engaging, and we had several spirited debates about many varied things (I was the resident non-religious right-wing conservative among a deep pool of liberals). Roger fired a few shots across my bow a couple times, but when he learned of what I was going through, he sent me an email of support. Growing up, regarding Roger as one of the bulwarks of my tv viewing throughout childhood, the only thing that would have meant more to me would be to receive an email from Mr. Rogers.
Regardless of his politics, his reviews, etc., he was a good person. I hope he is at peace.