Kimberly Gadette

Kimberly Gadette

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Kimberly Gadette's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8.5/10 78% Danny Collins (2015) "While the plot sounds like an old familiar tune (dissipated artist changes his wicked ways when he realizes that love of family/friends is worth more than fame/fortune), it's Danny's dazzle that intoxicates. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 13, 2015
9/10 80% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "The irreverent title suggests that this movie may smash our preconceptions about the current formulaic tale of budding teen love tragically interrupted. And so it does, beautifully. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jun 13, 2015
5/10 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "Adaline is an 107-year-old mash-up of Hawking, Holmes and Mario Andretti, all dressed up in Gucci with nowhere to go. What a fascinating character the screenwriters never bothered to develop. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/10 69% The Harvest (2015) "The primary horror in 'The Harvest' comes from watching the superlative talents of Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton wasted on such secondary swill. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/10 94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "They say 'Unbreakable,' I say 'Unbearable.' Can't we just call the whole thing off? " ‐ Doddle
Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/10 75% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "In the Season 2 opener, Frank threw Mara under the train. In the Season 3 opener, Frank urinated on his father's headstone. Now there's a piss-poor encore - and yet, a perfect harbinger of the dilution to come. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Mar 17, 2015
10/10 98% Citizenfour (2014) "Did the NSA have foreknowledge that Citizenfour was going to win the Oscar? Um, probably ... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 27, 2015
9/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "The fascinating, disturbing Nightcrawler questions the line between crime reportage, and reportage that's a crime in and of itself. That is, if that line still exists at all... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 18, 2015
10/10 96% Groundhog Day (1993) "The day is not a redo; it's a "one more." " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 3, 2015
9/10 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Many Wes Anderson films have been intricately laced together, the ingredients blending just so. But nothing matches this perfectly layered concoction, wrapped up in an impeccable confectioner's bow. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jan 22, 2015
7/10 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Unbridled fun ... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jan 16, 2015
9/10 98% Boyhood (2014) "We can't help feeling inexorably attuned to these people ... as if the idea of sitting down to dinner with them is not only possible, but de facto. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jan 9, 2015
8.5/10 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Cleverly titled, this Girl who Walks Home Alone At Night has nothing to fear ... but everyone else does. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4.5/10 51% Unbroken (2014) "Just in time for the holidays, UNBROKEN is akin to 'The 12 Days of Christmas" ... unbearably repetitive. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 22, 2014
5/10 90% Wild (2014) "At the end of the long and winding road, between lack of dramatic heft and a character arc that's as slender as a sapling, we're left wondering just where the Wild went. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 5, 2014
9/10 96% Ida (2014) "Rather than relying on any preceding work driven by the written word, the filmmakers have constructed a masterpiece that nods to the sheer poetry of the visual. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 26, 2014
8/10 98% Transparent: Season One (TV, 2014) "Tambor gives us a lunking lineback in lipstick ... whose beauty radiates from within. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 24, 2014
8/10 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "A refreshingly smart thriller, its geopolitical savvy mingled with a wholly unique look, Snowpiercer is quite the dystopian choo-choo. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 30, 2014
5/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "Sometimes the Marvel universe isn't as Marvelous as we've come to expect. Might have been more enjoyable if there had been a compelling story to go along with all the sound and fury, Nick Fury. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/10 19% Sabotage (2014) "Sabotage is nothing more than an excuse for Arnold the AARPster to throw his weight around, bludgeoning us with equal parts of carnage and deathly boredom ... which is sort of like killing us twice. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Mar 27, 2014
5/10 89% The Wind Rises (2014) "'The Wind Rises' is akin to sitting through an unbearably long flight in which the view can only be appreciated so much ... " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/10 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) "At the end of the day, this movie didn't need 3 days to kill. 2 hours was more than enough. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 21, 2014
5/10 31% The Monuments Men (2014) "While this particular, um, 'Blingtime for Hitler and Germany' means well, it suffers from a tone problem: it's 'Ocean's 11' by way of 'Schindler's List.' " ‐ Doddle
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.5/10 33% Labor Day (2014) "What 'Knocked Up' did for pudgy slacker potheads, 'Labor Day' is now doing for escaped convicts. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jan 31, 2014
7/10 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "Inanities aside, the movie delivers suspense throughout. But between this turn and 'Star Trek,' Pine may find himself up to his neck in all sorts of re-booties. Let's hope he keeps away from Howard the Duck. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jan 17, 2014
8/10 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) "Before the rise of the economic echelon currently referred to as the one percent, there was Jordan Belfort ... the one percent of the one percent. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 24, 2013
9.5/10 93% American Hustle (2013) "Think 'Casino' meets 'The Grifters,' shot through with a hefty dose of the off-kilter ... and that's 'American Hustle.' " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 19, 2013
