The Tender Bar

Film Title

The Tender Bar

Synopsis

A coming of age story based on the best-selling book by J.R. Moehringer

Director

George Clooney

Cast

Ben Affleck
Tye Sheridan
Daniel Ranieri
Lily Rabe
Christopher Lloyd
Max Martini
Briana Middleton
Rhenzy Felix

The Tender Bar is a movie that is based on the blockbuster best-seller by J.R. Moehringer, published in 2005. This book contains the memoirs of J.R. and his experiences growing up with a struggling single mom, while chasing an elusive father, known only to him as a voice in the radio. This great best-seller is […]

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Film Title

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Synopsis

Josey Wales joins a Confederate guerrilla unit for revenge of the murder of his family. The ensuing bloodshed leaves him as an outlaw on the run.

Director

Clint Eastwood

Cast

Clint Eastwood
Sondra Locke
John Vernon
Chief Dan George
Bill McKinney
Geraldine Keams
Paula Trueman
Will Sampson

The Outlaw Josey Wales is not just another Clint Eastwood revenge movie, but a unique Western that focuses on the continuing violence, hate and treachery following the American Civil War. Josey Wales is minding his own business as a sod-buster when a bevy of Yankee Redlegs unexpectedly show up to torch his spread and kill […]

Christmas Twister (2012)

Film Title

Christmas Twister

Synopsis

The worst tornado movie ever made

Director

Peter Sullivan

Cast

Casper Van Dien
Victoria Pratt
Richard Burgi
Dmitri Schuyler-Linch
Madelyn Deutch

Unless I am struck down with a Paul to Damascus type inspiration, this will be my last Christmas movie review of the season. It is just as well because the  pickings this year are almost non-existent. I refuse to watch and review Home Sweet Home Alone, that is just not going to happen. Ditto for […]

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

Film Title

A Merry Friggin' Christmas

Synopsis

Boyd Mitchler’s family is forced to spend Christmas with his curmudgeon father and family. He forgets the Christmas presents, but what should have been forgotten is this entire movie.

Director

Tristram Shapeero

Cast

Robin Williams
Candice Bergen
Joel McHale
Lauren Graham
Oliver Platt
Gene Jones

I’ve been reviewing Christmas movies for Ruthless since 2006, with just a couple of reviews at first, but then reviewing them in earnest since 2013. I knew that this day would eventually come. The well has run dry for any Christmas movie that is remotely watchable. Oh, it has been fun to mock the really […]

Merry In-Laws (2012)

Film Title

Merry In-Laws

Synopsis

It is hard to explain that your parents are Mr. & Ms. Santa Claus. It’s harder to explain the existence of this film

Director

Leslie Hope

Cast

Shelly Long
George Wendt
Lucas Bryant
Kassia Warshawski
Greg Lawson
Barb Mitchell

I have been watching and reviewing Christmas Movies for well over a decade now. Ruthless Reviews has the largest collection of these reviews on the internet, most written by yours truly, so I consider myself an expert on the genre. The pickings become slimmer every year, and great new Christmas movies like the FX version […]

Dead End (2003)

Film Title

Dead End

Synopsis

Stay on the road, Dorothy

Director

Jean-Baptise Andrea

Cast

Ray Wise
Lin Shaye
Mick Cain
Alexandra Holden
Karen S. Gregan
Amber Smith

I’ve been reviewing Christmas Movies for Ruthless for over a decade now. Needless to say, the well is about to run dry. I refuse to review the Hallmark or Hallmark type sappy dreck. A few is enough. However, I did not want to completely abandon my unhinged and relentless pursuit of this obsession. Therefore, I […]

Chato’s Land (1972)

Film Title

Chato's Land

Synopsis

A posse of bigots tries to hunt down a half-breed who has just killed the sheriff.

Director

Michael Winner

Cast

Charles Bronson
James Whitmore
Jack Palance
Simon Oakland
Richard Jordan
Ralph Waite
Victor French
William Watson
Richard Basehart

Chato’s Land is not a happy movie or your usual Western. It is not a funny film, or one for viewers who cannot tolerate vile bigotry and brutal and explicit rape. However, it is a movie that showcases the laconic Charles Bronson at his most ripped and bad-assed best. If you thought the villains in […]

The Sting

Film Title

The Sting

Synopsis

Newman and Redford team up for the big con as revenge against the ruthless Doyle Lonnegan

Director

George Roy Hill

Cast

Robert Redford
Paul Newman
Robert Shaw
Charles Durning
Eileen Brennan
Dana Elcar
Robert Earl Jones

The Sting is one of those movies that makes cinephiles envious of anyone who is watching this gorgeous movie for the first time. A winner of 7 Academy Awards, this film also stars the tandem of Paul Newman and Robert Redford in their finest effort together. Noteworthy is that even with a wheelbarrow full of […]

Quills (2000)

Film Title

Quills

Synopsis

Just another family values movie from Ruthless

Director

Philip Kaufman

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix
Geoffrey Rush
Kate Winslet
Michael Caine

“Why should I love God? He strung up his only son like a side of veal. I shudder to think what he’d do to me.” –The Marquis de Sade I guess that it is pretty obvious by now that I rarely review bad movies (EDITOR’S NOTE: That’s a lie) or even movies that I don’t […]

Cool Hand Luke

Film Title

Cool Hand Luke

Synopsis

What we’ve got here, Is failure to communicate

Director

Stuart Rosenberg

Cast

Paul Newman
George Kennedy
Strother Martin
J.D. Cannon
Morgan Woodward
Dennis Hopper
Wayne Rodgers
Harry Dean Stanton

“A natural born world-shaker“ Paul Newman has always been in the top tier of the greatest actors of all time. He is certainly in the company of actors like Peter O’Toole, Daniel-Day Lewis, Jack Nicholson, Richard Burton and Sidney Portier. His accomplishments as a beer drinker, race car driver, blue-eyed sex symbol and actor are […]