Down Beat (12/97, p.92) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5) - "...she gives her all....Brown's keen on having fun, trading quips with Bonnie Raitt or Johnny Adams on a couple tunes..."
"...A riot of verbal highjinks and gleeful absurdism..."Sight and Sound
"...Supersexy and action-charged....Davis is a dazzler..." Rolling Stone "...A superbly entertaining action movie....Spectacular effects, stunts and editing..." Sight and Sound "...[A] fantastical actioner about the potential for good and evil within the human character, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay....Muscular and visceral..."Variety "...THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT is a tour de force of technical brilliance, with flashes of humor and a wild spirit of adventure..." Los Angeles Times "...Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson prove they're game in this movie, as they trade quips in the breaks between special effects sequences. And he action is what we expect: sensational, violent and loud..." Chicago Sun-Times
"...Supersexy and action-charged....Davis is a dazzler..."Rolling Stone "...A superbly entertaining action movie....Spectacular effects, stunts and editing..."Sight and Sound "...[A] fantastical actioner about the potential for good and evil within the human character, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay....Muscular and visceral..."Variety "...THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT is a tour de force of technical brilliance, with flashes of humor and a wild spirit of adventure..."Los Angeles Times "...Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson prove they're game in this movie, as they trade quips in the breaks between special effects sequences. And he action is what we expect: sensational, violent and loud..."Chicago Sun-Times
"Danes and Crudup kick up sparks in their scenes together, and Eyre wins you over with an energetic mix of bawdy humour and quick-fire wit." Uncut "Crudup's feline beauty -- melancholy cheekbones, eyes jaded with hurt and mischief -- is interestingly cast against Dane's husky voice and strong features." Sight and Sound "Crudup and Danes display a palpable chemistry..."New York Times "[D]irector Richard Eyre and writer Jeffery Hatcher, who wrote the source play, obviously know the milieu."USA Today "Expertly directed....The film is bawdy fun....Crudup and Danes pair up beautifully..." Rolling Stone "[T]he film is a juicy evocation of a crucial turning point in theatrical history and a fascinating study in the complexity of sexual identity." Movieline's Hollywood Life "Director Richard Eyre ably intertwines ideas about identity, love, and artifice with witty quips and fierce acting..." Entertainment Weekly
"[A] documentary that details with jaw-dropping candor how contemporary political campaigning works at the highest levels of government..."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]nsightful....[The film] not only tells us how they won, it shows us the actual results of Goni's reelection." Box Office
"...It's a merciless satire on patriotism, politics and the establishment which has lost little of its bite or ability to tickle the ribs....Proof that the brothers are as relevant now as they ever were..."Total Film "...The Marx Brothers created a body of work in which individual films are like slices from the whole, but DUCK SOUP is probably the best..."Chicago Sun-Times "...[A] brilliant melange of gags....Harpo's physical clowning has the grace and sleight of hand of a true magician..."Premiere
"...An even-handed mixture of suspense and comedy....Jones is quite engaging....Griffiths is a gifted comic..." Los Angeles Times
Rolling Stone (3/23/95, p.125) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...Weirdo song titles and lyrics stuffed with quips testify to a welcome humor; dissonant guitars lend a wicked edge. And when the Archers settle into full-out rocking--they do so with satisfying savagery..."Spin (4/95, p.197) - 8 - Highly Recommended - "...yearning for community, significance, and excitement--slack's opposites....[Their] punk schtick is all over the map, steeped in countrified classic rock and gleeful noise, with Crazy Horse and the Grateful Dead no less equal predecessors than the Dead Boys and the Clash....Never blank, never afraid to bleed."Q (5/95, p.99) - 3 Stars - Good - "...They share with fellow Americans Pavement and Weezer a Generation X torpor emboldened by strangeness, weird melodic ideas and Fall-type obliqueness. The result is rather fetching..."Alternative Press (5/95, p.63) - "...songs have a relaxed feel and vocal style that sometimes seems reminiscent of Pavement with a little bit of Lou Barlow thrown in....also a weird pop/punk sentiment that likes to poke its head out and then mutate into dissonant blends of noise, and...into a plain old-fashioned racket that...parent[s] couldn't help being fully irritated by..."Magnet (p.51) - "[T]hroughout -- even on tamer tracks like indie-rock requiem 'Greatest Of All-Time' -- the band's delivery is tough and raw."Option (7-8/95, p.91) - "...this Chapel Hill foursome has actually carved out a unique little niche in postpunk terrain....a pretty amazing band..."Musician (6/95, p.75) - "...loaded with attractive ideas....[The Archers] have a Sonic Youth-like affection for the sound of two guitars out of tune with each other. They're also skilled at twisting noises--feedback, fret buzz, behind-the-nut picking--into undeniable hooks..."
Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Beck produces with a light touch, and Malkmus spools out well-crafted folk tunes, loopy wit, finely wrought prog fantasias and laser-show axmanship."Rolling Stone (p.72) - Ranked #36 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "The elegiac guitars and wry vocals sum up the shaggy beauty..."Spin (p.70) - "[A] patient, inviting album that feels like a fresh start....The band have the punchy, relaxed assurance of a group of pros..."Spin (p.50) - Ranked #11 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "He scales back the sprawling Allmans jams in favor of direct tunes, with none of the effect, or affect, lost."Alternative Press (p.112) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[With] simple multi-guitar attacks recast as miniature orchestras, deliriously clever quips, absurd statements, and a melodic intuition..."Magnet (p.44) - Ranked #4 in Magnet's '20 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "TRAFFIC feels invitingly relaxed, cozy and slept in thrice, as if the Jicks invited us into their practice space for a live run-through record preview..."Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Lyrically, where Malkmus may have previously been oblique, here he's refreshingly blunt."Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Malkmus returns to the kind of submerged beauty that redeemed his old band and graces such early solo/Jicks peaks as 'Church On White' and 'Animal Midnight.'"Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Malkmus' voice sounds more human, and the band's performances have a 'live' feel more than ever before."Uncut (magazine) (p.92) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]onsistently entertaining, beautifully recorded, enough lyrical Malkmusings to occupy a generation of decoders, plus it rocks."