Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
AfterElton.com , HitFix , IFC.com , Linoleum Knife , Movieline , Movies.com , MSNBC , Newsweek , Queer Sighted , TheWrap , What the Flick?!
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
918

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Showing 1 - 50 of 918
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Birdman (2014) " Both Hollywood and Broadway take their lumps in "Birdman," a compelling tale that's a backstage drama, a character piece, a stab at magical realism, and much more." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 27, 2014
70% What If (2014) " Doesn't redefine the rom-com, but it's a fine example of the genre." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Aug 20, 2014
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " This is Rodriguez's second sequel in a row in which he turns sex, violence and exploitation into an occasional for dullness. For a film loaded with decapitations and gun-toting ladies in bondage gear, Sin City gets really tedious really quickly." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 20, 2014
39% If I Stay (2014) " While many of the big moments of If I Stay can be easily dismissed, it's the little ones that elevate the film to at least mixed-bag status." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 19, 2014
77% The One I Love (2014) " It's never easy to capture simultaneously the spark that brings a couple together and the resentments that drive them apart, but these actors nail all that - and even more." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 14, 2014
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " Even if getting older can be a drag, at least the meals get much, much better." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 14, 2014
33% The November Man (2014) " You can tell that veteran director Roger Donaldson senses that he's losing his audience when the music starts getting louder and the blood spray gets more slow motion-y." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 14, 2014
20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " More often than not feels more like a court-ordered defensive-driving class than a rousing high-speed chase." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 13, 2014
39% Step Up: All In (2014) " Offers up transcendent moments featuring some truly electrifying dancing, but to get to those golden nuggets you have to sift through mounds of terrible writing and laughable acting." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 8, 2014
34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Once you take the grizzled seniors out of the picture and replace them with the United Commandos of Benetton, The Expendables 3 loses the one thing that makes it special. " — TheWrap
Posted Aug 4, 2014
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " A movie that takes its characters and its premise seriously, until it doesn't, and that operates at two speeds: tortoise (ponderous) and hare (head-spinning)." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 3, 2014
36% Child Of God (2014) " Beautifully shot, well acted, and the score is lovely, but the film has nothing to say about the human degradation in which it wallows. If you're gonna make me smell dung for two hours, at least fertilize my lawn." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 3, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) " I've seen so many movies, with great dialogue, that aren't about anything; here's a film on a fascinating subject, but the dialogue is terrible." — TheWrap
Posted Aug 3, 2014
92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " At first I thought, 'This movie isn't as clever as it thinks it is.' But after a while, I decided maybe it was after all." — What the Flick?!
Posted Aug 1, 2014
78% Get On Up (2014) " James Brown made his mark defying notions about beat and rhythm, and "Get on Up" embraces that idea in its storytelling and editing (by Michael McCusker). In the stodgy world of biopics, it's a sex machine." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 28, 2014
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " It delivers the kind of sentimental sledgehammering I found myself willing to forgive, but once the story goes off on a pointless tangent, the whole soufflé collapses." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 25, 2014
17% And So It Goes (2014) " The kind of movie that pops up on the Hallmark Channel around Christmastime. Only with Oscar winners." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jul 24, 2014
91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Most Wanted can often be a chilly bit of business, but it's no less gripping for its emotional distance, thanks mostly to a superb cast led by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 24, 2014
65% Lucy (2014) " Once your heroine has become one with the universe, it's hard to get worked up over a dude with a gun, even if it's Oldboy." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 23, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) " It's stylish and smart -- a big, honking metaphor, yes, but an effective one and a relevant one." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jul 18, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " I laughed a few times in the early bits, and there's a central segment with Rob Lowe that's genuinely bizarre and funny. And then it all falls apart." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jul 18, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Dawn never feels dull or draggy. It also never feels as excitingly intelligent as its Apes ancestors." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 9, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " As he has throughout his career, Linklater proves himself as a filmmaker unconcerned with flash and dazzle but thoroughly compassionate and empathetic to a wide range of characters." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 7, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " A captivating portrait of a man who embraced life and art, whose spirit never flagged even when his body did." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 3, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " A character comedy that's missing both comedy and character." — TheWrap
