THE CLASSROOM comedy "Kindergarten Cop," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a detective gone substitute teacher, received the most favorable ratings from Weekend's Flick Picks callers.
Though some callers said the movie was too rough and violent for kids, most callers rated it favorably. Out of 100 calls, 25 gave it four stars and 23 gave it three stars.
"An absolutely perfect comedy. One of the best alternative movies for the Christmas season." -- D.O., Washington
"The film captures kids as being kids. The only problem is a hokey plot that gets worse as the film goes on." -- R.M., Washington
During the holiday weekend, 371 calls were made to Weekend's movie-rating line. Here are the ratings:
ALMOST AN ANGEL
BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES
1/2 CYRANO DE BERGERAC
THE RUSSIA HOUSE
"The Bonfire of the Vanities" was a big disappointment to those expecting the scathing satire of Tom Wolfe's bestseller.
"They didn't have the courage or guts in Hollywood to make the movie show what the real situation is in New York." -- J.D., Arlington
"A simply horrible treatment of what should be a social satire but amounts to a bunch of baloney." -- R.D., Washington
"Almost an Angel" actually received the most four-star votes (33), and "The Russia House" received the third-highest number of four-star ratings (22). But a flurry of one-star votes received during a short period of time during the weekend lowered the final ratings of both movies to two stars. It was possible for a very opinionated individual to make multiple calls to the electronic telephone system used for tallying the votes.
While only 19 persons called to rate "Cyrano de Bergerac," the votes were generally favorable, with eight callers giving it four stars and three giving it three stars.