Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Alonso Duralde'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
89% The End Of The Tour (2015) "What it has to say about the act of creation, not to mention the act of talking about it to an interviewer, is rich and fascinating. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 30, 2015
23% Vacation (2015) "All too true to the experience of taking a long family trip: there are a few special moments you'll remember and talk about later, but for the most part, it's a featureless, repetitive voyage that can't be over soon enough. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 27, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Doesn't do anything particularly wrong inasmuch as it overdoes something right - by the time we reach the final chase/shoot-out/hand-to-hand combat set piece, a bit of ice-cream-headache fatigue has begun to set in. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 24, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Ultimately comes down in favor of mainstream girl-gets-boy in a way that Inside Amy Schumer might find a little dubious, but it never feels like Schumer is aggressively watering down her uniquely prickly brand of comedy for a mass audience. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 16, 2015
79% Ant-Man (2015) "Serves up jokes that don't land and thrills that don't thrill. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 8, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Once it's clear that anything can be undone and redone by changing the time lines, everything ceases to matter. There will always be a John Connor; there will always be a Skynet; there will always be a Terminator. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jul 5, 2015
56% Paper Towns (2015) "Even if the smarmily sanctified and beautifully doomed male lead of The Fault in Our Stars made you want to run screaming from the theater, you may find yourself on board with this movie's road trip. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 4, 2015
20% Self/less (2015) "You're better off seeking out Seconds - or heck, All of Me - instead. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jul 4, 2015
64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Too often this movie feels like an overlong finale episode of a long-running TV series, one that assumes that we're really invested in these characters and their desire to hang up their thongs after putting on one last great showcase. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 29, 2015
54% Minions (2015) "Tests the notion that what audiences enjoyed as a side dish can satisfy as an entrée; I don't know if the movie picks up as it goes along, or if it merely beat me into submission, but after 20 minutes or so, I did finally start laughing. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 23, 2015
81% The Overnight (2015) "The kind of tame comedy that promises something transgressive but then chickens out before going anywhere that might unsettle its core audience. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jun 21, 2015
82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "The usually reliable Ruffalo goes too big and sucks the oxygen out of the rest of the movie. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 18, 2015
89% Dope (2015) "This vibrant film is a bit of a mess, but it's a beautiful one. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 18, 2015
58% Southpaw (2015) "If you come to terms with the fact that Southpaw doesn't bring any ideas to the canvas that are any newer than Wallace Beery, this is an energetic enough fight picture to capture the imagination. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 17, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "Has moments that are as emotionally gutting as anything I've seen in a Pixar film. At the same time, I was surprised at how fleeting the experience felt. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 16, 2015
48% Live From New York! (2015) "The equivalent of a late-night informercial for the box set of "Dean Martin Roast" DVDs. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 11, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "If Jurassic Park was a bright, clean, gleaming state-of-the-art attraction, this latest iteration feels shabby and unexciting, with a definite feeling that the carnies are dealing meth behind the haunted house. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 10, 2015
60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Pretty much what you'd expect, from the shrieking musical riff under the main titles onward, but as a vehicle for veteran character actress Lin Shaye, it's a blast. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 3, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) "Piven's Ari is so over-the-top in his narcissism and megalomania that he's fun to watch, but the other lead characters are the kind of bros who should be having drinks thrown in their faces on a regular basis. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jun 2, 2015
54% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Underscores the notion that what we're watching isn't merely the life of a complicated woman, but rather the actions and choices of that woman as seen through a man's eyes and a man's judgment. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 29, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "The deepest understanding we get of any of these characters is that none of them would say the things that Crowe makes come out of their mouths. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 28, 2015
50% San Andreas (2015) "Thankfully, the action set pieces are exciting enough, and come at such a successive clip - "Oh, s-t" may be the film's most repeated line of dialogue - that it's only afterward that you have the chance to pause and ask questions about the plot. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 27, 2015
89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "As a visual (and auditory) experience, When Marnie Was There offers so many other pleasures that audiences may well overlook the story issues. After all, even second-tier Studio Ghibli releases rank among world cinema's finest animated films. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 21, 2015
33% Poltergeist (2015) "This new spooky-house chiller never escapes the shadow of its predecessor, but it also pales next to the scores of subsequent movies - "The Conjuring," "Insidious," and "Paranormal Activity" - that already stripped the original "Poltergeist" for parts. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 19, 2015