Posted Jul 1, 2014
53% Citizen Koch (2014) " If the real triumph of the Tea Party is getting middle- and working-class citizens to vote against their own best interests, it's going to take a documentary more passionate and more revelatory than this one to make that point." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 27, 2014
83% Begin Again (2014) " It's a film you have to meet at least half-way. but once I did, I reveled in the charm, the romance, and most of all the bevy of terrific songs." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 26, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Feels less like a movie than a product of the cinema-industrial complex." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 26, 2014
46% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) " What makes this film go astray are the problems that plague so many screen biographies: too much narration, too much telling and not enough showing, and presenting an artist's accomplishments in lieu of exploring his perspective." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 24, 2014
98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " Discovering that there's a 1996 movie by Eric Rohmer that's only now making it into U.S. theaters is like finding a $20 bill in an old pair of pants." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 19, 2014
25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Unlike How to Train Your Dragon 2, which gives us characters older, wiser, and more experienced than they were in the previous movie, Too pretty much reprises all the conflicts from last time." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 19, 2014
69% They Came Together (2014) " They're not just making fun of rom-coms but of the idea of satire itself, or of the idea of jokes have to have meaning or logic or resonance. Fans will no doubt be amused; for everyone else, the results are so post-modern that they're post-funny." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 16, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " It works in the hits, and it casts singers who make those hits sound virtually identical to the originals. What the movie doesn't do is answer the question, "Why did I just spend 134 minutes watching the Frankie Valli episode of 'Behind the Music'?"" — TheWrap
Posted Jun 15, 2014
59% Hellion (2014) " If only Candler had trusted her characters enough to carry the story without the need for the requisite Act One gun and Act Three firing of same, Hellion would stand out more amidst an ever-growing pack of similar films." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 13, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Maybe not up there with Gremlins 2: The New Batch but certainly one of the funniest sequels ever made." — What the Flick?!
Posted Jun 12, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Phony, cloying, and pandering." — Linoleum Knife
Posted Jun 10, 2014
88% Obvious Child (2014) " The only agenda that Obvious Child has is to be true and funny, and it succeeds impressively at both." — TheWrap
Posted Jun 5, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) " You don't have to like punk rock to fall in love with We Are the Best!; if a more joyous film comes along in 2014, then it's a good year indeed." — TheWrap
Posted May 28, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " The aggressively unpleasant visuals certainly detract from the overall film, but Maleficent makes for a fascinating entry in an ongoing wave of projects that give "bad" women of literature a chance to present their side of the story." — TheWrap
Posted May 28, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " If you grade a comedy by how frequently you chuckle, then A Million Ways to Die in the West is funny enough; too often, unfortunately, MacFarlane and his co-writers go for bits where the shock value is supposed to equal actual humor." — TheWrap
Posted May 27, 2014
1.5/10 14% Blended (2014) " I felt like it was crushing the soul out of me. But it's still not as bad as Grown-Ups 2." — What the Flick?!
Posted May 23, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Feels sharper and more clever than it might have been in other hands, and for a big summer star vehicle, that's surprise enough." — TheWrap
Posted May 22, 2014
42% Words And Pictures (2014) " If the text vs. image battle had merely remained in the background, that would be one thing, but the screenplay tediously brings it up over and over again, as though this were A Tree Falls in a Forest: The Movie." — TheWrap
Posted May 22, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Bryan Singer keeps things moving along briskly enough that you can just go along with the ride of Superhero Stuff without getting bogged down in the labyrinthine plotting if you don't want to." — TheWrap
Posted May 12, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) gets the money shots right, but neither he nor screenwriter Max Borenstein (working from a story by David Callaham) makes the human characters interesting enough to get us through two mostly Godzilla-free acts." — TheWrap
Posted May 10, 2014
73% Neighbors (2014) " Sure, this could have been a more precise, clockwork script, but I laughed so much that I didn't mind its shagginess." — What the Flick?!
Posted May 8, 2014
34% God's Pocket (2014) " By the time the one-legged guy roots through a trashcan looking for deposit bottles, the film seems to be teetering into classist parody." — TheWrap
Posted May 7, 2014
72% Palo Alto (2014) " Coppola doesn't let these kids off the hook for their stupid decisions, of which they make many, but she's not judging them for their folly, either. " — TheWrap
Posted May 6, 2014
12% Walk Of Shame (2014) " If anyone walks away unblemished from Walk of Shame, it's Banks, who throws herself into every bit of physical comedy and humiliation the movie sends her way. " — TheWrap
Posted May 2, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " This is a movie that needs to remove a piece of jewelry." — TheWrap
Posted May 2, 2014
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