Friday, June 20 2008
Get Smart makes rudimentary efforts to update, with passing references to terrorists, profiling, and inter-agency competition.
Thursday, June 19 2008
Monday, October 17 2005
Given the prison's largely nonwhite population, Paul's friendship with Caretaker (Chris Rock) is invaluable in assembling the team.
Monday, August 29 2005
It seems odd that this well-executed formula buddy comedy would have such a tortured birthing process.
Saturday, May 28 2005
Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.
Monday, June 14 2004
Always in the present, Drew Barrymore's Lucy is changed in an instant. And she's irresistible.
Thursday, February 12 2004
Henry sets his sights on doing the right thing for Lucy, who will always be a childish girl, never have agency, never be able to make an informed decision that she can count on lasting.
Friday, April 11 2003
Dave (Adam Sandler) grumbles okay, to everything, his face reorganized into a permanent twist.
Monday, October 7 2002
Even more problematic is the moment when it's time for the episode's moral message, delivered with the subtlety of a bumper sticker.
Sunday, January 1 1995
From start to finish, the film is suffused with Eddie Murphyness, his elevated sense of himself and his desire to do 'what no one else has done before.'"