Stuart Mackenzie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (76 of 83)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,685,825 - Total Helpful Votes: 76 of 83
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Comedies in Recent Years..., 20 Feb 2004
School of Rock is simply one of the funniest and most interesting films from recent years. First off all the rock references make this a must for hardcore rock fans, as not only will they recognise the songs, they'll see a part of them in Black's wanna-be rock star persona. And that's where the comedy lies - Jack Black. Having stole every scene in 'High Fidelity' as well as the under-rated 'Evil Woman' he's finally been given a leading role, playing a bum who wants to be a rock star, but ends of pretening to be a substitute teacher to a class of rich kids. So what does he do? He teaches them to rock.
Aswell as Black, it's the kids who really shine. They all play their own… Read more
Tigerland [DVD] [2001] <b>DVD</b> ~ Colin Farrell
Tigerland [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Colin Farrell
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping..., 20 Feb 2004
Tigerland is one of the best war films in memory, but not because of the action, it's because of the drama. Tigerland is not based around gunfights and beach landings, it's about unity in soldiers, and how they were forced to go to Vietnam, when there was no real need. Colin Farrell offers his best performance to date as the grunt who opposes the system, and helps the other soldiers when he can.
Tigerland is one of those films you cannot fault. It's moving, fast-paced, great performances and will be a classic in years to come.
If you've ever enjoyed a war film, you must watch this, because it's something different, and something important.
Watch if you enjoyed: Saving… Read more
Office Space [1999] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ron Livingston
Office Space [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Ron Livingston
28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius,,,, 20 Feb 2004
This film is quite simply genius. Not a lot happens; there's no big explosions, shoot outs, alien invasions. It's just a film about a guy (Ron Livingston on form) who gets bored of his mundane job, and decides to leave, ripping off the company in the process. The jokes are absolutely classic, and the characters are so unique and witty, yet dull and mundane that the contrasts just make this film classic. Jennifer Aniston, in a very early role filmwise, pops up as Livingston's girlfriend, and has a great seen flipping off her boss. I cannot recommend this movie enough, it's cheap and funny - the perfect movie. Created by Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead) this film is for the filmfan who… Read more

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