5/10 70% The Wolverine (2013) "Jackman's 126-minute scowl is a poor substitute for character. With this, his 6th tour of Logan, he could have capitalized on the 100-plus-year story arc, delivering a performance of greater depth. Certainly not less. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 25, 2013
7/10 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "Though we may have seen bits of this and that in previous sci-fi adventures, the ingredients haven't ever been steeped together quite like this particular briny bouillabaisse. Soup's on ... enjoy. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4.5/10 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "Tone deaf, it's as if Verbinski's prior film, 2011's marvelous Rango, got lost amid the Trail of Tears in a buddy comedy served up with a side of Hannibal Lecter. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Jul 2, 2013
8/10 79% Iron Man 3 (2013) "As compared to the overwrought, too-many-irons-in-the-fire second installment, Iron Man 3 proves its metal, oops, mettle, once again. " ‐ Doddle
Posted May 2, 2013
4.5/10 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "Perhaps the witches put a spell on the filmmakers -- because for all of the movie's technical wizardry, the story and the characters are as flat as a Kansas plain. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Mar 7, 2013
9/10 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) "Bigelow and Boal are rare filmmakers in that they don't underestimate the intelligence of their audience. In the case of this extraordinary docudrama, we are allowed to make up our own minds. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Dec 18, 2012
4/10 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "Other than the Bram Stoker meets "Braveheart" battle, this vessel offers very little to make our collective blood race. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 15, 2012
7/10 90% Lincoln (2012) "Among the hundreds of characterizations in film, television and books, Day-Lewis' rendition of the 16th President - transmuting the myth into a man -- just may be the definitive portrayal for the ages. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 8, 2012
4/10 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) "Disney can dress it up, take it out to the arcade and plug it full of quarters ... but at the end of the cord, the film's a simple, 8-bit I-gotta-be-me story, with a dull plot and tepid characters. Game over. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 1, 2012
7.5/10 77% Flight (2012) "'Flight' flies high due to Washington who rescues the film twice, as both the fictional hero and as the superb actor, etching a character awash in palpable guilt, denial and helplessness. He is Sky King, circa 2012. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Nov 1, 2012
6/10 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) "We should be able to come away from this film--purporting to examine the meaning of our destinies--with some sense of majesty, of message, of wonder. Yet with all the smoke and mirrors and prosthetics...we do not. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/10 31% Chasing Mavericks (2012) "As one might assume, the surf cinematography is superb. But as a nod to the young surf king Jay Moriarty, rather than "Live Like Jay," this film comes far closer to the opposite, namely a burial at sea. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2/10 12% Alex Cross (2012) "While Tyler Perry slips into Madea's wigs and plus-size dresses just fine, his attempt to squeeze into the guise of psychologist/detective Cross strains at the seams as well as the credibility. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 18, 2012
9/10 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) "Suggestive of a blisteringly good-humored Quentin Tarantino (sans the uber gore), McDonagh possesses a rare talent for ushering black comedy to a bleak end, luring his audience into laughter all along its shootapalooza way. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 11, 2012
7.5/10 38% Here Comes the Boom (2012) "If Kevin James continues to make films that no longer fight his considerable talents -- such as the highly entertaining 'Boom' -- he someday might look back at such missteps as 'Zookeeper,' and laugh long and hard. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 11, 2012
6/10 96% Argo (2012) "An often riveting film, between the second act lag and Affleck's ponderous protagonist, 'Argo' is unfortunately not as wonderful as it should have been. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 11, 2012
8/10 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "28 years after the initial short, Frankenweenie finds itself ironically reanimated from the dead, morphed into a superb, 3D stop-motion feature. Young Frankenstein is alive! " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/10 21% Taken 2 (2012) "Idiotic lines abound, such as commanding the daughter as she drives to, 'Go faster, go faster.' 'I can't, I can't!' she cries back. Perhaps the family is hoping to bore the killers to death with redundancy. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Oct 4, 2012
9/10 93% Looper (2012) "It's official: Looper closes the loop on any doubt that writer/director Rian Johnson is one of the most fascinating filmmakers to appear on the doorstep of the 21st century. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 27, 2012
8/10 44% Hotel Transylvania (2012) "Other than a third act that drags on a bit longer than you-know-who's oversized cape, this time around a bloodless teaming of Sandler & Samberg is actually a good thing. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 27, 2012
4.5/10 70% Liberal Arts (2012) "Radnor's annoyingly passive protagonist sports wide-eyed stares of wonderment, as if he got lost somewhere between the upper quad and the campus bookstore. Neither pass nor fail, this project's an 'incomplete.' " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 27, 2012
6.5/10 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) "The best perks of Perks come from the ragtag band of young actors, particularly Ezra Miller's theatrical Patrick, who exhibits a giddy, anarchic teen spirit that masks a most profound sorrow. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 20, 2012
4/10 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "Given this talent scout's failing sight, Gus may not be able to see a hit, but he can most certainly hear one. Which just might be a perfect remedy for this film: keep the visual off the screen but crank up the audio. " ‐ Doddle
Posted Sep 20, 2012
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