A. J. Hakari

A. J. Hakari

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Blogcritics.org , Classic Movie Guide , DVD Clinic , ReelTalk Movie Reviews , ReviewExpress.com , Snack Bar
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
603
Location:
Wisconsin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 83% Fear and Desire (1953) " Signs of the legend Kubrick would become proudly on display. " — ReviewExpress.com
Posted Jun 9, 2013
69% Gypsy (1962) " 'Gypsy' may be all fluff and eye candy, but even eye candy can make your teeth hurt. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 25, 2013
58% Scream 4 (2011) " 'Scream 4' may give some die-hard fans a thrill or two, but its existence proves that the series has long since given up trying to rock the boat. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 19, 2011
51% Tron Legacy (2010) " Instantly eye-catching, the film's digital wonderland feels truly limitless, with all manner of adventures to be had or battles waged on the horizon. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 18, 2010
9% Saw 3D (2010) " If you were hoping for a worthy finale to one of modern horror's most successful legacies, boy are you in for a heartless and banal awakening. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 31, 2010
23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) " The chief gimmick here is a crisp 3D presentation, but that fails to make the action any less lifeless than the rotted craniums Alice's bullets whiz through." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 12, 2010
—— The Cat and the Canary (1939) " It may not strike fear into the hearts of men, but 'The Cat and the Canary' of 1939 comes up with plenty of other ways to leave you in titters, if not jitters." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 19, 2010
1.5/5 8% Supergirl (1984) " Beyond nostalgia and the '80s kitsch factor, Supergirl isn't worth a whole lot of salt." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Jul 4, 2010
2/4 49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) " Eclipse boasts its vapidity like a badge of honor, but the addition of an actual threat to the story gives viewers something of a rise, if only for a few fleeting moments." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 30, 2010
2.5/4 12% Jonah Hex (2010) " A great flick it's not, let alone among the cream of the comic world's crop, but we just may have a guilty pleasure in the making here." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 21, 2010
3/5 —— Zachariah (2003) " Zachariah waxes experimental rather than commercial and makes its relatively laid-back philosophy that easier to digest." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Jun 20, 2010
3/4 47% The A-Team (2010) " The A-Team is something of a mess, but what a good-natured and entertaining mess it is." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 14, 2010
3/4 100% The Invisible Man (1933) " Groundbreaking effects and an unforgettable leading performance ensure that nothing can nudge this flick from its place in horror history." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 21, 2010
3.5/5 30% Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) " Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is quite the class act for a B-flick, a corny but overall fun way of expanding the wide, weird world of Universal horror. " — Classic Movie Guide
Posted May 15, 2010
3/5 58% Under Capricorn (1949) " Several moods are adopted as the drama unfolds, keeping its many mysteries in flux." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted May 15, 2010
3/4 50% Dracula's Daughter (1936) " With all the atmosphere of the Bela Lugosi juggernaut, its offspring introduces photographic fluidity in what leads to a more complete picture." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 10, 2010
3/5 75% Green for Danger (1946) (1946) " British potboilers are famous for their wit and complexity, and Green for Danger does its papas proud." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted May 9, 2010
3/5 73% For Your Eyes Only (1981) " For Your Eyes Only is the refreshing detox the Bond series had been asking for." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted May 9, 2010
3/4 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " Director Jon Favreau and company specialize in cohesive chaos, whipping up a smarmy, off-the-cuff adventure instrumental in lending the comic book genre credibility." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 7, 2010
1.5/4 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) " Freddy fans are in for double the disappointment, for they are presented not only with another useless remake -- but one that's not even aesthetically pleasing." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2010
1.5/4 —— Dolan's Cadillac (2009) " Great effort is spent building up Dolan as the Charles Foster Kane of mobsters...only to deliver a whining wuss who wouldn't even scare Bugsy Malone." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3/4 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " Although not a classic, Paranormal Activity still represents how creepy horror can be at its most direct." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 26, 2010
2.5/4 49% The Losers (2010) " The Losers and originality go together like peanut butter and OxiClean." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 25, 2010
2.5/4 —— Curse of the Undead (1959) " Lord knows how many horror conventions Universal established, but Curse of the Undead's ground rules are a tad hazy." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 21, 2010