91% Slow West (2015) "Might meander a bit, but it never gets lost, and while the film is currently available on demand, it takes a big screen to fully appreciate the wide-open spaces and treacherous, stunning wilderness captured so effectively by cinematographer Robbie Ryan. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 15, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Serves it all up again, with just enough flashes of absurdist wit, musical brio and new characters to keep this serviceably fun follow-up from going down like a plate of lukewarm leftovers. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 13, 2015
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "In the same way that the original 1979 Mad Max was the Citizen Kane of gut-bucket Australian exploitation cinema, Mad Max: Fury Road may well be the Götterdämmerung of drive-in movies. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 11, 2015
70% Welcome to Me (2015) "It's the equivalent of tripping someone on crutches and then inviting her over for tea. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted May 1, 2015
97% Iris (2015) "Maysles is clearly entranced by his subject, and all of the big names he interviews - including photographer Bruce Weber, designer Dries van Noten and Architectural Digest Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell - are similarly smitten. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 30, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Will no doubt captivate future generations of tenth-graders who couldn't be bothered to read the book, but it flattens the complex characters and grand scope of Hardy's novel into an airless and overly truncated CliffsNotes version. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 30, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Marvel movie die-hards will come away having found nuggets of pleasure, but those who complain about superhero sagas will find plenty to support their arguments here. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 21, 2015
6% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "A movie whose chuckles (six, I counted) are outnumbered by helicopter shots of the Wynn resort in Las Vegas. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 17, 2015
44% True Story (2015) "If we figure out Franco-as-Longo is lying before Hill-as-Finkel does, then why should we be interested in this writer's redemption if he's so easily hornswoggled? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 16, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "Neither as silly as it might look nor as terrifying as its "Titus Andronicus"-via-Mark-Zuckerberg set-up promises, it takes a high-concept yet bare-bones premise and milks it for all the jolts it can. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 15, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Few contemporary filmmakers can touch Assayas as a storyteller - even his most enigmatic moments here will inspire lively post-screening conversations - or as a director of actors. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 10, 2015
31% The Longest Ride (2015) "The real love story is between Eastwood and David Tattersall's camera, which spends so much time leering over the actor's cheekbones, abs and other attributes that you begin to wonder if someone's going to call Human Resources. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 6, 2015
91% White God (2015) "Engrossing, and open to any number of metaphorical readings -- but not for people who can't handle simulated animal abuse in movies. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Apr 3, 2015
97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Feels more like an extended DVD extra to Oppenheimer's genre-defying previous film than a stand-alone documentary. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Apr 2, 2015
53% Woman in Gold (2015) "Offers nothing that a documentary or even a long magazine article about Altmann and Schoenberg's triumph couldn't have captured better. For a film about a timeless painting, it's surprisingly artless. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 31, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "Ranks a very successful fourth place overall, with at least one gargantuan set piece that ranks among the series' finest. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 31, 2015
83% While We're Young (2015) "The verbal wit and comic set-ups are smart and sprung from the zeitgeist. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 26, 2015
73% 3 Hearts (2015) "If your plot can be resolved by having the characters share a bottle of wine and say, "You know, funny story..." there had better be a damn good reason why that conversation isn't happening. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Mar 24, 2015
36% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "There are three stories to be told about the Police, but you're only going to hear one of them here. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Mar 24, 2015
18% Do You Believe? (2015) "Wherever you fall on the spectrum of spirituality, the only answer to "Do You Believe?" is "No." " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 20, 2015
78% Danny Collins (2015) "Writer-director Dan Fogelman seems as torn as Danny is between his artistic impulses and his hard-wired attraction to bland, audience-friendly material. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 20, 2015
95% Spy (2015) "McCarthy and Byrne's scenes together are cruelly hilarious, with the kind of no-holds-barred insult humor that makes you instinctively drop your jaw and cover your mouth. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 15, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "If you can get past the giant pumpkin in the ballroom - really, why bother to remake Cinderella in 2015 if you have no new spin on the material? - there's a lot to like about director Kenneth Branagh's gorgeously fanciful tale. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 12, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "Perks up a bit when vets like Winslet or Octavia Spencer or Naomi Watts pop up for a scene or two, but for the most part, this all plays out like yet another movie about pretty young people in futuristic sportswear punching or shooting each other. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 12, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "There's not much new in this tale of grim men staring, and then shooting, each other down, but this cast and crew know how to spin this yarn with efficacy and economy. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 10, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "Like the director's previous films, it offers intriguing ideas and cool visuals before completely falling apart as a story. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Mar 7, 2015
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