director: Peter Segal

Grudge Match

December 25, 2013
"Grudge Match" is a slow moving movie that tries too hard to create a story that the audience will sympathize with. Unfortunately, the filmmakers do this with almost every character in the film. Due to the long back stories the main plot of two over-the-hill boxers facing off against each other [...]

Get Smart

June 20, 2008
"Get Smart" has its moments. Steve Carrell is very good as Maxwell Smart, without impersonating Don Adams (except in a few "missed it by that much" scenes). In one scene he is telling an enemy that the place is surrounded by the good guys and when the bad guy doesn't believe it, he quips, "Would [...]

The Longest Yard

May 27, 2005
It seems to me that remakes are never quite as good as the originals. This certainly holds true with The Longest Yard. The plot and storyline are very similar but with some updating. The cast of prison guards and inmates are bigger, stronger, and meaner in the remake. It seems like every one of [...]

Anger Management

April 11, 2003
"Anger Management" may not win critical acclaim, but the nonsensical antics, including a hilarious duet of “I Feel Pretty” sung by Dave and Buddy, may make this a winner at the box office. Most of the comedy focuses on crude bathroom humor, bodily functions, sexual insecurities and references [...]

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

July 28, 2000
Although Mr. Murphy breaks me up, he just can’t get very far from crudity and profanity. “The Nutty Professor: 2” is rated PG-13 for one crude sexual comment after another. When humor isn’t extracted from broad sexual innuendo, Mr. Murphy turns to gross-out visuals, jokes about old age [...]