3/5 83% The Uninvited (1944) " The Uninvited's craftsmanship surpasses its storytelling strengths." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Apr 20, 2010
3/4 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " The line between 'outlandish' and 'morally reprehensible' is a thin one, and Kick-Ass delights in dragging viewers from one to the other." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 16, 2010
2.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " Dragon is a harmless adventure with a hollow interior, but it packs in plenty of action to sway its target audience." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 14, 2010
3/5 75% Vanishing Point (1971) " Vanishing Point has its pleasant pursuits, but its mindset is better suited for the more introspective of motorheads." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Apr 3, 2010
2.5/4 22% Repo Men (2010) " Repo Men lacks enough craziness to really blow the curious away." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 22, 2010
2/4 28% Dear John (2010) " Only from the highest realms of implausibility could a series of events as dramatically convenient as what unfolds here originate." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2010
2/4 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) " Percy Jackson runs out of steam the more it resorts to eye candy to plug the storytelling gaps." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 18, 2010
3/5 75% Werewolf of London (1935) " For Universal's first big lycanthropic romp, Werewolf of London is in impressive shape." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2010
5/5 94% The Wolf Man (1941) " Monsters of moonlight have come and gone, but 1941's The Wolf Man remains leader of the pack." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2010
2/4 34% The Wolfman (2010) " As technically proficient (for the most part) as it is, The Wolfman lacks a soul, which is what will keep monster fans everywhere from howling for more." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 13, 2010
3/4 96% Flirting (1992) " It's here to rub our faces in society's mess, not to be cooed over by Pixar enthusiasts." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 20, 2010
5/5 100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) " Countless TV airings and 'stinking badges' references later, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre remains a parable that's as fascinating to ponder as it is to just watch." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Jan 9, 2010
2.5/5 95% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) " Stephens nails the detective's restless disposition, but more than once does he veer dangerously close to drama queen territory." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Dec 29, 2009
2/5 83% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1992) " The whole thing is a Darwinian nightmare, an ill-conceived attempt to parlay a taboo topic into a simple horror story." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Dec 29, 2009
2/4 —— P (2005) " ...crummy production values and all-round stilted performances sink what could have been one of the strongest Asian horror flicks in years." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2009
3/4 83% Avatar (2009) " It's one last blockbusting hurrah to close out 2009." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 19, 2009
3/4 —— Drácula (Dracula, Spanish Version) (1931) " With a constant crazed look in his eye and an eerie grin to rival the Joker's, [Carlos Villarias] always seems one beat away from tearing into someone like a quarter-pounder." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 15, 2009
3.5/5 70% Army of Darkness (1993) " Elements of horror, comedy, fantasy, and action are blended together, along with a nice hunk of gouda..." — ReviewExpress.com
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3.5/5 97% Cabaret (1972) " A little bit naughty and a little bit fun, Cabaret is off-kilter goodness no matter how you slice it." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/5 88% Christmas in Connecticut (1945) " It's a perfectly pleasant film with a nostalgic appeal that makes it one of the lesser-known holiday favorites but a favorite nonetheless." — Classic Movie Guide
Posted Dec 13, 2009
4/4 88% A Christmas Story (1983) " A Christmas Story never set out to become a classic, but its pitch-perfect take on nostalgic Americana earns it a place among cinema's most precious treasures." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/4 21% Planet 51 (2009) " A vibrant style emerges as one of this animated movie's strong suits. It's lively and even eye-popping on occasion." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 5, 2009
3/5 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " Though not quite the next cult classic, Drag Me to Hell is the perfect party horror flick." — ReviewExpress.com
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/4 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) " This movie abides by no real rules and has its way with your senses until you pass out from overkill or disinterest." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 26, 2009
1.5/4 —— Far Cry (2008) " The script has imported all the stock characters and artificial wit that populate so-called adrenaline rushes, but it takes forever to make with the thrills." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 25, 2009
2/4 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) " Although New Moon is a step up from the last movie, this is praise as faint as its heroine's good sense." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 20, 2009
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