James Verniere

James Verniere

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Boston Herald
Critics' Group:
Boston Society of Film Critics, National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
1577
Total QuickRatings:
11

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A minus 88% Siddharth (2014) " A modern-day neo-realistic fable and genuine spiritual journey. Beautifully shot and acted. See this." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
B 45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Frank Miller's brand of knuckle-dragging machismo is not exactly my cup of testosterone, but this "Dame" is a wonder to behold. " — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2014
C plus 32% The Giver (2014) " All this dystopia has given me dyspepsia. Get me "Children of God," stat." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B plus 95% The Dog (2014) " As a fascinating pop culture artifact, this film is hard to beat." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
C plus 77% Land Ho! (2014) " Ho, no." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
A minus 83% Rich Hill (2014) " A deft and compassionate portrait of grinding poverty through the yes of three young Missouri men. "Boyhood," indeed." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B plus 61% Finding Fela! (2014) " Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones says it best when he describes Fela as a "sacred monster."" — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " RAMBO meets THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. More entertaining than expected. A guilty pleasure. " — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2014
B 65% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " The great Om Puri steals the film. A fun foodie movie, even if it is 20 minutes too long." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
A minus 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " May the Farce be with you, dude. "Star Wars" meets "Spaceballs."" — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
A minus 89% Calvary (2014) " Gleeson delivers towering performance as Christ-like priest who must pay for someone else's sins." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 70% What If (2014) " It's a piffle, but the actors sell it. Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis are scene-stealers, as well." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C plus 20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " Was this punishment for Fox comparing Michael Bay to Hitler? Cheesy 3D, moronic banter, some fun action though." — Boston Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B minus 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " More soap opera than cinema, but the cast is very good." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
A minus 85% Borgman (2014) " Funny Games, indeed. Creepy, spooky and nightmarish." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C plus 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " An 83-minute ad aimed at kiddies for Disney merchandise made overseas. What's in your wallet?" — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C plus 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " THE PURGE meets THE WALKING DEAD. Release this beast." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C plus 18% Sex Tape (2014) " No sex, a few laughs, a one-joke movie and the joke is in the trailers." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 18, 2014
C minus 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Great CGI apes and performance by Serkis. But murky, dull, lethargic, overlong and overblown. Plot full of holes." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2014
A- 97% Life Itself (2014) " "Life Itself" is a fitting tribute to the most popular, if also controversial film critic of his time" — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 7, 2014
B 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " It's THE EXORCIST with the Doors instead of the Allman Brothers. Bana and Ramirez are appealing as mismatched demon busters. " — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C plus 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " Hey, E.T. It's us, the Gooonies. Can you come out to play?" — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C minus 24% Tammy (2014) " Mediocre, unoriginal and makes 96 minutes feel like forever." — Boston Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C minus 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Can I make a citizen's arrest for assault with intent to bore to death?" — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 30, 2014
A minus 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " The actors, most of whom have appeared in the stage versions, are superb: GOODFELLAS meets DREAMGIRLS." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A minus 85% Korengal (2014) " You go to war with the Hemingway you have. Ours is Sebastian Junger. KORENGAL is riveting, you-are-there filmmaking." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B plus 66% The Rover (2014) " Yet another post-apocalyptic, dystopian vision, this one from ANIMAL KINGDOM auteur David Michod, nasty, minor and dazzling." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A minus 25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Dark and darkly funny celebration of music's power to transform us. GOODFELLAS meets DREAMGIRLS." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B minus 54% The Signal (2014) " In spite of vague 'Heroes' like plot and familiar twists, the film's visuals are a kick." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B plus 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Hate sport! Moodysson's 1980s middle school punks are the perfect alternative to Godzilla and Tom Cruise." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B plus 88% Obvious Child (2014) " Like Woody Allen's early, New York City set comedies, only raunchier, more potty-mouthed and more like TV. Slate is terrific." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
C plus 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " A 90 minute gay joke interrupted by 15 minutes of other stuff. The same movie as "21 Jump Street," but not as funny." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
A minus 83% Night Moves (2014) " An impressive piece of neo-noir filmmaking. Hitchcock and Highsmith would have approved." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B plus 42% Words And Pictures (2014) " Over-emphatic to a fault and predictable, but the glorious leads make this work." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B minus 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Luminous leads make this schmaltz palatable." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
C 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Two hours of derivative, repeat-rewind eye agony." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
A minus 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " El Topo is back. A surprisingly poignant, AMARCORD-like memoir." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " As scatter-shot as a double-barreled shotgun packed with rock salt. Come back Lili Von Shtupp." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B 48% Maleficent (2014) " Is there anyone better suited to playing an enchantress? The best effect in the film is Jolie's face (augmented by master Rick Baker)." — Boston Herald
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B plus 86% The Immigrant (2014) " Relentlessly downbeat, but lavishly shot and Oscar winner Cotillard, who often resembles the screen goddesses of the silent era, is magnificent." — Boston Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
B 86% Cold in July (2014) " A nasty, if also tasty slice of hickory-smoked pulp noir." — Boston Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
C plus 14% Blended (2014) " A lot less painful than anticipated. " — Boston Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
B minus 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Can I go back in time and not see the last WOLVERINE movie?" — Boston Herald
Posted May 23, 2014
B plus 34% God's Pocket (2014) " A marvelous cast, a fine mess." — Boston Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
B 48% Wolf Creek 2 (2014) " If you can stomach it, another great, lupine performance as Outback psycho-killer by Aussie actor John Jarratt." — Boston Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
B plus 88% Chef (2014) " An art house/mainstream hybrid. Wonderful cast. The kid is great." — Boston Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
B 72% Palo Alto (2014) " Smells like teen spirit. Nice moments, along with enough children of the famous to start a football team." — Boston Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
B 60% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " No surprises here. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE meets JERRY MAGUIRE." — Boston Herald
Posted May 16, 2014
C plus 73% Godzilla (2014) " 90 minutes of bad movie redeemed by a fun third act? Not if I have to see it in murky, out of focus IMAX 3D. My eyes!" — Boston Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
A —— Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) " Beautiful and hallucinatory, the greatest animated romance since Tim Burton's masterpiece CORPSE BRIDE. A revelation. " — Boston Herald
Posted May 9, 2014
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