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:
1292
Total QuickRatings:
15

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 23% 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 29% 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 17% 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% 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 74% 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 47% 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 20% 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 28% 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 49% 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 32% 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 33% 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 56% 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
0/5 3% The Legend of Hercules (2014) " Boldly unimaginative and ferociously derivative" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 15, 2014
2/5 12% 47 Ronin (2013) " with the retelling of legends, aspects of the story are emphasized or smothered in reaction to the temper of the times, that this one eschews politics for romance and spectacle is no more or less valid than earlier versions, just far less well told." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 6, 2014
2/5 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " the psychological divide between the mundane and the otherworldly, the key element in the original's effective creepiness, is lost" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 6, 2014
4/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Suffused with a wistful whimsy, this Millennial Mitty is quietly profound without being pretentious" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " two films warring with each other and leaving the audience as its casualty." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4/5 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " technical excellence and emotional resonance" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2/5 42% Homefront (2013) " the novel by Chuck Logan might have been able to carry all those lost souls along in a compelling story, the adaptation by Sylvester Stallone leaves then shipwrecked" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 28, 2013
4/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " the real emotional resonance is due exclusively to Lawrence, who moves through the film with an urgent determination that brings a visceral reality to even the most far-fetched of situations" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " with Tom Hiddleston playing him as a walking, furiously amused and condescending sneer, Loki is rendered irresistible and Thor doesn't stand a chance against him" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Butterfield is a revelation. With his preternatural blue eyes, and eerie self-possession, he makes Ender not just complicated, but also, with assured subtlety, emotionally resonant" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
2/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " a profound disappointment when it could have been instead wonderfully profound" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
1/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) " And so, as was inevitable, Stallone and Schwarznegger are together again and starring in their trademark (putatively) action flick" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " a masterpiece of both action and psychology" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) " the unnecessary tale of the Princess of Wales' last true love, is a vapid, banal, and superficial exercise in cheap voyeurism" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
2/5 35% The Counselor (2013) " I got the distinct impression that somewhere, just off screen, the real story was taking place, leaving said screen filled with the asides, the circumlocutions, and the ancillary moments that, while adding color, do nothing to advance the actual story" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 3, 2013
4/5 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) " it's Wilson who dominates the screen with a finely calibrated exploration of mental, physical, and moral decay" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 15, 2013
4/5 31% Adore (2013) " a compelling, dangerous meditation on the stifling nature of convention, and the fluid nature of emotional bonding when societal norms are put aside" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 8, 2013
3/5 58% Riddick (2013) " a delightful bit of wish-fulfillment by proxy as Riddick takes the better equipped and cocksure mercenaries down several pegs with a decisive finality" — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 8, 2013
5/5 86% The Patience Stone (2013) " In a searing, provocative, and passionate performance, [Farahadi]performs a virtual monologue with such emotional precision that there is no need for the traditional call-and-response of dialogue driven films." — Killer Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 31, 2013
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