Morgan Freeman's inspired performance as Joe Clark, the New Jersey principal who uses controversial methods to clean up a drug- and crime-ridden high school, makes it easier to forgive John…
There is a good deal of enjoyment to be derived from Wilt [based on Tom Sharpe's novel], mainly thanks to a uniformly excellent cast and unpretentious, straightforward direction by Michael Tuchner…
The makers of The Karate Kid Part III - also responsible for its successful predecessors - have either delivered or taken a few too many kicks to the head along the way, resulting in a particularly…
See You in the Morning is a bad dream for those who've admired Alan J. Pakula's best work.
Lost Angels suffers from some of the communication problems which bedevil its young, inarticulate hero. Hugh Hudson's wannabe Rebel without a Cause update tries to be a serious exploration of…
Alternately affecting and affected, Field of Dreams is a fable about redemption and reconciliation that uses the mythos of baseball as an organizing metaphor.
Producer Jose Frade has claimed his Blood and Sand is the first truly Spanish film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez' famous novel. Frade's claim turns out to be empty. His picture is about as Spanish…
Until its grossly miscalculated bummer of an ending, Turner & Hooch is a routine but amiable cop-and-dog comedy enlivened by the charm of Tom Hanks and his homely-as-sin canine partner.
A firstrate underwater suspenser with an otherworldly twist, The Abyss suffers from a payoff unworthy of its buildup. Same sensibilities that enable writer-director James Cameron to deliver riveting…
Red Scorpion is a dull, below-average action pic, lensed in Swaziland.
Robert De Niro's tour de force turn as a feisty Vietnam vet fails to save Jacknife, a poorly scripted three-hander drama [from Stephen Metcalfe's play Strange Snow].