Andrea Chase

Andrea Chase

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Killer Movie Reviews
Critics' Group:
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
1311
Total QuickRatings:
15

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 77% The Book of Life (2014) " [P]ure magic. A fanciful animated tale told with wit and fast-paced action, it blends romance, adventure, and opinionated pigs " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 47% The Judge (2014) " . A carefully calculated effort designed to hit all the perceived necessary tropes to qualify as both important and as quality. Alas, it is neither. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " an elegantly rendered, yet lurid potboiler of a movie. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 62% The Equalizer (2014) " carefully designed to evoke cheers, not the troublesome pondering of the larger implications of one man making life-and-death decisions for the rest of us " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 27, 2014
3/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " There is an underlying clash of philosophies that is as compelling in its all but subliminal presentation as the dashes through the maze, and the revelations, which come thick and fast " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 93% Frank (2014) " an engagingly troubling film. Highly entertaining, wonderfully challenging, and clever in the way it subverts audience expectations with a macabre sense of glee. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 88% The Drop (2014) " The uneasy sense of never being quite sure what to think about anyone or anything played to perfection. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 39% Tusk (2014) " there is in this uneven, but heady, brew, a sly stab at fame whores and a nice precis on the porous border between human and monster, sanity and reason. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 17, 2014
1/5 11% No Good Deed (2014) " begins as a not incompetent home-invasion thriller and ends with a nifty punch line about female empowerment. The problem is everything in between. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/5 27% As Above/So Below (2014) " gifts us with a lively history lesson on the catacombs of Paris, the history and practice of alchemy, and some nifty insights into ancient engineering practices even as it makes our pulses race. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2/5 36% The November Man (2014) " begins its cinematic life as a perfectly adequate neo-Cold War thriller before it takes a hard swerve into stupidity, where it resolutely remains for the rest of its running time " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 44% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " worth seeing for its visual splendor, and for that fearless, unapologetically scene-chewing performance from Green that encompasses the archetypal Madonna and Whore, as well as the endless depths of the rage endemic in the exploited female. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 24, 2014
4/5 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " This is an actress (Mirren)of consummate power and a director, Lasse Hallstrom, with the intelligence to trust his actors to tell their story with sensitivity, and his audience to grasp the subtleties of the process. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 10, 2014
1/5 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Weather nerds rejoice. The film for which you have waited has finally arrived. The rest of you, move along, there's nothing much to see here. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 10, 2014
5/5 79% Get On Up (2014) " no ordinary bio-pic. It is as kinetic and as kaleidoscopic as the radical new approach to music Brown introduced. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 9, 2014
2/5 66% Lucy (2014) " more frustrating than it is intellectually engaging. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 27, 2014
2/5 18% Sex Tape (2014) " succeeds only as an advertisement for the tablet mentioned every dozen words or so, and that forms the McGuffin chased with sadly ineffectual diligence by Segal and Diaz. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Take it as a effervescent trifle is you will, that's your choice, but there's more than just fol-de-rol and tomfoolery going on here. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 25, 2014
5/5 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Challenging, intelligent, it emcompasses the best and worst of human nature with unflinching precision and wistful melancholy " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 24% Tammy (2014) " a disappointment for its dithering about what it wants to be, but it does nothing to diminish McCarthy as a brilliant talent " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 4, 2014
2/5 27% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " a curious blend of intensity and lassitude " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 2, 2014
5/5 85% Coherence (2014) " Chilling, visceral, and yet cerebral in both execution and scope, it needs only its scathingly intelligent writing, incisive grasp of human nature, and a special effects budget that requires little more than glow sticks to make its points. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 29, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " The ploy Bay has used, unsuccessfully, is that as the story becomes more and more stupid, and the stupidity is jaw-dropping in its scope, the effects become bigger and bigger " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2014
2/5 49% Maleficent (2014) " Taking as its visual reference the classic Disney animated film about Sleeping Beauty, it is a much darker tale, and far less interesting, despite an arresting performance by Angelina Jolie. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 15, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Fluidly directed, ferociously acted, and intelligently written, it even takes the time to consider such lofty issues as the ennui of immortality and the nature of reality as it blows up nifty monsters from outer space. Blows them up real good. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 7, 2014
2/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " When the satire works, it is a thing of Dada wonder. Sharp absurdity played with a nimble spirit. When it doesn't, it is a pallid, bloated thing smugly vamping for its own amusement " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 4, 2014
1/5 14% Blended (2014) " the best thing about it is that as bad as BLENDED is, at least it's not GROWN-UPS 3 " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 27, 2014
4/5 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " this brisk and deadpan character study has such charm, and such bite, that the familiar tropes rise above the cliché. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 18, 2014
4/5 73% Godzilla (2014) " almost contemplative as it makes human folly and hubris at least as scary as prehistoric monsters jarred back to life by the nuclear weapons made possible by the said folly and hubris. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 16, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) " Often laugh-out-loud funny, and from time to time genuinely touching without losing its edge, it's a gross-out film without the grossness, and an excursion into the absurd that makes a salient point. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2014
4/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " Writer/director/star John Turturro's exploration of sex, intimacy, and loneliness has knockout performances, sly insight, and a tantalizing premise going for it. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2014
2/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " almost worth the price of admission just to see Belle soar through the air on the big screen, but a better use of your time would be finding yourself a copy of DISTRICT B-13. Big screen, small screen, this guy is dazzling " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " an elegant little flick, both creepy and atmospheric, that tells its tale of hubris and good intentions gone wrong with a studied seriousness " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/5 46% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " means well as it attempts for wrest something theologically profound out of its subject matter. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 17, 2014
4/5 48% Rio 2 (2014) " bucks the usual law of diminishing sequel returns with a great story, even better new dangers, and a voice performance by Kristen Chenowith as Gabi, a lovesick poison dart frog that is destined to become a classic. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2014
4/5 74% Oculus (2014) " As much a psychological consideration of the powerlessness of childhood as a ghost story of striking originality, it eschews cliché in favor of finding new ways to horrify audiences jaded with the genre " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2014
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " a super hero adventure grounded in reality that works on both levels, and a genuinely suspenseful story that harks back to the best of the Cold War thrillers " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " rambling, and at times incongruous, as it unspools a set of stock characters dithering about in a cesspool of rubbery ethics and dogged determination " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 33% The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (2013) " No matter what your political opinion about the Middle East, without understanding how we got to where we are is an indispensable component of determining where we are going next " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4/5 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " strong stuff, not for the faint of heart, but it is, and I don't say this lightly, bloody fantastic. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " sharp, smart, and not afraid to embrace the silliness of its idiom, nor to use words of more than three syllables with impunity. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 7, 2014
4/5 100% 7 Boxes (2014) " . . .full of piquant revelations. Steeped in the seamy underbelly of Paraguay urban culture, it is a suspenseful noir with absurdist overtones sharply defined by filmmakers Tana Schembori and Juan Carlos Meneglia " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 21% Son Of God (2014) " suitably reverent, but not at all stuffy " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/5 29% Pompeii (2014) " Sutherland is the best thing in the film, with his sad eyes and ruthless attitude. He is stuck with clichéd lines, the which he delivers in that glorious, rumbly voice that adds gravitas where it didn't previously exist. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 21, 2014
3/5 48% RoboCop (2014) " Told in thematic broad strokes, it still harbors in its soul a fine dialectic on identity, humanity, and even the reality (or lack thereof) of free will " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/5 31% The Monuments Men (2014) " It is manipulative, it is at times painfully sentimental, but it is also rife with slick dialogue and the undeniable, high-wattage star power of its cast " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/5 34% Labor Day (2014) " will leave you craving peach pie and your money back " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 4, 2014
1/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " like watching inertia become entropy, though even that description makes it sound more interesting than it is " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2014
2/5 18% Devil's Due (2014) " As more and more films use this conceit, the premise of someone filming at all salient moments becomes more and more strained, until the device itself becomes not just derivative, but positively cumbersome. " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/5 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " has its faults, but is so bursting with hi-tech thrills, and good, old-fashioned suspense that it's not onerous to overlook them " ‐ Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2014
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